The Applied Functional Programming summer school has been running for more than eight years. We aim to educate aspiring Haskell programmers beyond the basic material covered by many textbooks.

The lectures will cover several more advanced topics regarding the theory and practice of Haskell programming, including topics such as:

The summer school consists of a mix of lectures, labs and a busy social program. You may want to check out the preliminary schedule to get some idea of what to expect.

This year the school will run from August 21–25.

For whom

We expect students to have a basic familiarity with Haskell already. You should be able to write recursive functions over algebraic data types, such as lists and trees. There is a great deal of online material freely available that covers this material. If you’ve already started learning Haskell and are looking to take your functional programming skills to the next level, this is the course for you. Or if you’re used to working in functional languages such as Scala, PureScript, Elm, OCaml, or Racket, and looking to learn more about foundations and Haskell – you may want to consider joining our summer school.


The lectures and labs will be held on the Utrecht Science Park (also known as de Uithof) in the BBL building. Many of the social events will be in the city center, but there are regular buses and you might want to consider renting a bicycle.


This registration fee should cover almost all of your expenses in the entire week. All lunches, coffee, and dinners will be covered.

If you are a student or affiliated with a university, we can offer a €1000 euro discount on your registration fee.


Feel free to contact Wouter Swierstra (w.s.swierstra {at} if you have any questions about participating.


The Summer School is generously sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank.

Standard Chartered