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Description

Foto: FH Münster / R. Job

During the summer school, professors of several engineering departments teach, providing an interdisciplinary technical flavour to the following topics:

- Climate and resources
- Wind Energy
- Photovoltaics
- Hydro-Electric Power
- Geothermal Energy
- Power Electronics and Smart Grids
- Electrochemical Energy Storage

The side program implies next to excursions that are of technical and cultural interest also various freetime activities.

Programme

Admission requirements and credits

To apply for this programme you must be an undergraduate student in your last academic year or a master student in the field of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physicists, or similar. Since all courses are taught in English, a level of B2 is required. No previos knowledge of German is neccessary.

The following documents have to be submitted:

  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Transcript of records of your home university
  • Certificate of English profiency (for example letter of language instructor from your university, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS).

Based on the submitted documents a committee consisting of involved departments and International Office will select the participants.
Admission decisions will be sent via email. So please make sure your contact information in the application is accurate.

Participants of the summer school receive a certificate and 3 ECTS. Recognition must be clarified with the home university.

Fees and scholarships

The fee for the summer school programme is 500 €.
Students from partner universities receive a discount. Their fee amounts to 250 €.
The fee for students of FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences is 100 €.

The fee covers course fee, excursion, meals during lectures, most costs of the cultural programme and a ticket for public transportation system.

It does not cover costs for travel, accommodation and insurance.

The summer school is funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA). We can offer scholarships for travel and/or your study visit.

There is a maximum number of 20 persons who will receive financial support for their study visit. They will receive 500 € for their stay in Münster.
The maximum number of persons who receive financial support for their travel costs is not yet known, as the amount of the scholarship depends on the particular home country.
The scholarship holders will be selected on the basis of the submitted documents:

  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Transcript of records of your home university
  • Certificate of English profiency (for example letter of language instructor from your university, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS).

Deadline of application is April 30th, 2020. You'll be informed until May 29th, 2020 if your application was successful.

Please note that participation in the summer school is also possible without scholarship. Participation fees are not eligible for funding.

Practical Matters

If you have any questions concerning Practical Matters, which are not answered below, please contact Jana Hoffmann from the International Office (jana.hoffmannfh-muensterde).

Accommodation
You should start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. There are several fair-priced hostels close to the city center of Münster. Jana Hoffmann will be happy to help you with your search.

Insurance
You are obliged to have appropriate health insurance while living in Germany. We strongly recommend to taking out appropriate liability insurance as well. Citizens of the EU who plan on staying in Germany temporarily can apply for the EU Health Insurance Card in their home country. This card gives you the same health insurance benefits as German citizens.
The DAAD offers combined health, accident and personal liability insurance for students who come to Germany. You'll find informations regarding terms and conditions on the website of the DAAD.

Visa
Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality. If you are a resident of the EU/EEA and return home within 90 days of arrival, you do not need a visa to enter Germany. The same applies to some 40 additional nationalities. Please check with the German Federal Foreign Office (www.auswaertiges-amt.de) if you need a visa.

Travel
Transport to Münster must be organized and paid by the participant.
The closest airports to Münster are International Airport Münster/Osnabrück (FMO), Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Düsseldorf Airport (DUS). From the airports, you can travel by bus (FMO) or train (FRA, DUS) to Münster.  

Currency
Germany, like the 18 other countries in the Eurozone, uses the euro as its official currency. For the latest rate, check an online currency converter.

Registration

Please fill out the following form and upload

  • your CV
  • a letter of motivation
  • your transcript of records of your home university
  • a certificate of English Proficiency
  • if applicable, a photo of your passport

in 1 pdf-file (max. 5MB).

Deadline for application is April 30th, 2020.

Past Summer Schools

You are eager to get to know more about this summer school? Check out the information about past summer schools at FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences.


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