School of Biosciences

Summer Programmes


There are many options for students who wish to study or work abroad during their holiday periods. Please note that some summer schools may be offered online.

This is a great way to study something outside your degree programme, explore a new country and make new friends.

Destinations, eligibility and finance vary considerably between programmes. 

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University of Nottingham Summer Schools

The University offers a range of international summer school programmes, from one to six weeks during the summer holiday period. Credits and grades are not transferred back to the University of Nottingham so you can study whatever is of interest to you. 

Possible destinations include South Korea, Singapore, China, Germany, France, Turkey and Mexico, as well as the University’s overseas campuses in China and Malaysia. The application deadline is in February each year.

University of Nottingham summer schools Email the Study Abroad Team

IAESTE Summer Placements

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Placements (IAESTE) offers international paid placements in a range of countries. IAESTE covers subjects that are relevant to Biosciences students, including agriculture, biosciences, biotechnology, brewing, environmental science and food sciences.

The majority of these placements are for 6 to 12 weeks in the summer months. All placements are in English. 

Visit the website for eligibility requirements and information on how to apply. The application deadline is in November each year. 

IAESTE Summer Placements

Vienna Biocenter Summer School, Vienna, Austria

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School is a collaboration between four of Europe's leading research institutes: Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), and the Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI).

Participating students will undertake a research project in the lab, working with and supported by an academic member of staff.

The Summer School also includes a series of lectures and a Scientific Symposium. It is ideal for students who wish to go into a research role following graduation, or who are interested in postgraduate study.

The programme is conducted in English. Accepted students are eligible for a range of benefits – see the website for further information.

Visit the website for eligibility requirements and information on how to apply. Applications open at the beginning of December and close on 31 January each year. 

Vienna Biocenter Summer School, Vienna, Austria

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