Summer & Winter Schools

Our university has cooperative partnerships with more than 160 universities in 53 different countries. Some of our partner universities offer summer schools that cover a wide-range of themes. In addition to technical subject matter, the summer schools also offer a number of cultural events so that students can get to know their host country better. 

This is your chance to use your summer break to improve your personal and professional skills, improve a foreign language, meet people from all over the world, or simply get a closer look at a potential exchange university.

On this page, we have compiled some information about the various summer schools that are offered by our partner universities abroad. If you have any additional questions that are not answered below, please contact the partner university directly.

Summer Schools 2019

China: Tongji University in Shanghai
Programme DatesApplication deadlineFees
02.09.2019 – 27.09.201926.05.2019Financed by governmental scholarships, only travel costs and meals have to be paid by students

"Smart Engineering from a Chinese perspective"


The Shanghai Summer School (SSS) 2019 is organized by the Chinese-German Hochschulkolleg (CDHK) in cooperation with the China Center of TU Berlin. It addresses students of engineering.


The programme offers:


  • Seminars on the topic "Smart Engineering from a Chinese perspective"
  • Chinese language courses
  • China competence events
  • Company visits
  • Excursions

Cost for accommodation, lectures and excursions are covered by scholarships from the Shanghai Education Commission.

Students shall contribute creative ideas, promote mutual exchange and gain a better understanding of technical and economic development in China.  


For further information see

Russia: SibFU Russian Language Summer School
Time periodDeadlineFee
22.07.2019 - 09.08.201931.05.2019The program costs 450 euro. This includes tuition, cultural program, accommodation, welcome and farewell parties and picnics.

The Department of Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) and the Spanish Language Centre of School of Philology and Language Communication of Siberian Federal University (SibFU) invite students to participate in the SibFU Russian Language Summer School which has been successfully held since 2011 and they have hosted students from various counties (Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, China, etc.). The course allows students to further develop their level of Russian, get to know the long, dramatic history and unique culture of Central Siberia with the focus on the Krasnoyarsk Region, explore the Siberian nature and learn interesting facts about Krasnoyarsk’s economic and industrial development. 

The program totals 72 hours. The course of Modern Russian Language consists of the following subjects:

  • Conversational Russian
  • Vocabulary in Use
  • Grammar in Use
  • Listening, Writing
  • Russian Literature and Culture

A short description of the summer school can be found at: 

Turkey: BOĞAZIÇI University Istanbul
Programme DatesApplication deadlineFees
24.06.2019 – 09.08.201920.06.2019 (17:00)Application Fee: 110 USD or 575 TL Tuition Fee: 300 USD or 1560 TL


The BOĞAZIÇI University Istanbul is located near a major historic landmark, the fortress of Rumelihisar, built in 1451 in preparation of the siege of Constantinople by the Ottomans. Capital city of two world empires, Istanbul is one of the most fascinating historic cities in the world. Visiting the city, discovering its Byzantine and Ottoman heritage is a unique and unforgettable experience for students. Opera and ballet, theaters and concert halls, exhibitions, and international festivals of arts and film provide a rich and vibrant cultural life in the city throughout the year.

Boğaziçi University Summer Term is an intensive seven-week program offering a rich variety of courses in the social and natural sciences, humanities, engineering and technology. The medium of instruction is English (unless otherwise specified).

The program is a perfect occasion for foreign students to combine the pursuit of their own academic program with the discovery and experience of Turkish culture, society, and history through a wide range of courses, activities, and personal contacts.

Visiting students can take three courses.

For further information view:

Belgium: Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB)
Programme DatesApplication deadlineFees
Varies depending on the programVaries depending on the programSee website


The Vrije Universiteit Brussels offers various summer school programs this year:

Summer Schools 2019

  • Summer School on EU policy-making: analysing human security in today's EU
  • Summer School Biotech In Brussels: Where biology meets technology
  • International Summer School on Analytical Science, Metrology and Accreditation
  • W.A.T.E.R. - Workshop on Advanced Measurement Techniques and Experimental Research
  • 4th European Data Protection Law Summer School: Advancing (with) EU data protection

The VUB is located in the heart of Europe, Brussels, the capital city. What would be a better place to study EU-policy issues? 

The VUB is also at the core of ongoing and cutting edge developments in science and technology and the Biotech summer school, where technology meets biology, is a true winner for the 4th year running.

For further information view

Russia: SPbPU St. Petersburg
Programme DatesApplication deadlineFees
15.07.2019 - 02.08.2019
  (3 or 2 weeks)
for EU students 12.05.2019
for non-EU students
Regular Program fee:
  3 weeks: 870 EURO
2 weeks: 670 EURO
  Early Bird fee: (till 1st of May)
  3 weeks: 740 EURO
2 weeks: 540 EURO


Polytechnic Energy School

“Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University” in St. Petersburg offers summer schools this year for energy students.

The School provides the opportunity to attend intensive academic program with lectures, company visits (CHP / NPP, industrial companies) and workshops from Russian and International experts.

The Polytechnic Energy Schools address students of the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oil & Gas in Energy Industry
  • Turbomachinery

Moreover, the program offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities, such as:

  • Boat City Tour
  • Picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland
  • Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art
  • Russian language and culture class


For further information see

Finland: UEF Finland (Joensuu and Kuopio)
Programme DatesApplication deadlineFees
12.08.2019 – 23.08.201915.06.20192-week-course: 400€
1-week-course: 250€

The UEF summer school is an excellent opportunity to experience an innovative and international learning environment while creating new networks with fellow students. Furthermore, there will be a lot of opportunities to enjoy typical Finnish summer activities in beautiful lakeside surroundings. The program also offers some guided tours, e.g. visits of the cities of Joensuu and Kuopio, sauna evenings and a finish baseball match.

Many different courses are offered in the following faculties

  • Philosophical Faculty
  • Faculty of Science and Forestry
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • Language Centre

For further information view

Poland: SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
01.09.2019 - 13.09.201931.05.2019775 EUR + accommodation
(Student accommodation 125€ / 2 weeks)

9. SGH Warsaw Summer school 2019 – 13 DAAD scholarships offered

Topic: Business relations between Poland and Germany

The SGH summer school is supported by the Go East program of DAAD. 13 scholarships of €970 are available. Participants without scholarships are very welcome as well!
The program deals with business and social relations between Poland and Germany.
Poland and Germany have different point of views in terms of European policies, energy policies, safety policies and other issues which will be discussed. The program offers intercultural workshops, a workshop of VW bank and a wide range of cultural activities like sight-seeing in Warsaw and a 2-day-trip to Krakow. Participants will have the opportunity to take a language course in Polish for beginners and a Business Polish course for advanced learners. 7,5 ECTS can be received in this program. The program will be held in German.

For further information see here.

Thailand: Siam Technology College
Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
11.08.19 - 31.08.1931.05.2019€1.950
5% discount for groups of 5 and more people who apply as a group

In this 21-day academic program across the different regions of Thailand, you gain hands-on learning experiences guided by seasoned business practitioners focusing on applicable knowledge in the fields of entrepreneurial thinking and crosscultural management.
Included are lectures, company visits, accommodation, most meals, in-country travel, and excursions to Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samet Island, and of course opportunity for your own excursions in Bangkok and around.

Cross-cultural Communication
+ Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset
+ Meet successful entrepreneurs in Thought and Action

3 Thai Graduate Credits = 6 ECTS (transferable)

For further information see here.