Particles, Strings & Cosmology 2018
During the Summer School "Particles, Strings & Cosmology" at Universität Hamburg you will have the opportunity to learn from leading scientists in a unique research environment. Together with researchers from Universität Hamburg's Physics department and the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) you will examine theoretical concepts to deepen your knowledge in fields such as particles, strings and cosmology and discuss advanced research questions with different peer groups. The physics 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, will complement the program. Join us for knowledge, credits and fun!
Dates & Facts
| Start: 02 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
|| 20 % discount for students from strategic and key research partners|
Requirements for application:
- Bachelor students (4th-year only), master's students or doctoral students
- Advanced knowledge in related fields (particles, strings, cosmology)
- 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 above mentioned criteria.)
For an application, you must submit via email:
- Short motivational statement (200- 250 words, preferably as email text)
- Certificate of completed degree 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 on an English-language study program
*Not applicable for bachelor's students in 4th year of study.
Confirmations of enrollment will be send out approx. four to six weeks after 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 rooms or equivalent, incl. breakfast)
- Lunch vouchers
- Ticket for public transportation
- Extracurricular activities such as ...
- ... visits to museums
- ... excursions to the harbor and other city sights
- ... day trip to Berlin & 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 tuition fees.
If you are not sure whether your institution holds a partnership agreement on 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 lake Alster, an oasis in the middle of a big 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 in campus life and contact to local students.