Independent Opportunities - Summer Schools

The University of Liverpool maintains a list of global institutions who offer short global opportunities such as summer schools which are not formally recognised as an exchange partner. These can still be a brilliant alternative or addition to a longer period of time overseas, can boost your CV, improve language skills or just be a great way to spend a few weeks over summer.

Please note, there is no formal endorsement, partnership arrangement, approval or agreement between the below summer school providers and the University of Liverpool (UoL).

The UoL is not organising or funding these opportunities for students.  Students planning on going abroad at providers listed on this page do so at their own risk and are solely responsible for making their own arrangements with these summer school providers outside of their planned programme of study. The UoL has no obligation or responsibility towards its students to support, facilitate, organise, transport, accommodate or otherwise fund their engagement with the overseas summer schools listed on this page.

    TU Berlin


    Registrations for the TU Berlin Winter University 2023 are open!

    In January they will be offering online and on-campus courses of either 2, 3 or 4 weeks in duration from January 2 to 27, 2023. Participants can choose from a range of courses across the fields of science, technology, engineering and business including entrepreneurship, python for data analysis and satellite design. All courses are ECTS accredited. 

    View the full program here!

    Participants will experience highlights of Berlin and get to know their international peers with our cultural program.

    As a valued partner of the TU Berlin Summer & Winter University, University of Liverpool students will receive the Early Bird discount of 50€ regardless the date they register.

    Contact: Beth Sibly, Director 

    +49 30 4472 0230 | | TU Berlin Website

    VU Amsterdam


    Registerations are now open for the VU Graduate Winter School. They have extended our application deadline to 1 December.

    They have 21 online courses to choose from, and the one-week winter courses are especially designed for Master, PhD students and professionals. For students and PhD candidates they offer a special rate of €600!

    What can participants expect from VU Graduate Winter School?

    • Expertise and new skills
    • The possibility to earn ECTS
    • Exclusive content for a limited number of participants
    • Expanding of CV and staying professionally competitive
    • A chance to expand international and professional network

    For more information, check out their introduction video and promotion video. You can also visit their winter school website for further details. Applications for VU Amsterdam Summer School will open mid-December. Stay tuned via

    Should you have questions about VU Graduate Winter School please contact and questions about summer school via

    HWR Berlin


    Registrations for the HWR Berlin Summer School 2022 are now open.

    The on-site summer school offers 6 different business and business law programmes and a German Language and Culture programme for beginners. The course programme and further information is available on their website. There are 4, 5 and 6 week options available. 

    You will find the information on housing and fees in the ‘Credits and Fees’ document as well as in the more detailed document ‘Housing Options’ on their website.

    You can get more of a feel for the programme below:

    The deadline is 1 April 2022 and you can apply via this link.

    +49 (0)30-30877-1354 | | HWR Berlin Website