International Programmes 2020/2021

Bayreuth International Summer School – Polymer Science & Engineering Polymer Science & Engineering

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
  • July 2021
Target group

International undergraduate and graduate students


Polymer and Colloid Science

Polymers and colloids play an ever more increasing role as materials in our everyday life. They are the constitutive parts of emulsions, foams, coatings, fibres, cells, and tissue. With the help of nanotechnology, fundamentally new materials, properties, and functions could be realised with exciting applications in the areas of electro-optics and biomaterials. This course will begin with an introduction and cover the most relevant topics from synthesis, structural, and electro-optical studies of polymers and colloids to advanced device fabrication. This course complements the second-week lectures on polymer engineering.​​

Advanced Polymers in Engineering and Energy

Polymer engineering implies the development and innovation of efficient polymeric products. Key aspects of achieving this aim are advanced knowledge about polymers, identification of trends, and sustainability. This course focuses on giving you an insight into polymers and the polymer industry as well as current topics concerning future trends for polymers. Furthermore, the course includes an industry tour (where you can experience modern processing technics) and three practical sessions in which you will fabricate your own polymeric parts.

For more detailed information on the course content and lecturers, please visit our website.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • July 2021
Price only on request
Further information on dates and prices

The participation fee includes tuition fees, an excursion to Berlin, and meals (daily lunch + welcome dinner & farewell dinner). Please check our website for further information.

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
Language requirements

A very good command of the English language (preferably B2 level) is a requirement for your participation in the course. Please provide proof of your language level by submitting a language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) with your application.

Submit application to

Please submit your contact information and supporting documents (CV, brief personal statement, and proof of language proficiency) via our website:

Please contact us via e-mail if you have any questions regarding the application procedure.


Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.

A daily lunch as well as a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner are included in the registration fee.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

We offer a weekend excursion to Berlin as well as city tours / guided visits and sports activities in Bayreuth.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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