1-2 weeks in Barcelona

Advance your education and enjoy your summer at the same time!


Mix and match courses from different summer school programs to fit your goals and interests.

Learn from the best

Instructors are experienced professors and top practitioners.

Global participation

Meet new colleagues from 50+ countries around the world.

The next edition of the Barcelona Economics Summer Schools will take place in June 2018.

See what past participants said about their experience:


Summertime in Barcelona offers a multitude of rewards. Chief among them is the Barcelona GSE Summer School program, with courses in economics, finance, and number of related fields. Renowned academics and leading practitioners present Summer School courses, drawing together participants from all background for intensive, one-week seminars combining theory and practice.

Our summer programs are geared to address the needs of researchers, professionals, and graduate students alike who are looking to improve their competences in specific fields of knowledge. Courses are perfect for busy experts and consultants in the workforce who may not have the time to undertake extensive academic terms but are still interested in sharpening their skills. PhD and other post-graduate students will also benefit by being able to discuss the latest developments in theories and theses face-to-face with prominent researchers from around the world.

Download the 2017 Summer School brochure (next year's offer may vary)

Customize your Summer School program

Summer courses are grouped into programs, but participants can mix and match courses within the different programs to create the experience they are looking for.

Download the 2017 Summer School course schedule (next year's schedule may vary)

About Past Participants

Information from the 2016 edition of the BGSE Summer Schools:

  • Intake of students: 604
  • Nationalities: 77
  • Average age: 31 years

Participants' sectors

chart58% of Summer School participants come from the Research/Academic sector. Others come from central or commercial banks, government agencies, international organizations, consulting and other private firms.

Participants' years of experience

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

Scholarship Opportunities

The UniCredit & Universities Foundation Summer School Programme offers scholarships in the amount of €1,500 to attend Barcelona GSE Summer School courses. Scholarship applications should be submitted directly to Unicredit by March 15.

Scholarship conditions and application

Language and Location

All Summer School seminars are taught in English.

Barcelona Economics Summer Schools are presented at Barcelona GSE Ciutadella facilities located within the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Ciutadella campus. The campus is located in downtown Barcelona, within walking distance of both the beach and the city's financial, cultural, and governmental centers. See the map for more detail.

Registration Process

Capacity of the courses is limited. Some courses may close early on depending on demand.

The application process is conducted online. Applications will be evaluated by the Barcelona GSE's Program Directors, and candidates will be informed of their acceptance decision on a rolling basis.

At the conclusion of the Summer School program, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. Interested students should check with their universities to see if these hours are transferable into ECTS credits.

All summer courses require an average of double the lecture hours for readings, projects, and class preparation.


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