The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School

Deadline: 1 April 2020
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students, aged 18 – 35, from all fields
Benefits: accommodation in shared dorms (8 nights), full board and (public) transportation


The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) is a 7-day program supporting entrepreneurially-minded students who are strongly committed to improving the society.

Our core values lead us to seek out students who are committed to peace and are taking responsibility for improving our global society, regardless of their gender, race, religion or nationality.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School will take place in Munich (Germany), Querétaro (Mex.), Shanghai (China) and Cape Town (South Africa). You can choose to participate in either one of these four locations. The annual GESS topic, „“Energy“ in 2020, will be focused on the challenges of climate change.


All undergraduate and graduate students, aged 18 – 35, from all fields (e.g., design, computer science, business economics, humanities, social sciences) are welcome to apply. You must be enrolled at a university at some point during the calendar year. For example, if you are only enrolled until February, you can still apply even though you will not be enrolled in September. Our enrollment policy also applies to graduate applicants, including MBA and PhD students.


During the program week, participants will be provided with accommodation in shared dorms (8 nights), full board and (public) transportation.

You are responsible for covering any expenses occurring outside of the program dates, as well as during additional, individually organized activities – therefore please make sure to bring enough spending money with you. You are also responsible to organize and cover the costs of your own travel insurance.

How to Apply?

To apply, simply fill out the application form and submit your CV (incl. your current grades) and your certificate of enrollment (proof that you are a student in higher education). Please fill out the entire application in English. We will not accept applications in any other language.

For more information, and how to apply, please visit the official website.