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!
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.
During the practice-oriented B Modules, you acquire skills in technical topics, project management, law and business.
The elective C Module offers specialization in theory or practice-related courses, including language classes.
The D Module is focused on practical skills, where you may select between completing an eight-week internship or a group project.
Throughout the E Module, you complete a mentor-guided individual project.
Finally, the F Module allows for a theoretically guided reflection of your individual project in an M.A. thesis.
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.
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.
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.
... 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.
... 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.
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).
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.
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 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).
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.
You found your flat but are looking for a place to meet nice people? Check out our guide on Student Life!
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.
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.
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.
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