Summer Schools / Winter Schools

Summer und Winter Schools, die von anderen Universitäten (tw. in Kooperation mit der BOKU) angeboten werden

Die BOKU hat leider keine eigenen Datenbank, auf der man Summer Schools finden kann!

Aber wir versuchen Ihnen, die von unseren Partnerunivesitäten gesendeten Angebote auf dieser Seite zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Links zu Seiten, auf denen man Summer schools finden kann:

Euroleague for Life Sciences

ELLS Intensive Programmes and Summer Schools 2018- Spend a different summer - study ELLSwhere!

Earn academic credits in breathtaking natural environments!
    Combine theoretical input with practical field work!
    Get to know other students in your field from all over the world!
    Enjoy social activities in an open, diverse and new environment!

Further information

Für Summer Schools der Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) gibt es ein BOKU Reisestipendium (bis zu € 300, die Stipendium werden nach Einreichzeitpunkt vergeben, bis das vorhandene Budget aufgebraucht ist). Kriterien: Aufnahme in der Summer School, Vollstudium an der BOKU, min 20. ECTS an der BOKU, Notendurchschnit nicht höher als 3,00, keine andere Förderung von ELLS. Bewerbungsdeadline: 4 Wochen vor Beginn der Summer school. Das Bewerbungsformular finden Sie hier zum Download.


Summer schools in Europe

OeAD: Bilaterale Sprachkurse in Form von Sommerkollegs

Polytech Montpellier Summer School FLOW 2019 - Undergraduate Engineering Summer School from May 27 to June 14

Polytech Montpellier is organizing its first Undergraduate Engineering Summer School, which will take place in Polytech Montpellier from May 27th to June 14th 2019. Courses are taught in English, focused on engineering challenges. The offer also includes French language courses, cultural activities and social events.

Application deadline: February 15, 2019.

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Summer universities: “Green.Building.Solutions.” und “Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems” – apply now!

“Green.Building.Solutions” is a summer university about sustainable architecture, urban planning and ecological building design (7 ECTS): First hand ecological knowledge and engineering expertise bundled in a three-week program in the capital of energy efficient building: Vienna. Think sustainably; take care of your future – now.

“Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems” will provide a level-headed discussion of economic and monetary alternatives (5 ECTS). This academic program links theoretical approaches to economic and monetary alternatives with subject-specific content from different scientific disciplines and work experience.

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Postgraduate Summer School at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Chile December 2018 – January 2019

Study at a Latin American leading university and experience living in Chile at our Postgraduate Summer School. The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Chile will run an intensive but stimulating Postgraduate Summer School programme that gives Postgraduate students (Master and PhD) the chance to increase their academic standing in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. Language: English.

Free for students at Universidad de Chile and Pontíficia Universidad Católica de Chile and free trade agreement with universities of Global Challenge University Alliance (GCUA). BOKU is a member of GCUA.

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Wageningen Winterschool Food Sciences - Global Food Winter School from February 4 to 8, 2019

The unique feature of the Global Food Winter School is the diversity of its programme, including lectures, interactive workshops, company visits, product development case and much more.

Who can join?

  • 2nd and 3rd Bachelor students from food science or related programmes from all over the world.
    Costs: 175 euros (incl. accommodation)
  • Learn about important topics and current trends in food science
  • Visit top international companies (Mars, Heineken)
  • Participate in interactive workshops (Unilever, Fablab)

Further information

OeAD Summerschool Stipendien – nächste Antragsfrist 15. März

Ziel der Summerschools ist die wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung auf Spezialgebieten. Auf der OeAD-Seite ist eine Auswahl an Sommerschools zu finden - einige davon mit Stipendien oder anderen Förderungen:

•    Sommerschulen für Tschechisch 2018
•    Sommerschule für ungarische Sprache und Kultur 2018
•    Green.Building.Solutions. –Summer University, 21.7.-12.8.2018
•    AEMS - Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems Summer School, 25.7. - 10.8.2018
•    Summer University of Central European University

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6th Int. Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences - Application deadline: June 30 at TU Dresden, Germany, from September 17 to 21

The call for applications for the 6th International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences in Dresden is open until 30th June. The summer school will take place in Dresden from 17th September – 21st September 2018 with the kind support of external experts on technology transfer.

The programme is practice-oriented and allows participants to develop their own potential research ideas and technologies towards commercialisation. During one week they will gain knowledge on technology transfer from experts in the fields of technology evaluation, patenting, licensing, and spin-off development. To complement the programme, they will also be trained in how to pitch in front of potential investors, and be sensitized on important pitfalls when approaching the industry. The summer school will close with a mock pitch, in which all projects developed during the week will be presented in front of an expert jury.

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Td Summer School on transdisciplinary research 15 scholarships for participants from the global south 15 scholarships for participants from the global south

The Td summer school offers a 5-day intensive training (Td Training Module) on transdisciplinary research that will prepare researchers and practitioners for transformative research on societal challenges at the science | society interface in September 2018. Participants will gain input on theoretical and methodological foundations as well as experience in designing and implementing transdisciplinary research processes. This year a particular focus is on interculturality to foster exchange between researchers and practitioners from different world regions and to mutually learn from different transdisciplinary research traditions.

15 scholarships for participants from the global south:

To foster intercultural exchange and explore the potential of transdisciplinary research in different cultural contexts and world regions, 15 scholarships are offered for participants with low economic
resources from the global south. Scholarships include participation fee, accommodation and contributions to travel costs (up to 750 Euros). Researcher, post-graduate students with research experiences and practitioners (e.g. civil society organizations; administrative bodies; or SMEs) from the Global South can apply for this scholarship. Particularly people from Africa, Asia and Latin America are encouraged to apply.

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Italian Summer Course 2018 from July 3 to 21 at the University of Udine – application deadline: May 25

The International Relations and Mobility Office of the Student Services Area (ASTU) of the University of Udine, in cooperation with the Linguistic Centre of the University of Udine (CLAV), supported by ARDISS (Agenzia Regionale per il Diritto agli Studi Superiori) and ALEF (Associazione Lavoratori Emigrati del Friuli Venezia Giulia), organizes the “Italian Summer Course 2018”, that will take place at the University of Udine (Italy), from the 3rd July to the 21st July 2018. Intermediate and advanced levels will be offered, max. 10-12 participants per class.

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International Summer School “Entrepreneurship” at Kauno Kolegija, Lithuania, from July 2 to 8

The academic programme is based on two main topics: Doing Business in Europe and Entrepreneurship. The programme is tailored to the needs of the students to deal with the issues arising when doing business in Europe and to develop entrepreneurial mind-set, skills, and competences.

Duration: 2-8 July 2018, 3 ECTS credits in an attractive short term programme.

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LOS_DAMA Autumn School Enhance the ‘Ordinary’

from September 22 to 29 in Salzburg, Munich, Freising - application deadline: April 12

Graduate students, young researchers and other young professionals are invited to work as an interdisciplinary team on peri-urban landscapes: “Enhance the ‘Ordinary’ – How to strengthen everyday landscapes in Alpine city regions”.

Application from April 12 to May 31, 2018.

The autumn school is part of the EU-project LOS_DAMA! Landscape and Open Space Development in Alpine Metropolitan Areas.

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2018 Summer School Baja, Hungary

Application deadline: May 5

The need for climate and flood risk resiliency has induced changes in water policies in Europe and thus new challenges in water resources management are arising. Integrated approach and basin-scale, cross-border harmonized water management policies must prevail, and in order to achieve the basin-wide goals, attitudes towards floods and droughts have to be changed.

The Summer school consists of classroom lectures, field measurements and processing of measurement results, including theory and practice of catchment hydrology processes from small to large scale, the investigation of runoff from the watershed. Participants will have hands-on field experience in surveying river morphology and discharge as well.

Application deadline: May 5, 2018

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Utrecht Network WeTell Summer School

at the University Bologna, Italy, from June 4 to 15

The Utrecht Network has the pleasure to invite to the WeTell Summer School on “Innovating Storytelling to Address Civic Awareness in the Post-digital Age” which will be held from the 4th to the 15th of June 2018 in Bologna (Italy) and which will release 6 CFU-ECTS.

The academic team of the Summer School is interdisciplinary and international, coming from three different EU universities – the University of Bologna, the University of Valencia and the University of Helsinki. At the WeTell Summer School, students will explore theories and practices of performative storytelling to funnel thoughts, ideas and experiences. Send your application as soon as possible!

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Summer School Agrisummer in Black Soil regions of Russia

Application deadline: June 1

Kursk State Agricultural Academy and Belgorod State Agricultural University invite to participate at the summer school programme "AGRISUMMER IN BLACK SOIL REGIONS OF RUSSIA" jointly organized by two educational institutions of higher professional training in Kursk and Belgorod regions.

Students will have the opportunity not just to study different aspects of agricultural science, such as horticulture, dairy production, agricultural production processing etc., but also to visit agricultural enterprises in order to see with their own eyes how Russian agribusiness is organized as well as to compare the tendencies of agricultural production in different regions of Russia. The working language of the school is English, German interpretation will be provided when necessary.

Application deadline: June 1, 2018.

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GSERM Global School in Empirical Research Methods Ljubljana

Application deadline: July 29

A high-quality integrated programme teaching methodology, for PhD students, postdocs, researchers from leading universities and professionals from outside academia. Programme will help participants in mastering advanced methodological skills that will empower them to conduct cutting-edge academic research.

Participants are welcome to choose among eight intellectually stimulating empirical research courses, taught by some of the top academics within their research area. Participants will have the opportunity to network with faculty and fellow students from around the world.

Application deadline: July 29, 2018.

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Reminder: ELLS Case Study Competition at BOKU

Apply now!

Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) Case Study competition is giving students the chance to apply their knowledge and skills to develop future scenarios for a case-study in the city of Vienna. The winner team will be awarded with a price of 1000 EUR.

Registration deadline: April 30, 2018 (the deadline will be probably extended – please contact csc-2018(at)

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Sommerkollegs für CEE-Sprachen

Im Sommer 2018 finden in verschiedenen Partnerländern wieder geförderte Sommerkollegs statt. Bewerben können sich Studierende aller österreichischen Universitäten. Sommerkollegs sind bilaterale Sprachkurse, in deren Rahmen österreichische Studierende (mind. fünf ECTS im letzten Semester) Unterricht in der Sprache des Gastlandes und parallel dazu Studierende des Gastlandes Deutschunterricht erhalten.

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Summer Camp AUTh/BSUN

from June 20 to 27 at the Aristotele University of Thessaloniki, Greece

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is organizing a Summer School from June 20 – 27, 2018 at the Summer Camp of AUTh in Chalkidiki, as a satellite event of the BSUN 2018 Congress and 13th Conference of Rectors from the Black Sea Region.
The topic will be “Innovative Concepts for the Sustainable Development of the Black Sea Region” and students have the opportunity to:

  • participate in a life-changing experience with students from many different countries
  • enrich your communication skills and knowledge taking advantage of professors from the international academic community
  • enjoy the beach and the summer time in the breath-taking area of Chalkidiki

Application deadline: May 15, 2018.

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DeepLearn 2018 Summer School

from July 23 to 27 at the University of Genova, Italy

DeepLearn 2018 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. This is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting machine learning research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in neurosciences, computer vision, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, healthcare, recommender systems, learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Master's students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Register now!

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International Summer School Rural development and sustainability

Application until May 15

International student teams/groups in non-planning disciplines (agriculture, geography, history, cultural studies and more) that want to develop particular topics within a „Rural Development and Sustainability“ framework can participate.

Letter of intent until May 15th, 2018.

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6th Summer School: Soil and Water

Application deadline: May 18

The summer school is organized by Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) and EGE University Campus with ELLS member universities.

  • E-learning: on scheduled dates from 21st May to 29th June, 2018
  • On site: from 9th July to 21st July 2018

Participants: PhD and advanced MSc students, postdocs are welcome too. Successful graduates will gain 8 ECTS.

What is the summer school about?

  • Soil as a porous complex system in the Earth Core
  • Principal physical processes within the soil – water relationship
  • Transport processes in the vadose zone and their environmental functions
  • Physical processes for saving and protection of soil and water in the environment
  • Importance of physical processes for the protection of soil and water
  • Determination of soil water content, soil water potential, hydraulic conductivity and other soil hydro-physical properties
  • Rural agriculture water management, environmental aspects of soil and water in landscape
  • The tutorials and practical trainings in the laboratory and field techniques
  • Three excursions during the on-site school in Izmir

Application deadline: May 18, 2018

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Reminder: ELLS Case Study Competition

Extended application deadline: May 13

This year’s topic of the ELLS Case study competition is “Transition Towns - Urban Food Production and Rapid Urban Development”. The task for the students is to analyze the circumstances, dynamics and challenges of current food production in Vienna. The winner team will be awarded with a price of 1000 EUR.

During the CSC students will get support from lecturers from three ELLS Universities (BOKU, UHOH, and WULS) and get in touch with different stakeholders related to the case, such as farmers, real estate developers, local NGOs and representatives of respective city administration.

Extended application deadline: May 13, 2018.

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Humboldt reloaded Summer School 2018

at University of Hohenheim from September 12 to 21

This course will focus on "Is health nature or nurture? Bridging WHO recommendations and evidence based research in alcoholism, depression and nutrition." The University of Hohenheim will offer a summer school on Health Sciences specifically designed for undergraduate students, but it is also open for MSc students.

The aim is to provide bachelor students from different scientific backgrounds (natural, agricultural, economic, social and political) an interdisciplinary insight of health. Leading experts from various disciplines and WHO experts discuss how health can be influenced by regulations and recommendations and to what extent are we as humans either more or less susceptible to certain diseases due to our own genetic profile.

The deadline for application has been extended to 18 May, 2018.

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Reminder: China Know-How 2018

at Peking and Shanghai, China, from August 17 to September 15

The "Modern China Studies" Summer School takes place at two prestigious Chinese universities, namely at the Peking University and at the Fudan University in Shanghai. There are different teaching modules held in English. Lectures involve topics such as history, philosophy, culture, business, economics, politics, the legal system, environmental issues, cross-cultural management etc. in China. Students also have the opportunity to meet European experts working in China. Paying visits to successful joint-venture companies in Shanghai and excursions and sightseeing sessions are a part of the program. Good command of the English language/no command of Chinese language required!

Extended application deadline: 31 May, 2018

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Danube: Future Interdisciplinary School Project Management & Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development/Danube River Basin - from September 9 to 16 at the University of Ruse, Bulgaria – application deadline: June 18

The School is part of the Danube:Future project, a joint initiative of the Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference and the Danube Rectors’ Conference, which has been endorsed as flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, priority area 7 - Knowledge Society.

The School deals with “Project Management and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development of the Regions in the Danube River Basin”. PhD Students and Junior Post-docs, especially those with experience and interest in interdisciplinary studies in the context of sustainable development, are invited to apply.

Each candidate has to fill in the completed Application form by Monday June 18, 2018. The total number of participants of the school is limited to 28!

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INNES Summer Schools in Vienna, Austria

INNES Summer Schools are short academic programs in cutting-edge academic topics hosted by international experts right in the heart of Vienna.

  • International Student Sailing Week May 19-26
  • International Economy and Sustainable Development Jul 2-13
  • Climate Friendly Buildings Jul 2-13
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiations East/West Jul 2-13
  • Urban Living with Water Jul 2-13
  • Prototyping in IoT - Creative Engineering Jul 2-13
  • Austrian Architectural Culture Jul 2-20
  • IoT - BigData - Cloud – Security Jul 2-13
  • Automation Past and Present Jul 16-27
  • Creative and Hygienic Food Engineering Aug 6-17

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Study abroad at the University Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Study Abroad at UAM offers programs, both during the academic year as well as during the summer, designed for international students who wish to improve their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture and/or learn about special topics related to the Spanish world.

The Study Abroad Office provides international students with personal attention and assists with housing placement, visa and immigration, banking, health insurance and general student life concerns.

Further information on the programmes

Summer schools at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel – apply now!

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is organising a selection of summer schools for 2018. VUB is located in the heart of Europe, Brussels. The university is also at the core of ongoing and cutting edge developments in science and technology and the Biotech summer school, where technology meets biology.

Applications are open now, so don’t hesitate to encourage your students to come to Brussels for a week to learn the ins and outs of biotechnology. In April there will be a week of Sustainability Bootcamp at the campus – a spring school – with academics and professionals talking about the latest trends in sustainability.

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ELLS Case study competition – application deadline April 30

This years topic of the ELLS Case study competition is “Transition Towns - Urban Food Production and Rapid Urban Development”. This year’s CSC focuses on urban agriculture and food production in the context of rapid urban development. The task for the students is to analyze the circumstances, dynamics and challenges of current food production in Vienna. The winner team will be awarded with a price of 1000 EUR.

The case-study will be based on an agricultural site within the city of Vienna that has been used, till very recently, for agricultural production. Currently and in the context of rapid urban development that goes along with the increasing need for housing and other urban facilities, the place can’t be used for agricultural production anymore. Its use needs to be re-thought and re-invented so that it fits with the actual situation and city of Vienna urban development plans.

During the CSC students will get support from lecturers from three ELLS Universities (BOKU, UHOH, WULS) and get in touch with different stakeholders related to the case, such as farmers, real estate developers, local NGOs and representatives of respective city administration. Application deadline: April 30.

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Korean Language Program at the Korean University – application deadline April 27

The Korean University provides the opportunity for students to practice Korean in actual communication situations by teaching vocabulary and grammar grouped by functions and themes. In order to enhance Korean usage ability, reinforcement classes are also provided for each language area: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Programme period for summer 2018: June 11 to August 22.Further information

ELLS Summer Program at the Hebrew University – application deadline: 10 April

The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is pleased to announce its ELLS summer program “Mediterranean Diet – from Genes to Health” targeting 3rd year students, Master and PhD students. The language of the courses is English. Application deadline: 10 April.

For thousands of years, people living along the Mediterranean coast have been consuming a diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables, quality fats and proteins and an occasional glass of locally made wine to complement their meal. This so-called Mediterranean diet has long been considered to be one of the healthiest diets known to man. In addition, the Mediterranean diet is also a realistic and sustainable way to reduce disease-causing inflammation, attain optimal weight and enjoy long and healthy life. The course will introduce the students to components of the Mediterranean diet and to cutting-edge scientific evidence for its disease prevention capabilities.

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Summer Programs University of Arizona – application deadlines 23 and 30 March

Study Arizona: expanded program options in 2018 are open to international students, scholars, and professionals. Programs that run on a regular schedule include research experiences, specialized seminars, and student and professional development options.


  • A learning research experience, Undergraduate:

This program is an intensive Learning Research Experience at the University of Arizona where undergraduate students spend ten (10) weeks participating in research activities, attending workshops, fieldtrips, and a graduate school symposium. This program offers academic, professional, and cultural experiences for undergraduate students interested in science, technology, social sciences, and engineering to explore the life of a graduate student and a scientific professional.


  • Sustainable Urban Design

This program gives you an introduction to the critical analysis of sustainable urban design and its context including paradigms, principles, tools, and theory of urban design ranging from local to international contexts.

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Antwerp Summer University – apply now!

Since 2010 Antwerp Summer University offers intensive, short term courses during the summer months within the areas of excellence of the University of Antwerp and its partners. Summer school topics range from health sciences over design sciences to social sciences. Target groups are different for each summer school and consist of students, researchers and/or working professionals. All programmes combine high quality education (lectures, visits, workshops) with fun & interesting social programmes. Participants can acquire ECTS credits upon successful completion of the programmes. Specific entry requirements, application deadlines and cancellation policies vary between summer schools. Refer to the webpage of your preferred summer school to find out more.

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Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience at Karlshochschule from July 16 to 27 in Germany – apply now

Get to know international campus life, meet new people from all over the world, and qualify for a future career in cross-cultural work environments. Our living and working environment is affected by globalization and internationalization. Hence, the ability to effectively communicate and deal with others in intercultural settings became a necessity. The Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience is organized since 2010 by InterCultur gGmbH (subsidiary of AFS Germany) and Karlshochschule International University. It brings together young people from all over the world to work together on the following questions:

  • What are major themes in intercultural cooperation and communication?
  • How have international networks changed?
  • What kinds of conflicts arise and how can we deal with them?
  • How do society and organizations react to intercultural challenges in a world of growing complexity and diversity?
  • How can we integrate sustainable solutions in diverse societies?

The Summer Academy is characterized by its innovative combination of university lectures and practical workshops. The Academy is being held in English and is open to anyone aged 18–35 with a demonstrable interest in intercultural encounters, especially undergraduate students and young professionals. Reduced prices for students, volunteers, and employees of non-profit organizations are being offered.

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Summer School at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, from September 3 to 7 – application deadline: 31 May

Bio-based economy (Bioeconomy) aims at reducing the dependence from fossil fuels and finite materials without overexploiting natural resources. According to the definition of the European Commission “Bioeconomy encompasses those parts of economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea to produce food, biomaterials, bioenergy and bioproducts”. Behind bioeconomy there is much science related to industrial biotechnology and a deep change in Economics and Politics, as well as societal issues. Priority will be given to students participants holding a Master degree, but application by master students is encouraged and will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant motivation and background. Tuition fee: 300 € for academic participants, 600 € for industrial participants. Rates include participation to lectures, study material, coffee break and field trip. Rates do not include traveling and accommodation expenses.

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Greifswald Summer School from August 6 to October 14 – application deadline: 31 May

This year the Summer School at the University of Greifswald will be held from the 6th August to 14th October (2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks). Students and young professionals as well as researchers are more than welcome to join. This summer course is combining German language classes at several different levels with an extensive programme of workshops, cultural events and excursions. For all exchange students from partner universities, who are about to start their semester abroad at the University of Greifswald, the fourth module will be free of charge. If there are any questions left, please contact Britt Schumacher via greifswaldsummer(at) .

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Plant Health and Quality Summer School from July 2 to 18 in Angers, France – application deadline: 16 April

The University of Angers (France) and its partners organise the 4th edition of the Summer School PLANT HEALTH AND QUALITY from 2nd to 18th July 2018. Angers is a world center for research in plant sciences with national research centers in horticulture and several research units and companies in the related fields.  

The PLANT HEALTH AND QUALITY Summer School is open in priority to Master students in the fields of agriculture, plant science and biological science. Bachelor or first year PhD students may also apply. The lectures, workshops, projects and visits are all interactive and are all in English. 6 European Credits Transfer System will be delivered at the end of the program.

Application deadline: 16th April 2018

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UEF Summer School, Finland, from August 13 to 24 – application deadline: 15 June

The application for the UEF (University of Eastern Finland) Summer School from 13 to 24 August runs until 15 June (the applications are handled continuously). The Summer School will be more than just taking a course: it is an excellent opportunity to experience an innovative and international learning environment while creating new networks with your fellow students - and let's not forget about the opportunity to enjoy typical Finnish summer activities in beautiful lakeside surroundings. The course fee is 500 euros, and a discount of 20 % for the participants from partner universities (=BOKU) is granted.

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Summer Schools 2018 at the Osnabrück University from July 6 to 29 – application deadline: 31 March

Now in their 9th year, Osnabrück University’s Summer Schools will take place from July 6th to 29th, 2018 and combine challenging academic programs, a variety of cultural activities, introductory German lessons as well as an exciting buddy program. Students are invited to apply for any of the following programs until March 31st, 2018:
•    Intercultural Competencies (INCO), Institute of Psychology
•    Biomembranes and Cellular Microcompartments (BCMC), School of Biology/Chemistry
•    German Tax Law and Treaty Policy (TLTP), School of Law

Except for personal living expenses and travel costs, all essentials (such as accommodation, tuition, etc.) are included in the program fee of 1,500 EUR. Participants from partner universities will receive a discount of 250 EUR. Depending on the program, a number of different scholarships may be available to students as well.

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Linköping University Summer Academy 2018 in July 2018, Sweden – application deadline: 6 March

The programme will give international students an opportunity to study in Linköping for four weeks, choose from a number of high-quality courses and gain cultural insights together with other students from international partner universities. All courses are at bachelor's level, credit bearing (7.5 ECTS), will be taught in English and are full-time. For students from LiU's partner universities the LiU Summer Academy tuition is free. Students who have completed 1 year full-time studies (successfully passed 60 ECTS credits or equivalent upon application) and have a good command of English as stated in our agreement are eligible to all courses. BOKU as partner university can nominate a maximum of 5 students. The admission application deadline is March 6, 2018 (midnight CET).

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Economics and Policy Summer School at USAMV Bucharest, Romania, from September 17 to 21 – application deadline: 31 May

The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest and its partners within the ENHANCE project are honoured to inform that the registrations for the third USAMV BUCHAREST AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY SUMMER SCHOOL have started. The third ENHANCE Summer School is entitled “Institutional Economics and Agricultural Development” and will take place at USAMV Bucharest from 17-21 September 2018. The lecturers will come from Germany, from IAMO (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies) and aim to introduce the various concepts of defining and conceptualizing economic institutions, focusing especially on institutions of natural resource use, agricultural production and agricultural markets. Theoretical and empirical analyses of institutions’ role in land use decisions, access to agricultural inputs, transactions, and cooperation will be presented and jointly critically discussed. Finally, various conceptual approaches to the theory of institutional change will be introduced. The five days of intensive courses entail theoretical and practical activities, group work and presentations, cultural and social visit, field trips, providing learning and networking opportunities for course participants and lecturers. The official language of the course is English.

Application deadline: 31 May.
The target group that the event addresses includes:

  • Postgraduate students (Masters or PhD students) in the field of agricultural economics and policy, who are familiar with introductory levels of microeconomics.
  • Young researchers with an educational background in economics, management, marketing or other social sciences disciplines applied to agriculture.
  • Young professionals from governmental institutions (ministries, authorities and agencies), non-governmental organizations related to agriculture who need a refresher course in scientific working.

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3rd International Summer School of Medical Law and Bioethics from July 5 to 11 – application deadline: 30 June

The Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) announces, in cooperation with ELSA Thessaloniki, the 3rd International Summer School of Medical Law and Bioethics on "Assisted Reproduction and Alternative Family Forms".

The Summer School will be conducted in English, by faculty members and doctoral students from AUTh and from other universities in Greece and abroad, as well as by specialised jurists and doctors.
The Summer School will take place between the 5th and the 11th of July 2018 in Thessaloniki. The lectures will be held in Conference rooms of Holiday INN (8 Monastiriou Str.). The tuition fees amount to EUR 100 for students of all levels and EUR 150 for jurists and health professionals for entries up to May 30st, 2018 and to EUR 130 and EUR 180 respectively for entries up to June 30th, 2018 (deadline). These fees do not include any room and board expenses, as well as any kind of participation in any parallel activities. The application form is available here

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Linnaeus Summer Academy from July 16 to August 17 in Kalmar, Sweden – application deadline: 15 February

The LNU Summer Academy is held from July 16th to August 17th, 2018, at the Campus in Kalmar.

A variety of courses within a broad field are on offer, e.g. "Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development" as well as the general courses "English for academic studies", "Beginner’s Swedish, part 1 " and  "Writing a scientific essay – genre and methods. A preparation for higher education".

LNU Summer Academy is open for all and can be done by itself. Still, it might be of particular interest for students who are coming for a half or full year in autumn/spring 2018/19. Those students will get a softer introduction to Sweden, a more relaxed start and will meet other students from different disciplines. And a Swedish summer (though this does not guarantee warm temperatures).
Application deadline: 15 February.

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First ISHS Summer School on Pre- and Postharvest Physiology of Temperate Fruit Crops – registration deadline: 28 February

The first ISHS Summer School on Pre- and Postharvest Physiology of Temperate Fruit Crops takes place from 22 July to 4 August 2018 organized by the University of Hohenheim and the Centre of Competence for Fruit Growing, Lake Constance (Germany). This Summer School is proudly sponsored by the International Society for Horticultural Science, the German Academic Exchange Service and the University of Hohenheim. Are you interested in a complete overview of pre- and postharvest physiological aspects of fruitperennial fruit tree species and in particular of pome (apple, pear) and stone fruit (cherry, plum) but also nut crops under different orchard management and environmental conditions?  Then apply for this special Summer School and be introduced not only to the latest scientific findings, but also to innovative orchard practices, monitoring procedures of physico-chemical fruit properties to ensure quality and safety, supply chain management and marketing aspects. Registration deadline: 28 February.

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Geförderter Sprach-Sommerkurs in Taiwan – Einreichfrist: 31. Jänner

Das taiwanische Bildungsministerium bietet Studierenden, die in Österreich studieren (unabhängig von der Nationalität), jährlich eine Förderung für die Absolvierung eines Sprachkurses für Mandarin- Chinesisch an der National Cheng Kung University in Tainan an. Der Kurs findet vom 30. Juli bis 24. August 2018 statt und es gibt Kurse für Beginner bis Fortgeschrittene. Einreichfrist: 31. Jänner 2018.

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Study abroad 2018 summer course from 2 to 26 July at the University of Almeria

Topic: “Geospatial information technologies in land planning and natural resources management”
Period: from July 2 to July 26, 2018.
Coordinators: Fernando J. Aguilar Torres, Andrés M. García Lorca, Manuel A. Aguilar Torres

Currently, the GIT (Geospatial Information Technologies) have become an irreplaceable tool for obtaining and analysing spatio-temporal and multi-scale information that constitutes a high added value for the improvement of decision-making in areas such as environmental management and integrated land planning. The disciplines included in this summer course, i.e. Physical Geography, Remote Sensing and Information and Territorial Planning, offer a set of tools and technologies very valuable for monitoring, at multiple scales and with great precision, the dynamics of what happens in our "Digital Earth".

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Summer programmes at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in July 2018

The 19th Ljubljana Summer School “Take the Best from East and West” will take place from 2 to 20 July 2018 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Students are welcome to choose among 32 academically challenging and intellectually stimulating courses on Bachelor´s and Master´s Level.
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Doctoral Summer School
2 - 6 July 2018, 9-13 July 2018, 16 - 20 July 2018
The programme consists of 16 specialised one week courses open to PhD students, post-doctoral students, academics and professionals.  It offers a valuable opportunity to network with participants from other countries and institutions, gather new insights on one´s research project and exchange ideas and knowledge in an international setting.   
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International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research from 6 to 17 August at the University of Bern, Switzerland - registration open

The International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research invites Bachelor students (semester 4 to 6) from different disciplines to participate in the course which is being held under the umbrella of Climate Change Research. The Summer School focuses on the following topics:

  • physical climate system
  • climate economics and governance
  • knowledge transfer

It comprises keynote lectures that are held by high-profile scientists; workshops to train and sharpen students’ disciplinary competence; and a simulation exercise of a multilateral climate conference that will be run by the students themselves. A field trip to the high altitude research station  Jungfraujoch (3500 m a.s.l.) will provide insights into latest measurement technologies, as well as to the impacts of climate change. Students will have the opportunity to experience one of Switzerland’s most spectacular places: the Aletsch – the largest Alpine Glacier.

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Grenoble Summer School Nanotechnology and Smart Energy from 11 June to 13 July – application deadline: 15 March

Grenoble INP offers two 5-week summer courses to study a specific field of engineering sciences: Nanotechnology or Smart Energy. As one of the leading city in terms of scientific research and industrial network, Grenoble offers state-of-the art research facilities and equipment, a must see if you plan a career in science or engineering. Registration deadline: 15 March

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China Know-How Summer School 2018 – application deadline: 15 May

The China Know-How Summer School is organized by the Chinese Studies Center at the Paris-London-University of Salzburg in cooperation with Eurasia-Pacific Uninet under the direction of the Chinese Studies Center and will take place at Peking University, Beijing, and Fudan University, Shanghai, from 17 August to 15 September.

Why to join?
China-experience for young Austrian and European students and junior employees
Acquisition of additional qualifications useful for a potential future career in East Asia
Preparing for future trading markets by becoming acquainted with the legal and economic system, labour and production processes, social and environmental situation, culture and living conditions in China

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Climate KIC - The journey summer school – application deadline 15 February 2018

Europe’s largest summer school for climate innovation and entrepreneurship offers a unique combination of climate knowledge and hands-on business experience. The Journey is the world’s largest climate innovation summer school. It brings together students and professionals from all over the world. The Journey summer school provides you with climate change knowledge combined with entrepreneurship skills, allowing you to create - together with people from a wide range of backgrounds - a business model which will help our environment. Applicants can choose between a 3-week and a 5-week programme. Application: 5 January 2018 to 15 December 2018

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Summer School Agroecology: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems from 14 June to 18 July 2018 in Lyon, France – application deadline: 15 April 2018

The academic program of the ISARA-Lyon International Summer School consists of lectures, case studies, field work, excursions (fish pond landscape, mixed crop livestock systems in mountains areas and conservation biological control in vegetal production), use of geographical information system, economics, agronomy and ecology, traditional food systems, local food supply chains, personal research study. Furthermore there will be a linguistic and cultural program. The 5-week course is for 9 ECTS; 6 for satisfying the scientific requirements and 3 for the linguistic/cultural studies.

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Summer Schools “Micro & Nanotechnology” and “Smart Energy” at Grenoble INP from 11 June to 13 July 2018, registration from 15 December to 15 March

Grenoble INP offers two 5-week summer courses to study a specific field of engineering sciences: Nanotechnology or Smart Energy. As one of the leading city in terms of scientific research and industrial network, Grenoble offers state-of-the art research facilities and equipment, a must see if you plan a career in science or engineering.

Registration from 15 December to 15 March 2018.

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Summer Academy at Linköping University, 29 June to 28 July 2018, Sweden, application from 1 February to 6 March 2018

The programme will give international students an opportunity to study in Linköping for four weeks, choose from a number of high-quality courses and gain cultural insights together with other students from our international partner universities. All courses are at bachelor's level, credit bearing (7.5 ECTS), will be taught in English and are full-time. For students from LiU's partner universities the LiU Summer Academy is tuition free. The LiU Summer Academy provides a new possibility for short term exchange within the framework of our existing exchange agreement.

Application is possible from 1 February to 6 March 2018.

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Summer School “Meditating and Mediating Change: State-Society-Religion” from 1 to 14 July 2018 at Seggau Castle, Leibnitz, Austria – application deadline: 2 March 2018

The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.

Application deadline: 2 March 2018Further information 

VUA International summer school “Agrisummer in black soil regions of Russia”

The Kursk State Agricultural Academy and Belgorod State Agricultural University invite to participate in the VUA (Visegrad University Association) summer school “Agrisummer in black soil regions of Russia” from 30 July to 12 August 2018. The programme includes presentations and seminars as well as practical classes and field experience. The working language is English, German interpretation will be provided when necessary.

Application deadline: 14 June 2018

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Summer course : “French and Theatre” from Monday 2 July to Friday 20 July 2018

Advanced training courses, in connection with the Theatre Festival Avignon.
The course is opened on condition a minimum number of participants are enrolled.

Summer 2018 programme
Minimum level required : Elementary (A2). The course is not suitable for beginners.

French language and courses : 30 hours
Students are tested then placed into groups depending on their level.
Both oral and written skills are covered.
A range of communicative activities, connected with the Theatre Festival, are carried out (vox pops, interviews, creative writing ) as well as an introduction to the theatre plays planned in the cultural programme.

Theatre workshop: 15 hours
Voice and movement, improvisation, reading and acting.
The workshop will lead to a performance, which will conclude the course.

Theatre programme
2 shows from the IN and OFF festivals.

> Guided tour of Avignon,
> Visit of the Popes Palace and the famous bridge « le pont d'Avignon »

Fees 2018
 € 680 for students.
 € 830 for other applicants.

The SDL can help you find accommodation (in student residences or with host families).
Please note that demand for accommodation in Avignon is high in July, therefore it is necessary to start inquiring long before the start of the course.

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14th edition of Prague Summer Schools, 1 – 8 July 2018

Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.

SCHOLA EMPIRICA is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools, among others on the following topics:

  • Summer School on Development, Sustainability and Globalization
  • Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture
  • Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality?

When? 1-8 July 2018
Where? Prague, Czech Republic

Please visit the website to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to the application process, and online application.

Ljubljana Summer School 2018_Teaching Opportunity - Courses will be held between 2 and 20 July, 2018

The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana invites academics to submit course proposals on Bachelor and Master level in the field of Economics or Business studies.

Information guide for course proposals

Course proposals should be submitted online by 6 November 2017.
In case of additional questions or doubts, do not hesitate to contact : Ms. Adrijana LazićLjubljana Summer School Coordinator Tel.: +386 1 5892 605 

If you plan teach in Ljubljana and want to apply for ERASMUS+ teaching mobility support, please check the website and Mag. Gudrun Reisinger for further information on ERASMUS+ teaching mobility funding.

9th UGM DREaM International Students Summer Program "Resilient Society: a trans-disciplinary and cross-border approach", 13 - 26 of August, 2017

The program consists of public lecture, internship, action plan workshop, cultural events, and also community service that provides opportunity for participants to live with the locals and experience various activities in the village. Participants are expected to be encouraged to discuss and thus increase the awareness of the issue. Participants will get two credits from Universitas Gadjah Mada by joining this event.

For further information you can visit our website  . If you have any inquiries regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Mirza Amilia (Participant Coordinator) at phone 0274 – 552810

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