Summer University Lingen (SUL – Germany)

Germany Summer Institute - Be World Ready



Trip Destination

Berlin, Germany

Approximate Price

€1200 + cost of flights

Trip Date




Application Deadline


Cost Information

Cost for Domestic Students: $500-$1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for International Students: $1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for Students Not Willing to Take the BWR Course: ~$5000 (Full amount of IFS)

Above costs are for International Field Studies, for other programs please see the approximate cost listed above.

Program Information

This program is available for students in School of Business & Management, and School of Trades and who:

  • Are in good academic standing at the time of selection and prior to departure 
  • Are enrolled in a program at Niagara College and returning to studies in either Spring or Fall Term 
  • Will have completed at least one term of study by the end of Winter 2024

The cost of this opportunity is €1200 + cost of flights (see Inclusions/Exclusions for additional fees)

Physical Intensity

Light to Moderate - city tours, day trips, etc.


Shared Student Apartment (included in fee)


Breakfast on Weekend Trip to Berlin

Steps to Apply

Register with Be World Ready using the “Apply Now” button above. Once we have confirmed your eligibility, we will email you with a link to complete your registration with Osnabruck – this will need to be completed between April 29th – May 1st. After you have registered with Osnabruck, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation in which you state why you apply for the SUL
  • Transcript of Records of your current study program
  • Copy of passport/ID

Grant Funding for Summer Institutes:
We are happy to announce that your travel grant is officially being awarded by Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) Canada! This initiative will support your participation in a Be World Ready outbound mobility project. Students electing to receive funding from GSO should be aware of their responsibilities and of the terms and conditions of this funding.

PLEASE NOTE: as per the eligibility requirements outlined by Global Skills Opportunity, only domestic (Canadian or Permanent Resident) students are eligible to receive funding for Summer Institutes at this time.

Am I eligible to receive funding for a Summer Institute?
All domestic students, in full-time or part-time* status, and in good academic standing at Niagara College, are eligible for a Be World Ready grant to help fund the cost of their international experience. You must either be actively enroled in studies during the term of travel, or on a scheduled break from your program with intent to return to studies in Fall term. Summer Institute grant funding is permitted only for students who have not yet experienced a Be World Ready Summer Institute, International Field Study, or Semester Exchange since beginning their studies at Niagara College. Students will receive grant money directly to their Student Account, which can be requested to be released to their personal bank account to offset the total cost of their learning experience abroad. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including the time of submission), the grant amount will not be released. Details on grant requirements and the disbursement schedule will be shared with you as part of pre-departure training, which all students participating in a Be World Ready International Field Study must successfully complete. Eligibility requirements can vary from term-to-term, and from one opportunity to the next.

How much funding can I expect to receive?
Students travelling on a Summer Institute can expect to receive up to $4,000. As part of the application process, once your application form has been submitted, our team will send you an email within 48 hours that includes a link to an Eligibility Quiz + Funding Calculator which will help us to determine the funding amount you qualify to receive. Our team will notify you of this amount shortly after.


Summer University Lingen (SUL – Germany)

Summer University Lingen puts theory into practice!

We will visit several internationally operating companies to gain insight into the regional, international and global procedures of companies in Germany, the city of Lingen and its surrounding area. The companies come from different industries such as automotive engineering, air-conditioning technology, shipbuilding and other innovative technology branches. The company visits are a great opportunity to get a unique insight, talk to company representatives, build a network with potential future employers and find out what they are looking for.

Please find more information on the previous SUL here:


Various leisure activities and a weekend trip to Berlin complete this program and offer the opportunity to learn more about Lingen, the Emsland region, as well as Germany as a whole. International participants will get to know each other during common sport activities, cultural trips, pub crawls and barbecues.

DEADLINE TO APPLY April 29, 2024



Our university offers 5 ECTS credit points (equivalent to 3 NC Credits) for attending the SUL. The 5 ECTS are awarded for attendance of the lectures and the company visits as well as for the final exam. You will also receive a certificate of attendance.


Shared student apartment
You will be accommodated with other German or international students in student apartments near the campus. You will
have your own bedroom but will usually share a bathroom and a kitchen. The apartments are located throughout the city of
Lingen and are not in one building complex.


Looking back on more than 1,000 years of history, Lingen has many stories to tell. Nowadays, 52,000 inhabitants live in Lingen’s safe and family-friendly neighborhoods and work in nearby businesses. Lingen has a rich cultural life, and both our students and staff are very active not only in participating, but also in shaping many activities. Studying in Lingen means becoming part of the community, both on and off campus.

What makes the city of Lingen special?
• Safe city with very welcoming and open-minded people
• City center in walking distance from campus
• A variety of restaurants, cafés and bars
• Cultural offers such as theaters, cinemas and a concert hall
• Great outdoor activities, such as bike-riding and swimming
• Good public transportation to explore neighboring cities such as Münster, Osnabrück, Bremen or Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Travel Visa + Immigration Documentation:

Students are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on their own; Be World Ready is not able to apply for any travel visa(s) on your behalf. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa once the deadline to register has passed. All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges upon reentry to Canada. Travel restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada may change at any time. All travellers are responsible for remaining up to date with any restrictions and requirements for travel and re-entry to Canada leading up to and throughout their International Field Study. Niagara College Canada will assume no responsibility for any changes to governing body travel restrictions, required documentation for travel or any refused entry as a result of change. Travellers are encouraged to review the Government of Canada Website for the latest restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada, as well as to check entry requirements to their destination country as a Canadian citizen.


International German SME – Sustainability in Business and Technology

The Summer University Lingen (SUL) offers a unique insight into Germany’s economy and its successful internationally operating companies. You will have the chance to experience German economy at first hand by participating in exciting lectures by our dedicated professors and by visiting companies and meeting with their representatives. A great way to network and to receive access to the German labor market!

The backbone of Germany’s economy are family-owned medium-sized companies, the so-called German Mittelstand, which not only have high revenues but are also often huge players on the global market. The area of Lingen, where our Summer University takes place, is home to many Mittelstand companies. The companies have strong ties to the region while at the same time operating very successfully on an international and global market. The Summer University Lingen (SUL) will analyze the following questions:

• What is the structure of German economy and what are the challenges?
• What is the German Mittelstand?
• What are the key success factors of family-owned and medium-sized companies? How did they become internationally successful? How do they implement sustainability measures?

You will attend lectures on topics such as:

• Features of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
• International Management and International Marketing
• International Human Resource Management
• Technology based SME

Besides the lectures, you will participate in group and project work as well as deal with case studies!


Until April 29 Application period –  you will be informed about your acceptance to the program shortly after applying
May 20 The program fee is due. You will find the banking information in your Letter of Acceptance
July 07 Arrival Day and Welcome Dinner
July 08 Beginning of the Summer University Lingen
July 08 to 12 Lectures and company visits
July 12 to 14 Three day trip to Berlin
July 15 to July 19 Lectures, company visits and final exam
July 19 Farewell Event
July 20 Departure


Program Cost Includes:

  • Program tuition/ content/ teaching materials
  • Program accommodations
  • Company visits with transportation
  • Various leisure activities
  • A weekend trip to Berlin (breakfast, travel, accommodations, city tour)
  • Travel Insurance

Not Included:

  • travel costs
  • meals in Lingen & Berlin
  • Additional expenses for leisure activities
  • VISA Fees (if necessary)
  • Passport or associated costs
  • Transportation to and from Toronto
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Souvenirs
  • Items of personal nature
  • Departure Taxes or Additional Fees (Ex. Overweight Baggage)
The Be World Ready program at Niagara College prepares you for global success through education, exchange, and international experience. This program offers you the opportunity to experience culturally diverse learning environments, understand different perspectives and connect practical skills with a global mindset to help you launch your career.
An international field study is a 7 – 10 day experience that incorporates both vocational and cultural elements, while visiting some of the world’s most famous sights! Many of our international field studies are customized for specific Schools and programs at Niagara College, allowing students to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real-world setting. All international field studies depart during the Niagara College break weeks to ensure that students do not miss any classes.
All international field studies will include roundtrip airfare (where applicable), accommodations, travel insurance, entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary, and some meals as outlined in the itinerary. A detailed list of inclusions and exclusions will be viewable on the posted webpage for any international field study on our website. Participants can expect to purchase some meals on their own and will need to bring spending money for any souvenirs, extra excursions, incidentals or items of a personal nature.

No. All aspects noted as included in the overall cost of the selected international field study are mandatory with no exceptions made. Our international field studies are built using group pricing and it is important that we do not deviate from the inclusions as it could negatively impact our ability to offer fair pricing to all participants.

In addition to affecting group pricing, these are our Niagara College International Field Study policies, and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

No. Students are not able to book their own flight in any way or alter the flights confirmed by Be World Ready. The round-trip flights as confirmed by Be World Ready are part of the package pricing, and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together.

These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies, and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Each international field study destination has different accommodation providers or themes. Accommodation types that are used may include a combination of dorm-style rooms, homestays, tourist class hotels, or occasionally hostels. We strive to ensure we use centrally located accommodation when in city centres, allowing our participants to explore their surroundings more easily. Private accommodation is not guaranteed.

Rooms will vary in style on each trip; however, they are commonly twin share (2 people to a room with separate beds where possible). Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Students will be given the opportunity to meet their fellow travellers before the deadline to submit their roommate requests. Be World Ready does their best to accommodate rooming requests, but please note that final rooming arrangements are subject to room occupancy requirements and availability. A rooming list will be created by Be World Ready staff and shared with our accommodation providers before your departure. All participants will be emailed and will have the opportunity to identify their preferred roommate(s). While we will make every effort to ensure all preferences are met, we cannot guarantee it.

As long as they are current full-time Niagara College students and meet the program eligibility requirements. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any persons to participate in any of our international field studies that are not current full-time students at Niagara College.

In addition to regular communications shared with participants leading up to the departure of their international field study of choice, Be World Ready requires students to attend the Be World Ready course, which includes but is not limited to, online trainings and pre-departure training sessions. During the pre-departure training sessions, students will be presented with the overall expectations of the trip as well as in-depth details concerning their itinerary.

During their time abroad, students will be able to communicate with their trip leads directly, 24/7, with any questions or concerns.

All participants are required to hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return to participate in any opportunity involving outbound travel.

You are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on your own. Be World Ready is unable to tell you what visa you require and how to apply. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa. While Be World Ready is not able to advise or guide you in a heightened level of detail through any particular visa process, you may consider hiring a travel visa service to assist you with the visa application process, such as CIBT visas. Please note that Be World Ready and Niagara College do not endorse any third-party vendors, nor have any influence or control over any outcomes or services rendered. We cannot apply for a visa on behalf of any participant.

All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges with reentry to Canada.

Yes, while it is great to have a Nexus card, all participants must hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return in order to participate in any opportunity outside of Canada.
Depending on your destination country, we encourage you to book an appointment with a travel health professional regarding any additional vaccinations and medications you may need. It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Campus Nurse to go over this information. To do so, please visit the medical office to book an appointment at your respective campus.
Be World Ready takes the safety of our staff and students very seriously and has a rigorous risk management assessment when creating all opportunities. Be World Ready staff monitor destination country risk levels as communicated by the Government of Canada. Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College take all possible precautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.
Students who sign up during the active promotional period for the international field study will be presented with a payment schedule to follow. At time of registration, students will be only required to pay the full non-refundable deposit that is disclosed at time of registration. Students who are permitted to sign up late will be expected to catch up on any payments missed according to the payment schedule advertised. In some instances, there may only be one payment due date.
Complete the eligibility quiz linked on the webpage of the International Field Study you’re interested in to find out if you meet eligibility requirements.
No. Students will not directly receive grant money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to offset the total cost of the learning experience abroad. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including the time of submission), the full grant amount may be charged directly to their student account. Details on grant requirements will be shared with you as part of the mandatory Be World Ready (SOCL 1128 or IDPL 9103) course, which all students participating in a Be World Ready International Field Study must enroll in and successfully complete to receive funding.
Students are only permitted to travel on an IFS to their home country if the IFS is program specific. IFS’ that are open to students from all programs do not permit students to travel if the destination is their home country. The purpose of the grant funding is to help students gain global competencies that they would not otherwise be exposed to, and as such, travelling to destinations they’ve previously lived in does not support this goal.
Students have the potential to travel and receive funding through Be World Ready up to 2 times; students can travel once on either an International Field Study, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange, and they can potentially travel again for a Work Abroad opportunity (if eligibility requirements are met – please note that if more applications are received than work abroad grants available, priority will be given to those who have never travelled on any type of Be World Ready experience before). So, if you’re wanting to travel on an International Field Study, note that participation on an IFS is permitted only for students who have not yet experienced a Be World Ready IFS, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange since beginning their studies at Niagara College.


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