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What is  CEISS?

The China Europe International Summer School is an intensive, academic summer programme, taught at various exciting locations in China and Europe, in collaboration with five of the world's most prominent universities. CEISS offers a variety of summer courses in the fields of international business and economics, law and governance and international relations. All our courses are designed to offer our students the best opportunity to enhance their knowledge of and gain first-hand experience with current political, economic and social developments in China and Europe and the impact these have on their mutual relationship. 

Two, four or six weeks?

All CEISS courses are taught full-time for a period of two weeks. Our courses take place over a period of six weeks between 3 July and 11 August 2017, divided into three modules:

Module 1: 3 July – 14 July 2017
Module 2: 17 July – 28 July 2017
Module 3: 31 July – 11 August 2017

You may decide to join us for just one course of two weeks at one of our partner universities, but you may also choose to do a combination of two or even three courses, at one or multiple cities, countries and even continents! In the Combination Course section, you will find a number of our popular combination courses and their discounted course fees. But you are free to register for any combination of courses that you may be interested in. For combination courses, discounts up to 20% on the course fees of your second and third courses may apply.

For whom?

All CEISS courses are designed for European, Chinese and other international students, with a strong interest in current and world affairs, and the growing influence of China and Asia in it.


Most CEISS courses are taught at the advanced undergraduate level. Applicants must have at least one year of completed university education. While of rigorous academic level, most courses do not require prior knowledge or expertise in the subject matter. Strong motivation and active participation in class is expected. Some courses are taught at the postgraduate level, but students at advanced BAchelor level in the relevant academic discipline(s) may apply.


All courses are taught in English. Applicants must have full English language proficiency, but IELTS or TOEFL tests are not required. Knowledge of Chinese is not required either.


CEISS courses are taught in various exciting locations around China and Europe: Shanghai, Beijing Berlin, Utrecht, Rome, Florence and Milan.

By whom?

Courses are taught by distinguished and experienced professors and senior lecturers from four world-class universities: Fudan University, Freie Universität Berlin, Utrecht University, and Peking University.


Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be presented with a transcript and certificate from the university you attended, indicating the course(s) that you have completed, your grade and the number of study credits awarded. Most courses carry a study load or 4 ECTS or its equivalent. For more information on study credits, please refer to the course description elsewhere on this website.

How to apply?

To registration for CEISS courses is real easy and just takes minutes. Click here to go to our online application system, create your personal account and follow further instruction.


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