Summer Schools

Would you like to get a taste of living and studying abroad for a few weeks during your next semester break? 

A summer school can be an interesting alternative to a semester abroad or serve to gain your first international experiences. A Summer School gives you the chance to establish international contacts, to get to know the respective country together with its culture and, of course, to gain professional knowledge in different areas.

During each Summer School, the focus is on a specific topic and/or a linguistic focus. The courses usually take place during the lecture-free period and usually last 1-4 weeks. The language in which the different programs are held is usually English.

Current offers by our partner universities

Hungary: SUCCESS Summer School organized by Budapest Business School

Highlights of the summer school 2023:

  • Students can earn 6 credit points (through the in-person parts of the summer school)!
  • organized study trips and company visits
  • It includes business simulation, strategy, trading, and finance.

For more information, please refer to the website of the summer school.

Vietnam: International Summer Program - Foreign Trade University

The International Summer Program 2023 (ISP 2023) will take place from 14 August 2023 to 01 September 2023 (for 3 weeks)

This year, it will still hold a summer program for international students as before and students will take the whole program in person. 

For more details, please have a look at this file.

Application form for ISP 2023

The registration form must be completed by 23 July 2023.

Finnland: Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

"The LUT Summer School is a three-week academic event offering intensive courses, mainly at Master's-level classes in sustainability, climate action, marketing, management, and inventive thinking."

Japan: Kindai University in Osaka

We are pleased to announce that Kindai University launches a new short term Japanese language/culture program for our partner university students!

It is three weeks long and will be held twice a year, summer and winter. 

The memorable first program will be held this winter.

Dates: January 15-February 2, 2024.
Fee: JPY260,000-280,000 (including accommodation, airport pick-up and textbook)
*Fee varies depending on the accommodation to be arranged.

The Japanese language course is available for all levels; from beginners who have never studied Japanese before to N1 holders.

The Japanese culture workshop is another great feature of the program and most of them are hands-on experience, including interactions with Kindai students!

You can find more information in this flyer and under the following link:

General Offers

DAAD Go-East Summer and Winter Schools:  Some summer or winter schools at universities from the region of East-Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe as well as the CIS are funded by the DAAD Go East program. Top funding opportunities await you here!
DAAD: Go East Summer and Winter Schools

Summer Schools in Europe:

Summer Schools in the USA:

Do your own research on the Internet for many more possibilities! This is only a selection! Please note that registration deadlines are sometimes very early.


Admission requirements vary depending on the university or programme. Some universities or colleges have language proficiency requirements. This can usually be proven by a language certificate, such as the TOFEL or the grade of the Abitur certificate. In general, proof of the Abitur or Fachabitur must be provided.

Financing options

Since the locations of the higher education institutions offering a summer school as well as their programmes vary, the costs for a summer school vary accordingly. The organizers themselves often offer help with financing. Possible funding can also be found at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


If you are interested, please contact the responsible university.


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