The Certificate Intercultural Competence Emden/Leer (CICEL) consists of four different components. In order to receive the certificate, a minimum of three out of these four components need to be conducted (Intercultural Training as compulsory component).

Please be aware that only those intercultural experiences may be recognised for the certificate that have been conducted during the studies at Hochschule Emden/Leer.


Facing globalisation and the internationalisation of the job market, university graduates more and more need to act in international surroundings and prove competency in intercultural settings. Not least because of this development, the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer offers its students the possibility to acquire the Certificate Intercultural Competence Emden/Leer (CICEL) in order to prove intercultural competences for the upcoming professional life.

In this way, the CICEL is to be understood as a comprising certificate that proves your intercultural competences and describes the conducted components. It is an acknowledgement of your intercultural involvement that you performed during your studies, additionally to your regular academic achievements. You may use the certificate for applications and the start of your professional life to demonstrate your intercultural soft skills. Yet, it is not only the formal proof of intercultural competences that you benefit from, but also the personal and cultural experiences that leads you to cross-cultural change of perspective, self-reflection and broadening of the mind.

If you are interested in the Certificate Intercultural Competence Emden/Leer (CICEL), then you may register here at the website of the International Office.

You then conduct the individual components on your own initiative. There neither is a specific order nor a time limit for the completion of the components. However, you need to be enrolled at our university both during the conduction of the components and at the point of time when the certificate will finally be issued.

Contact at the International Office:

After having conducted all necessary components, you hand in the application for issuing of the certificate, including all required documents, at the International Office. We will then process and check your application and you will be contacted via e-mail as soon as the certificate is ready to be picked up