Undergraduate Scholarships at European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin

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There are two application deadlines: February 15th 2007 and April 30th 2007.

The European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA) offers a one-year undergraduate program in the humanities.

The academic year runs for nine months from early October to late
June and is divided into three ten-week terms: Autumn, Winter and

The Academy Year program is an introduction to the theory and practice of interdisciplinary learning.

A core curriculum in philosophy, history, literature, political theory
and the visual arts is team-taught by faculty with background in these

The core course uses a lecture/seminar/tutorial format, and students
learn through discussion in small groups, writing assignments and
one-to-one tutorials.

The core course begins with the classic texts of ancient Greece and
has a loosely chronological structure through the three terms, with
particular focus on selected historical periods.

Key authors who feature in the course include Aristotle, Dante,
Descartes, Dostoyevsky, Homer, Hume, Kafka, Kant, Kierkegaard,
Machiavelli, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Pascal, Plato and Shakespeare.

Elective courses in a range of disciplines including art history,
film theory, literary theory, music and performance art complement the
core curriculum.

Students take the core course (six credits), one elective course (three credits) and one foreign language (two credits).

Students who have not mastered German are required to enroll in a
German language class, while others may choose between French or

The Seeing Berlin component of the program gives students and
faculty the opportunity to explore together Berlin’s artistic and
architectural treasures.

The program includes visiting the city’s many museums as well as lesser-known public and private collections and galleries.

In addition, faculty organizes visits to concerts, plays, films and lectures.

A one-week study trip to Italy complements the Winter term’s emphasis on the Renaissance.

Students prepare presentations and lead some of the excursions in a
practical exercise of the kind of learning in which they engage in the

The comprehensive fee of 15.000 EUR covering tuition, accommodation
and full board, the study trip, public transportation in Berlin,
emergency health insurance coverage, books (on loan) and computer and
Internet access, is 15.000 EUR.

ECLA has a need-based financial aid policy and is committed to
giving all applicants who qualify for admission a chance to enroll,
regardless of their financial means.

Financial aid packages vary in amount and are based on applicants’ demonstrated need.

There are two application deadlines: February 15th 2007 and April 30th 2007.

For further information contact the Admissions Office at
admissions@ecla.de For information about financial aid contact the
Financial Aid Office at finaid@ecla.de.

Applications for the academic year 2007-08 are now being accepted.

Undergraduate Scholarships at European College of Liberal Arts – http://www.ecla.de

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