AEGEE Summer Universities

The Summer Universities (SUs) are courses organised by the local chapters of the European students association AEGEE. They are on average two weeks long and take place between June and September.

The Summer University Project was born in 1988 with the intention to promote the European integration. This project is the main tool of AEGEE to attain this ambitious but challenging target ever since. Since that time, it has been continuing every year with the participation of more than 50,000 young people, inside and outside of the European Union.

By Students for Students

AEGEE is a non-profit organisation. The courses are organised for students by students – and therefore incomparably cheap. You can’t expect luxury, but awesome hospitality!

What the Fee Includes

The fee usually includes lodging, two meals per day, transportation during the event, admission fees – and the parties! Not included: transportation to and from the event and optional activities.

Variety of Courses

Each SU has a theme related to European Integration, Intercultural Dialogue, Education, Culture or Personal Development. The topics range from language classes to photography or sailing.

Feel the European Spirit!

In an SU you will explore a new culture, discuss political topics, dance to different music… You will learn to say “Hello” in ten languages, you will love, experience and feel the AEGEE spirit!

Local Food and Culture

During an SU you will not only taste new food and drinks, you will dive deeply into the culture. And during the European Night party you will have the chance to cook and show your culture to everyone!

Friends, not Tourist Guides

Imagine arriving at the station in Italy, an organiser picks you up and says: “You want to taste our best icecream? Let’s go!” The AEGEE hosts show you their city and you will never feel like a tourist.

FEATURED COURSES

Take a walk in the Serbian mountains, discover the lifestyle of Sicily and learn about topics such as sustanability: check out the interviews with some of this years Summer University organisers.

Have a look at all our Summer Universities in 2023

Alicante

17 – 27 August 2023
140 + 50 Euro

Ankara

4 – 18 September 2023
196 Euro

Antalya

17 – 31 July 2023
196 + 50 Euro

Bucharest

21 July – 4 August 2023
196 + 50 Euro

Baku

1 – 15 August 2023
196 + 50 Euro

Bergamo

21 – 30 July 2023
128 + 50 Euro

Brescia

27 July – 6 August 2023
140 + 40 Euro

Budapest & Wien

4 – 13 August 2023
160 + 50 Euro

Catania

5 – 17 August 2023
190 + 50 Euro

Florence

7 – 16 August 2023
140 + 50 Euro

Iaşi

17 – 31 July 2023
196 + 40 Euro

Istanbul

21 – 31 July 2023
200 + 50 Euro

Izmir

20 July – 3 August 2023
210 + 40 Euro

Cracow & Warsaw

26 July – 7 August 2023
150 + 40 Euro

Naples

29 July – 7 August 2023
140 + 50 Euro

Niš

24 July – 6 August 2023
196 + 50 Euro

Pescara

30 June – 10 July 2023
200 + 20 Euro

Prague

3 – 13 July 2023
175 + 26 Euro

Tartu

2 – 14 August 2023
168 + 50 Euro

Turin

23 July – 5 August 2023
210 + 40 Euro

Tarragona

17 – 27 August 2023
170 + 40 Euro

THE AEGEE EFFECT

Some call it Europe, we call it home!

AEGEE is…

  • one of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary student associations.
  • striving for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe.
  • breaks stereotypes and creates borderless friendship
  • offers learning opportunities and empowers you to take an active role in society.
  • a non-profit organisation that acts towards decision-makers.
  • not a travel agency and not linked to any political party.

For more info: Check the AEGEE magazine Golden Times and AEGEE.org

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HOW TO APPLY

Summer Universities are an exclusive service for AEGEE members. Fortunately it is very easy and cheap to become one: there are 132 branches in 33 European countries – from Las Palmas to Tartu!

How to become a member

On the AEGEE-Europe homepage you will find a map with all branches. If there is no local group in your city, join one of the nearest ones. The annual fee is usually between 15 and 50 Euros. Joining AEGEE comes without any obligations.

How to choose an SU

After joining AEGEE, you get an account on the Intranet (MyAEGEE). With this you can choose a Summer University and apply. You need to include a motivation letter to the local organisers. The select the participants is based mainly on this letter.

When to apply

The applications are usually open from mid-March until May. There are always some very popular courses with more applicants than places, but also some less popular. In May the courses with vacant places issue open calls.

You have questions?

For sure you have more questions. “Why are the courses so cheap?” “Do I have to travel on my own to the SU?” “Are visas or passports needed?” “Where will I sleep?” “What about the event quality?” Check our FAQ page for the answers!

Best of former Summer Universities

Take a look at the interviews, testimonials, photos & videos from previous Summer University courses!

AEGEE-Alicante: Mediterranean? For SUre!

The group discovered the mediterranean lifestyle while learning about sustainability, local culture and enjoying also the sea.

AEGEE-Bucureşti: YOU(th) can change the world!

The event was all about sustainability.

Read the interviews about former Summer Universities!

Summer Universities 2022

Summer Universities 2019

WHAT PARTICIPANTS TOLD US

GET IN TOUCH!

AEGEE does not have a Summer University hotline, but if you want to know more about AEGEE in general, you can call the number of the AEGEE-Europe office in Brussels.

+32 2 246 0320

headoffice@aegee.org

Rue du Noyer / Notelaarsstraat 55, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 20.00

You have questions of any kind? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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