The Sommerhochschule European Studies program consists of two two-week sessions. Six European Studies courses with 4 ECTS credits (30 contact hours) per course are offered during each session. Out of the six courses offered, students can select one during the early morning (8:30–10:30am) and one during the late morning (10:50–12:50am). For further details please see the schedule.
In addition to the European Studies courses, the Sommerhochschule also offers German language courses in the afternoon. All German courses last both sessions and can be selected for the whole period only.
In the course of the four week program students are required to attend courses amounting to 12 ECTS credits. In order to meet this requirement one of the following options is possible:
1. three European Studies courses (out of twelve offered), or
2. German A1, A2, B1, or B2 plus one European Studies course.
Students may also enroll or audit additional courses. The maximum number of courses students may attend during the summer program is four (this includes courses taken for audit). Students who successfully complete four courses will receive the SHS Diploma in European Studies.
While students have to fulfill the Sommerhochschule requirements, course selection should also be made according to the requirements of the respective home university. It is recommended to discuss course selections with representatives of the home universities to ensure or simplify accreditation after the program.
Classroom attendance is vitally important for a successful completion of each course, particularly in those classes which rely on classroom discussion or other forms of active participation by the students. Therefore regular classroom attendance is mandatory for all courses. Students absent from classes without leave will not be graded.
Cancellation of Courses
The Sommerhochschule reserves the right to cancel any course for which the number of registered students is deemed insufficient, or for other compelling reasons.