Winter Module Course: Unravelling Sociological Theory


This page provides detailed information regarding application and admission.


You are eligible if you:

  • currently are a higher education student (graduate or undergraduate) enrolled at a University outside of Germany regardless of nationality (Non-German and German)
  • haven’t previously been enrolled at a German University
  • have English language skills sufficient to attend and contribute to English spoken lectures and discussions
  • have the technical equipment and requirements in order to participate in video conferences via Zoom (stable internet connection, webcam, microphone, speakers)

The number of participants is limited. The selection criteria will be based on eligibility and academic performance.

Tuition and Financial Aid/Program Cost


Application and Enrollment

  • Application and Enrollment for the Winter Module Course are carried out separately
    • At first you apply for the Winter Module Course at the Institute of Political Science and Sociology
    • Once you receive your confirmation of acceptance you must enroll at the University of Würzburg online.
  • These are the dates and deadlines:
    • Application Deadline:
      September 1st 2021
    • Acceptance notification and instructions for enrollment:
      Up to two weeks after Application Deadline
    • Deadline for enrollment:
      October 15th 2021
  • Your acceptance notification will include instructions regarding the online enrollment

How to Apply

  • Applications can only be handled electronically.
  • Please download and submit the completed application form (please do not forget to sign!) together with the copies of all other required documents - merged into a single pdf-file (!) – to sociologicaltheory@uni-wuerzburg.de. Make sure to enter a valid e-mail-address and check your mailbox regularly (including the spam folder).
  • Attention: Please ensure that all required documents are being submitted; incomplete applications cannot be processed.
  • Required documents:
    • Application form. Please enter your personal data and sign electronically (or print out the completed application form, sign and scan before submitting).

      Download Application Form
    • Passport copy (required for university registration); if possible, front and back side on a single page.
    • Copies of documents that certify your eligibility for higher education:
      • Copies of all your secondary school certificates that show your eligibility for university enrollment, 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 your course of study at university. (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). The German Embassy in your home country will be able to provide further information.
      • Up to date CV
      • Declaration of health insurance obligation according to § 199a SGB V for the winter semester of 2021/22 (non-EU applicants) or a copy of your European Health Insurance Card (EU applicants).

        Download Declaration of Health Insurance Obligation

Enrollment and Health Insurance

  • For formal reasons, participants are to enroll as students at the University of Würzburg for the Winter Semester of 2021/22 (module course of study “Political and Social Studies”, module “Neuere theoretische Ansätze der Soziologie B (06-PSS-AM-AS4B-152-m01)”)
  • Please be prepared to complete your enrollment upon receiving your confirmation of acceptance.


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