Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - International Agricultural Trade And Development

How to apply for the summer school

Interested applicants need to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of the summer school or tested for COVID 19 before and during the school.


Interested applicants also need to bring their own laptops and submit the following documents:

  • A one-page curriculum vitae
  • A certificate or a proof of registration in a Master/PhD program in agriculturall economics and a related field or a letter from an institution supporting the application (e.g. research institutions, universities, goverment institutions and private companies)
  • A proof of participation in a microeconomics course
  • A proof of ability to study and communicate in English, e.g., a letter from the institution confirming the ability to study in English or a certificate of TOEFL/IELTS
  • A motivation letter that highlights your background, why this summer school would be useful to you, and possible previous knowledge of GAMS or other simulation modeling software


The application documents should be sent by email to the summer school coordinator by 15.08.2021 via and copy to

Participation in the summer school is free of charge. However, participants need to organize their own accommodation, transportation, and food (other than lunch and coffee-break snacks).


Selection procedure

The maximum number of participants in the summer school is 35. In addition to the submitted applications, short-listed applicants would undergo an online interview, after which selected participants will be informed. The selected participants will be informed by 20.08.2021. Depending on the number of applicants and possible cancellations, additional applicants can be put on a waiting list.