Summer Course – European System of Human Rights Protection in Frankfurt (Oder)

Key Information


Application Deadline: 23/05/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Summer Schools

Faculty: Business and Law

Ref: 10006868


Departure Date: 30/08/22

Return Date: 10/09/22


£650: the estimated cost for programme fees (490EUR) which includes accommodation, plus flight costs to Berlin and onward train to Frankfurt (Oder). Students will also be required to pay for: UK transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £500 (will be paid to students' nominated bank account after they confirm their place and pay the programme fee)


Accommodation: Modern student apartments (containing either single or twin bedrooms, with own kitchen and bathroom) will be provided for each participant. Accommodation is included in the programme fee.

Travel: Students will be required to book their flights independently


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -


Current 1st and 2nd year LLB Human Rights and LLB Law undergraduate students eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 2 places available. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Summer Course description

DMU in cooperation with its International Network of Universities partner, Viadrina European University are able to offer LLB Human Rights and LLB Law students the chance to participate in a 10 day intensive programme covering the European system for the protection of human rights.

This course concentrates on an integrated treatment of the various European systems and of specifically European issues of human rights protection, that is, with important matters relevant to over forty European countries with diverse political, economic and social systems. The subject matter, therefore, includes human rights protection under the regimes of the Council of Europe (the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter), the European Community, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Helsinki Accords), as well as that on the universal level of public international law to the extent it is relevant.

The treatment of the substantive regimes and their specific rights catalogues will be set against the background of a consideration of the philosophical, historical, political, economic and sociological aspects of human rights, and include practical institutional matters such as complaint procedures as well as developments such as in the area of ‘New Rights’.

Practical and contemporary issues, such as the protection of human rights in situations of war or civil disorder will also be addressed. More information about the course and teaching can be found here or by viewing the course guide below…

Course Guide

Why participate?

The summer course has run for 20 years, and the experienced team delivering this promise students a fantastic two weeks in Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice where students will…

  • Be part of a dynamic university in the heart of Europe
  • Experience two new cultures by studying in Germany and living in Poland
  • Benefit from learning from highly qualified teaching staff
  • Get to know interesting people from all over the world and get connected for much longer then just the duration of the Summer Course
  • Participate in a range of cultural extra-curricular activities

Application process

Students will be required to complete a two stage application to participation on this programme, as follows:

  • Stage 1 – Apply to DMU Global via the link at the top of the page by 9am on Monday 23 May. You will need to check that you meet the eligibility criteria and answer the application questions, articulating your motivations and how you expect to benefit.
  • Stage 2 – DMU Global staff will send you the link to complete the online application for host university. You will need to upload a 1 page CV, a recommendation letter from DMU Law School academic, a 1 page letter of motivation and proof of competence of English (if not a native speaker). This will need to be completed by Tuesday 31 May.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Germany is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine prior to travel. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Germany.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.