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International Summer and Spring Schools

You want to get a taste of living abroad during the semester break and broaden your academic horizon? Then the numerous short-term programs offered by many institutions worldwide during the spring or summer breaks might just be right for you. They are short, intensive courses on a specific topic or subject which take place over four weeks, for example. You will often be able to obtain ECTS credits that can possibly be recognized for your program of study at the University of Mannheim.

  • Fees

    You will usually have to pay a fee for summer and spring schools. Costs may vary considerably depending on the respective country and/or institution. Unfortunately, the University of Mannheim cannot cover these tuition fees or other costs.

  • Funding through the DAAD Go-East summer school program

    The DAAD offers considerable funding for summer schools in Middle or Eastern European countries as part of the GO-EAST Summer School program. Funding is available for the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghistan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Russia (European part), Russia (Asian part), Slovenia, Ukraine and Hungary.

    Funding includes a partial scholarship and a grant for travel expenses (depending on the country) as well as a grant for the summer school fee of up to EUR 650.

    More information on the application process can be found on the DAAD Go-East website (only available in German).

    We are not aware of any other scholarships.

  • Application

    Applications have to submitted directly to the respective institution. There is no nomination or registration carried out by the International Office of the University of Mannheim. This is especially important to keep in mind if the partner institution offers free participation in the summer school via exchange study places. Participating in this way is generally not possible, since the study places including an exemption from tuition fees are only used for the regular exchange programs at the University of Mannheim. 

  • Summer and spring schools at our partner universities

    Many partner universities of the University of Mannheim offer short-term programs and send us the respective information so that we can pass it on. The following table contains these program offers, without any rating of their contents.

    We continuously add offers to the table. Links that are not activated at the moment will be activated as soon as the information on new courses is available to us. We recommend researching the programs on the websites of the universities that are of interest to you.

    You can also look for programs at other universities all around the world.





    University of Graz

    International Summer School


    University of Vienna

    Winter School


    Vienna Univ. of Economics & Business

    International Summer School


    University of Antwerp

    Summer University


    KU Leuven

    Summer School: Europe Inside Out

    Czech Republic

    Masaryk University, Brno



    Charles University Prague

    Summer Schools


    University of Economics, Prague

    Summer Schools


    Aarhus University

    Summer University


    Copenhagen Business School

    International Summer University


    University of Copenhagen



    University of Tartu



    Aalto University, School of Business

    Information Technology Program


    Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

    International Helsinki Days


    University of Jyväskylä

    Summer School


    Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology

    Winter School


    University of Tampere

    Summer School


    Université d'Angers



    Kedge Business School, Bordeaux

    Summer Schools


    Université du Littoral-Côte d'Opale,  Boulogne-sur-Mer



    Sciences Po, Lille



    EDHEC Business School, Lille-Nice

    Summer Courses


    Université Nice Sophia Antipolis



    Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

    French Summer School


    Montpellier Business School

    Summer School


    ICN Business School Nancy-Metz

    Summer Program


    HEC Paris



    Sciences Po, Paris



    Université Paris-Sorbonne

    Summer University


    Université de Poitiers



    ESC Rennes School of Business

    Summer Programmes


    EM Strasbourg



    Université deToulon



    Université Toulouse 1 Capitole



    Toulouse Business School



    Univ. Mannheim, School of Humanities

    7th International Summer School


    Corvinus University of Budapest



    Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest



    University of Limerick

    Summer Schools


    National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth

    International Summer School


    Libera Università degli studi di Bergamo



    Università Bocconi, Milan



    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano



    Università degli Studi di Padova

    Summer and Winter Schools


    Università degli Studi di Pisa



    LUISS Business School, Rome

    Summer University: Made in Italy


    LUISS School of Law, Rome



    Università degli Studi di Torino



    Università degli Studi di Trento



    University of Latvia, Riga



    Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas



    Klaipeda University



    ISM Univ. of Management and Economics, Vilnius

    Summer University in the Baltics


    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Graduate Winter School


    University of Groningen

    Summer Schools


    Maastricht University

    Summer School


    Radboud University Nijmegen

    Summer School


    Tilburg University

    Summer School


    Universiteit Utrecht

    Summer School


    NHH Bergen



    University of Agder, Kristiansand

    European Integration Summer School


    University of Oslo

    The International Summer School


    BI Oslo

    Winter School:

    Empirical Research Methods


    Cracow University of Economics



    Adam Mickiewicz University, Posen



    Warsaw School of Economics SGH



    Kozminski University, Warsaw

    International Summer School


    Universidade de Lisboa



    Universidade Nova de Lisboa



    St. Petersburg State University



    University of Ljubljana

    Summer School


    University of Alicante

    Summer Business Program


    Universitat de Barcelona



    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

    Summer School


    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona



    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Summer School of Economics and Business


    Universidad Complutense de Madrid



    IE Business School, Madrid

    Summer School


    University of the Balearic Islands,

    Palma de Mallorca



    Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

    Summer Program


    Universidad del País Vasco, San Sebastián



    University of Valencia



    Universidad de Vigo

    Summer Courses


    Jönköping Internat. Business School

    Summer School


    Linköping University

    Summer Academy


    Stockholm University - Business School

    Summer Programme


    Linnaeus University, Kalmar

    Summer Academy


    University of St. Gallen

    Summer School in Empirical Research Methods


    Koç University, Istanbul


    United Kingdom

    Aston University, Birmingham

    Summer Programme


    The University of Bath

    Summer Schools


    Durham University



    The University of Edinburgh



    University of Exeter

    International Summer School


    Hull University - Business School

    Summer Schools


    University of Leeds

    Summer School


    CASS Business School, London

    Summer School


    Queen Mary University of London

    Summer School


    University College London (UCL)

    Summer School


    University of Manchester

    International Summer School


    Newcastle University

    Summer School


    The University of Nottingham

    Summer Schools


    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley



    University of Warwick

    Summer School

    North America




    HEC Montréal

    International Business Analytics Challenge


    McGill University, Montréal



    University of Ottawa



    University of Victoria



    Bentley University, Waltham

    International Summer Institute


    Pace University, New York



    University of Wisconsin, Whitewater


    Latin America




    Universidad de Chile, Santiago



    Universidad de los Andes/School of Management, Bogotá



    EAFIT Medellín



    IPADE Business School, Mexico City



    Tecnológico de Monterrey



    Universidad del Pacífico, Lima






    Hong Kong Baptist University

    Summer Programme


    The Chinese University of Hong Kong



    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



    The University of Hong Kong



    Lingnan University, Hong Kong



    UIBE Beijing



    Guanghua School of Management/Peking University



    School of Management, Fudan University (FDSM), Shanghai



    Jiao Tong University, Shanghai



    SEM-Tongji, Shanghai



    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad



    IIT Madras



    Nagasaki University



    Waseda University, Tokyo

    Summer Programme


    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul



    Korea University, Seoul

    International Winter Campus


    Pusan National University, Busan



    Sogang University, Seoul



    Singapore Management University



    National University of Singapore



    Nanyang Technological University



    National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung



    National Chengchi University, Taipei



    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan



    National Taiwan University, Taipei

    Winter Programme


    Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok



    Foreign Trade University, Hanoi






    The University of Queensland

    Queensland in July


    University of Technology Sydney



    Australian Catholic University, Sydney






    Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie de Rabat (EGE Rabat)


During my master's degree, I spent one month in Singapore to visit a summer university on “Entrepreneurial Accounting & Finance“ at Nanyang Technological University. I could not only expand my knowledge on topics relating to incorporating start-up companies, but also had the chance to learn a lot about cultural differences in incorporating and managing start-ups in Southeast Asia and China. Besides, it was impressive to get to know the city state of Singapore with its political and cultural particularities.

Florian Heinricht, student in the Master in Management program in Mannheim, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore / Photo credit: Leonie Kopetzki