Enrolments of international students for this year’s Tilburg University Summer School are approaching the 110 mark. Some 52 countries will be represented. This represents a 20% jump in international enrolments, with nearly half of students coming from abroad. New courses for PhD students on statelessness and on the labor market and social security are proving popular.
This is the fourth year in which Tilburg University will be offering summer courses, including language courses in English, Dutch, Spanish and other languages. The Summer School also features a growing range of non-language courses: philosophy, mathematics, research methods and statistics, international entrepreneurship and others. The courses are meant for prospective students, PhD students and other interested parties. Enrolments are growing steadily year by year.
In addition to the formal coursework, the students of Tilburg University Summer School can also participate in an extensive program of activities including sports, a pub quiz and excursions to Amsterdam and The Hague. The activities program has been dubbed ‘Serious Fun’.
Summer School Graffiti
The Summer School will be officially opened on July 13 with the unveiling of a summer school graffiti. There will also be a tour of the campus and a group photo will be taken. The weekend will feature a tour of Tilburg and a picnic. Most courses start on Monday July 16, and the Summer School will conclude on August 10 with a festive summer barbecue.
The Tilburg University Summer School is meant for students from the Netherlands and abroad who want an additional opportunity to study in an international environment and to broaden their horizons. Part of the university’s regular curriculum also has a decidedly international character.
Please see www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/summerschool/ for more information on the academic and activities programs.