Welcome to the Global Politics Seasonal Schools & Summer Schools!

As new actors rise and the geography of global politics evolves, academic exchange around the globe on the subject of International Relations is becoming ever more important. With its Global Politics Seasonal Schools Program, the Center for Global Politics (CGP) enables advanced students to study and debate recent developments in international political and economic processes at one of our short term intensive programs taking place in the dynamic world cities. This year our Seasonal Schools will take place in Tehran, Shanghai, Amman and Phnom Penh. Moreover, for the first time we will have a workshop in Ukraine, Lviv.

With the core objective of presenting and discussing new approaches in global politics, the Seasonal Schools go above and beyond the traditional methods and perspectives usually encompassed in an International Relations curriculum. State-of-the-art teaching and learning methods, ranging from interactive working groups to simulation games, are combined with an exciting supporting program.

The Seasonal Schools are funded through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as well as through support from our partner universities.

A strong focus on alumni activities at the CGP contributes to the establishment of a close and sustained Seasonal Schools Alumni Community, a vibrant network between between students, doctoral candidates, and young professionals in our target countries.

The Call for Applications will open approximately 3 months before each Seasonal School starts. In order to apply, please follow the link.

Your benefits 

  • Take part in an enriching learning experience and extracurricular activities. (10-15 days)
  • Make new contacts and join a vibrant international alumni network. 
  • Earn a certificate worth 3-4 ECTS credits from a renowned institution.
  • Find out how to enroll in further study or Ph.D. programs in Germany.