About us

Short Term Programs is an independent 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.


We wish anyone can experience studying (abroad) and create memories that will last a lifetime. To assist, we provide students and professionals with the tools they need to study at a foreign university for a short period. Our aim is to give an overview of all short programs in the world that are open to internationals and to give additional information that comes in handy when going abroad.


This platform is a tool to find short programs anywhere in the world. You can use our search engine and filtering options to find a program of your interest. On each program page you will find all the information you need to apply for that program. Application is done through the institution that offers the program. There are country pages where you’ll find more information pertaining to that country. You don’t have to create an account to use this platform and personal information is never shared with others.

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

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