International summer schools

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 2018 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

Details about how to apply for scholarships for selected summer schools running in 2018 will be published at the end of November/early December 2017.  Scholarships are only available for undergraduate students.

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 24th November 2017.


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 2017 program structure will include both bachelor and master students.


Solvay Summer School 2017 – European Challenges

 Solvay Summer School 2017 – European Challenges

The Solvay Summer School, which runs from 18th to 26th of August 2017, 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.


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. 

University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business

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.


HKU Summer Institute 2017

HKU Summer Institute 2017

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 the booklet for the 2017 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. Take a look at the flyer for more information.


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 1-16) 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 is 2160 euros (instead of 2400) including 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.


Frankfurt School Finance Boot Camp

Finance Boot Camp 2018

Frankfurt School’s Boot Camp targets non-finance Bachelor and first-year Master students seeking to develop and / or deepen their financial skills in one of Europe’s leading financial centres: Frankfurt am Main. In the first week of the Boot Camp students will participate in a Banking Game. During this class students study how to manage a financial institution by playing a web-based simulation Probanker in a competitive game of student teams. Students will have to make choices about lending rates, advertisement campaigns, and funding sources and many other aspects of a real banker’s life to get a firm grasp of risk management in financial institutions.


Corvinus University of Budapest - Corvinus Summer School

Corvinus University of Budapest - Corvinas Summer School

The Corvinus Summer School and the Corvinus University of Budapest offers a programme comprising of four optional courses:

     - Global Economy and International Trade

     - Economics of Post-Communist Countries

     - International Development, Project Analysis

     - Case Studies in Finance



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.


Tec de Monterrey

TEC Summer School

Tec de Monterrey, a private university based in based in Monterrey (Mexico), offers an exciting summer school, which will take place at its Mexico City Campus and surrounding attractions such as Teotihuacan. Among the courses offered are “International Marketing and Public Relations”, “Innovation, Development, & Negotiation”, and “Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Sustainability”.

Testimonial from Glasgow student Luke Evens: “I had a life-changing experience there and I would not hesitate to go back. I would encourage everyone to push themselves and go for it, it is an incredible city. Living life in a megacity really changes your way of thinking and adds incredible perspective to your life. I met friends for life from all over the world- Mexico and beyond. Also it goes without saying but the food is reason alone to go- it is phenomenal. I will definitely go back.”



University of Amsterdam UVA Summer School

Radboud Summer School

Radboud Summer School

Radboud Summer School 2017 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.


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).


Católica Porto Business School – Summer School 2017

Católica Porto Business School – Summer School 2017

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.