About us

Short Term Programs is a platform where universities and other institutions of higher education can display their short programs for international students. Through our search engine and filtering options we make it easy for students to find a program of their interest.

Program types and names

Many universities and other institutions of higher education offer programs that are open to external students and professionals. These programs are usually made for one of three groups: prospective students, current students and professionals (or in general, people who have finished their studies). Universities do not all use the same names for these programs. Names you can see for these programs are:

  • Short (term) programs or short (term) courses
  • Summer/winter school, Summer/winter programs/courses
  • International summer/winter session
  • Open programs/courses
  • Lifelong learning
  • Pre university college/courses
  • University preparation programs/courses


Our goal is to list as many of these academic programs from all over the world as possible, giving students and professionals a tool to easily find and compare them. Studying at a foreign university can be a great experience and is something you will remember for the rest of your life.


Short Term Programs was founded in 2018 by Dirk Faber. While he was a student he studied in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and abroad in two different countries, the USA and Italy. After his studies he worked for Utrecht University where he coordinated the short programs, receiving more than 4000 students per year, of which most from a foreign country.

If you have suggestions or questions, feel free to contact us at info@shorttermprograms.com.