The Utrecht Summer School courses are conducted in several locations in and around Utrecht. In addition to courses in Utrecht, we also offer international combination courses, which give students the possibility to attend an international course. A part of this programme takes place at cooperating partner universities outside of The Netherlands. This year, courses will take place at the Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence, the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome, the Freie Universität in Berlin the University of Tartu in both Tartu and Tallinn, and the University of Latvia in Riga.
The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence is part of the Utrecht University. The Institute was founded in 1958 and promotes research on Italian art, on Dutch and Flemish art and artists in Italy, and on the rich tradition of artistic exchange and mutual influence between Italy and the North. The Institute is located in a quiet area in the city of Florence (Viale Torricelli 5, 50125 Firenze) and is surrounded by an extensive garden.
The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) is the oldest and largest of the Dutch academic institutes abroad. For more than a century, the KNIR has been committed to high-quality research and interdisciplinary education in the humanities, and served as a bridge between Dutch universities and the academic world in Italy. Housed in a beautiful stately villa and boasting a unique library collection and a diverse programme, the KNIR is truly the gateway to the Eternal City for students and researchers.
The KNIR does not have the facilities to accommodate students. For the duration of the course you will be housed at the Camplus Guest Rome. The Camplus Hotel is located in the northeast corner of the city, in the historic Pietralata neighbourhood, the backdrop of Pasolini and Morante novels. It is a design-oriented building, which is built with sustainable materials and is particularly bright inside, thanks to its functional, modern fixtures.
The rooms, located from floors three to six, offer a relaxing view far from the traffic of the metropolis, and boast all the amenities that a hotel has to offer. The panoramic, fully equipped gym, complete with changing rooms, allows you to relax any time of day. The reception is open 24 hours a day, and it is possible to park in the indoor garage. You will be housed in a double room with a student from your own gender. Bright and comfortable, the standard twin bedrooms offer all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay, such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a private bath with a shower, and complimentary toiletries. It takes approximately 40 min. to reach the KNIR by public transport which is taken into account during the course.
Freie Universität Berlin is a premier destination for research and education in Europe. Founded in 1948 by students, scholars, and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin, the university nowadays holds an enrolment rate of circa 32,000 students. Freie Universität Berlin is ranked nationally and internationally among the top research universities in Germany. The university campus is located in a charming and mostly residential area in Berlin’s green southwest. Yet, thanks to Berlin’s superb public transportation network, it is within easy reach from the city’s downtown areas. As officially enrolled students of the Utrecht Summer School, you have access to all FUBiS campus facilities (e.g. computer and WiFi facilities, student dining hall, libraries).
Freie Universität Berlin – like most German universities – does not own any student dorms or housing facilities. Therefore, for the duration of the courses FUBiS arranges rooms in the Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde (JuLi), which is located in the southwestern Berlin district Lichterfelde. From the building it is a two- minute walk to the S-Bahn station “Osdorfer Straße” from where you can reach the FUBiS Campus within 25 minutes by public transport. Grocery markets and restaurants are located within immediate walking distance.
Rooms are shared with one student of the same gender and are furnished with a bed, closet and table. There are women's and men's bathrooms available on each floor. A breakfast buffet is included. In addition, you can use the washing machine and dryer for a small fee. There is no regular kitchen, but a small tea kitchen with a microwave and a water boiler which can be used by all guests. On campus, the Mensa (dining hall), located in the vicinity of the FUBiS offices and classrooms, offers a wide selection of inexpensive food.
FUBiS will assign you to a double room in the Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde. You will receive detailed information about your accommodation and the move-in procedure before the course starts in Berlin.
The University of Tartu is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. Originally founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus, it preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education. The University belongs to the top 1.2% of world's best universities. Interested to see the campus? have a look at the virtual tour here!
The course covers two modules of which the first takes place in Tallinn and the second one in Tartu. Transportation between the two locations is provided.
In Tallinn you will be housed in the Ibis Tallinn. Each guest room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a balcony and a stereo system. Certain units offer city views. All rooms at the hotel have double beds and couch beds in the bedrooms plus a bathtub, a dryer and toiletries in the bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily. The venue has a bar with complimentary wireless internet and a terrace.
The University of Latvia is one of the leading research universities in the Baltic region and is acknowledged among European universities. The University of Latvia promotes the development of Latvian society and state, guarantees the students an opportunity to acquire excellent higher education and professional skills, as well as pursue personal development through scientific and creative work. Would you like to have more information about the University of Latvia have a look at their handbook for international students.
Your accommodation is available to you from Saturday the 1st of August onward. You can check in between 1 PM and 8 PM. Check out takes place on Saturday morning between 6 AM and 11 AM. Should you want to arrive before the official arrival and move-in day (or stay longer than the official day of departure and move-out) you will need to arrange individual accommodation for the extra days yourself.