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Summer Schools

HU Summer School at the Universidad de La Habana

The School of Business and Economics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) offers an annual Summer School which takes place in Havana, Cuba in September/October every year. In close cooperation with the Universidad de La Habana, the Summer School offers a variety of business, economic, and German cultural courses which run for a duration of two weeks.

All students after their second semester of the Bachelor degree are welcome to apply. A total of around 50 German students and 250 Cuban students is the total number of participants.

Undergraduate courses, such as Developmental Economics, Game Theory, International Economic Integration as well as graduate courses, such as Panel Data Econometrics, and Finance are being offered. For each successful course the student receives 3 ECTS points. During the two weeks of summer school, it is manageable to reach 6-9 ECTS points. Exams are being taken on the last day of the summer school in Havana.

The application deadline is in the beginning of June each year, the participation fee is €450 for all students. For additional financing you can ask the WWG, the DAAD, and Auslandsbafög in a timely fashion. There is a limited amount of fee waivers for students who are willing to support the ISSEM Team in Havana during the Summer School.

The flight there and back is approximately €500-600, depending on how early you manage to book your flight. Accomodation is approximately €15 per person per night for a shared room.

An information session will be held in the third week of the summer semester. For the most up to date information visit www.issem.de or ask by phone or email:

Contact

Email:  info@issem.de
Tel:     +49-30-2093 5651
Fax:    +49-30-2093 5726

 

Dates for 2017:
  • Info Session at HU: May 3rd. More info www.facebook.com/issem.icem
  • Application Deadline: June 4th
  • Summer School: September 18th to October 2nd
  • Exams in Cuba: Monday, October 2nd

 


HUWISU Humboldt Winter and Summer University

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin offers summer, winter and spring schools to internatioanl students from all around the world! During the semester breaks, the university offers an intense program for students from abroad, which gives them the opportunity to explore the university, the city and its inhabitants. Throughout the last few years, many students from all over the world have studied together, made lasting friendships and had unforgettable experiences, that only Berlin can offer. Become one of our summer and winter alumni as well!

For more information visit http://huwisu.de/

 


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

 

TUITION WAIVER 2017: Singapore Management University Summer School

The Singapore Management University (SMU) offered us two spots in their summer school. The Global Summer Programme 2017 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 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:

  • More Information: www.smu.edu.sg/summerprogramme
  • Course period: 3 to 28 July 2017
  • Read up to 2 courses from various disciplines during the summer term
  • Eligibility: Open to undergraduates
  • Credits: 9 contact hours per course per week

If you are interested, send your complete application by Thursday, March 23, 2017. Please send it as one merged pdf document to international@hu-berlin.de.
The application should include:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages max)
  • Transcript of records (official one from Prüfungsamt)
  • Copy of your student ID

The SMU will assist in finding housing, please calculate costs of about 800-1000 S$ (ca. 520-650 EUR) for housing.

 

Tuition Waiver 2017: "Doing Business in Russia: International Perspective"

The Graduate School of Economics and Management (GSEM) at the Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia organizes a summer school for for students interested in:

  • Working in partnership with Russian companies
  • Working in Russian global corporations or medium-sized businesses
  • Opening an enterprise in Russia or jointly with a Russian partner company
This program includes lectures, master classes and case studies dedicated to Russian business specifics, as well as a number of field visits to international corporate partners of GSEM that are working in Russia, innovation enterprises and Model Factory of McKinsey & Ural Federal University. A visit to the main industrial exhibition in Russia – International Trade Fair INNOPROM is also a part of the programme.
 
  • Course period: 10 to 21 July 2017
  • Eligibility: the course is aimed at senior undergraduate students and master students, but all interested applicants are welcome
  • Credits: students will obtain 6 ECST upon successful completeion of the School.

If you are interested, send your complete application by Thursday, March 23, 2017. Please send it as one merged pdf document to international@hu-berlin.de.
The application should include:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages max)
  • Transcript of records (official one from Prüfungsamt)
  • Copy of your student ID

 

Tuition Waiver 2017: King's College London Summer School

The King's College in Londern gave us 5 spots for their undergraduate summer school! You can chose from various modues, such as "International Business", "War & Diplomacy" or "Global Health and Social Justice". Normally, this would cost £1,590. If you sucessfully apply through the HU, you may save this money.

The application for the tuition waiver is at the central international office.

  • Eligibility: undergraduate students

The application for the tuition waiver is with Dr. Buchmann from the central international office. The deadline is April 30th. More information here:

  • https://www.international.hu-berlin.de/de/studierende/ins-ausland/sommerschulen
  • https://www.international.hu-berlin.de/de/studierende/ins-ausland/sommerschulen/informationen-zur-bewerbung


External Summer Schools 2017

Here are some links to summer schools of our partner institutions. Check back on a regular basis for further summer school opportunities. Please note that this list is neither exclusive nor binding!

 

Europe
  • Italy, Florence: http://fbf.eui.eu/training/

  • Austria, Vienna, 28th International Summer University WU (ISUWU) 2017: This internationally orientated, academic short-program will take place in two sessions in Vienna.  Each session, one held in July and one in August, is three weeks long and offers a broad range of business courses in English, both on undergraduate and graduate level. The courses are taught by an international team of experienced lecturers hailing both from WU and partner universities. An exciting social and cultural program, featuring numerous outdoor and indoor activities, enriches the academic framework of the summer university program. More information here on ISUWU website: www.wu.ac.at/io/isuwu

  • Belgium, Leuven, KU Leuven, Europe Inside Out: A 2017 Summer School unlike any other: During this 14-day residential course jointly offered by the Faculties of Arts, Economics & Business and Social Sciences you combine two majors, chosen from a list of four: Doing Business with Europe(ans); Policies & Politics in the EU; Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe; and Social & Demographic Issues. The course includes visits to Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Luxemburg. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Students who attend all lectures will receive 4 ECTS. It is possible to earn extra credits when writing a paper on a topic dealt with in class. There will be an extra fee for this paper, more information: http://feb.kuleuven.be/drc/AFI/misc/europecourse

  • Denmark, Copenhagen: Aarhus University Summer University: 3rd July  – 11th August 2017, the courses are within the fields of Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology, they are for free for students nominated by partner universities within the Erasmus Program, nomination until 15.03.2017. More information: http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/courses/
  • Denmark, Copenhagen, International Summer University Programme 2017 at CBS: Course period: 27 June - 28 July 2017, Exam period:  31 July - 4 August 2017, Course categories: Marketing, Finance, Corporate & Business Strategy, Communication, Statistics & Mathematics, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, etc., find more information here: http://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/international-summer-university-programme-isup
  • Czech Republic, Prague, Charles University: Spring University Prague 2017 "Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty", during April 2 – 13, the study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognized, successful participants will be given 8 ECTS credits, detailed information http://spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz
  • Czech Republic, Prague, Charles University: Summer University Prague 2017 "Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty", during September 9 – 22, the study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognized, successful participants will be given 10 ECTS credits, Application deadline: 22.06.2017, detailed information http://summer-university.fsv.cuni.cz
  • Czech Republic, Prague, 13th edition of Prague Summer Schools: 1-8 July 2017, a seven-day academic program, 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, early bird deadline is January 31st 2017, more information: http://praguesummerschools.org/
  • Czech Republic, Prague, Winter School in Prague 2017 organized by University of Finance and Administration: students gain 3 ECTS credits in International Business, starts on 13th of January 2017 and it will last 10 days, the total tuition fee is 1 250 USD including accommodation, breakfast, airport transport, in-class teaching 3 ECTS, final diploma, company visits, 24/7 support, sightseeing, tours etc. Flights and insurance are not included, more information: http://www.vsfs.cz/en/?id=2038-summer-school
  • Finland, Helsinki, Aalto University Information Technology Program (ITP): academic summer program provides students with a strong applied understanding of IT, design and the digital world. The program provides concepts and approaches that enable students with diverse backgrounds to operate effectively in the global business environment now and in the future. Students gain valuable real life project experience through project work. Application by 24th of March. You find more information here

  • France, International Spring & Summer School 2017 in Montpellier: from June 26 to July 13, Express your entrepreneurial spirit in Module 1: Design Thinking, Module 2: Intercultural management and Module 3: Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The programme includes contact hours (6 ECTS), personal work, group work on a company project, company visits, cultural and social activities. The fee is 1800€. Contact SummerSchool@montpellier-bs.com for more information or visit the webpage: http://www.montpellier-bs.com/international/study-programs/spring-summer-school

  • Italy, Rome, Luiss Summer University: LUISS Summer University is a new cultural project that brings together all LUISS University summer programs on various subjects under a single roof. The project offers an experience of intensive cross-disciplinary study, within a community where learning also means stimulating curiosity and passions that are often left out of normal academic life. The programs are taught entirely in English and are eligible for academic credits. Students enrolled in the programs have a great opportunity to attend classes at the beautiful LUISS University campus and live in one of the university halls of residence.
    Furthermore, they have a chance to take part in a range of activities and events that enable them to experience the city of Rome, its history, art and exciting social life, more information: http://www.luiss.edu/corsi-e-master/2345

  • Italy, Rome; Belgium, Brussels; France, Paris, Summer Program on Europe LUISS - Paris-Dauphine: June 19-July 7, 2017: By attending this program, you will have a unique opportunity to get a comprehensive understanding of the European Union and its recent developments: the program combines top-class lectures, exciting cultural activities, visits to European institutions and meetings with EU representatives.The participants will experience European lifestyles in three capital cities: Rome (first week), Brussels (second week) and Paris (third week)! The program is designed for students who possess a bachelor degree, or have completed at least two years of university study. It is worth 8 ECTS credits. More information: http://www.luiss.dauphine.fr/

  • Portugal, Lisbon, 13th edition of the Summer School Lisbon at ISCTE Business School: 15 high-quality academic courses allowing them to enhance their skills and knowledge whilst experiencing first hand Portuguese culture, history and language, for example - Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation or Entrepreneurial Marketing in August 2017, courses are worth 6 ECTS points: find more information here: http://ibs.iscte-iul.pt/en//?pt=summer-school

  • Portugal, Lisbon, Nova School of Business and Economics International Summer Programs 2017: 2 programs, one "International Business Summer Course" from 9-22 July and "The future of your work Summer School" from 16-28 July. Find more information here: http://www.novasbe.unl.pt/pt/international-business-summer-course & here: http://www.novasbe.unl.pt/pt/future-of-your-work

  • Sweden, Linköping, Linköping University Summer Academy: 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, more information: http://www.liu.se/utbildning/summeracademy?l=en
  • Sweden, Jönköping, Jönköping University Summer School 2017: The University offers a summer school at the undergraduate level in Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective equivalent to 10 ECTS credits. The students will have the opportunity to obtain credits and participate in social and cultural activities to discover and learn about Sweden and the Swedish culture. In addition students will participate in company visits to some of the international well known Swedish companies such as IKEA, Husqvarna and/or Kinnarps. They will benefit from a term abroad during their summer break with the possibility to gain valuable international experience, more information: www.ju.se/summerschool
  • Slovenia, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana: Ljubljana Summer School  18th Ljubljana Summer School Take the Best from East and West will take place from 3 July to 21 July 2017. Students are welcome to choose among 29 academically challenging and intellectually stimulating courses on Bachelor's and Master's Level. In addition to company visits from different industries or services, our rich optional programme offers a variety of social activities and organized weekend trips around Slovenia and neighbouring countries. More information: http://www.ef.uni-lj.si/summerschool/ljubljana
  • The Netherlands, Maastricht Summer School takes place in July & August 2017 and offers courses in a variety of fields and disciplines. Most courses are geared towards students at undergraduate/bachelor level but may also be of interest to graduate/master level students and professionals. Find more information here: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/about-um/other-offices/maastricht-summer-school
  • UK, London, UCL Summer School 2017: the programme will take place from Monday, 3 July – Friday, 11 August 2017 and will be split into two sessions, each spanning three weeks. Students can apply for one session, or both, choosing one module per session. Applications will open on Thursday, 1 December 2016 and any applications received before Wednesday, 1 March 2017 will be exempt from the application fee. More information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/summer-school
  • UK, London, Warwick Summer School 2017 takes place 16 July - 4 August 2017. The Summer School will be delivered in London from the St Mary’s University campus and will be taught by world leading academics including Professors Ken Binmore CBE, Marcus Miller, Philip Booth and Abhinay Muthoo. Students can apply for our 2017 Warwick Summer School online. A variety of discounts including 10% off tuition for applications received before the end of April 2017 and 20% off for groups of 5+ students! Scholarships available for groups of 10+ http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/london/study/warwick-summer-school/about/
  • Greece, Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Summer School 2017 "Financial crime, corruption and money laundering: European and international perspectives" takes place 5 - 13 July 2017. Application deadline is 24 April 2017. http://anti-corruption.law.auth.gr/en/anti-corruption/5372
  • UK, Edinburgh, The University of Edinburgh, Summer School 2017, more information about University of Edinburgh Summer School, including the application procedure, fees, social programme etc. is available on the website: http://www.summerschool.ed.ac.uk/
  • Spain, Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), the Barcelona Summer School 2017 offers the opportunity to study in the fields of Humanities, Economics and Business, Political Science and Communication Studies, it takes place 19 June - 28 July. Courses are taught in Spanish or English Online application during 2 May - 20 June. More information: https://www.upf.edu/barcelonasummerschool/
 
Overseas
  • Canada, Vancouver, International Summer Institute for Business Management, University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business: There are two modules, Module 1: Business Communications – the focus is on oral presentation as well as written and non-verbal communication and Module 2: Business Management – there are three components in this module to help students develop a fundamental understanding of the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace through the three steps of business growth (Entrepreneurship, Servicemanagement and International Business).  It is open to all graduate and undergraduate students. There are three intakes: June 19- July 7, 2017, July 3 – 27, 2017 or August 1- 20, 2017. More information: http://execprograms.uvic.ca/internationalsummerinstitutebusinessmanagement
  • Hong Kong: HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) from 19 June to 12 August 2017, more information: http://studyabroad.ust.hk/inbound/programs/summer-exchange
  • Canada, Toronto: Summer School Toronto Business Academy 2017: the business-oriented summer school programme operates under the auspices of academic mentors and entrepreneurs who are co-creating the syllabus of the programme. It is an innovative programme with advanced teaching methodologies based on individual case studies, corporate visits, guest speakers and group work – business plan competition. Programme is accredited with 6 ECTS credits. Programme dates: Summer session I: July 9-July 29, 2017 (Student up to age 22), Summer session II: July 23-August 12, 2017 (Student age 22+ or professionals). More information: http://www.torontobusinessacademy.com
  • Singapore: Singapore Management University's Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship organizes the Lee Kuan Business Plan Competition 2017. The competition provides a platform for student innovators around the world to showcase their ideas on how to address some of the biggest challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. This year the competition welcomes students to propose *Smart City Innovations* in the Areas of Health, Living, Mobility and Services. Applications are accepted now through 16 June 2017. More information here: https://www.smu.edu.sg
  • Israel, Nahalal: Galilee International Management Institute: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Understanding Both Sides, 19 - 31 July 2017. The programme is open to professionals, students and faculty members who are interested in the subject. More information: http://www.galilcol.ac.il/
  • India, Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad: IIMA Summer School 2017 1 - 21 July 2017. For Post Graduate (Master level) students.

    IIMA Summer School 2017 will serve as a gateway from classroom to reality of Indian Business and Economics! It is the best student experience enabling to acquire vast amounts of information and know-how about the current economic situation of India in an interactive way. Application deadline: 15 May 2017.

    More information here: https://web.iima.ac.in/ss2017/


Summer Schools in 2016
  • Summer Seminar on "Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe" in Prague, Czech Republic: June 20 to July 1, 2016, http://nrvsschool.fsv.cuni.cz/.

  • 12th Jean Monnet International Summer School "International Environment and the European Integration" at the Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Croatia, from June 27 to July 9 2016; online application: http://form.jotformeu.com/form/40427518749361, more information: http://www.efri.uniri.hr/hr/ljetna-skola

  • UCPH International Summer Programme 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark: more than 50 courses for Master and Bachelor, July or August, application deadline: april 1st, www.studies.ku.dk/summer

  • CBS International Summer University Programme (ISUP) in Copenhagen, Denmark: Course period: 27 June - 29 July 2016; Exam period: 1 August - 5 August 2016; Nomination deadline: 8 February 2016; Students who are nominated by partner universities participate on a non-tuition exchange basis, nomination deadline February 9; application (first round) 9-16 February & (second round): 15-22 March 2016; www.cbs.dk/summer

  • Alto University Information Technology Program (ITP) Summer 2016 in Helsinki, Finland: application until 24 March 2016, more information: www.itp.aalto.fi

  • Université Paris-Dauphine´s Summer Programme on Europe: "Europe in the XXI Century" in partnership with LUISS Guido Carli University Rome in Paris, France and Rome, Italy: June 26 to July 14, first week in Rome, second and third weeks in Paris, including 2 field trips to EU institutions in Strasbourg and Brussels; offered to Bachelor Degree or who have completed at least two years of a Bachelor Degree; http://summerprogramme-europe.eu/

  • UPEC and UPEM Summer School 2016 in Paris, France: 2 or 3 week corses in the fields of Science and Technolopgy; Tourism, Economics and Technology; Arts, Social and Human Science and French language; Early bird registration until 30th March, http://summerschool.univ-paris-est.fr

  • ESCP European Summer Programme in Paris, Turin and Berlin: 3 week programmes are either "Experience Entrepreneurship in Europe" in Prais and Berlin from June 29th to July 15th or "Cross-cultural management: The European approach" in Turin, Paris, Berlin from June 27th to July 15th http://www.escpeurope.eu/escp-europe-programmes/summer-courses-escp-europe-business-school/european-summer-programmes

  • Maastricht Summer School 2016: special 6-week programme: "A European Triangle" in Maastricht, Netherlands: in cooperation with Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (Spain) and the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary); 4 July until 12 August 2016, www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/summerschool
  • Amsterdam Summer School Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands: students from HU get €250 discount on a course, http://www.studyabroadinamsterdam.nl/en/summerschool/index.aspx

  • JIBS Summer School 2016 in Jönköping, Sweden: focusing on the areas of Entrepreneurship, Logistics and Family Business; UNDERGRADUATE level courses: June 7 to July 1 (4 weeks); GRADUATE level course: August 8 to 19 (2 weeks), application deadline: April 1st, www.ju.se/summerschool

  • 17th Ljubljana Summer School in Ljubljana, Slovenia: "Take the Best from East and West": 4 July to 22 July 2016 at the Faculty of Economics, http://www.ef.uni-lj.si/summerschool/ljubljana

  • Bogazici University Summer Term 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey: 7-week program from June 16 to August 9, 2016; www.summer.boun.edu.tr

  • UCL International Summer School for Undergraduates 2016 in London, UK: July 4 – 22 and/or July 25 – August 12, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/summer-school

  • Internationale & Interdisziplinare Sommeruniversität der Andrassy Universität BudapestDie Sommeruniversitäten werden in deutscher Sprache durchgeführt und richten sich an Bachelor- und Master-Studierende aus den deutschsprachigen Ländern; mehr Infos unter http://www.andrassyuni.eu/veranstaltungen/sommeruniversitat-der-donauraum-im-fokus-fluchtlingskrise-und-migration.html

 

Summer Schools in 2015