programme & Registration fee

The CuriousU 2016 summer school will take place on 14 - 23 August, 2016. The first day will be the "arrival day" (14 August) and the last day will be the "check-out day" (23 August) The official summer school programme starts on 15 August.


The base fee for attending the summer school is €800. The fee includes:

For those not comfortable sleeping in a tent for a week, we offer different accommodations for additional costs.

Not included in the fee are personal expenses like travel costs (plane ticket, train ticket, etc.), travel insurance and other expenses, as well as accommodation other than a tent. For more details check our terms and conditions.

Cashback for Prospective master's students

Cashback: check the conditions!

Are you thinking of starting a master's programme at the University of Twente, after attending CuriousU? You may qualify for a refund of your CuriousU attendance fee! Please see our terms and conditions (point 8). In short:

  • You may not have studied at the University of Twente before (degree programme)
  • Pre-master student's are NOT eligible for the cash back
  • The refund only applies if you start a master's programme at the University of Twente, no later than September, 2017.
  • You have to be able to provide a proof of payment for the tuition fee.
  • You have to be able to provide the CuriousU certificate of attendance.

Admission- and Language requirements

Courses and keynotes at CuriousU are all in English. Therefore, CuriousU is a great opportunity to practice your English language skills! Nevertheless we expect you to have a good command of the English language (e.g. IELTS 6.0, B2, TOEFL 80 internet based test or equivalent). These language requirements are your own responsibility and will enable you to follow the course lectures, write papers and participate actively in the discussions. Therefore applicants do not need to proof the suggested language skills in the registration process.

Our summer school 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.


Please check the International Office of your University if scholarships are available.

Curiousu Accommodation options

We offer several accommodation upgrades, including a log cabin and a hotel. A tent (including air mattress and sleeping bag) is included in the standard fee. Read more details about the accommodation options.


Our Sport Centre on campus has a number of sports halls, a large gym, a dojo and an indoor pool. On campus there is a brand new running track, an outdoor pool with water heated by solar energy, a variety of different sports fields and even an outdoor climbing wall. With your CuriousU ticket you can use all these activities for free!

Tell your friends about CuriousU

Do you think your friends will be interested in CuriousU? Tell them about our summer school!

Not sure yet? stay up to date!

Are you interested in CuriousU, but not yet sure if you want to attend? Sign yourself up for updates about our summer school.

Contact and questions

If you have questions, be sure to contact us!