Are you looking for an inspiring way to spend your summer 2019 in Europe, the Netherlands?
What is CuriousU?
The CuriousU experience is a one-of-a-kind combination of a European summer school with international taste in combination with a festival at the leading entrepreneurial University of Twente. Our summer school package includes: academic courses, music, sports, theatre, inspirational speakers and accommodation at the campus of the University of Twente. We’ve got it all. The last edition of CuriousU was a huge success with participants from more than 50 countries! Check out CuriousU and get inspired.
You wouldn’t want to miss it on 11 - 20 August, 2019. This is definitely the only and best festival style summer school in Europe!
What does it Cost?
We offer you a complete package for the course, the festival programme, food and accommodation on UT campus located in the heart of Europe! Read more about the accommodation options, our courses and the participation fee.
Information & registration
All courses are powered by the research University of Twente:
Yes indeed! CuriousU offers a unique festival-style summer school experience in Europe, the Netherlands. Besides our academic courses, there will also be inspirational speakers, entertainment and social activities for all the participants. 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.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
- Check the photo's from the previous edition!
- Our 3D map shows you where CuriousU will take place on our beautiful green campus environment
Our festival schedule gives you a good impression of how CuriousU is organized. Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the programme you choose. You’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. The evenings are devoted to the festival with plenty of fun and socializing.
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 whether you will be admitted, you can use our question based admission tool prior to your registration.
Instruction Language: English
Due to the international character of CuriousU the courses and keynotes 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 courses' lectures. However, 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!
Are you between 15 to 18 years?
Have a look at summer camp InspireU. InspireU is an event for both international and Dutch students who haven't yet started their university careers, but are finishing up their high-school education. If you are between 15 to 18 years old, you are good to go admission wise.
the Netherlands & University of twente
"Holland" or "the Netherlands" stands out for its great inventiveness, its high quality higher education, 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 "high tech- human touch" approach, an entrepreneurial mindset and a green campus: just a few reasons to study here and become one of its campus wonderers! 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 while listening 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 well known cities in the Netherlands like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague or even Giethoorn ("Small Venice of the North"). Germany (Münster, Osnabrück) is also really near since our campus is located near the german-dutch borders. They are all worth a visit and easy to reach by public transport (do not miss the chance to experience the fast and always on-time dutch trains!). For example, Amsterdam (the famous capital of Holland) is only about two hours away by train.
Do you share our entrepreneurial spirit?
Our driving force as scientists and educators is a deep sense of connection with people who share a curious, entrepreneurial spirit. We are always seeking to use our expertise for impacting society in meaningful ways. This also means we’re keen to put our knowledge to use in commercially viable activities. With over 1.000 spinoff companies to our name, we reward innovation, creativity and the courage to step out. What is your question?
TAILOR MADE PROGRAMMES / student groups
The University of Twente is a major player in Europe and offers tailor made programmes that introduce your students and staff to the multidisciplinary and project- based learning method of the University of Twente. In our education we fuse technology, science and engineering with social sciences to foster out of the box problem solving and (self-) discovery.
Tell your friends about CuriousU!
Do you have any friends interested in experiencing a festival like summer school? Then, feel free to use this form 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.