About Summer Schools Abroad
Summer Schools Abroad are an excellent opportunity to get to know:
- new countries
- other people and cultures
- different educational systems
- practice English language
- learn other languages
- and... obtain credits!
The summer universities last from 3 to 4 weeks.
Each programme comprises a total of 50 to 70 hours, with 3 to 5 hours per day. Furthermore, participants will have the chance to participate in many other cultural and social activities.
The academic programme usually has one course dedicated to the culture and habits of the country/region in addition to other courses in the field of management.
Programmes and dates for 2017
Arrival - 9th of July
Departure - 29th of July
Arrival - 24th of June
Departure - 15th of July
Arrival - 3th of July
Departure - 25th of July
Arrival - 27th of June
Departure - 27th of July
June - 4th of June to 29th of June
Mid-June - 19th of June to 8th of July
July - 3rd of July to 28th of July
Mid-July - 17th of July to 5th of August
August - 31st of July to 26th of August
Application Process and Deadlines
Students who want to apply for the summer universities abroad should:
- Submit the Application Form
- Send a short Motivation Letter in English and a color passport photograph, with no background, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the application is only considered valid after submitting the application form, sending the motivation letter and the photograph to email@example.com.
Deadlines for 2017:
- Until the end of February the list of placements will be announced, along with the dates for payment
- During May, the second and last installment of the fee must be paid, as well as the personal accident insurance
- By the end of May, it will be necessary to get the European Health Insurance Card (for more information, please check here).
Refunds will not be made in cases of withdrawal unless a substitute can be found. In these cases 80% of the fee will be refunded.
|St. Petersburg||980 euros|
|Lisbon||350 euros (without lodging and local transportation)|
* exact prices to be confirmed later on. In Marseille, France, lodging is not included.
In general, the price includes:
- Classes and course materials
- Accommodation (in double rooms)
- Some meals (depending on the destinations)
- Local pass or transportation (depending on the destinations)
- Transportation needed for planned activities
- Company visits scheduled during the programme
- Some cultural and leisure activities
In all the programmes, the price does not include:
- Health Insurance
Refunds will not be made in cases of withdrawal unless a substitute can be found. In these cases 80% of the payed fee will be refunded.
Successful participation in the summer programme allows students to gain approval in one elective of their Bachelor (at a later stage, you will be told which elective to enrol in)-
The student has to be enrolled in the elective during the academic year following the participation in the summer university, except for those who are the first year Bachelor’s students, they may enroll two years later (in their 3rd year of bachelor).
To obtain the credits, the students should:
- Take part and pass all scheduled classes
- Reply to the final questionnaire
- Prepare two short projects to deliver (one report - up to 5 pages - and one Movie Maker project with duration of 3 to 5 minutes)
Please note that all topics above are mandatory.
For more detailed information about the evaluation, please click here.
Q1. How can I apply for the summer universities abroad?
A1. You have to submit an online application form, send a motivation letter and your digital passport photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q2. I am not a student from the ISCTE Business School. Can I apply for the summer programmes?
A2. Yes. The summer programmes are targeted for students from the Business studies and preference will be given to IBS students. However, we will welcome students from different areas of studies and from other universities to participate in our programmes.
Q3. Is there any scholarship or tuition waiver available to attend the summer programmes?
A3. No. At the moment, none of the summer programmes offers scholarships but we make efforts to keep the final price of each programme as low as possible.
Q4. Do I need to present an English language certificate?
A4. No. There is no need to deliver an English language certificate (like TOEFL) but since the classes are all taught in English, it is recommended that students who apply for the summer programmes have a reasonable level of English. One of the objectives for participating in a summer school programme is to improve your English language skills.
Q5. Which are the criteria for selecting students who will participate in the summer programmes?
A5. The main criteria to select the students are 1) date of application; 2) average grade at IBS; 3) motivation letter. Please note that there are two additional criteria for selecting the students: 4) suitability between the level/study area of the student and the content of the courses and 5) ensure the heterogeneity of all the groups placed on each destination.
Q6. I applied last year for the summer universities but unfortunately, I was not selected. If I apply again this year, do I have an advantage in the selection process?
A6. Yes. Special attention will be given to students who applied for previous editions and were not placed.
Q7. I was selected to participate in a summer university and I paid the fee but for personal reasons, I need to cancel my participation. Can I be refunded?
A7. Yes. If your place is taken by another participant, 80% of your payment can be refunded. For programs other than the ones mentioned, please consult the relevant information of the host universities.
Summer School Abroad 2017
This year we have sent 33 students to Prague, St. Petersburg and Korea partner universities.
Summer School Abroad 2016
This year we have sent 49 students to the different partner universities.
Alda Valadão, BSc in Finance and Accounting, 2nd year, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
The Summer School was a very enriching experience. In the morning we had classes and afternoon trips with buddies, to the historic center of capital and to many other places. We also made many study visits to major companies such as Skoda, Moser, Becherovka and Budweiser Budvar. The fact that the Czech Republic has a good geographical location gave us the opportunity to visit other countries quite cheaply. I love this city, its gorgeous views and even the crazy czech language. Summer School in Prague was the best choice!
André Loureiro, BSc in Economics, 2nd year, St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
It was a really pleasant experience. We got to know a different culture and a different way of thinking, which will help us in the future. It was really good, to learn new subjects related to my area, but in a different context, which can enlarge our thinking. We made fantastic friends, knew amazing teachers, increasing not only our network, but also our personal relations.
Raquel Nascimento, BSc in Management, 2nd year, University of Seoul (UOS), Korea
The Summer School in South Korea was one the most incredible experiences I've ever had. Besides meeting people from all over the world, we had the chance to visit not only Seoul but other beautiful sights of Korea. I was impressed by how everything was very well organised by UOS. A great chance to know a different culture, meet new people and have amazing experiences.
Marta Pratas, BSc in Management, 2nd year, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China
China makes you feel a big cultural shock and that's one of the most important part, because with that the students become more tolerant and the world gets another chance to be in peace. Don't be afraid to try new things, because that's what you will always remember better.
Summer School Abroad 2015
This year we have sent 67 students to the different partner universities.
Margarida Lourenço, BSc in Marketing Management, 2nd year, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
The Summer School Programme in Prague is an excellent international experience which has enriched me has a social and cultural level and also allowed me to acquire skills that certainly will be useful in my future career. Czech University of Life Sciences is great, has excellent and modern classrooms and good teachers. This programme also allow me to practise my English, be in contact with people of different cultures, made new friends and visit different places that as an interesting past history.
Falgun Dhiresh, BSc in Management, 2nd year, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
Summer School in Prague is just amazing. Great people, great conditions and excellent educational programe. And it doesn't end in only this because the buddies and all the prague czech university of life sciences members will make your journey be memorable!
Patrícia Carolino, BSc in Management, 2nd year, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
This intensive course was really helpful because gave us some information about the ethics in business and how this topic can influence the whole company. Another important thing is the fact that we can have an international experience as well as meet new people from all over the world. In conclusion, this kind of experience can make a difference in our life and in our curriculum because nowadays is very important contact with different cultures
Joana Grelecka, MSc in Human Resources, 1st year, University of Seoul, Korea
Summer School gave me an opportunity to make my dream of 14 years come true in an affordable way. I might have never been able to afford such an experience. Summer School gave me an authentic experience as each of us had a Korean buddy helping us a lot and showing the real Korea not the touristic one.
Sara Reis, BSc in Management, 2nd year, Sun Yat Sen University, China
This summer school was one of te most enriching experiences that I have been through. I was warmly welcomed by the chinese university and the whole program was very well organized.
Rodrigo Felício, BSc in Economics, 1st year, Balkan Express
It's a great opportunity to prepare yourself to the labor market and at the same time to meet new cultures and make new friends from around the world.