Summer Schools at YorkU Partners

In addition to our YorkU Summer Abroad Courses, students can participate in the following summer school programs from our 300+ University Partners.

  • Credits are gained through a Letter of Permission (LOP). Please note: to ensure your Letter of Permission request is processed in time for the Spring/Summer term, applications should be sent at least six weeks prior to the first day of enrollment.
  • Tuition Fees are paid directly to the Host University (not payable to York University). Some fee packages include accommodations and course trips.
  • Courses range from 2-6 weeks in duration.
  • All students registered and selected to go on Summer Abroad programs are eligible for York International Mobility Award (YIMA). Visit the YIMA page.
  • LA&PS students are also eligible for additional funding from the Faculty of LA&PS. Check the requirements for the International Study Abroad Award for LA&PS and additional funding for Summer Institutions Abroad.

2021 Summer Programs at YorkU Partners

Freie Universitat, Germany

FU-BEST will offer five subject courses in English as well as four German language courses on various levels online. Our courses are open to students of all subject areas and offer an interdisciplinary approach to overarching issues and themes relevant to European Studies in Berlin and Germany today. Small class sizes make this a memorable and unique learning experience.

Students can choose and combine from the following online course program:

  1. Artistic Diversity in Central Europe – Exploring Art in Germany from 1900 to the Present
  2. To Hell and Back: Germany and Europe in the 19th and 20th Century
  3. The Human Condition and the Totalitarian Experience
  4. Media Politics and Structures in Germany and Europe
  5. Understanding Pop Culture: European-American Encounters
  6. German Language and Culture, Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C1)

All courses feature 30 contact hours and 4 ECTS credits upon successful completion and can be combined with one another.

Application deadline: December 13, 2020

Program dates: February 8, 2021- May 14, 2021

Program Fee: € 50 program fee per application plus € 800 tuition fee per course (includes € 300 online discount)

For further information and application details, please visit their Website

If you have any questions, feel free to email:

Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Remote European Studies & German Language Program

Application Deadline: July 5 - 23, 2021
Program Dates: June 1, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) will be hosting the all European Studies Program 2021 remotely. The online courses will contain all relevant elements of the regular course including interactive live lectures, online group work and assignments and examination procedures.

Attending our EU Studies programs, participants will

  • be hosted by the LMU GSI which has just been ranked first regarding research reputation among German political science departments (CHE-Ranking 2020)
  • develop a deep understanding of European history, European politics and current crises
  • receive ECTS credits & Certificate of Participation for their performance in class
  • strengthen their soft skills and rhetoric

Program Cost: Free for University Partners

For more information, check out this 2021 LMU Summer Flyer and visit the website. 

Maynooth University, Ireland

Maynooth University International Summer School
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
Program Dates: July 2 - 30, 2021

Choose from Ireland's widest selection of course options:
LEARN with our outstanding faculty
LIVE on our beautiful campus with over 200 years of history
EXPLORE magical Ireland with us

Academics: Choose 2 courses from a range of options worth 5 or 7.5 ECTs

Stream A Stream B
Climate Change Modern Irish Literature
Ireland and the Great Famine Early Medieval Ireland - Society and Politics
International Marketing Anthropology of Ireland
Public Speaking Creative Writing
Medieval Society Irish Culture Heritage
Social Media
International Business
Irish Art and Architecture
Women, Gender, and Society
Global Development Issues and Responses


All courses are fully accredited, taught by our experienced, enthusiastic instructors with over 40 contact hours. Our courses also include at least one field trip to a site relevant to class material

All-Inclusive Package Fee - €3405 includes:

  • Single room on-campus accommodation
  • Arrival and departure sessions
  • Breakfast Monday-Friday
  • All tuition and transcripts
  • Academic field trips
  • Optional day trips around Ireland
  • 24-7 staff on call
  • Activities on campus
  • Airport transfers at set times
  • All-Ireland heritage pass

Scholarships Available on Website. 

For more information, please visit the website & feel free to contact with any questions that you have or to discuss the programme.

Oldenberg University, Germany

German Language and Culture

Our Summer Courses is an intensive German language course taught by an experienced and professional teacher for students with no prior knowledge of German. A maximum of 20 students will be admitted. The course covers 100 hours and focuses on the standard use of spoken and written German and on central issues of modern German society. Attention is paid to developing all four skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Both our winter semester 2020/21 and our summer semester 2021 will be hybrid semesters. Online learning will be pre-dominant although depending on the area of study, there will also be on-campus teaching such as German language courses, laboratories and other practical parts (if the situation allows). So far Oldenburg has been lucky with regard to Covid-19. Numbers of positive cases have been low, and the safety measures applied are working well.

Program Dates: July 20 - August 19, 2020
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

For more details, visit

Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Spring Semester Exchange

Program Dates: March to July 2021
Deadline to apply: October 31, 2020

The program is conducted for a minimum duration of one semester up to a maximum of one academic year (12 months). It involve credit bearing courses with lectures and tutorials. Students can choose from a wide range of courses which offered by 18 faculties in Universiti Malaya.To access the list of available modules offered to mobility students, Click here.

Mobility students are allowed to register modules with a minimum of 6 credits up to a maximum of 20 credits per semester.

It focuses on the fundamental of multidisciplinary whereby students can study courses from a maximum of 3 different faculties which covers Sciences, Arts & Social Science, Business, Language, Engineering, Computer Science, etcetera.

Visit the website and read the application guide for more details.

Please continue to check this page for updates on 2021 programs. Until then, refer to the 2020 programs as a guide since many of our Partners will offer similar programs this year.

2020 Summer Programs at YorkU Partners

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Beihang University, China


Unfortunately, we have decided to suspend the ISS program in 2020.

Despite the efficient response and visible improvement of many countries, the world is facing new challenges brought by the constantly changing COVID-19 situation.  In order to help protect students' health and well-being from unstable factors, we have reached this difficult decision.

We deeply regret the inconvenience and truly appreciate your effort and understanding. Please feel free to contact us, if you need any further information or assistance.

Best regards,
ISS office of Beihang University

Beijing Normal University, China

Philosophy Summer School

The International Summer School held by the School of Philosophy, BNU has attracted excellent students from all over the world in recent years. During the program, students are able to interact with famous scholars, experience Chinese culture and learn a lot about Chinese philosophy. This year's program will be themed by Traditional Chinese Philosophy and its Contemporary Values.

Program Dates: July 1-15, 2019
Application deadline: 24 March 2019

Please find attached the Program Brochure. Students can also visit the official website for further details about the program:

Chinese University of Hong Kong

The CUHK International Summer School Program has been postponed until Summer 2021. The difficult decision was made after careful assessment and close monitoring of the current global risk concerns on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreaks.

Hong Kong University, China *Virtual*

Message from the University of Hong Kong (HKU)!

As we continue to respond to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that all of our HKU Summer Institute (HKUSI) face-to-face programmes for summer 2020 will be suspended. This is a very tough decision to make as we were looking forward to meeting all of you in person at HKU! But as your health and safety remains our highest priority, we have decided to cancel all on-campus programmes and offer some of our courses online.

Here are a few highlights for your students who wish to continue to learn despite of their locations:

  • Taking pride in our excellent academic quality as an Asia’s Global University, we are offering a range of programmes across a variety of disciplines: 1) Asia Cities: Business, Culture & Society 2) Humanities & Global Industries 3) Global Issues 4) Scientific & Technological Literacy.
  • To show appreciation and to support students’ studies during this difficult time, HKUSI is offering a Special 20% Discount on most programme fees. In addition, students from partner university like yours may also receive an exclusive partner offer of 10% discount on selected programmes.
  • Students will receive a Certificate of Completion or Transcript with HKU credits upon satisfactory completion. Please refer to the individual programme pages for the updated fees and details.

The most updated online programmes available can be found from the undergraduate programme list.

Should you require further information, please feel free to email us at or visit our website at

Study Dates:  Application Deadline
Session B: June 29 - July 10, 2020 June 15, 2020
Session C: July 13 - 24, 2020 June 30, 2020
Session D: July 27 - August 7, 2020 June 30, 2020

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is excited to offer their International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) from 22 June to 15 August 2020.

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) welcomes students from our partner institutions to study at HKUST in summer. The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by HKUST instructors and opportunities to participate in local excursions that enable students to gain insight into the region.

For more information, visit their website or email for more information.

Application deadline: 20 February 2020

Fudan University, School of Economics, Shanghai, China *Virtual*

The Summer School @Fudan SOE will be held online during July 6 - July 31 with 11 courses in economics, finance, management and quantification. Most of the courses are selected from FISS2020 and will be provided with the same faculty members. There are slight changes in the course syllabus, considering the online teaching approach. The application deadline is June 14, and your students can enjoy a tuition discount as the benefit for Fudan’s partner schools. Please rest assured that this is the same team who manages and operates FISS every year.

For full course list and application details, view this Flyer of Fudan's SOE Courses or visit 

If you have any questions, please feel free to send your inquiries to

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

2019 Study Abroad Institute International Summer School

With increasing successes in previous years, we’re delighted to welcome you to participate in the 2019 Study Abroad Institute International Summer School scheduled from July 14th to July 27th, 2019 in Chengdu, China!

The Study Abroad Institute International Summer School is a two-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught Program, during which your students will be offered the course of “Business Communication” and also a variety of curricular and cultural featuring lectures, company visits, sightseeing, cultural night and social events,  The program fee is WAIVED for our partner universities and prospective partners, including the tuition fee for the lectures, local accommodation and arranged visits or activities. We give 3 fee-waived places to each partner university of SWUFE (with signed agreements or prospective partners).

The Study Abroad Institute International Summer School is under the umbrella program of SWUFE Global Academy organized by SWUFE International Office. The SWUFE Global Academy is signature prime event in our university’s calendar, bringing together dozens of handpicked highly motivated student ambassadors from all over our global university partner network to experience an exceptional two weeks intercultural study program. Our Institute will be one of the schools and colleges of SWUFE to organize a perfect intercultural learning environment at SWUFE this Summer. During this unique endeavour your students will be offered an authentic taste of modern life in China, a chance to learn more about the gracious Chengdu culture, to stimulate a profound understanding of business innovation and entrepreneurship in China, and to give you a brief but unforgettable experience at SWUFE. Students will be evaluated and certificated based on their contributions and performance within the academic, helping recognize the importance of the academic exchange within their personal academic development.

Why to join the Study Abroad Institute International Summer School?

An opportunity to visit Chengdu, one of China’s most rapidly expanding cities and host for the Summer School;

A comprehensive 2-week program immersing students in business communication in China context;

A variety of curricular and cultural activities featuring lectures, workshop, company visits, sightseeing, cultural night and social events;

A diverse student body of the brightest young talents from the leading universities across continents;

A Certificate from SWUFE and 2 credits to serve as a permanent record for your academic achievements and active engagement during this memorable experience.

For your reference, the following documents are attached to this email.

  1. The Schedule for 2019 Study Abroad Institute International Summer School
  2. Study Abroad Institute International Summer School Online Application Guideline

We would appreciate if you could deliver the information to your undergraduate or graduate students, via email or website posting, thus attaching the texts and logo as well for your use where you see appropriate.

Please email and complete application on-line by April 30th, 2019. The nomination serves as a strong supportive application material for your university's applicants.

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

Shanghai International Summer School (SISS) is offered by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), one of the best business schools in China. SISS will focus on three topics: culture, business and innovation. Aiming at undergraduate/graduate students from our partner institutions , this opportunity is an ideal setting to explore Shanghai and China-both through exciting study in the classroom and on the road in the cultural activities, company visits and weekend trips, while participants develop their own industry expertise and pursue valuable experience abroad.

Program Dates: July 1 – July 20, 2020

Applications: Applications are now open. For more information on admissions procedures, please visit their website.

Program Costs:

  • SISS applicants from our partner institutions are exempt from paying tuition, accommodation fees and any miscellaneous fee that may be prescribed by the university.
  • Applicants are responsible for covering the costs of meals, daily expenses, visa fees, and flights. Meal costs and daily expenses have a total estimated cost of USD $340-440. For a detailed summary of self-funded expenses, please visit their website.

Housing: Program participants can stay at the Shanghai Bothland Hotel, situated within walking distance of the main campus. Each room accommodates two students and is equipped with internet access.

Program Schedule: A sample program schedule is available. This schedule is currently being updated for Summer 2020.

To find our more details about SISS, please refer to their website and program brochure.

Zhejiang University School of International Studies, China

The Zheijang University Global Program is an English-taught academic program led by the School of International Studies Center of Zhejiang University. Courses are taught by highly qualified lecturers from the different faculties in Zhejiang University. This program aims at providing students with an opportunity to experience new cultures whilst studying abroad in one of the most prestigious universities in China. Our courses are from different disciplines and cover engineering, business, management and architecture. We welcome students from all disciplines to attend our courses and experiencing a dynamic cultural experience.

Scholarships are available for York University students if they can demonstrate a distinctive ability in learning and engaging in the activities.

Program Dates: 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019 (Winter)
23 December 2019- 10 January 2020 (Summer)

See the Zheijiang University Global Program Brochure for more information about the program and application details.

For additional support:

Visit their website or email

International Summer School, New Delhi, India

ISS is an intensive, six-week academic program that brings together students from all over the world as they study and interact with one another over the course of a summer in India’s national capital.

The academic venue for our 2020 session will once again be the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library which is situated inside the historic Teen Murti House, the official residence of India's first Prime Minister.

The ISS aims at promoting international goodwill and cross-cultural dialogue amongst promising young individuals, developing their potential as future leaders in government, business and civil society; with India as a study model, it offers undergraduate course modules and experiences that introduce the students to a range of issues and debates that are shaping contemporary developing societies.

Program Dates: 

The online application process for admissions into our 2020 session has now commenced. This summer’s session, which will be our eighth, is scheduled to take place between Sunday, June 21 and Friday, July 31, 2020.


For more information on admissions procedures, please visit their website.

Program Costs:

The program cost is USD 1,900 which includes:
  • Registration, Academic Facilitation & Administrative Fee (Non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fee (First Four Weeks) (Course modules and experiences during the academic session)
There are also optional fees for meals and accommodation. For more information, please check their program fees page.

Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Due to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, the  AGU Summer Program will be suspended for 2020.
The program introduces students to both modern and traditional sides of Japanese culture, as well as Japanese language. The surrounding areas of our campus, Shibuya/Aoyama/Harajuku, have been developed to become the most vibrant and culturally ‘cool’ area of Tokyo, Japan, with easy access to everywhere in Tokyo. Our summer intensive study program at Aoyama Gakuin University is designed for students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Japanese culture in an academically rigorous and trend-setting environment in Tokyo. During the program, students will be paired up with buddies (Japanese AGU students) who volunteered to help and spend time with them.
For more information on the program and how to apply, check out their brochure.

Keio University, Japan

The Keio Summer Program allows undergraduate students to take credit-bearing courses and to study alongside Keio students during the second academic quarter at Keio (June – July).

Program dates: June - July 2020

Application Period: February 2020

Students can take 4 - 8 of the following courses:

  •  Arts
    • Arts/Art Workshop: Discovering Arts and Culture in Japan
  • Culture and Cross-Cultural Understanding
    • Otaku Culture in Japan and Transnational Relation
    • Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context
    • Deep Culture Difference: Understanding Japan through Cross-Cultural Comparison
    • The Roots of Japanese Cutlure as seen in Theatre and Art
  • Religion and Thought
    • Japanese Buddhism and Social Suffering
  • History
    • Historical Memory in East and Southeast Asia
    • Japan's Postwar Resurgence
  • Business and Economy
    • Entreprenurship and Small Business Development in Japan
    • Japanese Production Management Systems
    • Competing in Emerging Asia
    • Japanese Company Introduction and Factory Visits
  • Law
    • The Supreme Court of Japan:  Structure, Function, Case Law
  • Social Issues
    • Minorities in Japanese Education
  • Japanese Language
    • Survival Japanese: Introduction to the Japanese Language
    • Business Japanese: Introduction to Japanese for Business and Work

Program Fee: 270 000 JPY ($2,500 USD) [Accommodation not included]

For further information and application details, please visit their website.

Meiji University, Japan

NEW! Meiji University Japan Short Programs:

Japanese Language Program: the Meiji University Japanese Language Education Center will offer a short-term Japanese Language Program in Summer 2020. The program cultivates study of Japanese language, culture and society from various aspects.

Program dates: July 1st to July 19th 2020

Application period: February 3rd to March 12th 2020

Fees and Accommodation

  • Program Fee + Hotel (JPY 236,000)
  • Program Fee + Homestay (JPY 186,000)
  • Program Fee only (JPY 97,000)

Meiji University will offer a scholarship of JPY 80,000 to students from one of our partner institutions who meet the requirements set by JASSO. Please click here for more details about the scholarships. For more information, please contact

Nagoya University, Japan

The Nagoya University Short-Term Japanese Language Program (NUSTEP) Summer 2019

NUSTEP offers two weeks of intensive Japanese classes for undergraduate students with an intermediate or advance level of Japanese. Students will also join field trips to nearby places of historical interest to learn through both lectures and workshops about the traditional and contemporary culture of central Japan.

The Summer 2019 session is between July 11 to July 25, 2019. The deadline for applications for the Summer program is March 20, 2019.

For further details, please refer to their website, or email them at

Osaka University of Economics, Japan

2019 OUE Horizons Summer Program

Join Osaka University of Economics (OUE) for their short summer program for the opportunity to learn about Japanese economy, history, culture and elementary Japanese in Osaka City. The summer program is designed for students who wish to experience student life in Japan for 13 days. The program is delivered in English, and participants will take classes on Japanese culture, history and economy. Elementary Japanese Lessons are also offered in the program.

Furthermore, excursions to famous sight-seeing places such as Kyoto and USJ are included, and participants can experience intercultural communication with our welcoming Japanese students.

The class schedule is outlined here: 2019 OUE Horizons Class Schedule
Application form: 2019 OUE Horizons Application Form

Programs date: July 1st - July 13th, 2019
Program fee: 50,000 JPY
(including tuition, accommodation, transportation during the program activities and excursions)
Application Deadline: April 30th, 2019

Although this program is a non-credit program, participants can learn and experience various aspects of Japan, which surely will stimulate and enrich their global mind.

If interested, please fill out out the application form and send it to before the application deadline. You can also contact this email for further information on the OUE Horizons Program.

Waseda University, Japan

In 2019, Waseda welcomed about 160 international students from 83 universities in 22 different countries and regions around the world. The 2020 session is open to international students as well as Waseda students. Participants will choose 2 from 14 courses such as literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia pacific, and can earn 4 credits. The classes are taught in English by the experienced faculty members, and Japanese classes can be taken as an optional course. Waseda will also organize extracurricular activities such as field trips, site visits and cultural events to experience Tokyo and Japan!
Program Dates: June 19 – July 17, 2020



Applications will open on March 2nd. For more information on admissions procedures, please visit their website.

Program Costs:

Plan A : JPY 490,000

  • 2 courses
  • Domestic insurance
  • Housing fee
    • Waseda reserves rooms for Summer Session students at several different places. All students who apply for accommodation are assigned a single room. The Waseda Summer Session Office will assign rooms to students on a first-come, first-serve based on the receipt of payment. Students with disabilities are welcome at the Waseda Summer Session. Please let Waseda know early on what accommodations you need to thrive in their program. For more information, please visit their accommodation page.
  • Field trip to Nikko
  • Airport pickup service
  • Administration & miscellaneous charge

Plan B: JPY 325,000

  • 2 courses
  • Domestic insurance
  • Field trip to Nikko
  • Airport pickup service
  • Administration & miscellaneous charge
For more information regarding fees, please visit their programme fees page.

To find our more details about Waseda Summer Session 2020, please refer to their website.

Universiti Malaya, Malaysia *Virtual*

The University of Malaya is presenting this FREE special lecture series exploring Asia in the safest way from home! All those participating can receive a Certificate.

Should you have any further inquiries regarding this program, kindly contact Mr. Adi Yusran at

List of Lectures

  • Exploring Malaysian Arts & Culture
    • July 20, 2020
      3:30pm-5:50pm (GMT +8)
  • Cultural Heritage of Southeast Asian
    • July 21, 2020
      3:30pm-5:50pm (GMT +8)
  • Current Affairs in ASEAN and East Asia
    • July 22, 2020
      3:30pm-5:50pm (GMT +8)
  • Food and Environmental Issues in Asia
    • July 23, 2020
      3:30pm-5:50pm (GMT +8)
  • Multiculturalism in Asia
    • July 24, 2020
      3:30pm-5:50pm (GMT +8)

For more information and to apply, visit their website.

Singapore Management University

GSMU Global Summer Programme (GSP) 2020 - Asian Insights

Program Dates: June 29 - July 24, 2020

The four-week programme will be a rewarding experience for you to:

  • Gain new insights and perspectives on trends and developments in Asia from SMU faculty through taking 1 or 2 SMU courses
  • Engage Asian industry leaders through dialogues, networking sessions and company visits
  • Learn from, get to know, and build networks and friendships with students from more than 30 countries
  • Experience culturally rich and diverse Singapore through GSP field trips and socio-cultural activities

For more information, please check the website.

Application deadline: 19 April 2020

Should you have any queries about the programme, please email:

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

NTU Singapore is excited to offer the NTU GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme. The GEM programme is tailored to help students reach beyond their fullest potential, while exploring Asia, home to some of the world's most enticing and exciting destinations. Students can earn credits for a couple of modules based on their study major. Students will have more than 30 courses to choose from across five tracks of studies.

The programme offers three experiences:

  1. Summer (6-week): June 17 to July 31 2020
  2. Summer (4-week): July 1 to July 31 2020
  3. Summer (2-week): July 1 to July 17 2020; July 15 to July 2020

Applications open: 15 February 2020
Application deadline: 20 April 2020

Students must be nominated by their home university to be accepted as an Exchange student. Please contact by March 31, 2020 for further information on the nomination process.

You can find more information about the program by visit their website, or emailing them directly (

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is delighted to offer FASStrack Asia: The Summer School in June 2020, which will take place in Singapore, one of the most modern and dynamic cities in the world. With Asia in the world’s spotlight as it undergoes rapid growth, the summer programme will tap into our research strengths in the region and offer students an enriching knowledge and understanding of various Asian-related topics and issues. Taught over a 5-week summer period, students will attend classes, participate in active discussions and learn from academic experts specializing in their area of study. In 2020, FASStrack Asia will also continue to offer courses and field trips that will complement each another for a more holistic summer experience.

Program Dates: June 22 – July 24, 2020

Applications:  Applications are now open. For more information on admissions procedures, please visit their website.

Program Costs:

York University students would attend through a non-exchange arrangement.
Tuition: S$2,985 (all other modules) or S$3,820 (SPH2201) per module will apply, together with all other costs.
These costs do not include:
  • Cost of applying for Singapore student pass fee imposed by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore
  • Personal expenses such as study materials, meals, entertainment and local travel in Singapore
  • Additional meals in the country where the field trip is conducted if you are reading a field trip course
  • Participation in social events such as the Singapore Heritage tour and visits to attractions in Singapore
  • Transport and entrance fees (if any) of any local field trips that lecturers may organize on the weekends for the students
  • Return airfare between your originating destination and Singapore
On-Campus Accommodation:  S$910.57 (includes 7% GST)
For more information, please visit the NUS FASStrack accommodation page.


To find our more details about the NUS FASStrack Summer Programme 2020, please refer to their website.

Ewha Womans University, South Korea

The Ewha International Summer College offers one 4-week session and another 2-week session each summer. The sessions are held right on Ewha campus and students are able to stay at our on-campus dormitory in the center of the campus.

Students have a wide variety of courses to select from and active field trips are also an option for those students who wish to make the most of their time in Seoul, Korea. The program is internationally diverse with more than 400 students from 75+ different universities and 15+ different countries. A lot of interdisciplinary courses utilize Seoul as a classroom and students will have the opportunity to explore Seoul through excursions both within their class of choice and in their own time.

Academic quality of the Ewha ISC is kept very high as classes are fully assessed and evaluated. Classes are very interactive, made up of lectures, group work and discussions and students will benefit from the course(s) in the Ewha ISC program. Also, this year we newly launched the Art & Design Track within Session 1, offering students a much wider variety of courses in the field of Korean art & design. (please refer to the attachments)

Program dates:

  • Session 1: July 1 to July 29, 2020
  • Session 2: August 10 to August 21, 2020

 Fees: There is an application fee of 100,000 KRW (approx. $110 CAD) regardless of the number of courses and session. Regular tuition fee for Session 1 is as follows:

  • 1 course: 2,000,000 KRW (approx. $2217 CAD)
  • 2 courses: 3,200,000 KRW (approx. $3548 CAD)
  • 3 courses: 3,800,000 KRW (approx. $4213 CAD)

Regular tuition fee for Session 2 is 200,000,000 KRW. Click here for more information on Early bird fees.

Housing: Housing application is included in the online application for the program. Room assignment will be done according to the order of the online application submitted and tuition payment made. Students pay for the housing fee upon arrival at Ewha during the 1st week of class. The assignment notice will be made through e-mail two weeks prior to the start of the program.

Application period: The Early bird deadline is on April 3, 2020. Students who apply now are eligible for the Early Bird discount. Otherwise, the regular deadline is on May 20, 2020.

For more information, please visit the website.

Hanyang University, South Korea

Hanyang International Summer School is one of Korea's biggest and most popular summer programs. In 2018, more than 2000 students spent 4 weeks in one of Korea's leading private universities. HISS offers world class education combined with a variety of unique cultural experiences. Every year HISS is thrilled to host an increasing number of students and faculty from around the world, this year they are looking forward to meeting you!

Program Dates: July 6 – July 31, 2020

Applications: Program registration dates are Jan 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM - May 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM KST.

Program Costs:

  • The program cost includes a KRW 1,800,000 tuition fee and three free cultural activities. 
  • Applicants are responsible for covering the costs of meals, accommodation, daily expenses, visa fees, and flights.  

Housing: Program participants have the option of housing at a university residence or at a partner accommodation. Accommodation prices range from KRW 600,000 to KRW 750, 000.

Program Schedule: Students can take up to three courses. The Summer 2020 schedule and course offerings are currently being updated but students may view the 2019 schedule and course offerings for reference.

More Details: To find our more details about HISS, please refer to their website.

Korea University, South Korea

Korea University International Summer Campus (KU ISC) provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion during the summer months. It offers one semester's load of work condensed into six weeks and four weeks, during which renowned academics teach both domestic and international students. This program is open to current college students who wish to study in Korea but may not be able to do so during the regular academic year.

Program dates:

  • 4 Week Program: July 1 - July 25, 2020
  • 6 Week Program: July 1 - August 8, 2020
  • Click here for the list of courses offered.

Application Period: January 7 - May 15, 2020. Click here for the application procedure.

Housing: Students have the following options: 1) The CJ International House (Single/Double)  2) The Global House (Triple) and 3) The Frontier House (Double). Click here for more details.

Program Fees (Accommodation not included)

1 Course

2 courses

3 Courses

Application Fee

KRW 100,000 (Appx. USD 90)

KRW 100,000 (Appx. USD 90)

KRW 100,000 (Appx. USD 90)


KRW 1,600,000 (Appx. USD 1,390)

KRW 2,800,000 (Appx. USD 2,430)

KRW 3,700,000 (Appx. USD 3,210)


KRW 1,700,000 (Appx. USD 1,480)

KRW 2,900,000  (Appx. USD 2,520)

KRW 3,800,000 (Appx. USD 3,300)

Check out the website for more details! 

Konkuk University, South Korea

The International Summer Program (ISP) at Konkuk University is a two-to-four-week-long summer program that provides a great opportunity for international students wishing to learn about Korea and experience its culture. The program is suitable for all students, but is particularly valuable to those having a general interest in Korea. During their summer vacation, students can now gain an understanding of this vibrant country that is considered as a global economic and cultural powerhouse and a gateway to the world.

Students at partner universities must be first nominated by their home institution to receive partner university discount.

Program dates: July 13 to August 1, 2020

Program fee: USD $2,000

Application period: Feb 1 – May 30, 2020. Click here for the application procedure.

Housing: All ISP Participants will be guaranteed a double occupancy room in KU:L House upon request. Those who wish to have cooking facilities because of special dietary needs should find alternative housing during the program.

For more information, visit their website. Information on the application process can be found here.

Sogang University, South Korea

Sogang International Summer Program 2020 

Program Dates: July 1st to July 26th, 2019
Application Period: November 11, 2019- May 15, 2020

As a partner institution of Sogang, students can receive a 10% special scholarship and discount on our 4-Week Summer Program, which have more than 15 courses covering various fields of study and give out official academic credits (3 credits each).

For extra-curricular activities, we also provide Sogang buddy program and club activities from Monday to Thursday after class, to let students have more hands-on experience of Seoul and Korea with Sogang University students. On each Friday, we will take the students to various places in Korea, all of which are very popular and famous landmarks of Korea, including Royal Palace, DMZ, National Museum, Boryeong Mud Festival, and Jeonju traditional folk village.

Students can also stay in on-campus international dormitory, in double occupancy rooms for 700,000 KRW (appx. 630 USD), which includes breakfast and dinner every day (except Saturday dinner)!

This is our website:

SISP 2020 Course Info

SISP 2020 Brochure

For all inquiries, here is the direct e-mail:

Yonsei University, Soeul, South Korea

The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) program includes courses from the arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history, social sciences, and science and technology. Moreover, a shorter, 4-week option is also provided to accommodate students that can only be away for a limited period of time. View the YISS 2020 Course List.

This summer, we invite you to experience the legendary “Yonsei Spirit” and to join us for an unforgettable summer in the heart of Seoul. You will make life-long friends, build new networks, expand and deepen your academic and cultural horizons, and experience life in one of Asia’s coolest, yet largely undiscovered metropolises of 10 million.

Program Dates

  • June 30 to August 6 2020 (6-week track)
  • June 30 to July 23 2020 (4-week track)Fees
  • Application Fee: 100,000 KRW (CA$113)
  • Tuition Fee for 2 courses: 3,000,000 KRW (CA$3,383.16)
  • Tuition Fee for 3 courses: 3,600,000 KRW (CA$4059.80)


International House & SK Global House will accommodate 500 students in double rooms. They are conveniently located within 3 minutes walking distance from the New Millennium Hall where many of YISS classes take place. On-campus housing fee is 860,000 KRW (CA$969.84). Due to the space limitations, students are strongly recommended to apply for housing immediately after receiving admission confirmation letter. Please visit our website for more information. Off-campus housing at DMCville is also an option.

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University of Cape Town, South Africa

The University of Cape Town will be offering two short programmes in 2019:

  1. Afropolitanism, Social Justice and Entrepreneurship
    • The UCT's Global Academy is an exciting 4-week global programme offered from 15 June to 10 July 2020.
    • The 4-week Global Academy covers:
      • Afropolitanism: South African History, Politics & Contemporary Culture
      • Social Justice and Social Entrepreneurship
    • Courses & credits: 6 USA credits; 12 ECTS Credits (Credits to be awarded by the home institution
    • The programme fee of US $3960 includes
      • Tuition fee
      • Accommodation
      • Field Trip
      • Textbook fees
      • Miscellaneous fees
      • Living expenses
    • Closing Date for Applications: 17 April 2020
    1. Sustainable Water Management in Africa
      • UCT also offers a 12 day programme in Sustainable Water Management in Africa from 27 July to 07 August 2020. The course is offered as an interdisciplinary course that will benefit from a cohort of students from diverse educational backgrounds and level of qualifications.
      • The programme fee of US $3000 includes:
        • Tuition fee
        • Accommodation
        • Field Trip
        • Textbook fees
        • Miscellaneous fees
        • Living expenses

PLEASE NOTE: All the fees above do not include travel to and from programme country, visas, insurance and personal spending money and certain meals.

Those interested in the programme may apply by completing and emailing the Application Form before the closing dates to

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Vienna University of Business and Economics, Austria

The International Summer University WU is provided by a team of experienced WU and international lecturers who offer a large variety of business-related courses in English. These courses do not aim to provide basic knowledge, but to deepen the students’ understanding of business topics. Engaging teaching methods are used in all courses and are complemented by interesting company visits.

The two ISUWU sessions (July and August) offer a wide range of courses both on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • The undergraduate program consists of two courses which are taught consecutively over the duration of three weeks. Completion of the undergraduate program is worth 8 ECTS credits.
  • The graduate program consists of three courses which are taught consecutively over the duration of three weeks. Completion of the graduate program is worth 9 ECTS credits.

Program Dates:
July Session: July 6 - 24, 2020
August Session: July 27 - August 14, 2020

Application: Students can apply between February 15 - March 31, 2020. Click here to apply!

Fees: Students interested in participating at ISUWU pay a participation fee once they have been accepted and have received the acceptance email. The total fee for exchange students is 1,370 EUR. Accommodation is included in total fees.

HousingAccommodation is arranged in a student residence hall off-​campus (single room in shared private apartment). Should you prefer to book your own accommodation please inform the ISUWU program manager via until May 18, 2020 at the latest. In this case the fee will be reduced by 495 EUR(the reduction can vary for 2020).

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 UCPH International Summer Programme 2020

University of Copenhagen offers more than 40 international summer courses in 2020. There are courses at both bachelor and master level and they are all open for domestic and international students.

Course dates
Courses take place in July and August.

Please note that the dates provided on the list of courses are only for the on-campus part of the course. Some courses might start earlier i.e. with mandatory participation in preliminary e-learning modules as prerequisite for the on-campus part of the course. More information can be found by visiting the home pages of the individual courses.

Language of instruction
All courses are taught in English. Participants are expected to have excellent written and oral English qualifications and the ability to participate actively in the course.

Depending on the course selection, participants will earn from 2.5 to 15 ECTS credits when completing a course.


You can apply for all international summer courses until April 1st, 2020. Information on the application process can be found here.


Tuition fees are calculated on the basis of academic area, credits (ECTS points) and the citizenship of the applicant (EU/EAA citizens or Non- EU/EAA citizens). You can find more information about the fees in the course description. Can range between 5,000 DKK to 9,000 DKK (957 CAD to 1,722 CAD)


The UCPH Housing Foundation offers accommodation to international students. The service is optional and you are of course welcome to find accommodation on your own.

Aarhus University, Denmark *Virtual*

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AU Summer University programme for 2020 has been adjusted! Some courses will be offered fully online and others will go ahead as planned until further notice. You will be able to find a full updated course list here. More information can be found on the individual course pages.

The courses taught online will be taught in a different manner. There will be a mixture of live and recorded sessions, group work, feedback sessions and student presentations. All lecturers will do their utmost to engage students in the online teaching, to ensure that the content and learning objectives are fulfilled. Teaching hours will vary, as we have guest lecturers and students from all over the world. Live sessions will be adjusted to match the time zones of participants as far as possible.

Application Deadline: June 2, 2020
To apply, you must be nominated by York University. Please view this website for more info on the process and contact 

Term Dates: July 7, 2020 - August 14, 2020 (individual course dates vary)

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Join ISUP, International Summer University Programme, one of Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen.

ISUP is a high-level academic programme

  • Offers over 50 courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, both classic business courses as well as more diverse courses that draw on other academic disciplines, all approved by CBS study boards.
  • Among the themes of ISUP courses, Entrepreneurship has a special place, as a prioritized CBS subject that engages students and combines all the different business disciplines. Read more about Entrepreneurship at ISUP.
  • Courses run over a six-week period, where students can take up to two courses equalling 7.5 ECTS credits per course.
  • ISUP gives students the opportunity to study at CBS, one of Europe's largest business schools, which has "The Triple Crown" accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), an acknowledgement only shared by around 50 business schools worldwide. Read more about CBS and the latest facts and figures.
  • Most ISUP instructors are from good universities around the world, but professors from CBS teach at
    ISUP as well. Active involvement of international senior executives from Danish and multinational companies is an integral part in selected courses.

Course period
23 June - 23 July 2020

Application rounds for International Students
First round: 28 January 2020 at 12:00 CET - 4 February 2020 at 23:59 CET
Second round: 3 March 2020 at 12:00 CET - 10 March 2020 at 23:59 CEST


There are no tuition fees for Exchange Students as long as the student has been officially nominated by a CBS partner university. However, students are responsible for covering accommodation, transportation, and books/reading materials costs. Click here for more information.


Students who have been admitted to the Summer University Programme will receive an email inviting them to apply for housing. For more information, check out their website.

Northumbria University, England

The Northumbria International Summer School will take place in July 2019.

This exciting three-week programme has been designed especially for current university students who would like to have a taste of university life in the UK, while being able to transfer academic credit to their own institution for one module offered exclusively in the summer.

You get 15% discount for YorkU students who enrol on this programme.

Students who complete the programme successfully will benefit from a 20% alumni discount, which can be used to reduce the tuition cost of future study at Northumbria University.

General information:

  1. Newcastle Summer School (June 16th - July 6th 2019)
    Costs:  £2,540 (inclusive of the 15% discount for partners)
    The programme is delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities at our city centre campus by our faculties of Engineering and Environment and Health and Life Sciences. Students can study a module in criminology or sport management.
  2. Newcastle and Alnwick Summer School (June 16th - July 7th 2019 in Newcastle, and July 7th - July 26th in Alnwick Castle)
    Costs:  £5,515 (inclusive of the 15% discount for partners)
    For those students wanting more, this year we will be offering an extended six-week summer school with the three-week programme in Newcastle followed by three weeks staying at Alnwick Castle - Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Having study a module in criminology or sport at Newcastle, students will have the opportunity to study a module on British Tourism, History and Development - living and learning in a real life castle!

Application requirements:

  • To be enrolled at a university in home country; minimum GPA 2.5 (B-) or equivalent
  • English level: IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 on each band) or equivalent, native speaker

Application process: All applications are online via our website.  The deadline for applications is 31 March, 2019.

For more information on the programme and details for how to apply, please visit:

University of Leeds, England

Make summer 2020 count!

Program dates: 4 July to 1 August 2020

Application deadline: May 1st 2020

Study at the University of Leeds, a world top 100 university, and immerse yourself in British culture. Join the two or four-week LISS programme. Earn credit and choose courses from a wide range of subject areas. Courses are offered in Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering and Science, Political and Social Sciences.

2020 programme fee: £3,240

The fee includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch (weekdays) and premium gym membership. Academic field trips, cultural excursions and a social programme are also included. Scholarships are available:

Apply for LISS 2020 online and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.

Any enquiries can be directed to

University of Helsinki, Finland

NEW! The Helsinki Summer School will take place from August 4 to August 20, 2020.

Students have the opportunity to take a number of the following highly academic courses:

  • 21st-Century Digital Storytelling: The New Media, Technology and Frames of Reality
  • Cooperative Law – Beyond the Talk About Sustainable Development
  • Education Utopias: Comparing China and the Nordic Countries Interculturally
  • Environmental Ethics: Philosophy, Natural Resources and Indigenous People
  • Gentrification and the Welfare City
  • Global Poverty, Human Rights and Development
  • Heavy Metal and Hard Rock: Music, History, Society and Culture
  • Intensive Finnish Course
  • Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
  • Philosophy of Food
  • Populism on the Loose in Europe and Beyond
  • Rhetoric-Performative and Post-Foundational Analysis

Detailed course information and fees of 2020 will be published on the HSS website latest in December.

The application period for the Summer School 2020 will open latest in January 2020. Follow our facebook page and website for the latest updates.

The application period opens in December. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. HSS can only accept a limited number of students to each course.

See detailed instructions on their website and check also the FAQ section.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Helsinki Summer School team at

Tampere University, Finland *Virtual*

Tampere Summer School has moved online!

Tampere Summer School is a great opportunity for students and graduates from all over the world to attend international online summer courses from the comfort of their own home. Participants can participate in one or two different courses and gain up to 10 ECTS during the summer school.

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

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

Application Deadline: June 7, 2020

For more information, check out the Tampere 2020 Summer School Brochure  and the Tampere University Website!

Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Mountains Studies Summer Program

Dates: June 22 - July 10 2020 

Experts from a wide range of disciplines will offer a rich, interdisciplinary view of Alpine history, culture, and environment, in this short program taught in the heart of the Alps.

The program will cover topics as diverse as architecture, economic development, climate change, earth sciences, and history. The course will also take you beyond the classroom and into the mountains in a series of field trips and case studies tied to the latest in current research.

Program Fee: € 750/week (students chose program length between 1-3 weeks)

  • includes housing, cultural activities, and mountain field trips

25% discount to students from our partner schools and universities for this program. Our already low program fees will be further reduced (from €1500 to €1125 for two weeks, including housing and all program activities). Program fees do not cover airfare, most meals, mandatory insurance, or other personal expenses.

In the context of COVID-19, please note that UGA has for now decided to maintain its summer program Mountains in a Changing World and to postpone the application deadline to April 15th - without request for payment of a deposit before April 15th.

For further questions, please contact

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Bauhaus Summer School

Each year, the international summer programme of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar welcomes more than 400 young students and researchers. Guests from all over the world join us to broaden their knowledge and skills, and to meet new people. This summer we are offering courses in the fields of:

  • Architecture & Urbanism
  • Art & Design
  • Culture & Media
  • Engineering & Environment
  • Intensive Language Courses in German & English

The course programme is accompanied by an extensive cultural programme. Not only is the newly opened Bauhaus museum waiting for our guests - excursions to Berlin or Dessau as well as movie nights or dinner evenings are also included in the programme.

Program Dates: August 2-28, 2020

Fees: The prices vary, depending on the course. You can find an overview of the course fees on the course pages. The average course fee is €700. Click here to learn about the DAAD scholarship to Germany.

Application: You can apply using the registration form. The deadline to apply for language courses is June 15, while the deadline for specialized courses is May 15.

Accommodation: Upon registration, students have the option of choosing from three different housing options: room in a shared apartment, student hall, or a low budget room. Prices vary depending on category and duration of stay, although they range from €190 to €350. Please refer to the website for more details.

The University of Bonn, Germany

Bonn Summer Schools provide insight into cutting-edge research and teaching at one of Germany’s leading universities. The University of Bonn offers a selection of short-term programs covering a broad range of disciplines, levels and course formats. Students, young scientists and professionals from all over the world are invited to enhance their competencies in an international and academically stimulating atmosphere.

International Summer Course for German Language and Cultural Studies
The International Summer Course aims to at offering the participants the opportunity to deepen existing German language skills, gain insight into the German cultural studies, participate in interesting excursions, and getting to know the internationally well-reputed University of Bonn and the city of Bonn. The program will take place from August 5 – 27, 2019. Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

A Scholarship is available for Summer 2019! To be considered for this scholarship, please contact by March 18, 2019.

Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany

Hessen International Summer School 2020 (ISU) on the topic “In Transition to a Pure Green Energy Economy” at the University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Program Dates: July 12th – August 8th 2020

Taught by Professor John A. Piller, visiting professor from Purdue University, this course combines scientific knowledge taught in English with hands-on experiences during field trips to companies and public institution. This academic module uses both technical and business perspectives to focus especially on three challenges on the way towards a green energy economy:

  1. Transforming supply: Technology as a driver for real competitive renewable energies
  2. Transforming demand: Smart homes and smart cars for smart people
  3. Transforming business: Strategic impacts on business models

 The academic module will contain excursions to both Berlin and Munich including the following site visits:

  • EUREF campus: a smart city within Berlin (smart buildings, smart grid site, mobility sharing, use of renewable energies)
  • Vattenfall power station (smarter living, e-mobility options/projects, etc)
  • German Museum (energy technology exhibition)
  • etc.

In addition to the academic module, students will attend a German language class that is organized by the Language Center. Excursions to different cities in the state of Hessen, such as Frankfurt and Ruedesheim, and other leisure activities, such as hiking, canoeing and an international picnic complement the program.

For further information, please feel free to read the 2019 course outline and have a look at the website:

Humboldt University, Germany

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is looking forward to serve as a meeting place for students from all over the world throughout winter and summer. Our dynamic and highly motivated team of Humboldt Winter and Summer University (HUWISU) is preparing an interesting and versatile programme for its participants. Our experiences and innovative ideas will convince you.
The courses of HUWISU are all thematically related to the city of Berlin and will hold ample space for interesting lectures and discussions from this vantage point. Accompanying our seminars and lectures, field trips and guided tours will provide you with the possibility to deepen and apply your knowledge base.

Application Period: June 1, 2020, or when participant quota is reached

Program Dates: Session I - June 15 - 26 2020
Session II - July 20 - August 14 2020

University Partner Program Fees: €110 per course which includes academic lessons  and course materials, Class-related excursions, cultural and leisure programs

Accommodations: €920 for single room for 4 weeks

For more information, visit: 

Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Hessen International Summer Universities 2020 offers a course on the topic of Cultural Diversity!  with various module options:

Program Dates: July 4th - August 1st 2020

Culture Module: Was ist Deutschland? German History, Art and Literature in a European Context (taught in German)
Social Work Module: Music Therapy
Health Module: International Health Aspects of Stress Management
Culture and Society Module: Intercultural Communication and Migration

The program also includes:

  • German language courses up to the DSH exam
  • an introduction to German culture (history, politics, economy, music, art, cinema, concerts  and company visits)
  • Field trips to Berlin, München, Nürnberg/Würzburg and Weimar
  • Workshops in dance, cooking with German recipes and sports

For more information, please feel free to explore the website.

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences of Goethe University, Germany

Hessen International Summer Universities 2020 offers summer courses on the following subjects tracks this summer:

Program dates: July 5th to August 1st 2020

International Business:
Featuring courses on: 

  • Global Sustainable Business
  • European Business Management
  • Business Practices in Germany

European Banking:
Featuring courses on

  • Banking in Europe
  • Central Banking in the Eurozone
  • Risk Management in Banks

European Studies:
Featuring courses on

  • History of European Integration
  • Integration through Law in the European Union
  • European Economic and Social Policy

The highly international learning environment at ISU Frankfurt is a mixture of lectures, interactive workshops, and group presentations, all of which provide students with important intercultural communication skills.

A fun extracurricular program may include but is not limited to:

  • Climbing Park,
  • Museum of Communication: An Experience in the Dark,
  • Financial institution visits and tours (European Central Bank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, German Central Bank),
  • Strasbourg, France or Brussels, Belgium and the European Parliament,
  • Rüdesheim and the Eberbach Monastery,
  • Opening Reception in Frankfurt City Hall
  • Optional weekend trip to Berlin

For more information, please have a look at the website.

Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany *Virtual*

In place of the regular summer terms with on-campus instruction in Berlin that were canceled due to the coronavirus, FUBiS offers interested participants a public digital lecture series as well as a selection of online courses with the possibility of ECTS credit transfer. The program includes offerings in the fields of sociology, art history, history, political science, economics, philosophy, and German.

From July 20 to August 14, 2020, FUBiS offers selected online courses with ECTS credits, which students are also encouraged to combine. Detailed course syllabi and the registration form will be available on our website in the coming days. Don’t miss out: students who register by June 15, 2020, can take advantage of the early bird discount!

  • Subject Courses [Credits: 4 ECTS; Combined fees: 890 EUR/850 EUR incl. early bird discount]
  • Twentieth Century Berlin: People, Places, Words (Instructor: Dr. Lauren van Vuuren)
  • Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany (Instructor: Dr. Marcus Funck)
  • German Philosophy: From Kant to Habermas (Instructor: Prof. Dr. Frieder Otto Wolf)
  • German Language Courses [Credits: 4 ECTS; Combined fees: 890 EUR/850 EUR incl. early bird discount]
  • German Language and Culture - Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A2
  • German Language and Culture - Semi-Intensive German Language Intermediate B1

Digital Lecture Series 

As part of an open digital lecture series, we will host/release one 60-to-90-minute online session every Wednesday from June 3 to August 12, 2020. Every week, FUBiS instructors will alternately present their subject or German language courses in detail and give a short lecture on one of the course’s key topics. Additionally, these talks also focus on contextualizing the course content in relation to Berlin as a cultural and historical location. This way, participants/viewers will gain further insights into the structure of the FUBiS program and can develop a good sense of the FUBiS study abroad experience, in which the local environment, society, culture and language are of great significance.

  • Subject course sessions: Seven subject sessions will be offered as video recordings and published on the FUBiS website and on YouTube. Among others, popular FUBiS courses such as "Berlin and the Digital Music Era", "Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany" and "Global Challenges - Sustainable Futures" will be presented.
  • Live! German language sessions: The lecture series includes four separate German language sessions, which take place as interactive live events via Webex and are aimed at participants from intermediate level B1 upwards. The content of each session is loosely based on a topic from the previously released subject course sessions.

The full program for the lecture series as well as the registration for the interactive live German sessions can be found here.

Please note: Participation in the lecture series is free of charge and open to the public. No accompanying independent study materials are offered with this format. The aim is to give interested parties a comprehensive insight into our regular courses and teaching portfolio and thus prepare them for future participation on-site in Berlin.

Justus Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany

Summer schools are offered at the Faculty of Law every July/August.

  1. U.S.-German Law Summer School: International and Comparative Law:
    All our courses are designed to impart knowledge in the highly popular fields of international and comparative law.
 The courses, all of them are taught in English, combine high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities. In addition to the academic part of the program, two three-day field trips to Berlin and Hamburg will add a practical element to the content learned in class.
    Program dates: July 18th - August 15th, 2020
    Fees: The program fee is €1650. Summer school scholarship holders can pay between €1000-€1650.
  2. Hessen International Summer University 2020: Innovation in Medicine and Health Care:
    Our program is designed to educate participants in the highly important fields of innovation and regulation in medicine. The interdisciplinary program addresses undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals, who have some prior experience or who are aspiring to get a job in the medical industry. The program combines high-quality teaching with a wide range of cultural and social activities to teach on issues in the following topics
  1. Medicine: Global health challenges and entrepreneurship
  2. Applied Health Economics: Innovation in Health Economics and Market Access
  3. Law: International Property Rights, Regulation of the Health Sector, Human Rights, and Ethics
    Program Dates: July 18th - August 15th , 2020
    For more information, please feel free to explore the website.

Universität Konstanz, Germany

Discover the medieval city of Konstanz situated at the picturesque lake of Konstanz just at the Alps bordering Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein--the German-speaking countries of Europe. In addition to the language courses, regional and cultural activities are offered in the afternoons and sometimes on the weekends. These include presentations on history, culture and politics as well as (city) tours, excursions throughout the Lake Constance region and visits to participating IBH universities. The Bodensee Summer School 2018 is organised by the University of Konstanz’s International Office in cooperation with the Language Institute (SLI).

Cost for the German intensive course and supplementary activities: €400
Accommodation and meals: When you register for the course, you can also book a single room from Seezeit student services for €390. Meals are not included in this price. You can purchase meals at the cheaper student rates in the cafeteria (Mensa).

Application Period: Feburary 1st 2020 - May 30, 2020

Program Dates: August 2nd-28th, 2020

Find all information and the registration here:

Attached please find the Konstanz 2020 IBH Factsheet with detailed information.

Click here to learn about the DAAD scholarship to Germany. 

Summer Service Learning Summer Project 2020 

University of Konstanz is offering an intensive Service Learning project for international students who are interested in enhancing their practical and social/civic competencies during the summer. Students are able to participate in different social programs in the greater Konstanz area while earning academic credits (9 ECTS) at the same time.

Program Dates: June to July 2020 (8 weeks)

Fees: While there are no participation fees, students are responsible for housing costs and personal expenses. Costs for housing vary depending on accommodation availabilities (might range between 500€ and 1000€ per month).

Application requirements:

Please find all information on the program as well as the application details on their website.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany *Virtual*

Remote European Studies Summer School:
Globalization - Europeanization - Times of Crisis

Course: July 13 - July 31, 2020

In an interdisciplinary learning environment you will boost your knowledge on Europe and the EU in particular, supervised by established researchers who motivate you to work on your own research topic. We offer two different options: you might either intensify your knowledge on the EU by joining three weeks of sessions on the EU; or alternatively, you may study the EU for three weeks and then join German Language classes for further three weeks.

  • Option 1:       European Studies - Intensive (July 13 - July 31)
  • Option 2:       European Studies (July 13 - July 31)  + German Language Classes (August 3 until 28)
  • German Language classes application separately:

Please check the Program Flyer, preliminary Syllabus and Schedule for the exact dates, course content and seminar requirements. We are looking forward to meeting you online!

Oldenburg University, Germany

Oldenburg University is offering a beginner’s level intensive German language course during the summer. The four weeks of instruction (100 hours) cover the standard use of spoken and written German and focus on central issues of German society today.

Program Dates: July 22 to August 19, 2020

Application deadline: To apply for the Summer Course, please submit the application form to York International no later than February 26, 2020.

Fees: Oldenburg University will be paying for the course. Dorm rooms (single) are approximately EUR 300. Additional costs include travel, insurance, and food.

Housing: You will be assigned a single furnished room in a student dormitory for the time of your stay. There will be cooking facilities, washing machines and tumble dryers in the dorms.

All the information you might need can be found at Summer Course on German Language and Culture in Oldenburg

Maynooth University, Ireland

Message from Maynooth University RE: COVID-19 

It’s with much regret that we inform you that the 2020 Maynooth University International Summer School AND the International Engineering & Computer Science Summer School have been cancelled for the summer of 2020. Maynooth University are committed to the continuation of the International Summer Schools and we will be in touch in June/July regarding the details of the 2021 programs. If any students who applied this year wish to participate in 2021 they will not have to reapply and will automatically be given a place on the program. More details about this will follow in June/July.

1. International Summer School 

Maynooth University is pleased to launch the 2020 International Summer School Program, which offers widest selection of course options for a short-term summer program in Ireland. With 17 different classes from a wide variety of discipline, York University students from all backgrounds and courses are invited to attend.

Program Dates: July 3 - July 31
Deadline to Apply: March 31st 2020

Program Fee: €3,245
Which covers:

  • Airport transfers
  • Single room on-campus accommodation
  • Breakfast AND lunch - Mon-Fri
  • Field-trips
  • Social activities
  • Tuition
  • Support staff

Scholarships: **As well as having scholarships available for all students to apply for in addition if your university is in a position to send us more than 8 students we will offer two of your students a €500 scholarship discount to their tuition fee

See the MUISS Brochure 2020 for more details. For detailed information about courses, program and application details, visit the website. 

2. International Engineering and Computer Science Summer School Program

Maynooth University is also offering a bespoke Engineering and Computer Science Summer School program which combines accredited classes with a packed co-curricular program with opportunities for day and weekend trips.

Program dates: June 20 - July 31 2020
Deadline to Apply: March 31 2020

Program Fee: €4,100*
Which covers:

  • Airport transfers
  • Single room on-campus accommodation
  • Breakfast AND lunch - Mon-Fri
  • Field-trips
  • Social activities
  • Tuition
  • Support staff

Scholarships: **As well as having scholarships available for all students to apply for in addition if your university is in a position to send us more than 8 students we will offer two of your students a €500 scholarship discount to their tuition fee.

See the MU International Engineering Summer School Brochure for more details.

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland *Virtual*

Welcome to NUI Galway’s International Summer School.  Each year the University welcomes over 300 hundred summer school students with an interest in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Ecology, Business and International Management, English Language, Play Therapy, Ecology, Archaeology and Geology.

The summer school courses on offer will bring you a rich and diverse perspective of the subject area, and are taught by expert lecturers and educational professionals who have a vast range of knowledge of their subject matter. While not the on-site experience anticipated, students who can still gain credit in specialist courses which may not be available to them at their home University.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2020

Course dates: June 15, 2020 - July 13, 2020

Course List

Irish Studies

  • Modern Ireland 1845 – 1998
  • Social & Political Change in Contemporary Ireland

Irish Language

  • Irish Language Elementary level - Scríobh agus Léamh 2 (A2)
  • Irish Language Intermediate Level - Léamh agus Scríobh 1 (B1)

Business & International Management

  • Ireland in the Global Economy

Application and further course details are available on the website!

Italia Innovation, Italy

Italia Innovation is an organization that offers fully-immersive learning experiences for international students to explore Italy's manufacturing heritage.

Each program is an opportunity for students to participate in a future-facing study abroad opportunity in Italy where they can develop a creative mindset to face the challenges of tomorrow.

During our programs students visit renowned Italian companies where they witness high-end production and hold conversations with company managers to understand Italy’s cultural approach to value creation. Then, with the mentorship from leading international thought and business leaders, the students embark on projects to develop opportunity spaces to bring Italian heritage into the future.

1st session (3 - 21 June 2019) on Excellence at Scale 
2nd session (24 June - 12 July 2019) on Meaningful Companies

Join us in Verona next summer for a fully-immersive learning experience led by Riccardo Illy, revolutionary food entrepreneur, and Debra Dunn, from Stanford University.
Designed as a journey where international thought and business leaders mentor multidisciplinary teams of selected international talents to inspire the innovation of Italian industries, the 2019 program is articulated in two sessions.

In Excellence at Scale (3 - 21 June) you will cross the places and stories of manufacturing entrepreneurs that every day strive to offer the world the best products in their industries, led by Riccardo Illy.

In Meaningful Companies (24 June - 12 July) you will investigate the social role of companies and interact with those that designed their production, organizational structures and corporate strategies around a higher purpose, led by Debra Dunn.

Early Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019
Regular Application Deadline: March 1st, 2019

Scholarships are available for early applicants.

Apply Now!

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

ULISS mirrors our country, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, and the University, as it combines its multilingualism through German and French language classes and its multicultural character through the European studies classes that it offers.

In this framework we are happy to invite one of your students to the ULISS programme.

The tuition fee of 1.500€ will be waived and the International Relations Office will provide the student with:

  • accommodation during the summer school,
  • field trips not only in Luxembourg, but also in Germany, Belgium and France,
  • cultural activities,
  • classroom materials.

You will have to finance the trip to Luxembourg, the international insurance, visa and meals.

ULISS will take place from 13 July 2020 to 31 July 2020.

The application deadline is 30 April 2019.

If you wish to be nominated please send the following:

  • Name and Student Number
  • Major, Year and GPA
  • List of Courses and Grades
  • Short statement of interest

You can find further information on ULISS under the following link:

Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us under:

Radboud University, Netherlands

Radboud Summer School is organized by Radboud University, one of the leading academic centres of excellence in the Netherlands. Our short summer courses are intensive, inspiring and our personal style of teaching offers you plenty of opportunity to work closely with leading researchers and excellent teachers. Our summer school presents an excellent opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and international network. In addition to studying, you can participate in an exciting social programme.

Program dates: July 6 – 17 and August 3 – 14 2020

Fees:  Course fees range from €400 to €1250. Please consult the course descriptions for more details. You are entitled to a 25% discount on the course fee if you apply before 1 March 2020.

Accommodation: Radboud Summer School has made special arrangements with some hotels in Nijmegen for students arriving in July. The price range is between €395 to €600 for 6 nights. Please note that availability is limited. Students arriving in August have the option of staying in one of our student complexes, Hoogeveldt and Talia.

For additional information, please contact Alice Noeber at

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Broaden your horizon with a summer course in an inspiring international environment. The Utrecht Summer School offers a broad selection of over 200 summer courses in various disciplines. The Summer School is a cooperation of the Utrecht UniversityHU University of Applied Sciences and HKU University of the Arts. These institutions of higher education offer high quality, fully accredited summer courses in English on bachelor, master, PhD and Post-Academic level.

For more information on courses, accommodations and application process, check out their website.

Program dates: Please refer to each course description, the dates range from early April to late August 2020.

Fees: The fees vary depending on the course. They range from €250 to €3,985. Please consult the course list for more details.

Application: The registration deadline varies from course to course. Deadlines are mentioned on each course page. If you apply after the given deadline and application is still open, you will be put on a waiting list. If you want to be sure, please contact the contact person of the course. The e-mail address and or phone number of the contact person of a course can be found on each course page under "more information".

Accommodation: The Utrecht Summer School offers housing for its students. If you make use of this offer you will be housed in one of the student residences or in some cases in hotels. The student residences are located throughout the city.

University of Oslo, Norway

The International Summer School is an academic centre for learning in an international context, and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different cultures. You can choose from a wide range of Bachelor’s courses, focusing on Norwegian language and various aspects of Norwegian culture and society, as well as a number of Master’s courses dealing with topics of broad international interest. The courses adopt a comparative perspective, where the Norwegian case may serve as a basis for discussion. Courses are based on active student participation, and many of them include field visits.

Students can apply for up to two Bachelor's courses or one Master's course. Click here for the course list.

Program Dates: June 20 - July 31st 2020

Application Deadlines: 

  • Scholarship applicants: 1 February 2020
  • Self-financed applicants:1 March 2020

Program Fee (on-campus housing included): NOK 26 500/USD 3,270

For more information, please visit their website.

European Summer School, Prague

The European Summer School in Prague is an intensive 8-day learning programme focused on European integration. It is organized by one of the leading think tanks in Prague, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, in co-operation with Prague College and the Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences.

This year’s European Summer School is titled “Europe in a changing climate”. How will the post-Brexit European Union look like? What is the future of transatlantic relations and should the EU work on its strategic autonomy? What is the Union´s position on the global stage? Is the EU a competent role model able to help battling the climate change globally? What are the climate trends in Western and Eastern Europe? And what are the future trends concerning migration to Europe?

Program dates: July 25th – August 1st, 2020

Fees: The fees for the program is €650 ($750 USD). It covers tuition, accommodation and two meals per day, public transportation travel pass, cultural activities, and support for staff. Fees do NOT cover travel costs to Prague and other personal expenses.

Application: The deadline for applications is June 14th, 2020.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided for our students during the whole summer school. We always take care to provide an accommodation in a hotel which is either close to or has a good public transport connection to the program venue of the summer school lectures and the city center of Prague. This way, our students can easily reach the venue of the official programme, but also to enjoy Prague during their free time. The accommodation for the European Summer School 2020 is going to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

University of Glasgow, Scotland

The International Summer School is an excellent introduction for your students to study at an international university and is an opportunity for them to stay at one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world. Over the summer we offer a varied and flexible choice of credit and non-credit bearing courses ranging from one to eight weeks.

Courses include:

  • Exploring Scotland
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Creative Writing
  • Theology
  • Physics
  • Life Sciences

Please visit the individual course page for more information on available courses.

Program dates and costs will vary depending on course, please visit the International Summer School page for more information.


Contact the International Summer School Team at or check out their website.

IE Business School, Spain

The IE Summer School is an intense three-week program that offers undergraduate students and recent graduates the opportunity to follow courses across a wide range of disciplines taught by top quality faculty (the same that teach in our internationally ranked master degrees) while they enjoy the vibrant city of Madrid through different extracurricular activities and team-building events.

Program Dates: July 6th - 24th, 2020
Application deadline: June 12th, 2020

Cost of program: 3,200 euros

Program Costs:  3.200€

This includes:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Language courses
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Company visits
Early Bird Application Discount: a 500€ discount will apply if full payment of the program is done before March 20th 2020.

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

UAB Barcelona Summer School

The best way to enjoy the experience of an international, green and dynamic campus while having the opportunity to discover Barcelona. Our Summer School offers subjects worth transferable ECTS from all fields in two 3-weeks periods from late June to early August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language.

FIRST PERIOD: 22 June to 10 July 2020. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fee: € 840 Course Fee (6 ECTS)

SECOND PERIOD: 13 to 31 July 2020. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fee: € 840 Course Fee (6 ECTS)

Non UAB students who enroll before the 15th of April will receive a 10% discount over the official price.

If you have any queries about enrolment, please write to

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid , Spain

Summer School of Economics and Business 

The SSEB is a Summer Term, offering four high-quality 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, advanced Bachelor or Master level):

  • 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.

Program dates: June 29 - July 24 2020
Early Bird Application deadline: Febuary 28, 2020
Regular application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Fees (not including accommodations):

1 Course - 6 ECTS 2 Courses - 12 ECTS
Early Bird Fees: € 974.25 € 1,499.25
After Early Bird Deadline € 1,136.63 € 1,749.13

Further detailed information about the program can be found here.

Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

The Universidad Pontificia Comillas, founded in 1890, is one of Spain's most prestigious private Jesuit universities. Located in the centre of Madrid, the University offers easy access to shops, museums and parks.

There are over 10.000 students enrolled in the University's degree programs throughout the year.

  1. Spanish Language and Culture Course
    During the summer, in conjunction with the Institute of Modern Languages, "Comillas International" organizes Spanish Language and Culture modules for foreign university students.The course dates  for this summer are the following:
    From May 18 to June 20, 2020
    Application Deadline: Before April 3, 2020
  2. Specialized Summer Courses in Madrid
    Comillas Pontifical University offers Specialized International Courses in the areas of Business Administration and Management, Law, Human and Social Sciences and International Relations.The courses have a duration of 90 hours: 80 class hours + 10 hours of technical and cultural visits and are taught in Spanish. Students who are not native Spanish-speakers should certify that they have an intermediate level of Spanish. The theoretical classes are complemented by technical visits to companies, public and private institutions and entities, and with cultural visits to the Prado Museum and the "Madrid de los Austrias y de los Borbones".  The application deadline is April 14, 2020.
    The courses will be offered in two terms (time periods).
    Time Period 1: May 25 - June 19, 2020

Time Period 2: June 29 - July 24, 2020

Program Costs: The price of the courses (without accommodation) is 1.440 euros including, classes, a student card, access to all of the University's services, cultural visits to the Prado Museum and the "Madrid de los Austrias y de los Borbones", technical visits to companies, public and private institutions and entities, a diploma, and your transcript with final grades. For more information on accommodation, please check the universities international summer program page


Umeå University, Sweden

Live and study at the Scientific Research Centre in the wild Arctic Mountains

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umea University in Sweden offers unbelievable opportunities to live, study and work in the Arctic Circle. The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) provides a scientific platform for excellent research, teaching and public outreach in Abisko, serving a key role in Umeå University researchers’ and students’ activities in the Arctic.

You have the opportunity get involved with this exciting Arctic research, as CIRC offers a variety of timely and exciting studentships and internships based at the Research Station, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. You can study at in the Arctic for your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis work.

The department offers a 15-credit course in Alpine Ecology Bachelor.

Starts: 8 June 2020

Ends: 30 August 2020

Study Location: Abisko

Language: English

For more information on the application process and any further questions you may have, please contact the course coordinator, Keith Larson at

University of Geneva, Switzerland

The University of Geneva summer courses were founded in 1891  and have since been famous for teaching high quality courses. In addition, eminent professors have been invited to teach their courses. Charles Bally, for instance, came to teach stylistics at the  beginning of the twentieth century.

Summer French Courses

Our courses have always included workshops and cultural activities to introduce students to local history and experience. Pronunciation classes are also an important part of the programme. This combination of work and play has been the key to our success as, in one century, we have gone from ninety-eight to over one thousand students. Classes are open to students of all levels: beginner (A0), A1-A2-B1-B2-C1.

Program Dates 

  • Session 1: June 22 - July 10, 2020
  • Session 2: July 13-31, 2020
  • Session 3: August 3 -21, 2020

Program Fees:

  • 1 Session + Accommodations: CHF 1,700
  • 2 Sessions + Accommodations: CHF 3,200
  • 3 Sessions + Accommodations: CHF 4,800
  • Course CPU: CHF 3,350

Registration is now open, to apply, click here.

For more information, visit the website or email

University of York, United Kingdom *Virtual*

From 2020, University of York now offer a range of free open access online courses, as well as bespoke online programs for partner universities.

List of Courses

  • International Conversation
    • Every week from 15 April
      Informal discussions with students from around the world
  • Language and Culture
    • Every week from 15 June
      Lessons focusing on the English language and British culture for lower level
  • Employability Skills
    • Between 14 and 29 July
      Three taster sessions on employability skills
  • Academic Skills
    • Between 5 August and 10 September
      Six sessions covering a range of academic subjects and skills
  • Intercultural Skills
    • Between 22 September and 7 October
      Three taster sessions on intercultural communication

For more information and to apply, visit their website.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

University of Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica is offering two (2) summer programs

Program Dates: July 6 - August 7 2020.

  1. 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.

Activities and excursions include:

      • City tour of San José
      • Visit to national monuments, parks and museums
      • Latin American Dancing Lessons

 More details about the Programme

Program fee: USD $2,500 which includes

      • Tuition fees
      • Homestays with Costa Rican Families
        • Breakfast and dinner on Week days
        • Two meals on weekends
        • Laundry service
      • 4 guided tours
      • 2 optional activities

2. 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 field trips will be organized to evaluate different biodiversity and conservation projects.

Activities and excursions include:

      • City tour of San José and other towns
      • Visit to national monuments, parks and museums
      • Latin American Dancing Lessons

Program fee: USD $3,500 which includes

      • Tuition fees
      • Homestays with Costa Rican Families
        • Breakfast and dinner on Week days
        • Two meals on weekends
        • Laundry service
      • 4 guided tours
      • 2 optional activities
      • 2 weekend field trips

Click here for more details about the program

For information about either of the programs: 


Call: (506) 2511- 1098

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Middle East

Hebrew University of Jereusalem, Israel *Virtual*

Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) has announced the conversion of our anticipated spread of Summer 2020 offerings to a condensed portfolio of online courses that will enable students around the world to remain engaged with us here in Jerusalem despite COVID-19, while whetting their palates for a future study abroad experience.  Moreover, RIS has reduced tuition fees by 20%!

Without the need to travel, students will be able to take advantage of these very affordable opportunities to make academic progress this summer, despite any COVID-19-related restrictions that may continue to impact their degree studies.

Our Summer 2020 Virtual Offerings will include:

Application Deadline: May 20, 2020

Term Dates: June - July, 2020 (Course dates vary)

Please note that RIS reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Join us in Tel Aviv for the summer of your life! Learn about hot topics in Israel today – Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Middle East and Conflict Studies, Jewish Peoplehood and more - from TAU’s world-renowned faculty. Perfect your Hebrew, Arabic, or Yiddish. Explore the country alongside our enthusiastic Student Life Team on our academic programs.

Summer Programs: (This information is also available on the  Summer Programs Brochure).

  • Business & Entrepreneurship in the Start-Up Nation 4 Credits - June 30 - July 19, 2020
    There is no better place to study business and entrepreneurship than in one of the most innovative cities to ever exist. In this dynamic summer program, students will gain valuable insight into the many dimensions of innovative venture creation, entrepreneurial development, and financing through both intensive coursework and field visits.
  • Cyber Security – We offer two programs:
    • Fundamental Technologies in Cyber Security (4 Credits, June 24 - July 24, 2020)
      Examine the world of Block Chain; Cryptology; Hash Function; Crypto-Techniques; Asymmetric Encryption; and much more. as well as the fundamental technologies of cybersecurity systems. Students enrolled in the Cyber Security program also have the unique opportunity to participate in Cyber Week, an annual leading international conference in cybersecurity held at Tel Aviv University.
    • Advanced Cyber Security Policy and Strategy (2 Credits; June 20 - July 19, 2020)
      This advanced and elite program track will be taught by one of Israel’s leading experts in this field. This competitive program is only open for application to students who are majoring in this (or a related) field and/or have an established and extensive background in this particular area of Cyber Security. Students in this track are required to participate in TAU’s Cyber Week - June 28-July 2, 2020.
  • Middle East & Conflict Studies 6 Credits - June 7 - July 24, 2020
    Students enrolling in this summer program will have the chance to examine the Middle East from an insider’s perspective and gain a nuanced understanding of the key transformations taking place in the region by taking two of three courses:Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Urbanization and Urban Culture; Arab and Israelis: Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East; or/and Islam Politics & Terror in the Middle East.
  • Smart Cities 4 Credits - June 24-July 24, 2020
    The focus of the Smart Cities summer 2020 program will be on the design of human-technology interfaces, understanding the beliefs we constantly form and update regarding the surrounding artifacts, and the relationships we create with apps, bots, machines, and with other people. Pedestrian cognition, for example, is extremely affected by new modes of sensation, perception, behavioral intentions and actual behaviors. How will the endless bulks of interactions we experience in the city affect future behavioral patterns? The appropriation of the smart city by the citizens is a major component of urban-tech utilization.

  • Summer Research Program in the Sciences June 7 - August 7
    The Summer Research Session is an incredibly unique 8-week program whereby participants are assigned to a research group and lab in a variety of scientific focuses under the supervision of an experienced scientist at Tel Aviv University. The experience will culminate with a Final Symposium where each student presents her/his research findings to the rest of the group as well as to relevant faculty and team members.

Graduate and Professional Programs:

  • Advanced Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine 2-6 Credits - July 12-24, 2020
    This program offers a variety of intensive courses. The courses are one-week (26 academic hours) and are each worth 2 academic credits (unless indicated otherwise) or can be taken as a non-credit course. The courses are taught by world-renowned faculty and focus on observational epidemiology, biostatistics and epidemiology, vaccinology, nutrition, and public health.
  • Food Safety & Security 2-3 Credits - July 1 -31, 2020
    The purpose of this program is to explore the many dimensions of food security. Together, students and lecturers from different countries and disciplines develop a new “language” of food security – in a manner of true interdisciplinary education. Three tracks are offered to give students the ability to delve deeper into specific fields: Agriculture, Policy and Nutrition and Water.
  • Homeland Security Executive Certificate March 22 - 28, 2020/October 18 - 24, 2020 

    The innovative Homeland Security Executive Certificate Program is open to security professionals who are responsible for critical infrastructure, commercial properties, government facilities, law enforcement, and other high-risk locations. Jointly developed by ASIS International, ASERO Worldwide, and Tel Aviv University, this seven-day course provides a thorough examination of homeland security challenges, including critical infrastructure protection, jurisdiction matters, and protective countermeasures.

Summer Language Programs:

  • EnglishHebrewYiddish, and Arabic (both Spoken Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic are offered this summer!)  4-8 Credits - Offered Throughout the Summer
    Our intensive language programs are offered to any student, professional, or community member interested in the joy of learning a new language or looking to improve existing language skills.

Please note that most programs have an application deadline of May 1, 2020 – check the individual program page for more information!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at or visit our web site at

Boğaziçi University, Turkey

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. All lectures are in English, unless otherwise specified. Summer Term begins in the last week of June and end by mid-August. Summer term courses are available to all university students in Turkey or abroad and to graduates of high school who are already accepted to a higher education institution abroad. All applicants must fulfill the English proficiency requirements of Boğaziçi University except for students coming from universities where the official language of instruction is English.

Applicants may start to apply in January and are required to fill out the application form,

Program Dates: June 18 – August 6 2020

Tuition and Fees:

  1. Regular Application Period (Jan 6 – June 16, 2020)
  • Application Fee: $110 USD
  • Per Credit: $300 USD
  1. Late Application Period (June 18 – July 26, 2020)
  • Application Fee: $220 USD
  • Per Credit: $330 USD
  1. Accommodation Fee (whole period): $850 USD

Housing: Superdorm residence hall offers lodging options where you can choose between 2,3,4 or 5 bedroom suites.

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. All lectures are in English, unless otherwise specified. Summer Term begins in the last week of June and end by mid-August. Summer term courses are available to all university students in Turkey or abroad and to graduates of high school who are already accepted to a higher education institution abroad. All applicants must fulfill the English proficiency requirements of Boğaziçi University except for students coming from universities where the official language of instruction is English.

Applicants may start to apply in January and are required to fill out the application form,

Program Dates: June 18 – August 6 2020

Tuition and Fees:

  1. Regular Application Period (Jan 6 – June 16, 2020)
  • Application Fee: $110 USD
  • Per Credit: $300 USD
  1. Late Application Period (June 18 – July 26, 2020)
  • Application Fee: $220 USD
  • Per Credit: $330 USD
  1. Accommodation Fee (whole period): $850 USD

Housing: Superdorm residence hall offers lodging options where you can choose between 2,3,4 or 5 bedroom suites.

2020 Summer Teaching Brochure

2020 Summer Term Brochure

Koç University, Turkey

International Migration and the Crisis
The Basic Instinct: Survival Summer Course

A top-notch undergrad summer course at Koç University offers you a unique experience in the field of studies on international migration! This course is structured with lectures, guest lecturers and student presentations, participatory observations via field trips, visits to NGOs working with refugees, and writing an academic article on global migration and crisis!

Program Dates: June 29 - July 16th, 2020
Application Deadline: April 24, 2020

Click here to apply

Tuition Fee: 1390 USD
Dorm accommodation in single rooms (21 nights): 500 USD

Scholarships are available. 
Students from Partner Universities will receive 15% off on tuition fee.

To learn more about the details and application requirements, contact Ms. Nilüfer Akpınar Şahin at

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North America

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Each summer, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) offers a suite of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students that capitalizes upon the expertise of our faculty and visiting scientists. These courses, listed below, provide many students the opportunity to study topics in marine science that might not be offered within the curricula of their home institutions. Each course comprises lectures, laboratory exercises, and complementary field components that build upon what is learned in the classroom. Partial scholarships may be available to all students.

  1. Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Changes
    Program Dates: August 3-August 21, 2020
    The aim of this course is to study the biology and ecology of tropical corals and explore their response to environmental changes including those from projected global climate scenarios. This course covers the biological, physical, biogeochemical and evolutionary processes that determine reef growth, function and resilience, ranging from the organism to whole reef tracts.
    This course is geared to upper level undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. Prerequisites include satisfactory standing in university-level biology and ecology, and SCUBA certification. Course fee: $4,900 (tuition, room and board). Students can apply to BIOS for scholarships to assist with the course fee.

  2. Modern Observational Oceanography
    Program Dates: June 24-July 14, 2020
    The aim of this course is to provide students with a broad introduction to and practical experience in the field of observational oceanography utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art technologies and methods. Themes will include carbon and nutrient cycling and the processes that affect biological production in the ocean, carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and the spatial/temporal scales of physical ocean processes.
    This course is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in oceanography programs. Adequate standing in university-level physics and chemistry courses is required. SCUBA certification is not required. Course fee: $4,900 (tuition, room and board). Students can apply to BIOS for scholarships to assist with the course fee.
  3. Marine Larval Ecology: Environmental Stressors and Developmental Plasticity
    Program Dates: June 29-July 17, 2020
    This course will examine the ecology, evolution, and development of marine invertebrate larvae, their roles as part of the meroplankton, and their responses to environmental stressors at multiple biological scales.
    This course is structured for upper level undergraduate and graduate students. Prerequisites include satisfactory standing in marine biology (or other relevant) courses. Snorkeling and diving opportunities will be available to those students having moderate swimming abilities and training. Course fee: $4,900 (includes tuition, room and board). Students can apply to BIOS for scholarships to assist with the course fee.

The Summer Course Application Form, along with complete instructions, can be found here. Please download the form to your computer (e.g., save it to your desktop), complete it, save it, and send it along with all supporting documents as listed on the application to by April 30 in order to receive full consideration. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the BIOS education email by referees.

The Canadian Associates of BIOS (CABIOS) also provides scholarships to assist Canadian students in attending BIOS Summer Courses.

For more information on the Summer Courses and application process, click here.

EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

The Program provides a framework and guide based on Latin America's successful companies, in order to create an entrepreneurial and innovative culture within organizations by the introduction and learning of new techniques and tools to identify and develop cutting edge products and/or services. The first week is focused in getting to know the frame and strategies that allowed emerging markets companies to develop and expand successfully in international markets. The last week you will be submerged in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment that will lead you to a pathway full of techniques, tools and key processes useful to make your ideas tangible and profitable.

Program Dates:  July 6 – July 17, 2020

Program Costs: 2,900 USD.

This includes:

  • Tuition
  • Lodging in a shared room,
  • Breakfast & lunch,
  • Transportation during event & from Mexico City to Guadalajara

Consult the flyer for more information or contact Ana Lorena Mendoza at 

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

iSummerMX encompasses a set of innovative Summer programs that have been carefully designed for international students.

iSummerMX provides students the wonderful opportunity to learn in a unique and innovative way, through high-class and dynamic sessions, hands-on activities and vivid cultural experiences throughout the country. It also offers the chance to explore Mexico, allowing students to travel, live and study in different parts of the country.

iSummerMX programs run from July 6 to July 31, 2020.

Here are the program’s brochures for next year:


Culture and Identity:

Global Business:


Mexican Architecture and Video Mapping:

Latin Music ABC:

Automotive Engineering:

The Art of Mexican Jewelry:

Migration Up Close:

Regional Economics in Mexico: 

Please visit our website for further details on any of the programs. Needless to say, the staff members at Tecnológico de Monterrey ensure a vibrant and safe learning environment; during the program journey students will also be guided by professors and professionals with a lot of expertise.

The application deadline is May 15th 2020

Towson University, United States

 Summer Intercultural Skills Program

Towson University's Summer Intercultural Skills Program provides the opportunity for students from overseas to come to the United States to improve their academic English proficiency in preparation for future university enrollment in the United States. 

  • Learn English from professional, native English speaking instructors
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Practice English with American students
  • Live on campus in Towson University housing

Please contact the International Partnerships Office regarding the program cost and dates.

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