Bayreuth International Summer School 2021


Summer & Winter Schools

Location (s):

  • Germany


From 5 – 16 July 2021 the Bayreuth International Summer School (BISS) is celebrating its 10th year with a host of renowned international lecturers and a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses in Bayreuth. More detailed information on the offered courses and participating lecturers will be available on our website shortly.


Join the Bayreuth International Summer School 2021!

Each year, the Bayreuth International Summer School (BISS) brings students from all over the world to the lovely town of Bayreuth. Taught by both German and international lecturers, the courses in the fields of applied sciences, international law, economics, and more will broaden your knowledge. The Summer School enables you to profit from an interdisciplinary approach, exhilarating discussions as well as practical units, e.g. lab courses and workshops.

BISS generally encompasses a two week course programme, interesting activities, a 3-day excursion to Berlin, a welcome and farewell dinner and an unforgettable time in Bavaria. The organization is managed by the Campus-Akademie in cooperation with the International Office.

This year, the Bayreuth International Summer School takes place from 5 to 16 July 2021 and offers eight courses with renowned national and international lecturers. 

All courses are conducted in English by international visiting professors and will take place over a period of two weeks in July. Participants have the opportunity to theoretically and practically engage in various seminars and discussions for around 6 hours a day, learning and working in small groups of max. 15-20 international participants!


  • Economics & Management
  • African Studies
  • Public Health
  • Energy & Climate
  • Biofabrication
  • Polymer Science & Engineering
  • Law: Corporate Governance, ESG and Sustainability
  • VW foundation: Social Ecology


1. Interdisciplinary, future oriented courses

The University of Bayreuth enjoys an excellent reputation in applied sciences. The courses feature an interdisciplinary approach and experienced international lecturers. Since groups are limited to 25 participants, you will have the possibility to join the discussion, ask questions, and share your knowledge with the other students. You will have enough leisure time to make friends and enjoy Bayreuth and the Bavarian culture.

2. Young, vibrant University

The University of Bayreuth stands out from other Bavarian universities. As one of Germany’s youngest universities, it has developed high academic standards, which are reflected in various rankings and awards. The university’s popular features include a good study-life-balance, a Green Campus, and a broad range of events and projects. Part of it’s charm lies in the layout of the campus, where everything is just a short walk away.  

3. City of Bayreuth, a cultural heritage

As a city with a population of around 75,000, Bayreuth is the perfect place for creating a lasting student experience. In addition to its famous opera festival, Bayreuth offers a remarkable range of cultural activities such as street festivals, concerts, and museums.  The city’s historic town centre – with its many pubs and cafes – is only a few minutes away from the campus. And don’t forget to taste the popular beer from local breweries!

Extending your stay after the conclusion of the Bayreuth International Summer School is highly recommended, as it gives you more time to enjoy the beautiful landscape around the city and to explore the castles, waterfalls, caves and forests. The surrounding region is also perfect for hiking, mountain-biking, climbing or canoeing.

4. Large variety of students and lecturers

In the last three years of the Bayreuth International Summer School we were able to welcome over 250 students from all over the world. Look forward to meeting students and lecturers from e.g. China, Australia, Iran, South Africa and Great Britain. Outside of the classroom, you will get a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, viewpoints and experiences while developing a more encompassing, global perspective yourself.

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Deadline: April 30, 2021

Program Starts: July 05, 2021

Program Ends: July 16, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

Course fee

The course fee includes tuition fees, an excursion to Berlin and meals (daily lunch + a welcome & farewell dinner). Students from partner universities may qualify for reduced tuition fees or a tuition fee waiver.

Regular rate: € 950 We welcome you to submit your applications via our website starting on 15 January 2020 (deadline: 30 April 2020).

Fee includes

  • Course fees
  • Lunch
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Excursion to Berlin
  • German Classes

Fee does not include

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Transport
  • Further activities


  • Please note that accomodation fees are not included in the rate. 
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