Get Ready for Summer 2024!

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Discover Your Potential

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Spend a term at Stanford

Stanford Summer Session gives you the opportunity to take courses from one of the world’s leading research universities. Enrich your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge. 

Experience Stanford
Summer Session offers the only opportunity to be a visiting Stanford student. 

Engage with a Dynamic and Diverse Cohort
Study alongside Stanford undergrads and visiting students from around the world. 

Explore Silicon Valley
Delve into the entrepreneurship and problem solving methodologies that make Silicon Valley the center of American innovation.

Program Dates

June 22 – August 18, 2024

How It Works

  1. APPLY to attend our 8-week program.
  2. RECEIVE and accept your admission. 
  3. REGISTER for courses.
  4. ATTEND as a Residential or Commuter student.


The quality of instruction, engaging class environment, rigorous curriculum, enriching social activities, and creative approach make Stanford Summer Session a truly unparalleled experience. 

Alexis, recent Summer Session student

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Stanford University sets tuition rates for all students. These estimates include Stanford's per-unit tuition of $1,372 per unit, the Application Fee, Program Fee, the Campus Health Services fee, and a Document Fee*. Where applicable, estimates also include residential and meal fees.

Attending as a commuter and taking the minimum 3 units? Costs start at $4,962

Living on campus and taking the minimum 8 credit-bearing units (typically 2-3 courses)? Costs start at $17,197

*The $125 document fee is a one-time fee charged to all students who are not returners to Summer Session. This fee offsets the cost of maintaining student records, processing transcript requests, and other registration-related services. 

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Summer Courses

Explore a new academic area, get ahead with foundational core classes, or make progress towards your chosen area of study. Join a diverse student body from more than 50 countries.

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Residential or Commuter?

Join a community of students and residential staff that come to Stanford from all over the world, bringing with them a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences to share.

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Student Life

Go beyond the classroom with speaker events, field trips to Bay Area landmarks, faculty teas, campus site and lab visits, and more!

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