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Participants of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance will be particularly successful young managers, politicians, journalists, academics and NGO representatives between the age of 28 and 35 who have already acquired some professional experience and show particular promise in their respective fields of endeavor. Excellent knowledge of the English language is expected.

Applicants must be nominated by a contact person authorized by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. This is a highly selective program; if you have been nominated, it means that you can apply, but it does not mean that you will necessarily be accepted. In April, a Selection Committee headed by the Deans of the Bucerius Summer School, Georg Marscolo, Journalist; Visiting Scholar Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University, and Professor Eberhard Sandschneider, Professor for Chinese Politics and International Relations Otto-Suhr Institute Free University Berlin, will invite about approximately 55 applicants for the next Bucerius Summer School.

Names and addresses of the ZEIT-Stiftung's contact persons will not be communicated to potential applicants since this would counteract the nomination process. However, contact persons are: Professors (Law, Political Science, Humanities), CEOs of transnational companies and NGOs, Heads and Ministers of State as well as Members of Parliament virtually all over the world (more than 1,000 contact persons). Alumni of the Bucerius Summer School and the Asian Forum on Global Governance may also nominate candidates.

If you have been nominated by a contact person of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius please complete the online application form and upload the following application documents:

Letter of intent

Application opens December 1, 2017. Should you have any problems to upload your files, please send these documents via e-mail to:

Sascha Suhrke
Program Director Politics and Society
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Feldbrunnenstrasse 56
20148 Hamburg