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STP | Summer in Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and Law)
Berlin, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 01/03/2019 01/03/2019 23/06/2019 20/07/2019
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
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Language of instruction:
English Program type: Global Winter Programs
About your Experience
About your Experience
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Program details
  • Host institution: Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin)
    • Program dates: 23 June – 20 July 2019 (exact dates vary depending on course)
  • Availability: up to 7 places for RMIT students (TBC)
The Berlin School of Economics and Law offers an intensive Summer School program. Courses cover topics in business, economics, entrepreneurship and business law with a focus on the European Union and in the field of German language & culture. You will be able to earn academic credit while studying and interacting with students from all over the world in a truly multicultural environment. See here for more information about the program.  
This short-term program will be particularly attractive to College of Business students; running during the Melbourne winter mid-semester break; this will allow students to complete an undergraduate elective outside the main semesters.
Eligibility
  • All RMIT undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) students approved by study plan (see Application process below)
    • Business courses are most appropriate for advanced undergraduate business and economics majors (after 2 years of study) or graduates with GPA 2.0+
Academic / course details at HWR Berlin
  1. Business
  1. Business Law
  1. German Language & Culture
Academic credit at RMIT
This is an opportunity for you to gain credit for your degree during the RMIT mid-semester break.
  • The exact credit will need to be discussed with your RMIT Program Coordinator. You will need to complete a study plan as part of your application as per the application process below.
  • 7 ECTS is usually considered equivalent to 12 RMIT credit points
NOTE: this program is part of a reciprocal exchange agreement; if selected you will enrol into EXTL placeholder courses for which you will pay tuition fees to RMIT.

Program cost
Tuition fees
These continue to be paid to RMIT (under current fee arrangement e.g. HECS-HELP etc)
  • Fees will be charged in line with the amount of credit approved. Expect to pay the same for a 12 credit point course as you would here
  • See more information about RMIT fees here
Program costs
These are costs charged by the host uni for any associated costs like field trips, university social events etc
 
  • Approx 850€ (TBC)
  • See here for more information about program fees for this program. These include:
    • Application and service fee (non-refundable)
    • Academic support programme (company / institutional visits)
    • Accommodation
    • Health, accident, and liability insurance for the length of the programme (mandatory)
    • Optional culture and leisure time programme
Living and travel expenses
Everything else! Travel and day-to-day costs varies depending on the country and how much you want to see / do.
  • Flights
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditure
  • See this website for a comparison about the cost of living at your destination
** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please see here.
 
Accommodation
Off-campus accommodation is included in the program fee at Students' Hostel. Students participating in the four-week course will have double rooms with a kitchenette, students participating in the two- to three-week course will be accommodated in double rooms with breakfast.
You also have the choice to arrange your own accommodation, in which case HWR Berlin will deduct the accommodation fee from the program fee.

Application and selection process
STEP 1: Discuss this opportunity with your RMIT School / Program Manager and seek study plan approval (See here for more information about seeking study plan approval.)
STEP 2: apply via Mobi by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button above by 1 March 2019
Your application must include:
  1. Academic Approval: your RMIT School-approved study plan. (See here for more information about seeking study plan approval.)
  2. A statement of purpose about why you want to participate in this program and how it will benefit you personally and academically.
STEP 3: Successful applicants will then be nominated to the host institution
STEP 4: If nominated, you will then be contacted by Global Experiences, who will advise you about the next stage of your application. You will need to complete an application to the host institution by 1 April 2019

Funding
For Winter 2019 there are:
  • TBC grants available
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

RMIT contact
Philippa Scott
Global Experience Advisor (Short-Term programs)
Email: global.shortprogram@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 9980
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