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Summer Schools

Many Finnish higher education institutions organise summer schools in various disciplines and academic levels. These can be short, intensive academic events concentrating on one particular field of studies, research, or a wider selection of individual courses over the summer term.

Summer schools are usually targeted for students and researchers already enrolled in higher education. You usually need to be registered as a university-level student or researcher in your home country to apply. The application period depends on the school, so if you’re interested in applying, please follow the links below to the summer schools' own web pages for more information.

Also, note that, depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Finland. You can apply for a short-term visa to Finland via the Finnish embassy in your home country. Please see section Visas and residence permits for more information.

Summer schools in Finland 2018

The list below is not necessarily an exhaustive one, but we’ll include new ones into the list whenever the higher education institutions inform us about possible additions. You may also contact the higher education institutions directly for information on the summer school options they offer.

You can also find a selection of Finnish Summer Schools listed on the website!

Summer schools - by location/institution

NB this list is currently being updated!

Aalto University Information Technology Program (ITP) is an academic summer program organised by the Aalto University School of Business. For over 20 years we have been bringing together technology, design and business talent and fostering successful project teams. The purpose of ITP is to provide students with a strong applied understanding of IT, design and the digital world. The program provides concepts and approaches that enable students with diverse backgrounds to operate effectively in the global business environment now and in the future. Students gain valuable real life project experience in the business project course. The dates for ITP 2018 are May 28 – August 31. Apply online at by March 28th, 2018.

Digital Industry Summer School: Retail, Markets, Consumer Engagement is organized by EIT Digital together with Aalto University. The two-week programme consists of focused lectures by academics and practitioners, project work, customer interviews, site visits to companies and socializing events. An important aspect of the summer school is the interaction with companies and entrepreneurs. It takes place in August in the Helsinki region.

Haaga-Helia UAS, Laurea UAS and Metropolia UAS jointly organise Professional Summer School courses. Students will have an opportunity to innovate together with students, companies, the public sector and the third sector.

Helsinki Summer School, organised by the University of Helsinki, offers intensive and multidisciplinary academic courses every August. Application is ongoing from December. First come, first served. To ensure the acceptance we recommend that the application is send by the end of May.

Helsinki Metropolia UAS organizes summer schools in the fields of technology and business for Metropolia's degree students and students from Metropolia's partner schools.

JAMK UAS Summer Schools, located in Jyväskylä, arranges a variety of International Summer School courses annually in May-August.

Kajaani UAS offers summer studies in the field of Game Development. Study for 2 – 3 months learning the objectives and methods of developing a commercial game.

Lahti UAS Summer School has a unique international and interdisciplinary program in Co-designing Better Urban Living and Wellbeing. It is suitable for both Bachelor and Master students with technical, business, design or social and health care background.

Lapland UAS offers a multidisciplinary Arctic Summer School on ”International Business and Innovations in the Arctic”, which offers an interesting learning for those who want to gain hands on experience in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

LUT Summer School is an academic event organized yearly at Lappeenranta University of Technology, offering intensive Master's-level courses in the field of technology and business.

Nordic eSports Academy NeSA is an annual eSports themed summer school and CS:GO tournament organised by the students of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences in Kajaani, Northern Finland. The participants are granted a maximum amount of 10 ECTS credits.

Saimaa UAS offers a selection of summer courses, e.g. in business and mechanical engineering. Summer courses are taught by the lecturers of Saimaa UAS or by visiting professors from our foreign partner universities. The virtual courses will be held in May-June, the contact lessons - in August. Please notice that because of the timetables you are able to study more than one course at the same time.

TAMK UAS Summer School - are you a BA or an MA student? Join TAMK´s Summer Schools! Experience the long Finnish summer nights, get to know people from various countries, and learn Finnish language and culture.

Turku Summer School - Turku University of Applied Sciences and the University of Turku offer you an excellent opportunity to combine studying with an active social programme, and to enjoy the best of the Nordic summer at the same time.

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Summer School is arranged on the campuses of Joensuu and Kuopio, especially for Master's level students.

University of Jyväskylä organises a number of different summer (and winter) schools.

University of Lapland offers an International Summer School in Social work in the Social Sciences 2018

University of Lapland and Lapland UAS jointly host a brand new Summer School “Christmas Experience Academy” on 13-17 August 2018 in Rovaniemi, Finland. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the production and consumption of tourism experiences in one of the leading tourism destinations in the world.

University of Oulu and University of Lapland in cooperation offer a new Arctic Exposure Summer Programme that familiarise the participants with arctic environment and cultures, the changes of the environment, humans and societal dialogue.

University of Tampere Summer School offers university students from all over the world international courses covering various academic fields and up-to-date topics - annually in August.