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Applications are now open for both the International Summer School and Sustainability Summer Programme

New Courses for 2021

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of a two programmes in the field of Drama and the Arts. Applied Theatre: Puppetry  looks at the use of Puppetry in different contexts around the world, including Healthcare and Education as well as practical workshops and a look into the history of puppetry. British Cultures looks at what makes people think of the British and the cultural references from literature and film. Click Here for more information on our courses in 2021. 

Programme Areas

We offer subject choices from across our colleges in the following areas:

  • Drama
  • Business
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Health and Medicine
  • The Environment and Climate Change
  • International Relations
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Literature
  • History
  • Art History and Culture
  • Politics

There are several partial scholarships available both from University of Exeter and external organisations for the International Summer School and full scholarships available for the Sustainability Summer Programme.

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International Summer School & Sustainability Summer Programme


Covid-19 Update

We were very disappointed to have to cancel our 2021 programme on campus as of 8th March 2021. However, we are incredibly excited to announce the online programme for this summer with an exciting blend of engaging academic courses from our expert academics, an interactive social and networking programme to help you connect with new people and a variety of skills and knowlegde sessions to help you prepare for the future. 


International Summer School 2021

Take the chance in the summer to study abroad on our accredited courses worth up to 15 ECTS/8 US credits, whether it’s for credit transfer towards your degree, study something completely different to your normal course of study or even just a chance to interact with people from all over the world with similar interests from different perspectives.

Each course is worth up to 7.5 ECTS/4 US credits and is taught by our world-class faculty along with external experts in the field brought in to ensure understanding of the subject area from different angles and small class sizes to maximise the chance to engage with your classmates and the academic staff at each turn.

Our programme also includes an engaging social programme designed to help you meet and connect with new people from all over the world at a time when the world has seemed to have gotten smaller for a lot us. Also within the programme is the chance to learn new skills and acquire knowledge to help you meet your future targets, including study skills and postgraduate study guidance and potential scholarships.

One of the greatest advantages of joining us for the International Summer School is the chance to meet people from all over the world, get to know each and most importantly expand your knowledge and understanding of the world from many more perspectives. Our entire academic programme and social programme is geared towards ensuring you can make the most of the opportunity to explore each part of the world from the people around you.

If you aren't able to join us for a whole academic programme, why not join our social events any way to meet new people and see what the International Summer School is about, you might want to join us next year on campus then!

Sustainability Summer Programme 2021

As part of our summer programmes in 2021, we are delighted to offer students the opportunity to join our world class academic colleagues from the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences in a 2 week online programme that will look at the concept of Sustainability and how STEM can help society work towards this goal. The programme is split into two smaller modules, the first week looking at practical areas of STEM from engineering to sustainable materials, and the second week will focus on Urban Analytics and how we can use different systems to track  our ever expanding urbanisation as focus it on being as sustainable as possible.

Students can join for one or both weeks of the programme and have the chance to learn from keynote speakers who are leaders in their field and work on group projects to learn from other students all over the world and truly gain a global perspective on the issues facing us and the challenge of sustainability.

One of the International Summer School's key features is the chance to experience the UK and meet people from all over the world. We have hosted more than 27 nationalities and every continent from around the world in the last three years which really gives people the chance to learn about their interests from the perspectives of others.