Summer Schools and Short Programmes

Study Abroad provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden horizons, to learn about a new culture, and to enhance their employability prospects post graduation. The International Office have identified a list of summer schools to consider offered by some of the world's top universities, however students are not confined to participating in these summer schools.  We encourage you to review the following list of summer schools and short programmes and contact the Study Abroad team in the International Office to discuss.

The Summer School Study Abroad Handbook contains information from how to identify the best programme for you to safety resources available to you while you are away. 

Please note that we will be adding further summer schools and short programmes to this table to please check back regularly.


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University of Sydney

University of Syndey Short Term Summer Program
Session A: 26 May - 7 July 2018
Session B: 8 July - 11 August 2018


Since launching in 2016, the program has grown to include a second session and 2018 will see the broadest range of course offerings to date. Our program is designed to coincide with the Northern Hemisphere summer, with Session A running from 26 May – 07 July and Session B from 08 July – 11 August, 2018.

Students are able to enrol in either session and take one or two classes (up to 12 credit points) from a selection of 30 classes.

This fabulous program includes airport pickup, orientation, social events and guaranteed accommodation for students who apply by our accommodation deadline.


Applications for this program will open on Monday 08 January and close on Saturday 31 March 2018.



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Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Graz International Summer School: 1 - 14 July 2018
'Meditating and Mediating Change: State-Society-Religion'

The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally orientated, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.  

6 good reasons to apply:

  1. 2-week summer university with a campus atmosphere at Seggau Castle
  2. 6 ECTS credits (for participation and seminar paper)
  3. Lectures, panel discussions and 7 parallel seminar modules (small groups)
  4. Discussions and networking opportunities with international lecturers and guests
  5. All-inclusive-package (tuition, meals, accommodation, extra-curricular program and field trips)
  6. Develop skills in public speaking, academic writing and critical thinking

Application deadline: 2 March 2018


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University of Alberta

International Summer and Winter Programs

Winter program: 3 - 24 February 2018
Summer program: 14 July - 4 August 2018

The International Summer & Winter Programs provides students with the opportunity to experience campus life at one of Canada’s top universities.

The programs combine professional development, interdisciplinary studies, and cross-cultural learning opportunities, with time for exploration, relaxation and fun.Three weeks in one of Canada’s most energetic festival cities may inspire future study and career options!

During this program, you will develop skills in:

  • Group work
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking

Each of the three weeks will cover a different theme. The themes for 2018 are Canadian Studies, Entrepreneurship, and Community Engagement.

Participants can also request meetings with professors in their field of interest and explore graduate program options.


In order to be considered for the International Winter/Summer Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be registered in a full-time undergraduate program at a designated post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the program start date.
  • All participants are required to sign a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement in order to participate in the program. More information about this agreement will be available at the time of registration.

Proof of English language proficiency is not required in order to be eligible for the program. However, it is highly recommended that applicants have the equivalent of 70 iBT (TOEFL) in order to be able to fully participate in all aspects of the program.

Winter program deadline: 15 November 2017
Summer program deadline: 15 May 2018

University of British Columbia

UBC Vancouver Summer Program: 3 June - 3 July 2018 and 14 July - 14 August 2018


The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP), is a four- week academic program offering for international undergraduate students from cooperating universities to study at UBC.  The VSP provides the opportunity for students to take two academic courses in various UBC Faculties while learning about Canadian practices and culture.

This summer, we invite students to come and experience why Vancouver has been consistently voted one of the best places to live in the world. They can come study at North America’s most international university* and connect with other globally-minded students.

*Times Higher Education’sWorld’s Most International Universities 2017” ranking


 2018 VSP Program Dates and Details


The package fee per student for the 2018 program is $5100 CAD and includes:

  • 2 courses
  • Medical insurance
  • Group airport transfer and city tour
  • Shared accommodation on UBC Campus
  • Orientation and farewell events
  • Course materials
  • Social activities

(Optional day trips may require an additional fee)


June 3 to July 3, 2018


Sixteen packages are offered in Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Community and Regional Planning, Education, Forestry, Medicine and Science-Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

The deadline for registration is February 28, 2018.


July 14 to August 14, 2018


Fifty-seven packages are offered in Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Community and Regional Planning, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Science.

The deadline for registration is March 30, 2018.


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University of Victoria

International Summer Institute for Business Management: 2 - 26 July 2018 and 2 - 21 August 2018

Offered annually in Victoria BC Canada since 1999, the (ISIBM) Program is available in two formats:

  • traditional four-week program (July)
  • intensive three-week program (August)

All students participate in the following modules:

  • business communication
  • international business
  • entrepreneurship
  • service management

The ISIBM program is taught by Gustavson School of Business faculty and is equivalent to 6.0 North American credit-hours of course work.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in fun and exciting extracurricular activities.

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Summer Graduate Business Studies: 18 June - 13 July 2018

Summer Graduate Business Studies is open to any graduate level student currently attending university/college in their respective country.

The program consists of four weeks of innovative graduate level business studies taught by the University of Victoria's award-winning faculty.

The program focuses on:

  • global strategy
  • cross-cultural management
  • social entrepreneurship

The SGBS instructors are the same instructors that teach our own business students and are recipients of several international awards.

International faculty: please inquire about our incentive program for you! Email us for more details:

Known as the "City of Gardens" for its famous parks and hanging flower baskets, Victoria is clean, safe and culturally diverse. Victoria has been named best city in the Americas by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers. Victoria comes alive in the summer with travelling musicians, comedians and artisans for a bustling atmosphere. Countless recreational activities, shopping and sightseeing opportunities make Victoria an ideal location for international study

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Fudan University

Fudan International Summer Session: 11 July - 9 August 2018

Fudan University International Summer Session will provide a 4-week course study and cultural experience to students from all over the world.  Students will have the opportunity to get to know China, experience Shanghai and be part of the Fudan community. Fudan University will also participate in the program.  This program will help you achieve multicultural understanding, establish a global vision, and get connected with peers form all over the world.

  • 18 content courses in History and Culture, Society and Politics, Business and Economy, and Science and Technology (39 credit hours each).  Lecture series on Chinese economy and Society
  • 3 Chinese language courses at different levels (40 credit hours each, optional)
  • 2 PE courses (18 credit hours each, optional)
  • Historical and cultural visits

Application deadline: 10 May 2017 

Fudan School of Economics 

Fudan School of Economics Summer Camp: 14 - 27 July 2018

The Summer camp on Chinese Economy and Society includes twenty-two 90-minute lectures, three company tours and various other activities. The majority of lectures will be delivered by top scholars in relevant research fields from the best universities, including Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University as well as LSE. These lectures will equip you with a thorough understanding of Chinese economy and society in the past, current and future. Tours to a private company, a state-owned enterprise and a Sino-foreign joint venture will provide you opportunities to closely observe how various companies grasp market opportunities in China and grow to be more competitive internationally. Other cultural activities aim to help you have a better appreciation of Chinese culture and make your stay more enjoyable. After successful completion of the Program, students will be awarded a program certificate and an official transcript from Fudan University.

Application deadline: 15 May 2018


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Aarhus University

Aarhus AU Summer School:
Term I: 3 - 20 July 2018
Term II: 23 July - 10 August 2018

AU Summer University is Aarhus University’s summer school which takes place on our beautiful campus every year in July and August. The programme consist of a broad variety of courses, taught in English at Bachelor’s or Master’s level, within the fields of: Arts, Business and Economics, Media and Communication, Social Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology. AU Summer University welcomes Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers. Along with the academic programme, we offer accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students. In 2017 more than 1800 students participated in 64 courses running from the beginning of July until mid August on and off-campus. Again this year we invited guest lectures from around the world to teach and co-teach courses together with AU lecturers. We are pleased to be able to announce a very high satisfaction rate among both staff and students. 96% of the students answering the questionaire would recommend AU Summer University to their friends.

Application deadline: 15 March 2018


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Toulouse Business School

Dates: 4th- 24th January 2018

The program is divided into three parts:

  • Paris Campus : 4th – 13th January 2018
  • Cultural Visit to Bordeaux: 13th – 14th January 2018
  • Toulouse Campus: 14th – 24th January 2018

The Toulouse Business School Winter School offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to spend their winter or summer vacation in two of France’s most beautiful cities.

The program allows you to earn credits towards your degree through a choice of 4 subjects at Undergraduate Level, whilst discovering France and having a unique international and cultural experience.

Students will be able to obtain up to 14 ECTS credits (7 US contact hours) for the program in Paris & Toulouse.

Academic Modules (each worth 7 ECTS Credits):

  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Marketing: Practices in France and Europe
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Business Strategy in Europe

About Toulouse Business School

With three international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, 5 campuses (Toulouse, Barcelona, Paris, London & Casablanca), 180 partner universities, a distinguished international faculty and more than 30,000 alumni worldwide, Toulouse Business School is a truly international and multicultural school.

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Sciences Po

Science Po Summer School 
June session: 4 - 28 June 2018
July session: 3 - 27 July 2018

The Summer School's University Programme is a unique opportunity for university students and graduates from all over the world to discover Science Po over the course of a summer on our Paris campus.  In 2017, the programme hosted over 380 students, representing 57 different nationalities and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds.

The University Programme offers two academic tracks in social sciences and French language.  Both tracks are available during each session of the Summer School.  In addition to their core social sciences or French courses, students may choose to expand their curriculum by adding an elective cours for an additional cost.

Application deadlines:
June session: April 2018

July session: May 2018



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University of Mannheim

University of Mannheim - School of Humanities Summer School
'Crossing Borders in a Changing World': 21 July - 11 August 2018

In summer 2018, the Mannheim School of Humanities will offer its 6th international Summer School. From July 21st to August 11th, 2018, students may take up to two courses and earn ECTS-credits during their summer break.

Four courses will be taught by internationally renowned professors from North and South America as well as Africa who are invited from abroad specifically for the 2018 Summer School. One course will be taught by a local Mannheim professor. In this Summer School, the main language of instruction in seminars will be English. Courses will deal with current and influential topics and will give participants a chance for discussion and thought-provoking exchange with fellow students from all around the world.

The Summer School is designed for undergraduate students studying at the School of Humanities or at its partner universities from all over the world. With this offer, we want to provide you the possibility to take classes and earn credits during your summer break.

For international students, it is also an alternative to studying abroad for an entire semester. You can stay abroad for just one month and take this chance to get to know the University of Mannheim, its academic principles, its students, its culture, the city of Mannheim and Germany. Of course, you are also welcome to start your regular exchange semester in Mannheim or at another university, subsequently.

With a program fee of maximum 250€, we offer education of highest quality in one of Germany's top universities at a very reasonable cost. Housing prices in Mannheim average at around €350 per month. So don't miss this chance to spend an unforgettable summer in the heart of Europe and apply for our Summer School! Online registration will be available from January 2018.

Application deadline: 8 April 2018

Hochschule Furtwangen University

White Water Management Summer School: 3 - 10 August 2018

This summer school teaches relevant management principles in an action-orientated outdoor & white water kayaking environment of the canton Ticino in Switzerland from the 3rd August 2018 until the 10th August 2018. Our course language is English. 

Like the environment for managers the environment of white water is marked through uncertain, unpredictable settings, which demands again and again strategic target-orientated decisions by the actors. Students will learn management principles effectively and directly exercised in action. This approach leads even kayak-beginners through the experience of white water straight to the core tasks of management. It’s about skills, not about muscles! White water beginners are welcome!

The course provides 6 ECTS. It is designed not only for students of Bachelor, Master and Ph. D. level with a focus on Business Management, but also for other related studies, which provide management input.

Application deadline: 15th June 2018

*Please note that this summer school does not qualify for the Summer School and Short Programme Scholarship*



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University College Cork

Greek & Latin Summer School: 18 June - 9 August 2018

UCC’s Greek and Latin Summer School was established in 1999 in order to offer complete beginners the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for reading original Ancient Greek or Latin texts.

The course is ideal for Masters and Doctoral students in any discipline who require knowledge of either language for their future research. However, undergraduate students, teachers and anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in Classics are also more than welcome to apply.

The Summer School was awarded the European Label for Innovative and Creative Language Teaching and Learning in 2004 by the Linguistics Institute of Ireland on behalf of the European Commission. The jurors were "impressed by the planning, energy and dedication which is being invested to ensure the success of such an intensive language learning module" and that we "have succeeded in making the UCC course exemplary at an international level" due to "the vision and professionalism" of all involved.

Permanent Staff

Mrs Vicky Janssens, Director and Latin Teacher

How to Contact Us

Enquiries about the Summer School should be directed to:

Mrs. Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

tel +353-21-4903618/2359; fax +353-21-4903277; e-mail

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

The Association of Commonwealth Universities, hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer School 2018

Why attend the Summer School?

The Summer School was a fun and interactive way to engage with students and academics from other countries. The keynote lectures and workshops were inspirational. The experience has allowed me to grow as a person and as a researcher.
Samantha, Geography student from University of the Western Cape, and Summer School 2017 participant.

The 2018 School will be a stimulating week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, skills development, social events providing insights into the fascinating culture of Hong Kong, group work, networking opportunities, and field trips to key sites such as the Jao Tsung-I Academy, the Blue House Cluster, and the Mapopo Community Farm.

The Summer School programme has been developed by senior academics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong's well-established Urban Studies programme. It's a small and friendly event which is capped at 50 participants.

Please see this page for more feedback from previous participants and take a look at this Storify for highlights from the 2017 Summer School.

The theme

The particular urban environment of Hong Kong makes it a perfect location for a Summer School on the theme of Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities.

The programme

The draft programme can be found here. 


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Jenny Cameron – Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Christopher Law, JP – Founding Director, Oval Partnership; and Member of Development Committee, West Kowloon Cultural District
  • Professor Ng Mee Kam – Director, Urban Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Peter Ngau – Centre for Urban Research and Innovations, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Edgar Pieterse – Director of the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Professor Hendrik Tieben – School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ada Wong, JP – Director, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture; and Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute

Eligibility and registration fees

The registration fee is £400 GBP for students from ACU member universities and £500 GBP for students from non-member institutions.

Participants must be current postgraduate or final year undergraduate students. More information on eligibility and fees can be found here.

A number of bursaries are available for students from ACU member universities.

How to apply

For application guidance and to apply see this page.

Applications close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 14 January 2018.

Contact us

If you have a query which is not answered on this page, please email


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

International Summer Program: 19 June - 13 August 2018


The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) accepts applications from undergraduate students who are nominated by HKUST’s exchange partners as an exchange student* . If you are interested, please inquire and apply through the study abroad office at your home institution. Applications are normally invited from November to March each year.

Applicants from institutions where the primary medium of instruction is not English are expected to meet one of the following English language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band 6.0;
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) 550;
  • TOEFL computer-based test (CBT) 213;
  • TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) 80

* The supported student must satisfy the conditions or terms as outlined in the exchange agreement between the student’s home institution and HKUST. Students should check with their home institution whether they are eligible to participate in ISP as an exchange student.


On-campus accommodation is compulsory for ISP students. You will be assigned to a double or triple room in a student hall on campus for the program duration. For more information, please visit here.

Residential period for ISP 2018:

14 June to 13 August 2018, both nights inclusive

Credits and contact hours

The Summer Term is eight weeks long. Most Summer Term undergraduate courses at HKUST are 3 credits, unless otherwise specified. The minimum credit load for ISP is 3-credit and the maximum is 9-credit (no more than 3 courses). You should check with your home institution on credit transfer policies.

Course areas available

The same as regular term exchange, summer exchange courses are offered by HKUST’s Schools/Office.

  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office

Course offering in Summer Term will vary from year to year. Tentative course list for ISP 2018 will be available in December. At the moment, please take reference from the following:


Nomination deadline: 20 February 2018



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University of Tokyo

UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2018

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduates each year with the opportunity to undertake
scientific research projects at many of the world's leading institutions.

Launched in 2006 in the United States, 2008 in Europe, and 2015 in Japan, Amgen Scholars has expanded to Tokyo,
Kyoto and additional world-class institutions in the U.S. and Europe.

The objective of the program is to provide undergraduate students from different countries (including some from Japan) who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and looking to continue to graduate studies, with eight weeks of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences. Research experiences are being provided by faculty members of the Graduate School of ScienceGraduate School of EngineeringGraduate School of Pharmaceutical SciencesGraduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the Institute of Industrial Science. By the end of their summer experience, students are expected to acquire knowledge and skills for conducting research. The students are also expected to extend their international friendship through the collaborative experiences. These experiences will help the students to develop future collaborations in many situations.

In addition to working full time in the laboratory for 8 weeks, the program features:

  • Visits to Graduate Schools and Institutes related to biomedical research
  • Information sessions on how to apply to Graduate Schools at UTokyo
  • Special seminars and luncheons where students can meet and have discussions
  • Access to UTokyo campus facilities such as the Library, Health Care Center and Gymnasium
  • Japanese culture seminars and language classes
  • Excursions

<UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2018 - Important Dates>

November 1, 2017: 2018 Program Online Application Open!
February 1, 2018 at 15:00 pm JST*: Application deadline (*Japan Standard Time=UTC+9:00)
Mid-March, 2018: Applicants notified of decision
June 10, 2018: Participants must have arrived in Tokyo by this date
June 11, 2018: UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program begins
August 6, 2018: Program ends


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Mexico: A Better Perspective: 19 June - 8 July 2018

“Mexico: A Better Perspective” is a brand new summer course that looks at a vast and complex country from an opportunities perspective. International students will develop an informed and meaningful view of the Mexican economic and business environment, while understanding why Mexico offers a unique platform to explore the economic and business opportunities of other Latin American or emerging economies with similar characteristics. Through language, history, art, culture, politics and economics, the student will be introduced to the Mexican business landscape and will in turn be able to appreciate the reasons why Mexico enjoys a substantial global presence, as well as a strong influence on its neighbors and trade partners. 

• This course is collaboration between the faculties of Humanities, Political Science, and International Relations, economic and business and will be taught by ITAM´s full time faculty. 

• Taught in English with an optional Spanish Language intensive course. 

• Enrollment open to all students currently registered at an accredited college or university.

Application deadline: 1 May 2018


Business and Culture in Mexico: 19 June - 1 August 2018

Business & Culture in Mexico is a six-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in learning about Mexico’s business environment and language and culture. This program is designed for students to take Business courses in English with the option of also learning or improving their Spanish. In the Business subjects, international students will work together with ITAM’s own Business students to explore both aspects of the country and its role in the global economic community. Language and Culture courses will give students an additional dimension into the cultural environment of the country. The program includes visits to leading Business and Cultural sites of Mexico City and a weekend visit to Oaxaca or Guanajuato.

Application deadline: 1 May 2018

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Radboud University

Radboud Summer School: 5 - 17 August 2018

Over 600 participants from 70 different countries joined the Radboud Summer School in 2017. 

7 reasons to choose Radboud Summer School

  1. Renowned, dedicated academic staff.  All courses are carefully selected on the basis of quality of their content and the academic reputatoin of the course leaders.  Our course leaders are renowned academic staff from Radboud University, Radbound University Medical Centre, and their international partners.  Over 100 top researchers and lecturers have cleared their agendas to share their knowledge, skills, experience, and wisdom with you during the summer holidays.  Our personal style of teaching offers you plenty of opportunity to work closely with these leading researchers and excellent teachers in interactive lectures and workshops.

  2. A wide variety of courses.  Radbound Summer School is one of Europe's leading summer schools.  It offers more than 40 different course in varying academic fields and levels.  All of our courses can offer valuable insights to your academic career.  The courses cover a range of academic fields and levels and most are research-orientated.  All courses will focus on topics that are on the forefront of scientifc knowledge.  In our previous edition 96% of our participants said they would recommend the course to others.

  3. International community/expand your network.  Each year we expect a large number of dedicated, international students and researchers from several academic disciplines.  In 2017 over 600 participants from 75 countries joined us.  All of our courses are located on the Radboud Campus, so our campus will be the ideal environment to meet interesting new people within and outside your academic discipline.

  4. Great value for money.  Our courses offer great value for money, our course fee includes; registration fee, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee and tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.

  5. Interesting social programme.  Radboud Summer School is more than an academic event.  It is a unique opportunity to meet other international students and reserachers and to get to know Radboud University, Radboudumc and the city of Nijmegen.  Our participants come from all over the world and have different cultural and academic backgrounds.  Our programme includes the following actitvities free of charge: welcome reception, guest lecture and farewell drink.  We offer also a BBQ, river cruise, city tour, pub quiz and a fun sport activity for a small fee.

  6. Private accommodation for every participant.  We are able to offer all participants a private, furnished room with bed linen and free use of internet.  Bathroom and kitchen are shared with fellow participants.  All rooms are withing biking distance of the university campus or easy to reach by public transport distance.

  7. Green campus, safe city.  The summer school takes place on the campus of Radbound University, the greenest and most beautiful campus of the Netherlands.  Both the city of Nijmegen and the university have an open and friendly atmosphere where students and staff feel safe and at home.

University of Exeter students receive a 25% discount on course fees if they apply before 1st April 2018.  Registration is now open.

VU Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam Summer School:
Session One: 30 June - 14 July 2018
Session Two: 14 - 28 July 2018
Session Three: 28 July - 11 August 2018


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 students) at Bachelor and Master level. Most courses are suitable for PhD staff and professionals. Courses have a high academic level are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You engage in discussions with a unique group of peers from all over the world. All courses include built-in excursions to museums and institutes such as the Anne Frank House, the International Criminal Court and the Port of Amsterdam.

The beautiful city of Amsterdam will be your home, capital of The Netherlands. Amsterdam is a historic city with a creative and modern feel. You will soon discover its safe and accessible open society. With 187 nationalities, it's the most international city in the world. 93 percent of the Dutch speak English, so it is easy to enjoy everything the Netherlands has to offer. 

We are there for you all the way, making sure you feel at home from the moment you arrive. We offer various accommodation options to all students and a social programme for those who wish to explore more. We are proud of our high student satisfaction. VU Amsterdam Summer School is credited by its students with an average score of 8.6 out of 10. 


Good to know:


  • Early bird discount of €150 available if you apply and pay before 15 March 2018
  • Students of partner universities receive a discount of €250 
  • Follow 2 courses: €200 discount, follow 3 courses: €300 discount
  • 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition and accommodation fees for one course

Appliation deadline: 1 May 2018




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ETH Zurich

Amgen Scholars Programme 2018

ETH Zurich offers 20 scholarships for a summer research stay within the Amgen Scholars Programme. The programme applies to students studying for a Bachelor’s degree at a European university.

The ten-week programme covers nine weeks of intensive research in a state-of-the art laboratory in Zurich or Basel. Working as part of a research team, you will have the opportunity to interact with leading scientists and doctoral students.

A closing highlight of the programme is the joint symposium for all European Amgen Scholars in Cambridge, UK.

In addition to conducting hands-on research, as an Amgen Scholar at ETH you will attend workshops and events offering both insights into state-of-the art research and the opportunity to learn cross-cutting skills such as communication, scientific writing and intercultural skills.  

Application deadline: 1 February 2018


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Koç University

Summer Exchange at Koç University is offered in two tracks:
3 July - 6 August 2018
3 July - 17 August 2018

The program aims to create a rewarding summer experience for students from both partner and non-partner universities. It combines high-quality courses and the opportunity to participate in local activities that enables you to gain insight into Turkish culture in Istanbul.

 Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. This is one of the greatest cities in the world where you can see a modern western city combined with its own unique culture. From the foundation of Byzantium in the 7th century BC until today, Istanbul always held an important role in the history of humanity as a melting pot of many civilizations. Today it boosted its population over 14 million people living in this spread out city. This makes Istanbul the largest city in Turkey and one of the biggest cities in the world.

 An exciting social and cultural orientation week, featuring numerous outdoor and indoor activities, enriches the academic framework of our summer program. Personal guidance by your mentors, academic advisors, excellent professors, and cultural activities provide a lasting experience. Orientation week program is available if you wish to explore more outside of the course.

 Application deadline: 22 May 2018 

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Washington University in St. Louis

International Summer Study: 13 July - 17 August 2018

Study in the Heart of the USA: Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

Broaden your horizon at WashU this summer.  Our International Summer Study Program invites you to join students from around the world to immerse yourself in rigorous course work and Midwestern American culture.

Choose from over 50 courses in subject areas like:

  • American Politics and Culture
  • Economics and International Relations
  • Pre-Medical Studies
  • English and Communication
  • Dance, Music and Drama

Application Deadline: 1 April 2018

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