Free Summer Universities abroad

Get an international and intercultural experience

+Free Summer University destinations for AU students

+Need to get ahead or to catch-up on ECTS credits?

+The application round for 2021 is over (but you can still go on your own)

Summerschool on your own

Did you not find any interesting places or courses from our list of free summerschool destinations? Then there’s plenty of options to go to a summer school abroad on your own. Almost any major or medium sized university will have an English taught summer school in one way or another.
The easiest ways to find them is to either just google summer schools in Europe or which part of the world you are interested in, or to go directly to one of the many online portals for summer schools, such as this one:

Going on your own means that you are arraning everything yourself, including paying the tuition fee the summer school might charge for their courses.

If you get a pre-approval for a self-arranged summer school you may be eligible for the Danish state scholarship for study abroad

Usually our semester partner universities also offer a discount for AU students, if we receive information about such discounts for certain destinations, we will post them in the table below. 


CountryCityUniversityECTS availableTuition fee €Discount for AU studentsDeadline
IrelandGalwayNational University of Galway62150No31.04.2021
GermanyFrankfurtFrankfurt School of Finance and Management51.950-3.50025%01.05.2021
GermanyOldenburgUniversity of Oldenburg60100%01.03.2021
SpainMadridUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid61.29912,50%31.05.2021
FranceParis, Marseille, BordeauxKedge Business School5500-1000No first come, first served
SwitzerlandZurichUniversity of Zurich61.390Yes25.04.2021
FranceToulouseToulouse Business School12-241600100 €23.04.2021
MaltaGozoOFF THE BEATEN TRACK93450Nofirst come, first served
GermanyFrankfurtThe European University Viadrina121990400 €15.03.2021
ScotlandGlasglowUniversity of Glasgow7,5980-587510%20.04.2021
ItalyPisaUniversity of Pisa3-10250-1000NoDepends on the course
IndiaNew DehliUniversity of Hyderabad10500No01.04.2021
EnglandLeedsUniversity of Leeds5-102.150-3.80010% if more than 10 students apply01.05.2021
ChinaHong KongHong Kong Polytechnic University61.000-2.000No15.03.2021 
ChinaHong KongUniversity of Hong Kong61-80010%31.05.2021
IsraelJerusalemThe Hebrew University Jerusalem3-101.500-2.250NoDepends on the course
GermanyAachenRWTH Aachen University1.794-2.990No15.04.2021
BelgiumBruxellesSolvay Brussels School of Economics and Management2490No30.06.2021
South KoreaSeoulSogang University61.15010%14.05.2021
GermanyTübingenUniversity of Tübingen4-6100-175NoDepends on the course
NorwayOsloNorwegian Business School6-15950-1.20030%01.05.2021
GermanyCologneUniversity of Cologne0100%30.04.2021
TurkeyIstanbulKoç University675015%16.04.202
FinlandTurkuUniversity of Turku3-545-75No12.04.2021
BelgiumAntwerpenUniversity of Antwerp3-6200-1.000No01.05.2021
GermanyJenaUniversity Hospital of Jena0100%15.04.2021
South KoreaSeoulKorea University3750No14.05.2021
Czech RepublicPragueEuropean Summer School650No20.06.2021
The NetherlandsGroningenHanze University of Applied Science5750No01.05.2021
AustriaGrazUniversity of Graz610No30.03.2021
LithuaniaVilniusVytautas Magnus University2-6550-750No11.06.2021
JapanOsakaKansai Gaidai University5115-575No30.04.2021
FranceMetzLorraine University500No30.04.2021
CanadaMontrealHEC Montréal3665No17.06.2021
SloveniaLjubljanaUniversity of Ljubljana6-750-285No