At the GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology you will
The GESIS Summer School is made for you if you are an advanced graduate or PhD student, a post-doc, junior researcher, or survey professional from any relevant field, who:
In addition to the prerequisites mentioned in the syllabi of the courses, you are expected to
Short courses are two-day courses that aim at updating participants’ skills to better fulfill the entrance requirements of some one-week courses or at providing instruction in a specialized area. Short courses consist of about 6 hours of classes per day.
One-week courses consist of 6 hours of classes a day of which around 2 hours are tutorials or labs or exercises (details for each course are provided in the course descriptions).
Given the daily workload, participants can register for one course per week only.
The GESIS Summer School offers a varied plenary and social program. Every Thursday, participants are invited to attend evening talks by Survey Methodology experts. For more details on talks, please refer to the Summer School guide that will be made available to participants some weeks before the Summer School.
As social program, participants are invited to join us in having a good time at our welcome receptions every Monday and end-of the week parties on Thursday after the evening talk. Furthermore, cultural whole day excursions will be offered at the weekends. More details on the three excursions will be made available to participants some weeks before the Summer School.
Participants of both short courses and one-week courses will receive one certificate of attendance per course at the end of the course, provided they have attended at least 80% of the course time.
The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences/Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim acknowledges the workload for regular attendance, satisfactory work on daily assignments and successful completion of a written assignment in the form of a written paper with 4 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points. This only applies to main courses. Participants are asked to agree with their lecturers on a topic, prior to submitting a paper/report of about 5000 words up to 4 weeks after the end of the Summer School. ECTS points cannot be obtained only for participation in the main course. Applicants are advised to contact their home institution to inquire about the recognition of ECTS points acknowledged for regular attendance and the above mentioned course workload by the University of Mannheim. Note that you will be charged an administration fee of 50,00 € (4 ECTS) per course, respectively.
For short courses ECTS points cannot be obtained.
|Student rate||Academic/ non-profit rate||Commercial rate|
|Short courses||120 €||180 €||360 €|
|One week courses||300 €||450 €||900 €|
|4 ECTS points||50 €||50 €||50 €|
Please see the Terms and conditions of participation for our cancellation and reimbursement policy.
You can book the courses here.
If you need more information or if you have further questions, have a look at our FAQ.
The schedules of past GESIS Summer Schools are available through our archive.