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University of York Summer Schools

Summer adventure. Add global experiences to your studies with our range of summer schools. #GoIntl

The University of York offers an annual number of places to undergraduate students at the Summer Schools below. Students in the final year of their degree programme are not eligible for these opportunities.

Basic tuition fees are waived under our reciprocal exchange agreements (additional courses/places may not be covered). You would need to budget for international flights, accommodation, medical expenses and living expenses. 

Internal applications are made online via our How to apply web page and are now closed for summer 2022. 

Further summer opportunities can be found on our Partner pages.

Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus University, Denmark

At AU Summer University you can study alongside students from Denmark and all over the world on a broad variety of courses taught in English within a range of fields including Arts, Media and Communication. The programme takes place through July and August, with individual courses generally lasting for three weeks. A diverse social programme is offered alongside the academic programme, so that you can get to know your fellow students while discovering more about Aarhus and the surrounding area. You must check the pre-requisites for your chosen course, and should apply for courses on the Summer University which are related to your studies at York. The majority of 2022 courses will take place on-campus in Aarhus. There are 9 places available to York students in 2022.

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong (priority given to Derwent and James College students)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s International Summer School (ISS) provides you with an exceptional opportunity to combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience. While attending, students can learn and live alongside other academic achievers from a range of cultures. International students can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Asian cultures, experience a unique learning environment on the green, spacious campus of CUHK outside regular term time, and enjoy the many pleasures of summer in Hong Kong – Asia’s world city. CUHK and local students can have a taste of cultural exchange with international students without going abroad. There are four places available to York students to take part in either the July or August sessions in 2022. This programme will be held virtually for 2022.

Taipei, Taiwan

National Chengchi University (Management students only) - Cancelled for 2022

Learn about Taiwan with an Asian and global outlook at National Chengchi University (NCCU). The International Summer School provides you with both intensive Mandarin Chinese learning and eight Academic intensive courses in the fields of Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities, focusing on the aspects of Taiwan, China, and East Asia. In addition to the academic and language benefits, the programme also provides you with excursions to the most significant cultural and historical attractions in northern Taiwan. Cancelled for 2022.

Beijing, China

Peking University Summer School International

This programme at PKU aims to provide international students with an accessible and high-quality platform to understand China, drawing expertise from it's faculties to develop a portfolio of courses that include humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies. In addition to providing excellent academic content there are a variety of extra curricular activities and cultural experiences together with PKU students. Chinese nationals cannot apply for this summer school. PKUSSI is offering online courses for 2022. In-person courses are only for applicants who are from low-risk areas in China or have finished quarantine procedures after arriving in China from overseas before July 4, 2022, and accommodation is available only to those students who choose on-site courses. There are four places available to York students in 2022. Although the tuition fee is waived, you will still need to pay a RMB400 (approx. £50) application fee.

Renmin University of China

Renmin University of China will provide you with an amazing opportunity to meet students from all over the world and learn about all aspects of Chinese life and culture. You will study a wide variety of courses with elite teachers and students, as well as experiencing the sights and sounds of Beijing, one of the world's most dynamic cities. Excursions include visits to The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, the Lama Temple, the Temple of Heaven... among many others. This is a four week programme running throughout July. There are 12 places available to York students in 2022. Renmin University will confirm in early March is the programme is to run online this summer.


Seoul, South Korea

Seoul National University

SNU International Summer Program offers an exceptional opportunity for students to study at Korea's most prestigious university and one of the leading universities in the world. ISI offers an intensive five-week summer program led by distinguished international faculty. This programme is taught in English. This will include field trips and lectures. There will also be an opportunity for students to learn Korean and about Korean culture. SNU will be offering in-person courses for 2022. There are six places available to York students in 2022.

You will need to provide SNU a recent chest X-ray or PPD test to show you do not have tuberculosis to be accepted on the summer school.

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Nanyang Technological University

The NTU GEM Trailblazer summer programme in July 2022 will welcome students to Singapore. With more than 30 courses to choose from across five areas of study, students will have an enriching summer study immersion and cultural adventure. The number of places available to York students in 2022 is TBC.