Programmes for the gifted in summer

Exclusive Summer School

Exclusive Summer School programs at fascinating UK locations in St Andrews and Cambridge.

The exclusive ISSOS summer school program offers high school students from all over the world (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in one of two amazing, historic and picturesque UK university towns of St Andrews and Cambridge. ISSOS offers a three week summer school program and limits the number of students from one nationality to 10% in order to guarantee a truly international experience.

Summer Sessions at Salzburg College

From May to August Salzburg College offers several summer sessions for undergraduate students. The summer sessions are either offered exclusively by Salzburg College or as Joint Programs together with a US-American partner institution.

Oxbridge Academic Programs

They are welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Europe for over 25 years. Professor James Basker has designed these programs for students in grades 8 to 12 - all with the goal of giving young people the opportunity to live and study in the historic and scholarly centers of learning that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, and Paris and Montpellier in France . and in NY. In England, they offer different programs for 8th and 9th graders than we do 10th - 12th graders.

Summerfuel - Oxford

Each Summerfuel Pre-College program gives high school students a chance to live like an undergraduate and enjoy a preview of university life. Students are inspired by active, engaging curricula designed to help them think critically, explore new subjects and discover their passions.

Classes are balanced by a full schedule of afternoon activities, evening events and excursions intended to offer fun, interesting ways to connect with new friends and make the most of students’ time
 on campus.


EMBO is an organization of more than 1500 leading researchers that promotes excellence inthe life sciences, especially in molecular biology. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

Aarhus University Summer Programme

In 2011, Aarhus University launched an extended summer programme "AU Summer University". The programme consists of a portfolio of courses taught in English at Bachelor, Master and PhD level within the fields of Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology.

Helsinki Summer School

Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics. Each year  students from over 60 countries are given an unforgettable experience that combines academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities.

Mozarteum Summer Academy

Lilli Lehmann founded the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in 1916. At the beginning only private voice lessons were offered within the premises of the Mozarteum. In 1925 Willy Schweyda gave the first violin class. Classes in piano, composition, conducting and opera were added in 1929 thanks to the sponsorship of American Julian Freedman. Between 1930–1937 the "Academy" was known as "Musical Summer Courses", from 1937 to 1940 as "The Mozarteum Summer Academy" for Music, Theatre and Dance, and between 1940 to 1944 as "Summer Academy for Foreigners at the Mozarteum".

Lanchaster University Summer Schools

Summer Schools provide the opportunity for students to experience the different aspects that a university education can provide. Students are given the opportunity to study a subject of their choice and develop key skills for HE including academic writing, presentation skills, and teamwork.

Each of the Summer Schools  focuses on a specific subject area for students aged 16 and above. However,  a programme for gifted and talented students is also offered.

Utrecht Summer School

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is firmly founded on tradition. Utrecht University has developed into one of Europe's largest and most prominent institutes of research and education. In the last two and a half decades, the summer school developed into a broad selection of over 150 courses in virtually all disciplines offered by Utrecht University and HU University of Applied Sciences.


Talent is a special kind of natural resource that is available in every country.