Tuition Fees and Refund Policy

After March 15, 2019 the online payments will be checked. The base fee cannot be refunded.

Once officially registered, the tuition fee (for non-nominated students) cannot be refunded completely due to administration costs generated.  If you have to cancel your participation due to serious reasons until May 15, 2019, we will refund 75% of the tuition fee. Later on, until the definitive start of the program, only a reimbursement of 50% of the tuition fee is possible.


Depending on your nationality, you might need a visa in order to be able to enter Germany. You have to apply for the visa from your home country (or country of residence) - visas are never issued in Germany! Please take care of visa matters as early as possible and always contact or visit the website of your local German Consulate/Embassy to determine whether a visa is required or not. For example US-citizens in possession of a valid US passport do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days. The passport must not expire before the end of the scheduled trip. Regarding visa you will find further information at: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/visabestimmungen-node/staatenlistevisumpflicht-node 


Schedules are available online in spring 2019 and then regurlarly updated. Please note that they are preliminary and subject to change.

Aiport Pick-Up

An airport pick-up is organised for you on Sunday, May 26, 2019: 

Where:  Frankfurt Airport, Meeting Point Terminal 1

When:   Sunday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Please book your flights accordingly and inform the program coordinator Susanne Huttenlocher about your arrival schedule as soon as possible.

There will also be an airport pick-up that takes you back to the airport after the program is over on Saturday, June 15. The exact time and meeting point will be announced later.

Dress Code

The guideline is: Fairly casual for classes and business casual for company visits and events.

Laptop Use

You will have full access to our computer facilities, but please also bring your laptop.

Course Material

Before your arrival you are asked to prepare the course with pre-readings. This information will be sent to you via email. Please make sure that you check your email account regularly.

Upon arrival you will receive a USB flash drive containing all course materials for the three weeks, giving you readings for each day.