BEST Courses are organized four times a year by local groups from over 90 universities across Europe, several-day integration and academic courses, completed with an exam and a certificate. This is an amazing opportunity for students for maximum fee 30 € + journey, to expand their knowledge, horizons, meet interesting people, and all this in a great international atmosphere! Courses are an amazing adventure, and memories of them stay in mind for a long time. Every year, over 1,500 students participate in them, and apart from acquiring knowledge during the courses, spend time having fun and sightseeing great European cities.
In Patras I got to know a lot of wonderful pepole from different countries in Europe, so I could learn about not only Greek culture. Every nationality could show its traditions during this amazing time! It was an unforgettable experience for me.
During this course we learned about architecture of music festivals from the best in the field - organisers of Electric Castle. But the most exciting part was meeting, partying and working with amazing students from all over Euroope, visiting Transylvanian castles and experiencing the hospitality of Romanian People.
During a course in Nis, Serbia I had a chance to get to know a true Balkan spirit! Amazing students from over 10 different countries made every second of this course fun and helped me create wonderful memories.
During each course you have the opportunity to meet over thirty active and open students from various European countries. This is an amazing opportunity to exchange experiences and views, and above all - to acquire friends, thanks to which every corner of our continent will be closer than ever!
You need to provide yourself with the transport on your own. In the Survival Guide of each course there is information about the possible options of reaching the destination. After your application being approved, the organizers surely will advise you what option to choose and help you to arrive to the final destination from a railway station or airport.
Depending on the place and subject of the event there is a difference in the number of candidates. If you want your application to be approved- make it unique! Prove that you will be a valuable member of the course, let others know that you are creative and positive.
You need to be at least communicative, because on the course you will meet students from the whole Europe and the lectures are given in English. Do not be afraid of mistakes- the course is a perfect opportunity to improve your language skills!
There are courses on two levels of academic complexity - basic and advanced. Applying for a basic course you do not need technical knowledge about the subject of the course- your interest is enough to get accepted. Information about the academic complexity can be found in the description of the course.
The organizers judge each application separately, so there is a little chance that both of you will get accepted for the course. It could happen that several people from the same city or country will get a place on the course, but we encourage you do apply independently. The courses are a perfect opportunity to meet new friends!
Maximum charge for Polish students is 30€. Additionally, the cost of fee will be smaller if the Local Group is financially supported by university, companies etc.
You can apply for a refund by submitting an application to the dean of your faculty. If the subject of the course is close to your field of study there is a chance that your university will help you pay the travel expenses.
Nourishment, accommodation, public transport, entertainment- all of these and even more are included in the course fee. There are no hidden costs ;)
During the last hours before the deadline for applications there is many people wanting to log in and the server may be overloaded. To avoid that situation do not apply at the last minute!
Once you have already chosen your favourite courses on the site https://www.best.eu.org/courses/list.jsp you need to create an account in BEST Application System (https://www.best.eu.org/account/registration.jsp) Write your student ID number as the “Identification Number” and write “Wroclaw” in the "My Local BEST group" field.
Validation is the confirmation that your account in BEST Application System is not a fake one and that you really are a student of Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. To validate the account you need to send us a scan of your student ID (mail address - email@example.com )
Application consists of the motivational letter in which you describe why you are interested in the particular course and you introduce yourself and your motivation to take the course. The further part contains questions concerning the subject of the course. Top tips for writing an application can be found here.
Yes, choosing more than one course you have to determine the order of importance of your applications. Despite this, all the applications are judged equally. If two of your applications are approved, the system will automatically choose the one you set as more preferable.
You need to log in to your account in BAS. Before the deadline always check if all of your applications have been registered. Applying during the last hours you risk that the system will not validate your application because of overload.
Now you need to confirm your participation in the course by paying a deposit (40€) to your Local Group. Write on firstname.lastname@example.org and make an appointment for handing on the cash at the convenient time. After finishing the course and filling in an evaluation form you will get your deposit back.
You can apply for the course in next season (there are four of them - summer, autumn, winter and spring). You can also get involved into BEST activities and go to many international internal trips.
It means that you still have a chance to take the course. If any of the qualified candidates resigns, you can take his place.
Once all the members confirmed their participation the organizers will contact all of you via email. Usually there is also created a group on Facebook to start integration before the course.
You have time to take the decision till the deadline for paying the deposit. But if you change your mind or can not take the course- write us as soon as possible. The others wait for your place!
Of course! At the beginning of each semester we organise a recrutation. Keep an eye on the fanpage of BEST Wroclaw not to miss the chance!