What are BEST courses?

BEST courses are week-long courses on technology, applied engineering, or career related skills organized by local BEST groups (LBGs) all over Europe. You‘ll get to attend lectures and/or workshops held by the university or experts from companies. After the lectures, you’ll also take part in evening programmes, designed for you, to give you a taste of the LBG (Local BEST Group) that hosts you, as well as the local culture.


What is included?

The organizing LBG takes care of everything for you! Accomodation and food are provided, as well as transportation during the course (travel to hosting city is not included). In addition to the academic program and evening activities, hosting LBGs usually organize a special weekend trip to really get you acquainted to the local culture! Did we mention that you can even get a study credit from attending a course? And last, but not least, the new friends and memories you‘ll gain from a BEST course last much longer than the course itself; that‘s the BEST spirit!

How to apply

  • Step 1

    Account creation

    Create an account here

  • Step 2

    Choose the courses

    Read the descriptions of each course here. 

    Choose your top 3 to apply to! (we know, it‘s so hard) You may apply to 3 courses per season and get accepted to one.

  • Step 3

    Write the motivation letter

    Answer the course-specific questions for each course and rank your choices. The courses you‘ve applied to should show up on your applications.

  • Step 4

    Student Status Validation

    In order to send your applications, you may need to send a request to validate your student status for the season. Don‘t worry! We will take care of this for you. Instructions will be sent to you by email.

  • Step 5

    Wait for the results

    The waiting game! After the deadline, results of your applications will show up on your BEST account and you will be notified by email as well.


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