European Youth Portal

Information and opportunities for young people across Europe.

3D file folders in the foreground, silhouette of person selecting one of them in the background.

Simply the BEST for technology students

Lectures, visits to international research centres and case studies: join an international course with 25 other european students for 4 EUR/day (at the most - sometimes it's free!).


BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) is a non-profit organisation that offers short courses throughout the year where engineering students get the chance to learn more about a topic that interests them.


These courses give you the chance to follow lectures, visit companies, industrial plants and research centres and take part in case studies. At the end you take an exam and if the course is recognised by your home university, you can even receive ECTS credits for it.


And in addition to the new things you’ll learn, you also get to meet lots of people from some of the 30 participating countries and take part in cultural events.


List of BEST technology courses.


How to apply

Interested? You can apply if you are a student of technology from a university with a Local BEST group or if your university is a BEST partner organisation.


Find out how to apply and start working on your motivation letter. The deadlines vary for the different seasons of courses.