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. In some cases postgraduate students can also be considered. 

Summer Schools range between two 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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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

Applications for summer 2018 will open in February 2018.

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 School 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, who are not in their final year and who do not have resit examinations, unless otherwise stated. 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.

 

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.

 

  

 

2017 destinations

 

International Summer Campus
Korea University Seoul Korea

 

Number of places available:  19

Fast Facts

  • Programme dates: 27 June – 3 August 2017
  • Programme Length: 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
  • Website: isc.korea.ac.kr/

 

Finance

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

Bursaries available:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500.
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500.
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Return flight from UK

£400-600

Visa costs

£60-100

Health and Travel insurance

£Personal

Accommodation  

£550-800

Vaccinations

£Personal

 

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
  • 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:

http://isc.korea.ac.kr/all/src/student/accommodation.php

 

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.

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
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

FASStrack Asia: The Summer School

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Number of places available: 4

Fast facts

  • Programme dates: 19 June – 21 July 2017
  • Programme length: 5 weeks
  • Academic disciplines: Chinese studies, South Asian studies, Geography landscapes, Malay studies, Sociology, Public Health and Korean language lessons. Some courses feature fields trips (student to cover the cost).
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Website: www.fas.nus.edu.sg/fasstrack/

Finance

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

Bursaries available:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500.
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500.
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Return flight from UK (av.12 hours)

£500 - £600

Visa costs

£50+

Health and Travel insurance

£personal

Application fee

£57 approx
(SGD 100)

Accommodation

£740

Mandatory student services and health service fees

£30 + £37

 

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.

Location

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.

Campus

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.

The summer school will take place in University Town (UTown for short). This recent campus expansion of NUS 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 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 and innovation hub. For recreation, there are also sports and performing arts facilities, as well as a wide array of dining and retail outlets.

Things to do

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SJTU Global Summer School

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai China

 

Number of places available: 6

Fast Facts

  • Programme dates: 6 July – 4 August 2017.
  • Programme Length: 2 or 4 weeks
  • Location: Xuhui and Minhang campuses Shanghai
  • Academic disciplines: Students can either choose session A, which is two weeks or session B, which is four weeks. Topics in session A include Urban Horticulture and its Culture, Public Policy and City Governance, China's Policy on Climate Change, Energy and Environment, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture. Topics in session B include Discovering Chinese Creativity, China Studies and Brain Facts.
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin
  • Website: http://summerprogram.sjtu.edu.cn/Data/List/gs

Finance

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

Bursaries available:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500. Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500.
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Return flight from UK

£500-700

Application fee

£47 approx
(CNY 400)

Visa costs

£50-100

Health and Travel insurance

£50+

Accommodation and Meals

To be confirmed

Vaccinations

£personal

 

Accommodation

SJTU International Summer Session will be conducted mainly at two campuses: Xuhui and Minhang. There is limited on-campus accommodation available, 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: http://summerprogram.sjtu.edu.cn/Data/List/Accommodation

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.

Location

Shanghai, Hu for short, is the largest city in China and, in terms of population, the largest city in the world. It is a 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 technology centre in East China.

In addition to its modernization, the city's multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions form Shanghai's culture, making a visitor's stay truly memorable.

Travel opportunities
 

  • China's capital city Beijing is a two hour flight from Shanghai. Beijing has many places of historic interest and architectural; 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. 

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.

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.
 

 

 

 

Fudan University International Summer Session

Fudan University, Shanghai China

 

Number of places available: 2

Fast facts

  • Programme dates: 7 July – 4 August 2017
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Academic disciplines: 18 content courses, 3-level Chinese language courses. The content courses will cover a range of topics in Chinese History and Culture, Chinese Society and Politics, Chinese Business and Economy and Science and Technology.
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin
  • Website: http://iss.fudan.edu.cn/

Finance

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

Bursaries available:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500.
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500.
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Return flight from UK (av.12 hours)

£560 - £700

Visa costs

£50+

Health and Travel insurance

£50+

Accommodation

£250 - £360

Accommodation deposit

£24 approx.
(CNY 200)

WiFi access in room and router

£18 approx.
(CNY 150)

 

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.

An auxiliary hall offers suites of four with shared living facilities. All rooms include a balcony, air conditioning and internet access.

 

Location

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.

Campus

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.

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.

Things to do

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

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 world
  • Buy 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

 

 

 

 

 

UNNC International Summer School

University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus, China

 

Fast Facts

  • Programme one: Doing Business in China
    Dates: 19-30 June 2017
    Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Programme two: Understanding the Rise of China
    Dates: 19-30 June 2017
    Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Programme three: Mandarin for Work
    Dates: 19 June-17 July 2017
    Programme length: 3 weeks
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Website: www.nottingham.edu.cn/international-summer-school 

Finance

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

Competitive scholarships of £500 are available from The University of Nottingham International Office.

Return flight from UK

£500-700

Accommodation

£165-250 approx
(CNY 1400-2100)

Visa costs

£50-100

Travel and health insurance  

£50-100

Optional trips

£35-100

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

Location

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 the University to Ningbo airport takes about 30 minutes and costs 50 Yuan (£5)

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 facilities

The 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.

 

Travel opportunities

The cultural and social programme includes a visit to  Shanghai and Hangzhou. 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. 


Things to do

There are two optional trips in the programme to Shanghai and Hangzhou. These trips are at an additional cost at either CNY 800 for Shanghai including accommodation and CNY 300 for Hangzhou.

Additional activities include calligraphy, Chinese painting and Taiji.

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.

 

 

 

 

UNMC International Summer School

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

 

Fast Facts

  • Programme dates: 4 – 19 July 2017
  • 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
  • Website: www.nottingham.edu.my/International/Summer/

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to the summer school will receive a tuition fee waiver. 

Competitive scholarships of £500 are available from The University of Nottingham International Office.

Return flight from UK

£500-600

Visa costs

£10 (approx) for UK citizens

Travel and health insurance  

£150

 
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 SE 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 programme includes a number of extra curricular actiivites and optional excursions. These include a tour of Kuala Lumpur, a homestay in a traditional village or “kampung” and trips to Langkawi Island and Singapore. Optional excursions include an additional cost.

Location and facilities

The University of Nottingham campus is located an hour by taxi from Kuala Lumpur, occupying a scenic position overlooking a palm plantation, and close 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 facilities free of charge including an outdoor swimming pool. 

Immigration

A Malaysian tourist visa is not required for UK citizens and some other nationalities. Advise 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.
 

 

 

 

Bayreuth International Summer School

University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth Germany

 

Number of places available:  2 per course

Fast facts

  • Programme dates: 2 July – 15 July 2017
  • Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Five courses: Economics and Management, Public Health and Environment, African Studies, Energy and Climate, Polymer Engineering
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Website: www.summerschool.uni-bayreuth.de

Finance

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

Bursaries available:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Return flight from UK

£140-200

Visa costs

£0 for EU nationals

Health insurance

£0 for EU nationals

Travel insurance

£50+

Hospitality package including accommodation, lunches, welcome and farewell dinner and a field trip to Berlin.

€820

 

Bayreuth Univeristy

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".

Location

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

Bayreuth is a large city and getting around is easy. Everything is easy to access by foot, on bike or by bus.

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

 

Things to do

There are two excursions offered as part of the summer school; a trip to Berlin and an additional optional excursion, subject to availability.

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 Histroriches Museum.

The surroundings of Bayreuth are also attractive: with the hiking trails of the Fränkische Schweiz and the Fichtelgebirge easily accessible.

Accommodation

Accommodation is arranged through the summer school and is in the Bayreuth Youth Hostel.

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.

For more information please email:
summerschool@uni-bayreuth.de

 

 

 

 

IESEG International Summer Academy

IESEG School of Management, Paris France

 

Number of places available:  4

Fast Facts

  • Programme dates: 1 – 28 July 2017
  • Programme Length: 4 Weeks
  • Academic Disciplines: There are 14 courses across the areas of Global Business and Management and French Language. 
  • Language of Instruction: English and French
  • Students from Nottingham University Business School will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply
  • Website: www.ieseg.fr/summer-academy  

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to IESEG will receive a tuition fee waiver which includes the academic programme of 5 courses, 33 contact hours of French language classes and the administration fee of €200.

Return flight/Eurostar from UK

£100-250

Visa costs

£0   for EU nationals

Health insurance

£0   for EU nationals

Travel insurance

£50+

Hospitality package inc. accommodation, excursions and student card

£1,060 approx
(€1,250)

Meals  

£personal  

 

IESEG

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. 

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.

 

Things to do

France’s 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 nightlife and exceptional art galleries and museums.

IESEG extra curricular activities include a guided tour of the Palais Garnier (opera house), international evening, 14th of July fireworks viewing party, evening picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Seine River cruise and a closing ceremony.

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 IESEG 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
 

 

 

 

Audencia Summer Term

School of Management Audencia Business School, Nantes France

 

Number of places available:  5

Fast Facts

  • Programme dates: 26 June – 13 July 2017
  • Programme Length: 2-3 Weeks
  • Five courses available: European Finance, Big Data, IT and Marketing, Study Trip to Brussels, Arts Management, Luxury Management.
    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
  • Website: http://www.audencia.com/en/international/short-term-programmes/summer-term/

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.

Return flight/Eurostar from UK

£100-250

Visa costs

£0   for EU nationals

Health insurance

£0   for EU nationals

Travel insurance

£50+

Accommodation

£299   - £800

Meals  

£personal  

 

Audencia University

Audencia Nantes School of Management is one of France’s elite Grande École higher education institutions, world-renowned for management education and research.

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.

Things to do

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”
 

 

 

 

Koc University Summer Exchange

Istanbul, Turkey

 

Number of places available:  4

Fast Facts

  • Programme dates: 26 June – 17 August 2017
  • 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 through the following link: https://oip.ku.edu.tr/sites/oip.ku.edu.tr/files/2017_summercourses.pdf
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Website: https://oip.ku.edu.tr/?q=summer-exchange

Finance

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

Bursaries available:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flights £120-500
Visa costs £16 approx
USD 20
Health and travel insurance £50+
Hospitality package £160 approx
(USD 200)
Meals £personal

 

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: http://dorm.ku.edu.tr/

 

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: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/istanbul

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.

 

 

 

 

Tec de Monterrey Summer 2017

Puebla Campus, Mexico

Number of places available: 8

Fast facts

  • Programme dates: 3-28 July 2017
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Location: Puebla Campus, Mexico
  • Theme: Cultural and Social Challenge
  • Academic disciplines: 'Mexican identity, culture and social innovation' and 'Architecture across the time'
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Further information: Study in Mexico - Campus Puebla PDF file icon

Finance

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

Bursaries available:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight from UK £550-900
Visa costs £0-35
Tuition and hospitality package including airport transfer (only on official dates), access to university facilities, WiFi, accommodation and breakfast (Mon-Fri) £waived
 Health and travel insurance £personal
 Vaccinations £personal

 

Accommodation

Students can apply for housing in the Lomas de Angelopolis residence halls which are located 10 minutes away from Tec de Monterrey.

The residence hall offers double rooms in two different sections for male and female students. Room facilities include: desk, chair, wardrobe, bathroom, kitchenette, WiFi and transportation to and from campus.

Climate

The climate of Puebla is mild and springlike throughout the year due to its altitude of 2,160 metres above sea level. The rainy seasons lasts from June to October with almost no rain in the remaining months. Maximum temperatures are around 20ºC in winter and about 30ºC in summer. On winter nights, temperatures rarely reach a few degrees below zero.

 

Location

Puebla is a small state located east-central and lies at the foot of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuati volcanoes, about 120 kilometres southeast of the Mexican capital. The city, with its 1.5 million inhabitants, is an important industrial, cultural and educational centre of Mexico in the central and southeast regions.

The offical language of Mexico is Spanish. It's possible to study abroad at Tec if you are not a Spanish speaker, however you are encouraged to learn some basic Spanish prior to departure.

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. For fans of the OC, Tijuana is within travelling distance.

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.

The programme will offer academic tours to the holy city of Teotihuacan and historical District of Puebla, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Things to do

Weekend trips to the beach are a cheap and popular way to spend time with friends, the weather gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoor life, from hiking to snorkelling.

Immigration

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

 
 

 

Tsinghua University Summer School 2017

Beijing, China

Number of places available: 2

Fast facts

  • Programme dates: 10-22 July 2017
  • Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Location:  Tsinghua, Beijing campus
  • Theme: Computer Science - from basic and general concepts to advanced and ad hoc algorithms.
  • Academic disciplines: The programme features many applications in computer vision, natural language processing, knowledge graph, social media analysis and multimodal analysis. Courses include distributed systems, parallel computing, machine learning, big data management etc.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Website: http://ss.cs.tsinghua.edu.cn

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:

  • McVeigh travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.
  • Santander travel awards for summer schools: £500
    Up to 10 awards available dependent on household income.

Costs

Return flight from UK (av. 12 hours) £700-1000
Visa costs £150
Tuition fees, accommodation, emergency insurance £waived
Health and travel insurance £personal
Vaccinations £personal

 

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.

 

Location

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.

Travel opportunities

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

As the capital of the country set to dominate the 21st century, there's a unique fizzing energy to Beijing that few other cities around the world can match.

Tsinghua University offers a fantastic array of cultural visits and excursions: a colourful tour of Beijing, including visits to the Great Wall, Forbidden City, National Museum or a dinner in a typical Chinese restaurant.

Students will also have an opportunity to visit world famous IT companies such Google, Sogou and Baidu.

Immigration

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

 
 

 

 

Independent programmes

 

Study China Programme

The Study China Programme (SCP) is a UK government-funded three-week study programme in China, open to undergraduates studying for Bachelors degrees at UK universities and colleges. The full programme is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and offers students an opportunity to experience Chinese culture and language first hand.

Students should apply independently to the Study China Programme as this programme is not organised or funded by The University of Nottingham. Please see the Study China Programme website for all information. 

Generation UK Internship Programme in China

The Generation UK Internship Programme offers two month internships for for UK students to gain work experience in mainland China. Internships 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 the Generation UK Internship Programme as this programme is not organised or funded by The University of Nottingham. Please see the Generation UK website for all information.

 

 

Generation UK - India Placements

This programme offer three placement opportunities in India, working, teaching and studying.

Work

Gain experience in applying your skils to an Indian workplace and you could gain international work experience at Tata Consultancy Services, one of the worlds leading IT companies, on a 12 month paid internship at one of their offices located across India. 

Teach

Gain unique teaching experience on a two or five month placement teaching in a primary or secondary school in India.

Study

Study at an Indian Univeristy on a 2 - 3 week course. Courses available in 2016 included a variety of subjects ranging from international relations, social entrepreneurship and gender politics to yoga and cinema.  

Please see the Generation UK website for more information

 

 

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