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You can choose between two tracks: a) the standard track and b) the free track. In the standard track, students spend one semester at a partner university. We have designed the program in a way that all students will spend two semesters together with the fellow students of their host university and thus to develop a sense of a scholarly community.

In Cologne, students of HSE and UW can attend a pre-semester language course in German between mid/late February and early April (which is credited with 6 CP and counts as CM 3). The fourth semester is dedicated to the M.A. thesis, which students are free to write at any of the participating universities.

Particularly motivated and mobile students have the option to spend any semester at any partner university. We call this option the “free track”. We will actively promote it in 2018 when we will have gained some routine with the “standard track”. The “free track” is possible because all modules can be studied within one semester at any of the participating universities. Students who successfully finish the free track will be awarded the diploma of two participating universities, at which they will have spent at least one semester and from which they have chosen the supervisors of their M.A. thesis.