How do you work in different fields of social work and special education? International fields of social work such as migration, political crisis and processes of globalization play a mayor role in learning social work today. With the nowadays challenges for social work, it is safe to say that international qualification in social work becomes more essential than ever. And that is why you will be profiting from our curriculum of “Social Work and Exclusion”, which we offer each summer semester at our campuses in Muenster and Cologne. It will help gain knowledge, skills and experiences in social work practice and theory.
As an international student, you will form one group during the whole semester. You will study side by side with our local students and be a part of our small family campus. Also, you will be provided special support by student buddies and faculty members. Starting with a welcome week and taking part in a one-week excursion to Berlin will highlight your studying with us, as well as a cultural programme which allows you to get to know the vibrant city of Cologne.
Within the programme, you can obtain 30 ECTS. Your learning outcomes will be documented in a transcript of records.
Name: Tereza Fikarová
Study programme and home university: Social work, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
At katho I had the possibility to study the program of Social Work in English but in the German-speaking towns of Muenster and Cologne! Both cities are great, but I just fell in love with Muenster deeply.
Muenster is a small student city but with so many activities. The most interesting: bicycling here! Everywhere is such pretty nature, a lot of green areas, with a green belt around the old town, where you can ride. Students will find a big number of bars, pubs, food & clubs scattered around. The prices are student-friendly as well.
We had at katho very interactive classes, where teachers not just explained the theory but also asked students about their opinions. We could work in groups, so we got to know a lot of German students. Not just students, but also professors and the international team were so helpful and understanding with everything! It is such a good feeling that even when you are so far from your home, you can still rely on so many people.
The language of conduction of the “Social Work and Exclusion” programme is English. A good knowledge of English is therefore essential. Each international student applicant must master the English language sufficiently well to be able to understand lectures and to be able to work with English academic texts. The applicants must proof English language skills with an English language certificate of B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The nomination deadline is each year on September the 30th., via email to: incoming(at)katho-nrw.de
Please contact our team for more detailed information on the application process.