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Forster Summer School 2024 – Sustainable Future in Mainz University Germany – 14. April 2024.

Let’s talk about global change!  Application for Forster Summer School 2024 is open! This year, Forster Summer School explores Sustainable Future. Concepts, conditions, chances.  You can look forward to a unique summer experience full of knowledge and new encounters. Apply now !

  • Are you currently enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD study program and would you like to take the opportunity to establish an international network and participate in interdisciplinary knowledge transfer?
  • Would you like to get to know Mainz as a place to continue your studies in the future and discover the surroundings?
  • Would you like to develop your language and cultural skills?

If so, then join Forster Summer School, hosted annually by the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geography and Geosciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Program details and application

When? 19 – 30 July 2024

Where? Campus of JGU + Excursions to the surrounding area (rafting tour in the region) and to the campuses of Bingen Technical University of Applied Sciences, Alnatura Campus Darmstadt.

Details about the course schedule: Program Forster Summer School 2024.

APPLICATION: Please fill in the PDF-form completely and submit your application with a CV, certificate of study and language certificates (for English and German language skills, if available).

SUBMISSION: Please send your application in a single PDF document with your surname and name to: international.nullneun@uni-mainz.de


Places? Places are limited. A maximum of 30 students can participate in the Forster Summer School. After the application deadline, a selection committee decides on the allocation of places.

The participation fee? 60,00 € * for each participant (international / non-JGU students / JGU students)

* Arrangement includes: Course fees, catering coffee breaks, cultural program/excursions, farewell dinner

For those who need it, an accomodation and transfer for excursions can be booked additionally for 150,00 €** per person.

**Arrangement includes: Accomodation with breakfast, welcome dinner, transfer for excursions.

Total participation fee: 210,00 € for international / non-JGU students

Please note: Travel, insurance and visa must be organized and paid independently. Lunch and dinner are at your own cost. There are reasonably priced catering options on campus.

Scholarships: This year we are in the fortunate position of being able to award 3 scholarships totaling a maximum of 250 euros per person as a travel grant for financially disadvantaged students. We ask that only students in need apply for these scholarships. In addition to the letter of motivation, please send us a short statement in which you describe your need for a travel grant (max. 1/2 DIN A4 page), as well as a letter of recommendation from a university lecturer.

Language requirements: The whole program will be held in English. Intermediate English language skills are required (B2 or comparable). German language skills are not required, but recommended.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact Forster Summer School via email.

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