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Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

By obtaining the invitation letter, I agree to attend the summer school in person.

Application

Is this programme right for me?

The EIT DIGITAL Summer Schools welcome bachelor and master students, young professionals and others who want to deep-dive in emerging digital technologies. Our programmes focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship. Please note that specific technical education is NOT a prerequisite to enrol in our Summer School programmes, other educational backgrounds are welcomed too.

Can undergraduate students participate in the summer schools?

Undergraduate students still studying must have completed at least one academic year of their bachelor’s degree programme.

Can Ph.D. students apply for the summer schools?

Summer schools are not always aimed for Ph.D. students. Please check the web page describing the programme and the target audience.

What is the application process?

The application process is simple and take few steps. After clicking on the APPLY button on the website, you need to complete the following tabs in the Application Portal:

0. Start

1. Personal Data

2. Education

3. English Proficiency

4. Summer School Program Selection

5. Documentation: CV and Academic qualifications

6. Additional information

Once your application is submitted, a selection committee will evaluate it. According to the quality of your application, the committee will determine if you are eligible to join the Summer School. 

Acceptance letters are sent on a rolling basis. When you apply, you can expect to hear back from us within one-two weeks.

You will be required to accept your place on the Summer School by paying the Tuition Fee via bank transfer within 15 days.

English language proficiency - What kind of proof / documentation is needed?

We want to make sure that you will be able to follow the program in English language. Various proofs of English language proficiency are accepted: successful completion of previous education in English, completion of ESL program and completion of other English language courses.

There are no minimal score requirements.

How many credits (ECTS) will I receive from the summer school?

After completion of the 1-week summer school course you will receive an attendance certificate stating hours and all details of the summer school programme.

Tuition fee

What does the Tuition Fee include?

EIT Digital provides a competitive offer that includes the lectures, workshops, company visits, meals (lunches and some dinners during the social events), outdoor team building activities.

Is accommodation included in the Tuition Fee?

Accommodation is NOT included in the tuition fee. A list of hotels nearby the school and detailed advice can be found on the webpage of the programme that you have selected (https://summerschool.eitdigital.eu).

In the application portal you can also express your interest in a shared room. In this case, the Summer School Office can put you in contact with another applicant (of the same gender) who has the same wish to share a room.

Do you offer any discounts?

If your university or company is an EIT Digital Partner, you are entitled to a 50% tuition waiver. Please mention your university/organisation's name during the application process.

Discounted fees are available for groups of participants (minimum of five in a group). Contact us at summerschools@eitdigital.eu

How do I pay the tuition fee?

After acceptance of your application, you will be requested to proceed with the online payment of the Tuition Fee to EIT Digital Education Foundation. If the fee is not received within 15 days, the application is considered declined.

Are there other ways to pay?

You can also pay through a bank transfer. In that case, please contact summerschools@eitdigital.eu. Also online transfer App, for example Transferwise, WorldRemit, Revolut, etc. will work.

My company will pay the tuition fee and needs an invoice

In case your company will pay tuition fee, and first needs an invoice before setting the payment, please fill in the company contact info in your application and an e-mail with an invoice will be sent to your company by education.foundation@eitdigital.eu.

When will I receive the payment confirmation?

Once your Tuition Fee is received, you will receive an e-mail containing confirmation and a paid copy of your invoice. This may take 7-10 business days to confirm.

Policy

What is the format of the summer school?

The format of the summer school is in class.

Can I change the summer school?

If you wish to change your summer school location, please send a mail to summerschools@eitdigital.eu

How can I cancel my participation?

If, for any reason, you have to cancel your registration, you can be fully refunded if you cancel 45 days or more prior to the start of the programme.

For cancellations later than 45 days before the start of the Summer Schools, the following refund policy is as follows:

  • 15 days or less prior to the start of the Summer School no refund
  • 15-45 days prior to the start of the Summer School 30% of the fee

Cancellations must be received in writing at summerschools@eitdigital.eu

Travel

I need a VISA

By ticking the box ‘VISA Application’ in the application portal, an invitation letter for VISA application will be sent to you after the payment of the tuition fee has been received.

You have to apply for a visa by yourself and well in advance (the visa should be applied for training because the course is focused on a specific topic and concentrates on skills development). The payment of the tuition fee will be fully refunded if the visa application is refused. However, in this case a formal proof of rejection is required. The EIT Digital reserves the right not to refund the fee if the application is submitted too late.

Travel and health insurance

We highly recommend that you have travel and health insurance that covers for the whole period of the summer school.

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