Who can participate?
The Summer School at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences is welcoming everyone who is enrolled at a university at the time of the program, can provide evidence of English competency at the B2 level (check our website for further specification), and is interested in the fields of business and engineering.
Do I need to be student of either a business or an engineering field of study?
No, but introductory knowledge in the fields of engineering and/or business administration is helpful.
How can I apply?
You can apply for the Summer School at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences through the registration form.
When can I apply?
The Application period for Summer School 2024 starts March 1st, 2024 - May 1st, 2024. The schedule for 2024 to be announced.
Is there an application deadline?
The completed registration form as well as the additionally required documents (certificate of enrolment, academic transcript of records, Curriculum Vitae, colour photo of yourself) must arrive before the announced end date of the application period in order to be considered for participation.
When will I be notified of whether my application was successful?
If you applied within the deadline, you will receive an e-mail within the first two weeks of May 2024, confirming or rejecting your application.
What are the participation costs?
The total fee for the Summer School at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences is 1’500€, which includes all lectures, company visits, accommodation, socio-cultural activities, and transportation within the program.
Can I apply for a scholarship?
We are providing a limited number of scholarships for students who want to participate in the Summer School at Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences. Anyone is free to apply for either a full scholarship (1‘500€) or a partial scholarship (750€). Selected partner universities of the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences are offered a fixed number of full scholarships via the existing exchange program. You can check our website to find out whether your home university is listed among the partner universities. You can apply while filling out the registration form, choosing the respective option. Please be aware that there’s only a limited number of scholarships available.
Organizational Information
On what day should I arrive?
We recommend arriving on Sunday (July 7th, 2024) as the official start of the program is on Monday (July 8th, 2024).
How do I get from the airport to the accommodation?

The nearest airport is the Düsseldorf (DUS) airport. The Cologne/Bonn (CGN) airport is also an option, although it is further than the Düsseldorf airport. Directly from both airports, you can catch a train to Hamm central station. Another option is arriving at the Frankfurt (FRA) airport.

To book a train trip to Hamm, please visit the following website:

If you prefer traveling to Hamm by bus, you can book a trip with Flixbus:

Will transportation arrangements within the program be taken care of?
Yes. The transportation within the program to the companies and to the lectures is provided. There will also be rental bikes available for you to use in your free time as well as for the transport within the program.
How is my day going to look like?

In the morning, you will attend academic lectures on the technologies of the German engineering business. Each lecture will be accompanied by a company visit covering the practical aspects of the course. Your afternoon will be filled with seminars discovering the socio-economic and cultural pillars of German engineering. Evenings are at your disposal. Selected extra-curricular events will be arranged during some evenings.

A detailed timetable will be available soon.

Who are my lecturers?

To get to know your lecturers and their respective topics check the course’s syllabus.

How many credit hours am I going to get?
You will receive a certificate of participation and 2 to 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that you can validate at your university back home. The daily lectures and the applied sessions during company visits are included in the calculation of these credit hours. The submittal of a scientific paper on one of the covered topics is an option to increase the number of ECTS to 3.
What leisure activities are available in Hamm?

Hamm has a lot to offer! Check out the following section for more details.

Is an accident and health insurance included in the program?
What are the advantages of a German University of Applied Sciences?

The Universities of Applied Sciences are a vital part of the German higher education system. Around 40% of all students are enrolled at a university of applied sciences and the system keeps gaining popularity outside of Germany. With a position right at the transfer point of science and business, students get the best of both worlds combined. The students not only learn about latest scientific findings, but also about how those can be applied to business.

Learning in Universities of Applied Sciences takes place in relatively small groups, hence in a personal atmosphere and with a high teacher-student-ratio. The professors are required to have at least five years of practical experience in their field of teaching so that practical orientation and relevance of the content is guaranteed. Another speciality of universities of applied sciences is maintaining strong bonds with regional or international companies. They cooperate on projects, letting the students get highly relevant insights about business from early on. This way, useful connections can be made, and students get the chance to build a network early in their career. For the students, all of this leads to an easy entry into the professional work life and can open various job opportunities.

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Thank you to our sponsors and donors who make the Summer School possible.
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