Summer and Winter Schools


Enroll yourself at the earliest for the following summer/winter programs offered by a wide range of Swiss Universities;

Zurich School of Crystallography

The School teaches small-molecule single-crystal X-ray structure determination. The School will consist of lectures, computer exercises and practical work. The School is ideal for anyone for whom a knowledge of crystal structure analysis would be particularly helpful in their current research.
Language: English
Eligibility: The School is ideal for young researchers in the molecular and solid state sciences for whom a knowledge of crystal structure analysis would be particularly helpful in their current research. Applicants from all regions of the world will be considered
Duration: 2 weeks (Start date: 16 June, 2019 & End date: 27 June, 2019)
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) – Challenges in Interprofessional Health and Social Services

A unique opportunity to meet Swiss and other international students to discuss similarities and differences when collaborating interprofessionally within the health and social system. Together, students of health professions and social work learn during role plays, study visits and interactive lectures about working together in interprofessional teams, about different health and social systems or how to sensibly act with clients from different cultures.
Language: English
Eligibility: The school is for individuals who have some experience in studying subjects related to healthare. Applications from all regions of the world will be considered.
Duration: 3 weeks (Start date: 7 January, 2019 & End date: 1 February, 2019).
Deadline: 15 October, 2018.
Target audience: All future Health and Social Work Professionals studying in a Bachelor or Master program at ZHAW or at one of our partner institutions.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply.
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Paul Scherrer Institut

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.
Language: English
Eligibility: The School is ideal for young researchers in the molecular and solid state sciences for whom a knowledge of crystal structure analysis would be particularly helpful in their current research. Applicants from all regions of the world will be considered
Duration: 5 days (Start date: 20 January, 2019 & End date: 25 January, 2019)
Deadline: to be announced
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning and Memory

More than a century of psychological, neurological, physiological, and biological research on human memory and learning has produced a tremendous amount of different methodological approaches, detailed insights into learning and memory, and various models of learning and information processing. The Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory aims at integrating researchers and their Ph.D. students working on these issues in Switzerland. The Graduate School is partially financed by the Jacobs Foundation (Zürich) with Claudia M. Roebers as Chair and Mariëtte van Loon as Coordinator.
Language: English
Eligibility: Information will follow in November 2018
Duration: 4 days (Start date: 17 June, 2019 & End date: 20 June, 2019)
Deadline: Information will follow
Application: Applications for the programme will be open to students across the globe starting beginning of November 2019. Click here to apply.
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Swiss Epidemiology Winter School

Each course runs over three days and consists of lectures, group work and computer practical sessions. Students stay on site and work hard in the mornings. Then they have an extended break to review course materials, catch up on emails or (more likely) go skiing or snowboarding. They reconvene at 4:30 pm for computer or practical sessions.
Language: English
Duration: 5 days (Start date: 21 January, 2019 & End date: 26 January, 2019)
Deadline: to be announced
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe starting 15th July 2018. Click here to apply
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 Zurich University of Teacher Education

The Winter School of PH Zurich offers international students an attractive three week program with workshops and an insight into the local school system. The students participate in workshops for several days at the PH Zurich with the focus on Teaching English as a Foreign Language which is then followed by a professional field placement in schools in the Canton of Grisons.
Language: English
Duration: 5 days (Start date: 12 January, 2019 & End date: 1 February, 2019)
For further information please contact the International Office by sending an email to international@nullphzh.ch.
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University of Lausanne – Wine, Terroir, Tourism

The summer school “Wine, Terroir, Tourism” introduces participants to the culture of wine and winemaking and explores the different synergies that exist with the field of tourism. Based at the University of Lausanne’s Sion campus, in the heart of the Valais winemaking region, it will use local case studies to illustrate the wider global issue of linking the winemaking and tourism industries.
Language: English
Duration: Summer 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Deadline: to be announced
Target audience: 15-25 international students at MA and PhD level in the social sciences and humanities, or equivalent.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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Les Roches International School of Hotel Management – Bluche,Switzerland

In this program, students of hospitality management or business programs can be based here for 20 weeks and learn the Swiss approach to hospitality by taking up to five academic courses. One of the courses involves working in the different hospitality departments of Les Roches.
Language: English
Duration: February 2019, 20 weeks (Exact dates not confirmed).
Deadline: To be announced.
Target audience: Current students majoring in hospitality management or business who wish to gain international and practical experience.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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The Swiss Institute for Management & Hospitality (SWISS IM&H)

This course helps students to know Switzerland and basic Swiss hospitality operations, the process through which organizations analyze, plan, implement, and control programs to develop and maintain beneficial exchanges with target buyers.
Language: English
Duration: February 2019, 2 weeks (Exact dates not confirmed).
Deadline: To be announced
Target audience: Current students wanting to make a career in hospitality in the future.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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SHML – Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk

This course helps students to know Switzerland and basic Swiss hospitality operations, the process through which organizations analyze, plan, implement, and control programs to develop and maintain beneficial exchanges with target buyers.
Language: English.
Duration: February 2019, 2 weeks (Exact dates not confirmed).
Deadline: To be announced
Target audience: Current students wanting to make a career in hospitality in the future.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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Leysin American School – LAS Edge Course

Edge is a three-week program of self-discovery, focusing on our three core values – Innovation, Compassion, and Responsibility. It is designed for students who really want to participate in something completely different. The program offers a variety of challenging topics that will be explored in depth, including company visits, well-known guest speakers, and dynamic activities designed to push students limits.
Language: English.
Duration: July 2019, 3 weeks (Exact dates to be announced).
Deadline: To be announced.
Target audience: Any student aged 13 and up.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies – Summer Course in Geopolitics

The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historic, cultural and economic dimensions in order to facilitate a more profound understanding of contemporary international relations. Conferences will be held by leading international experts.
Language: English.
Duration: February 2019 (Click here for duration details)
Deadline: To be announced.
Target audience: Persons working for International Organisations and government agencies, diplomats, university students, people working in various economic sectors, and other interested individuals
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply
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Leysin American School – LAS Summer Academic Program Course

The LAS Summer Academic Program consists of two streams. The first, “Accelerator” program, provides a clear focus on core school subjects. The second, “Explorer” program, allows students to discover a range of fascinating topics that support the development of key skills in, particularly alternative subjects. Both programs bring the classroom out into the real world in order to take what the students have learned and apply them to practical situations. Students will select two courses from any of the subjects offered.
Language: English.
Duration: June 2019, July 2019. 2 weeks (Exact dates to be announced).
Deadline: To be announced.
Target audience: Students having an interest in the field of mathematics, code cracking, robotics, behavioural economics, computer programming and leadership.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply.
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ETH Sustainability Summer School

The ETH Sustainability Summer School offers students the opportunity to work on current topics related to sustainability in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams. In addition to acquiring theoretical knowledge, a premium is placed on real-life implementation and case studies. It is aimed at undergraduate and doctoral students at ETH Zurich and their partner universities.
Language: English.
Duration: January 13 to January 19 (1 week).
Deadline: Autumn 2018.
Target audience: Open to students from all disciplines.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply.
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University of Lausanne – GLOBE – International Relations

The GLOBE winter school in International Relations provides a unique environment for PhD students intending to situate themselves within the IR discipline. Our focus on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship delivers expertise through tailor-made roundtables, PhD presentations, walk & talk sessions and collective readings.
Language: English
Duration: 11 – 15 February, 2019 (5 days)
Deadline: Registrations ongoing
Target audience: Early and advanced PhD students in international relations, political science and closely related fields.
Application: Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. Click here to apply.
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Swiss Institute of Particle Physics – CHIPP Winter School of Particle Physics

The Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) hosts an annual winter school based on the  activities of the swiss institutes involved in particle and astro-particle physics. The purpose of the school is to offer young physicists an opportunity to learn about recent advances in elementary-particle physics from local and world-leading researchers. The school program includes lectures on accelerator and non-accelerator particle physics (detectors, LHC physics, neutrinos, astrophysics, flavor physics, future facilities) from an experimental and phenomenological perspective.
Language: English.
Duration: 20th January 2019 – 25th January, 2019.
Deadline: Ongoing since September 2018.
Target audience: Aimed particularly towards young physicists.
Application: The school is open to both swiss and international young physicists. PhD students are especially encouraged to attend. Click here to know more.
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