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

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 under the following link:

Spain: ESIC Business School Madrid

The partner university ESIC University Madrid is offering a variety of summer schools this summer:

„Our upcoming summer program offers a range of enriching courses designed to provide students with valuable learning experiences. We are eagerly anticipating the participation of your students in these courses. Madrid, as you know, offers a vibrant and culturally rich environment, making it an ideal location for academic pursuits. Our summer programs offer academic rigor along with an immersive cultural experience.“

The application deadline is 15 June.

You can find more information about the Summer Schools here:

Vietnam: Foreign Trade University

Our partner university, the Foreign Trade University in Vietnam, is offering a two-week summer school this year from 18 August to 01 September.

The application deadline for this summer school is 14 June 2024.

Further information can be found here.

Hungary: Budapest Business University

Our partner university, the Budapest Business University, is offering a two-week summer school this year from 22 July to 02 August.

The application deadline for this summer school is 10 June 2024.

Further information can be found here.

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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