Santander Universities
► Funding may be available
The Association of Commonwealth Universities
► Funding may be available

 

If you are keen to enhance your studies at University of Aberdeen with some time abroad, but a full semester or year-long exchange or traineeship doesn't suit your circumstances, then you may wish to consider a summer school.  Many universities worldwide offer short summer programmes, allowing you to gain an international experience and enrich your CV. 

Who would this option suit?

  • All students are eligible to take part in a summer school but these opportunities may be of particular relevance to students on degree programmes without the flexibility to allow a longer period studying abroad e.g. Medicine, one-year Master programmes.
  • Students facing external constraints, be those financial or practical, for whom a longer period abroad is not possible e.g. those reliant on part-time employment, those with caring duties.

Eligibility criteria

  • Undergraduate/Graduate opportunities available – check details for your summer school of choice.
  • Some summer schools will be subject-specific, others are based around a topic, research question or current issue and others will have an interdisciplinary offering – check details for your summer school of choice. 

Important points to note

  • Most summer schools will charge a tuition or participation fee, but if the programme is offered at one of our partner universities the fee may be discounted, waived or additional benefits like free accommodation offered.
  • Additional funding may be available via the Santander Mobility Award, if the summer school takes place at an institution within the Santander Universities network.
  • You may need to consider travel, accommodation and living costs - check details for your summer school of choice. 

How to search

You can conduct your own search for suitable summer schools.  There are some useful platforms which collate and advertise these opportunities, such as http://summer-programs.org/.  We will post opportunities for Summer 2021 below as they are sent to us by partner universities and contacts.

We recommend that you check the level of study and tuition fee information carefully.

Funding opportunities available via Santander and Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Australia

2021 Summer School information coming soon.

Austria

Universität Wien Summer School - Lake Wolfgang, Austria

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  • Duration - 17 July to14 August 2021
  • Subject area/s - European Studies (Law, Politics, Economics, History, Cultural Studies and German)
  • Level - UG
  • Tuition Fee - €2010, limited scholarships are available, more information here
  • Accommodation - on a full board basis, at additional cost of €1849 (single room) or €1555 (shared room)
  • Deadline - 30 April 2021

 

International Summer University WU Vienna

More information here

  • Duration - 5 July to 23 July 2021 and 26 July to 13 August 2021 (on campus)
  • Subject areas - International business; International Marketing
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition fee - may be waived for nominated students please email erasmus@abdn.ac.uk before 10 March 2021 to register interest, programme fee still to be paid €650; non-exchange €1,100
  • Accommodation - not included - see website for further information
  • Deadline - 10 March 2021 for exchange nominations

Online version  

  • Duration - July 2021
  • Subject - Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship (UG); Internationalisation Strategy and data science (UG); Supply Chain management (PG)
  • Fees - see website, varies according to option 
  • Deadline - as above, if you wish to be nominated please email erasmus@abdn.ac.uk before 10 March 2021; other options deadline is 31 March 2021.

Click here to apply 

 

Belgium

2021 Summer School information coming soon

Canada

2021 Summer School information coming soon.

Chile

Universidad de los Andes - not available 2021

http://www.uandes.cl/?no_redirect

Partner university, discounted tuition fees may be available

This July, we will be offering three updated versions of our most popular GO programs that focus on environmental, economic, and social cooperation and its regional and global impact on our world, including our newest program Global Challenges which also highlights the historic social movement occurring in Chile and its link with these key aspects of international cooperation.

  • Level - undergraduate/graduate
  • Subject area - Environment & Sustainable Development Challenges, International Economic Cooperation between Latin America and the Asia Pacific, Global Challenges Program
  • Duration - 1st July - 17th July 2020
  • Tuition fee - $600-2,100 USD
  • Accommodation - not provided, participants are responsible for making their own arrangements, estimated $830 USD
  • Application deadline - 1st May 2020

Click here to apply

China

2021 Summer School information coming soon.

 

Denmark

International Summer University Programme (ISUP), Copenhagen Business School

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  • Duration - 22 June to 23 July 2021 (22 June to 8 July 2021 for short courses)
  • Subject area/s - more than 40 exciting courses ranging from classic business courses to more diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial courses; all courses will be taught online if on-campus is not possible by summer 2021
  • Level - UG/PG
  • Tuition fee - £0 for students of partner universities, if places available on our Erasmus agreement.  Please email erasmus@abdn.ac.uk to confirm and be nominated
  • Accommodation - provided, costs to be met by student
  • Deadline -  application round open 18 February - 16 March 2021

 

Aarhus University Summer University

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  • Duration - 5 to 23 July 2021 or 26 July to13 August 2021
  • Subject area/s - 32 courses being offered on-campus (if circumstances allow); 72 courses available online. Full list here.
  • Level - UG/PG
  • Tuition fee - £0 for students of partner universities, if places available on our Erasmus agreement. Please email erasums@abdn.ac.uk to confirm and be nominated
  • Accommodation - provided, costs to be met by student
  • Deadline - 5 April 2021

 

Estonia

Tallinn Summer School

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  • Duration - 12 to 30 July 2021
  • Subject area/s - language courses; creative courses; design and engineering; humanities and social sciences.  Full list here.
  • Level - UG/PG
  • Tuition Fee - varying fees per course, see here
  • Accommodation - shared accommodation provided, costs to be met by student
Finland

University of Jyväskylä, International Summer School in Human Sciences

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  • Duration - 24 May to 11 June 2021
  • Subject area/s - interdisciplinary courses in culture studies, education, social sciences, psychology, communication, sport and health sciences, business and marketing.
  • Level - UG/PG
  • Tuition fee -  £0, for students of partner universities
  • Accommodation - provided, costs to be met by student
  • Deadline - 1 March 2021

 

Turku Åbo Summer School

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  • Duration - 6 to 20 August 2021
  • Subject area/s - various, see full list here
  • Level - UG/PG
  • Tuition fee - varying fees per course
  • Accommodation - to be sourced independently and costs to be met by student. Suggested accommodation here
  • Deadline - 12 April 2021

 

 

France

Bordeaux Summer Schools - University of Bordeaux - online only

Bordeaux summer school information here 

  • Duration - various dates, late May to September
  • Subject area/s - ten disciplinary themes to choose from, see website for more info
  • Level - PG
  • Tuition Fee -  see website
  • Deadline - TBC

 

Summer Schools - University of Angers

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  • Duration - 26 June to 10 July 2021
  • Subject area/s - Programmes in research; lumomat; vascular; plant health and quality; simulation in healthcare
  • Level - UG/PG
  • Tuition Fee - €875 - €1275, depending on programme.  Early bird discounts available
  • Accommodation - included, on campus

 

Sciences Po Lille *Virtual* Summer School

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  • Duration - 28 June to 23 July 2021, but you can choose to study for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • Subject areas - 4 disciplinary 'tracks' to choose from around International and EU affairs
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee - €350 for 1 week, up to €1150 for 4 weeks. Early bird discounts available
  • Deadline - 28 May 2021

 

Germany

KU Summer School, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

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  • Duration - 19 July to 13 August 2021
  • Subject area/s - intensive German language courses, and regional, cultural or literature afternoon courses
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition fee - €559, early bird discounts available.  If you intend to apply please email erasmus@abdn.ac.uk as we may be able to negotiate a group discount if sufficient interest
  • Accommodation - limited accommodation available at a cost to the student of €669.75 (single incl breakfast); €499.75 shared room incl breakfast

 

International Summer Campus, University of Potsdam

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  • Duration - August dates
  • Subject Areas - various academic, subject-specific and language courses, more details here
  • Level - UG & PG
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International Summer School of JGU (Uni-Mainz)

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  • Duration - 2-21 August 2021
  • Subject Areas - Intensive German language course
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition fee - €2,200 (inc accommodation) discounted fees may be available for partner universities
  • Accommodation - included in fee
  • Deadline - 01 April 2021

 

Frankfurt Summer School - Goethe Universität

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  • Duration - 02-13 August and 16-27 August 2021
  • Subject Areas - various see link - including linguistics; Social Studies; Legal Studies
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition fee - see link - discounted fees may be available
  • Accommodation - student accommodation €350 
  • Deadline - 30 April 2021

 

IES University of Tübingen - online 

International & European Studies | Universität Tübingen (uni-tuebingen.de)

Online Summer School 1 (in English)

The IES Online Summer School I will deal with historical, political, and human rights dynamics of European Integration, and cover the current challenges Europe and the EU face today: Brexit, political fragmentation and radicalization, migration, the pandemic and more.

  • Duration - 7 June-2 July 2021
  • Subject areas - European politics and human rights
  • Level - UG of humanities, social sciences, law and economics
  • Tuition fee - €100
  • Deadline - 31 March 2021

Click here to apply

Online Summer School 2 (in English)

"Divided in Diversity" - The European Union in Crisis?

The Online Summer School is offered entirely in English and will deal with historical, political, economic, and human rights dynamics of European Integration, and cover the current challenges Europe and the EU face today: Brexit, political fragmentation and radicalization, migration, the pandemic, the financial crises and more.

  • Duration - 12 July-20 August 2021
  • Subject areas - European politics and human rights
  • Level - UG of humanities, social sciences, law and economics
  • Tuition fee - €175
  • Deadline - 26 April 2021

Click here to apply

Hong Kong

Hong Kong University Summer Institute

Partner University, discounted tuition fees may be available

https://summerinstitute.hku.hk/summer-at-hku/

Level - UG

Subject Areas - Business Leaders for a Changing World; Virtual Worlds; KOLs in Creative Industries; Beyond the Concrete Jungle: Exploring Nature and Biodiversity

Duration - A - 21-25 June; B - 28 June-09 July; C - 12-23 July; D 26 July-6 August 2021

Tutition fees - HKD 11,600 (2-4 weeks); HKD 6,500 (1-2 weeks)

Deadline - 31 May 2021 (Early bird offer 28 February 2021)

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Partner University, discounted tuition fees may be available

Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) - Virtual only

SURP Summer Research@CUHK | CUHK Summer Programmes

The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from overseas universities to undertake research attachments for eight weeks at CUHK during the summer. Students will conduct research under the supervision of a CUHK faculty member and earn three credits upon successful completion of the programme. Due to travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, SURP will be conducted virtually in the summer of 2021 to allow students to take part in the programme without leaving home.

Level - UG

Subject area - various see link

Duration - 28 June - 20 August 2021

Tuition fee - no tuition fees however a deposit will be required, which will be refunded upon successful completion of the programme.

Deadline - 15 March 2021

Click here to apply

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

CUHK International Summer school - virtual only

Partner University, discounted tuition fees may be available

Level - UG

Subject area - see website - subjects include Business & Finance; Environment, Science and Technology

August session Intensive Putonghua (Mandarin) courses from beginner to advanced level 

Duration - July session (5-week) 28June-2 August 2021 and 3-week August session 9-27 August 2021

Tuition fees - HKD  7,722 for one course; HKD 15,444 for two courses; fees for admin and cultural activites

HKD 1,900 for July session and HKD 1,000 for August session.

Deadline - 30 April 2021 for July session; 31 May 2021 for August session

Click here to apply

India

2021 Summer School information coming soon.

Ireland

2021 Summer School information coming soon

Italy

2021 Summer School information coming soon

Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan University

2021 Summer Japanese Language & Culture Programme (JLCP) - virtual

The one-week programme consists of intensive Japanese online lessons offered in 4 levels from basic to upper-intermediate plus self-study using e-learning system, lectures on Japanese culture and society, and cultural / language exchange activities with TMU students so that students can have a chance to interact and become friends with each other. 

More information to follow shortly. Email studyabroad@abdn.ac.uk to note further interest.

Lithuania

2021 Summer School information coming soon

Malta

2021 Summer School information coming soon

Netherlands

VU Amsterdam

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  • Duration - 3-17 July 2021 and 17-31 July 2021
  • Subject areas - Various including Global Health; Governing Climate Change; The Holocaust in Europe - see website for full details.
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee - Partner University fee online  €700/on-campus €900 
  • Accommodation - Accommodation service offered - see link above
  • Deadline - Applications received before 31 March 2021 receive a €75 discount

 

University of Groningen Summer School

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  • Duration - various see link above 
  • Subject Areas - see link above 
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee - various according to course - discounted fees may be available as partner university
  • Accommodation - In many cases housing is included in fee.  Please check with school of choice.
  • Deadline - different according to School - refer to website

 

Radboud Summer School (Campus TBC and online)

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  • Duration - Various (some online - decision to be made in due course)
  • Subject Areas - refer to website includes Education; Healthcare; Business & Economics; Social Science
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee - 10% discount for non-partner Universities; Early bird discount before 1 March 2021
  • Accommodation - see link above

 

 

 

 

Poland

2021 Summer School information coming soon

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business (online)

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  • Duration - 5-23 July 2021
  • Subject - Business courses - see website for more details
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee - one course €500/two courses €800 - Early Bird Fee - discounted fees may be available for partner universities
  • Deadline - 12 May 2021 - early bird

 

South Africa

2021 Summer School information coming soon.

South Korea

YONSEI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

https://summer.yonsei.ac.kr/home/

Partner University, discounted tuition fees may be available

Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has over 5,000 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 21 graduate school, 22 colleges and 120 research institute/centers hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.

Level - UG

Subject area - see full list on website - includes social sciences; Business & Economics; Arts & Humanities

Duration - 6 week 29 June-05 Aug 2021; 4 week 29 June-22 Jul 2021

Tuition fees - 1 course 1,100,000 KRW; 2 courses 2,100,000 KRW; 3 courses 3,100,000 KRW

Accommodation - on campus available for additional cost

Deadline - 14 May 2021 (30 April for early bird)

Click here to apply

Spain

Duesto Summer School 2021

Information for 2021 to follow please look at website here for information and to register for updates.

 

UAB Barcelona Summer School

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  • Duration - Two 3 week periods - 21 June - 9 July 2021 and 12-30 July 2021
  • Subject Areas - Various 
  • Level - UG
  • Tuition Fee - €850, register before 16 April for 20% discount. Discounted fees may be available for partner universities.
  • Accommodation - available on campus with discount available for summer school students. Alternative accommodation options listed on website.
Switzerland

University of Zurich International Summer Schools (virtual only)

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  • Duration -  4-23 July 2021
  • Subject areas - all subject areas
  • Level -  UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee - 1,500-1800 Swiss Francs with discounts available for partner universities.  
  • Accommodation - virtual only

 

University of Lausanne Summer Schools

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  • Duration - Various from June to September 2021
  • Subject areas - wide range from Intensive French courses; UG Research programme in Biology and Medicine; Transdisciplinary Nature Conservation; Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History; Langues de l'Orient - see website for full list. 
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee -  contact directly - discounted fees may be available for partner universities.
  • Accommodation - off campus accommodation in City 

 

University of Geneva - Summer Schools

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  • Duration - various - in person and online available - see website
  • Subject areas - Various, examples include International Cultural Heritage Law; Global Health, Drugs, Police & Power; Children at the Heart of Human Rights (online); Digital Law (online). For full list see website.
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition Fee - contact directly - discounted fees may be available for partner universities
  • Accommodation - see website, help provided.
USA

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Partner university, discounted fees may be available

Summer Programs at UNCW

Level - UG

Subject area - Science & Arts

Duration - 17 May-17 June 2021 (session 1); 28 June-22 July (session 2)

Tuition fee - $1,705 (N/A for exchange)

Accommodation - On campus housing available at additional cost to student

Deadline - 1st May 2021

 

The New School - United Nations Summer Study

https://www.newschool.edu/united-nations-summer-study/

The United Nations Summer School (UNSS), provides graduate and undergraduate students and continuing education professionals from all fields and areas of study, with knowledge and skills for understanding the United Nations system, offering preparation for international careers. The UNSS is being planned along two tracks, one premised on an in-person experience and the other assuming the programme will be online due to Covid-19. If safe to do so the programme will take place in New York City, but if this is not possible the programme will be run on zoom. More information via the link above. 

Level - UG & PG

Duration - 7 June-23 July 2021

Tuition Fee - Option 1 $3500/Option 2 $7000/Option 3 $2000

Accommodation - Available, cost to be paid by student

Deadline - 31 March (15 Feb for Option 2)

Click here to apply