German Politics

Join our Summer School to explore German Politics!

Germany is the most populous democracy in the EU and one of the major players in European politics. Nevertheless, German politics with its specific features and complex structures can be a conundrum of historic, cultural and constitutional peculiarities.

Join us at the University of Würzburg's Institute of Political Science and Sociology to explore in depth basics and peculiarities of German Politics. The English-speaking course aims to contextualize German Politics within a framework of contemporary history, institutional and comparative perspectives, decision making processes and Germany’s perspectives on Europe and the world.

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2019 Application Now Open!

See you in Würzburg!

The The 5th International IPS Summer School German Politics will take place in summer 2019 from July 25th to August 2nd. We are looking forward to meeting all the participants in Würzburg!


Summer School German Politics
c/o Lukas Lemm, IPS 
Wittelsbacherplatz 1
97074 Wuerzburg

E-Mail: germanpolitics@uni-wuerzburg.de

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Class of 2018

The 4th International IPS Summer School German Politics took place from July 12th to 20th, 2018 with 23 participants from all around the world.


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Course Programme

In our Summer School, you will learn about all aspects of German Politics, ranging from contemporary history, political culture, the representative and the legistlative process to German Foreign Policy and Germany and the European Union. By the end of the course, you will be able to critically analyse contemporary German politics and have a solid foundation of knowledge about institutional and constitutional structures as well as German foreign and European policy. 

Course goals and main topics

The City of Würzburg

The Summer School will take place in Würzburg, one of Germany's most beautiful cities. With a history that dates back more than 1,300 years, the city offers a lot of famous sights, above all the UNESCO World Heritage Site Würzburg Residence. Founded in 1402, the University of Würzburg is among the oldest universities in Europe. More than 30,000 students make for a vivid city with a rich and exciting cultural, pub and club scene.

The City of Würzburg


All international students will be accommodated at the GHOTEL Würzburg to make sure you will all be able to catch up with other students easily. The GHOTEL Hotel opened in 2012 and is located just 15 walking minutes outside the picturesque old town.


Preparation & Certificate

With the acceptance to the Summer School you will be granted access to a digital classroom where you can find texts for preparation and additional reading on German politics. By the end of the course, all successful participants will be issued a detailed Certificate of Attendance equivalent to a regular module worth 5 ECTS.

Certificate of Attendance

How to reach Würzburg

Würzburg is well connected to all means of transport. The main station is an ICE high-speed train node so that you can reach the city easily from all major European cities. Both Frankfurt and Nürnberg airport can be reached in less than 90 minutes by train.

How to reach Würzburg

Join Us!

If you are a current University student, graduate or undergraduate, from outside Germany you are eligible to join our Summer School. We would be happy to welcome you in Würzburg!

Eligibility, fees and application

Dieses Vorhaben wird aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung unter dem Förderkennzeichen 01PL16019 gefördert. Die Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Veröffentlichung liegt beim Autor. Die Summer School wird mit Unterstützung des Human Dynamics Centre der Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften ausgerichtet.

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Summer School German Politics
c/o Lukas Lemm, IPS
Wittelsbacherplatz 1
97074 Würzburg


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