How do I apply?
For the application, please fill out the form that can be found under the following link. Students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of language proficiency. Attach the proof of language competence that states your current level of English is B2.2 and transfer the tuition fees within 10 days.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is May 15th 2015.
Who can apply? Can high school graduates or people who have finished their studies also apply?
All currently enrolled Master students and Bachelor students (third year or above) as well as other graduate students are welcome to apply.
Which requirements do I need to fulfill for the individual courses?
A basic knowledge related to the course is required.
When can I expect an acceptance letter?
As soon as we receive the payment, we will send you an acceptance letter.
I'm experiencing problems with my application. Who can I talk to?
If you have a question concerning your application or any other question related to the summer schools, please contact Ms. Dorothee Steinmüller
(Tel.: +49 30 374 374 151, email@example.com).
Summer School 2015
Where can I find information about the Summer School 2015?
Please refer here for more information
How long is the Summer School 2015 and which are the relevant dates?
The Intercultural Management Summer School will start August 3, 2015 and end August 21, 2015 (3 weeks)
The Summer School Solar Entrepreneurship will start August 3, 2015 and end August 21, 2015 (3 weeks)
Which courses are offered at the Summer School 2015?
Two courses will be offered: Intercultural Management and Solar Entrepreneurship.
How many hours cover the volume of one course? (including lecture times plus preparation and post-processing)
In class time with the professor is 45 hours over the length of the summer school. This excludes preparation time or post-processing of course information.
What does the course schedule look like? Around what time do classes finish?
Classes will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
How many ECTS can I complete during the Summer School 2015?
You can receive 5 ECTS, if you turn in a scientific paper.
What is the grading system like at the Summer School 2015?
The German grading system will be used with a scale from 1,0 (very good) to 5,0 (not sufficient / failed). A 4,0 (sufficient) is needed to pass the course.
When can I expect to receive my grades?
You can expect to receive your grade by the end of September.
How are the courses structured, e.g. is there a final exam or a final paper?
The courses combine theory and practice through various excursions and presentations. There is no exam but a scientific paper will have to be turned in.
How many students are there in each course?
A maximum of 20 students can enroll into a course.
Where are the classes held?
The courses will be held in the seminar building of the SRH Hochschule Berlin at Ernst-Reuter-Platz 10 in Berlin.
When should I arrive in Berlin at the latest?
Orientation is scheduled for August 3. We recommend you arrive at the latest on August 1 to adjust comfortably.
Am I expected to come to university before classes start? If so, when should I do that?
Orientation is scheduled for August 3. There, you will receive all necessary documents for Summer School.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the Summer School 2015?
Yes, you will receive a certificate upon completion of the Summer School 2015.
Which course materials should I bring, e.g. laptop?
You will need a laptop as well as other writing utensils.
In which language are the courses held?
The courses will be held in English.
What if there are not enough applicants?
If there are not enough applicants to the summer school program, it will not take place. If you have already paid, we will refund you in full.
Which books and materials do I need for the Summer School 2015? How high are the expected costs?
All course materials will be provided.
How high are the tuition fees for the Summer School 2015?
Price for students of partner universities
Price for students of SRH Hochschule Berlin and sister universities
When should I cover the tuition fees for the Summer School 2015?
The tuition fees should be paid within 10 days after you receive a request for payment.
How should I cover them? (e.g. bank transfer)
Please make a bank transfer.
Until when should I have covered them?
The tuition fees should be paid within 10 days after you receive a request for payment.
Which information should I include when transferring the money?
Please provide your first name, last name, name of the course.
Are there reductions for certain courses?
Yes, there is a discount for students of the SRH-Hochschulen as well as SRH-Partner Universities.
Will you send me a receipt upon receipt of my payment?
If requested, a receipt can be issued.
Contact person for all questions regarding payment is:
Ms. Eugenia Keim,
phone: +49 30 374 374-301,
Are there possibilities to use or join a library?
Yes, information about which libraries you can use will be given upon request.
Can I use the university library?
Yes, you may.
Do I have access to computers at the university?
Yes, you have.
Can I use the university's facilities also outside of lecture hours? Are there special study rooms or rooms I can book?
Yes, there are special study rooms available at the SRH. You also have the option to reserve a room.
How does the social program for the Summer School 2015 look? Will there be optional events such as visiting companies, taking part in a city tour or a dinner with the other students?
There is an opening dinner that everyone is invited to. In addition, trips and excursions are planned. Recommendations will be made regarding events and places, you might be interested in going to.
Do I need a visa and where can I find the respective information?
Information on the visa requirements can be found on the webpage of the SRH Visa Service.
What happens if I did not receive my visa, but I was accepted at the Summer School 2015 and have already paid?
Please get in touch with us and we will refund you.
Does the university provide support with the visa process?
No, the university cannot offer any support.
Living in Berlin
What are the costs of living in Berlin? Which kind of costs am I going to deal with, e.g. housing, transportation, visa?
Living costs (including accommodation, transportation, leisure activities) are approximately €1.000 a month depending on your lifestyle and requirements.
Does the university offer student housing?
Currently, we do not offer student housing.
Where can I live?
See here for information about accommodation in Berlin.
How high are rental costs and bills in Berlin?
On average, you should expect approximately €600 per month including water and electricity, etc.
How much time should I calculate before finding accommodation? When should I start looking?
In Germany, apartments may be offered long in advance, in Belrin rather short dated. You may be lucky and find accommodation relatively fast but we recommend you to start your search as soon as you receive confirmation of your acceptance to the program and that the program will take place.
How good is public transportation in Berlin and how long can I use it daily? What should I keep in mind when using it?
Berlin’s public transport system will take you almost anywhere you want to go and offers you all sorts of possibilities for getting around. During the week it is operating between 4 am and 1 am the next day. On Friday and Saturday night it is operating throughout the night. A ticket is necessary.
Which would be the best ticket for public transportation and how much does it cost?
You might be eligible as a Summer School student to get a discounted ticket called “Auszubildendenticket”. Otherwise, a monthly ticket is the cheapest alternative.
How much time does it take to get to university?
The so-called Ringbahn runs around Berlin’s city center on a rout of about 37 kilometers. If you live outside of that radius, it takes approximately 40 minutes.
What is the offer of things to see in Berlin like? How much money should I budget to visit some sights?
There are many different ways to spend your leisure time in Berlin. There are quite a few museums, music festivals, markets and other events. On average, you should calculate €10 to €20 for places where you need to pay an entry fee. Festivals can be more expensive.
Where can I find information about events happening in Berlin?
What are the sights and things Berlin is famous for?
Berlin is famous for its night life. Friday and Saturday evening the public transport systems does not close and so there are many events going on then. Museum island, East Side Gallery and the TV tower are some of the most famous sights. You should try a Currywurst and a Döner when you are in Berlin.
Where can I find general information about Berlin and Germany?
You can find general information on www.berlin.de or www.visitberlin.de/en. There you can also find a list of museums, exhibitions, restaurants, etc. The websites of the Germany Embassies around the world usually offer information about Germany and its cities, e.g. the German Embassy in London: www.london.diplo.de/.
How high is the electric voltage in Germany?
The electric voltage is 230 Volts and 50 Hertz.
Should I bring an adaptor?
The sockets in Germany have two round holes next to each other. In most other European countries, the sockets look the same, but it is definitely worth to inform yourself.
I want to visit a doctor. What is the process?
In Germany, the doctors are listed according to their specialization areas. A list of practices can be found here: www.aerzte-berlin.de/_php/therapie30/fach.php3
How can I make an appointment?
It is best to call. If it's urgent, you can also pass by and hope that the doctor has time.
How long will I have to wait for my appointment?
Often you have to calculate with a waiting time of about two weeks.
Who can I ask for support in such situations?
Ms. Dorothee Steinmüller is the contact person for the Summer Schools. She can then direct you to a more knowledgeable person on the subject.
What if I don't speak German? Will that be a problem?
Ask a person from your course who speaks German to accompany you.
Which language skills are required for the Summer School 2015 and which are necessary for life in Berlin?
For the Summer Schools you need to prove that your level of English is B2.2 with a language certificate. Recognized certificates are: IELTS, TOEFL, TOIEC, Cambridge, etc. The test must have evaluated listening, speaking, reading and writing and must not be older than 12 months.
When should I book my flights?
Please only book your flights once you have confirmation that the course will take place and when you received your acceptance letter.
How can I reach Berlin?
Berlin is reachable by plane, car, bus and train. The airports are at the moment Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (SFX). The central bus station (ZOB) is located close to the radio tower. There are several train stations connected to the transnational rail systems.
How can I travel from the airport to the city?
From Tegel you can take the bus to Zoologischer Garten station. Then you can take the U-Bahn, S-Bahn or bus throughout the city.
From Schönefeld you can take the S-Bahn or Airport Express to the Ringbahn and into the city. You can also take the bus to Rudow station and continue by U-Bahn.
Which insurances do I need? Do I need to prove that I have them?
You need foreign health insurance. Also, an accident insurance and personal liability insurance are beneficial. In case of illness, many foreign health insurance offer travels back to your home country. Ask your health insurance whether they offer foreign health insurance and which services are included.
Are the possibilities to receive financial support to cover costs for the Summer School and living? Which ones? Where can I inform myself?
The SRH Hochschule does not offer any financial support possibilities. Please check with the government in your home country. Often governments and foundations offer funds for qualified students. Also, the DAAD offers an overview of scholarships on its website (www.daad.de).
If I have any questions...
Who can I talk to if I have questions concerning the Summer School 2015? (concerning the Summer School directly or living, financing, etc.)
Ms. Dorothee Steinmüller is your point of contact for the Summer Schools (Tel.: +49 30 374 374 151, firstname.lastname@example.org).