︎ Requirements and Credits


Graduate level preparation for courses. Applicants do not necessarily need to have the formal level of education that is equivalent to second and third cycle university study programs (or MA/PhD level course work in North America); in case applicants do not, the motivation letter and the short bio should suffice to assess ability to follow the course. When you are applyinig for a given semester there is an application form in which you can fill out all relevant information. 


ECTS/US credit certificates of 4/2 credits are offered by SMR which is a digital informal study platform of European and US accredited higher education institutions; this fall’s ISC (intensive study courses) are organized and offered by ISSHS and CPT-Arizona State University. Note: ISSHS, just as the other founding SMR institutions from Europe—CIL- Design Academy Eindhoven and ATTP-Technical University of Vienna—is a holder of an Erasmus Charter for Excellence of European Higher Education Institutions 2021-2027. Arizona State University is a top US institution in the area of research innovation across a vast array of fields: At No. 6 on national level in research, ASU ranks alongside MIT, University of California-Berkeley, Georgia Tech and Purdue University and ahead of Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton and the University of Georgia, and has been ranked the most innovative university in the US for six consecutive years.  

Certificates and Fees 

For all students: a fee per course is 400 EURO for PhD holders, junior and senior faculty, and postdocs, and 220 EURO for students and those who are unemployed. For those who wish to audit the courses, and who are thus not eligible to receive a credit certificate, all courses will cost 50 EURO. Full and partial scholarships will also be available to those from the Global South.

Scholarships for the Global South

Participants applying from the Global South are eligible for both full and partial scholarships. In the case of receiving a full scholarship, the applicant will not be subject to any fees whatsoever. In the case of partial scholarships, a reduced fee for the course or courses will be offered to the applicant. Please note that scholarships are only available to those from the Global South. You can check the official status of your country to see if you qualify here. Once the Application Form, for our Spring Semester, is launched on February 14th, 2022, you will see a separate section at the end of the form which must be filled out if you wish to be eligible for a scholarship. If this section is not filled out, we will, unfortunately, not be able to consider you as a scholarship candidate


Applicants may apply to any amount of courses they wish, but should be aware that each course is paid for separately, and that payment for one course does not grant them access to any of the other courses. That being said, applicants who take two or more courses will receive up to 50% off from the total fee from the total amount of courses they have applied for.