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The majority of applicants must be from the partner countries, but a small number of students from Germanyand other European countries may also be admitted. You need to have an outstanding academic record and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Politics, or a related social science. Applicants should possess excellent analytical skills, as well as a strong interest in an internationally-oriented career. Finally, you have to present proof of English language proficiency, since all work during the program will be done in English.
In general, the GP Seasonal Schools are directed towards Bachelor graduates and Master students. It is important to note, that for the GP Summer School China PhD students will definitely not be admitted.

We encourage you to apply using our online application software.
In your application, you must include a mission statement, an updated copy of your CV, a proof of your English language proficiency and university transcripts as well as diplomas from previous degrees.

The mission statement is an essay of up to one page that outlines the following two points: your motivation in taking part in the program, and why this program is relevant for your academic and professional future. Academic papers and research proposals will not be accepted as mission statements.

In order to participate in a Global Politics Seasonal School you need to show evidence of your proficiency in English. This means you have to be able to prove that your English skills are at C1 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If possible, please attach language certificates which make it easier for us to evaluate your language skills.

Letters of recommendation are not necessary, but if you would like to add them to your application, you are welcome to do so. Our application software includes a section where you can upload letters of recommendation.

No.  Paper applications are not necessary. The online application is sufficient and also encouraged by the program.