Summer School on CSR Management Fees & Application

Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalised World


Admission Requirements

If you would like to apply for the Summer School on CSR Management, please make sure you meet the following requirements: 

  • Language requirements: English at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or TOEFL 90 points, IELTS 6.0 Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English or equivalent, proof of Bachelor or Master studies where English was the language of instruction 
  • Studies: Bachelor or Master level with a focus on business administration (business/economics) or other related sciences (social sciences, philosophy, politics or law). PhD students will be allowed to participate only if they are in their first year of studies.
  • Professionals: Participation possible if graduation no longer ago than 4 years.
  • Grades: Above average grades in current or previous studies, shown by proof of university (among top 30% of students of your cohort).

Application Procedure

To apply for the Summer School on CSR Management you will need to hand in the following documents:

  • Application Form (see "Downloads" to your right)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Diplomas, transcript of records
  • CV 
  • Proof of English language requirement (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, proof from university)
  • Proof of current or final grade to be among top 30% of students of your study programme (proven by examination Office, you may use the template provided by HSBA).
  • For PhD students only: Confirmation of your supervisor that you are in the first year of your PhD studies, you may use the template provided by HSBA).

Please put together your application documents in one PDF document.

Based on these documents the admission committee will then select the most suitable candidates. No more than 25 students will be admitted to the HSBA Summer School.

Be aware that you will have to contact the relevant German representatives offices in order to determine whether you will need a visa. Also you will have to take care of your visa application. For further information on visa requirements please visit here.

Please also make sure that that your health insurance covers all HSBA Summer School activities in Germany. HSBA´s liability is restricted by the regulations made by the German law.

Terms and Conditions


The Summer School fees include: tuition fees, company visits, cultural and social programme, library, computing facilities and Internet/wifi, welcome reception and farewell dinner, enrolment at HSBA and certificate earned on the completion of the programme.

The fees do not include: Travel costs for getting to Hamburg, extra travel outside of the Programme, Food and beverages (unless specified), Public Transportation, Accommodation

Deposit and Payment

All accepted students are required to pay the full tuition fees no later than 14 days after submission to the programme, otherwise we cannot guarantee your enrolment. 

Any international wire transfer fees incurred while making your payment need to be paid by you. Please speak to your local bank concerning fluctuations in the currency conversion to ensure that HSBA receives the full amount due. Unfortunately we cannot accept checks and credit cards.

Scholarships will be transferred to the participant’s bank account upon successful participation in the Summer School (i.e., attendance of at least 80% of the course). No money will be transferred before the Summer School or in case the participant misses more than 20% of the course.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the programme, you must submit a withdrawal notice (medical certificate or other official confirmation) in writing by email, fax or post. 
Cancellations will be refunded as follows: 

•    Withdrawal submitted by 15 May: 100% tuition refund
•    Withdrawal submitted by 1 June: 50% tuition refund 
•    Withdrawal submitted after 1 June: No refund given

Unfortunately we cannot refund tuition if the cancellation is made last-minute. 

In the case of cancellation due to refusal of a visa, tuition fees will be refunded, provided that the participant informs HSBA no less than three weeks prior to the start of the program. For refund, it is necessary to provide HSBA with an official prove of refusal of the visa.

In the event that the minimum number of participants is not reached within 6 weeks of the beginning of the event, HSBA is permitted to cancel the event. HSBA is obliged to notify the registrant immediately that the course has been cancelled. In such a case, the registrant does not have any right of recourse to HSBA. HSBA reserves the right to change the event schedule for important reasons.