Call for Applications: International Summer School 2014 in Germany

Deadline: 15 May 2014
Open to: MBA and PhD students enrolled in any university at any time during 2014
Venue: Sep 16 – Sep 26 2014 in Munich, Germany


The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School wants to support entrepreneurial students who are strongly commited to improve our global society by solutions for challenging problems. Our core values therefore seek for people who are commited to peace and who take responsibility for improving our global society, no matter what gender, race, religion or nationality they have.

Can I apply for the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School even though I have already participated in one of the EIISS Summer Schools before?    

Since 2012 we have a special deal with alumni participants. If you are a 2012 “virtual” participant please apply again if your team didn’t move on with the idea. If your team still works on the idea we will get back to you individually via email.



You can apply as undergraduate or graduate of all university studies e.g.: design, computer science, business economics, humanities, social sciences etc. You have to be enrolled in any university at any time during 2014 and you have to be between 18 – 27 years old. Example: If you are enrolled only until February 2014 you can apply even if you won’t be enrolled in September 2014. “Enrolled” applies in our definition also to MBA or PhD students.

Application process
This year we will accept 35 outstanding students from around the world who will get an invitation to Munich. In addition we will accept 15 virtual participants. All applications will go through a very strict, but fair selection process. The regular deadline will be announced soon.

You can apply with your CV, motivational letter (max. around 200 words) and recommendation letter as PDF attachments.
If you have any questions please check first all FAQs and if you still have questions please send an email to


Participants won’t have to pay for their accommodation. We will provide accommodation from Sep 16 until Sep 26 either in student dorms or at other places such as apartments of other participants from Munich.


Global Scholarships
International students who are invited to Munich can apply for 1 of 10 travel scholarships.


Food & travel in Munich
We will provide you for free some exclusive dinners as well as many snacks and coffee during the whole week.


We will charge a tuition fee EUR 119,- per selected participant. This fee has to be paid in advance after being selected.

(Note: For our international guests the fee covers part of the the medical insurance including an ambulance transport or even an emergency transfer back home.)

If you are a student from Germany and you can provide accommodation to an international participant you won’t have to pay a tuition fee.


Is there a limit to the number of students from any university/country/continent?

No, there are no participation limits. Students will be selected by the quality of their applications. Nevertheless, at least two students from each of our four Munich based Universities will participate.


When will I know that I am invited to join the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School or not?

You will receive your  invitations/rejection by July 15th


What are the evaluation criteria for being selected?

Your CV and Motivational Letter should convince us especially with the following:

  • You think and act Entrepreneurial at the highest level
  • You are deeply motivated to find answers to the most challenging problems in our global society
  • You are highly engaged in student initiatives or in any other way
  • You are fluently in English and are doing pretty well in your field of studies
  • You are committed to peace and act responsible
  • In addition, we expect you to have strong “team-playing” skills, be open-minded, interested in working in international and interdisciplinary teams and for sure you should also have a great sense of humor.


Can I also send in my application via email or other channels?

No. Only applications which are submitted through the usage of the application form on our website will be considered for the evaluation. Even additional material that you don’t submit through our application form won’t be considered to have a fair evaluation process for everybody. If your browser doesn’t work please try first another one before writing an email to to ask for further assistance.


Will I have to apply in German or English?

Please fill out the entire application in English. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications in German (or other languages).


Do I need to attach any diplomas or references to my application?

You can and even should mention grades and other achievements in your CV. However, you don’t need to hand in the documents additionally.

If your question is not answered above please send an email to – even if it takes some time we are happy to answer your issues. Thank you very much for your interest. We are glad to be of further assistance to you.

Application form: HERE

Further information in German can be found here.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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