Short-Term Mobilities

Short-Term Mobilities

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 short-term mobility.  Many universities worldwide offer short term mobility programmes, normally summer or winter schools taking place over semester breaks, allowing you to gain an international experience and enrich your CV. 


Most host institutions will charge a tuition or participation fee for summer/winter schools. If the programme is offered at one of our partner universities the fee may be discounted, waived or additional benefits like free accommodation offered. Where discounts or benefits are available to Aberdeen students this is noted in the information below.

Please get in touch with if you are interested in an opportunity which requires us to nominate you.

In addition to tuition fees, you should consider travel, accommodation and living costs. Often these will be outlined on the partner university's webpages.

For some short-term opportunities, funding may be available through Santander or the Association of Commonwealth Universities. More information about these funded opportunities can be found via the links below.

Summer Schools


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International Summer University WU Vienna

SUWU participants can benefit from various cultural and social activities organized by the ISUWU team. These activities give participants the opportunity to get to know life in Vienna, Austria and their fellow students at the same time. The social program is a mix of social, cultural and international events

  • Duration - 3 July to 21 July 2023 and 24 July to 11 August 2023,
  • Subject areas - International business, International Marketing, HR, Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship 
  • Level - UG & PG
  • Tuition fee -  please email before 8 March 2023 to register interest, programme fees to be paid €1,365 for undergraduates; €1,595 for postgraduates
  • Accommodation - not included - see website for further information
  • Deadline - 21 March 2023 for exchange nominations

Click here for more information on their website

Click here to read their factsheet


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University of British Colombia - Vancouver Summer Program

The VSP is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students to study at the beautiful University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus. By offering globally relevant academic courses and sociocultural activities specific to Vancouver and its surroundings, the VSP encourages students to engage in cross-disciplinary learning and develop their understanding of Canadian culture and values.

  • Duration: June Session: 2 June to 2 July 2023; July Session: 14 July to 14 August 2023
  • Subject areas: Variety of courses, check the subject list per session here
  • Tuition Fee: $5,625 CAD per session; application fee of $85 CAD
  • Deadline: June Session: 18 February 2023; July Session: 1 April 2023 

For more information, check out their website



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Copenhagen Business School - International Summer University

Join ISUP, International Summer University Programme, one of Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen. Be inspired by the international environment with participants from over 50 countries.

  • Duration: 27 June - 13 July 2023 (Short 3-week course - 1 course); 26 June - 28 July 2023 (Ordinary 6-week course)
  • Subject areas: Business
  • Level: Bachelor and Graduate
  • Tuition Fee: DKK 4,125 per course for EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens; DKK 10,500 (bachelor) and DKK 14,250 (graduate) per course for non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens
  • Accommodation: Variety of options ranging from DKK 8,500 - 14,000. For more information, view the website here
  • Deadline: Applications online from 7 February - 14 March 2023 (including course payment)

For more information visit their website and download their brochure here



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University of Freiburg - Intensive Language Courses

The interactive language course takes place from Monday to Friday in the afternoon and is delivered by experienced German teachers. In small groups you can deepen and expand your oral and written German skills with the help of multiple conversation exercises, up-to-date listening and reading texts and modern grammar tasks. The lessons follow the aims of communicative competence of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in an entertaining and inspiring way and will assist your independent learning process.

  • Duration: July Session (ONLINE): 3 July to 21 July 2023; August Session (In Person) 2 August to 26 August 2023
  • Subject areas: July Session: German language; August Session: German Language, Business and Economics, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Training for German Language Teachers. Please note: All subjects are taught in German 
  • Tuition Fee: July Session: €600.00; August Session:  €800.00
  • Accommodation: July Session: N/A; August Session:  €400.00
  • Deadline: Applications open 15 February 2023

For more information visit their website

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - International Summer Exchange Program (ISP)

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) welcomes students from our partner institutions to study at HKUST in the summer on tuition-waived, exchange student basis. The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by regular HKUST instructors and opportunities to participate in local excursions that enable students to gain insight into the region.

  • Duration: 19 June to 12 August 2023
  • Subject areas: School of Science, School of Engineering, School of Business and Management, School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Level: Undergraduate-level courses
  • Tuition Fee: Tuition fees waived under exchange student basis.
  • Accommodation: Fee of $10,000 HKD that will cover application, visa, travel insurane and accommodation
  • Deadline: If you wish to secure a spot, please email no later than February 13th to be nominated. 

For more information visit their website


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2023 Summer School information coming soon


2023 Summer School information coming soon


Akita International University - Japanese Langauge and Culture Study Program 2023

Our Summer Program is a six-week, six-credit, intensive Japanese language and culture study program designed for highly motivated undergraduate students around the world. Participants can take elementary courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors to hone their Japanese language skills in a small class environment. Class levels are for absolute beginners, beginning learners, and advanced beginning learners of Japanese language.

Program Details:

  • Schedule: June 19 - July 28, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Application Deadline: Please email by 8 February 2023 at the latest to secure an exchange spot. Final application deadline for nominated students is 10 March 2023.
  • Fees: 190,000 JPY plus 5,000 JPY deposit. Price includes room and board, and activites such as Japanese culture workshops and field trips.
  • 1 participant = 0.5 semester exchange place

For more information visit their website


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2023 Summer School information coming soon


ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara - International Summer Program

The International Summer Program at ITESO offers course taught in English and Spanish, taught jointly by an ITESO and an international progessor. 

Program Details:

  • Duration: 22 May - 15 June 2023
  • Subject areas: See the brouchure here for the full list of courses available
  • Tuition Fee: $22,536.00 MXN, plus $5000 /mxn registration fee. Fees include two courses with a total of 12 ITESO credits, access to all campus facilities, fieldtrips (two per course), as well as acommodation at a five minute walking distance from campus
  • Accommodation: Included in tution fees
  • For more information, email

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South Africa

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South Korea

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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Join an exclusive 4-week study program that offers some of UAM’s high-quality courses, all taught in English by top professors and researchers of UAM’s Faculty of Economics and Business Studies. The SSEB brings together students from all over the World and a few local students in a truly international environment. The courses are complemented by social and cultural events, as well as academic field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Duration: 26 June to 21 July 2023
  • Subject areas: Economics and Business
  • Level: Undergraduate level
  • Tuition Fee: Early Bird: €1,339 - €1,925; Regular: €1,599 - €2,199. Plus application fee of €100. Tutition fee dependant on the amount of courses taken and include the costs of social and cultural events, as well as field trips included in the Program.
  • Accommodation: Not included in program fee. The Office of Study Abroad at UAM will provide help in finding accommodation for interested students. There are some on- and off-campus housing options available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Deadline: Early Bird application deadline: 28 February 2023; regular application deadline: 31 May 2023

Download their Brochure for more information


Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG)

The Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG) is a 2-weeks international academic program inviting motivated and interested students from all disciplines and all levels to apply. Approaching the overall topic: Conflict, Challenge and Change: State – Society – Religion, students will attend morning lectures, seminar modules and panel discussions and thus learn about this topic from different disciplines and perspectives. The unique setting of 80 students and 20 professors from all over the world living together on the castle campus will enable in-depth discussions between seminars and lectures, and foster a sustainable knowledge-transfer.

  • Duration: 2 July to 15 July 2023
  • Subject areas: All disciplines, see brochure for more info
  • Tuition Fee: €2,400; fee covers tuition and room & board for two weeks. Scholarships may be available upon request, further information is on their website
  • Accommodation: Included in tuition fees
  • Deadline: 31 January 2023; information on how to apply can be found on their website

Download their brochure for more information


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Winter Schools


Winter School @ School of Economics, Fudan University 2022

Winter School @ Fudan SOE 2022 (Dec 19, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023) is an English-taught program with 13 courses bearing 3 Fudan credits each. Six courses are scheduled to be taught face to face* (onsite, in person) at Fudan community, and the other seven courses will remain online-teaching. (*The program office will re-evaluate the feasibility of onsite-teaching at the end of November, to confirm whether Covid-19 prevention and control measures allow that.)

The application deadline is December 4, 2022 (Beijing Time).

More information can be found here and in the flyer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Fudan University.

South Korea

Yonsei University

We are very delighted to introduce the 2022-23 Winter Abroad at Yonsei (WAY) to you. 

All students who complete online application submission and application fee payment by October 14 and complete tuition fee payment by October 28 will get a tuition discount of 200,000 KRW per course and an early bird course registration chance.

For more information you can contact Yonsei in any of the following ways:

Or you can check their website for more information.