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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 schools may be eligible to apply for funding from the Travel Bursary Awards and the York Futures Scholarships

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.

2 weeks
Belgium Antwerp Summer University

28 summer schools ranging from health sciences to design sciences to social sciences

1-2 weeks
Czech Republic Charles University in Prague Spring Programme

European Identity between Unity and Diversity

Charles University are also offering a one week online Winter Programme in January 2021

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.

Summer School 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19

​2-3 weeks
Finland Turku Summer School 8 different courses ranging from Circular Economy to Game Development 2 weeks
France University of Bordeaux For Summer 2020 the University of Bordeaux is offering an Online programme: COVID-19 in Africa: health, economic and political challenges. 22nd - 26th June 1 week
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 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
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 ​60+ courses in arts & languages, brains & behaviour, business & economics, science, social sciences and health care ​1 week
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 UAB summer school has moved online for 2020 offering a range of courses 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
Switzerland Université de Lausanne Intensive French courses, levels A2 to C1 and examination to achieve certificate of qualification in French (CQF) 2 weeks

Partners - worldwide

DestinationInstitutionSubject of studyLength of study
Australia University of Western Australia UWA intensive research training program has moved online for January 2021. The Summer Down Under Research Internship is a unique 8-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. Deadline is 22 November 2020. 8 weeks
Australia University of Sydney Select 2 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 & have an optional social program including wildlife tours, surf camps & sports games. 4 weeks
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 Beijing Normal University BNU Philsophy Summer School 2021, which will take place from July 4 to 19, 2021 and be focused on “Traditional Chinese Philosophy: Human Nature and Virtue”. 2 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 is offering online programmes for Summer 2020.  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
China Nanjing

The program combines internship, city exploration, business contests, and social events for the youth from the entire globe. With a purpose of helping foreign students to obtain a unique, passionate and fun experience of working and living in China, the program is aiming on an unfiltered perspective into the overall situation in China and Nanjing through all the participants.

The program will cover all the costs EXCEPT the international flight and visa for the students from the University of York.  For more details see the Nanjang 2020 brochure (PDF , 1,332kb) and the Application form Nanjing summer program (MS Word , 43kb)

17 days
Brazil Federal University of Minas Gerais

Lectures on various Brazilian related topis, Portugese classes and cultural activities.

UFMG Summer School on Brazilian Studies Two fee waived places available for UoY students. Email for more information.

15 Days
Ghana AUC and Univeristy of Ghana

The Association of Commonwealth Universities summer school 2020 - The Migration Generation? Climate, Youth and Refugees.  Students from the University of York can access the discount rate.  Applications are open until Sunday 12 January 2020

8 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 STEM Summer Program 2021. The period is from 14 June to 9 July. 4 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
Mexico UDLAP Online Spanish Programmes for this summer, designed for students who want to learn Spanish in a short period of time 4 weeks
Russia HSE St Petersburg

For summer 2020 HSE St Petersburg Summer School is offering online courses in a wide selection of fields such as Russian Studies, Business Analytics, Cultural and Creative Industries, Social and Political Sciences, Data Analysis, Economics and Business, Computer Science. 

4 weeks
Russia HSE Moscow

For summer 2020 HSE Moscow Summer School is offering online courses. Offering a broad interdisciplinary selection of courses, the Summer University is open to all students and will be of particular interest to those who study International Relations, History, Political Science and other social sciences and humanities. Application deadline is 1 July 2020

2-3 weeks
Russia ITMO University

ITMO University St Petersburg is offering summer schools ranging from Physics, to art and science and Russian language.

1-4 weeks
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 - 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. Managing complexity in the global water landscape in an age of uncertainty

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 Summer school offers French language and culture courses for beginners and advanced students of French language skills
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 

Fullbright Study of US Institutes Summer School

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

Volunteer Organisations

OrganisationAbout the organisation Length of Opportunity  
Operation Wallacea

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.

2-6 weeks

Play Action International We create and implement innovative and exciting playgrounds, play based educational materials and training programmes for disadvantaged communities across the world. 4 weeks
Think Pacific Volunteer projects in Fiji. See Fiji through the eyes of the local people and live at the heart of a remote Fijian village. 4-8 weeks
Travelteer Volunteer projects in Southern Asia. Conservation, mental health, education, community and sports projects.  2 weeks - 6 months