How to apply to Summer School

The information below refers to all Barcelona School of Economics Summer School programs.

Please refer to the individual Summer School pages for requirements, fees, and deadlines specific to that program. Our staff will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have.

Entry Requirements

Previous knowledge

The BSE Summer Schools are taught at a high academic standard. The level of the material is equivalent to what is presented in our Master’s programs. Successful candidates will usually demonstrate one or more of the following in an application to our Summer School programs:

  • A strong background in Economics or a field closely related to the course topic (Statistics, Law, etc.)
  • Postgraduate degree or current Master’s/PhD studies related to the course topic
  • Relevant professional experience

Particular courses may require specific background knowledge or experience and applicants are responsible for establishing the relevance and suitability of the courses for their individual requirements, asking questions to the Admissions Counselors to verify their eligibility, if necessary.

English language proficiency

All courses are taught entirely in English. While no language certificate is required at the moment of application, participants are expected to have enough command of the language to follow and benefit from the course without causing disruption to the development of the class.

Application Process

Admissions process for individuals

  1. Access the application system and create a new Summer School application
  2. Complete the information in all of the sections of the application form and submit your application on the last screen.
    1. You will be required to upload an up-to-date CV (or your personal webpage or LinkedIn profile if you consider it contains enough information to show your eligibility) and proof or reference if you apply for reduced fees.
  3. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email including your letter of acceptance/invitation and the total course fees to be paid.

You can contact the Summer School Admissions team for assistance at any time throughout the application process.

Registration process for companies and institutions

  1. The company representative should contact the Institutional Relations team who will guide them through the Corporate Registration process.
  2. BSE will apply the discounts agreed and the company representative will receive an email with a summary of the final fee quotation.
  3. After approval of the registration and quotation, BSE will proceed to issue an invoice for the confirmed payment.

A place in the course will only be guaranteed once we have received the full payment of the fees. Please be aware that course places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum class capacity is reached. Both face-to-face and online courses have limited seats to guarantee the quality of interactions with instructors and classmates. 

Please download our BSE course policies for more detailed information.

Fees, Discounts, and Payments

Fees and discounts

Fees vary by program. Please check the summer school program pages for the individual course fees. A reduced fee is available for PhD or Master's students, BSE Alumni, and participants who are unemployed. 

Discounts are available for individuals (Early Bird, Current Students, Recommenders, Multiple Course Selection) and also for companies and institutions (Early Bird, Partners, Personalized Discount)

Please download our BSE Courses Fees & Discounts document for more detailed information.

If you would like to receive a personal quotation on the discounts you are entitled to, please contact

Credit Transfer (ECTS) and Certificate of Attendance

Credit transfers (ECTS)

The BSE Summer School programs offer participants the possibility of being assessed for the purpose of requesting official credit transfers (ECTS).

Consult the Credit Transfer page for more information about this option.

Certificate of attendance

Upon conclusion of the Summer School, assessments will be graded, and transcripts sent to participants in a timely manner.

Participants not interested in credit transfer will instead receive a Certificate of Attendance, stating the courses and number of hours completed. These students will be neither evaluated nor graded. There is no fee for the certificate.




Participants in face-to-face Summer School courses are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. 

A wide range of short-term accommodations is available near the BSE Ciutadella campus for Summer School participants. You can take advantage of discounted offers by booking accommodation with one of our housing partners. These partners will be able to provide various affordable accommodation options tailored to suit different needs, including apartments, hostels, hotels, shared apartments, and student halls.

To qualify for discounts, you may be requested to identify yourself as a BSE Summer School participant and to provide proof of enrollment.

See a list of housing partners on our Accommodations page

When you confirm your attendance to the courses, our Summer School team will send you more information and tips about accommodation to help you plan your stay in Barcelona.

Scholarships from Unicredit Foundation - deadline March 31


Unicredit Foundation has announced its annual scholarship contest for students and Unicredit employees. The scholarships cover tuition fees and general expenses. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 31. Interested students should apply for the scholarship separately from the Summer School application process, through Unicredit's website:


Mix and match your summer courses!

Remember that you can combine courses from different BSE Summer School programs to build the right summer school for your needs.

View BSE Summer School programs