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European Summer School

Experience the country of "Sauerkraut", "Bier", "Kuckucksuhren", "Strudel" and find out if Germans really have a lack of humour…









Participants of the European Summer School 2023 had a project with the Oetker company

European Summer School in Bielefeld – what happened so far

The first Summer School at HSBI took place in May/June 2009. Since then, 180 students have come to us from the United States (Northern Michigan, West Florida, East Stroudsburg/PA), Canada (Regina/SK, Winnipeg/MB), Mexico, Europe (France, Hungary, Finland, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland) and Asia from the Near East to the Far East (Jordan, India, South Korea). In addition to professors from Bielefeld, about 50 external lecturers from our partner universities offered courses. They came from the Netherlands, Spain, United States, India, Mexico, Czech Republic, Finland, Turkey and South Korea. In cooperation with our International Office, an attractive study and cultural programme has been set up. The European Summer School has found its special place among the international activities of HSBI.


European Summer School 2023 – 13 May–21 June 2024

European Business and Culture

  • 6 credits + 2 for labs
  • Field trips
  • Company visits
  • Cultural programme
  • Free accommodation
  • Full insurance package
  • Free local transportation pass
  • Additional labs for research
  • Admin support
  • Personal mentoring programme

What will it cost me?

  • Total package price amounts to €1,990 (only cost price charged, no margins)
  • Meals not included
  • Travel to/from Germany not included

At the Ritz or under the bridge?

  • All classes on a safe, modern campus
  • Accommodation in well-equipped dorms in the city centre
  • Efficient local transportation
  • Meals available on campus at very reasonable prices

For details, see material in the download section on the left.

The detailed programme of the ESS 2024 is not yet fixed. To get a rough overview, you can use last year’s programme in the download box.


Video statement from participants of a previous European Summer School