Summer courses

Where do you want to go? 

+More than 15 free Summer University destinations for AU students

+Need to get ahead or to catch-up? Get 5 or 10 ects transfered back

+Relevant for students from all faculties at AU

+ Infowebinar February 5th at 16.15 (link in the box below)

2020 information

It is free to go on a Summer University adventure through AU. You will only have to pay for transportation and living costs during your stay.

Information about where you can go and how to apply will be available in late January 2020. 

Meanwhile you can sign up to receive the list via e-mail once it's ready here

There will also be an infowebinar on February 5th at 16.15. The link for the webinar is this (click "guest", type your name and "enter room".

Meanwhile you can find the list of 2019 destinations in to the right. We expect to be able to announce the same universities plus new and exciting destinations for 2020. 

If you have any questions you can always send us an e-mail at

2020 destinations (will be updated soon)

King's College, London 2020

London Undergraduate Summer School: Session One: 29 June – 17 July 2019 / Session Two: 20 July – 7 August 2019

The Undergraduate Summer School teaches 30 different modules spanning subject areas such as health and science, maths and engineering, law, governance, business management, culture and ancient languages.

All modules are fully assessed and consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours. Students will receive a final mark on their Participant Record of Achievement (transcript). Each module is equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS. 

Please check the course listings here.

Aarhus University has 6 tuition free places at this world class university in the heart of London. For more infornation please check the summer school pages of King's College here.

Please note that your GPA must be at least 9 (Danish scale).

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for one of the above courses, please send an email including your transcript of records and a pre- approval (5 ECTS) to the International Centre ( no later than 12.00 noon on 1 May 2019.

2019 destinations

Luiss University - Rome, Summer University 2019

LUISS Summer University offers a unique educational experience of intensive cross-disciplinary study, within an academic community where learning means stimulating curiosity and passions. Each Summer Program focuses on cutting-edge subjects and combines academic teaching with a set of real world experience including company visits, policy-making laboratory experience and live case studies.

The faculty consists of leading scholars and representatives from a variety of national and international organizations, and seasoned executives from the private sector.

Summer programs are taught in English and are eligible for academic credits. Students enrolled in the programs have the opportunity to attend classes at the LUISS University campus – located in the heart of Rome, the eternal city – and live in one of the university residence halls. They also have a chance to take part in a range of activities and events that enable them to experience the city of Rome, its history, art and exciting social life.

Aarhus University has received to tuition waivers for the following courses:

Course: Management “Made in Italy": Food, Luxury, Fashion and Design Business and Management
Dates: 8-26 July, 2019

Course: Euro-Mediterranean Trends Society and Culture, Politics and Economics
Dates: 8-26 July, 2019

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for one of the above courses, please send an email including your transcript of records and a pre- approval (5 ECTS) to the International Centre ( no later than 12.00 noon on 29 April 2019

Linneaus University, Summer Academy 2019

Linnaeus University Summer Academy offers an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study environment – unique of its kind in Sweden. As a student participating in our summer academy you will get the opportunity to obtain unique academic experience that will enhance your CV and your future career. You gain cultural insights together with a mix of international and Swedish students, while also getting to enjoy the Swedish summer in one of the most attractive summer cities in the country.

learn more on the Summer Academy website.

12 July - 16 August, 2019

The courses within our summer academy originate in Swedish culture and an innovative mindset. They are workshop-oriented and have a strong student focus. Courses are offered on undergraduate level. All courses are 7.5 credit full-time courses, taught in English and many have general entry requirements. Please check the course list here.

How to apply:
If you are interested in applying for one of the courses, please send an email including your transcript of records and a pre- approval (5 ECTS) to the International Centre ( no later than 12.00 noon on 11 March, 2019

Spots are distributed on first come first served basis, so the sooner you apply the better.

UEF Summer School, Finland 2019

The UEF Summer School will be more than just taking a course: it is an excellent opportunity to experience an innovative and international learning environment while creating new networks with your fellow students - and let's not forget about the opportunity to enjoy typical Finnish summer activities in beautiful lakeside surroundings. Our lively cities and cosy campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio welcome you, so make a smart decision and join us in the middle of (k)nowhere! Read more about reasons why to choose UEF here.

Course dates
12-23 August, 2019

Level, ECTS and type of courses
The courses are aimed at Master's students, but Bachelor students are also welcome to apply. Courses are offered within multiple academic areas. Most courses carry 5 ECTS and last for two weeks.

How to apply
Please apply directly to the summerschool. Direct link to application system. Deadline 15 June, but since fee waivers are given in the order of incoming applications, you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Participants should cover the travel, accommodation and living costs themselves.

For more information on courses, how to apply, accommodation costs and other practical arrangements, please visit the summershool's website here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact

Nordic Centre Fudan, China 2019


AU is a member of the Nordic Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai. The following two summer courses are available through the Nordic Centre in the summer of 2019:

1)   Chinese Politics and Society

Dates: 27 June -10 July 2019
Level: Undergraduate and graduate
Participation fee: RMB 800

The summer course Chinese Politics and Society is an intensive two-week course at Nordic Centre, Fudan University. Nordic Centre is a collaboration between Fudan University and 27 Nordic universities, and facilitates cooperation within education, research, and culture.

The course provides students with fundamental knowledge about Chinaˈs political landscape from the founding of the People's Republic in 1949 till today, and it gives students insight into China‘s role both locally and globally

The course  is intended for BA-level students with little or no previous knowledge about China.

The course is taught in English by Chinese and Nordic teachers, and students who apply for the course must therefore have a good command of both written and spoken English.

• approximately 50 hours of lectures/presentations/ visits

• An overnight trip to a nearby city

• Group work assignments

• supervision offered by instructors

• required readings (app. 300 pages, details will be distributed well before the beginning of the course)

• extra curricular activities

Additional information please click here.


2)   Doing Business in China

Dates: 12  -25 July 2019
Level: Graduate 
ECTS: 5 
Participation fee: RMB 800


The Nordic Centre Summer Course Business and Innovation in China is an intensive two-week course for MA-level students at member universities of Nordic Centre. The course is designed to provide Nordic students with an opportunity to gain insight into the exciting and ever-changing business world in China. The course includes both an academic and a practical hands-on approach to business life in China. It is intended for students with little or no previous knowledge about China.


The course is taught in English by both Chinese and Nordic teachers, featuring lectures by business people and visits to Chinese and Nordic companies based in the Shanghai region.

The course includes:

• approximately 50 hours of lectures/presentations/ visits

• group work assignments

• project report (app. 5000 words, to be handed in after the course)

• supervision offered by instructors

• required readings of app. 300 pages (details will be distributed well before the beginning of the course

Additional information please click here.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for one of the above courses, please send an email including your transcript of records and a pre- approval (5 ECTS) to the International Centre ( no later than 12.00 noon on 11 April 2018

Nordic Centre India 2019

For 2019 Nordic Centre India is continuing it's short-term summer courses for Nordic students in India. The courses are as follows:


Contemporary India: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Course
India Partner: Study in India Programme, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Dates: June 30th to July 27th, 2019
Capacity: 50 students
This is an undergraduate level introductory course that serves as a primer to the changing dynamics in India by focusing on a wide range of topics that have immediate relevance, including politics, economy, society, religion, and development. Students will learn and discuss contemporary trends in Indian politics and the effects it has on the economy and various socio-cultural stratifications characteristics of India. This intensive course will feature daily lectures, field visits both rural and urban, and various other engaging academic exercises. 

Gender and Society in Contemporary India
India Partner: Study in India Programme, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Dates: July 14th to August 10th 2019
Capacity: 50 students
This is a postgraduate level course that aims to provide and overview of issues related to gender and sexuality in India from a feminist perspective. The diversity of India will be a lens through which the course will explore issues. The themes being considered include Integrating Theory and Praxis in Gender Studies, Gender Violence, Gender and Development, Intersectionality: Caste, Class and Gender, Gender, Religion and Politics, Body, Sexuality and Representations of Gender. Students will learn more about the themes via lectures, readings, films and field trips.

Exploring the Environment in India: Issues in Sustainability
India Partner: Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Dates: June 23rd to July 20th, 2019
Capacity: 24 students
This is a post graduate level course that introduces students to the context and challenges related to environmental sustainability in India's urban and rural environment. The aim of the programmes is to equip students with the contextual knowledge to answer the question: “How does India manage its environment?” The course will primarily attempt to provide an overview of the policies and narratives surrounding environmental management in India, a critical analysis of the current challenges, a glimpse of the possible options for the near future along with the approaches adopted in managing environment in India.  Besides, we have designed the course keeping in view Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to match the global agenda.  SDGs aims to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Hindi Language Programme 
India Partner: INLANSO, Centre for the Study of Indian Languages and Society, Varanasi
Dates: June 30th to July 27th, 2019
Capacity: 20 students
This is a four-week-long intensive summer Hindi language course for students at A1, A2 and B1 levels of Hindi. The language programme focuses on the principle of combining classroom knowledge with outdoor practice with an emphasis on making students speak and use Hindi starting from the very first day of study. Special attention is paid to cultural and societal interactions so that students get the context of the language they are learning to speak. 


The courses are available in the 7.5 ECTS variant and the 10 ECTS variants. The course structure remains the same with the exception of additional coursework for students opting for the 10 ECTS variant. Please bear in mind that if you choose the 7,5 ECTS variant only 5 ECTS can be transferred towards your degree at AU.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for one of the above courses, please send an email including your transcript of records and a pre- approval (5 or 10 ECTS) to the International Centre ( no later than 12.00 noon on 28 March 2019

ZJU Scholars Summer Research Program 2019


Zhejiang University (ZJU) offers up to 2 admitted students with a scholarship for students from AU to participate in a research project of their choice at ZJU for 8 weeks from June 18 to August 13, 2019.

The scholarship includes:

√Waived application fee and program tuition fee

√Free on-campus accommodation from June 17 to August 14, 2019(double room)

√A living allowance of 2800RMB (approximately 400USD) per student

How to apply:

1. You must start by finding a professor, who is willling to supervise your project. Please use the 2019 ZJU Scholars Faculty Profile. Your supervisor must sign this letter of approval.

2. When you have obtained the letter of approval, please send it to no later than 12 noon on 1 March, 2019.

3. We will send you a confirmation of nomination, which you must submit with your application to ZJU no later than 10 March. Please check the ZJU Scholars Research program information.

Fudan International Summer Sessions 2019

Fudan University International Summer Session 2018 (4 July- 3 August) will provide a 4-week course study and cultural experience to students from all over the world. Students will have the opportunity to get to know China, experience Shanghai and be part of the Fudan community.

Fudan University International Summer Session 2019 offers 27 content courses, 3 different levels of Chinese language courses and 2 PE courses. In addition we offer historical and cultural visits. The content courses will cover a range of topics in History and Culture, Society and Politics, Business and Economy, Law and Science and Technology. Each content course is designed as a 39-credithour course (except for the one-credit course which is 18 credit hours), each level of Chinese language as a 40-credit-hour course (2 credits), and each PE course as an 18-credit-hour course. Students can choose 1-3 content courses, and the Chinese language courses and PE courses are optional.

After successful completion of the course study, students will be awarded a program certificate and an official transcript from Fudan University. Students who wish to transfer Fudan International Summer Session credits back to their home institutions are advised to consult with the appropriate academic authorities at their own institutions in advance.

You will find Fudan and Shanghai both wonderful places to learn and enjoy during the summer. Our faculty, staff and students all look forward to welcoming you to Shanghai, the Pearl of the Orient.

More information on the courses on the Fudan University International Summer Session website.

How to apply:

Please send an email with your transcript of records, a pre-approval of the course you want to attend, no later than 12.00 noon on 11 March, 2019 to

Tsinghua University, Beijing 2019

Experiencing China: Summer Programme 2019

Located in Beijing, the national capital of China, Tsinghua University has a rich and interesting history. Tsinghua was founded in 1911, and is firmly among the ranks of China’s best universities.

Programme Information

The two-week summer programme offers a star team of multidisciplinary tutors who will facilitate team projects, site visits to spaces of contemporary or historical significance and round-table discussions. The programme will culminate in a forum to be designed and facilitated by students themselves. The forum will exhibit their discoveries and insights in China, and promote their collaborative problem-solving proposals developed during the programme. See the brochure for the full programme content.

Dates: 11 - 24 July 2019

Language of Instruction: English

Scholarship Information: See below section

Credits: TWO Tsinghua University academic credits, which equals approx. 3 ECTS.

Brochure 2019

Scholarship Details

The scholarship covers the following:

· Registration fee
· Tuition fee
· Housing (on-campus accommodation for international students for two-week period, mainly en-suite single rooms)
· Basic accident insurance for two-week period in Beijing

Students are responsible for self-funding airfare costs, healthcare costs, medical insurance, tourism and living expenses.

To apply for the tuition free place at the summer school, please submit the following documents by email to the International Centre, no later than 28 March, 12:00 PM.

  • A transcript of records

Please contact the International Centre at if you have any questions.

NTU, Nanyang Technical University 2019

NTU’s dynamic and highly acclaimed GEM Trailblazer Summer programmes offers more than 30 courses over 5 tracks in 2019.  It is tailored to help students reach beyond their fullest potential, while exploring Asia, home to some of the world's most enticing and exciting destinations. 

This summer, we are delighted to introduce 16 new courses! Here are some of the highlighted ones:

·         Malay Language Level 1

·         Tabletop Game Design

·         Analytics 1: Visual and Predictive Analytics

·         Astronomy – Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology


Please refer to NTU GEM Trailblazer Summer Info sheet AY1819 for more details on the programme and the application procedures.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to no later than 12 noon, 11 March. Please include your transcript of records.

Utrecht Summer School 2019

The Utrecht Summer School offers a broad selection of over 200 summer courses in various disciplines. The Summer School is a cooperation of the Utrecht University, HU University of Applied Sciences and HKU University of the Arts. These institutions of higher education offer high quality, fully accredited summer courses in English on bachelor, master, PhD and Post-Academic level.

Utrecht Summer School offers two fee waivers to AU students. Interested students can apply for one of the following selected course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for a tuition waiver please send an email to no later than 12 noon, 28 March. Please include your transcript of records.

Chinese University, Hong Kong 2019


Six tuition free places at the International Summer School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong are available to students enrolled at Aarhus University.


Two unique sessions will be offered at ISS 2019. The July Session, which lasts for five weeks, offers 27 courses in five academic areas taught by outstanding CUHK and visiting professors from overseas universities. It will be followed by the three week August Session, which exclusively offers intensive Chinese language courses. All courses will be taught in English apart from Chinese language courses.

The wide variety of cultural activities are always the favourite among students of the ISS. City tours, cooking classes and Chinese calligraphy class are just some of the examples of the many activities available that offer students opportunities to make friends with peers from around the world while at the same time get a glimpse of Chinese and Hong Kong culture.

The courses offered at the International Summer Program are taught at bachelor's level. See list of courses.

As a guideline one CUHK credit is the equivalent of 2 ECTS point. However, please note that it is the board of studies at your department that decides how many ECTS credits you will be awarded for the course.

There is no tuition fee but all other expenses connected with the summer school will be the responsability of the participating students.

To apply for the tuition free places at the summer school, please submit the following documents to the International Centre,,  no later than 12.00 noon on 5 April 2018.

  • A transcript of records
  • A pre-approval of the summer school programme signed by your board of studies

Please contact the International Centre at if you have any questions.

The Utrecht Network's Summer Schools

2019 Utrecht Network Summer Schools

Challenges for the XXI century: data, information and communication Summer School faces the present data driven revolution with a view to understanding its scope. It will take place in Valencia, from 1st to 5th July 2019.

WeTell Summer School is about innovating storytelling to address civic awareness in the post-digital age. WeTell Summer School will take place in Bologna from 1 July to 12 July 2019.

Utrecht Network Summer School Grant

Information about the Utrecht Network financial support for students can be found here.

How to apply: please apply directly to the summer school of your choice.