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Basic Information

  • Date: August 13th, 2017 - August 27th (optional until September 10th), 2017 (optional two additional weeks of lab rotations
  • Registration Deadline: 30th April 2017 (
  • Duration: 2-4 weeks, 40 hours per week
  • Available positions: max. 50
  • ECTS-credits: up to 6 ECTS
  • Course Language: English  (level B2 - C2 required; see
  • Fee: 100,- Euro per week (including accomodation, course fees, social program); not included: most of the meals and beverages, private travel expenses.                                      
  • Cancellation fee: 50,- Euro

Selected international participants will receive a travel stipend by DAAD (fixed rates for every country)

Please note, students are requested to present a poster of their former research experience during the first two weeks!


  • Studies of Medicine or Life Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, etc.), or Engineering; Degree: BSc, MSc, Diploma, MBBS, Staatsexamen
  • Excellent Marks (copies have to be provided)
  • English (TOEFL; or at least seven years of English at school, etc.)
  • At least one month of experimental research experience, detailed description of e.g. Bachelor's thesis, doctoral thesis in human medicine. Results should be presented during poster sessions.
  • One letter of reference
  • Not older than 30 years

In the selection process, great emphasis is put on the letter of motivation, publications, prizes, stipends, research experience, references and personality.

Successful participants in the summer academy (evaluation of poster presentation, lab protocol, evaluation by the supervisors of lab rotation) can achieve up to 6 ECTS credit points. If supervisors of lab rotations and lecturers have a positive impression of the students and if he/she is interested in doing a PhD at MHH, "LISA students" could go into a kind of "fast track" selection of HBRS. The candidates could apply to one of the PhD programmes by 1 April of the following year. The certificate "LISA student" would directly lead to an interview if all criteria (exam certificates etc.) are fulfilled. Students could be regarded as "pre-matched" with a supervisor if desired. However, there is no guarantee that everybody is accepted for PhD.


In Hannover


Type of Accomodation: Single Room in a Hall of Residence


Meals: inexpensive lunch is available in the student restaurant, average price: EUR 3.00, breakfast and dinner have to be organised by yourself, e.g. in the hostel kitchen. Please bring your own plates/cups/ cuttlery to be on the safe side.


Internet: free-of-charge internet access in the student dorm (only via cable!) and WIFI at the Twincore


Social and Leisure Programme: Guided tour through Hanover, boat trip, fireworks, GOP theatre, welcome party, barbecue

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