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Erasmus+ Partner Summer Schools

Queen Mary University of London has established Erasmus+ exchange agreements with almost 100 universities across Europe. Many of those partners offer summer school programmes. These programmes offer our students the chance to spend time at one of our partner institutions over the summer on a language, academic or cultural immersion programme. Programmes vary in length, cost and content, but all QMUL students are eligible to apply.

Any questions should be directed to the host university directly. Applications need to be sent directly to the partner as well. QMUL is not involved in the selection of students but is only promoting participation

More information is available on the links to each Summer School website.


University Description
University of Cyprus

Dates: 9th - 21st July 2017

Details: The University of Cyprus runs a course in Peace and Conflict Studies via the Department of Social and Political Sciences. 

Fees: Tuition fees are between €800-€1000 (approximately £680-£850). Accommodation is not on campus however the university have arrangements with local hotels. Prices vary between €250 - €350. Please check the summer school website for a detailed list. 


University Description
Technical University of Denmark

Dates: Vary depending on course. Please see link.

Details: The Summer University DTU Programme offers courses with instruction entirely in English language for BSc and MSc students of engineering or related natural science programmes.

Fees: The participation fee for courses within the Vacant Place Scheme is DKK 840 per ECTS-point (approximately £96). This does not include accommodation or any other fees.


University Description
Kedge Business School

Dates: There are 4 sessions running between early June and late July 2017.

Description: Kedge Business School offers the opportunity to add a Euro-Mediterranean perspective to Business Studies in the beauty of the Provence region of France. There are also French language courses available.

Fees: €950 per course, with a 10% discount for those following a 2-4 week programme. This does not include accommodation or any personal expenses.

Université Catholique de Lille

Dates: Session 1: 30th May- 23rd June 2017. Session 2: 28 June to 21 July 2017

Description: Université Catholique de Lille runs courses in Arts, Social Sciences and Business, French, Science and Engineering, and Law from the end of May through to July.

Fees: €2900 (approximately £2467). This includes: Tuition fees and course materials, accommodation, meal pass, orientation program, company visits, monthly transportation pass, access to University facilities, field trips to Brussels and Bruges and more, 5 group dinners, movie nights. There are special group rates and discounts for students staying 2 months.

Université d'Avignon

Dates: 3rd-20th July 2017

Details: Université d'Avignon are running courses both in French language and Theatrical practice, in association with the Festival Theatre of Avignon. 

Fees: €660 for students (approximately £561). This does not include accommodation or personal expenses.

Université Paris-Sorbonne

Dates: Dependent on course taken, ranges from late June 2017 to late July.

Description: Sorbonne University offers courses in languages, philosophy, history of art, history, physics and biology to students from across the world.

Fees: Dependent on course taken, however accommodation is not provided.


University Description
European University Viadrina (Frankfurt Oder)

Dates: May 31st- July 14th 2017 (6 weeks)

Details: This year's topic is 'Ambivalences of Europeanization - Concepts, Conflicts & Challenges'. Students can choose from 8 courses.

Fees: €1095 (approximately £931). This includes: program fee, two courses, accommodation, lunch on weekdays, transaction costs), plus 19% VAT. Additional courses are charged at 100€ plus 19% VAT.

See attached for further information.

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Dates: Dependent on course; from May 2017-August 2017.

Details: The University of Hannover offers a number of short term programmes, including Summer Schools in German language learning, Research and Science and Engineering. Some courses provide field trips in other locations such as Berlin.

Fees: Dependent on Course. Range from €595-€2700 (approximately £506-£2297). Students should check what each course fee includes.

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Dates: Dependent on course

Details: Each year, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) organizes various courses during the summer semester break, such as translation and linguistics via the ISG programme, as well as singing within the School of Music.

Fees: Please check each course individually and see what this includes as accommodation may not be offered in some packages. Students should expect to pay their own travel and insurance, as well as any other living expenses.

Universität Bayreuth

Dates: 2nd-15th July 2017

Details: The Bayreuth International Summer School (BISS) welcomes students from all over the world to join our courses at the campus of the University of Bayreuth. Organized by the Campus-Akademie in corporation with the International Office, four courses are offered with renowned national and international lecturers. Courses include: Economics & Management, Engineering & Polymer Science, Public Health and Environment, African Studies and Energy Climate. There are also 2 optional field trips for students to take part in.

Fees: €1,320 or an early bird fee of €1,200(approximately £1020-£1120). This includes: course fees, accommodation, lunch, welcome and farewell dinner, field trip.

Universität Mannheim

Dates: July 22nd-August 12th 2017

Details: The Mannheim School of Humanities will offer its 5th international Summer School. Participants can choose from five courses relating to the topic "Cultural Plurality: Language, Literature, Media". Courses will deal with current and influential topics and will give participants a chance for discussion and thought-provoking exchange with fellow students from all around the world.

Fees: €100 registration fee plus 50€ per course for international students. This does not include accommodation, flights and any other expenses.


University Description
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dates: 5th-13th July 2017

Details:This summer school is aimed at law students, young graduates and professionals with a background in law. Applicants with a background in other disciplines that are relevant to the theme of the summer school will be considered as well. All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, they need to be fluent in English in order to follow the courses and interact with fellow students.

Fees:€350 (approximately £297). This includes tuition, transportation to/from the venue, course materials, certificate of attendance and participation in the farewell event. There is an “early bird” fee of €300 (approximately £255) to all participants who register before 27th March 2017. 

See attached for further information.


University Description
University of Bologna

This information is for 2016. 2017 opportunities will be updated shortly.

The University of Bologna offers a wide variety of Summer Schools across a range of disciplines to meet the needs for new cultural and interdisciplinary learning.

Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Dates: 3rd-21st July 2017

Description: The Bocconi Summer School is aimed at students interested in further developing a passion for Business and Economics. Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study program, entirely taught in English, open to motivated international students. It is a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning. Courses are held in innovative multimedia spaces with teaching materials and tools available to you online at any time. To keep you anchored to the real world, each course curriculum includes company visits and teamwork on real-life business cases and situations, putting to the test your problem-solving and soft skills and creativity. The courses' emphasis on work in teams will allow you to meet, socialize with and learn from carefully selected bright and dynamic young people with a lot of talent to share.

Fees: €1,700 (approximately £1446). This includes: Academic program, Public transportation card, Hospitality (welcome reception, weekdays breakfast and lunch), A session of Italian language and culture and Company visits and social activities. The accommodation fee is an additional €600 (approximately £510)and it must be paid at the same time of the tuition fee.


University Description
University of Leiden

Dates: 3rd-28th July 2017

Details: This programme offers students the chance to study aspects of American Law taught by distinguished Professors from Columbia University, New York in the picturesque Dutch cities of Leiden or Amsterdam.

Fees: €2950 if you are currently enrolled in full-time education, with an early-bird fee of €2700 (approximately £2509- £2297). This includes: tuition, accommodation, study materials for courses and all administrative expenses, including those of the extracurricular activities, lunches and farewell diner.

VU Amsterdam Summer School

Dates: Session 1: 8th-22nd July. Session 2: 22nd July-5th August. Session 3: 5th-19th August

Details: The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses. Their courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You will engage in discussions with a unique group of peers, from all parts of the world. All courses include built-in excursions to museums and institutes such as the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court. Personal guidance by your instructors, all excellent professors at VU Amsterdam, and a stimulating cultural environment provide a meaningful and lasting experience. 

Fees: The tuition fee is between €1000 - €1150 (approx. £866-£966) per course. Accommodation can be provided at an additional cost. Students should check the website for any available discounts.


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University Description
Pompeu Fabra University

Dates: Dependent on course, between June 2017-July 2017.

Details: The UPF Barcelona Summer School aims to prepare undergraduate students interested in furthering their knowledge of Hispanic Studies, Audiovisual
Communication and Political Science during the summer term.

Fees: Prices range from €900-€1500 (approximately £760-£1276). This does not include accommodation.

Universidad Autònoma de Madrid

Dates: June 12th- July 20th 2017

Details: This summer school is particularly for those who have an interest in Economics and Business. The courses are taught in English by professors of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies. It brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. There are also some social and cultural events as well. 

Fees: Tuition fees can cost anywhere between € 974.25- € 1,499.25 (approx. £843- £1298). Accommodation and other expenses are not included. 

Universidad Complutense de Madrid La Universidad Complutense de Madrid aims to build bridges between science, culture, politics and society through providing a platform for intellectual exchange at their Summer Courses.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Dates: Session 1: 26th June-14th July 2017. Session 2: 17th July-4th August 2017.

Description: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona offers courses in undergraduate subjects across a range of fields, including architecture, design, education, international economy, television, nanotechnology and nanoscience.

Fees: Dependent on course with a separate fee for accommodation.


University Description
Université de Genève

Dates: Dependent on course

Details: Geneva Summer Schools is running intensive and interdisciplinary courses spanning subjects such as Business, Global and Humanitarian Issues, and International Law across June and July.

Fees: Dependent on course with a separate fee for accommodation.

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