Put Europe on your


BEST 2018 will run from May 28 to June 30. With its special emphasis on the European single market and policy making in Europe, the BEST program provides an excellent preparation for students planning a career in international companies and organizations. Put Europe on your resume and become an expert in this highly topical field.



Our preferred application deadline is March 31.
Apply now and reserve your spot in the program!

The BEST Summer


Students from 34 different universities from all over the world have participated in our BEST Summer Academy since 2001. Find out more about their impressions and feedback in our testimonial section.


In a nutshell

BEST 2018 will run from from May 28 to June 30 (5 weeks) 

· Courses in business, economics, and German language with special emphasis on European issues
· Taught in English
· Earn up to 9 transferable US-Credits (18 ECTS)
· Tuition may be waived for students from partner universities
· Free weekends to explore Europe

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You can apply online for the BEST Summer Academy 2018 now.

Our preferred deadline is March 31, 2018 and early applications are recommended and will receive preferential review and notification prior to the deadline.

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Berlin Excursion

BEST is arranging an exciting excursion to Berlin, the old and new capital of Germany, as an integral part of the program.

The train ride on an ICE rapid train from Duisburg to Berlin and the ground transportation in Berlin as well as accommodation and breakfast in a tourist hotel and all entrance fees are covered by the flat rate charges within the program costs.

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Our team is looking forward to welcoming you to Duisburg, Germany. The BEST program is organized by the Mercator School of Management, the business faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Tuition for the five week program is only 1,400€ and may be waived for students from partner institutions. Explore our website to find out more about BEST and do not hesitate to contact the BEST team if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!

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