Summer Universities

The Summer University Project gives every year more than 2500 young people from all over Europe the possibility to participate in an international cultural summer course in one of 100 cities of the continent.

It is AEGEE’s oldest and most popular project uniting 70 summer courses. The Summer Universities are organized by local AEGEE members on a non-profit, voluntary basis, with topics from language course to cultural course, sports course or travelling. Each Summer University gives the chance to 20-50 students or young professionals from all over Europe to experience cultural exchange for a student-friendly price of on average 140€ for 2 weeks.

Applicants can choose from the following kinds of Summer Universities:

Language Course: gives the participants a chance to learn a new language or improve their already existing language skills during at least 16 hours of tuition per week.

Language Course Plus: an intensive language course, where participants receive at least 20 hours of intensive language tuition by professional teachers.

Summer Course:
a course about a specific topic with at least 10 hours of tuition. Summer Courses can be in cooperation with other AEGEE projects and working groups – this year with AEGEE 25 theme, Green theme and Where does Europe End theme.

Travelling Summer University:
a cultural trip through at least 4 different places usually organized by two or more AEGEE locals. It gives the participants the chance to experience the lifestyle and culture of the diffeent cities, countries.

Summer Event: an event with focus on cultural exchange. It lasts 1 or 2 weeks and gives participants the chance to experience a lot of culture and leasure.

Summer Universities offer participants the possibility to increase their international and European awareness by spending 10 days to 3 weeks with other young people from all parts of Europe, to break stereotypes and to gain a deeper knowledge of the host country.

The events provide the perfect possibility to experience the spirit of AEGEE during the summer holidays!

The complete list of Summer Universities organized in 2010 can be found on as well as the application form and further information. The deadline for applications is the 30th of April.

Regarding any questions pease contact the Summer University Coordination Team at