International Summer School: Berlin & Hamburg 2020

Next year’s International Summer School at the University of Applied Sciences Europe will be offered in Berlin and Hamburg. Take part in a wide range of activities such as seminars, workshops, and excursions in two of Germany’s most popular cities. Jump into the world of design and develop your knowledge further while exploring Germany and making new friends from around the world.


The University of Applied Sciences Europe Summer School 2020 is designed to combine in-house workshops with excursions to relevant companies where participants get an inside look into the world of design. Optional cultural activities in the evening will enhance the programme and overall experience.

Our programmes each run one week. It is possible to book up to all four weeks of courses with us.
Take a closer look at our programmes:
- Digital Transformation (in Berlin)
- Game Design (in Berlin)
​- Editorial & Fashion Photography (in Hamburg)

Apply now through our online-application form.


- One week is equivalent to 3 credit points (ECTS)
- Certificate of Attendance (including grades) after completion of each course
- All courses taught in English
- You can choose between the ‘course only’ and our ‘all-in package’ (including accommodation)
- Students under the age of 18 are required to have a signed parental consent form


Digital Transformation
Introduction to Design Thinking: 13 – 17 July
Designing for Public Space: 20 – 24 July

Game Design
Creating a Game Concept: 27 – 31 July
3D Level Design: 03 – 07 August

Editorial Photography: 27 – 31 July
Fashion Photography: 03 – 07 August


Berlin: The campus of University of Applied Sciences Europe lies right at the heart of the multicultural metropolis, in the immediate vicinity of Potsdamer Platz. The campus creates the optimal environment for studying and exploring. Berlin is not just the capital city but also inarguably the creative centre of Germany. Numerous events offer the chance to connect and network, and they are the beating heart of the city. The attraction to Berlin has gone beyond the borders of Europe a long time ago: The capital city draws worldwide attention in political, cultural, and sporting terms and creators, start-ups, founders, and entrepreneurs are moving to the city. The geographical position and international flair make Berlin the hub of market economy in Europe and beyond.

Hamburg: The new City-Campus is located very close to Germany's biggest port and the Elbe River. It offers cutting-edge equipment, a sunny courtyard and poignant elements of a century-old architecture. A leading light in the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages, Hamburg became a centre of international trade, a legacy that continues today: it remains one of Germany's wealthiest cities and Hamburg's maritime spirit still infuses the entire city. Students find themselves in the heart of traditional business. In addition, there is no other German city, where media companies are as dominant and profitable. As content city, Hamburg actively shapes the transformation of the media and digital industry. Innovative business models fall on fertile ground – enriched by creativity and strong merchant spirit.


You can book your accommodation directly through us. We have reserved rooms for our summer school participants. Depending on the location you are studying at, you can choose to stay in a single, twin, 3-, 4-, or 5-bed room. Check-in will be the Sunday before your program starts while check-out will be on Saturday.



1 week: course only fee EUR 999, single room in hotel EUR 1,469, double room in hostel EUR 1,329, triple room in hostel EUR 1,269, 5-bed room in hostel EUR 1,229

2 weeks: course only fee EUR 1,699, single room in hotel EUR 2,629, double room in hostel EUR 2,349, triple room in hostel EUR 2,229, 5-bed room in hostel EUR 2,149

3 weeks: course only fee EUR 2,099, single room in hotel EUR 3,489, double room in hostel EUR 3,069, triple room in hostel EUR 2,889, 5-bed room in hostel EUR 2,769

4 weeks: course only fee EUR 2,199, single room in hotel EUR 4,049, double room in hostel EUR 3,489, triple room in hostel EUR 3,249, 5-bed room in hostel EUR 3,089

You will stay at the B&B Hotel Potsdamer Platz if you choose the single option room, breakfast is included.

You will stay at the Three Little Pigs Hostel for all other room options, breakfast is included.


1 week: course only fee EUR 999

2 weeks: course only fee EUR 1,699

In Hamburg, we recommend you stay at the Superbude in St. Pauli. Accomodation must be booked directly through them.

International students are welcome to apply for scholarhips funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Apply now to receive EUR 250 per week as well as a flat rate allowance towards travel expenses.

What does the price include?

Course only includes: Lectures, course trips / excursions, snacks and drinks, sandwich lunch on weekdays, certificate of attendance
All-in includes: Lectures, course trips / excursions, snacks and drinks, sandwich lunch on weekdays, certificate of attendance, accommodation

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