Shape Digital
Europe

The digital transformation affects us all. But it’s your choice to either stand by and watch or take an active role in shaping the digital future. At ENS, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an architect of digital change. Our study program is based on the idea of knowledge entrepreneurship.

The central element of our study concept is a close cooperation between students and academic staff in teaching, team-based projects and everyday working life. You will have access to our very own coworking space, which is the central meeting spot at ENS. We offer innovative teaching methods and small courses. Both academic and non-academic mentors will help you to plan and realize your project ideas and support you in developing your personal network of partners from business, politics and civil society.

The digital transformation is changing the way we work and consequently the way we live. Studying at and graduating from ENS opens excellent career opportunities in various fields of science, politics, civil society and economics.

Master of

Digital Entrepreneurship

Degree

Master of Arts

Duration

4 semesters

Language

English

Disciplines

Economics, Law, Computer & Social sciences

Project-Based

Practical skills

Costs

No tuition fees

You want to become a changemaker? You have a plan on how to confront the challenges of the digital world but don’t know where and how to start? Join the Master of Digital Entrepreneurship and gain the knowledge to implement your own digital project!

The Master of Digital Entrepreneurship (MoDE) is a transdisciplinary, international double-degree program offered by the European University Viadrina (Germany) and the Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan (Poland). The MoDE combines the Viadrina’s strengths in entrepreneurship and social analysis with the Adam Mickiewicz University’s renowned expertise in science and technology studies. By providing you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need, we help to ensure the success of your project. Starting from understanding the challenges and opportunities of the digital society, you will gather a skillset by developing and reflecting on your very own entrepreneurial solutions to the questions of the digital transformation in Europe. The Master of Digital Entrepreneurship (MoDE) is free of tuition fees.

As a graduate of the MoDE, you will have a firm foundation in ethics and the know-how to organize, plan and run a business, both profit and non-profit. You will learn how to analyze markets and to establish an economically sustainable unit that integrates the promises of democracy and human rights with digital technologies.

The ideal project for applying to the MoDE is digital, creative and promises to contribute to making the world a better place. It puts you in the driver’s seat of a non-profit, not-for-profit or profit-oriented entrepreneurship. Your project could be a platform offering services, a tool for solving real-world problems, an algorithm fostering a fair distribution of some scarce resource, or any other entity that is worth working for. You do not need to have a proper business plan, well-reasoned ideas about your entity’s legal set-up or a team that is capable of implementing it. Although it is no mistake to have thought about those issues (even less so to have answers and to report them), we do not require them. We will help you develop them during your stay at ENS. It is more important for us that you have an innovative entrepreneurial idea and that you believe enough in it to convince us of its merits. We are looking forward to learning from you and to offering our help in realizing your ideas!

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Modules

1st Semester

A - Modules

Introduction to Digitization


In the introductory A Modules, you become acquainted with the theoretical and methodological fundamentals of digitalization from the perspectives of law, economics, computer science, management and social sciences.

2nd-3rd Semester

B - Modules

Practical Skills


During the practice-oriented B Modules, you acquire skills in technical topics, project management, law and business.

2nd-3rd Semester

C - Modules

Individual Specialization


The elective C Module offers specialization in theory or practice-related courses, including language classes.

3rd Semester

D - Modules

Internship & Group-Project


The D Module is focused on practical skills, where you may select between completing an eight-week internship or a group project.

4th Semester

E - Modules

Your individual Project


Throughout the E Module, you complete a mentor-guided individual project.

4th Semester

F - Modules

Master Thesis


Finally, the F Module allows for a theoretically guided reflection of your individual project in an M.A. thesis.

Applying

The Master of Digital Entrepreneurship (MoDE) is a double-degree program offered by the European University Viadrina (Germany) and the Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan (Poland). Students are obliged to enroll at both universities to complete the application process.

Find out if you are eligible

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US!

You may apply to the MoDE if you:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree or a comparable undergraduate academic degree
  • Have collected 10 ECTS in at least one of the major subjects of the MoDE (economics, law, sociology, political science, informatics)
  • Speak and write fluently in English (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please find the full list of accepted certificates under 3. below.)

When to apply

Apply between 1 June and 15 July for the coming winter semester

Lectures start in October

How to apply


for European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Certificates

  • Your Bachelor’s Degree, including the respective Transcript of Records
  • Form for the proof of the required academic achievements
  • Your certificate of language proficiency in English (list of accepted certificates)

    LIST OF ACCEPTED CERTIFICATES


    As admission prerequisite, applicants must proof that they have fluency in written and spoken English corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The following certificates are accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

    Please note:

    1. We do not accept any language certificate besides the above mentioned.
    2. Original certificates must at the latest be presented at the time of enrolment.
    3. Please arrange for the language certificate to be sent directly from the test institute to the admissions office.
    Copies – notarized or not – will not be accepted.
    4. Only prospective students whose bachelor degree was completed in one of the following countries do not need to provide proof of English language proficiency: Australia, Ireland, Canada, Malta, New Zeeland, South Africa, UK, USA.

A MOTIVATION LETTER COVERING

  • What do you perceive to be pertinent challenges and opportunities of the digital transformation? (max. 1 page)
  • What kind of profit or non-profit entrepreneurship do you have in mind for meeting one or more of these opportunities and/or challenges? (max. 2 pages)
  • What plan do you have for making your entrepreneurship economically sustainable? Which sources (public, private, …) do you have in mind? (max. 1 page)
  • What do you expect from the study program? (max. 1 page)

A portfolio covering

  • Your CV in tabular form
  • Any extracurricular activities you have done (such as time you have spent abroad or the nice NGO you have voluntarily worked with)
  • Any other relevant skills (such as experience in programming, data management or anything else you consider relevant)

How to apply


for Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznan

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCESS at AMU, PLEASE CONTACT:

Documents if you have a Polish academic degree

  • Photo
  • Your Bachelor's degree
  • Motivation letter

Documents IF YOU HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC DEGREE

  • Your Bachelor’s degree, legalized or accompanied by an apostille by a polish diplomatic mission (legalization/apostille can be provided after successful admission and enrolment, please upload a statement attached to your certificate, that you will hand in the legalization/apostille after receiving the positive decision about enrolment)
  • A scan of translation of the Bachelor's degree into English, performed by a sworn translator entered into the list of sworn translators maintained by the Polish Minister of Justice, or certified by a Polish consul in the country where the document was issued
  • Photo
  • Motivation letter

Admission procedure fee

The candidate is obliged to pay an admission procedure fee of PLN 85. Failure to pay the fee for a given program means the candidate is not included in the selection procedure in this program.

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What´s next?

Interviews

... you will receive a notification in the first week of August and will be invited for an interview. The interviews will take place in Frankfurt (Oder)/Slubice or via video call.

Enrollment

... you have successfully passed the admission interview and been accepted for the Master of Digital Entrepreneurship?

Congratulations! Please complete the enrollment process at both European University Viadrina and Adam Mickiewicz University until 20 September.

After Admission

Arrival

Arrival


You have been accepted for a Study Program at ENS? Congratulations! It is now time to prepare for your life here in Frankfurt (Oder) / Slubice. To get the most out of your time at ENS, we have gathered some information for you regarding the processes you will face before and during your stay at ENS.

The International Office at the European University Viadrina has published various information for incoming students on their website. Here, you find many relevant topics including your journey, visa, accommodation, further administrative processes and general information on our university and city.

When planning your journey and accommodation, please do not confuse Frankfurt (Oder) and Frankfurt (Main)!

Additional information on general issues regarding your stay in Germany and Poland can be found on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

You are finished with the paperwork but don’t know where to stay in Frankfurt (Oder) / Slubice or where to get a proper beer? Check out our guideline on and Student Life. Any other questions? We are glad to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Please note: If you decide to move to Slubice instead of Frankfurt (Oder), you will live within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Poland. Therefore, you will have to deal with the immigration processes with the Polish administration and apply according to their regulations.

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Housing

Housing


In Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice everything is close by and living is affordable. Limited housing capacity, unaffordable rents, people camping on the streets while desperately seeking for an accommodation – this is the reality in many university towns across Europe, but not here! Frankfurt (Oder) is one of the cities with the lowest rental costs in Germany. The twin town Frankfurt (Oder)/Slubice offers many possibilities for single or shared housing and all offers are within reasonable price ranges.

Student dormitories

Both Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice offer a great variety of student dormitories. The Studentenwerk runs six different dorms in Frankfurt (Oder) with single-room apartments or beds in apartments up to five rooms. In shared apartments, tenants are always provided a private single bedroom. The monthly rent ranges from 190 EUR to 275 EUR (all expenses included). Click here for the application form. 

You can find a brand new dormitory in the heart of Frankfurt (Oder), where you can chose between single or shared apartments with up to 3 students per flat. Prices are all the same at 320 EUR per month. Further information can be found at the official website of the “Ferdinandshöfe”.

In Slubice, there are 5 dormitories on one campus offering single and double rooms with or without private bathroom and access to a shared kitchen, as well as single and double rooms with or without private bathroom in units with 4 to 6 people and a shared kitchen. The monthly rent varies between PLN 370 to PLN 730 (expenses included, approx. 90 to 170 EUR). You can find further information on the dormitories in Slubice here. For the price list and contact details, click here

Hint: The dormitories in Slubice and “Große Oderstraße” in Frankfurt are both within a five to ten minute walking distance from the Collegium Polonicum, the location of the ENS.

Shared Flats

Shared Flats are among the most popular ways of living for students in Germany. The rental prices in Frankfurt (Oder) are affordable, a room in a shared flat will cost you around 300€/month. If you are looking for a flat community, check out the free platform www.wg-gesucht.de. Important: There is another city in Germany called Frankfurt – Frankfurt (Main). Be careful not to confuse these two. The ENS is located in Frankfurt (Oder).

Student Communities

Frankfurt (Oder) has awesome students! In 2006, some of them have founded an international housing project called “Verbündungshaus Fforst”. If you are eager to get to know fantastic people and live together in a vivid environment, you should definitely get in touch with them.

Further Options

If you prefer to live alone in a regular apartment or need support with your decision, you can find more information here or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You found your flat but are looking for a place to meet nice people? Check out our guide on Student Life!

Student Life

Student Life


Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice – the twin towns bridging the Oder river, which also denotes the Polish-German border is less than an hour away from the German capital of Berlin and just two hours away from the Polish city of Poznan. The unique location between two countries is just one reason, why Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice is a place worth studying at.

Unfortunately, this unique location has gone rather unnoticed by many students – which is, at the same time, a huge potential for you as a student at ENS to contribute to the life and the events that shape both towns and ENS. Studying and living at the river banks of the Oder does not mean attending the same events, the same parties and the same routine over and over again. It means that you have a major influence on your individual life here and an impact on the progress of the region. There is a lot of space for you to create and shape – both at the Viadrina University and in the city of Frankfurt (Oder) as well as in Slubice and at the Collegium Polonicum.

Location, location, location

Did you know that the world`s first and only monument in tribute to Wikipedia is located in Slubice? This and many other extraordinary sites in Frankfurt and Slubice are waiting to be explored! Discover hidden beautiful places and your personal favorite spots, which you don’t have to share with shoals of tourists. Party hard or enjoy the silence at Ziegenwerder Island right at the riverside, spend your leisure time bouldering or on the beach of lake Helenesee - it’s your choice!

Frankfurt (Oder) has several theatres, museums and cultural highlights such as the concert hall "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach", home of the state orchestra of Brandenburg. Famous personalities, such as Alexander von Humboldt or Heinrich von Kleist have left their marks in the city. Annual events like the students’ theatre festival "Unithea" or the city festival are an integral part of the city’s characteristics.

If you seek even more action it is good to know that Berlin is just a one-hour train ride away. With your included student’s ticket, you can go there as often as you want (without additional costs) and spent unforgettable weekends in one of the most fascinating capitals of Europe.

Make an impact!

Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice are great places to develop yourself and Viadrina University as well as Collegium Polonicum provide the perfect opportunity to get involved in student life. The General Students’ Committee (AStA), the Students’ Parliament and other committes offer the chance to represent the interests of other students and to stand up for your ideas. Dozens of students’ societies assist you with developing a versatile skillset beyond your curriculum. You find a students’ consulting group as well as a students’ consulting group as well as a UNO society, a university sports club and many more. If you have an idea for something different – just start a new group! Both the university and the students’ community will support you, which is why there is hardly any better place to make your own idea come true.

Got any questions left?

© 2021 European New School of Digital Studies (ENS)

Physical address:

Building: Collegium Polonicum (CP)
Ul. Kosciuszki 1
69-100 Slubice, Poland
Room CP 100

Postal address:

Stiftung Europa-Universität Viadrina
Große Scharrnstrasse 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)335 5534 16 6780
E-Mail: ens [at] europa-uni.de