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Summer Schools

On this page you will find a large selection of summer courses from our partner universities abroad. You need to make sure that the course periods do not overlap with the academic semester at Humboldt.

Great deal: we offer a tuition waiver for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Singapore Management University and the King's College London. Do not miss the application deadline!



International Summer School in Economics and Management (ISSEM) in Havana, Cuba



The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universidad de La Habana are proud to host the 18th edition of the International Summer School in Economics and Management in Havana, Cuba. We invite students from all over the world to apply. ISSEM 2021 conditiones on the actual COVID19-situation in September 2021. The Summer School is supposed to start on September 20th 2021 and end with the examination day on  October 4th 2021.

During the two-week program of the summer school, graduate and undergraduate students in a diverse classroom set up with Cuban students have the opportunity to attend courses taught by renowned professors, amongst others from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

We offer a variety of courses in the field of economics and business, such as Development Economics, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship. The courses will be taught in English and are accredited with ECTS. The exams will take place at the end of the summer school. Successful participants will receive an official "Certificate of Participation".

In addition to the academic input, we provide the opportunity for an intense intercultural exchange between European and Cuban students. After classes and on weekends, we invite participants to attend cultural events and activities such as a Cuban salsa night, a Cuban/German movie night, a Cuban/German soccer competition, and excursions.



Tuition Waiver


Some of our partner universities offer a couple of tuition waivers for HU students. If you are interested, here are a couple of things worth noting:

  • The application for the tuition waiver is at the HU (not directly at the partner university)
  • Summer Schools usually take place during the first exams period of our summer term. If you are applying for a tuition waiver, make sure that you take more seminars during the term or take all your exams in the second exams term only.
  • The offers do not include travel costs, housing and personal expenses.
  • After the confirmation for the tuition waiver, you will need to apply/register at the partner university.
The Undergraduate Summer School at King's College London
Due to Covid-19 and the current global situation, the summer programmes
will be running online in 2021.   



5 spots available (for undergraduate only) - no tuition fees

Eligibility: Open to undergraduates only (Bachelor)

Session1: June 28th - July 16th & Session 2: July 19th - August 6th, 2021. 

Applications for 2021 have to be handed in until end of March 2021


The Undergraduate Summer School teaches a wide range of modules spanning subject areas such as health and science, maths and engineering, law, governance, business management, culture and ancient languages. Find out what you could study this summer with the module table entailed in the following link: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/summer/university-level/online-summer-school


If you are interested send your complete application as one merged pdf document to Ms. Anja Schwerk at schwerk@wiwi.hu-berlin.de

The application should include:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages max)
  • Transcript of records (official one from examination office)
  • Proof of English language (min. C1)
  • Copy of your student ID
Summer Exchange in Hong Kong - Canceled!


1 spot available - no tuition fees

Eligibility: Open to undergraduates only (Bachelor)

Deadline for applications for 2020 is 21st Feb, 2021

Course period: 21 June - 14 August 2021


Hong Kong, HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP): June to August, 2020, the program is open to exchange partners only, wide range of credit-bearing courses and organize local excursions and activities for students to gain insight into the Asian culture, more information: http://studyabroad.ust.hk/isp


You application - to be sent as one merged pdf document to outgoings-wiwi@hu-berlin.de -
should include:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages max)
  • Transcript of records (official one from Prüfungsamt)
  • Proof of English language (min. B2)
  • Copy of your student ID
 Singapore Management University Summer School


4 spots available - no tuition fees

Eligibility: Open to undergraduates only (Bachelor)

Applications for 2021 have to be handed in until the March 28th, 2021


The Singapore Management University (SMU) offers us 4 spots in their summer school. The Global Summer Programme 2020 is a 4-week intensive program focusing on Business, Innovation and Society in Asia, offering a suite of elective and enrichment courses designed to augment students' knowledge and practical skills about Asia in general, through the use of real-life case studies and examples.

The usual cost for this program is 5.350 S$ (ca. 3.500 EUR) - if you get nominated by the Humboldt-Universität, you will get it FOR FREE! The SMU will assist in finding housing, please calculate costs of about 800-1000 S$ (ca. 520-650 EUR) for housing.

The SMU is one of the most renowned universities and their summer schools are very popular among students around the world. You can find more detailed information about the program here:



If you are interested send your complete application as one merged pdf document to outgoings-wiwi@hu-berlin.de

The application should include:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages max)
  • Transcript of records (official one from Prüfungsamt)
  • Proof of English language (min. B2)
  • Copy of your student ID


Aalto University

Finland, Aalto University School of Business: The Information Technology Program (ITP) running from May 31 to September 3, 2021 bears 24-30 ECTS. For students who have completed min. 60 ECTS in BSc. The program includes subjects such as service design, digital marketing, web analytics, and data-driven decision making. In addition, student work on an intensive real-life business project. Application: https://www.aalto.fi/en/school-of-business/application-guidelines-information-technology-program-itp More information: here ***The tuition fee  is 4200 € (incl. VAT 24 %) but if the student is coming from partner university of Aalto University School of Business under the current exchange agreement, the tuition fee will be waived. In this case students will be counted to the exchange balance with 1:1 ratio.



 Summer Schools 2021


Please note that this list is neither exclusive nor binding! You might want to make sure that the course dates do not overlap with the academic semester and exam period at Humboldt. Did you find a suitable summer program? Please apply directly via the website of our partner universities.



  • Denmark, University of Copenhagen, the International Summer Programme 2020 ranges from society, politics, economics to computer science, communication, media and History. Registration by April 1st, 2020. The dates and the full program will be fully updated by January 2020: https://studies.ku.dk/summer
  • Denmark, Aarhus BSS International Summer University 2019, Term 1: July 6 -24 & Term 2 July 27 - August 14. Apply from 15 January - 1 April 2020. Over 66 courses in the field of Economics and business development, management technology, sociey, communication and much more: http://international.au.dk/education/admissions/summeruniversity/
  • France, Dauphine PSL University London campus, The Finance Summer School: a 3 to 6-week program ("Secure your dream job in the Finance industry in London, NYC or Singapore"), provides students with key insights into the workings of financial markets and the operations of the UK's leading institutions. // The International Management Summer School:a 2 to 3-week program ("Sow the seeds of a successful international career") aims at helping students building their international network, polishing their English and strengthening their leadership, strategy, communication and presentation skills. More info: https://london.dauphine.fr/summer-schools/
  • France, Montpellier Business School// Summer School 2020, 29 June - 17 July. Program consists of Sports Business, Data and Business Analytics, Research Methodology, and Business in Europe. More information https://www.montpellier-bs.com/international/our-programmes/spring-summer-school/
  • France, NEOMA's Summer Programme in Sport Management, 21 June - 9 July, 2021. 12 ECTS. Courses taught: Sport Management, Managing Major Sporting Events, Sports Sponsorship and Marketing, Business Game Football Club CEO. Application deadline: 31 May. NEOMA Business School may waive tuition fees for partner university students, who have been officially nominated by their home university. https://neoma-bs.com/programs/sport-federations-and-major-events-management-2021/
  • Italy, Pisa, Qualitative Research Methods Summer School 2019 - A focus on management and governance; 20-24 May 2019. https://qualitativerm.ec.unipi.it/
  • Italy, Rome, LUISS International Summer Programs 2021. Summer school law "Summer School on European and Comparative Company Law: Capital Markets" - July 9 - 17, 2021. Courses will specifically focus on IPOs, Takeover Bids, Market Abuses, Shareholders' Rights, Bond Issuance, with a comparative eye on the EU framework. The last day will be dedicated to a final symposium with international guests on a trend topic in Capital Markets Law. In presence or streaming. Our students benefit from 25% tuition fee reduction: https://lsl.luiss.it/academic-programs/european-and-comparative-company-law-capital-market
  • Korea, Korea University International Summer Campus 2019 runs a 4week-session from June 30th to July 23rd AND a 6week-session from June 30th to August 6th 2020. They offer up to 120 courses across 10 academic fields of stuy that range from international business, strategic management to business ethics or investement analyis. Check their website for more information! http://www.summer.korea.ac.kr/all/src/regist/deadline.php
  • Netherlands, the University of Groningen runs several summer school programs in the field of Economics, Business and Environment that range from corporate goverance across sustainable growth to economy for smart cities: https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/summer_schools_2019/sorted-by-theme/economics_-business-and-environment
  • Netherlands, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Amstedam Summer School, on-campus or online for one or two sessions in July 2021 (session 1: 3 - 17 July, session 2: 17 July - 31 August) 8 faculties are organizing 45 courses and a social program to quickly get settled and make friends AND 100€ discount for WIWI students! + 75€ early bird discount until 15 March. https://www.vu.nl/en/programmes/short/summer-school/index.aspx
  • Netherlands, Universiteit van Amsterdam - Amsterdam Summer Programmes, application deadline: 1 April 2020. The programmes Economics: Markets & Society and Machine Learning for the Social and Behavioural Sciences, with their interdisciplinary approach, are perfect for students in the Social Sciences and Humanities who are seeking to gain more insight into the fields of economics and machine learning. https://summerschool.uva.nl/programmes/summer-programmes.html?t=pre-university
  • Netherlands, Universiteit van Amsterdam - Amsterdam Winter Programmes, application deadline: 15 December 2020. https://summerschool.uva.nl/winter-courses/winter-courses.html?f=modes_of_study_key%3Aonline&utm_source=partners&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=winter-online-2021&cb
  • Netherlands, Tilburg University: 11th edition of Tilburg University Summer School 2020 from July 6th to August 14th. It offers high-quality theme courses and language courses combined with a fun-packed social program to discover the Dutch culture. Most of our courses will be awarded with 1-6 ECTS after successful participation. Students of Partner Universities are offered a 10% discount on the course fee for academic courses (does not apply to language courses): https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/summerschool/
  • Norway, Oslo, University of Oslo - The International Summer School (ISS) June 20 - July 31, 2020. This is a crash-cours on Scandinavian way of life, culture and politics. It entails a mix of BA and MA courses span from Norwergian History to Scandinavian Government and politics and a changing Artic: www.uio.no/summerschool/
  • Portugal, ISCTE Business School Lisbon: The Summer School Lisbon 2021 gives students the opportunity to choose between 14 high-quality academic courses allowing them to enhance their skills and knowledge whilst experiencing first hand Portuguese culture, history and language. The students can also participate in a large variety of extra-curricular activities, including visits in and outside Lisbon, which will make this an unforgettable and enriching experience. Possible to choose between on campus and online courses. https://ibs.iscte-iul.pt/contents/programas/1552/summer-school-lisbon


  • Russia, “Doing Business in Russia - Russland in der Praxis” 2020 (Please note the duration of the program: April 1st-Sept 30th, 2020): The program consists of the study module “Doing Business in Russia” at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and a half-year internship in a German company operating in Russia. Scholarships are available from DAAD in the frame of GoEast program: https://www.daad.de/ausland/prg/goeast/de/67762-informationen-fuer-bewerber/

  • Slovenia, Ljubljana Summer School 2021

    Faculties and Academies of the University of Ljubljana offer more than 20 summer school courses in 2021 from a wide variety of disciplines: from economic and business sciences, law to social work and technical sciences. The most traditional ones are the summer school programs organized by the Faculty of Arts: the 57th Seminar of Slovenian Language, Literature and Culture, and the 40th Summer School of Slovenian Language attracting more Slovenian language enthusiasts from all over the world each year. You can find more detailed information on the summer school courses at our website www.uni-lj.si/study/summerschools.

    These summer school courses should be of interest to any students who would like to discover more about the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, and Slovenia before joining us through any of our existing exchange partnerships


  • Spanien, Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona International Summer School 2020: June 29th - July 24th. The summer school is run a flagship program to improve the curriculum of both domestic and international undergraduate students during the summer term in Barcelona. Subjects have been conceived as an invitation to think and learn beyond and across disciplines, while approaching social and scientific challenges from content, methodological and practical perspectives. Further information: https://www.upf.edu/web/barcelonasummerschool

  • Sweden, Jönköping: Jönköping University offers a summer school 2020 at the undergraduate level in Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective equivalent to 10 ECTS credits.  The dates are: June 6 - July 3, 2020 (4 weeks). Students may apply directly to the summer school online (deadline 1 April 2020) at http://ju.se/summerschool 
  • Sweden, Linköping University Summer Academy 2021: 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, more information: http://www.liu.se/utbildning/summeracademy?l=en
  • Switzerland, Universität St. Gallen, Global School in Empirical Research Methods for Master and phd students, 1 - 19 June 2020: www.gserm.ch/stgallen.
  • Switzerland, Zurich, UZH International Summer School for Bachelor and Master students 2020, July 5 - 24. The 2020 program includes: "Sustainable Finance and Fin Tech, Business and Human Rights - Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities, Intercultural Competence: drawing on the Swiss experiment". Discounts will be available to HU students. https://www.int.uzh.ch/en/in/shortprograms/UZH-International-Summer-Schools.html
  • Switzerland, the Geneva Summer Schools offers 10 summer programs of global significance in June and July 2019, WIWI students might find the summer schools on data science and sustainable futures particularly appealing: https://www.unige.ch/genevasummerschools/
  • Taiwan, Taipei, National Taiwan University Summer Program 2019: July 5th - August 1st 2020. 500 USD discount for HU students! This annual 4-week summer program is organized by the College of Management and is conducted compeletly in English. The goal is to help students explore human values, formulating business strategies, and develop technological platforms for sustainability and innovation. The Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Summer Program is also a gateway for overseas students to explore Taiwan and establish networks with locals. http://www.management.ntu.edu.tw/en/ia/short_term/summer_program/courses

  • Turkey, Bogazici University Istanbul: The summer term is a 7-week program beginning on the last week of June. A large variety of classes offered both on graduate and undergraduate level. http://www.summer.boun.edu.tr/Default.aspx

  • United-Kingdom, University College London: UCL Summer School 2020, Session One June 29th - July 17th, Session Two July 20th - August 7th, Modules in 2020 include Climate Change and Social Inequality, Economics for Sustainability and English for Academic Purposes. More information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/summer-school
  • United-Kingdom, Exeter, International Summer School 2020, two different sessions run from 28th June - 19th July and from 20th July to 7th August. Discover some more of modern and historical Britain while attenting classes that tackle global entreprise, climate change and international relations: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/summerschool/
  • United-Kingdom, England, Northumbria University - Newcastle Summer School, June 16th - July 6th 2019. Discover a tailor-made summer program at our newest partner university! https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/international-summer-school