Munich Vienna Middle East Summer School

Each year, MEIA Research organizes, in cooperation with the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) and the Institute for Near and Middle East Studies at LMU Munich, and the International University Club Munich, a three and a half-week Munich-Vienna Middle East Summer School.




During the Middle East Summer School, students will be provided with a broad understanding of the key political, economic, and societal developments in the contemporary Middle East. In the seminars, students will be taught by academics and practitioners with long-standing experience in the Middle East and given the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with students from the region in focus.




In addition to the academic part, the Summer School also includes visits to institutions such as the United Nations Organization (UN), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), or the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). The Summer School also offers a rich cultural program with sightseeing, visits to museums, traditional Munich beer gardens, and Viennese coffeehouses, a trip to Salzburg, and much more. 




The program targets both advanced students and young professionals from various backgrounds. Applicants should have a general interest in foreign policy, economics, and societal developments and be willing to participate in an interdisciplinary and intercultural learning process. In-depth knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs is not required. Lectures, presentations and examinations will be held in English. Knowledge of German is not required.




For further details on the program, the application process, participation fees, and financial aid options, see