During the summer school, ten professors of several engineering departments teach providing an interdisciplinary technical and cultural flavor. After a brief motivating introduction on climate change and resources, the summer school emphasizes a variety of the most important renewable energy systems - photovoltaics, wind energy, hydro-electric-power and geothermal energy. Moreover, we discuss materials for energy efficiency, energy storage, power electronics and smart grids as well as wireless communication aspects and security problems with regard to renewable energy applications. Finally, related economical aspects like business simulations and intercultural aspects in project planning complete the program of the summer school.
The side program implies excursions that are of technical and cultural interest.
Participants of the summer school receive a certificate that might be converted to credit points by their home university.
Please note that modifications of the program are still possible.
Undergraduate students in their last academic year and/or master students in the field of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physicists, or similar from all over the world are welcome to apply.
Since all courses are taught in English, a level of B 2 is required (European framework of reference for languages). No previous knowledge of German is required.
We will ask you to submit a Motivation letter and your record of study, both in English.
A commission of the lecturers will select candidates based on the following criteria: motivation, grades and proficiency in English.
The fee for the summer school program will be 350.00 €. Students from partner universities receive a discount. Their fee amounts to 200.00 €. The fee for Students from University of Applied Science Münster is 100.00€.
The fee covers course fee, the cultural program and a train ticket to get to Steinfurt. It does not cover travel, board and accommodation.
After you have been admitted we will send you a confirmation email. With this email, you will get information how to pay your fee.
If you have any questions concerning Practical Matters, which are not answered below, please contact Jana Hoffmann from the International Office (jana.hoffmannfh-muensterde).
You should start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. There are several reasonable priced hostels close to the city center of Münster.
Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality. If you are a resident of the EU/EEA and return home within 90 days of arrival, you do not need a visa to enter Germany. The same applies to some 40 additional nationalities. If you do need a visa, you will have to apply for one yourself. Please check with the German Federal Foreign Office (www.auswaertiges-amt.de) in advance for detailed information about visa requirements.
You are obliged to have appropriate health insurance while living in Germany. We strongly recommend to taking out appropriate liability insurance as well. Citizens of the EU who plan on staying in Germany temporarily can apply for the EU Health Insurance Card in their home country. This card gives you the same health insurance benefits as German citizens.
Transport to Münster is to be organized and paid by the participant.
The closest airports to Münster are International Airport Münster/Osnabrück (FMO), Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Düsseldorf Airport (DUS). From the airports, you can travel by bus (FMO) or train (FRA, DUS) to Münster.
Germany, like the 18 other countries in the Eurozone, uses the euro as its official currency. For the latest rate, check an online currency converter.
The registration deadline has expired.
You can ask for short-term participation in the summer school with Ms. Jana Hoffmann from the International Office (jana.hoffmannfh-muensterde).