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 2022 with University representatives from HSBI in front of the „Cube Houses“ in Rotterdam

European Summer School in Bielefeld – what happened so far

The first Summer School at HSBI took place in May/June 2009. Meanwhile, we had 180 students coming 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 program has been set up. The European Summer School found its special place among the international activities of HSBI.


European Summer School 2023 - May 15 thru June 23, 2023

European Business and Culture

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

What will it cost me?

  • Package price in total 1.490 Euro (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 safe modern campus
  • Accommodation in well-equipped dorms in city center
  • 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 2023 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