Frankfurt Summer Universities FAQ

We put together a list of frequently asked questions about Frankfurt Summer Universities that we hope you will find helpful. If you have further questions about your summer program, please do not hesitate to contact the Frankfurt Summer Universities Team.

This year (2021) the course will only be offered online. All events and classes will be conducted via Zoom and with other online tools. Therefore it is essential that students have complete access to a fully functioning and equipped laptop or similar for the full duration of the course.  

Participants will receive all information and logins before the program begins, and will receive ongoing support throughout the duration of the course.

The course is tailored to meet across Time Zones in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

The program fee for the European Finance course is €1.200. The following scholarships are available to eligible students:

  • Participants of the state programs Hessen:Queensland, Hessen:Wisconsin and Hessen:Massachusetts will receive a full scholarship of €1200 from the Hessen Ministry of Higher Education, Science and the Arts. Please contact your International Offices!
  • Participants who proceed from bilateral partner universities of Frankfurt UAS will receive a scholarship of €1.000, financed by Frankfurt UAS, meaning they will be billed 200 €.
  • All other students will be billed for the full amount. We also have some scholarships for applicants from other universities available. Apply for the scholarship by sending us an application letter via email by May 20, 2021.

Students will earn a total of 6 ECTS points for the successful completion of the European Finance course. Frankfurt Summer Universities uses the German grading system and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to award credits. Students will receive a transcript of records which they can present to their home institutions for credit. Please check directly with your home university to see how the credits from Frankfurt Summer Universities will be acknowledged by your home university.

Taking into account course seminars, meetings with small groups and one-on-one with professors, preparation for the daily classes, participation in workshops and presentations, as well as the orientation sessions, closing events, etc., students should plan to dedicate approximately 150 hours of time to the course. A single ECTS point is defined as the equivalent of 25-30 hours of student workload, which includes class hours, readings, preparation for class activities, as well as assessment measures.

The entire course will be taught in English. Participants will a mix of native English speakers and non-native speakers. Students are expected to speak English at at least a B2 level (according to the Common European Framework for Languages). Since the course is based on online interactive group work, it is vital for students to use their English skills. 

European Finance is an interdisciplinary course. Students and working professionals from banking, finance, economics, and business administration backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The course has open enrollment and students will be admitted on a rolling basis. Maximum capacity for the course is 25 participants.

If your academic background is not in the area of Business and Finance, your application will be reviewed by the academic faculty and you will be notified of their assessment. 

Students will participate in group presentations during the second week of the course. The students’ active participation in classroom discussions will be evaluated. Attendance to all classes and meetings is mandatory. 

last updated on: 22.03.2021