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.

Due to the current COVID-19–situation, several universities have decided to conduct their respective summer schools in an online modus.

Winter Schools 2020

Lebanon: Lebanese American University

SINARC, the Arabic language and culture program at the Lebanese American University (LAU), offers intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic(MSA) and the Levantine dialect at all levels.  Study Arabic Online  is new SINARC program that provides a number of credit-based and non-credit based course options for students interested in Arabic as a second language only and not toward earning a degree at LAU. All courses are organized and divided according to ACTFL standards and are delivered using various online learning platforms.

The Program will start on February 1st and will last till March 29th 2021. The online Registration ends on January 20th.

Fee for non-credit course is 600$ and for credit course is 1.200$.

Russia: Higher School of Economics University Moscow

Higher School of Economics offers multiple Spring Schools in 2021 (January till June). Few of the courses will be completely online and the rest will use hybrid mode. Based on the language of teaching, there will be two main groups. Some will be available in English and others in Russian. To get more Information such as the name, the topic, the level and the Faculty of the course as well as the amount of ECTS please visit this website:

Russia: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University offers two Online Winter Schools in 2020/21:

1.“Artificial Intelligence for all” – will take place on 16th – 22nd November 2020 for 2 ETCS. It’s non-technical which means that there are no programming skills required. This allows for students of any major to participate. 

2.“Machine Learning: Theory and Practice” – starts on 18th of January and ends on 29th of January 2021. Participation will give the Student 4 ETCS. 

Both Courses combined give 6 ECTS. The Participation fee is 160 Euro. Application Deadline is on 2nd November 2020. To apply visit this page:

China: Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology gives the possibility for Students to take part in two online courses as their Winter Program ‘Cloud lessons’ in 2020-2021.

1.“Multicultural Curriculum Practice”: takes place on 18th - 31st of January 2021. This course offers to build new artistic skills through live-streamed interactive classes, individualized and group learning and enriching video resources in fun and engaging environment.

2.“HSK 4 Intensive Training course”:  18thof January until 31st of January 2021. The requirement is for the student to have HSK2-3 or equivalent level.  It will involve training of 3 Major skills which are listening, reading and writing. This includes introduction of questions in HSK examination, analysis of key language points, test skills training and practical exercises.

Both courses will offer the students 2 ETCS and the electronic course completion certificate. Application Deadline is 30th of December 2020. The Participation fee is 1,000 CNY. All the details are available here.

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