Overseas Summer Schools

   
   

Summer Schools for Nottingham UK-based students 

Short-term programmes and summer schools are open to all undergraduate University of Nottingham students, and offer opportunities to take taught courses at one of our partner universities or volunteer abroad. 

Summer Schools range between one and eight weeks. 

As these programmes are offered during holiday periods, credits are not transferred back to Nottingham and you are free to study whatever is of interest to you.

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Overseas Summer Schools 

 
 

Where can I study abroad?

There are a number of summer schools and short-term programmes available to students at the University of Nottingham based in various institutions worldwide. Available programmes vary from year to year, however we traditionally offer various destinations across Asia and Europe.

How to apply

The Summer Schools 2018 programme and Global Leaders Programme 2018 are seperate schemes and require separate applications. The Summer Schools 2018 application is at the bottom of this How to Apply section. The Global Leaders Programme information and application is within the Global Leaders Programme section.

The Summer Schools 2018 application is now open and closes on Friday 23 February 2018 at 5pm. 

Please note you should preview the application first by clicking on the preview button under Useful documents below.

The process

  • You can choose up to three summer schools to be considered for in order of preference
  • You will be required to write a personal statement as part of your application
  • If accepted to the programme you will be nominated to the partner university and requested to complete their application form
  • Once you receive an offer letter from your summer school you will be able to make your travel arrangements and apply for a visa if appropriate

Eligibility

The Summer Schools Programme is competitive and open to all undergraduate students. For some programmes, priority will be given to students from the relevant school as confirmed in the summer school details.   Students will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • suitability for the programme
  • current academic year
  • personal statement
  • where relevant academic achievement to date

Priority will be given to students who have not previously studied abroad; students who are not in their final year and who do not have resit examinations unless otherwise stated; and students from low-income backgrounds as classified by University of Nottingham Financial Support. However students in these categories are still eligible to apply and their applications will be considered.

There is no minimum academic mark required for this programme however some of our summer school destinations do have minimum academic mark requirements.

Eligibility criteria will be made clear in the Summer School descriptions.

Apply to the Summer Schools 2018 programme

Useful documents


Preview the Summer Schools 2018 application

 

How much will it cost?

For students attending a summer school at one of our exchange partners, tuition fees will be waived unless otherwise stated. Tuition fees are payable for other summer schools, including those at the University of Nottingham's overseas campuses in China and Malaysia.

Bursaries and scholarships are available for selected summer schools, please visit the study abroad finance page.

Students are responsible for paying for accommodation, flights, visa (if required) and insurance as well as spending money.

For full details of the anticipated costs associated with studying at a summer school please see the summer school descriptions.

Further information on costs will also be provided to students who have been accepted to study abroad at a summer school.

 
Academic information

As our summer schools and short-term programmes take place during holiday periods, any credits you gain overseas do not count towards your Nottingham degree programme. This gives you the freedom to study subjects that are not normally available to you.

A variety of subjects can be studied at our summer schools including Business, Economics and languages.

 

  

 

2018 destinations

 

Business Summer Term

Audencia Business School, Nantes, France

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 18 June –  Friday 13 July 2018
  • Programme Length: 1-4 weeks
  • Academic disciplines: European Union: History, Institutions and International Relations; Global Sales; European Finance; Big Data, IT and Marketing; European Economics; International Trade; Study Trip to Brussels; Entrepreneurship. There is also optional French language classes available.
  • Language of instruction: English and French
  • Students from Nottingham University Business School and the School of Politics will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to Audencia will receive a tuition fee waiver which includes the academic programme, course materials, field trips and event fees.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 for 1st and 2nd year students, depedent on household income.

Costs

Return flight/train from UK

£100-250

Accommodation (costs vary
depending on length of stay
and type of accommodation)

€100-1,600
(£89-1,419)

Visa

£0 for EU nationals

European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Health and travel insurance

£60+


 *In-country healthcare costs may vary

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Accommodation

There are a range of different accommodation options available at Audencia. These include the opportunity to stay with a host family, renting a private flat and hotel accommodation.

Audencia housing website

Things to do

Audencia Business School is one of France's elite Grand École higher education institutions, world-renowned for management education and research.

Nantes is located on the west coast of France, on the Loire River. It is the sixth largest city in France with a population of 900,000 residents. Although no longer located in Brittany it is still widely regarded as its capital and is culturally Breton.

Nantes is a thriving student and cultural hub. As with most French cities there is a wealth of museums, galleries and shopping to occupy your time. During the programme Audencia students organise trips to local celebrations such as Fete de la Musique and Nuit de l'Erdre music festivals, as well as trips to the beach and special dinners.

Popular sites visited by tourists include the Great Elephant, History of Nantes Museum and Passage Pommeraye.

Travel opportunities

Nantes is served by an international airport, Nantes Atlantique Airport and a major French railway station, the Gare de Nantes. It is only two hours from Paris.
The city is 50km from the Atlantic coast.

Climate

Nantes is a temperate city, rarely experiencing major weather extremes. Summer days are usually warm and pleasant with average temperatures between14°C and 25°C.

Immigration

Non-EU nationals will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering France. An official letter of acceptance from Audencia will be required.

Student feedback

  • Be prepared for changes in weather! Most days were hot, but there was one huge thunderstorm.
  • Transport is very accessible and easy to use; trams are very cheap, but remember to always stamp your ticket.
  • Carry lots of coins as they are useful for buying tram tickets.
  • Great way to meet students from around the world.
  • “The unversity gave a very warm welcome…a truly amazing experience”

Further information

Audencia Business School Summer Programme website

Course catalogue

 
 

 

Universität Bayreuth Summer School
Bayreuth, Germany

Facts

  • Programme dates: Sunday 1 - Sunday 15 July 2018
  • Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Academic disciplines: Economics and Management; Public Health and Environment; African Studies; Energy and Climate; Polymer Science and Engineering; Polymer Science and Biofabrication; and International Comparative Law.
  • Language of instruction: English

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to Bayreuth will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 for 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight/train from UK

£155-175

Hospitality package (includes daily lunches, welcome and
farewell dinner and a field trip to Munich)

€440 (£386)

Accommodation

€560-717
(£490-630)

Visa

£0 for EU nationals

European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Health and travel insurance

£60+


 *In-country healthcare costs may vary.

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Things to do

Universität Bayreuth offers a trip to Munich, which is included in the hospitality fee.

Bayreuth University campus is located close to the city centre in the south of Bayreuth. Everything is in close proximity: faculties, the library, the dining hall and sports facilities are located around the centre of the campus, the so-called "Uni-Treff". There is a swimming pool next to the campus, which is available at a reduced student charge.

Bayreuth has many opportunities to explore and visit beautiful monuments such as the Richard Wagner Museum, Tierpark Rohrensee and the Historiches Museum. The surroundings of Bayreuth are also attractive, with the hiking trails of the Fränkische Schweiz and the Fichtelgebirge easily accessible.

Travel opportunities

Bayreuth is situated in Northern Bavaria, in the vicinity of the scenic Fränksiche Schweiz (Frankonian Switzerland) and the Fichtelgebirge.

Bayreuth is a large city and getting around is easy, with routes accessible by bike, bus or on foot.

There are 40+ student pubs, many with beer gardens in the summer. Bayreuth is world-famous for the Richard Wagner festival, the works of whom are performed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus every summer, the city then changes into an international hub for music and culture. During August, the Young Artist Festival occurs, the university co-operates with this event within the scope of their specialised course "Music and Musical Life in Germany".

Accommodation

Accommodation has been reserved at Apart-Hotel FirstBoarding Bayreuth for students participating in the summer school, students can select this option on the application. Alternatively, private accommodation options are also available, however students will need to arrange this independently.

Apart-Hotel FirstBoarding Bayreuth

Climate

The climate of Bavaria is similar to the climate of the Austrian Alps, esp. of neighbouring Tyrol.
In summer the region usually experiences highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C.

Further information

Universität Bayreuth Summer School website

 
 

 

Fudan University International Summer Session

Shanghai, China

Facts

  • Programme dates: Wednesday 11 July - Thursday 9 August 2018
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Academic disciplines: 18 content courses covering a range of topics in History and Culture, Society and Politics, Business and Economy and Science and Technology. Three Chinese language courses at different levels.
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to Fudan will receive a tuition fee and an application fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 for 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight from UK
(av. 12 hours)

£700-1,000

Accommodation 1,760-4,800 CNY
(£200-542)

Accommodation deposit

200-2,000 CNY
(£23-226)

Water

200+ CNY (£23+)

WiFi access in room
and router

150-200 CNY
(£17-23)

Visa

£50-170

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations Personal



Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. 

Accommodation

On campus self-catered accommodation is guaranteed in the University Foreign Students Dormitory. This offers single and shared rooms with air conditioning and internet access.

Single rooms cost about RMB100yuan per day, and double rooms cost about RMB 70yuan per day. Electricity will be charged separately through the purchase of a prepaid card, available at the hall reception desk. WiFi access is free in the Main Building lobby and most areas on campus, to access WiFi in your room you must purchase a prepaid card and router at the store in the Main Building. To use hot shower facilities in the Supplementary Building, you must purchase a prepaid card.

Private off-campus accommodation options are also available.

Fudan University ISS accommodation

Things to do

Shanghai, Hu for short, is the largest city in China and in terms of population, the largest city in the world. It is renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and techonology centre in East China.

In addition to its modernisation, the city's multicultural flare endows it with a unique glamour. New skyscapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions form Shanghai's culture.

The university is comprised of four campuses and has over 30,000 full-time students, including 3,000 international students. A wide variety of clubs have been created by students, these include dance, theatre, ball sports and politics.

Fudan offers extra curricular activities throughout the summer programme. These include Chinese calligraphy, martial arts, folk dance, Taichi, cultural trips and a river cruise.

Travel opportunities

Shanghai is the ideal location to start your travels around China with an excellent rail network and plenty of internal flights.

China's capital city Beijing is a two hour flight from Shanghai. Beijing has many places of historic and architectural interest; the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the world renowned Great Wall. You can also visit the super-modern Olympic Village, with the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube.

Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, is one of the more modern and prosperous cities in China. It sits at the southern end of the Grand Canal and is one of China's seven ancient national capitals. The Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an are easily accessible by train or flight and Hong Kong is only a night train or short flight away.

Climate

Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate with all four seasons, featuring particularly hot humid summers and cold winters. The summer in Shanghai is hot and humid with temperatures regularly above 30˚C and occasional sudden downpours and thunderstorms.

Immigration

All students will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering China. An official letter of acceptance will be required

Student feedback

  • The campus is in a great location, and the city has many things to see and do
  • Great mix of people from around the worldBuy a local Sim card so that you can have access to the internet whilst off campus
  • Apps such as an online translator, uber and maps can save a lot of time and money

Further information

Fudan University ISS website

 
 

 

PolyU International Summer School 2018

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Facts

  • Programme dates: Sunday 8 July - Friday 10 August 2018
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Academic disciplines: Students can study a maximum of two courses from Session 2 across the subject areas of Chinese Language, Culture and Society; Design, Innovation and Technology; and Business, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership. Students who do not wish to take part in the field trips begin the course on Monday 16 July.
  • Language of instruction: English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.
  • Students from Nottingham University Business School will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply

Finance

All students nominated to the PolyU International Summer School will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 available for 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income.

Return flight from UK

£500-800

Meals, transport and personal expenses (minimum amount required
and supporting evidence of
funds must be included with the visa application)

5,000 HKD
(£450)

Optional field trips:

Guangzhou and Shenzhen

Hong Kong

Koahsiung


Taichung


Xian



700 HKD (£68)
600 HKD (£58)
1,900 HKD (£183)
1,900 HKD (£183)
1,900 HKD (£183)

Hong Kong visa and courier fee

550 HKD (£53)

Accommodation

Waived

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

 
*Additional visas required for field trips to Taiwan and mainland China may incur additional costs.

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Things to do

PolyU offers a wide range of subjects to study as well as a varied social and cultural programme. Social activities include Chinese Tea Appreciation workshops and cooking workshops. There is also a Buddy Programme will PolyU students to assist Summer School students with settling into living in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is considered by many to be a shopping and food heaven in the heart of Asia. It has an amazing public transport network and the vibrant city offers a fantastic social experience, with attractions and activities including mountain hiking, watersports, music and art exhibitions, and 3am dim sum.

Travel opportunities

PolyU International Summer School offers five optional field trips including Guangzhou and Shenzhen (3 days), Hong Kong (3 days), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (5 days), Taichung, Taiwan (5 days) or Xian, China (5 days). The field trips incur additional costs and students can opt to attend one of the five field trips.

There are also many opportunities to travel within the different regions of Hong Kong, including experiencing vibrant dining, shopping and nightlife area in Kowloon, chilling out on idyllic beaches on the southern side of the island, visiting the Ma Wan Park Noah's Ark in the New Territories or seeing the giant Buddha and the Ngong Ping cable car in the Outlying Islands.

Hong Kong is situated in the heart of Southeast Asia and offers travel opportunities including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. It takes 2½ hours to fly to Shanghai and 3½ hours to Beijing, or you can visit Shenzhen by train or bus.

Top attractions: Tian Tan Buddha, Peak Tower, Ocean Park Theme Park, Apliu Street Market and Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade skyline viewpoint.

Climate

Hong Kong weather is famous for it's unpredictability. The city has four distinct seasons: Autumn (September-December) averaging 24ºC; Winter (December-February) averaging 17ºC; Spring (March-May) warming towards 25ºC with many showers and Summer (June-August) averaging 28ºC with high humidity.

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is guaranteed to PolyU International Summer School students.

Further information

PolyU International Summer School website

 
 

 

International Summer Academy
IÉSEG School of Management, Paris, France

Facts

  • Programme dates: Sunday 1 – Friday 27 July 2018
  • Programme length: 4 Weeks
  • Academic Disciplines: There are 14 courses across the areas of Global Business and Management and also French Language courses. 
  • Language of Instruction: English and French
  • Students from Nottingham University Business School will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to IÉSEG International Summer Academy 2018 will receive a tuition fee waiver. 

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested bursaries available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested bursaries available for 1st or 2nd year students, dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight/train from UK

£100-250

Hospitality package
(accommodation, lunches,
excursions and a student card)

€1,250 (£1,113)

Visa

£0 for EU nationals

European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Health and travel insurance

£60+


 *In-country healthcare costs may vary

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Things to do

IESEG (Institut d'Économie Scientifique et de Gestion) is based in Lille but runs the Summer Academy from its Paris campus at the heart of the business district of La Défense beneath the iconic Grande Arche de La Défense. IESEG is one of the top Business Schools in France and is one of the prestigious Grandes Ecoles. 
Frances capital city offers a wealth of experiences from climbing the Eiffel Tower to wandering the streets of Montmartre. World-renowned tourist attractions compete with superb shopping, varied night life and exceptional art galleries and museums.

IÉSEG's extra-ciurricular activities include a guided tour of the Palais Garnier (opera house), an international evening, 14th of July fireworks viewing party, an evening picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, a Seine river cruise and the closing ceremony.

Accommodation

All students live in university accommodation at one of IESEG's partner student residences, residences are accessible either by close proximity to the school or by public transportation. Accommodation is in single rooms. The IESEG student card gives free access to libraries, computer rooms and the internet. Accommodation is self-catered and there are shared kitchens on each floor, together with cafes on site.

IÉSEG hospitality package


Travel opportunities

France’s network of high speed TGV trains provides the opportunity to travel all around the country to cities including Marseille, Bordeaux and Cannes. Closer to Paris, you can visit Deauville on the north coast, the château of Versailles, Disneyland Paris and Monet’s home and garden. Outside France, it’s only a few hours by train to Brussels and Geneva.

Climate

Summer days are usually warm and pleasant with average temperatures hovering between15 and 25°C, and a fair amount of sunshine. The temperature can rise above 32°C and heatwaves have been known during July.

Immigration

Non-EU nationals will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering France. An official letter of acceptance from IÉSEG will be required.  

Student feedback 

  • An amazing experience to meet people from all over the world and learn more about their cultures and tradition
  • A wonderful experience, “I am glad I decided to take part in this programme”
  • Paris is a beautiful city, with lots to do

Further information

IÉSEG International Summer Academy website

 
 

 

Koç University Summer Exchange
Istanbul, Turkey

TO BE CONFIRMED

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 25 June - Friday 16 August*
  • Programme Length: 6-8 weeks
  • Three courses available: There is a wide range of subjects available, a full list can be found on the Summer Exchange website
  • Language of instruction: English

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to Koç University Summer Exchange will receive a tuition fee waiver, which includes the academic programme, course materials, field trips and event fees.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 for 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income

Costs

Return flight from UK
(av. 4 hours)

£120-500

Hospitality package

200 USD (£150)

Meals

Personal

Visa

20 USD (£15+)

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

 
Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Accommodation

There are single, two, three and four-bed rooms available with the option of ensuite or a shared bathroom. Each room has a refrigerator, bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bed stand, light, pillow and blanket; students are recommended to bring their own towels, pillow cases and bed sheets. WiFi internet access and telephone services are available in each room and there are free of charge laundry facilities, kitchens with TV and study rooms with laptop and printer. Weekly housekeeping services are also included. Main Campus facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, sports centre, indoor ice-skating rink, Student's Centre and Health Centre.

Further details can be found on the Koc University accommodation webpage.

Koç University accommodation webpage

Things to do

There are a variety of activities and excursions during orientation week, including an historic walk of Istanbul, homestay with a local family, Turkish language lessons, a visit to Arcelik Innovation Centre, a Turkish cooking course and a weekend trip to Assos and Ayvalik.

Located in North West Turkey, with a population of 14.7 million inhabitants, Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and Turkey's economic cultural and historic centre. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait, separating Europe and Asia. The city's impressive architecture boasts attractions such as Dolmabahce Palace, Pera Museum, Atik Valide Mosque, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. The Grand Bazaar is also a 'colourful and chaotic' historic market in the heart of the Old City. See the Lonely Planet guide for further information:

Lonely Planet: Turkey

Travel opportunities

Istanbul has two airports, its major airport being Ataturk International Airport (IST) near Yesilyurt, 23 km west of the city centre and is accessible by underground. Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is in Pendik/Kurtkoy and 30 km east of the Asian shore of Bosphorus.

The city has regular tram, underground, rail and bus links covering an area of 5712 km².

Climate

Istanbul has a humid, mild subtropical climate. Summers are often hot and humid with thunderstorms, average daytime high temperatures are around 27ºC with average lows of around 18ºC. Winters are usually mild, average daytime high temperatures are around 9.3ºC with average lows of around 3.3ºC.

Immigration

British nationals are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Turkey.

Further information

Koç University Summer Exchange website

Koç University Summer Exchange example course list

*The 2018 dates and programme content for Koç University Summer Exchange is not confirmed for 2018 and is subject to withdrawal. Information is based on the previous programme in 2017. Students who apply for this summer school will be informed of any updates.

 
 

 

International Summer Campus
Korea University, Seoul, Korea

 

Facts

  • Programme dates: Tuesday 26 June - Thursday 2 August 2018
  • Programme length: 4-6 Weeks
  • Academic disciplines: 120 courses to choose from across the areas of Business; Economics; Humanities; Sociology; Fine Arts; Science; Politics and International Relations; Korean Studies; Korean Language
  • Language of instruction: English

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to KU will receive a tuition fee and application fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 available for 1st or 2nd year students dependent on household income.

Return flight from UK

£550-650

Accommodation

609,000-1,170,000 KRW
(£416-800)

Meals in Dormitory Cafeteria

Approx. 3200 KRW
per meal (£2.10)

Visa

£0 for UK nationals

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Climate

Seoul has hot, humid summers, with temperatures exceeding 35°C.

Accommodation

All students live in KU housing on campus. There are two options:

  • CJ International House: fully furnished single/twin rooms, air conditioning and cable internet
  • Frontier House: fully furnished single rooms with double beds, air conditioning and cable internet service
  • Anam Global House: security code entry accommodation with air-conditioned triple rooms with shared wash facilities
  • Costs are typically KRW990,000 for a double room for 6 weeks, or KRW1,170,000 for a single room for 6 weeks.

Further information is available from:

KU ISC accommodation 

Things to do

Seoul is a city of 10.5 million people, and has been the Korean capital for 600 years. Popular tourist spots include the ancient palaces and royal shrines of the Joseon Dynasty, the historic Namhansan Mountain Fortress, the Han River which runs to North Korea, and the Seoul World Cup and Olympic Stadia.

Top attractions: Bukchon Village, Gyeongbok Palace, Shinsegae Department Store, Bugaksan mountain trails, N Seoul Tower, Itaewon district and Namdaemun Market.

Korea offers a comprehensive range of extra curricular activities througout the programme with activities or day trips each Friday. These include a visit to Gyeongbok Palace, Lotte World, a Buddhist Temple and acitivities such as K-Pop dance and Taekwondo.

Travel opportunities

Seoul is within comfortable flying distance of Japan and China, with Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai all less than three hours flight away. The Haerang Rail Cruise offers an unrivalled tour through the whole country, while South Korea also boasts a number of beautiful mountain ranges. The lakeside city of Chuncheon, a popular tourist destination, is also within travelling distance.

Immigration

All students will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering Korea. An official letter of acceptance from Korea University will be required.

Student feedback
 

  • Learn as much as the language as you can before you go
  • Don’t be afraid to go independently

 Before I went, I actually aimed to get more academic knowledge in the fields I am interested in but cant be taken under my degree. However, besides achieving my initial goal, the greatest part about this programme is the people I met there. I had brilliant Dr. Lancaster and Darcy to teach me Comparative Politics and Korean Movie Studies. Also, the classmates there were from top universities all over the world. We went to exhibitions and museums together and frequently walked casually down the city to see Seoul in detail. Seoul is such a young, active and lovely place that everyone should stay there for a period of time in their life.
Yixuan Wan 2015
 

 

Further information

Korea University ISC website

 
 

 

UNMC International Summer School

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Facts

  • Programme dates: Tuesday 26 June - Wednesday 11 July 2018
  • Programme Length: 2 weeks
  • Four programmes: Creative Writing: Place, Travel, Movement; Doing Business in Asia; Politics, Culture and the Media in South-East Asia; Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners.
  • Language of instruction: English

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated for a scholarship will receive a tuition and accommodation fee waiver. 

Competitive scholarships of £500 are available from the University of Nottingham Office of Global Engagement.

Costs

Return flight from UK
(av. 12 hours)

£500-700

Accommodation including breakfast on class days and two evening meals Included in programme fee
Optional tour - Homestay Detailed cost provided upon selection

Visa

£0 for UK nationals

Health and travel insurance  

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal


Approximate costs compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Living costs in Malaysia are approximately half that of Nottingham UK. A three course meal with drinks costs around £3.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided on campus in non-catered halls. All students will be provided with an ensuite single room with air-conditioning, including a bedding pack (pillow case, bed sheet, blanket) and towel. 

Climate

Malaysia offers summer all year round! The average temperature is 25°C-28°C and seldom falls below 22°C. Days are generally sunny and warm, humidity averaging 85%-90%. Nights are usually cool and comfortable.

Travel opportunities

Malaysia is situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, offering unparalleled travel opportunities to neighbouring countries, including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Indonesia. Kuala Lumpur, one of SE Asia’s leading centres, is a lively and cosmopolitan city of 1.4 million people. The spectacular Twin Towers dominate the skyline, above beautiful parks and fountains. The prestigious Golden Triangle district is famed for its nightlife, offering exceptional bars, clubs and cafes. Kuala Lumpur is also well known for its wide range of eating opportunities, including numerous hawker and noodle stalls, offering tasty and inexpensive meals.

Things to do

The University is located an hour by taxi from Kuala Lumpur, occupying a scenic position overlooking a palm plantation and cost to the small town of Semenyih. On campus, there is a bookshop, cafés, a multi-level library and a convenience store. The Sports Complex provides sports faciliities free of charge, including an outdoor swimming pool.

The programme includes a number of extra curricular actiivites, three inclusive cultural excursions and a homestay in a traditional village at an additional cost. The inclusive trips are a trip to Kuala Lumpur and either Malacca or Penang.

Immigration

A Malaysian tourist visa is not required prior to arrival for UK citizens and some other nationalities. Advice will be given during pre-departure sessions.

Student feedback

Make the most of the time you are abroad by travelling within Malaysia, and to other South East Asian countries.The students on campus are friendly, helpful and great fun, so make sure to speak to them.

Further information

UNMC International Summer School website

 
 

 

UNNC International Summer School

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 25 June - Friday 6 July 2018
  • Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Location: Ningbo
  • Academic disciplines: Doing Business in China; The Rise of China; and Mandarin for Work. Mandarin for Work is a three week course running from Monday 25 June to Friday 13 July 2018. Students can study a maximum of one course.
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated for a scholarship will receive a tuition and accommodation fee waiver for two weeks, this scholarship is only available for students who apply for either The RIse of China or Doing Business in China.

Competitive scholarships of £500 are available from the University of Nottingham Office of Global Engagement.

Costs

Return flight from UK
(av. 12 hours)

£700-1,000

Optional Shanghai trip

800 CNY
(£91)

Optional Hangzhou trip

300 CNY
(£34)

Visa

£50-170

Health and travel insurance  

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal


Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. 

Living costs in China are approximately half that of Nottingham UK.


Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is fully furnished, four-room flats, each flat has four private bedrooms, two toilets, one shower room, one washing room and a common room. The common rooms in these flats are equipped with a fridge, TV set and a few cooking appliances.
Campus facilitiesThe campus is well-equipped with a shopping street including a supermarket, coffee shop, Post Office and bank; and a purpose-built sports centre with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor facilities.

Things to do

The cultural and social programme includes a visit to  Shanghai and Hangzhou at an additional cost. Shanghai is a must-see: the largest city in China is a multicultural metropolis with an amazing mix of ancient and hi-tech Western civilisation. 

Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, is one of the more modern and prosperous cities in China. It sits at the southern end of the Grand Canal and is one of China's seven ancient national capitals.  Also, China's capital city Beijing is only a two hour flight from Ningbo. In and around Beijing you can visit the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall and the Olympic Village.  Additional activities include calligraphy, Chinese painting and Taiji.

Travel opportunities

Located in Zhejiang Province on the eastern coast of China, about 200km south of Shanghai, Ningbo is a modern city with around 7 million inhabitants. It is a port city with a rich cultural heritage. A taxi from Ningbo airport to the University takes around 30 minutes at approximately 50 CNY (£5).

China is a huge country with diverse geography, climate, cultures and traditions. Shanghai is 30 minutes by plane or a 2 hour bus journey via the 36km Hangzhou Bay Bridge.

China's capital city Beijing is only a two hour flight from Ningbo. Beijing has many places of historical interest and architectural beauty including the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall. You can also visit the Olympic Village, with the Bird's Nest Stadium and Water Cube.

Climate

Ningbo is subject to a sub-tropical monsoon climate, with four clear seasons. The summer is warm and wet, with temperatures up to 28°C. Rainfall is highest during this monsoon season June-September.

Immigration

All students will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering China. An official letter of acceptance from UNNC will be required.

Further information

UNNC International Summer School website

 
 

 

FASStrack Asia: The Summer School

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 25 June - Friday 27 July 2018
  • Programme length: 5 weeks
  • Academic disciplines: Students can select two courses in a combination of either one field trip course and one non-field trip course or two non-field trip courses. Subject areas include: Chinese Studies; Geography; Korean language; Sociology; Health Sciences; South East Asian Studies and Malay Studies.
  • Language of instruction: English

Finance

  • Tuition fees: All students nominated to NUS will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 available for 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight from UK (av.12 hours)

£445-730

Application fee

100 SGD
(£55)

Accommodation

1,300 SGD
(£718)

Optional field trips

1,800-2,000
SGD
(£990-1,103)

Mandatory student services
and health service fees

28.76+34 SGD
(£35)

Visa

£50+

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Accommodation

You will stay on-campus at the UTown residential colleges in single occupancy rooms within halls. Each room comes furnished with furniture, air-conditioning and internet access (via ethernet cable). In addition, each residential college has shared facilities within the building such as kitchenettes and laundry rooms. The residential colleges are also located within close proximity to classrooms, study areas, sports facilities and dining amenities within UTown.

UTown is a high-tech, modern educational hub that integrates environmental-friendly building features with the learning, social and cultural aspects of the NUS community. It is located next to the Kent Ridge campus and can be reached by a covered walkway.

Besides classrooms, UTown is also well-equipped with IT and multimedia facilities at the Education Resource Centre, seminar rooms and study clusters, and a world-class research innovation hub. For recreation, there are also sports and performing arts facilities, as well as wide-array of dining and retail outlets.

Things to do

NUS is one of three of the largest universities in Singapore. Founded in 1905, it is in fact the oldest institute for higher learning in Singapore, and is known worldwide as being a reputable University.
Singapore is a small territory, and metered taxis are available all around. The city is always bussling with people, and English is spoken by the majority of the population.

The university is comprised of three campuses; Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and 10,000 postgraduate students studying at the university.

Kent Ridge, the main campus, spans 150 hectares, and is a bustling hub of student life. It also includes sports, research and administration facilities.

There are a variety of social activities organised as part of the summer programme, including heritage tours, food trails and farewell dinner. Some modules include optional overseas field trips at an additional cost, further details can be found on the FASStrack webpages.

Travel opportunities

Singapore is a small tropical island with over 63 surrounding islets. It offers world class shopping centres, entertainment and excellent nightlife in the popular Clarke Quay bar and restaurant area. Other highlights are the luxurious colonial-style Raffles Hotel which has a number of restaurants and bars open to non-guests and the award winning Singapore Zoo which has the largest population of captive orangutans in the world! All of these are within easy reach of the university as there is an efficient transportation network of taxis, buses and an underground MRT rail system, which operates from 6am to midnight.

Top Attractions: NUS Centre for Arts, Little India markets, Singapore Sling from Raffles Hotel, Chinatown, Marina Bay Sands and the National Museum of Singapore

Singapore is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and is surrounded by many countries which you may wish to travel to. Whether you would like to relax on a beach in the Philippines, explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia), or go snorkelling in Indonesia, there is something for everyone.

Climate

Singapore is a Southeast Asian country, with a tropical climate. Temperatures of 33ºC are common. Although the country has mainly sunshine, there can be tropical seasons with frequent downpours of heavy rain.

Immigration

Once you have been accepted into the FASStrack summer school, they will apply for student visa on your behalf and will guide you through the entire application procedure via email prior your arrival in Singapore. It is compulsory to have the student visa before you are allowed to embark on the summer school. Please note that you are required to pay the student visa application fee imposed by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore.

Student feedback

  • Using the underground metro is a cheap and quick way to travel around.
  • Although Singapore is small, there are a number of places to visit
  • Local students are often very friendly, helpful and can offer much advise – speak to them about any queries you have!

Further information

NUS FASStrack website

 

 

 

 

SJTU Global Summer School

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai China

 

Facts

  • Programme dates: Wednesday 11 July - Friday 3 August 2018
  • Programme Length: 2-3 weeks
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Academic disciplines: Students can choose either Session A (two weeks) or Session B (three weeks). Subjects in Session A include: Outlook of Future Techniques in Aerospace Engineering; China's Public Policy and City Governance; China's Policy on Climate Change; Energy and Environment; Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture; Strategic Design for the Enhancement of Architectural, Urban, Environmental Resources; Green City Green Future; and Discovery China. Subjects in Session B include: Discover Chinese Culture Through Creative Drama; Green Technology for Environmental Pollution Control. Courses will be accompanied by Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners.
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin

Finance

  • Tuition fees: All students nominated to SJTU will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 available to students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 available to students in 1st or 2nd year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight from UK

£700-1,000

Application fee

400 CNY
(£46)

Accommodation

65-150 CNY
(£7.50-17)
per day

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Visa

£50-170

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Accommodation

SJTU Global Summer School will be conducted mainly at two campuses: Xuhui and Minhang. There is limited on-campus accommodation available at Xuhui Campus. Other options include home stay and there are various options for off-campus accommodation. Details of accommodation options can be found on the SJTU Global Summer School accommodation webpage.

SJTU Global Summer School accommodation

Accommodation room types and fees

Climate

Shanghai has a sub-tropical monsoon climate, with four clear seasons. The summer is warm and wet, with temperatures around 28°C and at times above 35°C. Rainfall is highest during this monsoon season June-September.

Travel opportunities

Shanghai is an ideal location for travel around China with an excellent rail network and internal flights:

  • China's capital city Beijing is a two hour flight from Shanghai. Beijing has many places of historic and architectural interest; the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the world renowned Great Wall.  You can also visit the super-modern Olympic Village, with the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube. 
  • Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, is one of the more modern and prosperous cities in China. It sits at the southern end of the Grand Canal and is one of China's seven ancient national capitals. 
  • The Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an are easily accessible by train or flight and Hong Kong is accessible by night train or a short flight.

Things to do

There are four extra curricular activities giving a choice of cultural experiences or visiting sites of interest, including trips to Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and a cultural performance. These activities are subject to availability and change.

http://summerprogram.sjtu.edu.cn/data/list/culturaltrips

Immigration

All students will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering China. An official letter of acceptance from SJTU will be required.

Student feedback

  •  “Meeting new people from around the world, and living in a new city and culture for 6 weeks was a life changing and fantastic experience”.
  • Connect with people on your course so you have some friends and feel comfortable as soon as possible.
  • Try to have a small knowledge of the language.

Further information

SJTU Global Summer School website

 

 

 

 

iSummer Mx

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 2 - Friday 27 July 2018
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Locations: Campus Mexico City, Campus Puebla, Campus Queretaro and Campus Guadalajara 
  • Academic disciplines: Students can select one of three courses: Mexican Identity and Culture; Spanish as a Foreign Language; and Intercultural Communication
  • Language of instruction: English and Spanish

Finance

Tuition Fees: all students nominated to Tec de Monterrey iSummer Mx will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 available to students in any academic year, dependent on household income
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 available to 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income

Costs

Return flight from UK £550-900
Programme fee (includes accommodation, local transportation between campuses and for activities within the programme, breakfast from Monday to Saturday, tickets for activities and events within the programme, Student Kit) $1,600
(£1,180)
Optional trip to Puerto Vallarta
and Sunday trips
$400 (£295)
 Visa  £0-35
Health and travel insurance £95+
 Vaccinations Personal

 
Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Accommodation

Students are allocated accommodation in each city throughout the programme.

Climate

Mexico has a semi-arid climate. It's warm from Spring to Autumn with hot summers; temperatures reaching 42ºC. Winters are short and mild. Rainfall is scarce but more prominent during May through to September.

Things to do

Tec de Monterrey iSummer Mx programme gives students the opportunity to study and experience four different campuses and cities within the four week programme. Discover the four most iconic states in Mexico: the capital Mexico City, the colonial city of of Queretaro, Guadalajara and historic Puebla. Each campus offers activities and trips throughout the programme.

Each Sunday Tec has organised a surprise trip to a different destination each week and there is also a trip to Puerto Vallarta the weekend after the end of the programme. Perto Vallarta is a coastal town surrounded by the mountains of Sierra Madre Occidental of Jalisco and the Mexican Pacific, this fascinating tourist destination has beautiful beaches, cobbled streets and a variety of restaurants and activities.

The weekend trips to Puerto Vallarta and Sunday trips are at an additional cost to the programme fee.

Travel opportunities

Mexico is a well known tourist destination, offering the fabulous beach destinations of Acapulco and Cancun. According to the Lonely Planet "Mexico is packed with history and culture" including 26 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the remains of the Mayan and Aztec civilisations, and the floating gardens of Xochimilco in Mexico City. 

Travelling around the country is straightforward due to "comfortable buses that run almost anywhere and an extensive domestic flight network". Mexico is also within flying distance of the USA and the Caribbean.

Lonely Planet: Mexico

Immigration

Requirement depends on nationality, but British nationals wishing to study in Mexico for less than six months are exempt of a student visa.

Further information

iSummer Mx 2018 information

 
 

 

Tsinghua University Summer School: Experiencing China

Beijing, China

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 16 - Friday 27 July 2018
  • Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Location:  Beijing
  • Academic disciplines: Students can study one of the following 13 topics: Architecture; Chinese Geography; Chinese History; Creative City; Education; Entrepreneurship; Environment; Industry Frontiers; Innovation; Online Education; Tomorrow's Youth; Urbanization; and Women.
  • Language of instruction: English

Finance

Tuition fees: each admitted student will a receive scholarship covering tuition, administrative fees, accommodation fees and insurance fees (emergency for two weeks).

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 for 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight from UK (av. 12 hours) £700-1000
Accommodation Waived
Visa £50-170
Health and travel insurance £95+
Vaccinations Personal

 
Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Accommodation

On campus accommodation is guaranteed for selected students.

Climate

Beijing has a temperate and continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons and big differences in temperature between day and night. Summer in Beijing is hot and humid, while winter is cold and dry. Spring and autumn are short and cool.

Travel opportunities

Beijing, Jing for short, is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. This city is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing through the city. It is also the destination of many international flights arriving in China. It is regarded as the political, educational and cultural centre of China.

Beijing is the ideal location to start your travels around China with an excellent rail network and plenty of internal flights.

You can travel to Shanghai in under 5 hours on the high speed train and visit one of China's largest and most modern cities renowned for its landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple, Yuyuan Garden as well as the extensive and growing Lujiazui skyline.

Things to do

Tsinghua’s Experiencing China Summer School offers a range of cultural and social activities during the two week programme. These include an opening and closing ceremony, welcome dinner, tours of central and surrounding Beijing, optional cultural and sports activities and a farewell dinner.

Immigration

All students will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering China.

Further information

Experiencing China 2018 programme brochure

Experiencing China 2017 video

 
 

 

CuriousU 2018
Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Facts

  • Programme dates: Sunday 13 - Tuesday 22 August 2018
  • Programme length: 1½ weeks
  • Location: Enschede
  • Academic disciplines: 13 courses within the subject areas of environmental science, engineering, business, finance, technology and heath sciences.
  • Application eligibility: most suitable for students in their 2nd, 3rd or final year of their undergraduate degree.
  • Language of instruction: Dutch and English

Finance

All students nominated to UTwente CuriousU 2018 will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 for 2nd year students, dependent on household income.

Costs

Return from UK (flight, train or coach to AMS) £40-150
Accommodation €0-600
(£0-532)
Participation fee (Tent; course materials; WiFi; meals and some snacks; Sports Centre access) Waived
Visa £0 for EU nationals
Health and travel insurance £60+
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) £0 for UK nationals*

 
*In-country healthcare costs may vary

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Things to do

Universiteit Twente (UTwente) is a young and enterprising university. UTwente has a prospering campus, approximately 100 student companies are located on campus, in addition, UTwente has already produced more than 800 successful spin-off businesses.

UTwente has arranged a variety of activities throughout the week, including: campus tours; lunchtime activities; a silent disco; beach volleyball; band night; pub quiz; movie night; a city trip and a closing ceremony. There are also keynote speeches during breakfast from UTwente professors and industry professionals.

Top attractions: De Oude Markt, Grote Kirk, Rondje Enschede, Rutbeek Recreational Park, Grolsch Brewery Tour, Go Planet Park, Grolsch Veste.

City of Enschede tourism website

Travel opportunities

Located in the east of The Netherlands close to the German border, Enschede is ideally located for travel to other countries within Europe. The city itself is popular amongst students, De Oude Markt (Old Market Square) surrounds the Grote Kirk (Big Church) and is the central spot for cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, cinemas and theatres as well as the main centre for shopping.

The most convenient way to travel to Enschede is to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and take a two hour train to Enschede Central Station, which is once every hour. The closest train station to UTwente to Enschede Drienerlo.

Enschede Central Station has excellent intercity connections to Amersfoort, Utrecht, Den Haag (The Hague), Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Schiphol and daily trains running to Münster and Osnabrück in Germany. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main international airport in The Netherlands and has connections to major cities within Europe.

Climate

The warmest months in Enschede are between June and August with average high temperatures of 22ºC and lows of 10ºC, the coldest months take place in January and February with average high temperatures of 5ºC and lows of -1ºC.

Accommodation

CuriousU students have a range of options for accommodation to suit individual requirements and budgets:

Tent (cost included in the fee waiver): 2m x 2m tent on campus with air mattress, pillow, torch and sleeping bag. Wash facilities, toilets and showers are within the tent area.

Log cabin (€250 + €25 refundable deposit): Located on campus, housing up to 15 guests. Five bunk beds on the ground floor and 5 single beds on the second floor. Showers and toilets are in a separate building. 

Student dorm (€300 + €50 refundable deposit): Located within UTwente's on-campus student houses. Some dorms have a shared bathroom and some have ensuite.

Hotel (€600): Hotel Drienerburght is located on campus, UTwente makes reservations on behalf of students if this option is selected.

CuriousU accommodation information

Further information

UTwente CuriousU website

 
 

 

UZH International Summer School

Universität Zürich, Switzerland

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 9 - Friday 20 July 2018
  • Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Location: Zürich
  • Theme: 'How Switzerland got rich' This summer school looks at the development of Switzerland into one of the richest and most globalized countries in the world. Find out how some Swiss companies evolved into big transnational corporations and how they manage to export Swiss-made goods under the condition of a strong currency
  • Language of instruction: English

Finance

All students nominated to UZH International Summer School will receive a tuition fee waiver. 

Bursaries (available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes):

  • Up to 10 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income
  • Up to 20 means-tested awards of £500 for 1st and 2nd year students, dependent on household income

Costs

Return from UK (av. 2 hours) £90-200
Tuition, application fee,
academic excursions and social programme
Waived
Accommodation 900-1400 CHF
(£680-1,060)
Meals Personal
Visa £0 for EU nationals
Health and travel insurance £60+
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

 
*In-country healthcare costs may vary

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website.

Things to do

Universität Zürich is offering an exciting new summer school for 2018. ‘How Switerzland got rich’ will explore the history, economy, politics and sociology of Switzerland. In addition to academic sessions, the programme includes cultural and educational excursions:

  • A visit to the founding places of industrial and financial success stories and sites of modern day innovations.
  • A visit to the Lake of Lucerne with the Rütli, mythical birthplace of the Swiss Confederation, and learn about the associational way of state building in the centre of a continent of monarchies.
  • A visit to the Swiss captila Berne (World Cultural Heritage Site) and learn about Switzerland’s development of unique political institutions and the current challenges.
  • A visit to Nestlé’s Discovery Centre in Vevey and learn about the company’s 150 year history and its famous products, such as milk powder, chocolate and seasoning, consumed all over the world.

Travel opportunities

"Culturally vibrant, efficiently run and attractively set at the meeting of river and lake, Zürich is regularly recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Long known as a savvy, hard-working financial centre, Switzerland’s largest and wealthiest metropolis has also emerged in the 21st century as one of central Europe’s hippest destinations, with an artsy, post-industrial edge that is epitomised in its exuberant summer Street Parade" (Lonely Planet, 2018)

Zürich can easily be reached by train, plane, bus or car and Zürich has a very well connected international airport. Universität Zürich’s main campus is within walking distance from Zürich main station.

Top attractions: Kunsthaus, Fraumünster, Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Grossmünster, St. Peterskirche.

Zürich tourism website

Lonely Planet: Zürich

Climate

Zürich lies in the temperate climate zone and has four distinct seasons. The coldest months in Zürich are between December and January with average temperatures of 0˚C. The warmest months are between June and August with average temperatures of 21˚C, however it has been known occasionally to exceed 30˚C.

Accommodation

Accommodation must be organised by students independently, however the International Office at Zürich can offer some assistance if students are struggling to find accommodation and students can request to pre-book accommodation through the online application. The UZH International Summer School offers a list of low-cost options on their webpage.

Further information

UZH International Summer School webpage

 

 

 

 

Global Leaders Programme 2018
The University of Hong Kong

 
The University of Nottingham is working in collaboration with The University of Birmingham and Common Purpose to offer this exciting opportunity for summer 2018. For information about the programme and links to find out more about Common Purpose and The University of Hong Kong, please click on the 'Programme information' button in the grey box below.

Programme information

Facts

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Programme dates: Tuesday 3 July – Friday 6 July 2018
  • Programme length: 1 week
  • Location: Hong Kong

Programme

The Global Leaders programme is a week long course in co-operation with the University of Birmingham and Common Purpose and hosted by The University of Hong Kong.

The course aims to develop students’ global awareness and leadership skills. The schedule will include guest lectures from industry experts from the region as well as community and university leaders and visits to local companies and social enterprises. The culmination of the week will be a final project where students will propose a new business or entrepreneurial idea based on their experiences in the country and working across cultures.

The course is aimed towards students who have limited or no previous international travel experience during their time at the University of Nottingham and students from a background with a low household income as classified by University of Nottingham Financial Support, who are eligible for the University Core Bursary.

Students will fly to Hong Kong as a group with other students participating on the programme on Saturday 30 June and return to the UK on Saturday 7 July. A University of Nottingham staff member will accompany the group during the programme.

Things to do

Hong Kong is considered by many to be a shopping and food heaven in the heart of Asia. It has an amazing public transport network and the vibrant city offers a fantastic social experience, with attractions and activities including mountain hiking, watersports, music and art exhibitions, and 3am dim sum.

Climate

Hong Kong weather is famous for its unpredictability. The city has four distinct seasons: Autumn (September-December) averaging 24˚C; Winter (December-February) average 17˚C; Spring (March-May) warming towards 25˚C with many showers; and Summer (June-August) averaging 28˚C with high humidity.

Finance

Thanks to a generous donation to the University in memory of Joe and Marion McVeigh, up to 25 places are available for University of Nottingham UK students covering programme costs, accommodation costs and a return airfare to Hong Kong.

Students from a background with a low household income (as classified by University of Nottingham Financial Support), who are eligible for the University Core Bursary will be prioritised. Students who have also not previously studied abroad before will also be prioritised.

The following costs will be covered by the University of Nottingham:

  • Return flights between the UK and Hong Kong
  • Airport transfers in Hong Kong
  • Student accommodation with breakfast at The University of Hong Kong
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the programme

Participating students are responsible for arranging and covering the cost of the following:

  • Travel to and from the destination airport within the UK
  • Evening meals and some refreshments during the programme
  • Personal expenses

Accommodation

Students will stay in university-arranged accommodation at The University of Hong Kong

Further information

The University of Hong Kong

Common Purpose Leadership Programmes

Global Leaders Programme 2018 information flyer

 
 

 

How to apply

The Global Leaders Programme 2018 application is now open and closes on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 5pm. The application form is in the right-hand column, please note you should preview the application first by clicking on the preview button below the application link.

The process

  • You will be required to complete the online application form by the deadline, which includes a personal statement as part of your application
  • You will be notified by 5pm on Friday 23 March if you have been accepted onto the programme and provided with further details about the next steps.

Eligibility

The Global Leaders Programme 2018 is competitive and open to all undergraduate students. Students will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Suitability for the programme
  • Current academic year
  • Personal statement
  • Where relevant, academic achievement to date

Priority will be given to students who are eligible for the University Core Bursary and/or who have limited or no previous international travel experience during their time at the University of Nottingham.

 

 

Independent programmes

 

Study China Programme

Study China provides a three-week study experience at leading Chinese universities, covering Chinese language, culture and business. Interaction with Chinese students, academic staff, local families, and businesses is structured into a programme of language courses, workshops, trips and excursions. 

The Study China Programme is managed by The University of Manchester and generously funded by the Government Department of Education. All tuition and accommodation fees are funded; students finance their own travel costs.

Applications for summer 2018 are now being accepted. The application process will close at: Midday - Thursday 1 March 2018.

Applications are processed in the order they are received, therefore it is recommended that applicants apply as soon as possible.

Further information 

Study China programme website

Generation UK internship programme in China

The Generation UK internship programme offers two month internship for UK students to gain work experience in mainland China. Interships are available in a wide-range of industries across 6 cities and are arranged by two British Council appointed suppliers. Generation UK funding covers accommodation, travel, insurance. airport pick-up and support throughout the programme. Applicants will be required to fund their return flight, visa and any other costs relating to travel.

Students should apply independently to Generation UK as this programme is not organised or funded by the University of Nottingham.

Further information

Generation UK - China internship opportunities

 

 

International Office

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Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

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