CuriousU 2017

Are you looking for an awesome 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 best summer school festival in Europe!

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Information & registration

CuriousU summer school
Registration is open now! Our summer school will take place from 13-22 August 2017.
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Or read more about accommodation, courses, admission criteria and the fee.

A festival?

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

See where CuriousU takes place and get inspired by last year's edition.

What does it Cost?

Read more about accommodation, courses and the fee.


We’ll be offering great courses in our hottest research fields. More details will be announced in 2017. Most courses will result in 2 ECTS:

You can also mix and match CuriousU courses. 

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! Don't worry about communicating with the Dutch, by the way: 90% of the Dutch population understands and speaks English!

Admission requirements

We would love for you to come to our international summer school! 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.

University of Twente

The Netherlands

The University of Twente is the ideal place to share an immersive learning experience and make new friends. Join us for an unforgettable summer on our exciting and expansive campus. 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?

Why not take a trip to Enschede, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht or The Hague during your stay? They are all worth a visit and easy to reach by public transport. Amsterdam is only about two hours away by train.

Tell your friends about CuriousU!

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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