Summer Program on Historiography, Methodology, Metaphilosophy in Canada

Philosophy Summer Program in McMaster University in Hamilton Canada

This program runs from June 30th to July 7th in 2018. It is hosted in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University in Hamilton Canada. Deadline for application is Feb 5, 2018. This program targets graduate or post-graduate in philosophy, history, history of science or connected disciplines, or post-doctoral researcher or faculty, but is open to advanced undergraduate students to apply.

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Students who are interested can consult Prof Keating ( on the application process.

Intermediate Classical Tibetan Training Program

Advance Your Tibetan Knowledge in Northern California

From June 14th to August 10th, the Dharmachakra School of Translation will hold intermediate-level training in Classical Tibetan. The program is open to students who have spent one year or more learning Tibetan in an academic environment. Applicants need a letter of recommendation from a language instructor and they will need to send their academic transcripts as part of their applications. Rolling admissions begin April 1st and the final application deadline is May 1st. The cost of the program ranges from $2000 to $2500 depending on one’s specific course. The course is held in Northern California.

Buddhist Studies Summer Program

Study Buddhism in Northern California

This program runs from June 14th to August 10th. Applications are due on a rolling basis; the program is available to “students of all backgrounds and levels of experience” with Buddhism. It takes place at a remote center in Northern California. There’s a $50 non-refundable application fee and it costs $1250 to $2500, depending on what program you elect for.

Study History of Philosophy in the Netherlands

Spend a Week Studying in the Netherlands

From June 26th to June 29th, study “Methodology in the History of Philosophy” at the University of Groningen. Applications are due May 1st, 2017, and it will cost € 150 to attend.

Misc. Philosophy Summer Offerings

Forum on Philosophy Summer Offerings

Daily Nous recently started a page for undergraduate summer philosophy offerings. There are a mix of programs, many of which explicitly aim to promote women, people of color, and other historically underrepresented groups in philosophy. Most are 1 – 2 weeks during the summer, with applications due around March. 

Chinese Philosophy

Study Chinese Philosophy and Culture in China

8-day program that introduces students to the intersection of Chinese culture and Chinese thought. Occurs in Beijing, China; costs around £1700, although they provide scholarships. Applications are due January 30th.

Study Languages or Buddhism in Nepal

Students may study Sanskrit, Classical Tibetan, Colloquial Tibetan, Nepali, and Buddhism

The program runs from June 8th to August 5th. Applications are accepted each year between October 1 – May 1. Late applications are accepted from May 1 until the start of the program, but a late application fee will apply.

For more information, see:

Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy

Take graduate-level philosophy seminars in Colorado, USA

For 2016, the Seminar will discuss “Paradoxes and Puzzles.” Sessions will focus on paradoxical and puzzling arguments across philosophical disciplines. The sessions will seek to introduce students to the atmosphere of graduate school seminars. The program will cost $1365 for tuition and housing and will run from July 18th to August 5th, 2016. Applications will be reviewed starting April 1st and students will be admitted on a rolling basis.

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Harvard Summer School

Study Sanskrit at Harvard

Harvard Summer School offers a course in beginning Sanskrit. The course is seven weeks and counts for two semesters of coursework. Students will learn the Devanagari script, basic grammar, and essential vocabulary.

Tuition is $5,900 and registration must be completed before May 16th. For more information, see

Yale Summer Session

Spend a summer studying philosophy at Yale

Yale Summer Session has many philosophy courses on offer. These include: Happiness, Introduction to Philosophy, First-Order Logic, Moralities of Everyday Life, Philosophy of Law, Eastern Philosophy and Lies and Deception. These courses span both Session A (May 30th to July 1st) and Session B (July 4th to August 5th).

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