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Short term and Summer programmes

Find a number of options to go abroad and attend a short term programme.

Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School

Dutch-speaking PPLE students in year 2 or 3 can apply for the Netherlands Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS). PPLE normally sponsors two spots. The application deadline for the summer of 2023 is yet to be announced.

U21 Summer Programme

Students attending a summer programme at a U21 partner university are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from the UvA. Deadlines vary per university.

Summer programmes offered by PPLE Partner Universities

  • Bocconi Summer School in Milan

    The Bocconi University Summer School is a selective, three-week study programme taught in English and open to motivated bachelor students. Bocconi Summer School is not only a unique chance to participate in an intensive learning environment, but students will be in Milan, Italy’s bustling commercial and financial hub.

    It is also a great opportunity for participants to socialize and learn from other bright, committed young people – each class group will represent a pool of talent with a lot to share, inside the classroom and out. Milan and Italy offer students many possibilities to build some memories during their free time. They will be able to enjoy fun evenings and tours around town, weekend visits to the artistic and cultural wonders of Venice, Rome and Florence or day trips to the seaside, the mountains, the alpine lakes.

    Bocconi Summer School offers seven courses: Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Equity and Venture Capital Financing, Fashion and Design Management, International Business, Luxury Management and Digital Law. The study environment involves innovative multi-media spaces, lectures with teamwork projects and company visits. All in all, three memorable weeks to learn, experience new surroundings and earn academic credits.

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  • Sciences Po Summer School in Paris

    The Sciences Po Summer School is held in two separate sessions during the months of June and July.  Students have the choice to attend one or both sessions.

    Academic programme: The Summer School offers two academic tracks, in social sciences and French language. Both tracks are available in each session of the Summer School. 

    • In the social sciences track , students select one core class for intensive study over the course of 36 contact hours, on topics ranging from international relations to political science to economics, as well as interdisciplinary studies of contemporary issues (Media and Politics, Migration, Populism, etc.). Classes are led by Sciences Po professors and researchers and are taught in English. Successful completion of a course awards students 4 ECTS credits. Syllabi for these classes are available on the website.
    • In the French language track, participants are placed at one of six levels adapted to their knowledge of the language (from total beginners to advanced). Over the course of 66 contact hours, students complete an intensive language programme including French language classes, oral expression workshops and written expression workshops. Successful completion of a course awards students 5 ECTS credits.
    • All students have the possibility to choose additional elective courses to complete 24 hours of additional study on a variety of topics (French language, French history or politics, statistical methods, and gender studies).  Successful completion of an elective class awards students 2 ECTS credits.

    Outside of class: The University Programme takes place on our Paris campus, in the heart of the Saint Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood. Our programme features a variety of extracurricular activities (conferences with guest speakers, guided visits to Parisian museums and monuments, weekend trips, etc.) over the course of the summer. Students may live in apartments or dorms with other programme participants, or choose to find their own housing if they so desire.


  • Girton College Summer Programme in Cambridge

    Girton College is one of the larger constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1869, Girton is a vibrant community of scholars, from all walks of life, united in their passion for learning. The College’s beautiful buildings, excellent facilities and spacious grounds are located just outside the city centre, and Girton is well known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere – the perfect place in which to meet like-minded students from around the world.

    The intense four-week academic summer programmes will give ambitious students in the fields of economics and politics or business the extraordinary opportunity to experience Cambridge student life in the context of a programme specifically designed for high-achieving university students.