Summer Programmes

Summer Programmes

The Erasmus Unit is regularly advised of interesting opportunities for students across Europe. In the majority of cases, these opportunities cannot be supported as an Erasmus study exchange that counts towards your University of Aberdeen degree (and therefore cannot be funded by a student mobility grant) - primarily because the minimum duration for Erasmus study exchange is 3 months.  However they are advertised here as excellent opportunities to enhance your Aberdeen student experience and enrich your CV.

Vienna University of Economics and Business, 29th International Summer University

The International Summer University programme offers a broad range of business courses in English at undergraduate and graduate level.  The courses are taught by an international team of experienced lectures from WU and partner universities.  There is also an exciting social and cultural programme. The programme is offered twice in the summer, one session in July (2-20 July 2018) and a second session in August (23 July - 10 Aug 2018). Further information here. The deadline to apply is 31 March 2018.

University of Jyväskylä, 15th Summer School in Human Sciences

The University of Jyväskylä offers its 15th Summer School in Human Sciences, comprimising 21 interdisciplinary courses for students interested in art and culture, education, sport and health, psychology, communication, social science and philosophy.  The School takes place from 21 May - 15 June 2018.  Further information here. The deadline to apply is 1 March 2018.

University of Vienna Summer School, European and International Studies 2018

The Univie Summer School offers a 4-week programme of European Studies courses, plus the Austrian Arbitration Academy in the morning and German language courses in the afternoon.  Courses are taught in English.  The programme is taught on the shores of Lake Wolfgang and also offers campus life among excellent sports and recreational facilities.  It takes place from 14 July - 11 August 2018.  Futher information here. The deadline to apply is 30 April 2018

Graz International Summer School Seggau

Graz International Summer School welcomes internationally-oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines and levels to its summer school, 'Meditating and Mediating Change: State - Society - Religion'. The School will take place from 1-14 July 2018 at Seggae Castle, Leibnitz, Austria and comprises lectures, evening events and 7 individual seminars. Further information here. The deadline to apply is 2 March 2018.

Cologne Summer School 2018 *scholarships available*

Cologne Summer School on "Challenges and Opportunities for a Multilingual Society - Movement, Migration, Languages, Psychology and Education" takes place from 23 July - 10 August 2018. Courses are taught in English.  *Nominated and successfully selected students do not have to pay tuition fees* for the programme so if you are interested please email no later than 15 March 2018. Further information here.

Cologne Graduate and Postgraduate Summer School - Summer Institute Cologne

An internaitonal interdisciplinary programme for graduate and postgraduate students from Art History, Classics, Communication, Cultural Studies, English, Film, German, History, Literary Studies, Music and related fields.  The programme takes place from 27 August - 7 September 2018, with an application deadline of 28 February 2018. Further information here

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 35th International Summer School *scholarships available*

This Summer School programme is intended for students of German studies and social sciences.  There are four module combinations to choose from offering different levels of German tuition and cultural classes.  The School takes place from 1 July - 10 August 2018.  Eichstätt-Ingolstadt are offering *one summer school scholarship for an Aberdeen student with all tuition fees paid*.  Accommodation costs will still need to be met by the student.  If you are interested please email Further information here.

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - Summer University

At DTU's Summer University you wil have the opportunity to enrol in courses or research. The programme is very flexible, students can attend 1, 2 or 3 of the Summer University terms (June, July and August), enrolling in one course per 'term', from any of the University's departments, and earning up to 5 ECTS points per term. Accommodation is available and if nominated under our exchange agreement with DTU, no tuition fees are due.  Applications must be made via the Erasmus Team, no later than 1 March 2018. If you are interested please email The DTU Summer University brochure can be found here

Grenoble Institute of Engineering Summer Programmes

Grenoble Institute of Engineering offers two summer programmes in 2018, 'Micro & Nano Technology' and 'Smart Energy'. The programmes run from 11 June - 13 July 2018.  Courses are taught by highly-qualified teaching staff and allow students to explore new academic subject areas or reinforce their knowledge.  French culture classes, practicals, visits to state-of-the-art European Scientifica facilities  and a full social itinerary are also included. Fees from students of partner universities are EUR 1700, including accommodation.  Further information here.

Tallinn University's International Summer School

Tallinn Summer School is a 3-week programme running in July 2018 offering summer courses for ECTS credits. There are 22 courses across various fields to choose from and you can enrol for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.  A cultural programme is also included. Fees start at EUR 310. Further information here.

Copenhagen Business School International Summer University Program

ISUP runs from 26 June - 26 July 2018, offering 45 courses taught in English at undergraduate and graduate level.  Courses cover classic business dicsiplines as well as more innovative and entrepreneurial courses, and give participating students the opportunity to gain 15 ECTS.  There is also an action-packed social and cultural program. Further information here.

VU Amsterdam Summer School

This multi-disciplinary summer school is open to students of all subject areas and levels, and has a very flexible course offering.  Accommodation, airport pick up and an orientation and social programme are included in the tuition fee.  Further information here

University of Zurich Summer School

This international summer school will explore 'How Switzerland got rich?' It is open to Bachelor and Master level students from all subject areas, and will take a historical, economical, political and socio-cultural overview of Switzerland, and incorporate day trips to important multinationals and political landmarks.  The programme will run from 9-20 July 2018 and participants can gain 4 ECTS. The deadline to apply is 30 April 2018. Further information here

University of Lausanne 'Transitional Justice and Conflict Transformation' Summer School for Young Researchers

The Lausanne Summer School brings together PhD students whose work tackles the difficult problem of how past injustice and mass crimes are being addressed during societal transitions.  The school is organised by an international research consortium and promotes multi-disciplinary perspectives on transitional justice. The programme includes lectures from internationally renowned experts, mentoring activities, writing workshops and project work.  The programme will run from 2-13 July 2018. The fee for the programme is 400 CHF and registration closes on 15 April 2018. Further information here.

University of Eastern Finland Summer School

UEF Summer School runs between 13-24 August 2018 both at the Joensuu and Kuopio campuses. All the courses offered are credit-bearing and typically carry 5 ECTS/course. The courses are aimed at Master level students in particular, and the language of instruction is English. A full list of courses offered can be found here. The course fee is 500 EUR but discounts may be available, please email if you are interested.  The deadline to apply is 15 June 2018. Further information here.

University of Wuerzburg German Language Courses

From 1-30 August 2018, the University of Wuerzburg offers a language summer school with a packed programme of classes on levels A1-C1, cultural studies, a social programme and trips.  Accommodation is available in the city for participating students. Further information here

University College Cork's 39th International Summer School in Irish Studies

This world-renowned Summer School attracts many US and European students with an interest in Irish studies, delivered in an ideal location to observe the varied aspects of Irish history, literature and culture. The programme includes interactive lectures and seminars by leading experts and a series of field trips. The programme takes place form the 2-27 July 2018. Further information here.

University of Trier's 46th International Summer School

The Summer School at Trier includes German language courses from A1-C2 level with a graded final test; Europe-oriented academic lecture and seminar programme; optional seminars on German as a foreign language; and excursions in Germany, France and Luxembourg. The School runs from 6-31 August 2018 and the fee charged is 600 EUR. Further information here.

University of Bologna Intensive Greek and Latin Summer School

The School offers classes in Greek and Latin at beginners and intermediate level, with the option to combine both classes at a special rate.  The courses take place at the University of Bologna's Department of Classics and Italian Studies from 18 June - 6 July 2018 and are open to students of all levels. All teaching and social activities will be in English. Further information here.

University of Udine Italian Summer Course

This intensive language and culture course takes place at the University of Udine, from 3 July - 21 July 2018. Courses are offered at Intermediate and Advanced level in small class sizes. The total course length is 60 hours and alonside teaching, the course will include guided tours of Udine and local historical sites and seminars on Italian culture.  The fee for the course is EUR 600. Further information here.

Turku Summer School

Turku Summer School offers students an oportunity to combine studying with an active social programme enjoying the best of the Nordic summer. Students can select from 5 different summer courses with topics raning from smart cities to wellness tourism. Course fees vary from EUR 720-920 and include teaching, study facilities and a social programme. For more information email

Université Grenoble Alpes 'Of Mountains and Men in a Changing World'

Academic and specilaists from mountain fields studies will share their knowledge at this summer school, which incorporates an innovative format of seminars, case studies and field trips. The progamme is tuaght entirely in English and will run from 4 June - 15 June 2018. There are limited places for the school and the application deadline is 15 April 2018. Futher information here.

Maastricht Summer School

Maastricht Summer School offers a choice of 30 challenging and exclusive courses, at bachelor and master level, in a variety of fields and disciplines inlcuding Entrepreneurship, Social Movements and Protest Politics, Positive Psychology and Law and Literature.  Courses are worth 2/4/6 ECTS and run for 1/2/3 weeks through July and August. Tuition fees vary between €400-€1000.  Further information here.

The Business Analytics Summer School

The IAE Pau-Bayonne and The Business Analytics Institute offer a 10-day Summer School, 2-11 July, on the IAE campus on the French Basque coast.  The Summer School is for upper and postgraduate students and covers data science and heurisics.  The unique programme will highlight the applications of analytics in the fields of health and well-being and on successful completion, participants will be awarded 4 ECTS. Futher information here.

Trier University, Summer School on German Law and German Legal Methods

Trier University's Law School offers a two-week Summer School to advanced students, doctoral students and recent law graduates with an interest in German Law.  All teaching is in English and 6 ECTS will be awarded on successful completion.  Further information here.

University Panthéon-Assas and Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales Summer School

This joint Summer School devoted to 'contemporary international legal perspectives' takes place at the Pantheon Centre in Paris from 16- 20 July 2018. Courses are taught in English covering international legal relations, international organisations, international litigation and contemporary issues of international business law. Further information here.