Welcome to the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health Summer School
"Enhancing Academic Qualifications
in Teaching and Research in Global Health"
Our Summer School on “Enhancing Academic
Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Global Health" is designed for young researchers from developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and South Asia who participate in the In-Country / In-Region Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Every year
the DAAD awards more than 700 BMZ-funded scholarships to junior researchers
from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and South Asia to
help finance their Master’s or PhD programmes in their home country or region.
The overall objective of the Summer School is to further improve the research and teaching capacities of young academicians (Master and PhD) in health-relevant fields from developing countries. Special emphasis is put on the development of additional professional and interdisciplinary competence in 1) Creating an Intercultural Learning Environment, 2) Participatory Teaching Techniques in Higher Education, 3) Quality and Ethics in Human Health Research,and 4) Grant Proposal Writing,in order to better prepare the participants for a future career in the international academic community.
What can you gain from this Online Summer School?
Your main benefits from this programme for you are: you will ...
Develop your professional and interdisciplinary competence in the areas of Global Health research, teaching, communication and grant proposal writing.
Explore new Global Health relevant academic topics and fields of study.
Enhance social skills and intercultural competence.
Expand your personal and professional network by making new friends & meeting people from different backgrounds.
The newly acquired knowledge, skills and
experiences will better prepare you for a future career in the international
The 2024 Summer School Program includes an online phase from July 12th-26th, 2024 and
an on-site phase in Heidelberg from August 1st- 29th, 2024. Detailed information is provided in the Call for Applications.
The application deadline is March 1st, 2024, at 23:59 Central European Time. Any applications submitted after
the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.
How to apply:
To apply, the following
information and documents are required:
Application Form – fill
out the online application form and upload all requested documents in the space
provided and then submit the online form. You will receive an automated
response once you have successfully submitted the form.
of English language proficiency – such as TOEFL (score 80), IELTS (Band 6.5), Cambridge
English certificate or proof of English being the medium of instruction during
your studies; to be uploaded as PDF.
Reference/Support letter by
academic supervisor or employer (dated, stamped and signed) (IMPORTANT: including (1) a
specific statement granting permission for the applicant to attend the training
online and on-site in Germany at indicated dates and (2) a statement by the
supervisor explicitly mentioning that participation in the summer school will
not jeopardize the timely completion of the study program); to be uploaded as
– a detailed letter of motivation is one key selection criteria for the summer
school program. Please specify 1) what is your interest and experience in
Public/Global Health, 2) why are you applying to the Heidelberg summer school
specifically and 3) how can the summer school training contribute to your professional career development. to be uploaded as PDF.
We are looking forward to your application! To find out more about the structure and contents of the training check out this video by our Heidelberg Summer School 2017 participants.
Meet and Greet
Meet all Summer School facilitators and participants.