The CuriousU summer school will take place on 11 - 20 August, 2019. The first day will be the "arrival day" (11 August) and the last day will be the "check-out day" (20 August). Our official summer school course programme starts on 12 August, 2019.

Fee & deadlines

The participation fee for individual tickets (students and PhD) for attending the CuriousU summer school is € 875 EURRegistration is open until 9th of August 2019. 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!

Our fee is an all-in package consisting the following components:

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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.

Travel expenses & personal expenses

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.

Group ticket

If you want to register as a group (at least 5 participants), you can request tickets via the contact form on our website. We will contact you in order to discuss the total price and conditions. 

Professional ticket

Are you interested in joining CuriousU but you are not a student or PhD anymore? No worries! If you are already working, you can still join CuriousU for a fee of 1.050 €. Please contact us so as to get a registration and payment link, by using this contact form

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 2019? 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 in February 2020 or September 2020.
  • 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- / 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.

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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 anywhere between 15 to 18 years old, you are good to go admission wise. 


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

How is the day 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.


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!

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Contact and questions

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