International Summer University

July-August 2019, University of Tartu

Spend your summer at a university ranked in the top 1.2% of the world’s best universities.


The University of Tartu in Estonia welcomes you to International Summer University. Gain an international academic experience from one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the Baltic States. We welcome applications from all adults including university students, professionals and other experts, regardless of educational background. Explore the selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific summer programmes in English or find a suitable Estonian language course.

International Summer University 2019


Summer University Programmes 2019

Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture: Contemporary Applications offers deeper understanding of cultural mechanisms and a set of tools for practical analysis of culture – cultural texts as well as cultural processes that would afford new insights into contemporary cultural dynamics. Scholarships available.
1–12 July in Tartu

Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation examines the development of technology-enhanced teaching and learning in the digital era and introduces different innovative ways of implementing technology-enhanced activities in education. Scholarships available.
21–30 August in Tartu

Understanding Russia: Insights into Contemporary Russian Culture and Politics will explore the internal complexity and diversity of the Russian society and the multi-dimensional, often contradictory nature of recent transformations. Scholarships available.
15–27 July in Tallinn, Narva and Tartu

Current Social Issues in East Asia: Ageing Societies and the Role of Women will give an overview of the major social and demographic changes taking place in East Asian countries and offers unique and little-discussed perspectives on the factors affecting the region’s economies. Scholarships available.
12–23 August in Tartu

7th Martens Summer School on International Law deals with the comparative aspects of international law and human rights, focusing particularly on the issues related to Russia and Eurasia.
July 29 – August 2 in Pärnu

Craft Camp aims to introduce Estonian handicraft by giving an overview of traditional handicraft techniques from Estonia and to learn the modern usage of those techniques.
8–14 July in Viljandi

Estonian Summer Courses on different levels according to the language skills. Scholarships available.
22 July – 2 August in Tartu

Estonian Language with Instruction in Finnish on different levels according to the language skills. Scholarships available.
25 July – 2 August in Tartu


Students’ feedback

“What I especially love about Tartu summer university is that it gathered peers from the whole world and provided them with all conditions for long talks, long walks, and, I hope, long cooperation in the future. My fellow summer schoolers are the most amazing people I have ever met. They are flexible and multilingual; they easily accept new culture and mentality and recite poems in the languages that are not their mother tongues with genuine and sincere passion, they are brave to doubt the obvious, and most importantly, they share the same values.”
 –Louise Moroz, Ukraine

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Summer School in Algebra and Topology 2019

11-14 September 2019, Université catholique de Louvain

The Summer School in Algebra and Topology will consist of four intensive courses addressed to Master and PhD students, which will also be of interest to more experienced researchers in mathematics. This event is part of a joint project of UCLouvain with the universities of Coimbra, Padova and Poitiers, promoting research collaboration within the Coimbra Group.

The invited speakers of the summer school will be professors Silvana Bazzoni (Padova), Marino Gran (Louvain-la-Neuve), Sandra Mantovani (Milano), and Jorge Picado (Coimbra). The titles of their courses are:

  • Contramodules and their applications – Silvana Bazzoni
  • Categories for universal algebra – Marino Gran
  • Categorical commutator theory – Sandra Mantovani
  • Frames and locales: topology without points – Jorge Picado

To register, please send a message to Mme Carine Baras ( mentioning your academic status (Master or PhD student, post-doc, professor, etc.) and affiliation before 15 June 2019. She can also help you with booking a room in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Further information is available on the website


JASSY Summer School 2019

7-21 July 2019, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi will organize the 2nd edition of the JASSY Summer School (a Journey through hArd sciences, economicS, Social sciences and the tourism industrY) between 7 and 21 July 2019.

Students interested in learning and acquiring credits by undertaking one of the modules on offer: Hard Sciences; Social Sciences and the Humanities; Finance and Risk Management; Strategic Human Resource Management; Tourism, are more than welcome to join the JASSY journey and to enjoy a wide range of daily field activities such as: kayaking, birdwatching, guided tours of the city trip the geographical and cultural region of Northeastern Romania.

For more information check or write to


AU Summer University 2019

July & August 2019, Aarhus University

AU Summer University offers a wide variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses, taught in English.

During July and August 2019, AU Summer University offers 96 credit courses in culture and society, communication and media, business and social science, management and economics, psychology, law, health, natural science and technology.

Courses are based on current research and have a strong international perspective. The close link between research and education ensures the quality and depth of the courses. Courses are taught by highly qualified Danish and international lecturers and class sizes range from 20 to 50 students

In 2019 the course terms are:

  • Term I:  2-9 July 2019
  • Term II: 22 July-9 August 2019

Each year, more than 2000 Danish and international students attend AU Summer University. The application deadline is 1 April. Find the courses and application process here.

Students usually want to make new friends, go for a bike ride, explore the sights of Aarhus or join for a BBQ. Therefore we suggest that students attend the social programme, offered alongside the academic programme.

Do not hesitate to contact AU Summer University if you have any questions:


Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture

29 July-23 August 2019, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest


Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) organizes the 25th Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture.

It is a four-week programme offering an intensive Hungarian Language Course with many cultural components. The Summer University brings together interested individuals from diverse geographical, cultural, and academic backgrounds for an intensive course on Hungarian language and culture in Budapest. There is a possibility to take part in the first 2 or 3 weeks of the programme with adjusted course fee.

When: 29 July-23 August 2019

Where: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Language: English and Hungarian

Participants: International students and adults, who want to learn Hungarian language

Application period: from 15 January to 10 July 2019

Apply now here:

Course fee: 720 EUR (for discounts, please, check the website “Course fee”)

Discounts: there is a -25% Voucher for the first applicants available until 15 February 2019. Link to the voucher:


Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS)

17-27 June 2019, University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 has a general focus on current global challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals, through six multi-disciplinary courses on water, climate change, migration, maternal health, cultural heritage, and poverty. An overarching aim of BSRS 2019 is to explore interfaces between research and policymaking (“science diplomacy”).

The series of parallel courses with top international lecturers and plenary sessions will help you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future. BSRS is composed of course lectures and group discussions, shared sessions on research tools and presentation skills, high-profile keynotes, interactive plenaries, and an excursion into the fjord- and waterscapes of Western Norway.

Deadline for applications: 24 February 2019.

Programme and application procedure:


Winter  School Times  and  Spaces  of  Globalization

“Knowledges at Risk”

18-22 February 2019, Padova

The  2019  edition  of  the  Winter  School ‘Times  and  Spaces  of  Globalization’ addresses  the  many challenges to knowledge development and dissemination in times of crises, conflict, globalization and digital transformations. Particular attention is paid on higher education institutions, on their role and responsibilities, as  well  as on the  initiatives  they  can  activate  to  protect and  support students  and researchers in their activities.
Organized  in  collaboration  with  the  University  of  Trento and Scholars at Risk international network, this intensive course addresses the many issues emerging from  global  dynamics  that  are  putting  at  risk – or  promise  to  transform  profoundly  and  in unexpected directions – the very existence of academic knowledge, the roles and activities of higher education institutions, the lives and experiences of scholars and students.

The Winter School particularly welcomes PhD students from non-European regions, and from low income countries and countries in democratic transition, who want to master their understanding of current challenges to the implementation of democratic principles, in times where separation and marginalisation are the everyday experience of walled politics. 4 Scholarships are available for students from such areas.

Deadline for applications: 16 December 2018

Further information:


Graz International Summer School Seggau 2019


30 June-13 July 2019 – Seggau Castle | Leibnitz | Austria


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.



  • 2-week summer university with a unique campus atmosphere at Seggau Castle
  • 6 ECTS credits (for participation and seminar paper)
  • Lectures, panel discussions and 7 parallel seminar modules (small groups)
  • Discussions and networking opportunities with international lecturers and guests
  • All-inclusive package (tuition, meals, accommodation, extra-curricular program and excursion to Graz)
  • Developing skills in public speaking, academic writing, creative writing and critical thinking
  • Publishing opportunity in Off Campus: Seggau School of Thought publication series

Deadline for applications: 18 March 2019

Further information:

GUSEGG 2019 guide


Winter School on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Würzburg

4-15 February 2019, Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg

From 4-15 February 2019 the Winter School ”International & comparative studies in adult education & lifelong learning“ will take place at the Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg, Germany. The Winter School is geared to master’s and doctoral students and is divided into a two-week programme. The Winter School is part of a blended-learning activity with a preparatory and a subsequent online phase. During the first week, there will be two separate study pathways: one for MA and one for PhD students.
MA students focus on questions of international policies in adult education and lifelong learning. PhD students will focus on theories in adult education and lifelong learning.

Practitioners in adult education (e.g. adult and continuing education trainers, adult education programme planners, adult education project managers) who are affiliated with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and with DVV International are invited to participate in the Winter School.
During the second week, MA students, PhD students and practitioners will work together in comparative groups on selected topics in adult education and lifelong learning. The groups will come with a policy-perspective (MA students), a theory-perspective (PhD students) and a practice-perspective (practitioners) in small groups of 6-10 participants.

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2018
Further information is available here:



Coimbra Group International Summer School on European Multilingualism

7-14 July 2018, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

Novi Sad – European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021

The Coimbra Group and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) are delighted to invite you to take part in the International Summer School on European Multilingualism that will take place at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) from 7 to 14 July 2018.

With the support of the  Erasmus+ KA107 programme, teachers from the following Coimbra Group universities – University of Bologna, University of Granada, University of Salamanca,  University of Graz and the University of Poitiers (project coordinator), will propose, in collaboration with the teachers from the University of Novi Sad, an intensive short programme on European Multilingualism and Cultural Mediation Studies, with the aim to share innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.

The intensive short programme offers courses in translation and language application in several small tandem groups: German-Serbian, French-Serbian, Italian-Serbian, Spanish-Serbian.
The Summer School teaching programme proposes also the Language Discovering Workshop allowing all participants to learn about the Less Widely Used and Lesser Taught languages (LWULT) and their important role in keeping language diversity and the world’s multilingual heritage. Two LWULT Workshops are offered: Hebrew and Modern Greek.

The International Summer School on European Multilingualism is a great opportunity to discover the very dynamic city of Novi Sad and its cultural assets. As European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021, the city of Novi Sad, with its multicultural heritage, becomes an attractive place to start intercultural dialogue and to share the history and values from this part of Europe.

One of the most exciting cultural events taking place in Novi Sad is the Exit Festival, which is the laureate of the 2018 Best European Festival Award. The Exit Festival – (12-16 July 2018) is proposed as cultural programme of the International Summer School on European Multilingualism.
The international Summer School will be awarded 3 ECTS.

Who can apply?
– Students from Serbian and Western Balkans Universities, students from Coimbra Group Universities
What are the student’s levels?
– Students from the three cycles (Bachelor, Master and PhD) with a level B (B1 or B2) in one of the proposed European languages
Which are the fields of studies?
– Languages, Cultural studies, Humanities

How to apply?

Registration form: to be filled out before 15 June 2018 and to be sent to the University of Novi Sad: International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy:
Tuition Fees: Intensive Short programme, welcome and farewell parties: 100 €
Payment terms: For more information, please contact the International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy:

Summer school programme

Registration form

Practical information





Summer School in Algebra and Topology 2018

12-15 September 2018, Université catholique de Louvain

Within the project “Attractivité internationale et collaborations de recherche dans le cadre du Coimbra Group” the Université catholique de Louvain organizes a Summer school in algebra and in topology:

The speakers will be professors Maria Manuel Clementino (, University of Coimbra), Alberto Facchini (, University of Padova) and Tim Van der Linden (Université catholique de Louvain, These mathematicians are internationally well known for their scientific contributions in topology, algebra and category theory, respectively.

The mini-courses will be addressed to Master and PhD students, and will also be of interest for more experienced researchers in these fields. There is a limited funding to partially cover the local expenses for students (deadline: 30 April 2018).

The programme will consist in three mini-courses:

  • Maria Manuel Clementino – Topological algebras
  • Alberto Facchini – Commutative monoids, noncommutative rings and modules
  • Tim Van der Linden –  Non-associative algebras

This event is part of a joint project of the Université catholique de Louvain with the universities of Coimbra, Padova and Poitiers, promoting the research collaborations within the Coimbra Group. The project is funded by the UCL for the period January 2018-December 2020.