University of Hohenheim Summer School in Pathogens, Parasites and their Hosts: Ecology, Molecular Interactions and Evolution
Programme Overview

Pathogen-host interactions are a major focus in the work of several institutes at the University of Hohenheim (UH). In a joint initiative of the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Sciences, host-pathogen interactions will be the subject of a 3-week summer school, “Pathogens, Parasites and their Hosts: Ecology, Molecular Interactions and Evolution”. A welcome and farewell barbecue and a visit to the "Wilhelma" (Stuttgart's famous zoo) are also included in the summer school.

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The summer school takes place in Stuttgart, Germany.


The programme dates are from 3 – 21 July 2017.

Academic Information

The summer school will introduce the ecology, molecular interactions, and evolution of pathogen-host relationships with respect to animals, plants, and microorganism. These topics will be addressed in a series of lectures, laboratory experiments, and excursions.

Following an integrative approach, the aim of the summer school will be to compare different biological systems, showing both striking similarities and surprising peculiarities


The course is worth 7.5 ECTS, which could be mapped back to LSM3991 of 4 MCs. Module mapping must be done before programme commencement.

Students can map a total of 12 Modular Credits (MCs) from a maximum of 2 overseas summer/winter programmes without having to pay tuition at NUS. Any additional MCs mapped will be subjected to NUS Special Term fees.

Eligibility Criteria

NUS students must:

  • Be a full-time Faculty of Science student.
  • Have a clean disciplinary record.
  • Not intending to graduate at the end of Semester 2.
  • National Servicemen who are not called up for In-Camp Training (ICT). Deferment letter will not be provided.

The course is aimed at students from biology and agricultural sciences or related subjects who have already passed university elementary courses of at least 2 years.

Number of Places

To be decided by HU.

Programme Cost

Students do not need to pay NUS Special Term fees nor tuition fees to HU. However, students are responsible for their own airfare, accommodation, meals, personal expenses, etc.

Estimated cost (Please note that the figures provided are only estimates)



  Return Airfare



  SGD600 (EUR350)

  Food and Transport


Financial Assistance

Click here to find out more about the various financial assistance schemes offered by NUS.

Programme Application Procedure and Deadline

To apply, login to NUS Integrated Student Information System and submit your application under External Study Type ‘Summer/Winter’.

Applications for 2018 will open in late January/early February. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.


All students travelling overseas for activities or purposes approved, endorsed, organised, sponsored or authorised by NUS will be covered by the NUS Student Travel Insurance Policy. Click here (under Insurance Cover for Official NUS Trips) for more information.

Exclusions to the NUS Student Travel Insurance may apply. Students are to ensure that they have sufficient travel insurance coverage, and may consider purchasing additional travel insurance if required.

Contact Details

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