German + Boarding School

Our “Secondary Education in Germany” program is geared towards highly motivated students ages 10 to 17, and offers them the chance to attend a boarding school in Germany. There the students will study to pass the Abitur, which is the required diploma for university admission in Germany.

Preparatory German courses

In order to be admitted to a German boarding school, international students must demonstrate generally above-average academic performance, as well as sufficient knowledge of the German language. This is why our students are asked first of all to attend an intensive German language course with 30 lessons of 45 minutes in Bad Schussenried or Lindenberg.

In both schools we offer our students ideal conditions to feel at ease and get used to a life in Germany. Through lessons in small classes they learn the German language quickly and thoroughly. Outside of the classroom the students will receive optimal support and will become acquainted with living in a boarding school community.

Finding the right boarding school

Having successfully completed the German language course, students are then transferred to one of 40 boarding school in Germany and integrated into a class according to their age and performance level. The Humboldt-Institut cooperates with highly respected boarding schools throughout Germany and will gladly help students to find the school that is right for them. Depending on their prior skill level, students will need from two to eight months to reach the required level of German (at least completion of Humboldt level B2).

The Humboldt-Institut divides its courses into six levels based on the Common European Framework for Languages.

This graphic shows you the sequence and the levels of the German courses at the Humboldt-Institut. The durations are indicated for an intensive course 30 with 30 lessons per week.

Level A1 (5 weeks), Level A2 (5 weeks), Level B1 (5 weeks), Level B2.1 (5 weeks), Level B2.2 (5 weeks), School Transition Course (5 weeks), Level C1.1 (5 weeks), Level C1.2 (5 weeks)

 

Additional offer

Following the regular German language course, we offer our students a five-week school transition course. After this preparatory course they may switch to a German boarding school.

Partner schools

Details about our partner schools as well as a thorough overview regarding our program are available in our brochure “Secondary Education in Germany”.

Or simply visit our new website “Boarding Schools in Germany” with additional information about the German education system and profiles of all the Humboldt partner boarding schools in Germany. Short-term stays at boarding schools in Germany between 2 and 4 months are possible with our “Boarding School Experience” program.

Please feel free to contact us – we will be happy to help you select the right school for you.

Course centers offering this programme

Lindenberg

Intensive course 30

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2+ weeks
30 lessons/week

1.080 €/week (2+ weeks) and 945 €/week (10+ weeks)

2023:
1.050 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 10*, April 17, April 24*, April 3*, August 14*, August 21*, August 7*, Dezember 18*, Dezember 25*, Dezember 4*, Februar 20*, Februar 27*, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23*, Januar 9*, Juli 10*, Juli 17*, Juli 24*, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12*, Juni 19*, Juni 26, Juni 5*, Mai 22, Mai 29*, Mai 8*, März 13, März 20*, November 13, November 20*, Oktober 16*, Oktober 30*, Oktober 9, September 11*, September 25*, September 4

* no total beginners

All starting dates:

April 16, April 2, April 23, April 9, August 13, August 20, August 6, Dezember 17, Dezember 24, Dezember 3, Dezember 31, Februar 12, Februar 26, Februar 5, Januar 1, Januar 1 Januar 8, Januar 22, Januar 8, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4, Mai 21, Mai 28, Mai 7, März 12, März 19, November 12, November 19, Oktober 15, Oktober 29, Oktober 8, September 10, September 24, September 3

Starting dates for total beginners:

April 16, Februar 5, Januar 1, Juli 2, Juli 30, Juni 25, Mai 21, März 12, November 12, Oktober 8, September 3

plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 11 to August 19, 2023

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 25
ages 10-13

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2+ weeks
25 lessons/week

1.080 €/week (2+ weeks) and 945 €/week (10+ weeks)

2023:
1.050 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 10*, April 17, April 24*, April 3*, August 14*, August 21*, August 7*, Februar 20*, Februar 27*, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23*, Januar 9*, Juli 10*, Juli 17*, Juli 24*, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12*, Juni 19*, Juni 26, Juni 5*, Mai 22, Mai 29*, Mai 8*, März 13, März 20*

* no total beginners

All starting dates:

August 13, August 20, August 6, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4

Starting dates for total beginners:

Juli 2, Juli 30, Juni 25

plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 11 to August 19, 2023

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 30
ages 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2+ weeks
30 lessons/week

1.080 €/week (2+ weeks) and 945 €/week (10+ weeks)

2023:
1.050 €/week (10+ weeks) and 1.280 €/week (2+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 10*, April 17, April 24*, April 3*, August 14*, August 21*, August 7*, Februar 20*, Februar 27*, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23*, Januar 9*, Juli 10*, Juli 17*, Juli 24*, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12*, Juni 19*, Juni 26, Juni 5*, Mai 22, Mai 29*, Mai 8*, März 13, März 20*

* no total beginners

All starting dates:

August 13, August 20, August 6, Juli 16, Juli 2, Juli 23, Juli 30, Juli 9, Juni 11, Juni 18, Juni 25, Juni 4

Starting dates for total beginners:

Juli 2, Juli 30, Juni 25

plus 50 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 11 to August 19, 2023

Your contact

For all questions concerning our course offerings or for booking a German course our staff at the booking office will gladly assist you

Humboldt-Institut e.V.
Phone +49 7522 9880
info@humboldt-institut.org

We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CET.