The CuriousU experience is a one-of-a-kind combination of a summer school and a festival: academic courses, music, sports, theater, inspirational speakers. We’ve got it all! Our summer school gives you the opportunity to take a full course, or to mix and match courses throughout the week. Completion will result in two European credits (ECTS).



Yes indeed! CuriousU offers a unique festival-style summer school experience in the netherlands. Besides our courses, there will also be inspirational speakers, entertainment and social activities. This all takes place at the lively University of Twente campus. See where CuriousU takes place and get inspired by last year's edition.

Most courseswill result in 2 ECTS:

  • Health and Happiness
  • Design and construct the Future
  • EntrepreneurialU
  • Insane Grains
  • Risk Management
  • Serious Gaming
  • Smart Cities
  • The Future of Health Technology
  • Water
  • Dutch Language and Culture
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Brush up your Maths


We’ll be offering great courses in our hottest research fields in 2016.

Short Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)


Housing services

  • Tent
  • Log Cabin
  • Student Dorm
  • Hotel

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Twente is the ideal place to share an immersive learning experience and make new friends. Join us for an unforgettable summer on our exciting and expansive campus. You’ll love the festival environment while meeting like-minded students from all over the world.

The opportunities are endless: get inspired by our keynote speakers, dance or just chill to all kinds of music, be amazed by our theatre performers, and learn from our world-class academic teaching staff.