List of the Best International Summer Schools in 2019



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Here is the list of all international summer schools.


International summer schools may become a good start for further academic career in the universities and beyond. Students at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels as well as researchers and professors are eligible to apply and participate in international summer schools.

Usually summer schools are paid, but there are many free summer school programs or summer schools that provide grants and scholarships which are beneficial for those with less financial abilities or those who need a financial aid to undertake summer learning programs.

Below you will find a huge list of available international summer schools in different disciplines many of which offer full scholarships and travel grants. Good luck.


Summer Program in Peace and Conflict Studies

June 23, 2019 — July 26, 2019

Host Country: Kosovo

Deadline: May 10, 2019

The program opens with a one-week study tour to Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia, where students meet officials and activists, and visit historic and recreational areas in the beautiful Balkans.

Upon return to Prishtina, students work in Kosovo’s ‘living laboratory’ of history in the heart of the Balkans to explore the origin and resolution of armed conflict, reconstruction and institution building at the end of wars.

Courses are taught by senior civilian and military officials, NGO activists and academics with hands-on experience in the Balkans, Middle East and elsewhere.

Students meet Kosovo Government senior officials and activists, as well as senior officials from diplomatic and international missions. They visit historically significant sites in Kosovo, take part in informal late-afternoon seminars on current issues, and participate in workshop/simulations of peace keeping operations.


Russian Language Summer School

July 07, 2019 — July 27 or August 17, 2019

Deadline: April 20, 2019

Host Country: Armenia

This 42 or 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian, reading and interpreting Russian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Russian.

During the summer school several cultural trips will be offered, which will transform your stay in Armenia into an unforgettable, academically oriented endeavour.


17 International Summer Schools from Central European University (CEU)

Host Country: Hungary

CEU Summer Schools are the meeting place for academics and professionals eager to look beyond their disciplinary boundaries. Students are exposed to an immense diversity of countries, disciplines, and perspectives, and have the opportunity to discuss issues openly in an atmosphere of tolerance and intellectual curiosity.


Summer School on CSR Management — Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalised World

August 01, 2019 — August 12, 2019

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Host Country: Germany

The HSBA Summer School on CSR Management — Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalised World is designed to train you in the fields of business ethics, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and to stimulate a discourse about current and future goals, challenges and most importantly about the social and economic opportunities that correspond with responsible and sustainable business conduct. It offers a unique chance to discuss current issues, future trends and new business models with your peers from around the world as well as with high profile lecturers, key note speakers and business representatives.


Summer Course in Narrative Study

July 28, 2019 — August 02, 2019

Deadline: April 25, 2019

Host Country: Denmark

The Summer Course in Narrative Study (SINS) is a six days intensive program that brings together PhD-students, doctoral students, faculty members and leading scholars in a multi-disciplinary, international discussion of existing and emerging concepts and approaches in the broad field of narrative study.

Through a combination of keynote lectures, participant papers, workshops and master classes the summer institute covers the state of the art of current approaches as well as provides the participants with outstanding possibilities of getting feedback on their own work.

The institute welcomes scholars working with any and all type of narrative form or function, be that verbal or non-verbal, fictive or non-fictive, spontaneous or artificial, and invites leading key researchers from fields such as postclassical narratology, narrative inquiry, rhetorical narrative theory, storytelling, cognitive narrative theory and transmedial approaches.


13 Summer Programs from University of Glasgow — Spend Your Next Summer in the UK

Host Country: United Kingdom

These Summer Schools gives applicants an excellent introduction to studying at an international university.

Summer study allows you to:

Explore a particular topic in more depth. 

Experience teaching from world-class academic staff

Supplement your studies and gain international experience and credits at a world-class university.


Summer School for Pianists

August 11, 2019 — August 17, 2019

Deadline: June 11, 2019

Host Country: United Kingdom

This summer school combines an atmosphere of friendliness with musical expertise, creating a most positive and rewarding week. People of a very wide range of pianistic levels can meet and enjoy all that’s good about music-making, without any unhealthy competitiveness or feeling of inadequacy. Participants return year after year to this keenly anticipated annual event.


Summer Workshop — VIII Partial Differential Equations, Optimal Design and Numerics

August 18, 2019 — August 30, 2019

Deadline: June 01, 2019

Host Country: Spain

The main purpose of this Workshop-Summer School is to build an opportunity to share recent results, ideas and projects related to the theory of Partial Differential Equations (PDE), with particular emphasis on issues related with its numerical approximation, the optimal design and control. The Workshop will be developed, in the spirit of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual in an international atmosphere, giving the opportunity to alternate and combine seminars with informal discussions, and joint work activities in its premises.


Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies

July 07, 2019 — July 16, 2019

Deadline: May 03, 2019

Host Country: Greece

The Olympia Summer Academy, an intensive summer school in comparative and international politics for graduate students, young professionals and senior undergraduates, proudly presents its 2019 program. The 18th Olympia Summer Academy will take place from July 7 until July 16, 2019, in Nafplion in southeastern Greece.


Summer School — New Perspectives From Strings and Higher Dimensions

July 14, 2019 — July 26, 2019

Deadline: April 14, 2019

Host Country: Spain

Over the last decade we have had remarkable progress in extending the field of application of General Relativity and in understanding various aspects of higher-dimensional gravity. Not only have we started to see many intriguing new solutions, but we are also witnessing classical gravity being applied to plasma physics and condensed matter systems. Given these developments, we feel that it is opportune to have a meeting focusing on these developments. The meeting will be aimed at taking stock of the current progress and to discuss the future directions.


Persian language summer school

July 07, 2019 — July 27 or August 17, 2019

Deadline: April 20, 2019

Host Country: Armenia

This 42 or 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Farsi, reading and interpreting Persian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Persian.


Transregional Academy — After Violence: The (Im-)Possibility of Understanding and Remembering

June 10, 2019 — June 17, 2019

Deadline: January 14, 2019

Host Country: Ukraine

The Transregional Academy will be held in Dnipro (Ekaterinoslav-Dnipropetrovsk), Ukraine, where Cossack, Polish, and Russian imperial traditions compete with respect to the city’s origins. The city holds a special character from its closed status after the Second World War due to its production facilities for rocket missiles. The Academy will not only include lectures and discussions on the participants’ projects, but also organize anthropological fieldwork in various urban areas. This part of the Transregional Academy is aimed to encourage reflection on the possible reasons behind the exclusion of certain actors and traditions from the urban collective memory. It also aims to direct participants to thinking of how the past becomes a concern of the present through the planning and opening of different memorial sites. The Transregional Academy will gather 18–20 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from various social sciences and humanities disciplines (including, but not exclusive to, history, literature, social anthropology, social psychology, sociology and political sciences) whose studies relate to the Academy’s above-mentioned topic(s) and questions. Our Transregional Academy will take place at the “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”, located at the Menorah Dnipro Multifunctional Center.


European Drugs Summer School Program at the University of Lisbon

June 24, 2019 — July 05, 2019

Deadline: February 01, 2019

Host Country: Portugal

This two-week summer school prepares professionals and students to meet the complex policy challenges that face Europe in the field of drugs. Involving scientific experts from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), but also university professors and policy-makers, it provides a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of the drug problem in Europe and beyond. As this summer school will give 6 ECTS credits for its courses, students can easily transfer credits to other European universities using the ECTS system. Credits will be attributed formally to post graduate students (Master and PHD), but it is possible to allow undergraduate to use these credits in their home universities.


12th Annual Black Europe Summer School in Interrogating Citizenship, Race, and Ethnic Relations

June 23, 2019 — July 03, 2019

Deadline: February 01, 2019

Host Country: Netherlands

The overall goal of this course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora (and “other” immigrants of color) in Europe. We focus on and discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies, social organizations and legislation today. This course begins with a historical overview of the African Diaspora in Europe that traces the involvement of European nations in the colonization of the Americas. We address the migration and settlement of Blacks in Europe, and examine immigration and citizenship laws that regulated their settlement. We also look at anti-discrimination laws as they have arisen in various European countries. We compare the history of regulation and management of race and ethnic relations and the discourse surrounding the concept of Blackness and self-identification.


London Mathematical Laboratory Summer School, 8 July — 2 August 2019, Trieste, Italy

July 08, 2019 — August 02, 2019

Deadline: February 10, 2019

Host Country: Italy

Postgraduate students will spend four weeks researching a project under the supervision of LML Fellows and colleagues from the ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA). Students will also attend a scientific writing course, and the School will culminate with student presentations of their research.

Travel to and from the Summer School, accommodation, and meals will be provided.


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Publish Date
December 24, 2018