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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 opportunities may be eligible to apply for funding from the Turing Scheme funding towards Independent PlacementsTravel Bursary Awards or the York Futures Scholarships

Please note that the University of York does not permit travel to any country where the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travelAt this time, we have suspended all incoming and outgoing mobility with Russian institutions and organisations.  This means that the University of York will not approve any independently sourced projects or other mobilities in Russia where institutional documentation is required to proceed and university travel insurance applications will be rejected.

Partner highlights

"Migration and the crises of solidarity in Europe" Summer School at CITY College, Greece 

The Migration and the crises of solidarity in Europe Summer School is taking place in Thessaloniki 1-8 July 2022 at CITY College, University of York, Europe Campus.

Register for the Migration Summer School information session on Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 15:00 to find out more about the programme and ask any questions you may have before applying. 

CITY College's deadline for applications for the Summer School is Friday 11 March 2022. University of York students may apply for a £1,000 Scholarship towards the programme costs email if you have not received the link. The deadline for completing the University of York Scholarship towards the CITY College Migration School will close at 5pm on Monday 21st March. 

UFMG Summer School on Brazilian related topics

There are two tuition fee-waived places available for University of York students on the UFMG Summer School on Brazilian Studies at Federal University of Minas Gerais. The programme includes lectures on various Brazilian related topics, Portuguese classes and cultural activities.

To apply, email your letter of motivation, letter of recommendation from your academic Department at York and CV to by Wednesday 9 February 2022.

Programmes at our Study Exchange partners

Many of our Study Exchange partners offer summer/winter schools which you can independently apply for and some of these programmes are listed alphabetically by country below:

DestinationInstitutionSubject of studyLength of study
Australia University of Western Australia The Summer Down Under Research Internship has moved online for 2022. The Summer Down Under Research Internship is a unique eight-week intensive research training program. It provides an opportunity for high-performing international students, who are considering a UWA postgraduate degree, to get an insider's look at the University’s research specialities, meet and work with a potential future supervisor and experience the richness of Australian culture. 8 weeks
Australia University of Sydney Select two units of study from a wide selection of courses including several on different aspects of Australian culture. Students will stay in our guaranteed on-campus accommodation and have an optional social programme including wildlife tours, surf camps and sports games. 4 weeks
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. The 2022 topic is Re-Measuring, Re-Calculating, Re-Counting: State - Society - Religion in Transition. 2 weeks
Brazil  Federal University of Minas Gerais 

Lectures on various Brazilian related topics, Portuguese classes and cultural activities.

UFMG Summer School on Brazilian Studies Two fee-waived places available for UoY students. To apply, email your letter of motivation, letter of recommendation from your academic department at York and CV to by Tuesday 1 February 2022.

15 days 
Canada University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver A four-week academic programme where students will be studying two 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
Canada UBC Faculty of Arts Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) The Arts VSP is ideal for undergraduate students interested in studying globally relevant courses in subjects such as humanities, social sciences, and creative and performing arts, while at the same time meeting and sharing experiences with students from across the world. In 2022, the Arts VSP is offering two programs: a virtual program (6 June-6 July) and an in-person program in Vancouver (16 July-16 August). Apply before 1 April 2022. 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. Students will conduct research under the supervision of CUHK faculty members. The programme will be offered face to face and virtually in 2022. 8-10 weeks
China  University of Hong Kong HKU Summer Institute is offering online programmes for Summer 2022. 4 weeks
China The University of Hong Kong Summer Virtual Programme Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in China (CIEC): Door to new opportunities in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau” August 2022 1 week
Czech Republic  Charles University in Prague Spring Programme 

The Future of Europe. From lockdown to recovery.

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

4 weeks 
Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH) International Summer Programme

UCPH International Sumer programme 2022 has now been published and offers both on-campus and a selection of online courses. Themes are based on contemporary fields of research and international trends/interests such as: Environmental Justice, the Economic History of Europe and Cultural Rights: a promising global discourse?

1-3 weeks July/August
Finland Helsinki Summer School

​20+ courses multidisciplinary courses, covering a range of academic fields and topics.

2-3 weeks 
Finland Turku Summer School

Eight different courses ranging from Circular Economy to Game Development.

2 weeks
France University of Bordeaux

Topics cover a variety of disciplines, ranging from African studies to social sciences to wine sciences to advanced materials to health sciences and more!

1 week

Université Grenoble Alpes

Interdisciplinary summer programmes

2 weeks

Université de Lausanne

A range of intensive and semi-intensive French language courses, resulting in a Certificate of qualification in French (CQF).

3-6 weeks


France CPE Lyon The programme consists of French language classes in different levels and science/engineering classes in English to be chosen from one of the four schools. Students also take part in industrial and cultural visits.  5 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 TU Berlin Summer University Participants can choose from various courses from our on-campus programme or online format. 2-4 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 University of Cologne Programme for summer 2022 TBC. 2 weeks
Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover

Summer Academy - German language classes

3 weeks
Germany Gaming Summer School Konstanz (PDF , 150kb)

Summer School 2022: "Social Gaming. From Cooperation in (Online) Gaming to Game Co-Creation"

The Summer School consists of two parts: A virtual part from April to June 2022 (self-study + three online sessions), and a one-week onsite class, taking place at the University of Konstanz in July (24-30 July 2022). 
Virtual then one week face to face
Germany Westfäliche-Wilhelms Universität Münster

Intercultural perspectives

1 week
Greece CITY College, University of York, Europe Campus

The Migration and the crises of solidarity in Europe Summer School is taking place in Thessaloniki 1-8 July 2022. CITY College's deadline for applications for the Summer School is 11 March 2022. University of York students may apply for a £1,000 York Futures Scholarship towards the programme costs - YFS round two opens at 9am on Monday 21 March and closes at 5pm on 24 April 2022. 

1 week
Italy Sapienza University of Rome Italian literature, arts, cinema, language 2 weeks
Italy University of Trento Summer School

Summer schools in Psychological Humanities and Cognitive Science, Sustainability, North Africa-Middle East Politics and EU Security, Neutron Detectors and Related Applications and Digital Cities as Infrastructures for Smart Mobility. 

Winter schools in Gender Equality in Times of Populism and Sovereignism.

1-2 weeks
Japan Keio Summer Programme Keio University welcomes students from around the world to its new quarter long Summer Program for academic and cultural learning opportunities in Japan.‌ 2 months
Japan Kyoto University Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program is a summer undergraduate research program in science and biotechnology sponsored by Amgen Foundation from June 7 to August 6, 2022. 8 weeks
Japan Tohoku University The application for TSSP 2022 is temporarily paused due to the Japanese border closure. They will update their website at the end of February 2022. 4 weeks
​Japan Waseda University, Tokyo Cancelled for summer 2022. ​ ​4 weeks
Korea Yonsei University The programme includes courses from the arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history, social sciences, and science and technology. 4 weeks
Korea Chung-Ang University A hybrid programme 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
Mexico UDLAP Online Spanish programmes for this summer, designed for students who want to learn Spanish in a short period of time  4 weeks
Netherlands Maastricht Summer School

35+ courses in economics, finance, law, politics, leadership and management, psychology, communication

1-2 weeks
Netherlands Radboud University Nijmegen

This summer we have over 80 courses for you on offer, in a wide range of academic fields: law, science, business, languages, health, social sciences.

1 week 
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
Norway Bergen Summer Research School

The BSRS 2022 for PhD students takes place 7-17 June 2022 as a fully digital event and free of charge for all participants - Understanding and addressing inequality: Sustainability, social justice and hope – consists of six parallel courses covering topics from climate change, governance, economic experiments, higher education, the arts, food security, gender, and the environmental crisis. Application deadline 1 February 2022.

1 week
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. Learn about economics, culture, social issues of South East Asia, South Asia and North Asia from NUS academics.  5 weeks
Singapore Singapore Management University

The four-week SMU Global Summer Programme (GSP) 2022, themed ‘Asian Insights’, will be held physically in Singapore, from 27 June to 22 July 2022.

4 weeks
Spain Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Summer School of Economics and Business

3 weeks

Spain Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Climate Change

2-3 weeks

Switzerland University of Geneva

Courses include humanitarian action, environment, law, human rights, global health

1-3 weeks
Switzerland Université de Lausanne

Intensive French courses, levels A2 to C1 and examination to achieve certificate of qualification in French (CQF).

Summer and Winter Schools at the Université de Lausanne.

2 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 & volunteering

There are lots of third party providers who offer independent summer programmes / volunteering opportunities abroad - below are a selection of organisations who run programmes that you may be interested in:

OrganisationArea of study/work
Austria OEAD Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems Summer School in Vienna
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/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
Germany DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Sri Lanka Travelteer 2 weeks - 6 months

Volunteer projects in Southern Asia. Conservation, mental health, education, community and sports projects. 

Uganda Play Action International 4 weeks

Play Action International create and implement innovative and exciting playgrounds, play based educational materials and training programmes for disadvantaged communities across the world.

USA Fulbright Commission

Fulbright Awards Programme 

Fullbright Study of US Institutes Summer School

USA Camp America Camp America
Various worldwide Santander Universities

Short summer courses

Various worldwide Operation Wallacea 2-6 weeks Conservation research. Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research expeditions.
Various worldwide Go International Mobility opportunities and funding around the world
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 opportunities in 15 cities across the world


Who's ISEP?

ISEP (International Student Exchange Programme) is a non-profit educational organisation dedicated to helping students to realise their internationalisation goals.

Where can I go with ISEP?

ISEP advertise summer programmes in several countries around the world that you can apply for independently. ISEP has a number of summer programmes priced at less that $5000 in summer 2022 and a full list of ISEP summer programme destinations on their webpages. 

University of York students may also apply for the ISEP Exchange programme as an additional year abroad within the specified deadlines (now closed for 2022/23). 

How much will it cost to take part in an ISEP summer programme?

You'll be responsible for meeting the costs of the ISEP summer programme and will need to research the individual programmes for exactly what's included in the programme fee. The fee tends to include tuition, housing and health insurance, but programs may include additional benefits like meals, excursions of airport pick-up. 

For ISEP summer programmes that are longer than 4 weeks, you may be able to apply for Turing Scheme funding towards the cost of the independent placement. Find out more about funding through the Turing Scheme, Travel Awards or York Futures Scholarship

Going on an ISEP summer programme?

Email us at to let us know if you'd like to be connected with other University of York students who may be on the same ISEP summer programme.