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Ludwig-Maximilians Universität: European Studies - Summer Program


City: Munich   Country: Germany

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The objective of this summer academy is to provide international students a profound introduction to the European Union. Participants will cultivate a solid understanding of the historical European integration process from an economic community towards a political Union that externally strives to be an influential actor in managing globalization processes while it internally shapes national systems and domestic policies of its Member States. Yet, operating at the interface between international and national politics, the EU has recently experienced several crises due to external developments such as increasing migratory movements or the financial crisis as well as due to internal contestation by its Member States and the Brexit decision of the United Kingdom.

Though we recommend this summer academy especially to B.A. students from different academic disciplines, we also invite M.A. students to enroll for our summer academy in order to ensure peer-based learning among a diverse group of different academic backgrounds, study levels and nationalities.

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When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Summer

Dates & Duration: 2020

Part 1: European Studies – Intensive (July 13, 2020 – August 1, 2020 in Vienna and Prague)
Whereas the sessions in Vienna and Prague are attended by all participants, we offer two different tracks for your stay in Munich: you might either intensify your knowledge on the EU by joining the sessions on the EU in times of crisis or you might decide for German language classes instead.  9 ECTS
Part 2.1: European Studies – Intensive (August 3, 2020 – August 14, 2020 in Munich) 6 ECTS
Part 2.2: German Language Class (August 3, 2020 – August 28, 2020 in Munich) 3 ECTS


Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

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Program Information

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Language of Instruction: English, German

The European Union is the most prominent example of regional integration. In the course of 60 years cooperation within the European Union has been deepened and widened considerably. For nearly every policy area the member states decided to pool and delegate authority within the EU thereby granting the EU institutions significant leeway on shaping national political and economic systems. Besides, the membership of the European Union has increased following several enlargement rounds. Whereas Germany was one of the states launching the integration process, Austria joined the European Union in 1995 while the Czech Republic became an EU member states in the context of the ‘big bang enlargement’ in 2004. Enrolling for this summer academy does not only allow students to study the EU at three renowned Universities but also to experience live how the EU is perceived differently by three European societies.

The objective of this summer academy is to introduce students to the historical development of the European Union and to clarify the political, social and economic dimensions of the European integration process. In order to do so we draw on the specific expertise of each summer academy venue and analyse the EU in the context of Globalization – Europeanization – and in Times of Crisis

Based on an interdisciplinary approach, the course combines different methodologies such as lectures, round-table discussions, group-work, simulations and students' presentations along with excursions. We place great emphasis on substantive discussions and motivate students to improve their argumentation and presentation skills. In addition to the academic work, we encourage participants to engage in the vibrant international student life on LMU Munich's campus during the summer of 2018.


Fees & Costs

Education Abroad Nomination Fee: $250.00 CAD 

LMU Registration Fee: € 400 (approx. $605 CAD) (€ 200 Early Bird if application submitted before December 31, 2019)

LMU Tuition Fee: European Studies - Intensive: € 1,150 (approx. $1,750 CAD) 

Accommodation for Course 1: € 800 (approx. $1,205 CAD) 

PROGRAM TOTAL: European Studies - Intensive: Approx. $3,810 CAD 

Fees are subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Munich. Students are also responsible for any additional costs including medical coverage, books and supplies, food, entertainment and incidental expenses.


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