Climate Change 2018
The international Summer School Climate Change, jointly organized by the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at Universität Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), and the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) invites applications from students and prospective scientists who have a strong interest in climate, Earth system, and sustainability research. The curriculum consists of a broad range of lectures by expert scientists, as well as excursions and lab work. During hands-on sessions, participants will run complex Earth-system models using local computation facilities and focus on data analysis and interpretation. The Climate Change program will be complemented by sessions on German culture and history—topics will be discussed and taught on field trips and during excursions. A language course and extracurricular activities, such as a day trip to Berlin, are also included into the Summer School. Join us for knowledge, credits, and fun!
Dates & Facts
| Start: 2 July 2018 | End: 27 July 2018
| Applications until: 31 May 2018
| Ongoing enrollment
| Est. program hours: 150 hrs total / 37.5 hrs a week
| Credits: up to 5 credits (ECTS)
| Language of instruction: English
| This summer school aims at early career scientists (advanced MSc candidates and PhD candidates) with a strong background in Geo- or Earth system sciences (including physics and mathematics). Participants should possess at least moderate scientific computing and programming skills.
| 20 % discount for students from strategic and key research partners
Requirements for application:
- Master's and doctoral students
- Advanced knowledge in related fields (climate, environment, Earth-system sciences)
- English language proficiency at TOEFL 78 or higher (or equivalent)
- Excellent academic record
(Under special circumstances and only if equal qualifications for participation are proven, application requirements may differ from the above mentioned criteria.)
To apply, you must submit via email:
- Short motivational statement (200–250 words, preferably as email text)
- Certificate of completed study program (bachelor's/master's degree or equivalent)
- Transcripts of Records with grade point average (GPA)
- Language certificate or proof that you are/were enrolled in an English-language study program
Confirmations of enrollment will be send out approx. four to six weeks after the application.
Send your application to: international-summerschool"AT"uni-hamburg.de
Program Fees: 2.900 EUR per person for 4-week program (or 950 EUR without accommodation)
Program fees will be paid after confirmation of enrollment.
- 4 week program (core and complementary study program, language course)
- Official transcript
- Course materials
- Accommodation at the B&B Hotel Hamburg Altona (single room or equivalent, incl. breakfast)
- Lunch vouchers
- Ticket for public transportation
- Extracurricular activities such as ...
- ... visits to museums
- ... Excursions to the port and other city sights
- ... day trip to Berlin and to the Hanseatic City of Lübeck
- ... welcome and farewell events
- 24/7 contact person in Hamburg
Fees do not include:
- Flight costs to and from Hamburg
- Visa costs (if applicable)
- Costs for dinner
- Other personal expenses
Students from strategic and key research partners will receive a 20% discount on program fees.
If you are not sure whether your institution holds a partnership agreement at university level with Universität Hamburg, please contact the international office at your home institution.
|| Further funding possibilities on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service.|
Students who are enrolled in a degree program at Universität Hamburg at the time of the summer school may also apply. The program for Universität Hamburg students is limited to core and to the complementary program as well as to extracurricular activities. The following services provided for international participants are not provided to students from Universität Hamburg: participation in the language course, accommodation, lunch vouchers, and the public transportation ticket. Further, flight costs to and from Hamburg, visa costs (if applicable), costs for meals and other personal expenses are not covered.
For Universität Hamburg students, tuition fees will be waived if they agree to support international participants and extracurricular activities within the Summer School as tutors. Tutoring includes support of 3–5 extracurricular activities, some of these activities may take place on weekends. Costs for the support of such activities, e.g., entrance fees and train tickets, will be covered.
Students from Universität Hamburg are subject to the same application procedure as international students. For applying to the Summer School, please follow instructions listed under the tab "Application."
Come to Hamburg
Studying in Hamburg
Attending the Summer School means studying at the biggest research and education institution in Northern Germany. Universität Hamburg hosts a total of 42,000 students in eight faculties and is situated only a few hundred meters away from the city center and the beautiful Alster Lake, an oasis in the middle of this bustling city.
The main campus is equipped with numerous libraries, three dining halls, numerous cafés and other leisure facilities inviting students to relax in between or after lectures. At the newly designed campus in Bahrenfeld, a short bus drive from the city center and your hotel, you will be able to visit some of the world's leading research institutions in physics and other fields of the natural sciences. No matter at which campus your study sessions will take place, you will get authentic insights into Campus life and get to know local students.