MEIA Middle East Summer School Program

*** Due to the Covid 19-pandemic in 2020-22, our summer school programs, which take place in presence, have been postponed. We regret this situation. Updates will be announced here. ***

Since 2014, MEIA Research organizes, in cooperation with the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP), the Institute for Near and Middle East Studies at LMU Munich, and the International University Club Munich, an annual three and a half-week 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 other metropoles, such as Vienna or Berlin, where institutions such as the United Nations Organization (UN) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, or the German Foreign Office and the German Federal Ministry for Development and International Cooperation in Berlin will be visited. The Summer School also offers a rich cultural program with sightseeing, visits to museums, traditional Munich beer gardens, a trip to famous Neuschwanstein Castle or 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

Top Summer Schools 2017: Political Science & International Relations

The Middle East Summer School of MEIA Research and LMU has been listed as one of the “Top Summer Schools 2017: Political Science & International Relations”.