Shorter stays abroad

Unknown cultures, a different language, new friends, different approaches to your subject - a time abroad is exciting and formative. But you don't have to pack your bags for a semester or a year. Summer schools or other shorter stays abroad are a compact alternative.

Offers from our partner universities as well as selected scholarship programs for shorter stays


DAAD "Go East Sommerschulen 2022” call for applications | Application period 1 March - 31 August 2022

The DAAD’s “Go East” initiative supports students from Germany wishing to study or research abroad in Central, Southeastern, and Eastern European countries.  

Every year, universities from those regions offer Go East summer schools on diverse topics. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

Beginning on 1 March 2022, students can apply to attend one of the 47 summer schools offered in 20 countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan 

The two-track application process requires interested students to apply directly to the summer school for admission and to the DAAD for a scholarship. The application deadline in the DAAD portal is identical to the application deadline for each respective summer school. 

More information about the programme and all of this year’s summer schools is available online:


Europe: Raw and Circular Economy Expedition (RACE) 2022 Summer School | Application deadline: 9 May 2022

The EIT RawMaterials community is working to secure raw materials supply for Europe’s green transition - and to ensure that we have talent with innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets ready to take on the challenge. To help support this aim, our flagship Raw and Circular Economy Expedition (RACE) 2022 Summer School for master’s and PhD students will take place from 20 August to 3 September and is now open for applications.

RACE gives aspiring raw materials professionals the opportunity to connect, learn, and innovate for pressing raw materials challenges. During the two-week programme, students gain exposure to industry, and take on real industrial challenges, listen to expert speakers, and gain insight on entrepreneurship and innovation.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic master’s students from EIT RawMaterials partner universities who are studying disciplines including Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Materials Science, Materials Recycling, Industrial Ecology, Environmental Management and Policy, Mining, Metallurgy, Business, Economics or similar to take on the challenge. We’re also looking for PhD students, Post-Docs, or young professionals in the raw materials field who are willing to join the RACE as facilitators.

Students can find out more and apply by visiting the RACE 2022 website. Flyer with a summary of the programme.

The application deadline is 9 May 2022.

Netherlands: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - Summer School 2022 | Application deadline: 22 May 2022

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) invites you to participate in the Summer School 2022.

Two new courses were added to the programme:

  1. Transformation Design Experience
    4 July - 7 July 2022
  2. Digital Brand Management with Data Story Telling
    4 July - 15 July 202

Application deadline: 22 May 2022

Useful information:

Italy: Italian Intensive Course at the University of Bergamo in July 2022 | Application deadline: 10 June 2022

The University of Bergamo offers a summer Italian language intensive course for international students at partner universities. 

When: 11 July - 22 July 2022

Application deadline: 10 June 2022

Useful information: Intensive summer course (July) | University of Bergamo (

France: French Language Summer School, 22 - 26 August 2022 in Nancy | Application Deadline: 8 August 2022

French Language Summer School organised by ICN Business School (Nancy)

The French Language Summer School (from 22 to 26 August 2022) is a 1 week program, which offers the possibility for students to improve their French language skills.  

The program offers 20 hours in total + 10 hours of self-study. The teaching is delivered at ICN Business School (Nancy) with a teacher from 9am to 1pm (French time). Afternoons are dedicated to self-learning activities. 

Courses will be divided into two groups: Beginners (A1 and A2) and advanced (B1 and B2). The program cost is €360 payable through the online platform of the application form. 

If you are interested in joining the program, please submit your application here until 8 August, 2022.



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