General information

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After internal discussions with the Humboldt University regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and the hazards it may still present in July, we regretfully inform that the Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2020 will be cancelled. We thank all applicants for their interest and hope to see you in 2021 under better circumstances. We wish you all the very best until then! 

Application and ECTS Credit Points

The Berlin Summer School is open to about sixty international PhD students and candidates as well as advanced master students and researchers in their early postdoc phase in political science, sociology or neighboring disciplines.

Upon successful completion of a project presentation addressing a key methodological challenge in one’s own work, participants will be granted 6 ECTS credit points.

Who can apply?

The summer school is designed for young researchers who have already begun planning their research projects in detail or are currently working on them.

Selection Criteria

We will select the international participants based on academic achievement, potential and motivation as reflected in the application.

In addition, we will seek a balance between the thematic areas covered in week 2, countries of origin, and gender.

How to apply?

Please fill out the application form online (including short CV, letter of motivation and abstract of the research project).

After successful submission of the application you should receive an automatic confirmation by email.

The decision of the selection committee is usually communicated to the applicants in late March/early April.