Hessen International Summer University - Innovation and Regulation in Pharma and Medtech, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 28 days
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #351 (WUR) ,
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 - Innovation and Regulation in Pharma and Medtech.


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 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 two leading pharma 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 14th - August 11th

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 28 days
  • Credits
    9 ECTS

    Students will be awarded 6 credits for successfully passing the academic program, and additional 3 credits for the successful participation in the German language course.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 business trips (Merck® and EMBL)
  • Various 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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


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

  • International Applies to you

    1900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Gießen

630 - 1000 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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

What is covered by a scholarship?

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

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.