Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying for the Osnabrück Summer Institute, read the following information carefully and use the online application form at the end of the page.


Due to its international audience, the OSI will be completely conducted in English. It does not offer language instruction classes, either in German or in English.


The Summer Institute invites doctoral and postdoctoral students from various academic fields whose research interests and projects are situated at the interface between law and the humanities and who are concerned with a better understanding of the interdependence of law and culture.

Doctoral candidates in literature, the law, the arts, the humanities, and the related social sciences are encouraged to apply, as are advanced students pursuing a J.D. or its equivalent (such as the L.L.B). Young scholars or junior faculty members who have received a Ph.D. or corresponding degree in the last five years are also eligible. While applications by doctoral/post-doctoral students are prioritized, the Summer Institute will also consider strong applications from advanced Master students about to conclude their studies and with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.


The full fee for the week-long Institute inclusive of registration, tuition, course material, campus accommodation (limited number of single rooms available), as well as an insurance package and a cost-reduced meal plan is 500 Euros. A limited number of travel grants is available. To apply for a travel grant, please include a short explanation at the end of your statement of purpose.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions.

Application Instructions

The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is 15 May 2017. Applicants may submit all their application materials online at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should complete:

  • An application form (see below)
  • A statement of purpose, no more than two pages long, describing your current project, previous research and a personal statement on how the OSI would specifically further these interests and plans. Please also include an statement on the role of interdisciplinary research in your work. The statement needs to be uploaded as a PDF file and submitted through the electronic application form below.
  • A curriculum vitae.
    The c.v. needs to be uploaded as a PDF file in the electronic application form below.

Acceptance and Payment

We will consider all applications submitted before the closing date of 15 May 2017. You will be notified about the success of your application within a month from that date. Further information regarding the payment of the tuition fee and accommodation details will be included in the acceptance letter.

To apply, just fill in the online form below. Only applications with valid e-mail addresses can be processed.

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