Partner and independent summer programmes

Applications for the below summer programmes are made directly to the institution. Students will be liable for all costs, including tuition fees.

Students who apply for these summer schools may be eligible to apply for funding from either the Travel Bursary Awards or Santander International Connections Awards. For more details, see Independent Travel Awards.

Partners - Europe

DestinationInstitutionSubject of studyLength of study
Austria University of Vienna Summer Programme European Studies, Austrian Arbitration Academy and German Language Courses 4 weeks
Austria Graz International Summer School Seggau 

The Graz International Summer School Seggau is an interdisciplinary and international program.

Topic: Radical (Dis)Engagement: State-Society-Religion 

2 weeks
Denmark Aarhus Summer University

70+ courses in culture and society, media, language and linguistics, business and economics and business communication, law, health, science and technology

Some fee-waived places may be available on this summer school.  Please contact if you are interested in this opportunity.

4 weeks
Finland Helsinki Summer School 20+ courses multidisciplinary courses, covering a range of academic fields and topics. 2-3 weeks
France University of Bordeaux International courses for postgraduate students and young researchers in a variety of topics, including Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Issues, Optics and more.  1-3 weeks
France Université Grenoble Alpes Interdisciplinary summer programme: Mountains on the Move 2 weeks
France Universite Paris - Pantheon Sorbonne International Economics and Sustainable Global Development 4 weeks
France Universite Paris-Sorbonne Courses including philosophy, history, history of art, literature, geography, physics, biology 4 weeks
​France Sciences Po Summer School Social sciences and French language 4 weeks
​France Summer School Paris Diderot ​Engineering, French language and culture 3 weeks
Germany RWTH Aachen University 

Summer schools in Engineering

2,3 or 4 weeks
Germany University of Bayreuth

Courses in Economics and Management, African Studies, Public Health and Environment, Public Health and Life Sciences, Energy and Climate, Polymer Science and Biofabrication, Polymer Science and Engineering and International Law

2 weeks
Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover

Summer Academy - German language classes

In 2018, two stipends are available to cover the costs of the language course and activity programme in Hannover (though not accommodation costs).  The application deadline is 31 May 2018.  For more details, interested students should contact:

3 weeks


Westfäliche-Wilhelms Universität Münster Intercultural perspectives 1 week


Ionian University Corfu Summer School: Greek Language, History and Culture 2 weeks
Italy Sapienza University of Rome Italian literature, arts, cinema, language 2 weeks
​Italy University of Trento Summer School

Summer schools: Italian Language and Culture; Global Challenges; China Studies, Tradition and Innovation.

Winter school: Physics of the Cell.

2 weeks
Netherlands Maastricht Summer School 35+ courses in economics, finance, law, politics, leadership and management, psychology, communication 1-2 weeks
Netherlands Summer School Utrecht 200+ courses including European integration, cultural diversity within the European continent and European history, development of Dutch identity, present-day Dutch society and the role of the Netherlands on the international stage 1-6 weeks
Netherlands Radboud University Nijmegen 50+ courses in arts & languages, brains & behaviour, business & economics, science, social sciences and health care 2-4 weeks
Portugal Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto Católica Porto Business School Summer School 2 weeks
Spain Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Summer School of Economics and Business 3 weeks
Spain Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona A range of courses is available across different disciplines.  2-3 weeks
Switzerland University of Geneva Courses include humanitarian action, environment, law, human rights, global health 1-3 weeks
Switzerland Université de Lausanne Summer and Winter Schools (postgraduate students)  1-3 weeks

Partners - worldwide

DestinationInstitutionSubject of studyLength of study
Canada University of British Columbia Vancouver A 4-week academic program where students will be studying 2 academic courses taught by members of the UBC faculty. They will have the opportunity to participate in guided laboratory exercises, socio-cultural activities on campus, and explore the city of Vancouver.  4 weeks
China University of Manchester

The Study China Programme is managed by The University of Manchester and generously funded by Government Department of Education. All tuition and accommodation fees are funded; students finance their own travel costs.

3 weeks
China The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 8-10 weeks
China  The Chinese University of Hong Kong ACU (The Association of Commonwealth Universities) Commonwealth Summer School will be hosted at CUHK from 1-9 July 2018 1 week
China  Universityof Hong Kong HKU Summer Institute offers a wide range of programmes from different faculties, providing quality learning and rare chances to study abroad for students.  4 weeks
China University of Hong Kong CIEC (Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in China) is a 3-week programme. Aside from classroom learning (formal lectures and interactive in-class discussions) on economic development, finance innovation and entrepreneurship, there will also be guest speeches, site and company visits, group projects, city explorations and cultural exposure activities. Hong Kong CIEC Summer Programme (PDF , 1,913kb) 3 weeks
Brazil Federal University of Minas Gerais

UFGM Summer School on Brazilian Studies. Lectures on various Brazilian related topis, Portugese classes and cultural activities.

15 Days
Japan Keio Summer Programme Keio University welcomes students froma round the world to its new quarter long Summer Program for academic and cultural learning opportunities in Japan.‌ 2 months
Japan Tohoku University For undergraduates only, the course offers Japanese language classes and topical seminars in Japanese culture and society 2 weeks
Japan Waseda University, Tokyo Courses in business, culture, history, and politics in the context of Japan and Asia, with optional Japanse language classes 4 weeks
Korea Chung-Ang University A hybrid program providing students with a window into Korea, where courses are coupled with cultural experiences that foster an understanding of Korea’s Culture and Society. 4 weeks
Mexico Tec de Monterrey A variety of summer programmes offered in different disciplines. 4 weeks
Russia HSE St Petersburg

HSE St Petersburg Summer School offers a wide selection of up-to-date courses in the fields of Russian Studies, Business Analytics, Cultural and Creative Industries, Social and Political Sciences, Data Analysis, Economics and Business, Computer Science. 

3 months
Singapore Nanyang Technological University Courses in Chinese language and cultural studies, entrepreneurship, creative design and media, and the globalised marketplace 4 weeks
Singapore National University of Singapore National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is launching their signature FASStrack Summer Programme for 2019. Learn about economics, culture, social issues of South East Asia, South Asia and North Asia from NUS academics.  5 weeks
Singapore Singapore Management University

Singapore Management University (SMU) offers the Global Summer Programme 2019 - Asian Insights

4 weeks
South Africa University of Cape Town

Global Academy courses: Afropolitianisam; Social Justice and Entrepreneurship

4 weeks

South Africa University of Cape Town

Sustainable Water Management in Africa. SWMA 2019 (PDF , 1,051kb)

2 weeks

Sydney The University of Sydney 

Study Abroad Program 2020: Session A: Tues 2nd June-Wed 15th July 2020 (3 or 6 week options), Session B: Tues 23rd June-Fri 24th July 2020 (3 or 5 weeks options)

3-6 weeks
USA University of Rochester

Select one course to be taken with University of Rochester students from a range of course selections including physics, biology, mathematics, English and more.

4 weeks
USA Rutgers University An inside look at the way the UN carries out its missions, the course is split between Rutgers University New Brunswick campus and New York 3 weeks

Independent summer programmes

DestinationOrganisationArea of study/work
Various worldwide BUNAC BUNAC work abroad, internships and volunteering
Various worldwide Academic Internship Council Internships in California, Los Angeles, Singapore, Vancouver and New York for 2020
Various worldwide The Intern Group The Intern Group has internship opportunites in 15 cities across the world
Austria OEAD Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems Summer School in Vienna between 25 July to 10 August 2018
China British Council Generation UK - China Work experience
China CRCC Asia CRCC Asia offers internships in China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the UK
China Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Study China Programme
China Peking University Peking University Summer School International
China Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Undergraduate Research Programme
China Zhejiang University -School Of Management  ZJU Entrepreneurship in China &OBOR International Summer School
China/India Minds Abroad Minds Abroad study, internships and volunteering
Fiji Think Pacific Intern, Placement and Volunteer Expeditions in the Fiji Islands
France French Embassy Entente Cordiale Scholarships
France Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 Heritage development and valorisation, cultural economy and public action. An all-inclusive pre-doctoral summer school combining theoretical and methodological training with case studies.
Germany DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

India British Council Generation UK-India: Study, work and create in India
USA Fulbright Commission Fulbright Awards Programme
USA Camp America Camp America
USA Santander Universities

Short summer courses at Yale and Georgetown

Accommodation and tuition costs are covered by Santander.

Various Go International Mobility opportunities and funding around the world