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Programs Abroad

Intro to Short Term Programs and Summer Schools Abroad


Below you will find a list of programs offered by our partner institutions. If you have found a program outside of our partner network (there are hundreds of options across the globe!), or if your desired program is not listed below, you are still welcome to apply and participate.


Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | Chile | Denmark | England | Estonia | Finland | France | Italy | Lithuania | Mexico | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Scotland | Singapore | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Thailand | The Netherlands | USA

Any questions on Short Term Programs?

The International Office at HdM will be happy to answer them. Please contact the International Office via email or phone (+49 711 8923 2045). You can also arrange an appointment for an individual talk here.

Haven't found what you are looking for?

Check out more Short Term Programs on the website Short Term Programs - a platform for students and professionals to find international academic programs all over the world. Find your Short Term Program and talk about it with the International Office at HdM. To do so, please contact the International Office via email or phone (+49 711 8923 2045). We will be happy to help you realizing your best short term experience!



ST. PÖLTEN, Austria


Dates: 21-25 June 2021

Format: workhsops on-site and online (via MS Teams)

Registration: open until 23 May 2020, please register here

Credits: 5 ECTS

Fees: no participation fees, a small material fee might be charged in some workshops


The focus of the Creative Media Summer School 2021 at St. Pölten Uiversity of Applied Sciences is on artistic practice, creative processes, technical implementation and theoretical reflection on various topics centered around media & digital technologies​. Participants have the opportunity to obtain and deepen their knowledge and skills in the course of workshops and discussions. Internationally renowned speakers and workshop leaders ensure high-quality education and up-to-date information. (Online) Workshops, face-to-face conversations with artists and researchers as well as networking with like-minded people are on the agenda.


Course list (more workshops will follow on the university website):

  • Arduino Interactive: Digital Camera Hack, Recreation & Eperiment
  • Natural Environments with Maya Paint Effects
  • Smart Contracts: token creation with ERC20


Please see the St. Pölten UAS website for more information.




Dates: Postponed to June 2021. Whether this programme will take place in June 2021 depends on the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic. We expect a decision by March 2021.


"The Honours Class in Flexible Packaging" aims at highlighting the production of packaging, mainly focusing on the prepress and file handling related topics. The Graphical and Digital Media department of Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Ghent organizes this class in cooperation with Esko, a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and label, sign, display, commercial printing and publishing industries.

The Honours Class trains talented students in the academic year prior to graduation in examining different packages and downloading template files to produce their personal designs. Moreover, a visit to Drupa as well as social events in Ghent are foreseen. After successful participation in the Honours Class, students will receive a certificate and earn 9 ECTS.



Dates: Postponed to June 2021. Whether this programme will take place in June 2021 depends on the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic. We expect a decision by March 2021.

Costs: no program costs. Participants need to cover travel, accommodation, meals and individual activities themselves. A grant might be possible.

Application deadline: forthcoming


The  Summer Class 3D MODELING AND 3D PRINTING 2020 organized by Artevelde University of Applied Sciences (Department of Graphic and Digital Media) offers students insights into different 3D printing techniques and materials, as well as in 3D modeling software. Students will learn to create, to scan and print 3 D models with the help of different techniques and video tutorials.

Further information on the Summer Class in 2019 can be found on the university website










Dates: 1-19 February and 2-19 February 2021
Registration: please register here by 11 December 2020

Credits: 5 ECTS

Fees: £300 / £450


The Virtual Winter School 2021 offers two modules to students: Skills for Global Leaders - Centre for Global Engagement (2-19 Feb 2021) and Entrepreneurship - Faculty of Business and Law. Both modules will be delivered through online workshops (asynchronous & synchronous) and pre-recorded sessions.




Dates: 4-29 January 2021
Registration: open from 1 October 2020
Fees: depending on course


Tallin Winter School 2021/21 offers several courses online courses with real-time video lessons. The course program includes language classes in Estonian, English and Russian as well as in ICT, Design and Engineering. Upon full participation and completion of the course, students will be awarded with certificate and transcript of records with ECTS points.

More information can be found on the university website.







Dates: July 2021 (Dates to be confirmed)

Costs: 400 € for B.A. and M.A. students

Application deadline: 1 May 2021 - Summer School

Registration fees and accommodation: 650 € including training and accommodation. Participants need to pay flights, transfers (arrival and return) between the airport and accommodation themselves.


Bachelor and Master students can learn about Biobased Materials & Biomass Valorization in the Pargora Winter and Summer Schools 2020. A mix between high international conference and active learning/ workshops/ labwork about demonstrator projects are offered in early February or/and early July 2020. Please see the program here.




Dates: 2020 and 2021

Format:on-site or online

credits: 2-6 ECTS depending on the course

Costs and application deadline: depending on the course


Due to current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, several summer courses have been postponed to 2021.

Please find further information on the Bicocca Short Term Courses here








Dates: 26 February - 7 March 2021
Format: online
Credits: 3
Costs: 129 EUR early-bird fee (before 1 December 2020) , regular fee 149 EUR
Registration: 3 January 2021
The Winter Academy is aimed at students and professionals studying and/or working across many disciplines, primarily those who elicit high potential for entrepreneurial and creative activities as well as all kinds of business and community work.
The Winter Academy teaches the fundamentals of negotiation methods & techniques, business-planning, and optimizing procedures in business (including start-ups), modeled on the American approach to entrepreneurship. The Winter Academy equips the participants with the practical skills necessary for idea-fostering and establishing of effective business models in the competitive global economy.
Participation in the Winter Academy will be honored with an official certificate of completion of the program (40 class hours).
The Business &Negotiation Winter Academy will consist of two courses spanning five days of seminars. Though the precise structure of each day will vary, each day will mostly include a lecture, practical exercises in pairs or small groups, and facilitative reviews in larger groups. Taking place via video conference, this – especially with the negotiation course – will involve the use of breakout rooms to conduct practical exercises and resulting pair feedback. Classes will begin on Fridays at 6 pm CEST and end on Sunday evening.








Dates: Flexible (in corona-free times)

Format: Onsite St. Petersburg

Costs: Fees depend from the number of ECTS and duration, guide fee is 45000 rub (about 610 Euro) for a group of 10 students

Application deadline: No later than 6 weeks before the start of the School


The “Season’s school” offers an international educational programme  of 1-3 weeks in the fields of Design, Business, Economics and Social Technologies. Please see the course list here.

HdM students and staff interested in the Season’s School can work out a joint program with St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design. Project proposals can be submitted no later than 6 weeks before the start of the Season’s School to

The extent of the program can vary from 2 to 10 ECTS credits. The program can include lectures and practical classes, as well as activities related to visiting the enterprises and organizations in the chosen area of training, and cultural program.

The number of students in a group should not be less than 5 and no more than 25.

Since the exchange project is envisaged to take place onsite, dates of the Season’s School are flexible. Please consider that a visit at St. Peterburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design will only be possible when international travelling is safe again.

For further questions on the Season’s School please contact




Dates: 18-29 January 2020

Format: online

credits: 4 ECTS

Costs: 270 EUR (covering studying process, materials, issuance of certificate with ECTS credits and its hard copy mailing upon student’s request)

Application deadline: 10 January 2020


The Winter School on Technology Entrepreneurship will show participants the way how to commercialize their ideas by guiding them through the processes of ideation, investigating the market, raising finance and presenting their ideas. Participants go through the full cycle of state of the art innovation methods (co-creation, design thinking, business modelling) to develop their innovations and inspire their entrepreneurial mindset. The Winter School is open to Bachelor and Master students.

Online lectures will be delivered synchronized as live talk with professors and groupmates. Records of classes will be available on SPbPU platform for 1 month after the course end. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.

Further information can be found here




South Korea




Dates: 18 January - 25 March 2021

Application deadline: tba

Fees: tba

Languages of instruction: Spanish, English

Requirements: Spanish Language Placement Test (for  international students), visiting fee for non-UPF students


The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)  launches its new format Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies (BaPIS) which offers the opportunity for students from different backgrounds to excel and get academic recognition. Under the motto "Creativity: The Human Factor", the courses at BaPIS promote critical thinking and aim to stimulate creative approaches to today’s major challenges, building on crucial knowledge areas from Ethics to Biology, from Big Data to Humanities, from Legal Systems to Politics and Society, from Economics to Design Thinking, to Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

The schedule for winter courses 2021 can be found here.

For furhter information, please visit the BaPIS website.




The Summer Academy 2021 at Linköping University has been canceled ue to the coronavirus.




WINDESHEIM UNIVERSITY, The Netherlands (also Germany and Spain)


The Joint Summer School Doing Business Across Europe will be postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation.



Im Rahmen der Sommerstudienprogramme USA 2021 vergibt die Deutsch-Amerikanische Fulbright Kommission Vollstipendien an Bachor-Studierende (Vollzeit) an nicht-dualen Fachhochschulen. Das Kurzzeitprogramm „Communicating Across Disciplines: New Approaches for Applied Sciences“ an der Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia vom 19. Juli bis 14. August 2021 bietet Studierenden eine Vertiefung und Erweiterung der kommunikativen, insbesondere rhetorischen Kompetenzen, sowie Analyse und Lösung komplexer, oft interdisziplinärer Sachverhalte.

Bachelor-Studierende der Ingenieurwissenschaften und technischer Studienfächer, Gesundheitswissenschaften, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften sowie Informations- und Medienwissenschaften können sich bis zum 27. Januar 2021 bewerben.

Weitere Informationen zum Programm finden Sie unter Fulbright Summer Institute FH für alle nicht-dualen Studiengänge

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