Fee & deadlines

Our CuriousU participation fee for individual tickets (students and PhD).  The price includes participation for the summer course of your choice:

€ 750

Early bird fee, tent accommodation (valid till the 10th June 2021)

€ 875  

Regular fee, tent accommodation (valid till the 7th August 2021)

Registration closing date: Registration for a summer course is possible until 5th of August 2021. However, please make sure to register as soon as possible because our seats and housing options are filling up quickly! Check out what's included in the fee below!

What's covered by the ALL-IN PACKAGE?

The CuriousU package consists of these components:

COURSEs are fully embedded in CuriousU

All summer school courses are powered by the research University of Twente and are fully embedded in the CuriousU festival enviroment. Read more about the courses on our course overview page.

group or professional tickets

Group ticket 
If you want to register as a student/professional group (at least 5 participants), you can request tickets via the contact form on our website. These groups may get a price reduction. We will contact you in order to discuss the total price and conditions.

Professional Ticket (only for non students)
Are you interested in joining CuriousU but you are not a student or PhD/PDeng anymore? No worries! If you are already working, you can still join CuriousU for a Professional fee of 1.050 Euro (tent accommodation is included). Choose "Proffessional + tent" or "Professional + hotel" in the accommodation pulldown within our registration system. In the next dropdown select the course you want to follow.

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.

Admission / Language requirements

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.

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 prove the suggested language skills in the registration process. If you doubt if you will be admitted you can use our question based admission tool prior to your registration.


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 in 2021? You may qualify for a refund of your CuriousU attendance fee! Please see our terms and conditions (point 8). In short:

  • You have not 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 in February 2022 or September 2022.
  • You can show us a an official proof of payment for the tuition fee.
  • You can provide us with your CuriousU certificate of attendance (scan is enough).


CuriousU does not offer any scholarships. Please ask the International Office of your (home) University if they can provide you with a scholarship.

a typical CuriousU day

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.


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!

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Contact or questions

If you have questions, be sure to contact us!