Summer Schools

Participants of the European Summer School on Construction History (CH.ESS) "The Birth of Modern Engineering"

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 2017

Austria: Graz University of Technology
Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
09.07.17 - 21.07.17 31.05.17800 EUR course fees (including accommodation, excursions and morning coffee breaks)

Together with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, USA, Graz University of Technology is organising a summer school on the topic “Food Science and Culinary Arts to Maximize Food Quality”.

Offering lectures from well-known industry professionals such as food trend expert, Hanni Rützler and the highly decorated Austrian chef, Johann Reisinger, the summer school is guaranteed to be first-class. Topics to be addressed during this summer school include food analysis and microbiology, foodstuffs testing, taste investigation, food chemistry and global food trends.


For more information, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

China: Tongji University
Programme datesApplication DeadlineFees
28.08.17 - 03.09.17 26.05.17119 EUR Course fees (includes room and board, plus local transportation)

The Tongji University in Shanghai, formerly the German Medical School for Chinese, was founded in 1907 and has two campuses. In 1927, it became a state university and was renamed to Tongji. Currently, more than 50,000 students study at the Siping campus in the inner city and Jiading campus, located outside of the city centre. 

Together with the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Tongji University is organising a Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) focusing on the theme “FOOD – Solve the global food challenge!”.

For more information on GESS, please visit their webpage Link zu einer externen Seite here.

Finland: University of Eastern Finland
Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
14.08.17 - 25.08.17 26.05.17400 EUR per Course

In 2010, the University of Joensuu and University of Kuopio merged to create the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). Offering more than 100 courses in four faculties and with nearly 15,000 enrolled students, UEF is one of the largest universities in Finland.

The two campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio are offering summer schools in the following areas:

For more information about UEF’s summer school programme, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

France: Université d'Angers
Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
26.06.17 - 07.07.1716.04.2017200 - 1.800 EUR per course

Located in the heart of the Loire Valley and a mere 90 minute train ride to Paris is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Angers. The University of Angers (UA) has more than 22,000 enrolled students and seven different faculties, schools and institutes with over 400 courses of study. 

Summer schools are offered in the following areas:

For more information about UA’s summer school programme, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

    „Go East" Summer Schools- Scholarships
    Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
    2 - 3 week programmes during the period of July to September 201715.03.2017-30.06.2017 (depends on the summer school)Monthly partial scholarship rate: ca. 300 EUR, 
    Travel expenses, participation fee: max. 650 EUR

    With the “Go East” initiative, the DAAD is hoping to promote more students from Germany to undertake study and research stays in the countries of Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe, as well as the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The DAAD awards scholarships to German students (under certain circumstances, students with foreign nationality may also be eligible to apply for a scholarship) to attend one of the 56 approved summer schools covering different subject areas in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine 

    For more information about the summer schools included in the “Go East” initiative, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

      Poland: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
      Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
      03.07.17 - 28.07.1730.04.2017740 EUR (including course fees, accommodation, lunch and cultural programme)

      The Wrocław University of Science and Technology (PL. Politechnika Wrocławska) is the leading science and education centre in Poland. It emerged from the German Royal Technical College in Breslau and Lviv Polytechnic in 1945. Today, the Wrocław University of Science and Technology has over 33,000 students, 16 faculties and 33 study programmes. 

      Interested students can choose a course from the 3E+ (energy, environment, electronics) Summer School:

      For more information about the 3E+ Summer School at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

        Russia: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
        Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
        24.07.- 11.08.201703.07.17 (European students)
        17.07.2017 (Russian students without visa requirements)
        01.06.2017 (all other students) 
        550 EUR/ two weeks
        750 EUR/ three weeks
        (including course fees, teaching material, company visits and cultural programme)
        Accommodation: from 12 EUR/ day


        Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is located in St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. Known in Russia and worldwide as simply the Polytechnic Institute, it was founded in 1899. Today the university has more than 31,000 enrolled students and 13 different institutes.

        The International Summer School offers courses in the energy technology field with the following specific themes:

        • Nuclear Engineering
        • Turbomachinery
        • Electrical Engineering

        For more information about Polytechnic’s International Summer School, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

        Scotland: University of the West of Scotland

        The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in Paisley has a long history that dates back to the late 19th century. It was founded during the era of industrialisation and has since undergone many merges and name changes. Today, the university offers more than 140 courses and has around 15,000 students studying at four separate campuses, three in the southwest of Scotland and one in London. 

        International Summer School

        Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
        03.07.17 - 11.08.1731.05.2017£1,000 (including accommodation, cultural programme and course fees)

        Interested students can choose one module from area A and one from area B:

        • Area A: The human site of technology, digital marketing, exploring psychology
        • Area B: Enterprise creation, general English, cultures of the English speaking world

        For more information about the summer school programme at UWS, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

        International Research Summer School

        Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
        13.07.17 - 26.08.1715.05.2017£1,700 (including accommodation, cultural programme and course fees)

        The International Research Summer School at UWS is suitable for students that are interested or prepare for promotional studies. The International Research Summer School offers workshops in the following subject areas: 

        • Writing a research proposal
        • Research methods
        • Resources searching and research data management
        • Interview skills
        • Research ethics and integrity
        • Enterprise and entrepreneureship

        For more information about the International Research Summer School at UWS, please visit their website Link zu einer externen Seite here.

        Turkey: Bogazici Üniversitesi
        Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
        15.06.- 04.08.201706.06.2017Registration fee: $100
        Course fee: $300/ per credit
        Accommodation: $850

        Boğaziçi University (BU) in Istanbul was founded in 1863 as Robert College. Today, with six campuses and over 120 courses, the university has more than 18,000 enrolled students. The Boğaziçi University Summer Term is an intensive 7-week long programme that offers students the opportunity to choose from more than 300 different courses.

        International students can enrol in three courses from the following areas:

        • Literature, fine arts, languages, sports
        • Politics, economics, business, applied disciplines
        • Science, Technology and Engineering
        • Philosophy, History, Psychology, Culture, Education

        For more information about Boğaziçi University’s summer term please visit their website  Link zu einer externen Seite here.