Summer Programs

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Summer programs allow students to participate in designed and structured courses during the summer semester in an unlimited number of institutions (not limited to partner universities). Most summer programs are not part of the academic calendar, and therefore are not included under the exchange agreements.

Application to summer programs is scheduled by the host institution and is not via the exchange programs. However, the Outgoing Students Office would be happy to assist you in the application process and contacts with the host institutions. Tuition of summer programs varies across institutions, and can be quite costly. For this reason, we have provided below a list of subsidized summer programs, or programs that offer some financial aid. If you find other programs that interest you we would be happy to hear about them and assist you in the application process.

Summer Programs:

Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), Germany

An International Summer Course (HSK) in the German Language is being offered to students, postgraduate and visiting professors at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), immediately before the start of the Winter Semester, from August 27-September 25, 2015. The course is an ideal launch-pad for international students who will be studying at the university, consisting of 4 weeks (96 hours) of instruction in the German language, with a focus on basic grammar, cultural background, text production and communicative skills. Students will earn 4 ECTS points at the end of the course. Tuition Fee: EUR 630. Students taking part in an exchange program (e.g. ERASMUS or other partnerships) will be offered a reduced course fee:  € 430 or € 530. Application Deadline: July 15, 2015 For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Visit the program website here   National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan (IDEA Project) The Intercultural Discovery and Exchange in Asia Project (IDEA Project) hosted by the National Taiwan University (NTU) is an intensive week-long cultural exchange program from July 19-26, 2015 for undergraduate and graduate students. The program explores the cultural differences between countries and student diversity. Students will learn about Taiwanese culture and have an opportunity to make friends with students from all corners of the world. Tuition Fee: 350 USD. This fee includes meals, accommodation and insurance throughout the duration of the program (personal expense and airplane tickets are not included). Scholarships are available. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015 For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Visit the program website here     National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan The 2015 Plus Academy Summer+ Programs at the National Taiwan University (NTU) are run from the beginning of July to the end of August, offering academic programs in a number of fields including liberal arts, Chinese studies, laboratory and engineering, natural sciences and social sciences. The programs, which are between 3-6 weeks in length, cover topics from Mandarin Chinese to agriculture, biotechnology, leadership, and economics. The programs provide students with a great opportunity to expand their cultural experiences, encouraging travel, dialogue, and hands-on experiences. The complete list of courses can be found here. Tuition Fee: Depends on the program; some may include housing. Scholarships are available. To apply, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Visit the program website here

National Tsing Hua University Summer Research Program, Taiwan   The National Tsing Hua University Summer Research Program is a summer program that welcomes all university students, both undergraduates and graduates, around the globe. This will be a two-month research experience under the guidance of a faculty advisor from College of Engineering. Each participant will work collaboratively with their advisor on an on-going research project or a new project of mutual interests. For further information, you may contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Study in the Czech Republic Studying in the Czech Republic is an exciting opportunity for European and Israeli students to experience high quality education and research, a long tradition in our country. Czech universities, including the Charles University in Prague that was founded in 1348, offer long-standing reputations, unique conception and interesting specializations. Students can come for a short study visit or to complete their degree in a wide range of traditional as well as newly-emerging disciplines. Information on the Czech institutions of higher education is available here. For information on the study fields offered please visit the websites of individual public institutions of higher education – a listing is available here. SCHOLARSHIP: Israeli students can receive a scholarship for a period of up to 8 months from the Czech government. Scholarship-holders are exempted from tuition fees. Inexpensive accommodation at student dormitories is offered as well as the possibility to take meals at student catering facilities. The scholarship amounts to CZK 9,000 per month for individuals who do not hold a Master’s degree and CZK 9,500 per month for holders of a Master’s degree. It is also possible to take a job and earn some extra money, if the purpose of the stay (study) is fulfilled. More information about the scholarship offered by the Czech Ministry of Education can be found here. Requirements:

  • Completed application form made out in 3 copies
  • CV
  • List of publications (if applicable) and or medical certificate (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic supervisors or employer
  • Copy of diploma (if applicable) and certified transcript(s) of records.

Please submit your application to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel Aviv, located at 23 Zeitlin Street, P.O.Box 16361, 61163 Tel Aviv; Tel.: +972-3-6911034 Application Deadline: February 28, 2015 For more information please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Learn the Czech language in the Czech Republic Some Czech higher education institutions organize language courses for foreign students. The courses are usually at an addition expense, but some exceptions may be made (e.g. language course as a part of a scholarship). There are also many private language schools offering Czech language courses for foreigners, a listing is available here. The Czech for Foreigners Portal provides an overview and comprehensive information for foreigners who are applying for permanent residence in the Czech Republic or for Czech citizenship and will be taking the Czech Language Exam or Czech Life and Institutions Exam. The Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies (the LŠSS) offering Czech language courses are organized by several public universities in the Czech Republic. The courses are held during the summer months, and are between 2-4 weeks in length. The courses are designed for foreign students, teachers, translators and interpreters and other experts active in the field of Czech/Slavonic studies. As part of the program, language courses at various levels of proficiency are offered, as well as seminars on Czech literature, culture and history. Recreational activities including theatrical, musical and dance performances, as well as trips are also arranged. Six scholarships are offered to Israeli students that consist of free board and lodging, coverage of course fees, and free access to cultural events which are part of the course program. Scholarships are offered for the following courses: 1) PRAGUE – From July 24- August 21, 2015 (scholarship for 2 participants from Israel, Charles University). Detailed information about the course and the application form can be downloaded here. 2) PODĚBRADY – From July 6-July 31, 2015 (scholarship for 2 participants from Israel, Charles University). Detailed information about the course and the application form can be downloaded here. 3) BRNO – From July 18- August 15, 2015 (scholarship for 2 participants from Israel, Masaryk University). Detailed information about the course and the application form can be downloaded here. Please note that Summer School courses are open also to Israelis and other foreign nationals who do not hold or cannot apply for the aforementioned scholarships. In this case, applications are to be filed directly with the selected faculty/institute. You can apply for the above mentioned courses or select a course from the list below: 4) OLOMOUC – From July 18- August 15, 2015 (Palacký University). Detailed information about the course and the application form can be downloaded here. 5) ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE – From August 17-September 4, 2015 (University of South Bohemia). Detailed information about the course and the application form can be downloaded here. application form: 6) PLZEŇ – In July 2015 (University of West Bohemia). Detailed information about the course and the application form can be downloaded here. Requirements:

  • Completed application form made out in 3 copies
  • CV
  • Passport sized photo

Please submit your application to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel Aviv, located at 23 Zeitlin Street, PO Box 16361, 61163 Tel Aviv; Tel.: +972-3-6911034 Application Deadline: February 28, 2015 Additional Programs: The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, which operates under the Charles University in Prague, offers intensive Czech language courses, preparatory courses for university study in Czech, language exams, online Czech courses and summer Czech language courses. For more information about any of these programs, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. EPITA (Graduate School of Computer Science and Advanced Technologies), France The EPITA International Summer School in Paris is a 2-3 week program including courses (accredited up to 4.5 European Credits (ECTS)), integration program and cultural activities. The 2015 Summer Programs will be ongoing from July 20-August 7, 2015. The curriculum is based on the real needs of the business world and offers the following courses: Introduction to Project Management, Mobile Applications Development on Android, Developing and Expanding your Professional Skills, Mobile Applications Development on iPhone, Team Building & Getting Over Culture Shock, and a French Survival Course. More information about the courses is available here. Eligibility: The program is open to international students who have finished High school and are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree Program. Students must also be fluent in English. Tuition Fee: 995 €* for a 2-week program; 1 195 €* for a 3-week program. *This price includes a selection of courses equivalent to a minimum of 2.5 ECTS credits (individual selection + integration program), social and cultural activities and lunch on campus on weekdays. Accommodation and airport transfers are available at an extra cost – view cost options here. Other courses can be taken at an extra cost. Application Deadline: May 15, 2015 for earlybird discount or 60 days before the starting date. Visit the program website here. For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. UTS International, Australia The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) invites undergraduate exchange and study abroad students to participate in a three-week course in International Marketing at UTS Business School July 6-24, 2015. This intensive course is essential for individuals seeking to develop skills in marketing and business communication in an international context; six academic credit points are awarded to program particpants. In addition to the academic experience, the program includes company visits, industry guest speakers, excursions and networking events, and is timed to give visiting students the opportunity to travel elsewhere in Australia and the region. Hear some of last year’s participants’ responses about the program in this short video. Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate students (second year and up) from a recognized university with a ‘good’ average or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale. Tuition Fee: A$ 3,810 (including accommodation package, all program excursion, welcome lunch and farewell dinner). Airfare, most meals and expenses not included. Scholarships may be available, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office for more details. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015 For more information please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Download a program brochure here. University Centre for Business Management – UCBM (Fondazione CUOA), Italy A scholarship program is being offered at the University Centre for Business Management- UCBM (Fondazione CUOA) – a private non-profit foundation considered among one of the most active centers of management training in Europe. UCBM is located in Altavilla Vicentina, in the province of Vicenza, Italy. Three-week summer (offered in July) and winter (offered in January) courses are available in the following topics: International Management & Leadership; Creativity, Innovation & New Businesses; Business Strategy & Marketing Management; and Operations, Logistics & Lean Management. All programs consist of lectures, company visits, seminars and visits to the European headquarters of the World Trade Organization and The United Nations (both in Geneva) and to the Fashion District of Milan. More on these programs can be found here. Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate students (second year and up) or graduate students Scholarship: International students can apply for scholarships covering 70% of tuition costs. Application Deadline: December 14, 2014 For more information please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Download a program brochure here. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a leading institution of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and Singapore’s leading science and engineering institution. NTU’s GEM Trailblazer Summer Programs (given over two Terms in the summer period from May18-July 31, 2015) offer accredited study tracks in the following areas: Chinese Language & Cultural Studies (offered in Term 1 only); Entrepreneurship & Innovation Asia (offered in both Term 1 and 2); Creative Design & Media (offered in Term 2 only); and Success in the Globalised Marketplace (offered in both Term 1 and 2). Cultural and social activities are part of the program. More details about each of these courses can be found here. Application Deadline: For Term 1 (May-June 2015) the application deadline is February 16, 2015; the applications for Term 2 (June-July 2015) are due by March 31, 2015. Scholarship: To apply for a scholarship, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Download a program brochure here. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China The International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) at HKUST is being run this year from June 22–August 15, 2015. Courses are offered by different schools of HKUST: the School of Science (SSCI), the School of Engineering (SENG), the School of Business and Management (SBM), the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS), and the Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO). Students can earn between 3-9 undergraduate level credits. Confirmed course offering and schedule is expected to be available in April 2015. Meanwhile, please refer to the tentative list of courses or the list of courses offered in the past (ISP 2012-14). Local excursions and cultural activities will be arranged exclusively for ISP participants. Activities and events to promote interaction between ISP participants and local HKUST students will also be planned. Scholarship: To apply for a scholarship please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate students must be proficient in English. Application Deadline: All application documents must reach HKUST by March 6, 2015. Visit the program website here. The University of Leeds, UK The Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is a 4-week study program offering students an opportunity to earn academic credit, study stimulating courses, enjoy a packed social program and get to know the UK and British culture. The Summer School runs from July 3-August 2, 2015. Students can earn academic credits in the following subjects: business, engineering, history, music, literature, history of art, sport science, medieval studies and entrepreneurship. View a short clip showcasing some of the highlights of the program here. Tuition Fee: £2855 (including accommodation package, all program excursion, sports centre membership and a two-night trip to London). Airfare, most meals and expenses are not included. Scholarships are available. For more information please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Application Deadline: May 1, 2015 (to be eligible for the earlybird discount you must submit your application by 1st April) For more information please contact  theInternational Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Visit the program website here. Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea The Office of International and Public Affairs (IPA) at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), is hosting a 6-week Global Intern Program (GIP) aimed at imparting research training related to science and technology in the areas of information and communications, materials science and engineering, mechatronics, environmental science and engineering, life sciences, physics and photon science, and medical system engineering. The program dates are from June 29 to August 7, 2015. Eligibility Requirements: GIP is looking for talented junior and senior undergraduates and master’s students. For more information please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Application Deadline: February 27, 2015 (for online submission) or March 16, 2015 (for applications sent by post). Scholarship: To apply for a scholarship, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Applicants will be notified by the end of April, 2015. The orientation session begins in June 26, 2015. Visit the program website here. Download program brochure here.

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is offering a new 4-week summer program for international undergraduate students. Students have an exciting opportunity to take two academic courses while learning about Canadian culture and practices and living in Vancouver (consistently voted one of the best places to live in the world).  The program runs from July 18-August 18, 2015. Students can choose from 33 different course packages offered in the various program areas: applied science, architecture, arts, business, dentistry, education, forestry, kinesiology, land and food systems, law, medicine and science.* Tuition Fee: $4200 CAD (including shared accommodation, medical insurance, orientation and farewell events, course materials, city tour and social activities). Scholarship: For more information please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Application Deadline: March 28, 2015 Visit the program website here. *Although graded, courses in this program are not for UBC credit, home institutions may grant credit as they see fit. Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China – The School of Civil Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) invites outstanding undergraduate students to join its 2015 International Summer Camp China to learn about Chinese engineering structures and its culture. Students will benefit from an intensive academic curriculum taught by the university’s prestigious professors while experiencing oriental culture and sightseeing tours. The program runs from July 27-August 5, 2015. Scholarships covering tuition fees, tour cost, local traffic fees, and food stipend are available. For more information please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Application Deadline: May 10, 2015 Rutgers Center for Global Education, USA – The Rutgers United Nations Study Program is a three-week, intensive summer course, taught on site at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City and Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, NJ from July 6-24, 2015. It is designed to introduce students to the inner workings of an intergovernmental organization. Here students will have a  unique  opportunity  to  study with experts from Rutgers University, the United Nations and international NGOs, gain a background in public  international  law,  global  affairs,  and international development , and learn  and  think  about  major  global  challenges – such as global security, climate change and peace and human rights – and how they  are  addressed  by  the  UN  and  the  international  community. You  will  also participate in critical  thinking and  writing,  public  speaking, and  debate  and  negotiation  through  exercises  such  as  a  mock  Security  Council  debate,  preparing  non-governmental  organization  (NGO)  shadow  reports  to  the  Human  Rights  Council,  and  developing  a  proposal  for  a  sustainable  development  project.   The   program is open to international   and   domestic students in good academic standing from a variety of majors, including international relations, law, public policy, political science, and others. As part of the program, you  will  also  have  the  opportunity  to  visit  the  offices of  UN  agencies  and  NGOs  and  engage  with  diverse  guest  speakers  on  current  issues  pertaining  to international  peace  and  security,  human  rights,  and  development. Tuition Fee: A$ 3,646 (including accommodation). Airfare, meals and Summer Session Fee of $154.75 not included. Scholarships may be available, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office for more details. Scholarships are available. To apply, visit http://studyabroad.rutgers.edu/?go=unprogram and click “Apply Now” Application Deadline: March 1, 2015 For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Visit the program website here. Beihang University , China – BEIHANG University, formerly known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), is a top-class science and engineering research and education institution in China. Founded in 1952, this university has played a leading role in many academic fields, such as computer science, electronics, electrical engineering and systems engineering. This year, we invited even more teachers from BEIHANG and other universities around the world, and approx. 60 courses will be offered from July 10 to August 7, 2015. You can get a preview of the course options on our official website: summer.buaa.edu.cn Application deadline: March 20th 2015. For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China – In the year of 2015, Summer Session of Shanghai Jiao Tong University offers a 4-week intensive short term program which will run from July 6th to August 2nd, 2015. Students from around the world are invited to study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives. Application deadline: May 31st, 2015. For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany – The TUM Summer School at the Technische Universität München (TUM) offers undergraduate students a variety of study programs (between three to six weeks in length) combining challenging academics with a rich menu of educational and social activities, from the beginning of June to the end of August. The course offerings include: introduction to information technology (Information Technology-Innovations for the Future, from June 1-21, 2015), nanotechnology (Finding Nano, from June 15-July 26, 2015), and an introduction to research in geodesy and management (Engineering and Management across Cultures, from August 3-27, 2015). As part of these programs, students also take a German language course, offered at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, and participate in exciting extracurricular activities. The complete list of courses can be found here. Tuition Fee: TUM Summer School tuition includes an all-inclusive package (German language course, workshops, cultural and social program, housing, insurance for the duration of your stay, a lunch card and tickets for public transportation). Please visit the program website for details. Application Deadline: March 15, 2015 for the following courses: Information Technology-Innovations for the Future and Finding Nano May 1, 2015 for Engineering and Management across Cultures Apply online at: http://portal.mytum.de/veranstaltungen/studienberatung/summerschool2015/registration_start For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Visit the program website here Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance – China The Tsinghua PBCSF Summer Program is designed to help you get to know China’s financial markets in 2 weeks. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of China’s financial markets, including banking, securities, insurance, funds, and other sectors. Unique and in-depth lectures will be provided by a combination of Tsinghua faculties, policymakers from the government and industry elites with extensive experience at top financial entities. Study trips to financial institutions will be arranged to give attendees first-hand information regarding how markets function in China and how China’s unique business environment has influenced the financial industry. In addition, the program offers an opportunity to become immersed in the wealth of history and culture that can only be found in China. Attendees will explore Beijing, the nation’s capital city with over three thousand years of history and a vibrant metropolis that is gaining importance as a financial center. Cultural events and sightseeing tours will allow the attendees to experience the real China, one of the most dynamic and promising economies in today’s world. Application deadline: May 15 2015. Application fee (non-refundable): ¥600 (US$100) Program fee (including room and board, lectures, events, and related domestic transportation):¥9600 (US$1600) All applications will be submitted through the Summer Program Online Application System. For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) – Tainan, Taiwan 2015 International Summer School at NCKU features “Creative Thinking in the Historical Capital” with cross disciplinary themes in Chinese and Taiwanese culture, creativity, entrepreneurship and re-thinking of environment. Our summer program consists of 10 academic courses, including Chinese language and cultural classes such as Chinese painting and Chinese cuisine, with field trips to sites with historical heritage in southern Taiwan and visits to high-tech companies in Tainan Science and Technology Park. Through these academic and cultural activities, we believe your students will broaden their horizons in Asian culture, people, and market! Application deadline – June 1st 2015. In order to register, please follow the instructions specified at http://summer.taiwanstudy.asia/index.php/application-information/application-methods For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. Shanghai Jiao Tong University – China In the year of 2015, Summer Session of Shanghai Jiao Tong University offers a 4-week intensive short term program which will run from July 6th to July 31st, 2015. Students from around the world are invited to study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives. SJTU 2015 Summer Session offers academic courses in the field of Natural Sciences & Engineering as well as Social Sciences & Humanities including Chinese as a Second language. Furthermore, it also provides Chinese cultural experience courses including Chinese calligraphy, Chinese martial arts. Application Deadline: May 31st, 2015 Application Fee: CNY 400 (Please note the application fee is non-refundable.) Tuition: CNY 8,800 For more information, please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office. International Network for Educational Support in Higher Education – (INNES), Austria The International Network for Educational Support in Higher Education (INNES) in Vienna is offering summer school courses in various fields, such as art, architecture, engineering, economics, business, urban planning, automotive and food design, and more. The courses are given during the months of July and August this year. Academic credits are given to students completing the courses. A listing of courses can be found here. Tuition Fee: The tuition fee covers only course costs. Accommodation, meals as well as social program activities and travel costs are not included. The FAQ provides more information regarding what to expect in terms of costs. Application Deadline: There is not a fixed deadline. Please note that the number of participants of every summer school is limited (20-25). The sooner you register, the better. Information about each course (dates, tuition and course details) can be found on the program website here. For assistance please contact the International Relations and Postdoctoral Affairs Office.