GLACIP = German Language and Culture Immersion Program

Come and learn German in Germany!

GLACIP contains intensive German language training and German culture classes for beginners. Classes take place in a beautiful German castle on our campus in Bad Mergentheim and make up a semester workload (currently worth 24 ECTS, might be extended to 30 ECTS, if required by applicants, details to be confirmed). The program also includes excursions in the region and other events so that you can get to know Germany - and your classmates - inside and out.

We welcome applications from exchange students from our partner universities with some German language skills (advanced beginner's level = German language knowledge equivalent to approx. 60 - 80 hours workload; A1.1, according to CEFR)! Please note that admission to the program depends on the number of applications we receive and the level of German language skills the applicants display in their application.

Program dates:January – March
Duration: 3 months (the duration can be extended by combining GLACIP with other programs, see below)
Location:DHBW Mosbach, Campus Bad Mergentheim
Nomination Deadline:Prolonged: 15 October 2023
Application Deadline: Prolonged: please apply as soon as possible


Possible Extensions

You can combine GLACIP with one of our English-taught International programs to create a six-months program; and earn up to 60 ECTS! This works either with the  IPB (= International Program in Business) on the Bad Mergentheim campus or the IPE (= International Program in Engineering) on the Mosbach campus (please make sure that you fulfil all necessary prerequisites for these programs).

For further information please see our website for international exchange students.

Application for GLACIP

Application deadline:

please apply as soon as possible            for GLACIP (January – March)

Exchange students:

Please complete the online application.

You will need to upload the following documents with your application:

  • Signed Learning Agreement GLACIP from your university (you can find the template below)
  • Essay in German (you can find the template below)
  • Transcript of Records (in English or German)
  • Letter of Motivation (in English)
  • CV (in English)
  • Language Certificate(s) if available

This Application Guide can help you navigate the process.

After the application deadline, we will send you further information about the program, the submission of the financial security statement (you can find the template below) and your Admission Letter for your visa application.