Picture: FH Münster / R. Job

During the summer school, professors of several engineering departments teach, providing an interdisciplinary technical flavour to the following topics:

- Climate and resources
- Wind Energy
- Photovoltaics
- Hydro-Electric Power
- Geothermal Energy
- Power Electronics and Smart Grids
- Electrochemical Energy Storage

The side program implies excursions that are of technical and cultural interest and various freetime activities.


To apply for this programme you must be an undergraduate students in your last academic year or a master student in the field of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physicists, or similar. Since all courses are taught in English, a level of B2 is required. No previous knowledge of German is neccessary.

The following documents have to be submitted:

  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Transcript of records of your home university
  • Certificate of English profiency (for example letter of language instructor from your university, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS)

Based on the submitted documents a committee consisting of involved departments and International Office will select the participants.
Admission decisions will be sent via email. So please make sure your contact information in the application is accurate.

Participants of the summer school receive a certificate and 3 ECTS. Recognition must be clarified with the home university.

Practical Matters

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 fair-priced hostels close to the city center of Münster. Jana Hoffmann will be happy to help you with your search.

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.
The DAAD offers combined health, accident and personal liability insurance for students who come to Germany. You'll find informations regarding terms and conditions on the website of the DAAD.

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. Please check with the German Federal Foreign Office ( if you need a visa.

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.


Due to the current situation the summer school is postponed to 2021.

Past Summer Schools

You are eager to get to know more about this summer school? Check out the information about past summer schools at FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences.

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