Studies for acquiring a certificate in intercultural competence in academic and professional contexts include:
The workload for receiving a certificate corresponds to 18 credit points. ⇒ See an example of a certificate here.
Intercultural competence is the ability
Theoretical knowledge in combination with practical experience should enable the student to
The studies required to earn the certificate are divided into theory, practice, and reflection.
Required skills and knowledge can be acquired by successfully completing the Studiumplus modules, “Culture, history, interculturality,” and “Interculturality - multiculturality - transculturality,” or comparable modules in other subjects. The work required for these credits corresponds to 6 credit points.
Credits earned in the modules “Foreign language I or II,” “Intercultural communication,” “Successful start in university studies for international students,” “Student projects,” or “Internship” qualify as practical experience. You should select modules that correspond to your professional goals and the demands of your professional field. Furthermore, a documented intercultural commitment during your bachelor’s studies can be recognized in a scope of about 180 hours.
The content of activities should correspond to the content of the modules listed above or to the level of academic courses. The workload for practical experience encompasses a total of 12 credit points.
Reflection on and Evaluation of Knowledge and Experience
Reflection on intercultural knowledge and experience takes the form of an e-portfolio (EPOS) or an evaluation report.
The requirement for receiving a certificate is an evaluation report (about 10 pages) or a learning portfolio.
Please use the ⇒ form in order to draw up your individiual performance overview (in German language).
The Studiumplus Office advises students on questions regarding the planning and organization of their studies, recognition of course credits, and self-evaluation (e-portfolio or evaluation report).
Contact: Dr. Ljuba Kirjuchina