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Considering taking part in a study trip?

On this page you will find the answers to questions students often have before applying.

Applying & participation

The more flexible you can be, the greater the chance of you being given a place. Nevertheless, you can of course apply for just one of the weeks or give a preference for week 1 or week 2.

There are 23 places available on each trip, so a total of 46 students will be able to take part each year.

Please seek our advice before applying if you have concerns about a health condition that may affect your travel or your stay.

Joint applications are not possible, but you will be able to give the name of up to two other students who you would like to travel together with.

Yes. The study trips are primarily educational and are an extra-curricular part of the legal language certificate programme. By taking part in a study trip you are committing to taking part in all organised activities during that trip. In the likely event that your study trip is subsidised, failure to take part in programme activities without reasonable justification may result in that subsidy being withdrawn.

We ask you to only apply for a place if you actually intend and are able to take part. However, you can withdraw your registration at any time until you receive your travel confirmation, which is issued once payment has been received in full. Once your travel confirmation has been issued, withdrawal will be subject to cancellation fees as per the terms and conditions. We strongly advise all participants to take out cancellation insurance.

To ensure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to take part in a study trip during their studies, we issue criteria and a list of priority groups for each trip, according to which we will fairly allocate the available places in the (very likely) event that the number of applications exceeds the total number of places.

Applications are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so in the event that there are more students in a particular priority group than places remaining, these remaining places will be distributed by random selection.

Yes. You will have most evenings free and there will be plenty of time during the week for you to do your own thing. If this is your first trip to London, you should, for example, have enough time to visit the main tourist attractions.

Can I choose which week I wish to go to London?
The more flexible you can be, the greater the chance of you being given a place. Nevertheless, you can of course apply for just one of the weeks or give a preference for week 1 or week 2.
How many places are available on each trip?
There are 23 places available on each trip, so a total of 46 students will be able to take part each year.
I have a health condition that may affect my participation. What should I do?
Please seek our advice before applying if you have concerns about a health condition that may affect your travel or your stay.
I would like to go to London with a friend. Can we apply together?
Joint applications are not possible, but you will be able to give the name of up to two other students who you would like to travel together with.
Is attendance at / participation in all the programme activities compulsory?
Yes. The study trips are primarily educational and are an extra-curricular part of the legal language certificate programme. By taking part in a study trip you are committing to taking part in all organised activities during that trip. In the likely event that your study trip is subsidised, failure to take part in programme activities without reasonable justification may result in that subsidy being withdrawn.
Is my application binding?
We ask you to only apply for a place if you actually intend and are able to take part. However, you can withdraw your registration at any time until you receive your travel confirmation, which is issued once payment has been received in full. Once your travel confirmation has been issued, withdrawal will be subject to cancellation fees as per the terms and conditions. We strongly advise all participants to take out cancellation insurance.
What happens if more students apply to take part than the number of places available?
To ensure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to take part in a study trip during their studies, we issue criteria and a list of priority groups for each trip, according to which we will fairly allocate the available places in the (very likely) event that the number of applications exceeds the total number of places. Applications are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so in the event that there are more students in a particular priority group than places remaining, these remaining places will be distributed by random selection.
Will we have much free time?
Yes. You will have most evenings free and there will be plenty of time during the week for you to do your own thing. If this is your first trip to London, you should, for example, have enough time to visit the main tourist attractions.

Travel

At this time there are no restrictions (vaccination, test or quarantine requirements) applicable to travellers entering the United Kingdom from Germany (or entering Germany from the UK). The situation can of course change at short notice, and we will inform study trip participants of any relevant restrictions.

Whilst not a requirement to take part, we do expect all study trip participants to be fully vaccinated and, if the circumstances at the time of the trip deem it appropriate, to take a self-test before travelling.

Public transport in London is paid for with an Oystercard. You will be given a Visitor Oystercard with £30.00 credit, which is sufficient to cover all travel to and from programme activities (or within central London). You will need to add up to £8.40 additional credit (the maximum to pay in seven days is currently £38.40 unless you decide to travel outside of central London).

Depending on the airline, you will be able to take 20kg or 23kg of luggage.

Depending on prices and availabilty at the time of booking, the flight will either be with British Airways (from Nuremberg to London Heathrow) or Ryanair (from Nuremberg to London Stansted), exceptionally with Lufthansa (Nuremberg to London Heathrow via Frankfurt or Munich).

Citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein need a valid passport. Identity cards are no longer accepted for entry into the UK. Your passport needs to be valid for the whole of your stay.

Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport to enter the UK, which must be valid for the whole of your stay. You should also check the UK Government website for information on entry requirements and whether or not you need a visa.

We are happy to help with any queries, but would like to emphasise that students are personally responsible for ensuring that they fulfil the requirements for entry to the United Kingdom.

If you are a citizen of Germany, another EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you will not need a visa to travel to the UK.

If you are a citizen of any other country, you might need a visa (tourist or standard visitor visa). Please check on the UK Government website.

Are there any Coronavirus restrictions on entering the UK from Germany or entering Germany from the UK?
At this time there are no restrictions (vaccination, test or quarantine requirements) applicable to travellers entering the United Kingdom from Germany (or entering Germany from the UK). The situation can of course change at short notice, and we will inform study trip participants of any relevant restrictions. Whilst not a requirement to take part, we do expect all study trip participants to be fully vaccinated and, if the circumstances at the time of the trip deem it appropriate, to take a self-test before travelling.
Is all travel within London included in the price of the trip?
Public transport in London is paid for with an Oystercard. You will be given a Visitor Oystercard with £30.00 credit, which is sufficient to cover all travel to and from programme activities (or within central London). You will need to add up to £8.40 additional credit (the maximum to pay in seven days is currently £38.40 unless you decide to travel outside of central London).
What luggage allowance is included in the price of the flight?
Depending on the airline, you will be able to take 20kg or 23kg of luggage.
Which airline will we be flying with?
Depending on prices and availabilty at the time of booking, the flight will either be with British Airways (from Nuremberg to London Heathrow) or Ryanair (from Nuremberg to London Stansted), exceptionally with Lufthansa (Nuremberg to London Heathrow via Frankfurt or Munich).
Which travel document(s) do I need to travel to the United Kingdom
Citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein need a valid passport. Identity cards are no longer accepted for entry into the UK. Your passport needs to be valid for the whole of your stay. Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport to enter the UK, which must be valid for the whole of your stay. You should also check the UK Government website for information on entry requirements and whether or not you need a visa. We are happy to help with any queries, but would like to emphasise that students are personally responsible for ensuring that they fulfil the requirements for entry to the United Kingdom.
Will I need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom?
If you are a citizen of Germany, another EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you will not need a visa to travel to the UK. If you are a citizen of any other country, you might need a visa (tourist or standard visitor visa). Please check on the UK Government website.

Accommodation

Yes, you will be able to tell us who you would like to share a room with.

Accommodation is in twin or triple rooms, but single rooms (or double rooms with single occupancy) are usually available upon payment of a surcharge. This can, however, be around 50% more and is subject to availability. You will need to inform us when you apply that you would like a single room.

Accommodation will be in a three-star hotel in central London, includes breakfast and free WiFi, is close to shops and restuarants, and importantly just a short walk to local transport connections.

Can I choose who I share a room with?
Yes, you will be able to tell us who you would like to share a room with.
Can I have a single room?
Accommodation is in twin or triple rooms, but single rooms (or double rooms with single occupancy) are usually available upon payment of a surcharge. This can, however, be around 50% more and is subject to availability. You will need to inform us when you apply that you would like a single room.
Where will we be staying?
Accommodation will be in a three-star hotel in central London, includes breakfast and free WiFi, is close to shops and restuarants, and importantly just a short walk to local transport connections.

Payment and money

This is a difficult question to answer because it largely depends on what you would like to do in your free time and how expensive your tastes are.

You will need money for

  • meals (other than breakfast and the group meals included as part of the trip)
  • admission fees (theatre, galleries, attractions - many museums in London are free though)
  • shopping (though please be aware that there are restrictions on the value of goods you can bring back to Germany)
  • public transport (if you want to travel outside central London)

We always endeavour to obtain a contribution from the university towards the total cost of your trip. There is no guarantee, however, and it may not be possible to confirm the subsidy amount by the time we process your application. We will always communicate any subsidies obtained as soon as these have been confirmed, and in any case, the price you will pay for your trip is the maximum total amount. Any subsidy granted after you have paid will be credited to your personal study trip account and refunded to you after your trip.

For the 2022 study trips a subsidy of € 150 per person has already been granted and confirmed and this has been taken into account when calculating the price you will pay.

No, the price of your study trip does not include any insurance, nor are we allowed to recommend specific insurance policies or companies.

We strongly recommend that participants take out the following insurance policies (or a policy that covers all of the following):

  • Cancellation insurance (Reiserücktrittsversicherung)
  • Travel contents insurance (Reisegepäckversicherung)
  • Travel health insurance (Reisekrankenversicherung)

Our cancellation policy can be found on the terms and conditions page and sets out the conditions that apply to refunds in the event that you need to cancel your booking and withdraw from the study trip at any time. The later you cancel, the less we are likely to be able to refund.

We strongly advise all participants to take out cancellation insurance (Reiserücktrittsversicherung) to cover the full amount of the trip. Please check the terms and conditions of the insurance policy to make sure that it covers what you need and be aware that time limits often apply when the insurance policy is taken out after the travel booking has been made.

Payment is due in full within a few days of us offering you a place and you confirming that you wish to accept that place. Full payment is a requirement for securing your place on the trip, so it is important that you only apply if you are able to transfer the full amount by the due date.

It is necessary to request full payment because we are acting as the agent for the individual bookings (flights, accommodation, activities) for which payment is also required from us in advance. Any credit left in your account at the end of the trip will of course be refunded to you.

Am I likely to need to spend much money in London?
This is a difficult question to answer because it largely depends on what you would like to do in your free time and how expensive your tastes are. You will need money for meals (other than breakfast and the group meals included as part of the trip)admission fees (theatre, galleries, attractions - many museums in London are free though) shopping (though please be aware that there are restrictions on the value of goods you can bring back to Germany)public transport (if you want to travel outside central London)
Are the study trips subsidised?
We always endeavour to obtain a contribution from the university towards the total cost of your trip. There is no guarantee, however, and it may not be possible to confirm the subsidy amount by the time we process your application. We will always communicate any subsidies obtained as soon as these have been confirmed, and in any case, the price you will pay for your trip is the maximum total amount. Any subsidy granted after you have paid will be credited to your personal study trip account and refunded to you after your trip. For the 2022 study trips a subsidy of € 150 per person has already been granted and confirmed and this has been taken into account when calculating the price you will pay.
Does the price of the study trip include insurance?
No, the price of your study trip does not include any insurance, nor are we allowed to recommend specific insurance policies or companies. We strongly recommend that participants take out the following insurance policies (or a policy that covers all of the following): Cancellation insurance (Reiserücktrittsversicherung)Travel contents insurance (Reisegepäckversicherung)Travel health insurance (Reisekrankenversicherung)
If I need to cancel a confirmed booking after I have paid, am I entitled to a refund?
Our cancellation policy can be found on the terms and conditions page and sets out the conditions that apply to refunds in the event that you need to cancel your booking and withdraw from the study trip at any time. The later you cancel, the less we are likely to be able to refund. We strongly advise all participants to take out cancellation insurance (Reiserücktrittsversicherung) to cover the full amount of the trip. Please check the terms and conditions of the insurance policy to make sure that it covers what you need and be aware that time limits often apply when the insurance policy is taken out after the travel booking has been made.
When do I have to pay for the study trip?
Payment is due in full within a few days of us offering you a place and you confirming that you wish to accept that place. Full payment is a requirement for securing your place on the trip, so it is important that you only apply if you are able to transfer the full amount by the due date.
Why is the full amount payable so far in advance of the trip?
It is necessary to request full payment because we are acting as the agent for the individual bookings (flights, accommodation, activities) for which payment is also required from us in advance. Any credit left in your account at the end of the trip will of course be refunded to you.

Brexit

There are no significant implications for study trip participants. The main changes are:

  • You will need a passport to enter the United Kingdom (ID cards are no longer accepted)
  • As the UK is no longer an EU Member State, it is a third country for customs purposes. This means that restrictions will apply to what you can take to the UK and bring back into Germany on your return.

The European Health Insurance Card (von deutschen Krankenkassen ausgestellte Europäische Krankenversicherungskarten (EHICs)) is still valid in the United Kingdom for urgent medical care. Nevertheless we recommend that all participants take out private travel medical insurance.

How has Brexit affected the study trips?
There are no significant implications for study trip participants. The main changes are: You will need a passport to enter the United Kingdom (ID cards are no longer accepted)As the UK is no longer an EU Member State, it is a third country for customs purposes. This means that restrictions will apply to what you can take to the UK and bring back into Germany on your return. The European Health Insurance Card (von deutschen Krankenkassen ausgestellte Europäische Krankenversicherungskarten (EHICs)) is still valid in the United Kingdom for urgent medical care. Nevertheless we recommend that all participants take out private travel medical insurance.

Coronavirus

At this time there are no restrictions (vaccination, test or quarantine requirements) applicable to travellers entering the United Kingdom from Germany (or entering Germany from the UK). The situation can of course change at short notice, and we will inform study trip participants of any relevant restrictions.

Whilst not a requirement to take part, we do expect all study trip participants to be fully vaccinated and, if the circumstances at the time of the trip deem it appropriate, to take a self-test before travelling.

At this time there are no restrictions (vaccination, test or mask-wearing requirements) within the UK, though current advice to wear face coverings still applies. The situation can of course change at short notice, and we will inform study trip participants of any relevant restrictions, in particular where these affect programme activities.

Whilst not a requirement to take part, we do expect all study trip participants to be fully vaccinated.

Are there any Coronavirus restrictions on entering the UK from Germany or entering Germany from the UK?
At this time there are no restrictions (vaccination, test or quarantine requirements) applicable to travellers entering the United Kingdom from Germany (or entering Germany from the UK). The situation can of course change at short notice, and we will inform study trip participants of any relevant restrictions. Whilst not a requirement to take part, we do expect all study trip participants to be fully vaccinated and, if the circumstances at the time of the trip deem it appropriate, to take a self-test before travelling.
Are there any Coronavirus restrictions within the UK?
At this time there are no restrictions (vaccination, test or mask-wearing requirements) within the UK, though current advice to wear face coverings still applies. The situation can of course change at short notice, and we will inform study trip participants of any relevant restrictions, in particular where these affect programme activities. Whilst not a requirement to take part, we do expect all study trip participants to be fully vaccinated.

Recognition

Yes, particpation in a study trip can be shown on your certificate (Basic, Intermediate or Advanced) as an extra-curricular activity.

Participation in the study strip on its own is not sufficient for recognition because this requires an individual achievement. Students who are aiming to complete the programme, i.e. achieve the advanced level certificate will, however, have the opportunity to take part in a seminar 'English Law in Practice' in the weeks following the study trip. This will involve a 15 - 20 minute presentation and a short written appraisal of an aspect of English law connected to the study trip programme. Full details will be made available to eligible participants. The seminar can be used to replace either the general English course usually required for admission to the certificate exam or the course 'Presenting Skills in the Legal Context'.

Can my participation be shown on my certificate?
Yes, particpation in a study trip can be shown on your certificate (Basic, Intermediate or Advanced) as an extra-curricular activity.
Can my participation in the study trip be recognised as part of the certificate programme?
Participation in the study strip on its own is not sufficient for recognition because this requires an individual achievement. Students who are aiming to complete the programme, i.e. achieve the advanced level certificate will, however, have the opportunity to take part in a seminar 'English Law in Practice' in the weeks following the study trip. This will involve a 15 - 20 minute presentation and a short written appraisal of an aspect of English law connected to the study trip programme. Full details will be made available to eligible participants. The seminar can be used to replace either the general English course usually required for admission to the certificate exam or the course 'Presenting Skills in the Legal Context'.
The information on this page was last updated on 17.05.2022
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