Summer School

Summer School at the Barcelona School of Economics offers the unique opportunity to study at a top European institution in one of the world's most exciting summer destinations.

Choose from a variety of one-week courses in Economics, Finance, Data Science, and related fields.

All programs are taught in English by renowned academics and leading practitioners, and your classmates will be professionals and researchers from more than 70 countries.

It's an ideal setting to expand your network, both in the classroom and while enjoying a paella by the sea!

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Choose courses from one program, or mix and match

Summer courses are grouped into programs around a specific topic. You can choose to register for one or more courses in a single program, or you can mix and match courses from the different programs (schedule permitting). Each course is an intensive, one-week seminar that combines theory and practice. 

Who attends the Barcelona Economics Summer Schools?


The courses are perfect for busy professionals who wish to sharpen their skills and enhance their knowledge in the latest research within their field, but do not have the time to undertake extensive academic courses.

PhD and other postgraduate students also benefit from the summer school, as it provides an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in theories and theses face-to-face with prominent researchers from around the world.

Some participants are still in graduate school, while others have several years of experience in academic or professional careers.

Participant profile from the 2021 edition of the BSE Summer Schools:

  • Total participants: 375
  • Nationalities: 95
  • Average age: 37 years





41% of Summer School participants come from the Research/Academic sector. Others come from government & authorities, financial services, communication and consulting services, among other sectors.





71% of participants of the Summer School 2021 came from Europe. Asia was the second continent where there were more students attending the virtual summer courses. International participants bring an enriching mixture of backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

Most represented countries (# participants):

Italy (72), Germany (52), United Kingdom (38), Spain (25), United States (18), Netherlands (16)

Apply to Summer School 2020

The application process is easy, and there is no fee to apply. Read more about how to apply