Shorter stays abroad

Unfamiliar cultures, a different language, new friends, other approaches to your field of study – time abroad is interesting, challenging, and formative. But you don’t have to pack your bags for a semester or a whole year. Summer schools or other shorter stays abroad are a compact alternative.

Offers from our partner universities and selected scholarship programmes for shorter stays abroad:


Austria: International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women, July 2023| Application deadline: 30 April 2023

9th International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women - ISAE4W

takes place from 11 - 26 July 2023

The International Summer Academy for Women in Engineering (ISAE4W) offers an ideal opportunity for a selected group of highly-motivated and talented women (high school, college or undergraduate students) to experience top-class and challenging university-level coursework.
The Academy’s intensive, two and a half week programme combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in engineering and natural sciences. In addition to knowledge transfer in these fields, social, cross-cultural and gender aspects are covered and discussed during lectures and workshops.
A team of highly qualified academic staff from ISAE4W as well as from other universities and organisations will provide scientific and technical background on workshop topics and information about the role of women in science and their opportunities in scientific careers.

Why participate?
- Broaden technical and scientific knowledge
- Earn academic credit (4 ECTS)
- Improve language und intercultural skills
- International contacts
- Creativity, fun and experience
Essential Information
Target group: female STEM students from 18 to 25 years
Language of instruction: English
Venue:  University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Engineering (Wels Campus) with selected workshops off campus
Austria / Europe
€ 810,- including tuition fees,  room for the entire stay, meals on weekdays (weekends are free for individual activities), numerous excursions
Once you decide to apply for the Academy, please send an e-mail to isae4watfh-ooePunktat. You will then receive a personalized registration link to the online application portal where the following documents need to be uploaded:

  • Current CV/Resume
  • Motivation Letter
  • Transcripts of Records
  • Passport Scan

Application deadline: 30 April 2023
Please note that due to limited capacities a total of four students per institution can be considered. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the review and selection process by end of May 2023.

Acceptance decisions will be made exclusively based on the students’ qualifications and the fit with the offered specialization. Competitive entry: The ISAE4W reserves the right to decline applicants.

Please note that it is the student’s obligation to take care of visa arrangements for entry and the duration of their stay in Austria. For information about the visa requirements check the OeAD website

The ISAE4W is cautiously planning, subject to further developments, an on-site event in compliance with the strictest measures. The ISAE4W is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 health situation and developments at all times.

For an overview about the current situation in Austria with the following links:

For further questions please
contact isae4watfh-ooePunktat

Austria: Summer Universities in Vienna in July and August 2023| Application Deadline: 30 June 2023

Summer Universities in Vienna, Austria, by OeAD student housing

The Green.Building.Solutions. and Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems Summer Universities are returning to Vienna in July and August 2023!

The academic summer programs, organized by OeAD student housing and leading universities, aim on students and professionals from architecture, planning and engineering (for GBS) as well as an interested audience from all backgrounds for the AEMS.

Both summer programs last 3 weeks (fulltime) and will deal with sustainability – on the one hand by examining a futureproof construction and building sector, on the other hand by elaborating on alternative solutions at the overarching level of the economic and financial system.

Professionals and students are welcome to apply and to have a life-changing learning experience in a multi-cultural environment in the amazing city Vienna, Austria.

Learn more under this link!

Find a short summary on both programs below:

Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS, 7 ECTS) Summer University provides world-leading insight into sustainable architecture and energy efficient building in a variety of lectures, excursions and workshops by national experts and practitioners. The GBS is suitable for students and professionals in the field of architecture, urban planning, energy engineering, and environmental management. A hands-on group design project aims to incorporate the gained knowledge. GBS takes place from 15 July to 6 August 2023 in Vienna. Application is now possible!

Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS, 5 ECTS) Summer University is open to motivated applicants from all fields of study and focuses on alternatives to the economic status quo. The program follows an interdisciplinary and holistic approach: International participants deal with limits of growth, as well as the instabilities of our financial system and learn why a drastic system change is necessary to stabilize the world climate at 1.5°C – and most importantly: they are presented with an array of alternative approaches! The AEMS Summer University will take place from 17 July to 4 August 2023. Apply here!

Application deadlines: General: 30 June 2023 | For scholarships: 3 April (GBS) | 30 April (AEMS)


Costs incl. all program points and accommodation:

GBS: Professionals € 2490,- | Students € 2000,- | with Scholarship €490,-.
AEMS: Professionals and Students € 1390,- | with Scholarship €490,-.

Accommodation in a student guesthouse for the entire duration of the summer program is included! After the program, you have the chance to stay one extra week free of charge.

You are interested in applying for GBS or AEMS, but have some questions left open?

Join the free Virtual Open House Session on March 7 at 2 pm – Registration via Eventbrite.


More information on

Questions? Please contact gbsatoeadPunktat | aemsatoeadPunktat

Croatia: International “Road Safety Summer School” at the University of Zagreb

The summer school will take place from 28 August - 5 September 2023 and is a great opportunity to spend 8 wonderful days in the late summer with our faculty and earn ECTS credits.

The main goal of the school is to provide expert training related to advanced concepts and elements of road safety, increasing the knowledge and qualifications of all participants.

Partipants will work with more than 30 road safety experts from around the world, who will present state-of-the-art findings related to the main factors of road safety:

  • the human factor
  • the road and its environment
  • and the vehicle factor.

The practical part of the summer school will introduce participants to

  • the basics of traffic accident analysis based on the actual data obtained from a crash test;
  • a field road safety inspection will also be conducted.

The total workload of the summer school comprises 61 hours, which reflects 2 ECTS credits. Master’s and doctoral students will receive 2 credits after completing all planned activities.

Together with sponsors, multiple scholarships are awarded to students. Students are also eligible for support from Erasmus-funds from their home universities - support using Student Mobility for Traineeship funds is possible.

More information is available on our website:

Finland: Xamk's Summer School of Gaming, 2023| Application period 1 Mar - 30 Apr 2023

Xamk is arranging a Summer School of Gaming (3 ECTS) on 31 July – 4 August 2023

The Summer School of Gaming is focusing on the essentials of Video Game Creation, without needing to have a background of previous gaming studies. If you want to take full advantage of your studies in Finland, we also provide the possibility to gain some pre-knowledge on the topic (more information on our website).

Why Summer School of Gaming in Finland?

  • Learn from multi-year experts and gain 3 ECTS or more. The instructors of the summer school are highly recognized in the gaming field:
  • Dr. Jan Storgårds: with over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry, he is entrepreneur, Director of CADGI (Cambridge Academy of Games and Innovation) and CEO of Cambridge Gamechanger ltd. He has also experience working with start-ups and early-stage technology companies including video games studios.
  • James Shepherd: CEO Cypherdelic Limited and Head of Studio at nDreams, who just recently published Ghostbusters VR. Double Bafta and Develop winning executive responsible for delivering multi-million selling products. He has been working for both Microsoft (creating the Xbox games community 'Upload' and the app 'Upload Studio') and Sony (delivering triple 'A' products including ‘Heavenly Sword’and ‘LittleBigPlanet’.
  • A mentoring session about work related tips and gaming start-ups is also included in the programme.
  • Finnish summer is one-of-a-kind experience – spend 1 week in the bright summer of the happiest country in the world!

Language of instruction:

550€ for students from partner institutions
570€ for students from non-partner institutions

The price includes tuition, study material, scheduled free time activities, insurance during the scheduled activities and study certificate for recognition of study credits. The price does not include accommodation, but pre-booking will be done for the enrolled summer school students in the Roomz (Roomz - accommodation hamina), ensuring the price of 175€/week.

The Summer School application will be carried out through a digital form. The link will be activated on the website when the application period will open, between 1 March – 30 April 2023.

For more information, please visit the website Summer School of Gaming - Xamk or contact Ms Claudia Riva at claudia.rivaatxamkPunktfi for further details.

Italy: Summer intensive course of Italian language at the University of Bergamo, July 2023| Application deadline 8 June 2023

Italian for Foreigners at the University of Bergamo

The University of Bergamo has been organizing courses in the Italian language and culture for foreigners since 1978.

Among its various teaching activities, CIS offers each summer an international intensive course of Italian Language, in the month of July (this year from 3rd to 14th) at the cost of 320.00 euros



CIS - Italian for Foreigners
University of Bergamo
Giovanna Beghini
Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Segreteria CIS - Centro Italiano Stranieri
Via Salvecchio, 19
tel. ++39 035 2052407
tel. ++39 035 2052771

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) is very glad to launch a new Blended Intensive Programme (BIP), together with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech, Spain, and the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

This BIP is aimed at Master's and PhD students interested in the field of engineering, technology or science who wish to complement their knowledge in the area of circular economy through alternative pedagogical methodologies that combine distance and face-to-face teaching activities through a period of mobility.


The curricular unit includes 81 total hours, where 26 contact hours are distributed by one week (16 h) of in-person activities, including field visits, talks and group work and 10h of virtual sessions, including the introductory session, talks/seminars with experts, presentation and pre-analysis of the case studies and final presentations of the assignments:

June (3 weeks: 5 to 23 June) – virtual component

June (1 weeks: 26 to 30 June) – in-person component in Porto

July (2 weeks: 3 to 14 July) – virtual component


The teaching and pedagogical program will allow the student to:

- Understand the concept of circular economy, main principles, actions and models;

- Analyze the current linear models, based on practical cases, and review them in the light of the circular economy;

- Identify opportunities for improvement in current processes and products;

- Develop and influence new relations of production, distribution and consumption;

- Develop transversal competences, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and leadership through interdisciplinary group work.


Professors organizing this BIP:

Joana Maia Dias, FEUP, UPorto, Portugal

Jordi Segalàs, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech, Spain

Massimiliano Fabbricino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy


Students from partner universities are eligible for an Erasmus+ mobility grant to cover their expenses.


Application deadline: 14 May, using this form.


More information is available online at:

Slovenia: Ljubljana Summer School in July 2023| Application deadlines: 8 May 2023 and 7 June 2023

Ljubljana Summer School is a three-week, internationally recognised programme launched in July 2000 at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana will take place from 3 - 21 July 2023.

The programme, which includes many new outstanding topics, is aimed at Bachelor’s and Master’s students, as well as recent graduates and young professionals who wish to acquire new knowledge in specific areas. 

28 course leaders from 13 countries will offer 21 courses at the bachelor’s and master’s level.


Spain: Spanish language and culture at Catholic University of Avila in Summer 2023| Application deadline: 31 May 2023


Aula de Lengua y Cultura Española (Institute of Spanish Language and Culture) will be held at the Universidad Católica de Ávila (Catholic University of Ávila) from 3 - 28 July 2023. 

The following 4 credit courses will be offered:

  • Spanish Language, 6 levels                                    
  • Survey of Spanish Literature / Literary Criticism 
  • Spanish Culture and Civilization, 3 levels
  • Business Spanish, 2 levels
  • Spanish Mysticism, 2 levels                                    
  • Medical Spanish, 2 levels 

The summer of 2023 the UCAV will also offer intensive Spanish Language courses from 19 - 30 June. 
Levels offered: Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I & II. (4 credits each course)

One of the unique characteristics of this particular institute is the possibility students have to register for an Introduction to Spanish Mysticism course. Taught by recognized scholars, this course offered in either Spanish or English is based on a selection of the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross.  

Summer program costs for 2023 are as follows:

  • 680 euros: one 4 credit university course 
  •  60 euros: textbooks and teaching materials per course
  •  700 – 900 euros: university residences (room & board)

Application is due by 31 May 2023

The Universidad Católica de Ávila or UCAV was founded in 1996 by the Diocese of Avila. The goal of the UCAV is to prepare students for their professional careers by offering programs of academic excellence and also to provide students with a solid intellectual preparation in Christian Humanism. The university is situated overlooking the medieval walls of Avila. The city itself has been designated a World Heritage Monument and sits atop the high Castilian plateau with the Zapatero and Gredos mountains in the distance. In the past, students have greatly enjoyed their time spent in this historic place. For many of them, this summer program at the UCAV has been a unique and life changing experience. 

The Netherlands: Windesheim Summer School in July 2023

Windesheim Summer School 2023

Towards a Circular Economy – 2 - 9 July

Windesheim Summer School is offered as Blended Intensive Programme and therefore eligible for short blended mobility funding via Erasmus+ for a limited number of students

Find out more about the programme and how to register

Czech Republic: Funding and grant programmes between Bavaria and the Czech Republic 2023

The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency (BTHA) provides information about current calls for proposals for funding programmes for projects carried out at universities, universities of applied sciences, and universities of the arts in Bavaria, in collaboration with higher education institutions in the Czech Republic.

Grant programmes in 2023:

  • Grants for stays in the Czech Republic for research or study
  • Grants for language courses or summer schools in the Czech Republic
  • Grants for internships in the Czech Republic
  • Grants for language courses or summer schools in Bavaria

For more information, please see under the section entitled “Stipendien” (Grants).

Funding programmes in 2023:

  • Bavarian-Czech Winter/Summer Schools 2023 for bilaterally organised courses with students from both countries
  • Bavarian-Czech Academic Projects 2023 for conferences, workshops, small-scale research projects, and project preparation
  • Mobility Grants – Czech Republic 2023 for study, lecture, and research trips from and to the Czech Republic.

For more information, visit under the section “Förderung” (Funding).

Summer schools in 2023:

Current overview of the summer schools (language or subject-focused courses in Czech, German, or English) at Czech universities in 2023: further information



The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency
Universitätsstr 31
93053 Regensburg
Tel.: +49  941 943-5315


Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
Universitaetsstrasse 31
D-93053 Regensburg
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India: BayIND Summer School | Application deadline: 22 May 2023

There are still a few places available for this year’s BayIND Summer School .

Bavarian students in all subject areas and degree programmes can visit south India for three weeks and learn -on site- about studying opportunities, the country, the people, and the culture. As every year we are planning a diverse program with lectures and project work with Indian students, visits to different companies, start-ups and institutions and of course a lot of culture.

Period: (approximately) 20 August – 7 September 2023

Application deadline: 22 May 2023

Further information and the link to apply is available on the homepage. For more impressions, have a look at the Instagram profile:

Information about all programs is published on the website.

DAAD “Go East 2023 summer schools”

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 2023, students can apply to attend one of the 33 summer schools offered in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, 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

India: International Summer School, Manipal Academy of Higher Education| Application deadline: 30 April 2023

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) launches Manipal International Summer School - MISS 2023 from 17 to 30 July 2023. MISS 2023, the summer school programme is a gateway for an international student to explore the tropical biodiversity. MISS 2023 offers a blended learning module projecting 40 hours of academic and 40 hours of cultural experience for a period of two weeks spread across 20 academic themes. The 3 ECTS course offers a unique experience for students to cherish both academically and culturally thereby endorsing intercultural competence and building bridges for global connect.

For further details related to the programme details, fee and themes, please visit the website.

India: BayIND - current programme and calls

The BayIND university center, the Bavarian-Indian Center at Hof University, is pleased to present the current programme and calls

GoIndia Online-Seminar - Discover India with BayIND!

In our webinar, we provide information to interested students in Bavaria about the support we can provide them along their path to India. We also report on our Summer School that will be held in south India again.

Please register online for the seminar.

Date: 13 April 2023 I 3.00 pm


Bavarian Minister-Presidential scholarships

Each year the Bavarian-Indian Centre (BayIND) awards  three Bavarian Minister-Presidential scholarships  for a study-related stay abroad in Karnataka.

Grant amount: EUR 2,500

Application deadline: 30 April 2023

Online application


BayIND scholarships

BayIND scholarships are awarded twice each year for stays abroad anywhere in India.

Grant amount: dependent on the duration and type of stay

Application deadline: 15 April 2023 and 15 September 2023

Online application


BayIND Summer School

Bavarian students in all subject areas and degree programmes can visit south India for two-three weeks and learn -on site- about studying opportunities, the country, the people, and the culture.

Dates: preliminarily 21 August – 6 September 2023.

Application deadline: 07 May 2023

Online application

Information about all programmes is published on the website .


Information about internships in India is available on the Praktikumsbörse on the website.

China: CDHAW Summer School, Shanghai | Application deadline: 31 May 2023

CDHAW Summer School, Shanghai | Application deadline: 31 May 2023

For more information about this summer school, change the language toggle to German.


Application deadline: 31 May 2023

China: TUB-Tongji Summer School| Application deadline: 8 May 2023

This year’s summer school offered by the TU Berlin and our partner university, Tongji University , in Shanghai is an opportunity to visit China from 4 - 22 September 2023 . Contact International Office at the Ohm to discuss registering.

Deadline for applications: 8 May 2023

The module-structured intensive programme has places for 30 students, led by Dr Sigrun Abels, is designed for industrial engineers and business or economics students.

It combines lectures from renowned experts on China with intercultural management training and specialised courses taught by professors and representatives from industry. Excursions to German and German-Chinese companies are also in the programme as well as daily instruction in Chinese and cultural programmes.

Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the summer school. Ohm students can earn 6 ECTS for coursework completed within the framework of the Summer School.

Participants must pay the total costs  in the amount of approx. 2,640 euros  (includes flight, accommodation, programme fees for instructors, excursions, entrance fees, etc.)

For further information, please visit:

Japan: Funding programmes of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Funding programmes

  • JSPS Summer Programme for doctoral candidates and post-docs, Application deadline: 30 Nov 2022. Further information is available online via the DAAD
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship short-term, Application deadline: 2 Jan 2023. Further information is available online via the DAAD
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship standard, further information is available online via the AvH
  • JSPS Invitational Fellowship (short-term), Application deadline: 2 May 2023. Further information is available online via the JSPS


Nagasaki University Summer Program (online) | Application deadline: 22 May 2023

The Nagasaki University International Summer Program from 31 July until 11 August 2023 is directed to students who want to learn how to speak and have conversations in Japanese and improve their overall language proficiency.

The program consists of a Japanese Language Class of 20 units, offered on 5 different levels from introductory to intermediate. For N2 and N3 level learners, there are five additional special lectures on the theme of Nagasaki, while the other learners will immerse in an additional Japanese Conversation Class. Classes will be held in Japan Standard time.

Application requirements:

  • Be enrolled at a university overseas
  • Possibility to attend online classes using Zoom audio and video
  • Japanese language proficiency proof for the course that you wish to take
  • For the Introductory and N4 level courses, applicants are required to have English language sufficiency
  • Applicants must prepare the designated textbook and make sure to have it before the beginning of the program. The textbook should be ordered right after applicants are accepted to the program.

Participation Fee: 35,000 JPY (Tax included)

Nomination deadline: 18 May 2023
Application deadline: 22 May 2023

Interested students must contact the International Office at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg to undergo an official nomination process before applying.

Nagasaki University Summer Program (in-person) | Application deadline: 22 May 2023

The Nagasaki University International Summer Program from 28 July until 12 August 2023 is directed to students who want to learn how to speak and have conversations in Japanese and improve their overall language proficiency.

The program consists of a Japanese Language Class of 20 units, offered on 5 different levels from introductory to intermediate. For N2 and N3 level learners, there are five additional special lectures on the theme of Nagasaki, while the other learners will immerse in an additional Japanese Conversation Class.

Application requirements:

  • Be enrolled at a university overseas
  • Purchase of overseas travel insurance which covers the period of the program
  • Japanese language proficiency proof for the course that you wish to take
  • For the Introductory and N4 level courses, applicants are required to have English language sufficiency

Participation Fee: 270,000 JPY (Tax and accommodation included)

Nomination deadline: 18 May 2023

Application deadline: 22 May 2023

Interested students must contact the International Office at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg to undergo an official nomination process before applying.

Korea: Konkuk University International Summer Program | Application deadline: 23 June 2023

The International Summer Program (ISP) at Konkuk University (KU) is a summer program (2 weeks, 4 weeks or 6 weeks) that provides international students with a great opportunity to learn about the history, language and culture of Korea.

The sessions take place between 10 July and 18 August 2023 and are recommended to all students who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of Korea.

ISP benefits:

  • Field trips and various cultural programs
  • On-campus housing
  • After-school programs and many extracurricular activities with Konkuk students
  • Students from partner universities are eligible for a 15% discount on session fees

Nomination deadline: 12 June 2023
Application deadline: 23 June 2023

If you are interested in joining, please contact the International Office at the Ohm.

For an overview on the participation fees and detailed schedule, please visit our website.

Taiwan: NTUST x Project LET’S Go! Summer Program | Application deadline: 10 May 2023

Taiwan: NTUST x Project LET’S Go! Summer Program | Application deadline: 10 May 2023

The summer program offered by our partner institution National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) invites interested students to participate in social field work in rural elementary and middle schools of Taiwan, serving as volunteer teachers.

NTUST X Project LET’S Go! Summer Program is a 3- to 6-week opportunity to engage and volunteer with one or more of our partner schools in Taiwan. Project LET’S Go (PLG) is a Taiwanese nonprofit organization. During the program, participants design an innovative curriculum that promotes art, music, science and critical thinking in an English language immersion setting.

The three sessions take place between 20 June and 12 August 2023. NTUST will generously support the participants’ program fees by offering Global Scholarships to three international applicants, each in the amount of NTD$3,000.

Applicants are strongly recommended to submit their forms before mid-May.

More information and application instructions can be found online.

In case of any questions, you are encouraged to approach the International Office at the Ohm.


Mexico: Tec Summer School in June-July 2023| Application deadline: 27 April 2023

Tec de Monterrey is happy to announce the Tec Summer School 2023.

Five different experiences will be offered:

iSummerMX Programs

(5 weeks, June 26 – July 28, 2023)

Modality: in-person, multicampus program

The iSummerMx Programs are an innovative, experiential learning academic option designed for international students who love traveling and learning about new cultures while visiting different Tec de Monterrey campuses in different cities.

The program is enriched with special activities such as field trips, company visits, and networking events that will make their experience unforgettable, creating everlasting memories, exercising their intellectual curiosity, and developing entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership skills in a multicultural setting.


This year 5 different programs fully taught in English will be offered:

More Information

For further information please contact Renate.Zehetbaueratth-nuernbergPunktde by 27 April 2023.