Summer Schools

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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

China: Tongji University in Shanghai
Programme datesApplication DeadlineFees
19.08.17 - 15.09.17 04.07.17Programme fees, accommodation and public transportation tickets are covered.

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.

The 2017 Shanghai Summer School will take place at Tongji University and is funded by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and organised by the Chinese-German Academy of Applied Sciences (CDHAW). The summer school is designed for engineering students and consists of the following four modules: Get to know Industry 4.0 in manufacturing, Discovering Shanghai, Get to know “One Belt, one Road” Initiative, and Outcome Exhibition. Additionally, Chinese language courses will be offered.

A short description of the Shanghai Summer School can be found  here.

You can download the registration form  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: Gdansk University of Technology


    Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
    15.09.2017 - 12.09.201731.08.2017300 EUR
    190 EUR (Early bird - If you register by 30.06.2017)

    The Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) was founded in 1904 as the Royal Technical College of Gdansk and is located in the heart of the city. The “Gdansk Summer School of Advanced Science on Algorithms for Discrete Optimization” is organised by the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics. The summer school focuses on current topics in the field of algorithms and data structures for discrete optimisation problems.

    For more information about GUT‘s “Gdansk Summer School of Advanced Science on Algorithms for Discrete Optimization” please click 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.

    Taiwan: National Cheng Kung University
    Programme datesApplication deadlineFees
    20.07.17 - 04.08.17  21.06.17840 USD
    750 USD (for registration until 31.05.2017)

    Founded in 1931 as Tainan Technical College, the National Cheng Kung University was renamed after Cheng Kung Cheng, one of the national heroes of the Ming Dynasty. “Chung Kung” also means success in Chinese. Today, the university has nine institutes and offers more than 190 study courses.

    The 2017 NCKU international summer school is focused on teaching students how to develop companies that are good for people, the planet and profit. For example, themes covered might include how waste from other industries can be used as a resource to avoid further waste during production. In addition to academic courses, students will participate in various cultural activities as well as a Chinese language course.

    For more information about NCKU’s summer school “Circular Economy Theory and Practice” please click Link zu einer externen Seite here.

    !!!Free participation!!!
    BTU may nominate one student to receive a waiver that will cover the programme fees. This means that the student would only have to pay for their accommodation (about 160 USD), meals and travel expenses. If you are interested, please send your CV and current transcript by E-Mail E-Mail to Katrin Bott by 18. May at the latest.