Summer schools and short-term programmes

Short-term programmes are one- to four-week teaching offers at a university which are mostly offered in the lecture-free period in summer. This is why they are called summer schools. However, there are also offers that take place in winter or summer.

These courses are a sort of 'study abroad lite' and cover very diverse topics. Tuition fees are usually charged for these courses.

Please contact the chair of your faculty's examinations committee to determine whether the credits you earn in short-term courses can be recognised as credits at HAW Hamburg.

Finding and applying for a programme

The topics and content of short-term programmes are very diverse and vary according to the degree course offerings and profiles of the universities that offer them. It isn't always easy to obtain an overview. The following possibilities exist:

  • Your faculty's student exchange coordinator is familiar with the current summer schools and short-term programmes offered by HAW Hamburg's partner universities.

There are two databanks that can assist you in your search:

There are also programmes that combine the application to/attendance at a summer school with a scholarship:

If you have found a programme that interests you, please apply directly to the university that offers it with the necessary documents. These usually include a cover letter, your CV and a transcript of your grades. You can find the exact details on the website of the university offering the course.

Contact information

International Office – Study Abroad and ERASMUS+ Coordinator
Student Center
Stiftstraße 69
20099 Hamburg
T +49 40 428 75-9182
support_outgoings (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de

Office hours:
Tuesday: 11:00 am–1:00 pm - only via telephone