Summer Schools 2020

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Available Programs, Application Process and Credit Transfer

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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. We also accept no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the linked sites. 

Unless otherwise indicated, students interested in a summer school are generally required to apply for the program at the respective university directly and to organize their participation (costs, accommodations, etc.) themselves.

Responsibility for the transfer of credits earned abroad lies with the Faculties. For questions regarding credit transfer, please contact the staff responsible in the Departments and Faculties. The International Relations Office cannot supply any information in this respect.



Subject Areas / Topics

Summer School Title




University of Sydney

Architecture, Arts and

Social Science, 

Economics, Science

Short Term - Study Abroad

2 June - 15 July,

23 June - 24 July 2020          



University of Queensland                      

Business, Marketing, Management

Queensland in July



Australia University of Western Australia

Summer Down Under: Research Internship

UWA Internship 06 July - 28 August 2020 -


University of Graz

Stability, Security and Happiness: State - Society - Religion

Graz International Summer School Seggau

5 - 18 July 2020

Please check to see if there are scholarships available from the Austrian government.

Austria University of Vienna

law, politics, economics, history, cultural studies and German

univie: European Studies, Austrian Arbitration Academy & German Language Courses

18 July - 15 August 2020

Please check to see if there are scholarships available from the Austrian government.

Austria WU Vienna and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems tourism marketing Marketing Spring Program 18 - 29 May 2020

Please check to see if there are scholarships available from the Austrian government.

Bali Warmadewa University

Business, Entrepreneurship, Tourism,

Indonesian Language and Culture

Bali Summer School 13 - 24 July, 27 July - 07 August 2020


Belgium University of Antwerp various subjects Antwerp Summer University depending on program -


Pontifical Catholic University

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian History, Culture and Economy, Portuguese

Brazilian Seminars

09 - 24 July 2020



Université Laval


International Summer Business University

depending on program

Most programs are CANCELLED due to COVID-19.


Centre of Digital Management and Technology Innovation, a private sector partner of the University of Toronto

innovation and entrepreneurship

READY, SET, INNOVATE! 04 - 19 July 2020 -
China Shanghain Jiao Tong University Summer School, SJTU Summer Research Internship summerprogram depending on program -
China Fudan University, School of Economics various International Summer Session 2020

04 July - 01 August

UZH Short Program Scholarships available.

China Peking University with UChicago

International Policy Action Lab

PKU–UChicago International Policy Action Lab 13 - 25 July 2020 -
Czech Republic CEBEX Prague Behavioral Science CEBEX Summer School of Behavioral Sciences 23 July - 01 August 2020 Contact us for a 10% discount.

Czech Republic

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Europe in a changing climate

essprague 25 July - 01 August 2020 -
Estonia University of Tartu various Summer University depending on program

Estonian Scholarship Programme


University of Helsinki

various programs

Helsinki Summer School 2020

04 - 20 August 2020


Finland University of Tampere various programs Tampere Summer Schools 03 - 14 August 2020  - 
Finland University of Turku Circular Economy
Service Design Processes and Methods
The Sea - Solving wicked problems of the future ocean
Game Development
Turku Summer School 7 - 21 August 2020  - 
Finland University of Jyväskylä 22 interdisciplinary courses in e.g. language and culture studies, communication, education, music, psychology, sport and health sciences, business and marketing and social sciences.
Learn more on the courses here
Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences - CANCELLED due to COVID-19.

EDHEC Business School

Globalising Europe, Leisure & Lifestyle EDHEC 5 June - 3 July 2020 -
France NEOMA Business School, Management School Sports Federations and Major Events Management Sports Federations and Major Events Management 22 June - 10 July 2020  - 
France Science Po International Relations, Political Science, Economics, French 2020 university program -


France Normandy Business School Global Business and Management Normandy in Summer 2 or 4 weeks between 25 June - 25 July 2020 -
France University of Bordeaux various Bordeaux 2020 between May - September 2020 -
France Paris School of Economics Economics PSE Summer School 15 - 26 June 2020 -
France Rennes School of Business AI, Marketing, Management, Strategy Rennes_2020 (PDF, 1434 KB) depending on program Please contact us if you are interested in applying. We will get in touch with Rennes so they can share the application process with you.


Europa-Universität Frankfurt (Oder)

Law, Europe and Beyond

The European System of Human Rights Protection

Europe and Beyond

06 - 17 July 2020


Germany Technical University of Munich Digital Transformation of Mobility Systems – Operations Research Models and Methods PHD SUMMER SCHOOL

27 - 31 July 2020

(application deadline: 31 March 2020)

Only for PhD students.

The Summer School is sponsored by TUM School of Management, only EUR 150 for the social program apply. 

Germany Jena University Hospital Molecular Medicine Jena Summer School 10 August - 10 September 2020 For students with completed

Master’s or Diploma degree in biosciences, biochemistry, medicine or related fields.

No fees will be charged.

Hong Kong University of Hong Kong various HKU  

UZH Short Program Scholarships available

Hungary Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Business, Accounting. Management ELTE Summer University 13 - 18 July 2020  -
Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem various Rothberg International School of Jerusalem depending on program  -
Italy University of Bocconi Business and Law Summer’s Cool in Milan 29 June -17 July 2020 -
Italy University of Milano-Bicocca various Bicocca Summer School depending on program Some programs are CANCELLED due to COVID-19.


Kansai University


Kansai University Summer School

depending on program


Japan University of Tokyo - School of Engineering Engineering Summer Education Program -General Summerprogram 08 June - 17 July 2020

ESEP-G Stipend by the University of Tokyo: JPY 160,000
It will be applicable for all participants on condition that the participants should have completed the program.

Japan Waseda University literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology Waseda Summer 22 June - 16 July 2020 -
Japan Kyoto University

and biotechnology

summer undergraduate research program

09 June - 08 August 2020

Sponsored by Amgen Foundation:
Financial support will be provided such as a round-trip ticket, accommodation and scholarship.

Malaysia The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus various modules
(Creative Writing; Business English;
Doing Business in Asia; Politics,
Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia and more)
International Summer School Nottingham Malaysia -



EGADE, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Strategic Innovation (Master students only) Strategic Innovation (EGADE Summer School 2020) (PDF, 3631 KB) 2 weeks in July 2020

UZH Short Program Scholarship

Mexico Tecnológico de Monterrey various programs iSummer MX -


Namibia Namibia
University of Science and Technology

Doing Business in Africa,

Goverment and Politics
Summer University Namibia 2020 25 July - 22 August 2020  - 


Radboud University

various programs

Radboud Summer School

06 - 17 July, 03 - 14 August 2020



University of Amsterdam

various programs, covering topics incl. sexuality studies, politics, fake news/conspiracy theory, machine-learning, social movements, addiction studies, esotericism, and more

UvA Summer School

depending on program

UZH students will get a discount of EUR 500.

Once you're admitted to the course, you can further apply for UZH Short Program Scholarships 

Netherlands Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam various Online Summer School depending on program Due to COVID-19, the summer school will be held online.
Netherlands University of Maastricht various maastricht summer school depending on program -
Norway BI Norwegian Business School

Management, Digital Methods and Transformation

 International Summer Programme -


Russia Dostoevsky Omsk State University Siberian Culture, Russian language OMSU Summer Schools 13 July - 14 August 2020 or 30 July - 14 August 2020 -
Singapore Singapore Management University Asia SMU Global Summer Programme 29 June - 24 July 2020 -
Singapore Nanyang Technological University various programs NTU GEM Trailblazer - CANCELLED due to COVID-19.


National University of Singapore Science, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Social Science

FASStrack Asia






University of Ljubljana

Business, Management

Take the best from East and West

06 - 24 July 2020


South Africa Stellenbosch University various programs Summer School 1 week in the period from 19 June – 17 July 2020 -

South Korea

Yonsei University various programs summer.yonsei 30 June - 16 August,
30 June - 23 July 2020
South Korea Korea University various courses incl. Korean language Korea University International Summer Campus 30 June - 6 August 2020 or 30 June - 23 July 2020 (4 or 6 weeks program on offer)

UZH Short Program Scholarships available

South Korea Pusan National University various programs

University website

Program PNU Summer School 2020 (PDF, 2616 KB)

24 June - 21 July, 23 July - 11 August 2020

South Korea Seoul National University various programs

Seoul Summer University


23 June – 24 July 2020



Universidad Autonoma

de Madrid

Business, Economics

Summer School of Economics and Business

29 June - 24 July 2020


Spain Ramon Lull University

Social intervention in Spain

BARCELONA SOCIAL SUMMER 2020 06 - 17 July 2020 -
Spain Universidad Internacional de Catalunya Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Summer Business Academy 29 June - 15 July 2020, 15 - 25 July 2020 -


Stockholm University

Business and Law


Law Summer Programme

depending on program

 Due to COVID-19, the summer school will be held online.


University of Geneva

Law, Social Sciences, Programming

2020 Summer Courses



Switzerland University and ETH Zurich Biomedical Imaging  EXCITE Summer School 31 August - 11 September 2020 -
Taiwan National Tsing Hua University Engineering Summer Research Program 2020 11 May - 13 July, 19 June - 21 August 2020

GEL scholarship by National Tsing Hua University: up to NTD 15,000 and free accommodation at university residence hall.


National Tsing Hua University various global summer school

17 July - 02 August 2020


Taiwan National Taiwan University Chinese Language & Culture Program NTU Spring+ 04 - 25 March 2020 USD 200 discount for UZH students (partner university)
United Kingdom University of Birmingham

The Biomedical Science Global Challenge
British Cultural Heritage

Film & Media

Global Environmental Issues

English Language: Communicating with Confidence

Mathematical Finance & Financial Tim Series Anaylsis

Contemporary Challenges in World Politics

Birmingham International Summer School 2020 (BISS) 20 July - 7 August 2020

UZH students entitled to a discount discount of £ 250.

On top of that, UZH students who have been accepted to the program can apply for UZH Short Program Scholarships 

United Kingdom University of Essex Applied Economics
International Commercial Law
Innovation & Strategic Marketing
Hospitality Management
English Language, Culture & History
Python for Data Science
Undergraduate International Summer School 20 - 31 July 2020 10% discount offered by the University of Essex.
United Kingdom University of Glasgow Arts, Cultural and Social Sciences

Scotland's Cultural Landscape: National Heritage and the Arts

17 June - 13 July 2020 You have to be nominated by UZH to attend this course and to get a 25% discount. Learn more here. (PDF, 80 KB) 
If you have been accepted to the course, you can also apply for a UZH Short Program Scholarship
United Kingdom University of Glasgow various programs 2020 Courses depending on program UZH Short Program Scholarships available.
United Kingdom University of Lancaster various programs Global Summer Schools depending on program -

United Kingdom

University of Oxford, University of Cambridge

various programs

Cambridge Summer Institute

Oxford Summer Abroad

depending on program

UZH Short Program Scholarships available.

United Kingdom

University College London UCL various programs UCL Summer School

29 June - 17 July, 20 July - 07 August 2020


United Kingdom

Queen Mary University of London various programs Queen Mary Summer Schools -


United Kingdom

University of Sheffield Addressing Global Challenges through Materials Science - 06 – 24 July 2020

Early bird discount of 10% for applications by 01 April 2020. Application deadline is 31 May 2020.


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.