Summer Schools

Summer Schools offered from other universities (partly in co-operation with BOKU)

BOKU does not offer any database on which you can find summer schools.

But we try to keep you informed by putting all of the information we get from our partner universities on this page.

Some links on which you can find summer schools:

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

For Summer Schools of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) BOKU offers travel grants (up to € 300, travel grants will be awarded on a "first come first serve" basis until the available funds are used up). Criteria: acceptance onto the summer school, full degree at BOKU, at least 20 ECTS received at BOKU, GPA no higher than 3.00, no other ELLS funding. Application deadline: 4 weeks prior to the start of the summer school. Application form will be available in April.

Summer schools in Europe

OeAD: Bilaterale Sprachkurse in Form von Sommerkollegs

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.

Further information

Summer school Agroecology and animal production 2018 at VetAgro Sup Clermont-Ferrand, France from July 2 to 5

Agreenium and Wageningen University and Research are pleased to announce the second edition of a joint summer school on agroecology and animal production. The objective of this course is to gain in-depth understanding of the holistic and interdisciplinary agroecological approach in relation to
livestock systems and how to implement them in various conditions:

  • Theoretical framework for agroecological livestock farming systems
  • How to realize transition
  • Assessment of livestock systems under agroecological framework
  • Innovations to allow agroecological transition

The course is aimed at M.S. and PhD candidates from various sectors: 

  • Higher education and research: PhD students, researchers, teachers
  • Professionals: research & development, advisor, consulting, technical  support, public policy

Further information

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 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.

Summer School website

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.

Further information

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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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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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.
Programme website

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.   
Programme website

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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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 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 

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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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.

Here you find all necessary information

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.

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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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

Further information

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