Summer and Winter Schools Abroad

Summer and Winter Schools Abroad

Many of our partner universities use their campuses to host Summer Schools and Winter Schools during the summer or winter breaks. Participating in such stays abroad, which serve the purpose of specialised knowledge, will provide you with many new experiences. You will also be able to improve your language skills and maybe this short-term program will even make you want to stay abroad for a longer period of time.

Please note:

Application and participation in these programs is on your own responsibility and self-organisation.

Questions and Answers

What are summer and winter schools? These are short-term programmes offered by universities during the lecture-free period in which exchange students can acquire ECTS/credits or continue their education independently of their subject. These can be language courses or academic subject-specific programmes.
What do I need to consider? Usually, short-term programmes between TU Darmstadt and the partner university are not contractually stipulated in the partnership agreements. Therefore, you cannot be nominated for the short-term programme. Therefore, please contact the responsible persons at the Department of International Relations Overseas () oder Europe () in advance to discuss possibilities for letters of support or letters of permission.
What costs should I expect? Please note that you take part in such programmes as a self-payer/freemover. The programme fees depend entirely on the programme and other activities included. Please find out about these in advance on the respective websites. Tip: Some universities offer early booking discounts.
How far in advance should I plan? Applications are usually possible at shorter notice than for an entire semester abroad, for example. However, please note the application deadlines for short-term programmes
Further tips: You will need various documents for your application, including a transcript of records in English. Please request this in good time from the relevant study office.

The following table provides an overview of some short-term programmes of partner universities:


Partner University Programme
Aalto University (Finland) Aalto Science Institute international summer research programme
Grenoble INP graduate school of engineering and management, University Grenoble Alpes (France) Grenoble INP – UNITE! Winter School – Grenoble INP – Pagora

GINSEN, Grenoble International Smart Engineering Summer School (there are 15 places with a 30% discount for students from Unite! University)
Apply here
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Politecnico Di Torino (Italy)
Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) ULISSES (University of Lisbon – Interdisciplinary Studies on Sustainable Environment and Seas)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) (Spain)
Graz University of Technology (Austria)
Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland)

Current Summer and Winter Schools

Country Partner & Programme
Australia Curtin University – Global Summer and Winter University Programs
Austria Universität Graz International Summer School
Brazil Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro:
PUC-RIO Factsheet (opens in new tab)
PUC-RIO Language Intensive Course (opens in new tab)
PUC-RIO Information (opens in new tab)
PUC-RIO English (opens in new tab)
Canada University of British Columbia Vancouver Summer Program
China Beijing Institute of Technology 2024 Winter Program (opens in new tab)
Denmark Aarhus University AU Summer University
France Université de Bordeaux -
Université Grenoble Alpes Short programs
Finland Åbo Akademi Summer School
Hong Kong International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) Program Details
HKUST Website
India Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Global Virtual Winter School 2023 (opens in new tab)
Italien Universita di Treno Winter School DecolHeri 2024 (opens in new tab)
Japan Keio University:
Basic Information
Application Procedure
The University of tokio Poster 2024 (opens in new tab)
Korea Kyungpook National University:
KNU Pamphlet 2024 (opens in new tab)
KNU Program Schedule 2024 (opens in new tab)
KNU Korean Language Course Syllabus 2024 (opens in new tab)
Kroatien t.b.a.
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia
Tropical Data Science School (opens in new tab)
Arrival Guide 2024 (opens in new tab)
Mexico Tecnologico de Monterrey Tec Summer School 2024
Netherlands Radboud University Summer School 2024
Poland Universiti Sains Malaysia
Arrival Guide 2024
Romania Babes-Bolyai University: t.b.a.
Polytechnic University of Bucharest: t.b.a.
Singapore Nanyang Technological University: t.b.a.
National University of Singapore: t.b.a.
Spain Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: t.b.a.
Universidad Pontificia de Comillas: t.b.a.
Sweden University of Gothenburg Summer School 2024 (opens in new tab)
Linköping University
Summer Academy
Linköping Flyer 2024 (opens in new tab)
Taiwan National Taiwan University: t.b.a.
Thailand Mahidol University: t.b.a.
Turkey Sabancı University: t.b.a.
United Kingdom University of Bristol Summer Schools 2024
Aberystwyth University Identity and Nationhood Summer School
Country Partner & Programme
Austria Universität Graz – Graz International Summer School Seggau 2022 (opens in new tab)
Universität Wien – Winter School for Cultural Historical Studies (opens in new tab)
Brazil Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Incoming Students
More Information: Factsheet (opens in new tab)
China Tongji University Online Winter Camp
Tsinghua University Global Summer School
Croatia University of Rijeka International Summer School
Hong Kong The Hong Kong Polytechnic University International Summer School
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology International Summer Exchange Program
University of Hong Kong Summer Institute
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Lab Research
Denmark Aarhus University AU Summer University
Finland Aalto University International Summer Research Program
Åbo Akademi Summer School
LUT University Summer School (opens in new tab)
Tampere University Summer School
France Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble Summer School
Université de Bordeaux Summer Schools
Université Grenoble Alpes Summer Schools
Centrale Supélec Summer Schools
Hungary Eotvos Lorand University Summer School in Mathematics
India Indian Institute of Technology Summer School 2023 (opens in new tab)
Israel Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Modern Israel Summer Program
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Summer Camp
Italy University of Trento PsyHuman Summer School
Japan University of Tokio Engineering Summer Education Program
Kobe University Summer Program in Japanese Language and Culture (opens in new tab)
Niiagata University Summer Program (Aplication Guideline) (opens in new tab)
Keio University Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Programm 2023
Korea Chonnam National University International Summer Session
Malaysia University Sains Malaysia Tropical Data Science School (opens in new tab)
Mexico Tecnológico de Monterrey Tec Summer School
Netherlands Radboud University Nijmegen Summer School
Poland Wrocław University of Science and Technology Summer School
Romania Babes-Bolyai University International Summer Courses
Polytechnic University of Bucharest International Summer School
Russia Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Winter School
Singapore National University of Singapore Summer School
Nanyang Technological University Summer Program
Spain Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Summer School
Universidad de Alcalá International School
Universidad Pontifica de Comillas Summer Courses
Sweden University of Gothenburg Summer School
Linköping University University Summer Academy
Taiwan National Taiwan University Summer Program
National Cheng Kung University International Summer School
Thailand Mahidol University Summer Program 2023
Turkey Sabanci University Summer School
United Kingdom University of Bristol Summer School
Aberystwyth University Identity and Nationhood Summer School
United States University of Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates

*The DAAD offers an overview of programmes at other institutions.