Considered as the Universitys fourth academic quarter, Stanford Summer Session invites visiting undergraduate and graduate students, along with current Stanford students, to experience a truly unique and transformative Summer Quarter. Within eight weeks, Summer Session students take on challenging academics for college credit, submerge themselves in the culture of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and make lifelong connections with peers from around the world.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Students from six continents make our summer program truly international.
  • Students from select universities around the world come to the Stanford campus to experience a transformative and global academic adventure.
  • Our Summer Session students take on challenging academics for college credit while balancing educational and social activities.



Stanford Summer professors are leaders in their fields, and your classmates are some of the most brilliant young minds from around the world. Well help you synthesize and integrate your skills and knowledge to apply them in new contexts.Please check the Stanford Summer Session website for a finalized list of courses for the upcoming summer.

Distance Learning Courses

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Stanford Universitys campus is one of the largest campuses in the United States, measuring 8,180 acres, and is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The campus provides students with a number of exceptional facilities, including state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facilities, academic resources and libraries, and arts centers

Student Life

Campus life

Situated on over 8,000 acres of land that previously housed the Stanford Family horse farm, Stanford University has been home to innovative thinking from day one. Guided by the words on the University seal, Die Luft der Freiheit weht (the wind of freedom blows), Stanford makes its students useful for life by promoting freedom of mind and the pure search for knowledge.

Student clubs

When you come here for the summer, you become a part of the Stanford tradition. Speaking events, academic roundtables, and trips let you take full advantage of all that Stanford and the Silicon Valley have to offer. And with the fourth quarters intimate campus community, youll have ample opportunity to develop lasting bonds with faculty, staff and peers.


Stanford University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Stanford, California, United States

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