Application / Information

Basic Information

  • Date: August 30th - September 3rd, 2021 (This year only one week! Usually one week lecture program and one week lab rotation; one additional lab rotation possible)
  • Application: 15th January to 30th April 2021 (
  • Duration: 1 week ( usually 2-3 weeks, 40 hours per week)
  • Available positions: max. 40
  • ECTS-credits:  2 ECTS (in normal years 4(6) ECTS)
  • Course Language: English  (level B2 - C2 required; see
  • Fee: No fees for online course! (normally 150,- Euro per week (including accomodation + breakfast, course fees, social program); not included: most of the meals and beverages, private travel expenses.)                                     
  • Cancellation fee: 50,- Euro

In normal years, selected international participants will receive a travel stipend (fixed rates for the respective country you are travelling from)

Please note, students are requested to present a poster of their former research experience (e.g. Bachelor thesis) during the first week!



  • Studies of Medicine or Life Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, etc.), or Engineering; Degree: BSc, MSc, Diploma, MBBS, Staatsexamen
    Please note that we do not accept students already doing/starting their PhD thesis!
  • Excellent Marks (copies have to be provided)
  • English (TOEFL; or at least seven years of English at school, etc.)
  • At least one month of experimental research experience, detailed description of e.g. Bachelor's thesis, doctoral thesis in human medicine. Results should be presented during poster sessions.
  • One letter of reference
  • Not older than 30 years

In the selection process, great emphasis is put on the letter of motivation, publications, prizes, stipends, research experience, references and personality.

Successful participants in the summer academy (evaluation of poster presentation, lab protocol, evaluation by the supervisors of lab rotation) can achieve up to 6 ECTS credit points. If supervisors of lab rotations and lecturers have a positive impression of the students and if he/she is interested in doing a PhD at MHH, "LISA students" could go into a kind of "fast track" selection of HBRS. The candidates could apply to one of the PhD programmes by 1 April of the current or following years, or if lucky get directly a PhD position here after having attended LISA. The certificate "LISA student" would in any case directly lead to the second step in our application processes if all criteria (exam certificates etc.) are fulfilled. Students could be regarded as "pre-matched" with a supervisor if desired. However, there is no guarantee that everybody is accepted for PhD.


In Hannover


Type of Accomodation: Double Room in Youth Hostel (including breakfast)


Meals: inexpensive lunch is available in the MHH Mensa, average price: EUR 4.00 (seven days a week), dinner has to be organized by yourself.


Internet: free-of-charge internet access in the youth hostel and WIFI at the Twincore


Social and Leisure Programme: Guided tour through Hanover, boat trip, fireworks, GOP theatre, welcome party, barbecue