International summer schools

International summer schools are a chance to enrich your studies, enjoy an international experience for a few weeks over the summer and to supplement your studies.

Current business school students will find below a list of summer schools for which we offer full or partial scholarships in 2019 as well as a list of recommended summer schools from our partner universities around the globe.

Current business school students should also check the GoAbroad website of the University of Glasgow’s International Office, which contains additional summer schools as well as funding opportunities.

For incoming visiting students, the University of Glasgow offers its International Summer School (ISS). Glasgow’s ISS is an opportunity to explore a particular topic in more depth and to experience teaching from world-class academic staff.

Summer Schools with funding opportunities

Scholarships are only available for undergraduate students.

Summer Schools with Adam Smith Business School Scholarships

The deadline for scholarship applications has now passed. Information about Summer School opportunities in 2020 will be posted towards the end of 2019.


McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management

McGill International Summer Program

The International Summer Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill is designed to provide international undergraduate students the opportunity to gain critical North American perspectives on issues of global importance.

Applications for this scholarship have now closed

University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business

With two intakes, (July and August), the Gustavson School of Business offers an immersive, international business program that blends both hands-on coursework with tons of outdoor activities. Imagine learning about business communication, entrepreneurship, service management and international business in Victoria, B.C., one of the most sought-after travel destinations in Canada.

Applications for this scholarship have now closed


Frankfurt School Finance Boot Camp

Finance Boot Camp 2018

Taught entirely in English, this short-term programme attracts highly-motivated Bachelor and first-year Master students enrolled in non-finance programmes from all over the world who are pursuing to sharpen their banking and financial skills in Frankfurt am Main, one of the leading financial centres in Europe.

During two weeks, participants will have the chance to get an insightful overview on the latest developments and trends in the field of Banking and Finance from a European perspective. The programme combines classroom sessions, bank visits, cultural activities, and – as the name portrays – some optional sport activities. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certification equivalent to 5 or 7.5 ECTS (for 7.5 ECTS an additional essay is required).

Applications for this scholarship have now closed

Summer Schools of partner Institutes


WU Vienna

International Summer University WU

The International Summer UniversityWU (ISUWU) is an intensive short-program. Students from all around the globe will come to WU, bringing with them their unique backgrounds and a passion for intercultural learning. In two different sessions, the unique ISUWU 2019 program structure will include both bachelor and master students.


Solvay Summer School – European Challenges

Solvay Summer School – European Challenges

The Solvay Summer School, which runs in August, is a summer institute for talented students from all around the world. The summer school offers a tailored analysis of “Entrepreneurship and Technology”, “Economics and Finance”, “International Business (Advanced)” or "Business Law" with half the course being given on the specific topics. It develops students’ grasp of business, economics and policy issues and especially their interactions.


HKU Summer Institute

HKU Summer Institute

HKU Summer Institute offers a wide range of programmes from different faculties, providing quality learning and rare chances to study abroad for students. The programmes are open to all undergraduates and secondary students and are best suited for students who are looking to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia.


Aarhus BSS Winter School

Aarhus BSS Winter School

Since 1999, the triple accredited Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus BSS) has run a Winter School for business students at bachelor level. The Winter School consists of the course "Danish and European Business in a Global Perspective" as well as a social programme including e.g. tour of historical Aarhus and a traditional Danish food tasting. The course is a mixture of lectures, classroom workshops, discussions, exercises and excursions. The students should expect to spend at least one hour preparing for each lesson. The Winter School requires the full attention of participants. Holiday activities may be planned before and/or after the Winter School. See their webpage for the 2020 Winter School programme for more information.

Copenhagen Business School: International Summer University Programme

Copenhagen Business School: International Summer University Programme

Join the International Summer University Programme (ISUP), one of the Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen and exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty. Be inspired by the international environment and other participants from over 50 countries.


Summer Programme LUISS – Paris Dauphine

Summer Programme LUISS – Paris Dauphine 

The topic of the Rome-Paris Summer Programme is on Europe in the XXI Century. The topic will be not only Europe, but also the integration of the majority of its states in the supranational entity called European Union. Its complex functioning is the outcome of several historic events and political compromises that brought its member states together. For many centuries, Europe has been a breeding ground for national rivalries which turned into wars, some of which became global. It was precisely the craving for peace that triggered the European integration process.


EDHEC Summer Courses

EDHEC Summer Courses

The EDHEC Summer Programme, offered by the triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) EDHEC Business School, will examine topics of key interest to business and economics students unfamiliar with European institutions, nations and the particular problems presented in constructing a European Union and at the same time, globalizing enterprises outside that union. During this 3-week programme each module is 3 International credits or 6 ECTS.

IESEG International Fashion Business Summer Program

International Fashion Business Summer Program

IÉSEG School of Management’s International Fashion Business Summer Program (July) provides students with basic knowledge in all of the key areas associated with the fashion business including brand development and positioning, digital marketing, retail, advertising, and consumer behaviour. The fee for this program includes courses, company visits and activities, as well as accommodation in single room and a public transportation pass.

IESEG International Summer Academy

 IESEG International Summer Academy

The triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) IÉSEG School of Management offers students a unique opportunity to study Global Business & Management on their Paris Campus. During this four-week summer programme, not only will students be taught by leading IÉSEG faculty and other internationally renowned lecturers, but they will also get to meet friends from all over the world and get a taste of the French Art de Vivre.

ASBS students benefit from a 10% partner discount on the total programme fee. Therefore, the total programme fee would be only €2,871 (instead of €3,190) for the full program of 5 courses (72 contact hours, 8 ECTS), an intensive French language course (30 contact hours, 4 ECTS), accommodation in single room, extracurricular activities etc. And €2,385 (instead of €2,650) for students who do not want to sign up for the French language course.


Corvinus University of Budapest - Corvinus Summer School

Corvinus University of Budapest - Corvinus Summer School

The program includes 4 optional courses:

  • Global Economy and Trade in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Doing Business in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Public and Private Management Challenges in practical approach

More information can be found at the Corvinus University of Budapest.




Bocconi Summer School

Bocconi Summer School

Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study program, entirely taught in English, open to motivated students. It is a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning. If you are interested in further developing your passion for business and economics by taking part in a life and learning experience on leading-edge subjects, you can do it right in the heart of Milan.


Radboud Summer School

Radboud Summer School

Radboud Summer School 2020 offers more than 40 challenging academic courses of either one or two weeks in a wide range of fields. Renowned academic staff from Radboud University, Radboud University Medical Centre and some of its international partners will offer carefully selected courses that will inspire students and researchers and provide them with the opportunity to extend their network. See the Preliminary Overview of courses for more information.


Católica Porto Business School – Summer School

Católica Porto Business School – Summer School

The Católica Porto Business School of the Catholic University of Portugal is recognized, both nationally and internationally, for its excellence and innovative teaching methods in economics and management. Católica Porto Business School’s summer school, open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, offers two programmes: Marketing Trends and International Business.


Jönköping University Summer School

Jönköping University offers two summer school at the undergraduate level in Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective and Global Perspective on Health and Welfare. 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in social and cultural activities to discover and learn about Sweden and the Swedish culture. In addition the programme includes visits to companies and to organizations related to the courses, examples of such are IKEA & Husqvarna in the area of logistics and Companion & Integrera Mera in the area of health and welfare. You will benefit from a term abroad during their summer break with the possibility to gain valuable international experience and credits.

The dates are:

June 1 to 2, 2019: Arrival dates and pick-up service

June 3 to June 28, 2019 (4 weeks): The programme takes place

The complete course syllabuses and more information is at

Other Summer Schools


Kedge Business School

Kedge Business School is a ‘triple-crown’ accredited institution (EQUIS, AMBA & AACSB) ranked among the Top-40 European Business Schools by the Financial Times, and is the ONLY school in Europe with campuses on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. They will be offering 7 Thematic Summer School Packages (comprised of 14 different courses) over their 3 campuses in Marseille, Toulon and Bordeaux. Each package features:

  • 2 courses
  • Courses Monday – Thursday with a Business Trip or Social/Cultural Activity included every Friday
  • A Welcome Breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 Group Dinner
  • A full programme of extracurricular activities at nights and on the weekends organised by Kedge student volunteers to maximize the immersive, international experience
  • All courses are formally evaluated and lead to Official Course Transcripts and a Certificate of Completion

Should you have any questions, please feel free to write to us at any time:

You can also find more information by visiting The Kedge International Summer School Website.


2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments/Japan Society of Scotland Thomas Blake Glover Scholarship

Students interested in studying in Japan are welcome to apply for this scholarship created in recognition of the work of Thomas Blake Glove, an Aberdeenshire-born entrepreneur credited with opening Japan up to the West. It aims to recognise Glover’s success in Japan and provide young Scots with the opportunity to learn about business and culture in the hope of further improving Scotland’s historic links with Japan.

The scholarship is managed by the Japan Society of Scotland.  Further detail in Word format can be found here, along with the application form which can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd November 2018.


University of Amsterdam UVA Summer School


BI Norwegian Business School International Summer Programme

International Summer Programme

The triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) BI Norwegian Business School offers a four-week summer course (10 ECTS) in Oslo, Norway from late June to late July. The summer course includes an extensive exposure to Norwegian industries through guest lectures and company visits, an introduction to Norwegian life and society and social and cultural activities – including sightseeing, outdoors activities (hiking, climbing, barbecues with games).


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Antai College of Economics and Management

2019 Antai Global Summer Program

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helping international students understand China from business perspectives. AGSP is a three-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught summer program focusing on Learning Business and Culture in China. Approximately 100 students from over 20 countries joined each cohort. The Program holds two separate sessions in May and July each year, in order to match the summer-break calendars at different schools. 

Participants will gain a deep understanding of the Chinese economy and culture with in-class coursework, company visits, social events and tours. In addition to having faculty who teach in top business schools around the world, the summer program features sessions taught by executive speakers including senior knowledge expert of top-brand MNCs, executives of successful Chinese enterprises, founders of start-up companies and so on.

Cultural immersion activity is also a highlight of the program.  During the program, we organize out-of-city excursions, acrobatic shows, river cruising, tea-making, Zen practice, pot modeling, Chinese cooking lessons etc.

The program offers two tracks: undergraduate track and graduate track. The undergraduate track is aimed to familiarize students with Chinese history, culture, policy and business environment, whereas the graduate track focus on developing students’ vision and capabilities of doing business in China.

Application Form


FASStrack Asia Summer School

FASStrack Asia Summer School

The National University of Singapore with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is delighted to offer FASStrack Asia: The Summer School in June, which will take place in Singapore, one of the most modern and dynamic cities in the world. Taught over a 5-week summer period, students will attend classes, participate in active discussions and learn from academic experts specializing in their area of study.


University of Zurich Summer School

How Switzerland got rich

This summer school looks at the development of Switzerland into one of the richest and most globalized countries in the world. Find out how some Swiss companies evolved into big transnational corporations and how they manage to export Swiss-made goods under the condition of a strong currency, the Swiss Franc. 

During these two weeks, you will have the opportunity to travel to some of Switzerland's most scenic locations like Lucerne and Schwyz. You will also discover the country's political roots and its main economic sectors when visiting the legendary Rütli, also called the "Craddle of the Confederation", the capital city of Berne, as well as Nestlé, the largest food company in the world.

Participating in this summer school will not only allow you to get to know the University of Zurich but also to experience Zurich as one of the world's most attractive student cities. As part of the social program, they will introduce you to some of the city's most beautiful spots. And since the university is located in the heart of Zurich, you will find it easy to further explore the city on your own.