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Summer Schools abroad

Attending a summer school or a short course can enhance your academic studies, support your personal development and help to lay the foundation for your future career.

Netherlands-Asia Honors Summer School (NAHSS)

One of the more popular summer schools, co-funded by all 13 Dutch universities and multiple multi-nationals, is the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS). NAHSS provides a unique opportunity for 2nd and 3rd year Dutch students to discover China, to study at a Chinese university and to undertake multi-disciplinary project work for an influential multi-national.  For more information about the NAHSS, as well as how to apply and the funding provided, please go to

Students' experiences

  • The whole experience was better than I ever could have imagined! Through the NAHSS, I had the opportunity to study at a Chinese university, do a project for an international company, visit many other companies in China and the Netherlands, and of course discover Beijing and Shanghai."

Read the experience report by Evin Güntekin (2019)

  • “Participating at the NAHSS was a period of strong personal, academic and professional development for me, and at the same time an unforgettable experience!

Read the experience report by Loes van Dijk (2018)

  • "Enrolling for a NAHSS internship is enrolling for a summer full of adventure, of making professional contacts and learning about international business and Chinese culture through a very diverse program. It is a unique way to explore China!”

Read the experience report by Marijne Mevius (2018)

Summer schools abroad

Many other summer schools can be found all over the world - in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. Many of Tilburg University's partner universities offer summer schools, but you may also find a summer program offered by an alternative provider which matches your requirements. Online portals that may be helpful in finding a suitable summer school program include and The Study Abroad & Exchange Office also posts lots of summer school opportunities on their Canvas page.


Currently Tilburg University is not able to offer financial support to students participating in a summer school abroad. However, some partner universities offer discounts to Tilburg University's students. You can find more information on the summer school websites of our partner universities, or on our Canvas page. If you want to apply for a summer school for which you are eligible to receive a discount, you may have to obtain a nomination letter from Tilburg University. If this is the case, please contact the Study Abroad team.