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    German Politics

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    Find more information on how to apply to the Summer Module Course on this page.

    Eligibility

    You are eligible if you:

    • are a current higher education student (graduate or undergraduate) from outside Germany (German students are not eligible)
       
    • have sufficient English skills to follow and contribute to courses in English
       
    • have a computer with a stable internet connection and the technical requirements to use the video communications platform ZOOM (microphone, webcam)

    The number of participants is limited. Selection criteria will follow eligibility and academic performance.

    Costs and Scholarships

    • All participants will have to enrol at the University of Würzburg, which requires paying a one-time semester fee of € 142.70.
       
    • There are no other fees for participating in the summer module course.
       
    • To a limited number of applicants we can award scholarships for the semester fee.
       
      • If you cannot afford the semester fee, you can apply for a scholarship at the same time as you apply for the summer module course. In this case, please include a brief cover letter in which you explain your need for a scholarship.
      • The scholarship confirmations will then be sent out with the letters of acceptance.

    Deadlines and Timeline

    • The application is a two-stage process. First, you apply at the Institute of Political Science and Sociology for the summer module course. Once you receive an acceptance letter from us, the second step is to enrol online at the University of Würzburg for the summer module course.
       
    • These are the dates and deadlines:
       
      • Deadline for applications:
        February 15th 2021
         
      • Acceptance notification and instructions for enrolment:
        March 1st 2021
         
      • Online enrolment at University of Würzburg:
        Until April 9th 2021, but the sooner, the better. 
    • With your admission to the summer module course you will receive instructions for the online enrolment and for transferring the semester fee of € 140.10 (unless you receive a scholarship). Please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address and check your mailbox (including spam folder) regularly.

    Application

    • Applications will only be handled electronically. Please download the application form and submit the filled-in and signed form together with electronic copies of all other required documents - merged into one pdf-file (!) – to germanpolitics@uni-wuerzburg.de. Please make sure to enter a valid e-mail-address and check your mailbox regularly (including spam folder).
       
    • Attention: Please make sure to submit all required documents; incomplete applications cannot be processed.
       
    • Required documents:
       
      • Application form for summer module course of studies. Please fill in your personal data and sign electronically (or print out the form with your personal data, sign it, and scan it before sending it back). Please note: For formal reasons, the official module title of the course is: "Das politische System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland auch im Vergleich mit ausgewählten demokratischen Systemen B (06-PSS-AM-VPS1B)".

        Download Application Form
         
      • Scan of passport (required for university registration); if possible, front and back side on the same page.
         
      • Copies of certificates which entitle you to be admitted to a university:
        • Copies of all your secondary school certificates which entitle you to be admitted to a university, including subjects and grades. (These may have to be translated into German or English by an official translator if they are not available in a language using the Latin alphabet.)
        • Copy of Higher Education Entrance Examination, if required in your home country.
        • Copies of transcripts and certificates obtained during a course of study at university in your home country. (These may have to be translated into German or English by an official translator if they are not available in a language using the Latin alphabet.)
        • Applicants from China and Vietnam must submit the original certificate from the Academic Evaluation Center (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS). You'll get further information from the German Embassy in your home country.
      • Short CV
         
      • If you apply for a scholarship for the semester fee, you need to include a brief cover letter in which you explain your need for a scholarship.
         
      • Declaration of health insurance obligation  of students according to § 199a SGB V for the summer semester 2021.

        Download Declaration of Health Insurance Obligation

    Enrolment and Health Insurance

    • For formal reasons, participants of the summer module course need to enrol as students at the University of Würzburg for the summer semester 2021 (module course of study “Political and Social Studies”, module „Das politische System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland auch im Vergleich mit ausgewählten demokratischen Systemen B (06-PSS-AM-VPS1)”). 
       
    • Please be prepared to complete the enrolment application upon receiving our general application confirmation.
       
    • Higher education students in Germany are legally required to have a health insurance valid in Germany. However, because the summer module course will be held exclusively online, you need no health insurance if you confirm to stay outside Germany for the duration of the summer semester 2021 (April-September 2021). If you travel to Germany for other reasons than the summer module course, you will be obliged to seek a health insurance valid in Germany for the duration of the summer semester 2021.

    Assistance

    For all questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us: germanpolitics@uni-wuerzburg.de