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Application Procedure

To apply for this years’ summer school, please (1) fill out the application form and (2) send us a motivation letter (of no more than 500 words) specifying your field of interest and outlining how your work may benefit from participation in the Summer School.

The application form and the motivation letter should be e-mailed to by May 31, 2013.

We will inform you about the results of the selection process by June 10, 2013.

General Admission Requirements


To be eligible for participation, students must have completed at least one year of a post-graduate or MA program (college or university) or been admitted into a Ph.D. program at the beginning of the Summer School. We also accept registrations by adult learners and professionals. Up to 5 ECTS credits can be awarded to students currently enrolled at a European university.

Language Proficiency

Participants must have proficiency in English on an advanced intermediate level or higher in order to fully benefit from the Summer School. All presentations and discussions are held in English.


Students must have health insurance that is valid in Germany (preferably Europe) for the duration of the Summer School. We strongly recommend that participants also purchase accident and indemnity/liability insurance.


Participation Fee

The participation fee for the Summer School 2013 is 250 Euro. It covers the costs for the Summer School package including:

  • Lecture and seminar program
  • Summer School dinner
  • Lunch, coffee and cold drinks during the course
  • Local sightseeing program

We ask for your kind understanding that parts of the Summer School package cannot be deselected in order to reduce the fee. Participants will receive further information on the processing of payments in the invitation letter.

Payments have to be completed by June 30, 2013.

Travel and Accommodation

Participants will be expected to arrange their own travel to and accommodation in Heidelberg for the duration of the Summer School. We will be happy to provide advice and a comprehensive list of accommodation options and prices.

For queries and further information, please contact us at

Scholarships for Non-European Applicants

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” offer 3 scholarships for Non-European applicants. These stipends cover the participation fee of 250 Euro and are available for international students applying from Non-European countries.

Before you apply for the scholarships, please read the information here.


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