European Challenges

The perfect blend of learning and fun:

The Solvay Summer School is a summer institute for outstanding students from all over the world, organised by our very own committee of master students.



The goal of the Solvay European Summer School is to give students the state-of-the-art knowledge and tools necessary to work as general managers in a European context. The programme features classes, trips, and activities designed to give students the opportunity to learn about European business challenges.
Our Summer School is a unique experience that will enable you to interactively acquire vast amounts of information and know-how on the current economic situation in Europe and discover the wonderful city of Brussels, the capital of Europe. In addition, it is a wonderful opportunity to build your international network and become a Solvay Alumni.
At the Solvay Summer School, you will attend lectures given by internationally renowned professors and researchers from various backgrounds, while getting a taste of what Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management is about.

Aside from the learning experience, it is important to mention that the Solvay Summer School is organised by students, for students. This means you will get the opportunity to experience authentic Belgian student life and culture. In addition to the lectures, visits and excursions are planned during the week.

Practical information and fees

Admission Requirements

The programme is mainly intended for master and postgraduate students. Participants are expected to be fluent in English.

To be eligible to the Solvay Summer School programme, participants must be officially enrolled in a higher education institution. Students from the other Master of Science programmes at the Graduate School are also eligible for the course, as well as other qualified students.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility for this programme before applying, do not hesitate to contact us.

Advance Fee

  • Early Bird: Book before March 15, 2023 and get a discount of €120 on packs Explorer and Wanderer or a reduction of €60 on Essentialist
  • Member of a partner university ? Benefit from a €75 discount on packs Explorer and Wanderer or a €60 discount on pack Essentialist. This promotion is valid for the duration of the registration period and can be combined with the Early Bird offer.
  • To find out if your school is an official partner institution of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, check this link on our website.


50 participants will have the chance to stay in a student residence just next to the campus:

Address: Résidence Nelson Mandela, Avenue des Courses, 29 1050, Bruxelles

Pictures are available here

Cancellation Policy

Fees include a non-refundable €50 deposit.

If you cancel your participation at least 35 days before the start of the programme, you will receive a full refund, minus the deposit (€50).

Cancellations made between 25 and 35 days before the programme begins will receive a 50% refund.

If you cancel less than 25 days before the Solvay Summer School begins, you are not eligible for a refund.

Due to this unprecedented and unique situation, the Solvay Summer School team is working even harder to find the best solution for everyone. This is also why it has been decided to offer a more flexible policy to those affected. If your application needs to be canceled, you will be fully reimbursed at any time as long as you prove that the change is due to COVID-19


Applicants who need a visa in order to enter Belgium will receive an Acceptance Letter, which proves their registration.

We are glad to help you with any additional document you may.

Updated on March 7, 2023