Summer Schools 2021

Student Testimonials

If you want to learn more about other students' experience, read the testimonials to get an insight into their time spent abroad.

Available Programs, Application Process and Credit Transfer

Here you will find a range of offers for Summer Schools at various universities. Follow the links for more information. This list is not exhaustive and will be updated regularly. We also accept no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the linked sites. 

Unless otherwise indicated, students attending a Summer School are generally required to organize their participation (application, costs, accommodations, etc.) themselves. For all questions with regards to the transfer of ECTS credits, you will need to get in touch with the responsible contact person at your Department and/or Faculty. Our office cannot supply any information in this respect. 

In light of the current situation with the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, always refer to the information published by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Office of Public Health when planning your travelsUpdates for Travellers by theFederal Office of Public Health

UZH Short Program Scholarships for Summer Schools 2021

All scholarships available for summer 2021 have been allocated. Any further scholarship opportunities will be announced on this website.

In case of any questions, please contact



Subject Areas / Topics

Summer School Title



Austria Universität Wien Art & History

univie: summer school for European Cultural studies

The courses will be delivered online.

17 - 30 July 2021  
Austria Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien various

International Summer University WU 2021

WU offers some courses on-campus and others will be delivered online.

5 – 23 Jul 2021, 26 Jul – 13 Aug 2021

(please note that is only possible to apply as a "non-exchange student")


Belgium University of Antwerp various

Antwerp Summer University

If COVID-19 won't allow a physical presence on campus, several programs will be offered online.
Please visit the University of Antwerp's website for latest updates.

depending on program
Canada Université Laval Business and Marketing

International Marketing: Discovering the Québec Effect

The program will be delivered online.

28 June - 16 July


China Peking University various

Peking University Summer School International 2021

All programs will be delivered online.

5 - 30 July 2021 (exact dates vary depending on the program)  
Denmark University of Southern Denmark various SDU International Summer School 2021 9 - 20 August 2021  
France EM Normandie Business School Business Subjects

EM Normandie Virtual Summer School

Courses will be delivered online.

5 - 16 July 2021  
France Rennes School of Business AI Business; Doing Business in Europe; Cross-Cultural Management; Sustainable Business

Summer Programmes of Rennes School of Business

All summer school programs will be delivered online.

depending on the program

(please note that you can only apply as a fee-paying student)

France University of Bordeaux various Bordeaux Summer Schools
The 2021 edition of the Bordeaux Summer Schools will be delivered remotely as online courses.
depending on the program  
Germany Goethe University Frankfurt am Main various Frankfurt Digital Summer School 2021 02 - 13 August 2021 or 16 - 27 August 2021, depending on the program  
Germany LMU Munich School of Management

Banking and Finance; Management and Business Administration; Economnics

Summer School Finance, Accounting & Economics
This course will take place in Munich (2 weeks) and remotely (1 week). Please check the program website for updates.

Summer School in International Management
This course will be delivered online. 

depending on the program  
Germany University of Jena Molecular Medicine

Summer School of Molecular Medicine

For participants who hold a Master's diploma only. Note that the course will only take place if it can be held on campus.

16 August - 16 September 2021 This course is offered free of charge and accepted candidates will be supported with a fellowship to cover costs for accomodation and travel.
Germany University of Trier German Language

48th International Summer course at Trier University 2021

This course will be delivered online.

2 - 27 August 2021  
Germany University of Tübingen International & European Studies

Online Summer School I - IES University of Tübingen: European Politics and Human Rights


Online Summer School II - IES University of Tübingen (in cooperation with Oregon State University): "Divided in Diversity - The European Union in Crisis?

Summer School I: 7 June - 2 July 2021

Summer School II: 12 July - 20 August 2021

Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong various

CUHK International Summer School (July Session)

CUHK International Summer School (August Session)

Both sessions will be delivered online. 

July Session: 
28 June - 2 August 2021

August Session: 
9 - 27 August 2021


Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong various

HKU Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities 

HKU Summer Institute

The programs will be delivered online.

depending on the session  
Hungary Eötvös Loránd University Budapest various

Budapest Summer University 2021

The programs will be delivered online.

2 - 15 August 2021  
Italy University of Padua Italian History and Culture Online Intensive Courses  Between 1 July and 17 July, depending on the course The course fee is 150 Euros.
Japan Kyoto University Japanese Culture and Language for BA students from all subject areas (without any prior knowledge in Japanese)

Kyoto Summer Program 2021

The program will be delivered online. Students from Switzerland will join live sessions from 7:30 - 13:30.

29 July - 11 August 2021

The University of Zurich can nominate 2 UZH students to participate in this exciting program. No fees will be charged.

Learn how to apply in this PDF document (PDF, 146 KB)and submit your appplication to by 31 May 2021

Japan Doshima University Japanese Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture One-Point Lesson and Summer Session 2021

The course will be delivered online.

One-Point Lesson: 31 May - 5 June 2021

Summer session:

19 - 30 July 2021

The One-Point Sessions are offered free of charge.
Japan Kansai University Japanese Language

Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course

Online and on-campus programs on offer.

Online course: 
3 - 23 June 2021

On-campus course: 
1 - 23 July 2021

Japan  Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course: Online Japanese Language Step-up Session

8 September

2021 - 24 November 2021

Japan  The University of Tokyo various

Tokyo Global Unit Courses

All courses will be delivered online.

Depending on the program  
Korea Ewha Womans University various

Ewha International Summer College

All courses will be delivered online.

Session 1: 29 June - 22 July 2021

Session 2: 10 - 26 August 2021

Early bird discounts available. Please check here for more details.
Korea Seoul National University various

Seoul National University International Summer Program

All courses will be delivered online.

Between 22 June 2021 and 30 July (depending on the program)

Various scholarships available, generously offered by Seoul National University. Check here for more details.


Korea Pusan National University Contemporary Korean Culture; Korean Language & Culture

2021 PNO Online Summer School

The courses will be delivered online.

8 - 29 July 2021


9 - 20 August 2021

Some courses are offered free of charge.
Korea Yonsei University various

2021 Yonsei International Summer School

Hybrid of online and face-to-face instruction


6 week program: 
29 June - 5 August 2021

4 week program: 
29 June - 22 July 2021

Early Bird Reward (40% discount) if you apply before 30 April 2021. Check website for details.

Malaysia  University of Nottingham Malaysia various

International Summer School Nottingham Malaysia

Courses will be delivered online

5 - 16 July 2021  
Netherlands University of Amsterdam various

UvA Summer Program

Most courses will be taught online.

depending on program

The University of Amsterdam offers a limited number of scholarships worth EUR 250.


Netherlands Radboud University various

Radboud Summer School 

Courses will be delivered online.

depending on program

15% discount available for UZH students. UZH Short Program Scholarship

available. For more information, please visit this website.
Netherlands VU Amsterdam various

VU Amsterdam Summer School 

Courses will be offered on-campus and online. 

Session 1: 
3 - 17 July 2021

Session 2: 
17 July - 31 August 2021

Early Bird Discount worth EUR 75 if you apply before 15 March 2021. 

UZH students will also get a partner discount worth EUR 100.

Slovenia University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business various


Update: All programs will be delivered online.

05 - 23 July 2021  
South Africa University of Cape Town Sustainable Water Management

UCT - Sustainable Water Management

This course will be delivered online

26 July - 06 August 2021  
Spain University of Almeria various

2021 University of Almeria Summer School

The courses will be delivered on campus.

5 - 30 July 2021 The registration deadline has been extended to 31 May 2021.
Spain UAB Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona various

UAB Barcelona Summer School

Courses will be delivered both online and on campus.

First period: 21 June - 9 July 2021

Second period: 12 - 30 July 2021

Spain Universidad de Alcalá various

Universidad de Alcalá International Summer School

Various course formats (online and on campus)

depending on the program  
Spain UIC Barcelona - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Business Summer Business Academy 1 - 16 July 2021


Sweden University of Gothenburg Sustainability (various courses)

Summer School for Sustainability 2021

Delivered online

5 - 30 July 2021  
Taiwan National Taiwan University Chinese Studies; Natural Science NTU Summer+ Programs depending on program  
United Kingdom University of Oxford Law

Oxford Introduction to Law in the UK

Delivered online

12 - 23 July 2021  
United Kingdom University College London various modules available

UCL Summer School

Courses will be delivered online.

depending on module



International Summer and Winter Schools Platforms

The following websites offer a broad overview of different summer school programs around the world: 

Universitas 21 Database for International Opportunities for Students

Platform Summer Programs

Summer Schools in Europe

Summer Courses in Europe

Short Courses Portal

UNICA Summer and Winter Schools

Please note that all of these websites are not related to the University of Zurich in any way.