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Short term

Off the beaten track

Do you prefer to study abroad for a shorter period than a semester or year? Then you have a choice of alternative (virtual) programmes. Maybe you would like to participate in a global challenge, cooperating with an international team. Or maybe you'd like to participate in a student conference or join one of the summer schools. All programmes are open to all students.

Summer programmes


INCiTE Summer School

Are you ready to start thinking outside the box? The online Intercultural Competence and Entrepreneurship (INCite) Summer School in Suzhou, China, offers you the opportunity. You’ll learn about design thinking, social innovation and entrepreneurship. 

NICE Online Course and Summer School

Do you want to tackle a global challenge, in cooperation with students from all over Europe? The Network for Intercultural Competences to facilitate Entrepreneurship (NICE) project improves your intercultural competence and entrepreneurial skills.

U21 Summer Scholarships

With the Universitas 21 (U21) Summer Scholarships, you'll be able to spend a summer abroad studying at any of the 26 universities of this international partner network. 

Competition and conference


RISE Awards

Want to be part of an international showcase of student achievement in sustainability and social innovation? The Real Impact on Society and Environment (RISE) award is designed to accelerate the scale and impact of student-led projects by connecting them with a network of experts.

UNICA Student Conference

Initiated in 2000, the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) Student Conference is now an established and joyful tradition. Every 2-3 years, the conference unites 200 to 300 students, whose enthusiasm and ideas bring a breath of fresh air to the network.

Volunteer programme


AIESEC Volunteer Programmes

Travel and work as a volunteer with the biggest non-profit student organisation in the world: AIESEC. Experience the endless possibilities in short-term projects, personal coaching, a professional internship or work experience.

Other programmes 

You can also check out these other possibilities for (short term) programmes across the globe.