Summer colleges in Central and Eastern Europe

Burgenland University of Applied Sciences has been offering subsidised summer colleges in Central and Eastern Europe for more than 20 years.

Here is an overview of all planned summer colleges in 2024:

  • Polish - German in Krakow: 07 - 20 July 2024*
  • Czech - German in Poděbrady: 06 - 21 July 2024
  • Slovakian - German in Nitra: 07 - 20 July 2024
  • Hungarian - German in Budapest: 07 - 20 July 2024*
  • Croatian - German in Pula: 16 - 30 July 2024*
  • Russian - German in Tallinn: 07 - 20 July 2024*

We will start with the applications for the summer colleges 2024 from 1 March. (Registration summer college in Tallinn: registration deadline until 15 April.)

Registrations are no longer possible for summer 2024.

* subject to approval by the BMBWF

Intensive language weeks that are fun.

The International Business Relations course at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland has been organising summer colleges lasting several weeks in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Croatia and Poland since 1999. Due to public funding, applications from all Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences are expressly encouraged (for the Czech Republic and Slovakia also from teacher training colleges).

The aim is to learn and improve language skills in local language lessons, partly through tandem lessons - one Austrian student learns together with a student from Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the students gain an insight into the business practice of the host country through company visits and lectures. Excursions to places of interest are also part of the programme.

The programme is funded annually by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Austrian-Slovak Action and the Austrian-Czech Action. The participation fees for students are therefore particularly attractive. Further information can be found at the online database for grants and research funding -

If you have any questions, please contact Mag.a Ludmila Waschak, Tel.: 05 7705-4540.

"The joint excursions to Prague and Prachovské skály with our Czech students are my personal highlights of the summer school in Poděbrady."

Michael Strobl, Bachelor International Business Relations graduate

"The tandem lessons were at least as much fun as the excursions. Learning languages together with students who speak other languages is incredibly exciting."

Lisa Bernhard, graduate