Sommerhochschule Diploma in European Studies
Program: The "univie: summer School European & International Studies" takes place in Strobl at lake Wolfgang. The summer school offers four weeks of European Studies and intercultural exchange.
The interdisciplinary character of the European Studies courses allows students to think and learn beyond their field of study. They get the chance to work with fellow students from various academic disciplines. Over 80 students from more than 30 nations attend the summer program every year. The diverse student body creates ideal conditions for intercultural and social learning.
Courses: The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. Students will study both the processes within the various institutions as well as the goals of the EU as a whole.
In addition to that German courses are offered on four levels of proficiency (A1, A2, B1, and B2).
The faculty consists of 16 professors devoted to the International Summer Program. They are carefully chosen for their expertise and their motivation to teach international students.
Location: The picturesque campus is located directly on the shore of Lake Wolfgang in one of Austria’s most famous vacation areas. It is surrounded by meadows and woods and offers a spectacular view of the nearby mountains.
Students are accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms on campus. Meals and accommodation can be compared to ***hotels.
Extracurricular activities: The campus features a variety of sport and recreational facilities (e.g. swimming in the lake, row boats, sports hall, football field).
A pier and boat house invite students to relax, sunbathe or meet with others. Sport trainers offer free courses throughout the duration of the summer program. On the weekends excursions to the city of Salzburg, St. Wolfgang and Ebensee are organized.
The engaging campus life stimulates joint activities. Students make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.
Fees: Sommerhochschule fees are € 1,800 which include registration, tuition, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including tennis and windsurfing lessons), and all planned excursions.
An additional fee for room and board on campus will be collected by the Sommerhochschule for the host institution (Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung). This fee includes accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the four week program.
Accommodation in a single room: € 1,635
Accommodation in a double room: € 1,335
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships ranging from € 300 to € 2,400 are available for the European Study section of the International Summer Program. The remaining amount to cover the sum of € 3,135 (€ 1,800 program fee plus € 1,335 double room accommodation and full board) must be paid by the applicant.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. In order to receive a scholarship, students must demonstrate their financial need by describing their financial situation and submitting related documents.
Application Deadline for Scholarship applications: February 28, 2015.
Transcripts of grades will be given to those studetns who attend classes regularly and who pass the exam in the required number of courses. Students who successfully attend and complete four courses will receive the Sommerhochschule Diploma in European Studies.
Whether and how the received credits are accredited depends on the accreditation policy of the home university.
International Student Requirements:
The main target goup of the International Summer Program are international students. Students of all nationalities are welcome to apply for the summer program. the eligibility and required application material are the same for national and international students.