Overseas Summer Schools

   
   

Summer schools for Nottingham UK-based students 

Summer schools are open to all undergraduate University of Nottingham students, and offer opportunities to take taught courses at one of our partner universities. 

Summer schools range between one and seven weeks. 

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

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University of Nottingham Ningbo China: China's Global Presence 2019 (applications now closed)

 

Facts

  • Language of instruction: English

  • Programme dates: Sunday 23 June - Saturday 29 June 2019

  • Programme length: 1 week

  • Topic: China's Global Presence: History, Economics and International Affairs
  • Location: Shanghai and Ningbo

Programme

The Global Presence programme is a week long course in co-operation the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

The course aims to develop students’ knowledge of modern China from a historical, economic and international political perspective. The schedule will include three morning sessions on Innovation and the Chinese Economy, Modern Chinese History and Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy, followed by course-related field trips in the afternoon. The culmination of the week will be a final assessment.

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 who are eligible for the Univeristy Core Bursary as assessed by University of Nottingham Financial Support.

Students will fly to Shanghai, China as a group on Saturday 22 June and return to the UK on Saturday 29 June. A University of Nottingham staff member will accompany the group during the programme.

Things to do

Upon arrival in Shanghai, students will have the opportunity to meet with University of Nottingham alumni.*

The programme in Ningbo will include field trips on programme days including visits to a famous enterprise in China, Cicheng and Nantang Old Street to offer students the feel of an ancient city, town or street in China and Ningbo Museum, which focused on the history of Ningbo and traditional customs of the area. All field trips within the programme will be accompanied by acadmeic staff and student assistants.

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 the monsoon season June-September. In winter temperatures drop to an average of 4°C. In September, typhoons are frequent.

Finance

Up to 25 places are available for University of Nottingham UK students, programme costs, accommodation costs and a return airfare from the UK to Shanghai, China will be covered the the University of Nottingham. Students eligible to receive the Univesity Core Bursary (as assessed by University of Nottingham Financial Support), will be prioritised. Students who have also not previously studied abroad or are not due to study abroad within their degree programme will also be prioritised.

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

  • Return flights between the UK and Shanghai, China
  • Visitor visa for entry to China
  • Accommodation in Shanghai
  • Return transfer between Shanghai and Ningbo.
  • Return travel between University of Nottingham, University Park Campus and London Heathrow airport*
  • Student accommodation at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Local transport within Ningbo
  • Breakfast, lunches and dinners through the programme.
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the programme

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

  • Any additional meals and refreshments during the programme
  • Personal travel and expenses

Accommodation

Students will stay in university-arranged accommodation at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Further information

University of Nottingham Ningbo China website

Applications are now closed.

*Subject to change

 

 

Summer Schools 2019 (applications now closed)

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 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 application 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
  • A minimum academic average of 40%
  • where relevant academic achievement to date

Priority will be given to students who have not previously studied abroad, or who are not due to study abroad within their degree programme at Nottingham; students who are not in their final year and who do not have resit examinations unless otherwise stated. However students not in these categories are still eligible to apply and their applications will be considered.

The minimum academic mark required to be considered for a summer school is 40%, however some of our summer school destinations do have higher minimum academic mark requirements.

Eligibility criteria will be made clear in the summer school descriptions.

Further information


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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.

 

  

 

2019 destinations

 

AU Summer University

Aarhus Universitet, Denmark

Facts

  • Programme dates:
    Term 1: Monday 2 to Friday 19 July
    Term 2: Monday 22 July to Friday 9 August
  • Programme length: 3 to 6 weeks
  • Subject areas: engineering, psychological sciences, political science, management, economics and business economics, culture and society, communication and culture, biomedicine.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Application eligibility: Students from the School of Politics and International Relations will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply. Most suited to 2nd year undergraduate students and above at the time of application.

Things to do

Located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the geographnical centre of Denmark, Aarhus (pronounced or-hoos) is the second largest city in Denmark with a population of over 340,000 inhabitants. Aarhus University is Scandinavia’s largest university, including Aarhus University Hospital and INCUBA Science Park.

'This Viking-founded, student-filled hub has accrued some weighty accolades to shore up its appeal too: in 2017 its titles included European Capital of Culture and European Region of Gastronomy (the latter was awarded to Aarhus and the larger central Denmark region). The ever-expanding menu of architectural landmarks, lauded restaurants, bars, festivals and boutiques is a mark of a vibrant city on the rise.' Lonely Planet, 2018

Popular sites visited by tourists include the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Moesgård Museum, Aarhus Domkirke, Den Gamle By, Dokk1, Møllestein and Vor Frue Kirke.

Travel opportunities

Aarhus is 187km (116 miles) northwest of Copenhagen and 289km (180 miles) north of Hamburg, Germany. 

The main railway station is Aarhus Central Station located in the city centre, which has connections to destinations through Denmark and also services to Flensburg and Hamburg in Germany.

Aarhus has it’s own international airport with connections to many major cities across Europe. The airport offers a bus service between Aarhus city and the airport, which takes approximately 50 minutes with single tickets costing 115 DKK (approximately £14).

Climate

Aarhus has a temperate oceanic climate with average highs of 22˚C in August and average lows of 0˚C in January. 

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to AU Summer University will receive a tuition fee waiver. 

Bursaries 

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 means-tested awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for, in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight trains from UK

£60+

Accommodation (meals not included; costs vary depending on length of stay and type of accommodation)

3,700+ DKK
(£435+)

Social activities, meals, transport and books

€460
(£400)

Visa

£0 for EU nationals

European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Health and travel insurance

£60+

Approximate budget range

£1,000-1,500

*In-country healthcare costs may vary

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

Accommodation

AU Summer University offers housing services to participants. You are recommended to apply for accommodation through the AU Housing Office as soon as you have been accepted onto the summer school. Housing is not guaranteed, therefore it is recommended that you also look for alternative short-term accommodation options independently.

AU Summer University housing information

 Further information

AU Summer University website

Course list

Aarhus Universitet Special Education Support

 
 

 

Entrepreneurship Summer School
Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 17 to Friday 28 June 2019
  • Programme length: 1 to 2 weeks
  • Courses: Creative Mindset and Entrepreneurial Leadership; Design Thinking and Entrepreneurs
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Application eligibility: Students from Nottingham University Business School will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply.

Founded in 1899, Burgundy School of Business – BSB belongs to the top 1% of business schools in the world to have received double AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

Things to do

‘With its compact and pedestrian-friendly centre, lively street scene and aesthetically pleasing ensemble of half-timbered houses and polychrome tile roofs, Dijon is one of France’s most appealing cities. Filled with elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings that hark back to the city’s 14th- and 15th-century heyday as the capital of the Duchy of Burgundy, the historic centre is wonderful for strolling, especially if you like to leaven your cultural enrichment with excellent food, fine wine and shopping.’ Lonely Planet, 2018

BSB have arranged an optional trip through the Grand Crus Wine Road, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the ‘Climates of Burgundy’s Vineyards’). This includes a wine-tasting session, a visit to two famous castles, including Le Clos de Vougeot, and lunch featuring local gastronomy. 

Popular sites visited by tourists include the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne, Église Notre Dame, Rue de la Charlotte, Tour Philippe le Bon.

Travel opportunities

Dijon is 310km (193 miles) southeast of Paris, 190km (118 miles) northwest of Geneva and can be accessed from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, Gare de Lyon or Gare du Nord via the train à grande vitesse (TGV) high speed train. 

Italy, Switzerland and other cities in France are accessible from Dijon by train with overnight sleeper services to Milan, Verona and Venice. 

Climate

Dijon has an oceanic climate with a greater temperature range and average highs of 26˚C in July and average lows of -1˚C in January. 

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to Burgundy School of Business will receive a tuition fee waiver. 

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 means-tested awards of £500 for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for, in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight and/or trains from UK

£190+

University-arranged accommodation with breakfast (costs vary depending on length of stay and type of accommodation)

€295+ (£260+)

Social activities, meals, transport and books

£370+

Visa

£0 for EU nationals

European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Health and travel insurance

£60+

Approximate budget range

£850-1,200

*In-country healthcare costs may vary.

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

Accommodation

BSB has arranged accommodation in a modern 3 star apartment located on a quiet street just off a lively area with a variety of bars and restaurants and 10 minutes walk from the University. Options are either a shared twin room or a single room, both with breakfast included. 

BSB accommodation information

Further information

Burgundy School of Business: Entrepreneurship Summer School website

BSB Student Support Services

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Fudan University International Summer Session

Shanghai, China

Facts

  • Programme dates: Thursday 4 July - Saturday 3 August 2019
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Academic disciplines: 29 content courses covering a range of topics in History and Culture, Society and Politics, Business and Economy, Law, Science and Technology and Physical Education. Three Chinese language courses at different levels.
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin

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.

Finance

Tuition fees: All students nominated to Fudan University ISS will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.

  • Up to 25 means-tested awards of £500 for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for, in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK
(av. 12 hours)

£550+

International Students Dormitory (meals not included) 1,650-3,000 RMB
(£190-340)

Water (Supplementary building)

60 RMB (£7)

Visa

£151+

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations Personal
Approximate budget range £1,500-2,000

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

Accommodation

On campus self-catered accommodation is guaranteed in the University International Students Dormitory. This offers single and shared rooms with air conditioning and internet access. Single rooms cost between RMB1,650 and 3000 for the duration of the summer school and double rooms cost around RMB2,100. Electricity will be charged separately through the purchase of a prepaid card, available at the hall reception desk. To use hot shower facilities in the Supplementary Building, you must purchase a prepaid card. 

Private, off-campus accommodation options are also available, however please be aware these costs may be higher than the International Students Dormitory.

Fudan University ISS accommodation

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

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PolyU International Summer School 2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Facts

  • Programme dates: Sunday 6 July - Friday 9 August 2019
  • Programme length: 4 to 5 weeks
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Academic disciplines: Students can study a maximum of two courses from 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 arrive at the summer school on Thursday 11 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

Things to do

PolyU offers a wide range of subjects to study as well as a varied social and cultural programme. Social activities include workships in Chinese tea, cooking, calligraphy, Tai Chi, seminars with distinguised speakers and walking tours. There is also a Buddy Programme with 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 Macau and Zhuhai (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. Please be aware that the summer school field trips are heavily subsidised and should you withdraw from your selected summer school field trip at a later date, you will be required to cover the original cost.

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.

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 7 means-tested awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 means-tested awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to partipate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK

£500+

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

5,500 HKD
(£540)

Optional field trips:
(subsidised summer school fee)

Macau and Zhuhai

 

Hong Kong


Koahsiung



Taichung



Xian

 


1,250 HKD (£123)

800 HKD (£79)

3,000 HKD (£295)

3,000 HKD (£295)

3,000 HKD (£295)

Hong Kong visa and courier fee

550 HKD (£54)

Accommodation (meals not included)

Waived

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate budget range

£1,300-1,600

*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. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

Accommodation

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

Student feedback

Read about Victoria's experience at the PolyU International Summer School 2018 in Impact:

PolyU Summer 2018 experience

Further information

PolyU International Summer School website

HK PolyU Services for Students with Special Needs

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Global Leaders Experience Abroad 2019
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Facts

  • Language of instruction: English

  • Programme dates: Monday 17 June – Thursday 20 June 2019*

  • 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 Friday 14 June and return to the UK on Saturday 22 June. 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

  • Return travel between University of Nottingham, University Park Campus and London Heathrow airport
  • Student accommodation at The University of Hong Kong

  • Breakfasts and evening meals on Common Purpose programme days and breakfasts, lunches and evening meals on non-Common Purpose programme days
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the programme

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

  • Any additional meals or refreshments during the programme

  • Personal expenses

Accommodation

Students will stay in university-arranged accommodation at host venue.

Student feedback

Read about Shanai's experience of the 2018 Global Leaders programme in Impact:

Global Leaders programme experience

Further information

Common Purpose leadership programmes

The University of Hong Kong

HKU Accessible Campus information

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International Summer Campus
Korea University, Seoul, Korea

 

Facts

  • Programme dates: Tuesday 25 June - Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Programme length: 4-6 Weeks
  • Academic disciplines: Over 100 courses to choose from across the areas of business and economics, humanities, sociology and cultural studies, fine art and design, science, law, politics and international relatons, Korean and east asian studies and Korean language.
  • Language of instruction: English

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 Lotte Amusement Park, a baseball stadium, Boryeong Mud Festival, Korean folk village and activities such as K-Pop dance, taekwondo, calligraphy and Korean cooking classes. 

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.

Climate

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

Finance

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

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 5 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK

£580+

Accommodation (meals not included)

609,000-1,170,000 KRW
(£416-800)

Meals in dormitory cafeteria

£160-250

Approx. 3,200 KRW/£2.20 per meal

Visa

£0 for UK nationals

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate budget range

£1,300-1,800

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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.

KU ISC accommodation

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.

Further information

Korea University ISC website

KU Student Disability Support

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Summer Academy 2019

Linköpings Universitet, Sweden

Facts

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Programme dates: Friday 28 June – Saturday 27 July 2019
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Campus: University Hospital Campus (Campus US)
  • Location: Linköping, Sweden
  • Topics: 6 courses within the subject areas of business, technology, sociology and politics.
  • Application eligibility: 2nd year undergraduate students and above at the time of application. Students from the School of Politics and International Relations will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply.

Linköpings Universitet is a young university, achieving university status in 1975 with innovation being its only tradition. The University has 27,000 students and international rankings consistently place LiU as a leading global university.

Things to do

Located in the province of Östergötland, Linköping (pronounced lin-sher-ping) in southern Sweden is one of Sweden’s fastest growing cities, with approximately 150,000 inhabitants. High world-class technology, an innovative university and lively trade characterise the city. Linköping’s industry, municipality and the university collaborate closely.

LiU’s local student hosts organise a range of social events throughout the programme, including a welcome dinner and information session; a film evening; Late Midsummer Party; Nordic pentathlon; Swedish fika; barbeque; games; hiking etc.

Excursions (at an additional cost): Stockholm and Archipellago: Includes an overnight stay in a hotel, a boat trip, a visit to Vasa museum and Skansen (open-air museum). Vadstena: Situated by the lake Vättern, this trip includes a tour of the picturesque town and its beautiful, historic surroundings as well as a visit to Naturum Tåkern.

Travel opportunities

Linköping is 43km southwest of Norrköping and 50km east of Vadstena. There are regular, long-distance buses to Vadstena, Jönköping, Göteborg and Norrköping. There are also trains which run between Linköping and Malmö, Stockholm and Norrköping. Linköping City Airport is 2km east of the city, there is no airport bus but a taxi will cost approximately 180 SEK (£16) for a single trip into the city. There are also direct trains from Stockholm Arlanda airport.

Top attractions: Ekenäs Slott, Gamla Linköping, Linköpings domkyrka, Sankt Lars Kyrka, Östergötlands Länsmuseum. Lonely Planet, 2018

Climate

The coldest time of year is between December and January where average temperatures range from highs of 0˚C to lows of -6˚C. The warmest month is July, which is also the wettest month with average highs of 20˚C and average lows of 9˚C. 

Finance

All students nominated to LiU Summer Academy will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flights and trains from UK

£150+

Accommodation package (meals not included, see below)

5,000 SEK
(£430)

Stockholm and Archipellago excursion (optional)

1,300 SEK
(£112)

Vadstena excursion (optional)

260 SEK (£23)

Visa £0 for EU nationals

European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Health and travel insurance

£60+

Approximate budget range

£700-1,000

*In-country healthcare costs vary. 

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

Accommodation

The accommodation package includes a single student room or small studio for two, with internet (not WiFi) and utilities included (electricity, heat and water). Bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils provided in shared kitchens. Access to laundry facilities. Unlimited bus card for Östergötland, sports centre membership and one final exit cleaning service for your room. Accommodation is located in the following areas of the city: Ryd, Flamman/Fjärilen and Irrblosset, all within a 20 minute walk to University Hospital Campus or 25 minutes by bus.

Further information

LiU Summer Academy website

LiU Students with Special Needs

 
 

 

International Summer University

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Facts

  • Programme dates: Saturday 20 July - Saturday 17 August 2019
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Location: Marburg
  • Course: Germany and Europe in a Turbulent World: History, Politics, Society and Culture, plus one of two supplementary courses and German language courses.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Application eligibility: Students from the Department of German Studies will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply.

Things to do

‘Marburg’s precipitous streets are thronged more by students than tourists, with well over a third of the term-time population studying or working at the University of Marburg… Overall, this is a blessing – bars, restaurants and clubs are cheaper, and more plentiful, and the cultural scene is vibrant. It’s easily reached on a day trip from Frankfurt, but also worth spending a night or two in.’ Lonely Planet, 2018

Philipps-Universität Marburg has arranged field trips to Frankfurt, Straßburg and Weimar included in the programme fee. The three-day trip to Straßburg and one other field trip are compulsory, you are encouraged to attend all three field trips.

Popular sites visited by tourists include the Altstadt, Elisabethkirche, Landgrafenschloss, Marburger Kunstverein, Mittelalterliche Synagogue.

Travel opportunities

Marburg is 90km (56 miles) north of Frankfurt, 188km (117 miles east of Cologne and can be accessed from Frankfurt international airport via the Deutsch Bahn (DB) railway. 

Cities within Germany including Berlin, Hamburg and Munich can be accessed via rail, with indirect rail links to Brussels, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. 

Climate

Marburg has average highs of 23˚C in July and average lows of -2.4˚C in January. 

Finance

All students nominated to the International Summer University 2019 will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flights and trains from UK

£120+

University-arranged accommodation, breakfasts, meal subsidy, evening events, monthly ticket for public transportation in Marburg, cultural programme and health and personal liability insurance for the duration of the programme

Included in fee waiver

Visa £0 for EU nationals

European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Health and travel insurance

£60+

Approximate budget range*

£400-700

*In-country healthcare costs vary. 
Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

Accommodation

PUM has reserved single rooms in one of the university dormitories, which are located outside of the city centre and are easily reached by local bus. All rooms are furnished and have wash-basins, blankets, pillows and sheets are provided but students need to bring their own towels and toiletries. Kitchen space and showers (lockable cubicles) are shared. There are also shared social areas and laundry rooms that can be used by residents. 

Philipps-Universität Marburg accommodation

Further information

Philipps-Universitàt Marburg summer school website

Philipps-Universität Marburg Special Needs support

Stonewall: Germany LGBTq

*Updated costs after Summer Schools Fair to include approximate meal costs

 
 

 

International Summer School

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Facts

  • Programme dates: Tuesday 2 July - Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Programme Length: 2 weeks
  • Five programmes: Media, Climate Change and the Asia Pacific; 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

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 two inclusive cultural excursions to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca.

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.

Finance

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

Bursaries

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

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK
(av. 12 hours)

£630+

Accommodation including breakfast on class days and two evening meals Included in fee waiver

Visa

£0 for UK nationals

Health and travel insurance  

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate budget range £700-1,000

 Approximate costs compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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. 

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

Read about Megan's experience at the 2018 International Summer School in Impact and on the University of Nottingham blogs:

Impact: UNM Summer School

UoN blogs: UNM Summer School

Further information

UNM International Summer School website

UNM Wellbeing and Learning Support

Stonewall: Malaysia LGBTq

 
 

 

International Summer School

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Facts

  • Programme dates: Saturday 22 June - Saturday 13 July 2019
  • Programme length: 3 weeks
  • Location: Ningbo
  • Academic disciplines: Students can select one of the following courses:  Understanding Business in China or Mandarin for Work
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin

Things to do

UNNC offers two trips included in the programme and one optional trip at an additional cost:

Beijing (included only in Understanding Business in China): is the political centre of China, and home to several emperors, including the last. You will be shown some of the sights as well as an opportunity to visit local business organisations to understand how business and politics work together in one of the world’s most powerful cities.

Hangzhou (included in both courses): is the capital of Zhejiang Province. It is a busy and beautiful city, with its renowned West Lake represented on some currency notes.

Shanghai (included in Mandarin for Work, optional extra for Understanding Business in China): is a unique city with a distinctive combination of a rich cultural history and a business-centred approach to life. You will be offered the chance to spend two days in Shanghai for sight-seeing and soaking up the atmosphere of this huge and vibrant city.
There are also cultural activities such as calligraphy, Chinese painting and Taiji offered during the programme to interested students.

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 RMB (£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.

Finance

All students nominated for a scholarship will receive a tuition and accommodation fee waiver (meals not included), details are to be confirmed. 

Bursaries

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

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK
(av. 12 hours)

£550+

Accommodation (meals not included)

Included in fee waiver

Beijing trip (only available for Understanding Business in China

Included in fee waiver

Hangzhou trip (included for both courses)

Included in fee waiver

Shanghai trip (optional extra for Understanding Business in China, included in Mandarin for Work)

600 RMB (£70)

Visa

£151+

Health and travel insurance  

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate budget range £1,000-1,500

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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.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.

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

UNNC Wellbeing Service

Stonewall: China LGBTq

 
 

 

FASStrack Asia: The Summer School

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 24 June - Friday 26 July 2019
  • 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

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.

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.

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

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.

Finance

All students nominated to NUS will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to partipate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK (av.12 hours)

£530+

Application fee

100 SGD
(£57)

Accommodation (meals not included)

1,300 SGD
(£740)

Optional field trips

1,200-2,000
SGD
(£684-1,140)

Mandatory student services
and health service fees

28.76+34 SGD
(£37)

Visa

30 SGD (£17) for British citizens

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate budget range £1,700-2,800

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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.

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.

Further information

NUS FASStrack website

NUS Disability Support

Stonewall: Singapore LGBTq

 

 

 

 

SJTU Global Summer School

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

 

Facts

  • Programme dates: Thursday 11 July to Friday 2 August 2019
  • Programme Length: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Academic disciplines: Students can choose either Session A (two weeks) or Session B (3 weeks). Subjects in Session A include: Discover China; China’s Public Policy and City Governance; China’s Policy on Climate Change, Energy and Environment; Social Welfare Policies and Practices in Modern China; China Design; Sustainable Ecological Design in China; Green City Green Future; Green Technology for Environmental Pollution Control; China’s Urban Forest and Ecosystem Monitoring; Knowing Satallite by Cubesat; Chinese Traditional Exercise and Health. Subjects in Session B include: Machine Intelligence and Robotics; Reversing Climate Change. Courses will be accompanied by Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners.
  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin

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.

SJTU Global Summer cultural trips

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.

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.

Finance

All students nominated to SJTU will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 means-tested awards of £500 available to students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 means-tested awards of £500 available to students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in a summer school:

Return flight from UK

£550+

Application fee

400 RMB
(£45)

On-campus accommodation (meals not included)

1,105-3,600+ RMB
(£124-405+)

65-150 RMB (£7.50-17) per day

Optional cultural trips (cost per trip) 80 RMB (£92)

Health and travel insurance

£95+

Visa

£151+

Vaccinations

Personal

Approximate budget range £1,200-1,500

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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. 

On-campus accommodation during the summer school is very limited, costs of other accommodation options may be higher than those indicated above.

SJTU Global Summer School accommodation

Accommodation room types and fees

Immigration

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

Further information

SJTU Global Summer School website

Stonewall: China LGBTq

 
 

 

iSummer Mx

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 1 - Friday 26 July 2019
  • Programme length: 4 weeks
  • Locations: Various
  • Subjects: Students can select one of four programmes and study two courses within the programme: Global Business: Enterprise, Culture and Business in the World; Doing Business in Mexico. Insights to Love Mexico: Marketing and Creativity; Consumer Behaviour. Aeronautic Industry: Aeronautics Fundamentals; Aeronautical Engineering Project I. Culture and Identity: Mexican Identity and Culture; Basic Spanish as a Foreign Language or Intercultural Communication. Each programme is taught across four cities except Aeronautic Industry which is taught across three cities.
  • Language of instruction: English and Spanish

Things to do

Tec de Monterrey iSummer Mx programme gives students the opportunity to study and experience up to four different campuses and cities within the four week programmes. Each programme is conducted across different campuses and cities within Mexico: Global Business: México City, Querétaro, León and Monterrey; Insights to Love Mexico: México City. Puebla, Querétaro and Guadalajara; Aeronautic Industry: Querétaro Chihuahua and México City; Culture and Identity: México City, Querétaro, Puebla and Guadalajara. Each programme offers activities and trips throughout the course.

Insights to Love Mexico and Culture and Identity offer an optional trip to Puerto Vallarta the weekend after the end of the programme. Puerto Vallarta is a coastal town surrounded by the mountains of the 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 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

Finance

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 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school: 

Return flight from UK £550+
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
(£1,250)
Optional trip to Puerto Vallarta
and Sunday trips
$400 (£315)
 Visa  £0-35
Health and travel insurance £95+
 Vaccinations Personal
Approximate budget range £2,000-2,500

 Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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.

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 2019 information

iSummer Mx: Global Business

iSummer Mx: Culture and Identity

iSummer Mx: Insights to Love Mexico

iSummer Mx: Aeronautic Industry

Stonewall: Mexico LGBTq

 
 

 

Experiencing China

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Facts

  • Programme dates: Thursday 11 - Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • Programme length: 2 weeks
  • Location:  Beijing
  • Academic disciplines: Students can study one of the following 7 themes:  Architecture; Creative City; Environment; International Relations; Industry Frontiers; Urbanization; Gender. 
  • Language of instruction: English

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.

Finance

All students nominated to Tsinghua University Summer School 2019 will receive a scholarship covering tuition and registration fees, accommodation fees and basic accident insurance for two weeks. 

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK (av. 12 hours) £700+
Accommodation (meals not included) Waived
Visa £151
Health and travel insurance £95+
Vaccinations Personal
Approximate budget range £900-1,300

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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.

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is guaranteed for selected students.

Immigration

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

Further information

Tsinghua International Summer School website

Experiencing China 2019 programme brochure

Experiencing China 2017 video

Stonewall: China LGBTq

 
 

 

 

International and European Studies 2019
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Facts

  • Programme dates: Monday 15 July - Saturday 24 August 2019
  • Programme length: 6 weeks
  • Location: Tübingen
  • Course: Students will study two modules: International and European Studies; Language and Culture.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Application eligibility: Students from the School of Geography and Department of German Studies will be prioritised but all students are welcome to apply.

About Tübingen

Tübingen is a university town, situated 30 km south of the state capital Stuttgart between the Necklar and Ammer rivers. The population is just under 90,000 inhabitants and approximately one in three inhabitants is a student.

Things to do

The summer school includes trips to Liebenzell castle, study trips to Berlin, Strasbourg and Frankfurt, optional trips to Bebenhausen monastery and castle and Hohenzollern castle and pretzel making.

Outside of the summer school,top tourist attractions include: Museum Alte Kulturen, Naturpark Schönbuch Nature Reserve, Am Markt, Cottahaus, Platanenallee and Hölderlinturm. Lonely Planet, 2018.

Travel opportunities

Campus Tal can be accessed directly by the Airport Sprinter bus or the city is accessible by train on the Deutsch Bahn rail network, the journey takes approximately one hour. The University is accessible by bus from the city centre, which takes between five and 15 minutes from the bus station, in front of Tübingen main station. Stuttgart airport has connections to major airports throughout Europe and Stuttgart's main train station is connected to the European high-speed rail network and is served by both ICE trains of Deutsch Bahn and French TGV.

Climate

Tübingen has average highs of 24ºC in July and August and average lows of -3ºC in Jaunuary and February.

Finance

All students nominated to IES: Summer School II 2019 will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries

  • Up to 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school: 

Return flight from UK (av. 2 hours) £135+
Stuttgart Airport Sprinter single trip from airport to Tübingen €7.15 (£6.50)
Programme fee including: course materials, 3-day stay at a guesthouse (full board), 1-day excursions to Strasbourg and Stuttgart (bus, train, guided tours), 3-day excursion to Berlin (train, accommodation, guided tours, entrance fees), accommodation in a single room in a student dormitory or with a host family, cultural and social activities, a public transportation ticket for use within Tübingen, welcome and farewell reception. €2,000 (£1,800)
Meals Personal
Visa £0 for EU nationals
Health and travel insurance £60+
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) £0 for UK nationals*
Approximate budget range* £2,500-3,000

 
*In-country healthcare costs may vary.
Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be arranged by the IES programme. Depending on availability, you will be either acommodated in a student dorm or in a host family. In the student dormitory and or the host family, you will either have your own room or share it with one other programme participant with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Every dormitory building has a laundry room and a common room, bed sheets will be provided but you will need to bring your own towels. 

Private accommodation can be arranged independently.

Further information

International and European Studies summer school website

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen disability support

Stonewall: Germany LGBTq

*Updated costs after Summer Schools Fair to include approximate meal costs

 
 

 

 

CuriousU 2019
Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Facts

  • Programme dates: Sunday 11 - Tuesday 20 August 2019
  • Programme length: 1½ weeks
  • Location: Enschede
  • Subjects: over 80 topics within 14 research areas including Blockchain tech; Design the Future; Earth Observation and GIS for Engineering and Security; English for Academic Purposes; EntrepreneurialU; Finance Bootcamp for Smart Businesses; Governance and Ethics of Technology; Health and Happiness; Risk Management; Robot Interaction Design Experience; Serious Gaming; Smart Cities; Evaluating Future Health Technologies; Water.
  • Language of instruction: Dutch and English
  • Application eligibility: most suitable for students in their 2nd, 3rd or final year of their undergraduate degree at the time of application.

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.

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

Finance

All students nominated to UTwente CuriousU 2019 will receive a tuition fee waiver.

Bursaries

Available to students classed as Home students for fees purposes:

  • Up to 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return from UK (flights and trains) £115+
Accommodation €0-600
(£0-540)
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*
Approximate budget range £300-900

 *In-country healthcare costs may vary
Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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

Universiteit Twente Centre for Educational Support

 
 

 

 

ZJU Scholars Summer Research programme
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Facts

  • Language of instruction: English and Mandarin
  • Programme dates:  Tuesday 18 June – Tuesday 13 August 2019
  • Programme length: 8 weeks
  • Location: Hangzhou
  • Topics: Students will participate in a research project under the guidance of a ZJU professor and work closely with post doctorate, postgraduate and senior undergraduate students from the same research team. Available research areas include: humanities; social sciences; sciences; engineering; information technology; agriculture and environmental science; medicine.
  • Application eligibility: Students must be transitioning to their final year e.g. students who have completed 2nd year on a three year programme or students who have completed 3rd year on a four year programme. 

Application requirements

Students will be required to obtain approval from an academic member of staff at Nottingham in addition to a proposed research supervisor at Zhejiang University. Confirmation letters from each supervisor will be required for the application to ZJU once allocated.

Things to do

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. Suzhou, reknowned for its beautiful gardens and traditional waterside architecture, is also a very popular destination among domestic and international tourists alike.

Travel opportunities

Beijing is just under six hours away on the high speed train and 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. 

You can travel to Shanghai in under an hour 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. 

Climate

Temperatures can reach high levels after the rainy season ends at the beginning of July. Average high temperatures reach 33˚C in July with average low temperatures at 25˚C.

Finance

All students nominated to ZJU Scholars Summer Research programme 2019 will receive a scholarship covering tuition and application fees, accommodation fees and a living allowance. 

Bursaries

  • Up to 7 awards of £500 available for students in any academic year, dependent on household income.
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income.

Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return from UK (average 14 hours) £580+
Accommodation (not including meals) Included in scholarship
Living allowance of 2,800 RMB (£320) Included in scholarship
Visa £151
Personal spending Personal
Health and travel insurance £95+
Vaccinations Personal
Approximate budget range £1,200-1,700

Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation for international students is offered for the two week programme in double rooms.

Further information

For detailed information about research topics, including eligibility criteria, please email the Study Abroad team. Students must declare their proposed research topic from the list provided by ZJU on the online application:

Study Abroad team 

Zhejiang University website

Stonewall: China LGBTq

 
 

  

UZH International Summer School

Universität Zürich, Switzerland

Facts

  • Programme dates: Sunday 30 - Friday 19 July 2019
  • Programme length: 3 weeks
  • Location: Zürich
  • Subjects: Finance for the Future: Sustainable Finance and FinTech; How Switzerland got rich; Intercultural Competence: Drawing on the Swiss Experience.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Application eligibility: 2nd year undergraduate students and above at the time of application.

Things to do

Universität Zürich is offering three summer school courses for for 2019 with excursions specific to each programme as well as general social activities for all three courses:

  • Finance for the Future: a full day study trip to Zug (Crypto Valley) and study trips to Swiss banks and insurers.
  • How Switzerland got rich: 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 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.
  • How Switzerland Got Rich and Intercultural Competence: 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.

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

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 7 means-tested awards of £500 for students in any academic year, dependent on household income
  • Up to 25 awards of £500 available for students who are not in their final year, dependent on household income

 Costs

Below are the approximate costs you will need to budget for in order to participate in the summer school:

Return flight from UK (av. 2 hours) £90+
Tuition, application fee,
academic excursions and social programme
Waived
Accommodation (meals not included) 1,500-2,000 CHF
(£1,210-1,610)
Meals Personal
Visa £0 for EU nationals
Health and travel insurance £60+
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

£0 for UK nationals*

Approximate budget range £1,700-2,000

 *In-country healthcare costs may vary
Approximate living costs are compiled from external sources and the partner university website. Exchange rates may vary, currency exchange rate as of January 2019.

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

UZH Disability Office

 

 

 

 

  

Independent programmes


The following programmes are external to the University of Nottingham's Summer Schools scheme and may incur tuition fees. Students can apply to these programmes independently and are not eligible for any internal scholarships related to the Summer Schools scheme through the University of Nottingham, however external funding may be available.

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstatt WFI Summer School 2019

Universität Mannheim International Summer School 2019

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Internationaler Summerkurs

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen International Short-Term 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.

The application deadline for summer 2019 is Friday 15 February 2019.

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 programmes 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 across 15 industry sectors, in six cities and are arranged by two British Council partners in China: CRCC Asia and InternChina. 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.

The application deadline for 2019 is Friday 10 February 2019.

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

 

 

Office of Global Engagement

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

t: +44 (0) 115 951 5247
e: Email the Study Abroad team