Have you ever wondered how to combine a sustainable lifestyle with healthy diets and food culture? Let's find out together during our Summer School "Sustainability, Nutrition and Culinary Studies".

Team up with other students and researchers from different universities and research institutions, to discuss sustainable and healthy diets, that are also tasty. This Summer School is intended as a living lab, based mainly on the recently launched report of the EAT-Lancet Commission and your active participation. During the summer school week, we are directly transferring the gained knowledge into practice, which will take place in our food lab Münster ( and the sensory laboratory. For this purpose, you will need to sharpen all your senses to try and taste different kinds of foods. This also includes cooking meals based on sustainable recipes ( and and eating lunch together with all participants.

Besides, getting to know interesting speakers and participating in exciting workshops, you can expect common cooking events, our urban gardening project and more. The Summer School will be held in English.

We, the FH Münster University of Applied Sciences and the Institute of Sustainable Nutrition (iSuN -, are looking forward to seeing you in Münster next summer.

Admission requirements and credits

To register for this programme you must be an undergraduate or master student enrolled in a topic related degree programme.

Since all courses are taught in English, a level of B2 is recommended. No previous knowledge of German is necessary.

To participate in our summer school we ask you to write a short motivation letter. This should contain your expectation and your favourite dish and it should relate to the topic.
Furthermore you need to submit a confirmation of enrollment if applicable.

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

Registration deadline is May 30th, 2022.


The fee for the summer school programm is 250 €.

Students from partner universities receive a discount. Their fee amounts to 125 €. Not sure whether your university is a partner? Check here.

The fee for students of FH Münster University of Applied Science is 50 €.

The fee covers course fee, meals during lectures, cooking events in the evening and a ticket for public transportation system.
It does not cover costs for travel, accommodation and insurance.

COVID-19 related information

We prepare the summer school the best possible way so it can take place safely. However, we cannot predict the situation of the pandemic and possible restrictions in 2023. Therefore, we urgently ask you to provide a correct email address. We will keep all interested students updated about changes in good time.

For example, there might be access restrictions for the university and/or summer school. In that case participation in our summer school might be possible only for students who are either vaccinated, recoverd or tested. The current regulations to the operation/hygiene concept of FH Münster can be found here.
Please contact Jana Hoffmann (summerschoolsfh-muensterde) if you are vaccinated with a vaccine which is not approved in the EU (please check Paul-Ehrlich-Institut).

Please consider this when organizing your travel. Please only book flights, accommodation, etc. that can be cancelled if necessary. FH Münster University of Applied Sciences cannot cover any cancellation costs.

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.

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.


Registration is not yet possible.

Past Summer Schools

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

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