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.

Winter Schools 2020

Azerbaijan: University of Architecture and Construction

The winter school 2020 will host a workshop “Festive Fair in the urban environment” from 3rd to 10th February 2020 in Baku. The students will be able to get acquainted with the historical architectural gems of the city, as well as the enchanting beauty of four different regions of the country and take part in cultural programs. 

More information can be found here.

Russia: Irkutsk City and Lake Baikal

“Exploring Siberia ’20”

Winter School covers some general topics related to the history of Siberian region exploration, arts etc so that school participants get a clear idea what Siberia is. There will be furthermore given more details about Lake Baikal, the unique and well-known water reservoir located only 70 km away from Irkutsk.

More Information can be found here.

USA: The University of Texas at Arlington

ISWA-SWIS Winter School – Sustainable Waste Management including Landfill & Landfill Mining

The program offers the opportunity to gain knowledge on the challenges of solid waste management in developing economies. The unique aspect of the two weeks is the blend of in-class and hands on training. The in-class, theory based training and hands-on, operational training are perfectly balanced – with one week dedicated to each.

More information can be found here.

Lebanon: Lebanese American University

Explore the SINARC Arabic language and culture program in New York or Beirut

The program welcomes students from all over the world who wish to study the Arabic language and experience a first-hand cultural adventure in the Middle East. The program offers regular and intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and the Levantine dialect at all levels.

More information can be found here.

Summer Schools 2020

Italy: University of Salerno

The University offers a summer programm from 26th August to 6th September 2020. If you want to learn more about sustainable construction save the date and join the school.

More information about the program here.

Finland: Tampere University

Tampere Summer School will take place 3 – 14 August 2020 in Tampere, Finland. Tampere Summer School is a great opportunity for students and graduates from all over the world to attend international summer courses and explore Finland. Participants can participate in one or two different courses and gain up to 10 ECTS during the summer school, and of course experience the beautiful summer in Finland.

Detailed information about the courses is available on our website: www.tuni.fi/summerschool and can also be found here.

In addition to studying, the students have the opportunity to enjoy the endless Finnish summer nights, make new international friends and discover Tampere, the vibrant student city located between two beautiful lakes. The Social Programme offers a range of after-class activities, from relaxing in the sauna to canoeing across the lake and visiting the quiet forests around the city. 
The courses are free of charge for new exchange students of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
Application period starts 1 April!


The Summer School courses follow the curricula guides of the organising higher education institutions, and they can be easily included into Bachelor or Master degrees. Also PhD students are welcome to apply! There are 28 courses offered covering various academic fields, including:

  • Business & Management
  • Communications & Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Finnish & English
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Social Sciences 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at summerschool(at)tuni.fi if you have any questions regarding our summer programme. We hope to meet you here in August!

Japan: Saitama University

The University offers a 4-week summer programm from 14th June to 9th July 2020. The students get to know various aspects of Japan and can learn more about the culture. Moreover you can participate in excurions in and around the Saitama/Tokyo area. The classes will be conducted in English. For people who wish to start learning Japanese on a beginner's level classes will also be available.

More information about the program can be found here.

Namibia: Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek

Namibia is one of the most fascinating travel destinations of the world. During a four week program the students will get the chance to gain important international experience. You will be prepared for business relations with one of the fastest growing regions of the world. Moreover you will visit some of the most beautiful landscapes of the world, see a unique wildlife and can try fun sport.

More information you can find here: www.vaea.at

Spain: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is one of the leading Economics and Business schools in Europe. After 4 very successful editions, totaling 111 students from 25 countries, UAM is once again offering its Summer School of Economics and Business, from June 29 to July 24, 2020.

The SSEB is a Summer Term, where we offer four of our regular (and most popular among international students) courses, taught in English, in an intensive 4-week format (one or two courses to be chosen from the following, 6 or 12 ECTS credits):

  • Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis 
  • International Finance
  • Global Marketing
  • Doing Business in Spain

The SSEB brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of our summer term is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.

Application period is already open!

More information can be found here and on the website.

Lebanon: Lebanese American University

Experience Arabic Language & Culture in Amazing Lebanon

The course provides an approach to dialect classes and cultural activities, which includes weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture, as well as excursions to historic, touristic and cultural sites in Beirut and throughout Lebanon.

https://sinarc.lau.edu.lb/beirut/cultural-program.php

Costa Rica: Universidad de Costa Rica

Latin American Studies and Spanish as a Second Language 

The course provides an approach to Latin American culture, from a journey through its history, economic, political and social processes, literature, linguistic diversity, myths, values, prejudices, problems and challenges to better understand its cultural manifestations, based on its diversity.

Summer School "Latin American Studies"


Biodiversity and Conservation in the Tropics

The course provides an approach to learn about Biodiversity and Conservation, by not only using Costa Rica as an example but also comparing this little country with other areas of the World. The course will have lectures made by the professor or invited lecturers. Readings will be assigned for discussion during the last week and two main fieldtrips will be organized to evaluate different biodiversity and conservation projects.

Summer School “Biodivesity and Conservation"