Summer Programs-Germany

Summer Programs at Berlin School of Economics & Law

About FHW
Founded in 1971, BSE is one of the major universities for business studies and social sciences in Germany. Some 3,000 students from over 60 countries are currently enrolled and about 450 students annually graduate with a diploma degree, equivalent to the B.A. (hons.). The faculty consists of 60 professors and 150 lecturers.

Location:  Berlin, Germany

Website:, you can also check out the fact sheet and credit fee information.  

The 11th Berlin International Summer School Program (June 29 / July 6 - July 26, 2014) is now open for registration:

What's new?
We are excited to launch a new computational engineering program, called "From Freehand Sketch to Optimized Product: Computational Structural Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics" (3 weeks, 7 ECTS). Participants will enjoy the opportunity of receiving credits in challenging summer academies while at the same time experiencing the historical and cultural opportunities of Berlin through our culture & leisure time program.

The application deadline for nominated students is March 15, 2014; for all others it is April 1.

Academics Available: 
Markets and Management in Europe (M+M): The course offers three intensive weeks on cross cultural management, economics of the EU, as well as marketing for the automotive industry. M+M has been chosen "Excellent Summer Academy 2007" by DAAD.

European Business and Economics Programme (EBEP): The EBEP course has been developed out of the M+M course, offereing the same three modules on cross cultural management, economics and marketing, but on top offering a fascinating insight into the philosophies underlying the EU ("Values and Politics") The fourth week allows students to gain extra credits.

The European Union in a Global World (EUGW): This course sheds a light on the EU as a dynamic player, on global challenges for EU firms, on implicaitons of the environment for EU businesses and governments as well as on human costs of global markets from a European perspective. EUGW received the DAAD quality seal for 2008 and 2009.

Beginners Course (German language instruction):
This course is aimed at students with no knowledge of German.

Advanced Beginners (German language instruction):
This course is designed for students with basic knowledge of German (about 1-2 semesters of intensive German).

Dates to Remember: see calendar

Application Deadline Study Abroad Dates
March 15th See Melissa Matsubara

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application.
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at

In order to enrol as an exchange student at the BSEL you  are required to hold a valid health insurance for the whole period of their stay. (One of the most important criteria for validity is that there are no financial limitations for medical coverage.) German health insurance companies offer special student coverage for approximately 80 Euros per month.
Students from EU countries may keep their own home health insurances as well as their own private insurances and must bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which in case of illness is also valid in Germany. Students from non-EU countries who do not possess a health insurance valid for Germany from their home country can sign a contract with a German health insurance company on the Orientation Day/Welcome Day. For more information on FHW Berlin, see here.

Housing Accommodations:  Housing is arranged by Studentenwerk (Student Accommodation Organization), a Berlin municipal government entity. Housing begins on Mar. 1 and the average monthly rent is 200-250 € per month.

Execursions: Study visits to companies and (political) institutions once a week enable sutdents to combine theory and practice. Berlin, as a venue for significant politial and economic developments in Germany and Europe, provides the ideal location for this approach. Visits lead to major companies such as Volkswagen and Daimler, and to institutions such as the German Parialment and the Representation of the European Union.

Currency:  The current exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro can be calculated online at

Visa Information: U.S. citizens do not need a visa to study in Germany. After arrival you receive a resident permit. Nationals from other countries may get student visa information through the Consulate Germany, 252 Paoa Pl., Suite 4-1, Honolulu, HI (phone: 946-3819). Additional student visa information is available at:

U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at

HPU Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-9326, Fax: 1-808-544-9355

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