• Application Deadline
  • 28 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
Justus Liebig University Giessen has established two well-known summer schools: The U.S.-German Summer School in International and Comparative Law and the Hessen International Summer University in Intellectual Property & Biotechnology - Linking Law, Business and Science. Both programs offer four weeks in a truly international atmosphere with around 60 - 80 students from countries all over the world coming to our campus.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The courses, which form the academic part of our program, are not only designed to educate participants in the highly popular fields of intellectual property and biotechnology, but also to inspire them. The interdisciplinary program is designed for postgraduates, undergraduates with some basic knowledge in the area of biotechnology, and young professionals, who want to learn about the European way of dealing with the challenges of the new and developing industry. Furthermore, it is attractive for people who want to gain some first-hand experience with German and European culture. All seminars are taught in English by internationally established academics and practitioners. Furthermore, students will attend German language courses of different levels according to their previous knowledge.

The Hessen International Summer University in Intellectual Property & Biotechnology - Linking Law, Business and Science program at Justus Liebig University Giessen combines high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities. In addition to the academic courses, we offer various field trips: two on-site visits to international biotechnology companies (Merck and EMBL), a three-day trip to Hamburg and a three-day trip to Berlin, these will add more practical elements to the content learned in class. The students will visit some of the most beautiful places in Germany during these trips. Above all, studying abroad will broaden one's horizon. Participants will gain intercultural knowledge because of the interaction with their fellow students but most important, they will spend a great time in an international environment.

  • All courses including materials and supplementary reading lists
  • Accomodation in shared bedrooms (hotel, one bathroom) incl. breakfast
  • Health, accident and liability insurance, free public transport within Giessen
  • Free Internet Access (WiFi in hotel, WiFi on campus)
  • July 15th - August 12th

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 28 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    9 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

  • Natural Science: Linking Red and Green Biotechnology
  • Applied Economics: Linking Business, Policies and Entrepreneurship
  • Law: Linking Intellectual Property Rights and Duties
  • Applied Law: Linking Human Rights and Ethic Concerns
Field Trips
  • 2 three-day field trips (Hamburg and Berlin)
  • Day trip to the Rhine Valley (optional)
  • 2 study field trips (Merck and EMBL)
  • Social Events


  • Dr. Adam Andrzejewski
  • Dr. Barbara Ann Hocking
  • Dr. agr. Jafargholi Imani
  • Dr. Daniel Kuhn
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Meyer
  • Dr. Christian Obermeier
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Schuhmacher

Academic Requirements

The program is designed for undergraduate students, graduate students and young professionals from all over the world, studying topics related to economics and management, natural sciences and law.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1900 International
  • EUR 1900 EU/EEA


Students, who want to participate in the International Summer University, have the possibility to apply for financial subsidies.

An application for financial aid is only possible if you already applied and got accepted for the program.

How to apply for a scholarship?

To apply for financial aid, please send us the following documents via email:

  1. Two letter(s) of reference from a professor in English
  2. A thorough letter of motivation (one page) including your reasons to apply for the course and stating your personal financial neediness.

What do we take into consideration?

  • Individual students’ motivation for their participation in our International Summer University
  • Students’ academic excellence
  • Students’ financial needs
  • Diversity in the composition of the summer school group.

Two weeks after your application for a scholarship, you will be informed whether you got accepted or not.

What is covered by a scholarship?

A scholarship will reduce the program fee partially. The sum is set individually, since it depends on the individual application and the available funds which vary yearly. In the past, scholarships were ranging from 250 to 1000 Euros. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide scholarships, which waive the complete program fee. Scholarships will not cover travel costs.

Deadline for application is: May 31st 2017

Please note: The capacity of financial subsidies is very limited.

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