Hanze Summer School


Are you looking to spend a short period of time abroad? Do you value learning by doing, and would you like to make friends from all over the world as well as have the summer of a lifetime? Then join Hanze Summer School.

About Hanze Summer School

Hanze Summer School offers short courses about topics such as business, health and energy transition. As a university of applied sciences, we focus on theoretical knowledge and its practical application. During our Summer School, you will not only learn from the lectures you attend, but also from working together in intercultural project groups with students from all over the world. Each Summer School course is worth six ECTS credits.

Global Energy Transition

This course gives students from all disciplines insight into the basic principles of energy transition and its playing field along with the skills needed to contribute to (local) energy transition initiatives. Some of the topics covered include futures literacy, intercultural awareness, adaptive leadership, sustainability and new business models, communication and behavior. This course is structured in such a way that the theory learned is put into practice by working on assignments in a project and group setting. The course also offers inspirational field trips and network opportunities.

Doing Business in Europe – Sustainable Marketing

This course focuses on topics related to international business and global marketing in specific EU-countries. You will acquire intercultural skills and will learn more about the EU, social enterprises and sales techniques for doing business in Europe. In groups, you will undergo a business simulation. The simulation requires you to design a marketing campaign plan, collaborate on a professional and intercultural level as well as finetune your presentation skills as in the end you will present the marketing campaign to the management level of a renowned company. In addition to the classes, you will find yourself on business trips to multinationals, spending a relaxing day at a Dutch island and for the remaining free time you can choose activities from our social programme.

Future Health

This course is about the worldwide challenges in healthcare in the coming years. In 2023, it will be run as a pilot with partner universities from the Hanze UAS from Canada, the US, Ghana and Finland exclusively. It will be accessible to other applicants in the future.

In 2023, the programme runs from Monday, May 29 until Friday, June 16.   

The application deadline is 1 April, so make sure you sign up before then.

Apply for Summer School 2023

Customise your experience

We want to make your stay unforgettable by offering a wide variety of social activities during the summer school. These activities may consist of a cooking class, city walk, pubcrawl, biking and visiting different places, such as a Dutch island or city. Some of the social activities are compulsory and are included in the basic fee. Other social activities are optional, so you can decide for yourself whether you want to take part or not.

One size doesn’t always fit all. Therefore, from 2023 onwards, you will be able to customise your summer school experience with regards to the housing, social activities and the transportation options offered. This way you will have more control over your stay in Groningen, as well as the total price of your summer school experience.

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Impression Hanze Summer School 2022


Check out what the summer school students of the 2022 edition had to say about their experience in this after movie.

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