CuriousU 2017

Are you looking for an inspiring way to spend your summer 2017?

What is CuriousU?

The CuriousU experience is a one-of-a-kind combination of an summer school and a festival. Our summer school package includes: academic courses, music, sports, theatre, inspirational speakers. We’ve got it all. The last  edition of CuriousU in 2016 was a huge success with participants from 40 countries! Check out CuriousU and get inspired.

You wouldn’t want to miss it on 13 - 22 August, 2017. This is definitely the only festival style summer school in Europe!

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Information & registration

CuriousU summer school (13-22 August 2017)
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Read more about your accommodation, courses, the festival, admission criteria and the participation fee.

A festival?

Yes indeed! CuriousU offers a unique festival-style summer school experience in the Netherlands. Besides our academic courses, there will also be inspirational speakers, entertainment and social activities. There will for example be a band night, a beach volleyball tournament and a movie night. This all takes place at the lively University of Twente campus.

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What does it Cost?

We offer you a complete package for the course, the festival programme, food and accommodation! Read more about the accommodation options, our courses and the participation fee.


We’ll be offering great courses in our hottest research fields. More details will be announced in 2017:

You can also mix and match CuriousU courses. 

Admission requirements

CuriousU is focused on Bachelor’s students in their second to last or last year, and entry level Master’s students, but is also open for anyone with broad interests and an inquisitive mind. So we do not have specific (C)GPA requirements.

If you doubt if you will be admitted you can use our question based admission tool prior to your registration.

Instruction Language is English

Due to the international character the courses and keynotes at CuriousU are all in English. Therefore, CuriousU is a great opportunity to practice your English language skills! We expect you to have a good command of the English language but these language requirements are your own responsibility and will enable you to follow the course lectures. Applicants do not need to prove the suggested language skills in the registration process. Don't worry about communicating with the Dutch, by the way: 90% of the Dutch population understands and speaks English!

the Netherlands & University of twente

"Holland" stands out for its great inventiveness, its problem-solving attitude and its openness to the world. Studying in Holland offers you the space to be a pioneer, be creative and get connected. The more than 1,500 English-taught study programmes and courses cover a broad range of fields.

The University of twente has a unique multidisciplinary approach, an entrepreneurial mindset and a green campus: just a few reasons to study at the University of Twente! You’ll love the festival environment while meeting like-minded students from all over the world. The opportunities are endless: get inspired by our keynote speakers, dance or just chill to all kinds of music, be amazed by our theatre performers, and learn from our world-class academic teaching staff.

Curious about the rest of the Netherlands?

During your stay you can take a trip to Germany (Münster, Osnabrück) or well known cities in the Netherlands:  Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht or The Hague. They are all worth a visit and easy to reach by public transport. For example Amsterdam is only about two hours away by train.

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Use the form below to let your friends know about CuriousU! We will send them an email with some info about CuriousU. We will mention your name in the email. Only one email will be sent; we won't send your friends additional emails.

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Hi [friend],

Your friend [you] told us you’d be interested in our festival-style summer school, CuriousU 2017 (13 – 22 August).

What is CuriousU?

CuriousU is a one-of-a-kind combination of a summer school and a festival: academic courses, music, sports, theatre, inspirational speakers. We’ve got it all. The last edition of CuriousU in 2016 was a huge success with participants from 40 countries!

Our courses

We will offer you the following CuriousU courses in our hottest research fields (more courses will be added in 2017):

Get impressed

Last year’s students had a lot of fun! Check out the aftermovie.

Learn more about CuriousU

Kind regards,
University of Twente

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