Summer Schools and Short Programmes

Study Abroad provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden horizons, to learn about a new culture, and to enhance their employability prospects post graduation. The International Office have identified a list of summer schools to consider offered by some of the world's top universities, however students are not confined to participating in these summer schools.  We encourage you to review the following list of summer schools and short programmes and contact the Study Abroad team in the International Office to discuss.

The Summer School Study Abroad Handbook contains information from how to identify the best programme for you to safety resources available to you while you are away. 

Please note that we will be adding further summer schools and short programmes to this table to please check back regularly.


Further information

University of Sydney



Programme dates: 9 July – 12 August 2017


We’re located on the doorstep of Sydney. You can wander to the Opera House, take a bus to Bondi Beach, ride a train to the Blue Mountains, or hop on a flight to explore the Great Barrier Reef or New Zealand!

The city of Sydney has numerous cultural events and festivals to keep you entertained throughout your stay. There is plenty happening and many new experiences awaiting you!


The University of Sydney offers the largest selection of courses in Australia to Study Abroad students. Each unit of study is taught in an intensive format whilst maintaining and academic integrity. Most unit of study options provide hands-on experiential learning in an Australian cultural context. You can choose either 1 or 2 units of study.


Application deadline: 18 March 2017 (extension possible)


Further information:

Please see the website for further information.


Further information

University of Graz



Programme dates: 2 July - 15 July 2017


The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change; reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.

The University of Graz organizes the summer school in cooperation with the Commission of the Bishops‘ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) and the Diocese Graz-Seckau. The Office of International Relations of the University of Graz acts as the coordinating unit. Prof. Roberta Maierhofer (Center for Inter-American Studies) is the academic director.


Application deadline: 28 March 2017

University of Vienna



Programme dates: 3 July – 14 July, 2017


Over the last two decades, genomics has emerged as a powerful site for not just re-configuring understandings and enactments of life, but also for understanding how these conceptions and enactments form in tandem with modes of ordering and governing lives. The two-week course explores conceptual innovations that draw these co-productive processes into view, as well as the histories and philosophies that deepen our understandings of not just genomics, but also our ever elusive efforts to make sense of life.


Fees:  EUR 880

Lodging in student dormitories available at approximately Euro 425.00 for the whole duration of the course.


Application deadline: 31 January, 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further information and to submit an application.

University of Vienna




Programme dates: 15 July - 12 August 2017


The univie: summer school will take place from July 15th to August 12th 2017. The four week program offers high level European Studies courses and the Austrian Arbitration Academy in the morning and German Language courses in the afternoon.

The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. The Austrian Arbitration academy focuses on international dispute settlement by arbitral tribunals.

 Having seen the academic program of your university, we believe that the courses offered at the Sommerhochschule would complement your university’s course offerings perfectly.

Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the summer school our course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest for students who concentrate on Europe or study one of the following fields: European Studies, Political Science, Law (Arbitration Law, International Law, European Law, Comparative Law), Economics, History, Cultural Studies, International Relations, Interdisciplinary Studies, and German.

 Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of its outstanding academic reputation and the excellent opportunities it offers students to study German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria's most scenic lakes in the picturesque Salzkammergut region and because of the excellent sports and recreational facilities.

 The campus life creates an environment which encourages intercultural and social exchange and favours mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

Application deadline: 28 February 2017

University of Vienna



Programme dates:

-          July session: 3 July – 28 July, 2017

-          August session: 31 July – 25 August, 2017

-          September session: 28 August – 15 September, 2017


In July and August, we offer intensive courses of 4 weeks. In September, the courses are for 3 weeks. Our summer course program is complemented by a wide range of optional excursions and leisure activities.

We are also happy to arrange accommodation for you in conveniently-located student dormitories. The number of participants in each group is limited to 16.


Registration opens: end of January, 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further information.


Further information

University of Antwerp



Program dates: vary, see below


Since 2010 Antwerp Summer University offers intensive, short term courses during the summer months within the areas of excellence of the University of Antwerp and its partners. Summer school topics range from health sciences over design sciences to social sciences. Target groups are different for each summer school and consist of students, researchers and/or working professionals. All programmes combine high quality education (lectures, visits, workshops) with fun and interesting social programmes. 


  • Europe: Diversity and Migration

26 June – 7 July 2017

Application deadline: 20 April 2017

  • The Right to Be Loved

21 – 30 August 2017

Application deadline: 28 May 2017

  • Fashion Management

28 August – 6 September 2017

Application deadline: 23 July 2017

  • Experience entrepreneurship. An Intensive Introduction

21 August – 1 September 2017

Application deadline: 18 May 2017

  • Companies Crossing Borders

21 August – 1 September 2017

Application deadline: 1 June 2017

  • From Mine to Finger. A Deep Dive into the World of Diamonds

28 August – 8 September 2017

Application deadline: 18 May

  • Ethnographic collections, Aspects of Research, Preservation and Conservation

23 August – 31 August 2017

Application deadline: 30 April 2017

  • Conris Summer School. Improving Awareness through Innovation

2 July – 7 July 2017

Application deadline: 25 April 2017

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Health Care

21 August – 25 August 2017

Application deadline: 1 June 2017

  • ALGAR 2017: Quadratic Forms and Local-Global Principles

3 July – 7 July 2017

Application deadline: 18 April 2017

  • CityLAB V: The Smart City. An Interdisciplinary Approach

4 September – 8 September 2017

Application deadline: 8 May 2017

  • Print Culture in 16th-Century Europe

3 July – 7 July 2017

Application deadline: 19 April 2017

  • Vaccinology

3 July – 10 July 2017

Application deadline: 1 May 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for further details.

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University of Alberta




Program dates: 17 July – 4 August, 2017


This International Summer Program will provide students with the opportunity to experience campus life at one of Canada’s top universities.


The program combines professional development, interdisciplinary studies, and cross-cultural learning opportunities, with time for exploration, relaxation and fun

During this program, you will develop skills in:

•          Group work

•          Cross-cultural communication

•          Leadership

•          Public Speaking


Each of the three weeks will cover a different theme, and include academic lectures and field trips as well as leisure activities. Students can also request meetings with professors in their field of interest and explore graduate program options.

The themes for 2017 are:

•          Week 1: Canadian Studies

•          Week 2: Sustainability

•          Week 3: Community Service Learning

In addition to the weekly lectures, participants will also take part in two workshops during the course of the program: The Expressive Voice and Body and Topics in Global Leadership


Leisure activities:

An extensive program of extra-curricular activities will allow you to explore everything Edmonton and the University of Alberta has to offer – from our famous river valley to the various summer festivals, as well as UAlberta’s recreation centres and programs.



•          Applicants must be registered in a full-time undergraduate program at a designated post-secondary institution.

•          Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the program start date.

•          All participants are required to sign a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement in order to participate in the program. More information about this agreement will be available at the time of registration.



The program fee for the International Summer Program is $3,800 CAD for individual registration. This fee includes:

•          14-day academic program (instruction, arrangements and administrative support)

•          Transportation to and from the Edmonton International Airport and the University of Alberta

•          Accommodation in twin rooms

•          Pre-loaded cash card with a $300 CAD meal allowance (can also be used for other goods and services on campus)

•          Field trips and leisure activities

•          Canadian Rockies Trip (2 nights, 2 days)


Application deadline: May 22, 2017

Please note that the program will be cancelled if there are fewer than 15 registrations by May 31, 2017. Full refunds will be issued at that time.


Further information:

For further details about the programme please visit their website

University of Ottawa



Programme dates: 30 June – 20 July, 2017


History, evolution and status of strategic communication/public relations in a comparative international and intercultural perspective. Examine current trends, best practices, and case studies, understand social, economic, and technological dimensions (including global practices in digital and social media) of strategic communications & communications management in the context of private, public or NGO sectors.


Fees: $5000

Housing and activities included.


Application deadline: 1 March, 2017


Further information:

Please see the University of Ottawa Summer Program website for more information.

University of British Columbia



Programme dates: 15 July – 15 August 2017


Study at a world-renowned university. Meet Canadian students as well as students from other universities and learn about Canadian culture and society while taking part in a four-week academic programme.


UBC School of Kinesiology is offering three different course packages:

  • Package A – Sport and Exercise Performance
  • Package B – Coaching Science
  • Package C – Clinical Kinesiology


Fees: $4,750 CAD

The fee includes shared accommodation, course materials, medical insurance and social activities.


Further information:

Please visit the website for further details.


Further information

Tsinghua University


Programme dates: 16– 28 July 2017 

This two-week summer program offers a series of keynote lectures in China's economy, environment, international relations and history by leaders at the forefront of their respective fields; team projects, site visits and round-table discussions facilitated by a star team of multidisciplinary tutors; and a wide range of cultural activities on campus and in the city. The program will culminate in a forum to be designed and facilitated by students themselves. The forum will exhibit their discoveries and insights in China, and promote their collaborative problem-solving proposals developed during the program.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduates or postgraduates (graduating 3rd years are ineligible). 

Scholarship and programme costs: A fantastic opportunity is available for 2 undergraduate and postgraduate Exeter students who will be currently enrolled at the time of the programme to attend the Tsinghua ‘Experiencing China’ Summer School with a scholarship which will cover the registration fee, the tuition fee, housing, and basic insurance for the two week period! Students will have to cover their own airfare costs, adequate medical insurance for their stay in China as required by both Tsinghua University, and the Chinese visa application.  

Application deadline: If you are interested in making an application, please contact the Study Abroad Team at no later than Wednesday 15th March 2017. In your email please include a statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to attend the programme. Places will be allocated based on the contents of the statement and grades achieved at Exeter so far. Applications will be considered simultaneously and successful students will be informed by Wednesday 22nd March 2017. 

Further information: For further details please visit the Tsinghua University Experiencing China website.


Fudan University



Programme dates: 7 July – 4 August, 2017


Fudan University International Summer Session 2017 will provide a 4-week course study and cultural experience to students from all over the world. The session offers 18 content courses, 3 Chinese language courses at different levels and 2 PE courses. In addition we offer historical and cultural visits.

The content courses will cover a range of topics in

  • History and Culture

  • Society and Politics

  • Business and Economy

  • Science and Technology


Students can choose up to 3 content courses, and the Chinese language course and PE courses are optional. After successful completion of the course study students will be awarded a programme certificate and an official transcript from Fudan University.



  • Application fee: CNY 400

  • Tuition: CNY 13,800



Please ask the Study Abroad team ( to nominate you before proceeding with your application by 1 April, 2017.


Further information:

Find more details at International Summer School website.


Tsinghua University



Programme dates: 10 July – 22 July, 2017


The Tsinghua Computer Science Department is ranked 5th best in the world according to US News 2016 and our department frequently rank the first in national computer science assessments.

We will be offering 2017 Deep Learning Summer Camp taught in English at Tsinghua Beijing campus.

This programme will provide a thorough training of deep learning, from basic and general concepts to advanced and ad hoc algorithms. It features many applications in computer vision, natural language processing, knowledge graph, social media analysis, multimodal analysis and so on.



The program will be open to a non-Chinese citizen with their second (3-year bachelor degree) or third year (4-year bachelor degree ) undergraduate study in CS or related areas.


Programme costs:

Each admitted student will receive scholarship covering tuition, administrative fees and accommodation fees.


Application deadline: 10 May, 2017


Further information:

You will find more information about the Summer Camp and the application process on Tsinghua University Summer School website.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Program dates: 6 July – 30 August, 2017


SJTU Summer Research Internship Program aims to promote international research collaboration and enhance of the academic environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It offer top undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to spend a summer studying at world-class research laboratories, side-by-side with prominent research professors.

Participants will also learn about Chinese language and culture, enhancing their intellectual awareness and communication.


Projects in the following fields are available:

-       Mechanical Engineering

-       Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering

-       Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering

-       Material Science & Engineering

-       Agriculture and Biology

-       Life Sciences and Biotechnology

-       Biomedical Engineering

-       Pharmacy



-       Current undergraduate students

-       GPA 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

-       Depending on the project additional requirements may apply


Program costs:

-       Application fee: 400 RMB

-       Tuition fees are waived for all participants

-       Outstanding applicants may receive an additional scholarship of 7200 RMB


Application deadline: 30 April, 2017


Further information:

Please see the program brochure for detailed information about application process and projects offered.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Program dates:

-       Session 1: 6 July – 20 July, 2017

-       Session 2: 6 July – 3 August, 2017


SJTU welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world to study in Shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in China this summer. Enhance your academic credentials, advance your career, or explore an interest.


2017 Global Summer School provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion during this summer. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Brain Science and Technology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture, Urban Horticulture and Its Culture, and Discovering Chinese Creativity, each of which will be accompanied with Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners.


In addition to academic lectures, local excursions, cultural activities and field trips are also available for International participants. From these extracurricular activities, students will learn more about Chinese culture, history, politics and latest development.


Program costs:

-       Application fee: 400 RMB

-       Tuition fee for session 1: 6600 RMB

-       Tuition fee for session 2: 11600 RHB


Application deadline: 30 April, 2017


Further information:

Please see the program brochure for detailed information about application process and courses offered.

University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC)



Programme dates: 18 June – 8 July 2017, exact dates depend on the chosen course


The opportunity to travel and experience China is a remarkable one. No other country has as much variety, depth and history. As part of our Summer Schools we include a number of trips that will provide you with a fantastic chance to explore this amazing country at a time of rapid change. 

The financial heart of China: Shanghai

There will be a trip to Shanghai during the middle weekend, leaving on Saturday morning, giving you two days to experience the delights of this amazing city. Visits and tours will be carefully chosen to relate to the academic themes of the courses on offer in the Summer School.

The beauty of Hangzhou 
As one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for the last 1,000 years, Hangzhou is set in beautiful scenery and is full of historical relics. You will be able to visit some of the city’s most popular sites including the lovely West Lake.


We are offering three exciting courses:

  • Understanding the Rise of China (19 June – 30 June 2017)
  • Doing Business in China (19 June – 30 June 2017)
  • Mandarin for Work (19 June – 7 July 2017)


You can choose one of the three courses or choose two courses by combining ‘Mandarin for Work’ either with ‘Doing Business in China’ or with ‘Understanding the Rise of China’.



The course fee is 5,000RMB for one course and 8,000RMB for two courses.

Students can enjoy an additional 10% discount off the course fee if they apply before 31 March 2017.


Application deadline:

  • Early bird discount deadline: 31 March 2017
  • Application deadline: 15 May 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further details.

Peking University (PKU)



Programme dates: 3 July – 28 July 2017


The 9th Peking University Summer School International offers a wide spectrum of English-taught courses ranging from those specific to individual disciplines to the integration of multiple disciplines, such as philosophy, culture, literature, economics, politics, international relations, as well as traditional body exercise and sports. It also provides Chinese language courses to students at beginner's level.


All courses will be held at the Peking University campus. Upon completion of the programme, students will receive an official transcript.


In the past years, hundreds of students from Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, University of California, Australian National University, National University of Singapore and other universities enjoyed their summer experience at PKU.



This Summer School offers courses at both Undergraduate and Graduate levels.


Programme costs:

A basic tuition fee of RMB 10,000 covers up to two 2-credit content courses. Choosing a 3-credit course or a third course will cost an additional 2000 RMB per credit. The tuition fee for the Chinese language course is 2000 RMB.


To apply:

If you are interested in this programme please contact the Study Abroad team at by 1 April 2017.


Further information:

Please see PKU Summer School International website for more information.


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Universidad de los Andes




Program dates: 12 June – 30 June, 2017


This academic program is offered by the world-renowned Political Science department at Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogota, Colombia. It will explore the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the present challenges of peacebuilding in the country at this important time as the country negotiates a future free from armed conflict.


The program will be run by Angelika Rettberg, Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding at Uniandes, and will be delivered in English. This intensive three-week study program consists of three modules:

-       History of the Colombian Armed Conflict: from the 1960s to today

-       Peace negotiations in Colombia

-       Building a lasting Peace



The program is open for undergraduate students from a range of arts, humanities and social science subjects, aimed specifically at those with an interest in International Relations and Conflict Resolution.


Fees: 3,900 USD

Price includes academic program, accommodation, excursions and social activities.


Application deadline: 17 March, 2017


Further information:

Please see Uniandes Summer Program website for more information.

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Copenhagen Business School



Programme dates: 23 June – 4 August, 2017


Join ISUP, one of the Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen and exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty. Be inspired by the international environment and other participants from over 50 countries.


At ISUP you have the possibility to choose from 40 exciting courses taught in English at bachelor and graduate levels. The programme covers a wide range of classic business courses, as well as more diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial courses. Below you can find the course catalogue, the timetable and other course-related information.


Application deadline:

  • 21 February (first round)
  • 28 March (second round)

Please contact the University of Exeter Business School ( if you are interested in the programme.


Further information:

Please visit the ISUP website for further information.

Aarhus University



Programme dates: varies, see below


AU Summer University is Aarhus University’s summer school which takes place on our beautiful campus every year in July and August. The programme consist of a broad variety of courses, taught in English at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, within the fields of: Arts, Business and Economics, Media and Communication, Social Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology. AU Summer University welcomes Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers.


Along with the academic programme, we offer accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students. In 2016 more than 1700 students participated in 54 courses running from the beginning of July until mid August on and off-campus. Again this year we invited guest lectures from around the world to teach and co-teach courses together with AU lecturers. We are pleased to be able to announce a very high satisfaction rate among both staff and students. 94% of the students would recommend AU Summer University to their friends.


Application deadline: 15 March, 2017

Please contact the Study Abroad team ( if you are interested in any of the programmes offered.


Further information:

Please see AU Summer University website for more information.

Technical University of Denmark (TDU)



Programme dates: vary,see below


Green Challenge is an annual student conference to promote and increase focus on the topics of sustainability, the environment, and climate technology in DTU’s educational programmes.

In the Green Challenge competition, students work with well-defined sets of problems developed from their coursework or other professional interests. The work culminates with the presentation in the Green Challenge student conference, 23 June 2017.


Students are invited to participate in one of the following programmes:

  •       2 day programme leading up to the conference

For those interested in a short term stay, DTU will offer a two day social programme with activities leading up to the day of the student conference. Activities will include an introduction to studies and student life at DTU, a workshop on how to pitch a project and sight-seeing in the Copenhagen area. DTU will pay for food and accommodation.

  •        3 week course and student conference

Students who are interested in a longer stay are invited to participate in one of DTU’s 3 week courses in preparation for the student conference. Our housing office will provide accommodation at the student’s own expense.


Application deadline:


  •         May 15 2017 – the deadline to register, if you wish to participate in the social programme
  •         May 17 2017 – the final deadline for all registrations as well as uploads of abstracts



Further information:

Please visit the website to learn more about the programme and how to appy.


Further information

Sciences Po Paris



Programme dates:

-       June session: 3 June – 30 June, 2017

-       July session: 1 – 28 July, 2017


The Summer School University Programme is a unique opportunity for university students and graduates from all over the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of a summer on our Paris campus.  In 2016, the programme hosted over 300 students, representing 51 different nationalities and a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds.



The University Programme is open to university students and university graduates.


Academic Programme:

The University Programme offers two academic tracks in Social Sciences and French language. Both tracks are available during each session of the Summer School. In addition to their core social sciences or French courses, students may choose to expand their curriculum by adding an elective course for an additional cost.



-      One session: 2,400 €

-      Two sessions: 4,000 €


Application process:

Applications for the 2017 University Programme will open in January 2017. Applications may only be submitted via Sciences Po’s online application platform.


Further information:

For further details about the programme and the application process please see the programme website.

Bordeaux INP



Programme dates: 3 - 13 July 2017


Each year, Bordeaux INP organizes its own Summer School. It is the occasion for international students to attend several conferences given by the professors of the Bordeaux INP schools. Students will also participate in site and company visits related to the annual Summer School theme. 


Tuition and fees: EUR 600

Program fee includes French language courses, conferences, visits organized by Bordeaux INP, lunch (except on weekends), and transportation within Bordeaux. 


Application deadline: 30 May 2017


Further information: 

Please see the website for more information

Audencia Business School



Programme dates: vary, please see website for information


Audencia Business School welcomes students from around the world to apply to one of our many short-term programmes taught in English. These programmes give you the chance to learn global management skills while experiencing French lifestyle in an international environment.


Whether it is a two-week programme on European culture or a six-week programme on arts management, we have something for you.


Application deadline: 1 April, 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for more information

Rennes 2 University



Programme dates:

  • 8 August – 2 September, 2017
  • 8 August – 20 August, 2017


With 60,000 students across several campuses, the city of Rennes has chosen a life of bustling vitality at a youthful pace.


CIREFE is the only higher-learning establishment in Brittany devoted to teaching language and culture to foreign students. CIREFE is a department of the University of Rennes 2, and is located at the heart of the Rennes 2 campus. Currently, over sixty nationalities are represented among the student body, benefiting from small-group instruction in French as a Foreign Language.


Program highlights:

  • Four CECRL levels from A1 to B2
  • French for Academic Purposes, for levels B1 and B2
  • French for preparing daily life
  • Cultural activities


Application deadline: 30 May, 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for further information.

Toulouse Business School



Programme dates:

  • Single Summer School – TBS Toulouse campus – June
  • Single Summer School – TBS Barcelona campus – July
  • Joint Summer School – TBS Toulouse & Barcelona campuses – June/July
  • Joint Summer School – TBS Toulouse & University of Ljubljana – June/July


TBS’s Summer School programs allow students to discover Europe and have a unique international and cultural experience.


Subjects offered include Marketing, Finance, International Management, Human Resources, Strategy, Fashion & Luxury Goods, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain… and more.


A wide selection of social and cultural activities is organized for students to discover the region, get to know each other, and enjoy themselves.


Application deadline:

  • Early Bird registration: 31 March 2017
  • Final registration: 30 April 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further details.



Further information

University of Bonn



Programme dates: 31 July – 11 August, 2017


The Summer School introduces students to the main areas of Intellectual Property and examines important Intellectual Property issues. The students will be able to discuss Intellectual Property issues with professionals from Intellectual Property organizations, innovative companies, research facilities, law offices, and the University of Bonn.


The programme offers:

-       Classes that cover the main areas of Intellectual Property

-       Guest lectures on selected Intellectual Property issues

-       Excursions



-       Graduate or postgraduate student of a young professional from any field or discipline

-       Proficient in English (knowledge of German is not a prerequisite, the programme is conducted in English)



The participation fee is EUR 750. This includes the cost for the excursions. Housing and meals are not included in the fee.

A very limited number of grants will be awarded by the University of Bonn. Only students can apply for a grant. The grants consist of partial or full participation fee exemption.


Application deadline: 7 April, 2017

The selected participants will be notified within one week after the registration deadline.


Further information:

Please visit the website of the Summer School on Intellectual Property to learn more about the programme.


Goethe University Frankfurt




Programme dates: 17 July - 11 August, 2017


Located at the Campuses Westend and Riedberg Frankfurt Summer School covers the tracks ‘Legal Studies’, ‘Psychology’ and ‘Natural and Life Sciences’:


The focus areas of the different tracks are:

-         Legal Studies - Law in Modern Societies: Fundamental, International and Interdisciplinary Aspects

-         Psychology - Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior. The Psychology track is also open to students of related fields such as Business Administration, Political Science and Sociology.

-         Natural and Life Sciences - Current and Ancient Biodiversity and Environments in the Context of Global Change


All courses are held in English.


Excursions and study tours to the German cities of Heidelberg and Berlin as well as a weekend visit to the French town of Strasbourg are also part of the program. 


The German language courses for beginners and more advanced learners take place in small learning groups.


Application deadline: 31 March, 2017


Further Information:

Find out more about Frankfurt Summer School on our website.

Munich University of Applied Sciences




Programme dates: 3 July – 14 July, 2017


The mixture of academic lectures and company visits makes this summer school unique! Participants in this summer school will gain an insight into several companies and learn about their successful methods first-hand. Many world-renowned companies from a wide range of industrial sectors are based here, including BMW, Siemens, MAN, and Linde. In the first week of the summer school, participants will visit companies located in the Munich area. In the second week, a four-day bus tour will take us to four different "champions" (leading companies in their business sector) in four different regions of southern Germany. During the company visits, participants will have the opportunity to see selected levers for Operational Excellence at work, and will discuss company-specific topics with the managers in charge.


To ensure that participants derive maximum benefit from the company visits, the summer school offers three accompanying academic courses:

-         The Future Supply Chain Management

-         The German Way of Operational Excellence

-         Doing Business in Germany


Course language: English


Application deadline: 10 March, 2017


Further information:

For further details please visit the Munich University of Applied Sciences programme website.

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen




Program dates:

  • Program I: 1 June – 30 June, 2017
  • Program II: 13 July – 25 August, 2017


Our short-term programs in International & European Studies offer students from all over the world a chance to study Europe and the European Union. The University of Tübingen is one of Germany's few universities in the top "Excellent" class, situated in the heart of Europe. The programs are taught entirely in English and provide the possibility of obtaining course credit.



  • Program I: €2,000 (early bird application: €1,600)
  • Program II: €2,800 (early bird application: €2,400)

Financial support is available.


Application deadline:

  • Program I: 28 February, 2017
  • Program II: 31 March, 2017


Further information:

Please see the IES program website for further information.

University of Mannheim



Programme dates: 22 July – 12 August, 2017


In July and August 2017, the Mannheim School of Humanities will offer its 5th international Summer School. Participants can choose from five courses relating to the topic "Cultural Plurality: Language, Literature, Media". Four courses will be taught by internationally renowned professors from North and South America who are invited from abroad specifically for the 2017 Summer School. One course will be taught by a local Mannheim professor. In this Summer School, the main language of instruction in seminars will be English. Courses will deal with current and influential topics and will give participants a chance for discussion and thought-provoking exchange with fellow students from all around the world.



The Summer School is designed for undergraduate students studying Humanities.


With a program fee of less than $300, we offer education of highest quality in one of Germany's top universities at a very reasonable cost. Housing prices in Mannheim average at around $350 per month. So don't miss this chance to spend an unforgettable summer in the heart of Europe and apply for our Summer School!


Registration phase: early Spring, 2017


Further details:

Please see the website for more information.

Humboldt University of Berlin



Programme dates:

  • Session I: 19 June – 18 August, 2017
  • Session II: 24 July – 18 August, 2017
  • Master session: 3 July – 14 July, 2017


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of the leading higher educational institutions in Germany and is situated in the unique and historical city of Berlin. During the semester breaks, the university offers an intense program for students from abroad, which gives students the opportunity to explore the university, the city and its inhabitants. Since 2008, students from all over the world have studied together, made lasting friendships and had unforgettable experiences, that only Berlin can offer.


Courses offered:

Social Sciences, Politics & Education

-       Global Cities as Centers of Knowledge Production

-       Crisis and Future of the European Union

-       The European Union between Supranational Integration and National Sovereignty

-       Fulbright American Studies Summer Session@Humboldt

History & Culture

-       Nazi Germany - Rise and Fall

-       Berlin's Graveyard Culture as Mirror of Society - An Interdisciplinary Perspective

-       The Berlin Wall - Tales of Division and Unity

-       What do Germans laugh about? A Performative History of German Comedy from 1945 until Today

Metropolitan Studies & Urban Development

-       Change as the only constant - recent dynamics in the "always Beta City of Berlin"

-       European City and Regional Development Planning - The Case of Berlin

-       Land in the City - Green in the City

Religion, Ethics & Law

-       Introduction to International Economic Law - Session I

-       Jewish Narratives in Germany Exploring Memory Past and Present

-       When Islam and Feminism Meet

-       Introduction to International Economic Law - Session II

-       Refugee Protection and Forced Migration

Language, Literature & Writing

-       Berlin in the Summer - Session 1

-       German in the City

-       Berlin in the Summer - Session 2

-       Land and City: Writers in and around Berlin

-       Writing the City


Further information:

Please visit the website for further information.

Hochschule Furtwangen University



Programme dates: 20 July – 27 July 2017


This summer school teaches relevant management principles in an action-orientated outdoor & white water kayaking environment of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Our course language is English

Like the environment for managers the environment of white water is marked through uncertain, unpredictable settings, which demands again and again strategic target-orientated decisions by the actors. Students will learn management principles effectively and directly exercised in action. This approach leads even kayak-beginners through the experience of white water straight to the core tasks of management. It’s about skills, not about muscles! White water beginners are welcome!


Application deadline: 15 June 2017

Places limited.


Further information:

Please see the website for more information.



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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Program dates: 5 July – 13 July 2017


The Research Institute for Transparency, Corruption and Financial Crime, Faculty of Law hosts an intensive 8-day summer school on financial crime, corruption and money laundering at a national and international level, for participants who wish to advance their knowledge in this field.


The summer school will focus on ongoing developments in combating international fraud, international tax evasion and tax avoidance, corruption and money laundering, international and European anti-fraud mechanisms and procedures, etc.



-       Law students

-       Recent graduates

-       Professionals with a background in Law


Program costs: EUR 350

This includes tuition, transportation to/from the venue, course materials, certificate of attendance and participation

-       Early bird discount price: EUR 300 to all participants who register before 27 March 2017

For participants who wish to be accommodated in a hotel there is a total fee of EUR 610 (EUR 560 with the early bird discount). This includes 10 nights’ stay with breakfast in a double room at the El Greco Hotel.


Application deadline:

-       Early bird: 27 March 2017

-       Final deadline: 24 April 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for further details.


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Generation UK-India



Generation UK-India opportunities give you a platform to interact with a contemporary India, giving you the opportunity to understand one of the fastest growing economies in the world. You will make connections that will last a lifetime as well as gain international experience which will help you stand out from the crowd when getting ahead in your career!


Information on programmes running in 2017 will be released shortly. Please keep an eye on the British Council Generation UK-India website.


Further information

University College Cork


38th International Summer School in Irish Studies


Programme dates: 3 July – 28 July, 2017


In 2017, University College Cork holds its thirty-eighth International Summer School in Irish Studies, introducing students from across the world to Irish history, literature and culture. For the month of July, students explore key turning-points in Ireland’s history that shaped its destiny and identity, and examine how modern Irish writers of international significance sought to define a sense of cultural identity. These themes are explored in lectures, seminars, and in a series of field trips, delivered by leading experts.


Application deadline: 7 April, 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for further information.

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Bocconi University



Programme dates: 3-21 July 2017


If you are enrolled in a Bachelor programme, you can develop your passion for business and economics by taking part in a life and learning experience in the heart of Milan.


Choose among 6 interesting courses:

  • Economics of European Union

  • Equity and Venture Capital Financing

  • Fashion and Design Management

  • International Business

  • Luxury Management

  • Sport Management


Experience innovative teaching, working on real business cases, company visits, talks with entrepreneurs and discussions on management and strategic issues.

But also…

Discover Milan and the Italian lifestyle: an Italian cooking course, a session on Italian language and culture and a guided tour of Milan are all part of the program.


Applications: 31 January – 28 April 2017

The selection results will be announced on 12 May 2017


Further Information:

For detailed information on courses and requirements, please visit the Summer School website.

Ca' Foscari University of Venice



Programme dates:

-       Beginners: 19 June – 30 June; 3 July – 14 July, 2017

-       Elementary: 3 July – 14 July; 17 July – 28 July, 2017

-       Intermediate: 17 July – 4 August, 2017


The SIE Summer School in Italian language and culture is aimed at creating a true Venetian experience, by offering courses in Italian language combined with specific culture modules such as art history, Italian design, contemporary Venice, Italian literature and culture, as well as activities that put students in direct contact with life in Venice.


Application opens: February, 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further information.


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The Hong Kong University
of Science & Technology





Program dates: 19 June - 12 August 2017

A wide range of courses, organized local excursions and activities are on offer for students to gain an insight into the Asian culture. 

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) accepts applications from undergraduate students who are nominated by HKUST’s exchange partners as an exchange student.  If you are interested, please inquire and apply through the Study Abroad team at Exeter University - .

Applications are now open and nominations from Exeter will be accepted by HKUST until 16 February 2017.  Early application is encouraged.

Further information:

For further information please visit the website

Hong Kong University (HKU)




Programme dates vary - see online brochure for more information


HKU Summer Institute aims to bring learning outside of four walls and provides initiatives for students to explore Asia and the world. Each programme is special in its own way and is supplemented with Social and Cultural Activities to enrich students’ summer and educational experience. Summer at HKU is the best platform for making new friends from around the world, and to take up intellectual challenges and experience crosscultural interaction that one may not engage elsewhere.


The University of Hong Kong, as an English-medium, research-led, comprehensive university (the only one in China), provides world-class, campus-based education in a wide range of academic disciplines to outstanding students. The University is situated in a geographically and culturally unique part of China and has historically sat at the gateway between East and West, pursuing teaching and research which enhance the understanding of Asia in a comparative way.


Application deadline: 15 March, 2017


Online brochure available here

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)



Programme dates:

-       Session 1: 9 June – 9 July, 2017

-       Session 2: 14 July – 13 August, 2017

-       Optional fieldtrip: 9 July – 14 July, 2017


We offer a diversified range of subjects from three thematic learning tracks for your selection. You can take up to two subjects across the tracks in each session. The subject descriptions may be suitably modified to cater for students' needs. All classes will be held on PolyU campus.


Session 1

Track 1: Chinese Language, Culture and Society

-       Contemporary Chinese Society and Popular Culture

-       Fun with Language

-       East Asia: Its History and Culture

-       Chinese I (for non-Chinese speaking students)

-       Mutual Impressions of China and the West

Track 2: Design, Innovation and Technology

-       Creating Novels and Screenplays

-       Artificial Intelligence and Science Fiction

Track 3: Business, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership

-       The History and Culture of the Wine Industry


Session 2

Track 1: Chinese Language, Culture and Society

-       Global China

-       Chinese Customs and Rituals

-       An Introduction to Asian Popular Culture

-       Chinese I (for non-Chinese speaking students)

-       Ways of Chinese Wisdom

Track 2: Design, Innovation and Technology

-       Climate Change and Society

-       Studio 1-Process/Brand (Product Design)

-       Artificial Intelligence and Science Fiction

-       Living on a Dynamic Earth

Track 3: Business, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership

-       Global Economic Environment

-       The Evolution of World Cuisine

-       The History and Culture of the Wine Industry



If you are interested in applying to the programme please contact the Study Abroad team at

The deadline for expressing an interest is:

-       15 February (session 1 or 2)

-       15 March (session 2 only)


Further information:

Please see PolyU Summer School website for more details.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)



Programme dates: 25 June – 20 August 2017


The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) is now inviting applications from overseas undergraduate students. SURP enables undergraduates from overseas universities to undertake short-term research attachments at CUHK during the summer under the supervision of its faculty members. Apart from the academic component, the programme also provides cultural activities to enrich the learning experience of the students while they are in Hong Kong.


Some 80 research projects in the following academic disciplines and research centres will be offered:

  • Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Centre for China Studies
  • Institute of Ageing



No tuition will be charged. Participants will only have to pay a small amount of administration fee (HK$1,580) and accommodation fee (HK$7,000) for on-campus housing (optional).


Application deadline: 28 February 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further details.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)



Programme dates:

  • July session: 25 June – 2 August 2017
  • August session: 4 August – 26 August 2017


Every year, more than 650 students from all over the world join CUHK International Summer School (ISS) for its academic programmes and cultural activities and enjoy a fun and fruitful summer. We are pleased to announce that this year’s ISS will open for application on 10 February and cordially invites your students to join the programme to embark on an unforgettable summer experience that would challenge and stimulate their minds.


The July Session offers a wide range of academic courses in the areas of business & management, China studies, Chinese language (Cantonese & Putonghua), environment, science & technology, and humanities & social science. A wealth of cultural activities will be available to students, including an optional 4-day tour to Beijing at the end of the programme.


The August Session offers intensive Chinese language training. Students will be able to acquire pragmatic competence through classroom learning and immersion activities. Opportunities will also be available for students to take field trips to Macau, Shenzhen or different cultural sites in Hong Kong to practice their language skills.


Programme costs:

We are able to offer up to 6 tuition fee waivers. To express your interest please contact the Study Abroad team ( before the deadline.


Application deadline:

  • July session: 30 April
  • August session: 31 May


Further information:

Please see CUHK ISS website for more information.


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Akita International University



Programme dates: 12 June – 21 July, 2017.


Our Summer Program is a six-week, six-credit, intensive Japanese language and culture study program designed for highly motivated undergraduate students around the world. Participants can take elementary courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors to hone their Japanese language skills in a small class environment.


Photo gallery:

Photos of the past Summer Programmes are available here.


Fees: 305,000 JPY (including a refundable deposit of 5,000 JPY)

Akita University offers Exeter students 2 tuition fee waiver places. Please contact the Study Abroad team ( to express interest by 1 February, 2017.


Application deadline: 10 March, 2017 (hardcopy arrival)


Further Information:

For further details please visit the Summer Program website.


Should you have any questions regarding the admission procedure or program, please contact Akita International University Center for International Affairs at

The University of Tokyo



Program dates: 13 June 13 – 10 August, 2017


The objective of the program is to provide undergraduate students from different countries, including Japan, who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and planning to continue to graduate studies, with eight weeks of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences. Opportunities for research experience will be provided by 31 research laboratories in five of the graduate schools and research institutes of UTokyo (Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Institute of Industrial Science) where the students will be able to gain valuable hands-on experience in research.


Additionally, there will be opportunities for the students to take part in tours and guidance about the University, and other events organized to maximize their experience as Amgen Scholars at UTokyo. Each Amgen Scholar will receive a stipend to cover their return travel and living expenses, in addition to paid accommodation, during the program.



UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program applicants must be undergraduate students who


-       Enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s

degree (or its equivalent); and

-       At the minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study

at the time the summer program begins, and

-       Are not graduating before the summer program begins, and will resume

their undergraduate studies for at least 1 semester or 1 quarter after the end of the summer program.

UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program applicants must also:

-       Have a strong record of academic performance; and

-       Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D.


Application deadline: 3:00pm on February 1, 2017 (Japan Standard Time).


Further Information:

To learn more please visit UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2017 website.

Waseda University



Programme dates: 26 June – 20 July, 2017


Waseda started a four-week summer session in 2014. We welcomed more than 140 international students in 2016. They were highly motivated international students from 65 universities in 13 different countries and regions around the world.


The session is open to international students as well as Waseda students. Participants can take part in 2 courses out of 15 which are wide aspects of literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia pacific. The classes are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from the top global universities. Japanese classes can be taken as an optional course.


We will also organize extracurricular activities such as field trips, site visits and cultural events to experience Tokyo and Japan.


Application dates: 1 February – 31 March, 2017


Further information:

More detailed information about courses, tuition & fees is available on the Waseda University website.

Shimane University



Programme dates: 5 July – 19 July 2017


During this 2 week program, you will have the opportunity to attend a variety of lectures focused on developing introductory Japanese language skills and expand your understanding of Japanese culture and history from ancient times to the present. In addition to these classes, several cross cultural experiences including a tour of various landmarks, interactions with Japanese students, and a home-stay are planned.



This programme is open for both Undergraduate and Graduate students


Program costs:

  • 80,000JPY – tuition, textbooks, home-stay, transport and excursions
  • 17,000JPY – accommodation



To apply please contact the Study Abroad Team directly ( before 1 March 2017.


Further Information:

Please visit the website for further information

Yokohama National University 



During this two week program, YNU will provide Japanese language classes and Japanese culture classes for international students, including exciting excursions to world-leading Japanese companies as well as cultural and historical sites in the Yokohama area.

Highlights of this program will be:

  • Opportunities to improve your communication skills in Japanese with our experienced instructors
  • Attending lectures on Japanese culture and society to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese life and culture (e.g., calligraphy, Japanese animation, summer kimono wearing, modern business) 
  • Visiting labs on campus to learn about ongoing projects in fields such as engineering, social sciences, and information sciences
  • Academic counseling for participating students who wish to pursue graduate studies at YNU in the future
  • In-class and out-of-class support, including pre-arrival assistance, by Japanese students 
  • Weekend homestay experience with a Japanese family
  • Excursion tours to study Japan’s past and present, including a visit to world-leading Japanese companies in the Yokohama area

Program dates: 3 - 14 July 2017



This program is designed mainly for students from our partner universities; the applicants must have the equivalent level of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JPLT) N4 or higher. They will be divided into two classes according to their proficiency level. 


Program fees: JPY 70,000

The program fee includes tuition, course material, and excursion fees. Airfare, accommodation, transportation between the airport and Yokohama, and commuting costs are not covered.


Application deadline: 21 April 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the website for further information


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British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)



Programme dates: 9 July – 29 July 2017


This three week course is designed for graduate students in the social sciences and humanities. The aim is to provide advanced practical and field-based training in research methods. The goal is to expand the practical research skills of graduate research students in order to increase graduate research capacity and the quality of graduate and doctoral research, and to enable more students to complete their research degrees within allocated time frames.


Modules on offer include:

  • Approaches to African Studies by various disciplines (Political Science, Anthropology, Archaeology and History)
  • Introduction to field research
  • Practical sampling, mapping and village surveys
  • Practical archaeological surveys and excavation exercises
  • Practical ethnographic field work exercises
  • Practical oral and life history interviewing and focus group discussions
  • Ethics, permits and practicalities of doing research in Africa


Programme fees: GBP 2000

This includes tuition, accommodation, meals and transport while in Kenya.


Application deadline: 15 May 2017


Further Information:

To apply and for more information please visit the website.


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Yonsei University



Programme dates: 7 June – 6 August, 2017


The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) opened its doors in 1985 and since then, YISS has become an integral part of campus life based on a unique blend of Korean and global cultures. YISS continues to grow and evolve, accommodating the needs of a rapidly changing student body and meeting the challenges of a fast-paced global society.


The 2017 program has been revamped in order to highlight growing interest in the arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history and social sciences, and science and technology.


This summer, we invite you to experience the legendary “Yonsei Spirit” and to join us for an unforgettable summer in the heart of Seoul. You will make life-long friends, build new networks, expand and deepen your academic and cultural horizons, and experience life in one of Asia’s coolest, yet largely undiscovered metropolises of 10 million.


Make Yonsei your summer home in 2017 and have the best summer of your undergraduate journey.


Application deadline: 17 May, 2017


Further information:

Please check the Yonsei International Summer School website for further information.

Pukyong National University (PKNU)



Programme dates: 3 – 31 July 2017


PKNU is one of the most prestigious national universities in Korea and one of the ten large-scale national universities in Korea. PKNU International Summer School offers students opportunities to experience Korean culture and to understand the people better. International students will also have an opportunity to make new friends from all around the world as well as from PKNU. Aside from Korean culture, you will also be able to learn global current affairs by discussing and sharing ideas with both Korean students and other international students.


Programme Fee: $1,200 USD

The fee includes the costs of academic programme, transportation to and from Gimhae Airport to Pukyong National University, accommodation in double occupancy rooms, field trips and leisure activities.


Application deadline: 31 May 2017


Further Information:

For further information please contact Ms Greemi Kim on


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The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus



Programme Dates: 04 July - 19 July 2017


Based at our award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for anyone wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malaysia’s wonderful and varied culture at first hand.

The classes last for two weeks and the whole experience provides a wonderful introduction to the country, one of the most fascinating, dynamic and beautiful in Asia. You can choose from a range of subjects taught by experienced academics in state-of-the-art facilities and impressive surroundings. Participants may also be in residence on campus for a further two weeks before and/or after the classes in order to explore Malaysia further or take advantage of the library and study facilities (supplementary accommodation fee applies).

The programme includes social and cultural activities, visits and field trips. A team of current Nottingham Malaysia students are your 24/7 guides, informants and collaborators, ensuring that you benefit from the latest local knowledge from your peers. And, for 2017, we have scheduled the programme to run Wednesday to Wednesday, so you will have two full, free weekends, with free time to strike out on your own to explore the delights of Malaysia.

We will ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime!


The following modules are available:

  • Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia
  • Doing Business in Asia
  • Creative Writing : Place, Travel, Movement
  • Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners


Programme fee: RM4750

Fee includes a single room for 2 weeks with an attached bathroom, air-conditioning, mini fridge and a complimentary toiletry bag; visits to Malaysian ‘kampung’ and Kuala Lumpur the city centre; Breakfast during the week; Welcome and Farewell banquet meals; teaching materials.


Application deadline: 31 May 2017

Applications received after the deadline might be considered subject to availability


Further information:

Please visit the website for further details.



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Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)




Programme dates: 26 May – 6 July, 2017


Be part of one of the best experiences of your life at the amazing State of Mexico with its beautiful archaeological, colonial and modern sites, as well as its people and traditions. Study at one of the largest campuses of the Tec de Monterrey with its spots and academic facilities that will allow you to have an unforgettable stay.


Pick one or two courses to study:

Mexican Culture

Group Dynamics

Leadership for Entrepreneurial Development

Innovation, Markets and Technological Development

Negotiation Techniques and International Trade

Basic or Intermediate Spanish

Spanish Lessons (depending on the level of Spanish of the student)

  • Communication skills
  • Spanish for Business
  • Spanish for Social Services
  • Reading Comprehension in Spanish

All programs include welcome lunch, closing ceremony, sports and cultural summer workshops on campus, certificate of accomplishment & surprise excursion.


Program costs:

Nominated students are exempt from tuition fees. It is expected that students will spend about USD 400 per month on housing.



If you are interested in the programme please contact the Study Abroad team at 


Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)



Programme dates: 19 June – 1 August, 2017


Business & Culture in Mexico is a six-week program offered during the summer for undergraduate students interested in learning about Mexico’s business environment and language and culture. This program is designed for students to take Business courses in English with the option of also learning or improving their Spanish. In the Business subjects, international students will work together with ITAM’s own Business students to explore both aspects of the country and its role in the global economic community.


Application deadline: 1 May, 2017

Please contact the Study Abroad team ( if you are interested in applying.


Further information:

Please see the ITAM Summer Programs website for further information.

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)



Program dates: 13 June – 26 July, 2017


ITAM Summer Law School offers its participants an exceptional academic, professional and social opportunity that is unmatched across the globe. It employs a unique approach of providing you with substantive training on commercial laws in Latin America and active skill-based training on global legal techniques. Moreover, with its comparative sessions on civil and common law systems, participants receive a distinctive understanding of how to navigate between the two most important legal traditions in the world. The course aims to enable law students and professionals to take a step forward towards a globally-oriented legal career.


Application deadline: 2 May, 2017


Further information:

Please visit the ITAM Summer Programs website for further information.

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)



Program dates: 19 June – 8 July, 2017


A new summer course that looks at a vast and complex country from an opportunities perspective. International students will develop an informed and meaningful view of the Mexican economic and business environment, while understanding why Mexico offers a unique platform to explore the same type of opportunities in other Latin American or emerging economies with similar characteristics.


Application deadline: 1 May, 2017


Further information:

Please visit ITAM Summer Programs website for more information.

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University of Groningen




Programme dates: 10 July - 14 July, 2017


This summer school promotes understanding about how law and policy can best be framed to address the global increase in chronic diseases. Taking a human rights approach, key focus areas include securing equitable access to essential medicines, as well as possibilities to regulate behavioural risk factors, in particular smoking and unhealthy diets.

Through interactive teaching methods and against the backdrop of insights from health science, participants will enhance their understanding of how human rights and domestic law come into play, and how a global and domestic response can best be defined and implemented.

A range of key experts will lecture in this course, including Prof. Hans Hogerzeil and Ellen 't Hoen (UMCG), Prof. Aart Hendriks (Leiden University/KNMG), Prof. Stefania Negri (Salerno University), Dr. Jasper Been (Erasmus University), and Mr. David Patterson (IDLO).



Applications are welcome from Bachelor students, (research) master students, PhDs and Postdocs.



€ 550 - (external students, including housing)

€ 300 - (external students, excluding housing)

€ 200 - (UG students, excluding housing)


Application deadline: 1 May, 2017


Further information:

Please see University of Groningen Summer Schools website for more information.

University of Groningen




Programme dates: 3 July - 7 July, 2017


This summer school, organized by the Department of International Law, aims to explore the contribution of international law to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs set 169 targets for advancement, including universal access to food, water, health care and education; the sustainability of economic growth; ensuring protection of the environment; and the promotion of peace and justice. These goals intend to ameliorate everybody’s lives, in particular by ending extreme poverty, eradicating inequalities and injustice, and addressing environmental problems and climate change.

Each day of our summer school will be devoted to a particular subtheme, such as basic human needs; sustainable development; the human environment; migration; crises & transitions. We will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the fight against poverty, problems of climate change and pollution, the dilemmas and opportunities of migration, access to essential public services, and the challenges of transitional administration and justice in conflict situations. Throughout the programme, participants will be invited to actively discuss – with experts from international law, human rights law, international relations, civil society, and the (social) sciences – the legal and policy framework.



Applications are welcome from undergraduate and postgraduate students of all levels, postdocs and practitioners.



€ 585,- (including housing for 6 nights)

€ 350,- (excluding housing)

€ 200,- (UG students, excluding housing)


Application deadline: 1 May, 2017


Further information:

Please see University of Groningen Summer Schools website for more information.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam



Programme dates:

-          Block 1: 8 July – 22 July, 2017

-          Block 2: 22 July – 5 August

-          Block 3: 5 August – 19 August, 2017


The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 students). Our courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You will engage in discussions with a unique group of peers, from all parts of the world. In 2017 we offer 3 blocks of 2-week courses. You can combine courses to create a 4 or 6-week programme. The courses are multi-disciplinary and always include excursions that are related to the course content.


Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a historic city with a creative and modern feel. A true metropolis bustling with student life. Amsterdam welcomes you to experience it's warm atmosphere and open society. The city has over 188 unique nationalities, making it one of the most international cities in the world. It is considered a safe and friendly city in a country where English is widely spoken.



The tuition fee for a 2-week course is either EUR 1,000 or EUR 1,150, depending on the number of guest lecturers and course excursions.

EUR 250 discount is available to all University of Exeter students eligible for the Summer School. Please see the Summer School website for information on further discounts. 


Application deadline: 1 May, 2017


Further information:

For a detailed list of courses offered and further information about the application please visit the Summer School website.

Universiteit Utrecht



Programme dates: course dependant


Utrecht Summer School started in 1987, with one course: Dutch Culture and Society. Nowadays the programme offers a broad selection of over 200 academic courses in virtually all disciplines organised by Utrecht University, HU University of Applied Sciences and HKU University of the Arts. These institutions offer high quality, challenging summer courses on Bachelor, Master and PhD level. All courses are taught in English by our academic staff. In 2016 the Utrecht Summer School attracted around 3500 students from over 120 different countries. ECTS credits are awarded for most of the courses.

Utrecht Summer School is spread over several locations in and around Utrecht, with a satellite campus at the University College Roosevelt in Middelburg. International combination courses give students the possibility to attend an international course of which part of the programme takes place outside the Netherlands at cooperating partner universities in Italy, Germany, Estonia and many other places.


Application deadline: course dependant


Further information:

Please see the Summer School website for further information and full list of courses.

Radboud University Nijmegen



Programme dates: 6 August – 18 August 2017


Renowned academic staff from Radboud University and its international partners will offer more than 40 carefully selected courses that will inspire students and researchers and provide them with the opportunity to extend their network. All courses are taught in English. . Our courses are intended for international and Dutch students at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level. Some courses also accept postdocs and professionals.


Whether you’re looking to explore new scientific areas, expand your knowledge of your field, follow a preparatory course or learn Dutch, the Radboud Summer School offers it all.



  • 15% partner discount on course fee
  • 25% discount on course fee if you apply before 1 April


Further information:

Please see the Summer School website for further information and full list of courses available.

Tilburg University



Program dates: 17 July – 11 August 2017


Tilburg University is organising the 9th Tilburg University Summer School. The Summer School offers ambitious students the opportunity to follow interesting and intensive high-quality courses combined with a fun-packed social program to discover the Dutch culture.


This year we are offering the following courses:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Socio-Environmental Impacts of Extractive Industries
  • Standardization
  • The Possibility of Realizing Gender Justice?
  • Statelessness

Besides themed courses, you can register for language courses in Dutch, English or Spanish.


Our program leaves room for cultural activities, sports, and relaxation. During the social program, students can connect, experience and enjoy the variety of different cultures.


Application deadline: 31 May 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for further information.


Further information

University of Auckland



Programme Dates: 26 June - 21 July, 2017


Screen Tools is four-week practical course for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry here, and create your own short drama episode. Structured around a practical production process based on professional television industry practice, Screen Tools is a hands-on course designed to set you up with the tools you need to launch your career in film, television and digital media industries.


Under the guidance of experienced actor, producer, director and instructor, John Callen, as well as guest instructors from the television industry, you will work with a team to develop the pilot episode of a serial drama. From script production to post production you will experience the entire process, developing your creative and technical skills in drama scripting, acting, directing and producing.


You will have access to our high-end production and editing equipment and facilities to produce multi-camera recorded scenes in our television studio, as well as shooting on location in the beautiful harbourside city of Auckland.


In a time when people are more often turning to new digital platforms for their media consumption, Screen Tools places a focus on the 'saleable' value and digital delivery of your final piece. With your production team, you will decide on a target audience and the mode of broadcast for your production.


Course field trips include a visit to the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata, and a visit to the Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop in Wellington.



This course is designed for students with two years’ undergraduate experience. A background in film or media production, drama, or creative writing is preferred, but not essential. Students with only one year of undergraduate experience and a strong creative portfolio are also eligible for entry.


Programme fee: NZ$6,050

Fee includes tuition, accommodation, and field trips to Hobbiton Movie Set and Weta Workshop.


Application deadline: 17 February 2017


Further information:

For further details please visit the Screen Tools website.                                                                                    

Massey University



Programme dates: vary, please see below


Travel through some of the planet's most spectacular scenery, immerse yourself in Kiwi culture, and see parts of New Zealand open only to locals. The National Expedition and Internship will take you across the North and South Islands and place you in an internship where you’ll work on real world problems relevant to your degree.


Programs offered:

-          Agriculture and Environment (29 May – 7 July, 2017)

-          Communication and Marketing (12 June – 21 July, 2017)

-          Creative Expression and Digital Media (12 June – 21 July, 2017)

-          Disaster Risk and Emergency Management (26 June – 4 August, 2017)


Program costs:

Massey University offers multiple scholarships that will credit toward the program fee, which is the same for each track, to make your summer adventure even more affordable.


Application deadline: 15 March, 2017

Please contact the Study Abroad team ( if you are interested in participating in any of the tracks offered.


Further information:

Please visit the website for more information.


Further information

University of Agder



Programme dates:

  • Course I: 27 June – 14 July, 2017
  • Course II: 18 July – 4 August, 2017


The European Integration Summer School (EISS) at the University of Agder is Norway’s oldest summer school dedicated to the study of issues in the field of European Integration in general and the European Union in particular. It also provides opportunity to study Norway’s multi-facetted relationship with the EU in Norway. The summer school is designed primarily for Masters-level students. In a recent report, The Economist’s European Voice referred to our summer school “a study year abroad, but in summer”!


Course I: History, Institutions, and Policies of European Integration

  • Methods in European Studies I: Process Tracing and Comparative Methods
  • The Political System of the European Union and Differentiated Integration
  • EU Governance and Administration; Experimentalism in Multi-level Systems
  • Single Market: EU and US
  • Differentiated Integration and External Governance: Norway and the Western Balkans


Course II: The European Union in Crisis: Differentiation or Disintegration?

  • Methods in European Studies II: Research design and Europeanization
  • The Dynamics of the Euro-crisis
  • Turkey, the EU and the Refugee Crisis
  • Brexit and the Rise of Euroscepticism
  • Beyond the EU: Comparative Regionalism


Both MA-level summer courses can be taken separately.



The summer school targets students at the beginning of their MA education in any field of the social sciences, however University of Agder will also consider applications from outstanding upper-level BA students in or entering their final year.


Application deadline: 1 May 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further details.


Further information

Samara University



Programme dates: 30 July – 9 August 2017


HTM’s goal is to study challenges of management of high-tech enterprises. We have a very exciting offer of high technology projects commercialization study. This course is open to all ambitious students studying management, commerce or engineering.

Acquired knowledge will help you in the further commercialization of your own project and also you will find the scientific and practical solutions of startup problems. You will visit Samara enterprises where you learn cases of industrial innovation projects. You will visit new innovative companies that successfully solve problems, high-tech management. You’ll be able to ask questions to mentors who have already successfully opened their own business or implemented innovation projects.

Students of HTM Summer School 2017 will research, analyze and present their project, receiving support from lecturers, entrepreneurs, mentors and coaches, using research facilities of Samara University.


Tuition fees: $400

50% discount available to select applicants.


Application deadline: 1 April 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further information.


Further information

Singapore Management University (SMU)



Programme Dates: 03 July - 28 July 2017


Singapore Management University (SMU) is proud to present the Global Summer Programme 2017 – a 4-week intensive programme focusing on Business, Innovation and Society in Asia, offering a suite of elective and enrichment courses designed to augment students' knowledge and practical skills about Asia in general, through the use of real-life case studies and examples.

Students will be able to to combine high quality academic and cultural experiences at SMU, including invaluable opportunities to network with respected CEOS & industry experts from various fields during weekly Wine & Cheese nights. In 2016, we invited Managing Directors and General Managers from Audi, Julius Baer, Bank of Liechenstein, and Red Bull.

There are eye-opening company & site visits - such as Singapore Airlines, Microsoft, Zouk, F1 Behind-the-Scenes Tour amongst others - that allow students to experientially obtain first-hand knowledge about how businesses are run in Singapore. Students may also sign up for many weekend activities, from city tours to beer brewery visits and food trails!


So, come on this adventure with us next summer! Be acquainted with one of Asia's best universities, and experience the business and cultural diversity of what Singapore and Asia have to offer!


Entry requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year of university studies
  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 out of 4 or equivalent


Programme fee:

  • 1 course: S$3210
  • 2 courses: S$5350


Application deadline:

  • Early bird discount: 28 February 2017
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2017


Further information:

Please visit the website for further details.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)



Program dates:

  • Term 2: 19 June – 28 July 2017


The future is hot in Asia! Spend a summer in Singapore, a perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of booming Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in the surrounding countries around Singapore! 

NTU's unique summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education.  Choose from 5 different tracks and get a summer experience unlike any others!


Five summer tracks will be offered:

-       Chinese Language & Cultural Studies

-       Entrepreneurship & Innovation Asia

-       Creative Design and Media

-       Success in the Globalised Marketplace

-       New Technologies, New World


Application deadline: 21 April 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the website for more information.


Further information

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics


Take the Best from East and West


Programme dates: 3 July – 21 July 2017


Students are welcome to choose among 29 academically challenging and intellectually stimulating courses at Bachelor's and Master's Level. In addition to company visits from different industries or services, our rich optional programme offers a variety of social activities and organized weekend trips around Slovenia and neighbouring countries.


Program costs:

  • Study fee for one course: EUR650
  • Study fee for the second course: EUR250
  • (Optional) Hospitality package: EUR350
  • Late payment fee: EUR150


Application deadline:

  • Early bird: 7 May 2017
  • Application deadline: 10 June 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the website for further information.


University of Ljubljana, Faculty of EconomicsToulouse Business School



Programme dates: 8 June – 21 July 2017


Attend a 6-week programme held both in Toulouse (France) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). Study at two of the top European institutions: Toulouse Business School and University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics – both triple accredited institutions. Discover France and Slovenia, their culture and business environment. Live a unique experience in a multicultural environment. Travel on a scenic route from Toulouse to Ljubljana.


Program costs:

  • Study fee (4 courses): EUR 2,100
  • Hospitality packages: EUR 745 or 895
  • Scenic route: EUR 550


Application deadline: April 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the website for further information.

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics



Programme dates:

  • 3-7 July 2017
  • 10-14 July 2017
  • 17-21 July 2017


The Ljubljana Doctoral Summer School has a vision of providing a learning experience of considerable and lasting added value, inviting the best professors and offering specialised courses. The Ljubljana Doctoral Summer School gathers PhD students, post-doctoral students, academics and professionals, therefore it is a valuable opportunity to network with participants from other countries and institutions, gather new insights on one’s research project and exchange ideas and knowledge in an international setting.



Early bird discount deadline: 14 April 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the website for further information.

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Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)



Programme dates: 12 June – 20 July, 2017


The goal of UAM’s Summer School of Economics and Business (SSEB) is to offer high-quality courses taught in English by professors of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, and to bring together students from all over the world and Spanish students in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of the SSEB courses is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.


The SSEB courses are regular University courses taught in English at the upper undergraduate level / master level, and, therefore, it is strongly recommend that only students with good academic standing apply. It is the students own responsibility to make sure that they are able to follow the courses and pass the exams.


The SSEB offers an Economics Track and a Business Track. Both Tracks are composed of two courses. Students can choose to take the SSEB as full-time students or as part-time students. All additional events and field trips are open to all students.


Application deadline:

  • Early bird discount period: 21 November – 28 February
  • No discount period: 1 March – 31 May


Further information:

Please see the Summer School website for more information.

Universidad de Cordoba



Programme dates: 5 June – 23 June, 2017


This course is designed for students who wish to learn Spanish in a short period of time, and want to improve their knowledge of the Spanish language with a communicative approach. Contents of the course are adapted to comply with the requirements of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Classes have a minimum of five and a maximum of fifteen students.


Fees: EUR450


Further information:

Please see the website for further information.

Universidad de Burgos



Program dates: 4 July – 22 July, 2017


The objective of this course will be the acquisition and consolidation of the communicative command of Spanish, combined with cultural and socio-cultural content, relating to the Spanish-speaking field and the development of learning and communication strategies. In this course, we will consolidate certain functional, grammatical and lexical aspects of our language and learn new elements for the students, largely related to the development of academic texts and speaking techniques.  


Application deadline: 5 June, 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the website for more information.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra



Programme dates: 19 June – 28 July 2017


The School provides students with an opportunity to study in the fields of Humanities, Economics and Business, Political Science and Communication Studies, along with UPF students and other international students. The UPF Barcelona Summer School is an optimum environment for students with challenging hands-on courses and multiple opportunities to learn and enjoy the city and the surroundings in academic faculty-led field study tours.

Registration to these courses, taught either in Spanish or English, can be supplemented with the study of Spanish language at different levels.


Application: 2 May – 20 June 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for further information.


Further information

University of Bern

Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory



Programme dates: 19 June – 22 June, 2017


The Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory is organizing it’s 4th Summer School, which will take place at the Seminar-Hotel Rigi in Weggis, Switzerland. This summer school is jointly financed by the University of Bern and the Jacobs Foundation Zurich.

We have invited four internationally recognized experts in the field of Cognition, Learning, and Memory to be our keynote speakers. They will present their work on research on consciousness and self-control, including research findings, considerations about research methodologies, and implications for practice.


Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Todd Braver, Washington University, USA
  • Dr. Adriana Galván, Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Christopher Moulin, University of Grenoble, France
  • Prof. Dr. Brandon Schmeichel, Texas A&M University, USA


Participation in this Summer School requires active participation in scientific discussions, peer-review sessions, PhD-research presentations, and networking activities. All participants are required to present their research, they can choose between giving a poster, paper, or peer-review presentation.



Applications are invited from PhD students who do research related to consciousness and/or self-control in the field of Psychology, Medicine, and Education


Registration fee: CHF 820

This fee includes accommodation and meals.


Travel grant:

We are pleased to announce that, with support from the Jacobs Foundation, we can give out six travel grants to international PhD students who are attending the Summer School 2017 of the Swiss Graduate School for Learning, Memory, and Cognition. This travel grant will cover the travel to and from Weggis, Switzerland (airplane and/or train tickets), accommodation in Seminar Hotel Rigi, and participation in the Summer School course program.


Registration deadline: 31 March, 2017


Further information:

For further information please visit the website.

University of Geneva



Programme dates: vary, please check website for more information


Geneva Summer Schools at the University of Geneva foster exchange and collaboration on topics of global significance and connect people of all backgrounds in an international city at the heart of Europe. We are committed to bring together faculties and students from different universities from all over the world to strengthen ties beyond academics and to develop innovative learning opportunities. The summer school has proven itself since its beginning to be an invaluable program for knowledge sharing between our professionals from International Organizations and NGOs based in Geneva and our university community.


Programmes offered:

-       Children at the Heart of Human Rights

-       Crowdsourcing Sustainable Development

-       Economics of Climate Change

-       Evaluating Policy Interventions

-       Global Africa

-       Global Environment, Energy and Risk

-       Global Health and Human Rights

-       Global and Regional Migration Governance

-       Higher Education in Emergencies

-       Human Rights, Gender and Alterity

-       International Cultural Heritage Law

-       International Law and International Humanitarian Law

-       Internet Law

-       Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes

-       Understanding Global Governance

-       Understanding Global Law

-       Understanding Humanitarian Action

-       Understanding Islamist Movements


Programme registration:

Registration is now open. Further courses will be added shortly. Don't miss our Early Bird offer (most of the courses)!


Further information:

Please visit the website for further information.


University of Geneva

Duke University School of Law



Programme dates: 25 June – 25 July 2017 


The Duke-Geneva Institute is designed to address the educational and professional needs of students and young lawyers with an interest in international and comparative law as well as those with an interest in transnational practice. The Institute brings together a congenial group of participants and faculty members who wish to share their highly-varied legal backgrounds and cultures and to learn from one another. The academic program draws on the rich international community of Geneva and is enhanced by organization and law firm visits that complement and enrich the classroom instruction.


Courses offered:

  • Bioethics, Law, and Policy
  • Financial Intermediaries: Markets, Regulation, and the Law
  • Fragmentation and Complexity in International Environmental Law
  • International Commercial and Intergovernmental Arbitration
  • Introduction to American Law
  • Introduction to International and Comparative Taxation


Tuition fees: USD 7,900

Includes tuition fee for the four week programme, registration fee, shared accommodation, activities and some meals. Flights, health insurance, and personal expenses are not included. 


Application deadline: 7 April 2017

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the program is fully subscribed. Places in the Institute are limited, however, and it is advisable to try to apply before April 7.


Further information:

Please visit the website for further information.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

School of Management and Law



Programme dates: 12 June – 23 June 2017


Spend two exciting and fun weeks in the heart of beautiful Switzerland and be part of the Swiss Summer Academy in Winterthur/Zurich. The AACSB accredited ZHAW School of Management and Law offers you a unique study environment and you get to choose from three programs.

Furthermore, we offer an additional Study Trip to Milan. Registration is open to undergraduates and Master’s students.


  • Luxury Management

Explore the fascinating world of luxury. Students will immerse themselves into the mechanics of luxury management.


  • Corporate Responsibility

Get an insight on how Swiss companies combine social responsibility and business success.


  • Secrets of Swiss Business Success

Explore “The Swiss Way” of Doing Business – Benefit from Switzerland’s strengths and find out how this remarkable success has been achieved.


Tuition Fees: CHF 2,900

ZHAW School of Management and Law has kindly provided University of Exeter students with 10% discount on the course fees.


Application deadline: 14 May 2017


Further information:

Please see the website for further details.

National Taiwan University



Programme dates: vary, please see individual course descriptions


Plus Academy Summer + Programs enable students from all over the world to gain first-hand experience, college credits, and cultural exploration – all within an international setting based on academic and personal growth. With programs that cover topics from Mandarin Chinese to agriculture, biotechnology, leadership, and economics, Summer Plus is sure to have something for everyone. Not only do these programs allow students to expand their cultural experiences, they give them the tools to succeed in diverse environments by encouraging travel, dialogue, and hands-on experiences in several fields of study. We hope you will look into each of these programs and select the one that best fits your needs and interests. We welcome your questions and look forward to reading your applications.


Courses offered:

  • Oriental Fine Arts – Theory and Practice
  • Exploring Taiwan: Culture and Society
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Chinese Translation and Culture
  • Chinese Classics and Culture
  • Emerging Technology in Civil and Building Engineering
  • Engineering Global Programs
  • Research and Culture
  • Laboratory Research and Culture
  • Internship
  • Biotechnology
  • Biodiversity, Agriculture and Culture of Taiwan
  • Developmental Biology
  • Statistical Genetics Program
  • Neuroscience LAB Program
  • A&M Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Global Program
  • Investment, Fin Tech, and Financial Law
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Understanding Taiwan in Global Settings
  • Integrated Post-disaster Planning


Program costs:

Full program-fee waivers will be offered to several applicants for Chinese Studies: +C2 (Chinese Translation & Culture) and +C3 (Chinese Classics & Culture).


Further information:

Please check the website for further information.

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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions
The University of Exeter is offering 10 Exeter students an amazing opportunity to attend the UC Berkeley Summer Sessions!  Santander Universities have provided funding for scholarships of £4000 towards the costs of the programme for each successful student. 

Program Dates:

-          Session C:

  • June 19-August 11 2017 (8 weeks)
  • Courses predominantly in science, engineering, economics, and architecture

-          Session D:

  • July 3-August 11 2017 (6 weeks)
  • Courses predominantly in humanities, social sciences, and business 


Located at the heart of the American West Coast, the University of California Berkeley is a world-renowned public research institution at the centre of today’s leading-edge innovation.

Berkeley Summer Sessions is the opportunity for you to delve into this exceptional academic environment and take rigorous courses in a variety of disciplines including Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Film, and Comparative Literature. You will study alongside American and other international students and experience the intense and engaged learning style that defines a Berkeley university education.

You will also have access to the University’s stellar resources, including academic support services, campus libraries, and health and fitness facilities. Although a total of 5 sessions are available, we recommend that you choose Session C or D. The full list of courses is available online here


-          This program is open to all currently registered undergraduates and postgraduates with preference given to students who have not studied abroad

-          Minimum grade requirement of 65% to date 

Approximate Total Cost:

-          Session C: £7,642.08

-          Session D: £6,464.48

Approximate cost includes tuition and fees, food and housing, return flight, and additional expenses. Total cost will vary.  For more information, including details cost options for housing, read more here: Berkeley costs 

Application Deadline: Students should not apply directly to Berkeley.  To be considered for the scholarship, please submit a personal statement (500 words max.) to the Study Abroad team ( by 15 February, 2017. 

Further Information: Detailed information regarding the application process and practical information about UC Berkeley and its services is available here: Berkeley Exeter Student Guide.  You can also check the UC Berkeley Summer Sessions website.

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences



Programme details:

-          Modern Observational Oceanography (July 3 - July 21, 2017)

-          Coral Reef Optics (July 24 - August 11, 2017)

-          Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change (August 7 – 25, 2017)


Founded in 1903, BIOS is a world-class ocean science research and education facility. BIOS summer courses in marine science provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to expand their studies into tropical and subtropical environments and/or to investigate topics in ocean science, which are not offered within the curricula of their home institutions. BIOS has quick and easy access to a diverse array of tropical marine habitats and the open ocean which, combined with lectures, discussions and integrated field work and laboratory exercises, provide an optimal environment for experiential learning.


Application deadline: April 14, 2017

The application form includes an opportunity to apply for a scholarship; all eligible students will be considered automatically for UK Associates of BIOS and other scholarships. Students will be advised of the success of their course and scholarship applications by late April 2017


Further information:

Course details, application instructions and scholarship information are available on our summer course webpage.


The New School



Program dates: 5 June – 21 July, 2017


The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs, puts graduate and undergraduate students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, environmental, and reform issues. UNSS course work prepares you to understand and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience in the UN system.



  • Advanced undergraduate students: Students with evidence of academic accomplishment who have shown a commitment to working in the area of international affairs. Students who will have completed their bachelor’s degree in the year prior to the program are also eligible.
  • Graduate students: Open to all fields.


Application deadline: 31 March, 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the UNSS program website for more information.

The George Washington University



Program dates:

  • Session I: 22 May – 30 June, 2017
  • Session II: 2 July – 15 August, 2017


The George Washington University (GW), a preeminent research university in the nation’s capital, is committed to expanding its global reach through education, research and service to educate and prepare future world leaders.


GW has proximity to and works in collaboration with international development organisations, government agencies, research institution, embassies and the arts community. Our students take advantage of the resources that surround our campus, enjoy a variety of intellectual programs and site visits, concerts, film series, cultural excursions and outdoor activities.


Students build their own schedule of classes according to their interests and in coordination with the partnering institution. Full list of the course offerings is available online.


Application deadline:

  • Session I: 1 April, 2017
  • Session II: 1 May, 2017

Further information:

Please see the GW website for further information.

Washington University in St. Louis



Programme dates: 14 July – 18 August 2017


Our summer program combines a rigorous educational experience with exposure to American culture. Students accepted to the program select from more than 50 courses in subject areas like economics, politics and culture, music, pre-medical studies, and business.


Our program balances the course load with opportunities to explore and have fun! Students will interact with fellow classmates, professors, and leaders in the St. Louis region to build their global network and explore our grand city.


Program costs:

  • Application fee: $50
  • Program fee: $7895

The program fee includes tuition and lab fees for two undergraduate courses, housing in a residence hall on campus, $500 meal plan (for use on and off campus), weekly off-campus excursions, private tours of university labs and research facilities, recognition banquet, Lunch 'n Learn sessions with graduate deans, directors, and counsellors, transportation pass for the MetroLink light rail and bus system, health insurance coverage.

  • WashU is providing a limited number of $2,500 scholarships to high-achieving students. Within the online application, applicants will attach an additional essay for consideration.


Program deadlines:

  • Application deadline: 1 April 2017
  • Admission decision deadline: 15 April 2017


Further Information:

Please visit the website for further information.

University of Texas at Austin



Programme dates: 1 June – 1 July 2017


Come spend a summer at The University of Texas at Austin through our Academic and Professional Development Programs! These four-week programs give you a unique opportunity to experience a dynamic and holistic academic and cultural exchange at one of the top-ranked universities in the United States. The programs combine daily interactive classroom sessions with guided site visits, leadership development workshops, networking opportunities and cultural excursions.


Areas of specialization:

-       Energy

-       Finance


Programme cost: $3,800USD

This includes housing, tuition, health insurance and the use of UT facilities and resources


Application deadline: 15 April 2017


Further information:

Please see UT Academic and Professional Development Energy and Finance programmes’ websites for more information.

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