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Cost and Accomodation


Participation in the ISSS costs Euro 1,100. This fee includes:  

  • Lecture programme comprising all modules
  • Accommodation during the period of the ISSS (Monday, 28 May, - Friday, 15 June); please, keep in your mind that arrival before Monday, 28 May, and departure after Friday, 15 June, are at your own cost.
  • Cultural programme:
  1. Accommodation in Berlin (28-31 May) and Schmalkalden (31 May until 15 June), including breakfast
  2. Cultural Tours in Berlin (29-30 May)
  3. Transport from Berlin to Schmalkadlen via Buchenwald (31 May)
  4. Tour of the former concentration camp Buchenwald (31 May)
  5. Tour of Schmalkalden (1 June)
  6. ISSS Ceremony and Graduation Ceremony in a medieval castle, including barbecue and beverages (1 June)
  7. Disco Party in the Students’ Club (1 June)
  8. Tour to Wartburg Castle (Martin Luther’s former living place), UNESCO World Heritage Site (3 June)
  9. Midnight-Sun Lecture in the forest, including one hot “midnight pizza” and cold drinks (5-6 June)
  10. Tour to Europe’s Largest Salt Mine, Merkers (10 June)
  11. Schmalympics Opening Ceremony (Tuesday, 12 June)
  12. Schmalympics sports events (12-14 June)
  13. Open-air concert on campus (Tuesday, 12 June)
  14. Disco Party on campus (Wednesday, 13 June)
  15. Open-air concert on campus (Thursday, 14 June)
  16. Fireworks on campus (Thursday, 14 June)


You will be accommodated in the university’s dormitory or with students / local families or in guesthouses (multi-bed rooms). In Berlin you stay in a hostel. Breakfast will be provided.