CuriousU International Summer School

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN INSPIRING WAY TO SPEND YOUR SUMMER?

In 2021 we expect to offer a blended summer school both on campus and online! Check out our preliminary summer courses programme and get inspired by the unique opportunity to expand your knowledge both on the wonderful University campus in the Netherlands and online from the comfort of your home. You wouldn’t want to miss it on 2-15 August, 2021.

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Summer school & Covid-19

Our 2021 summer school programme will be adjusted to the current situation and Covid-19 regulations. We are doing our best to offer a flexible solution which will combine online courses and on-campus courses, in other words CuriousU 2021 will be a blended summer school. Definite information on our format, courses and (social) programme will be confirmed in the first week of June 2021. For regular updates on CuriousU 2021, please keep an eye on our website or sign up for our monthly newsletter. For more information please check here!

The CuriousU summer school

The CuriousU experience is an one-of-a-kind combination of a European summer school programme with international taste in combination with a festival theme at the leading  entrepreneurial University of Twente. Our summer school package includes: academic courses, music, sports, social programme, 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 summer school and get inspired.

Taking into account the current Covid-19 restrictions, we are aiming for a blended (online and offline) version of our summer school for the 2021 edition. The definite set-up and registration fee package will be confirmed in the first week of June 2021 and is subject to change based on the national and international Covid-19 regulations.

Where and when will it take place?

CuriousU will take place between 2-15 August, 2021, online and at the University of Twente campus (Enschede, The Netherlands)

Registration fees

We offer you a complete package including (online and offline) course participation, social programme, food and accommodation on UT campus located in the heart of Europe! Read more about the accommodation options, our courses and the participation registration fee & conditions

Undecisive?

Sign-up for our newsletter and receive approximately 1 mail per month. We will tell you more about CuriousU, our summer courses and fun activities. We will definitley do our best to convince you :) 

Registration deadline

Registration is open until 26th of July 2021. Make sure to register as soon as possible because our courses seats and housing options are filling up quickly! You can also sign up for our newsletter.

Admission requirements

CuriousU is a summer school for international students, with a focus 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.If you have doubts whether you will be able to attend the physical part of the programme, please send us an inquiry via curiousu@utwente.nl.

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

Aftermovie

Please keep in mind this aftermovie was filmed pre Covid-19 and therefore is not a accurate reflection of the programme for 2021.

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

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.

Preliminary programme 2021 

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.

NOTE: Our 2021 summer school programme will be adjusted to the current situation and Covid-19 regulations. 

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CuriousU 2021 schedule

Day
Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Meet-up & Dinner
Time:18:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 08-08

Have dinner and meet your fellow students, this time physically on the campus!

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 09-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 09-08

Learn while having fun! 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 course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Online course
Time:10:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 02-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Sun. 15-08

Have a breakfast first.

Arrival day: check in
Time:09:30 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 08-08

Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Tue. 03-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

CuriousU Participants Departure
Time:09:00 - 12:00
Day:Sun. 15-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Farewell Ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 14-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2021 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 04-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 07-08

This is a day off. There is no CuriosU programme today as we will give you time to prepare your arrival to the UT campus. See you soon!

Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Thu. 05-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Online course
Time:09:30 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 06-08

Join our online platform to participate in lectures, workshops, virtual group work and other online (social) activities.  

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 14-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tue. 10-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Thu. 12-08

Learn while having fun! 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 course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Thu. 12-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 13-08

Learn while having fun! 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 course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Fun & Socialize
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Thu. 12-08

Every evening you'll have the time to get to know each other and have fun! Stay tuned for the definite programme and activities.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 14-08

Have a breakfast first.

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 11-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tue. 10-08

Learn while having fun! 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 course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 11-08

Learn while having fun! 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 course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 13-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tue. 10-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 11-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the others for a delicious lunch in an informal and interactive setting.

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 13-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Opening CuriousU
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Mon. 02-08

Today CuriousU officially starts, welcome!

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 09-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

How to get to the University

Find here more information and plan your itinerary and arrival at our campus in the best possible way!

Tailor made programmes

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.