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Summer school programmes give students the chance to complete a shorter period of study abroad, normally four weeks over the summer break. The University of Southampton welcomes incoming students to their Summer Programmes, as well as promote summer programmes for outgoing students on behalf of partner universities. Some of these programmes entitle University of Southampton students to a full or partial fee waiver as part of our international agreements. 

Incoming studentsOutgoing students

Summer schools for incoming students

International Summer School

Join us for a summer of exciting study into British Culture and History at a leading research-led University. Each of the topics you will study includes a guided trip or excursion to an important cultural site which is relevant to the studies you are undertaking, helping you to put the knowledge you have gained into a real-world context.

Find out more

Summer schools for outgoing students

If your application to a Summer School Programme listed below is successful, contact our team on studyabroad@soton.ac.uk , as The Southampton Opportunity Scholarship is now available to help you with funding your summer abroad. (If you receive other types of funding on offer, the scholarship allocated will be adjusted accordingly.) Most of the courses taught at our Partner Universities Summer Programmes are credit-bearing, although these credits will not be transferred to your degree.

To get an insight on University of Southampton students summer school experiences read our summer schools testimonials .

Summer schools are listed by the region in which they are taught. This information changes often so check back for new summer schools.

Australia

Bermuda, Canada and USA

China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Japan and South Korea

South East Asia

Europe

The University of Sydney

Discover Sydney, Australia’s most liveable city and the friendliest city for tourists while taking part at the University of Sydney Short Term Programme during the summer.

Students can choose from 6 intensive units of study. Each unit of study is taught in an intensive format whilst maintaining credit point values and academic integrity. Most unit of study options provide hands-on experiential learning in an Australian cultural context. Students can choose either 1 or 2 units of study, one of which can be our credit-bearing Internship.

Sessions:

Short Term A ( 27 May - July) - Application deadline 18 March:

Short Term B ( 9 July - 12 August) - Application deadline 31 March:

You will bear the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your are interested in this program as we wil need to nominate you.

BERMUDA

  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Each summer, BIOS offers a suite of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students that capitalizes upon the expertise of BIOS faculty and visiting scientists. These courses, listed in the link below, provide many students the opportunity to study topics in marine science that might not be offered within the curricula of their home institutions. Each course comprises lectures, laboratory exercises, and complementary field components that build upon what is learned in the classroom. Partial scholarships may be available to all students.

You will bear the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

More information BIOS Summer Courses

CANADA

  • University of Ottawa - Summer Programme 2017 

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Take part in the International Perspectives on Strategic Communications summer programme and celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday in the heart of downtown Ottawa. You will benefit from on-campus accommodation and rich social programming. The cost of the programme is $5,000 (housing and activities included). 

Be there for Canada's Big Year #Ottawa2017

You will bear the cost of the summer programme yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Dalhousie University - International Summer Institute on Migration and Identity in Europe and Canada

Issues of identity and migration have dominated politics and news coverage in recent years in North America and Europe. This intensive, summer course will bring together students and researchers from both sides of the Atlantic. You will explore and compare policies in Canada and the EU. You will also make the most of your location in Halifax, an historic gateway to Canada, with field trips that will allow you to engage with local minority communities and institutions like the Canadian Museum of Immigration.

You will bear the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more here

USA

  • University of California, Irvine

UCI is offering a rich academic program and co-curricular activities that allow you to succeed in your studies while experiencing American culture and university life first-hand. University of Southampton students benefit from Priority registration.

You will bear the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about summer schools at University of California, Irvine.

  • University of California, Berkeley 

Their Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses each summer, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered over five different sessions of varying lengths—the first session usually begins towards the end of May, and all sessions have ended by mid-August. University of Southampton students can benefit from early registration from 1 February to 12 February.

You will bear the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the summer sessions at University of California, Berkeley

  • Washington University in St Louis (Missouri) 

Their International Summer Study is a 5-week program in which students enroll in two courses, learn about graduate and professional study in the United States, and explore American Culture. Their small classes and friendly campus provide an ideal introduction to American education. There are a number of $2,500 scholarships available to non-American students.

The program balances the course load with opportunities to explore and have fun! Students will interact with fellow classmates, professors, and leaders in the St. Louis region to build their global network and explore our grand city. St. Louis is truly a quintessential metropolitan American city with professional baseball, amusement parks, live musical theater, and more!

You will bear the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about Washington University summer school.

Watch the video testimonial by Nabila, a Medicine Southampton student who took part in this summer programme in Summer 2016.

  • The George Washington University International Summer Pogramme (Washington , DC)

This is an opportunity for visiting undergraduate and graduate students to engage in coursework at GW and be part of an international community. 

You will bear the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful. 

Find out more about The George Washington University International Summer Programme.

CHINA

  • Study China Programme 

The Study China Programme is managed by The University of Manchester and funded by the Government department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

This distinctive three week programme offers the opportunity to interact with Chinese students, academic staff, local families and businesses, providing profound access to this fascinating country. Throughout the programme you will be immersed in a vibrant campus environment at a leading Chinese University, ensuring that your Study China experience is truly unforgettable.

You will complete an intensive Chinese Mandarin course designed to develop your written and spoken language skills. We welcome applications from students with any level of language experience, from absolute beginners with no prior experience to fluent speakers. You will be placed in a tiered class depending on your ability.

Your Study China experience will not be confined to classroom learning. Through a curriculum of workshops, trips and excursions you will be introduced to the real China. 

Please apply to this programme directly and inform studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the Study China Programme.

  • Xiamen Summer Programmes

Xiamen University, designated as one of China's higher-level universities, invite students from across the globe to spend 3 to 4 weeks at one of their summer programme tracks: Chinese Language, Law or Marine Environmental Science. For more details please visit each of the tracks websites below and please read carefully the requirements for the track you intend to participate in.

Package 1 - China Study Program 

Package 2 - Marco Polo - ZHENG He Academy of International Oceans Law and Policy Summer Program

Package 3 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Marine Environmental Science (No fees apply)

Package 4 - International Law Summer Program

Download the Summer Programs Overview flyer the Summer Programs Overview flyer to find out more.

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Zhejiang University - “Entrepreneurship in China & OBOR” International Summer School

Some highlights of the summer school include:

  • With a focus on “Entrepreneurship in China”
  • In one of the most dynamic areas of private economy in China-Zhejiang
  • Walk around the World Heritage listed West Lake
  • An opportunity to be a real “entrepreneur” in China
  • Language and cultural sessions offered throughout the program

University of Southampton students benefit from discounted program fee which includes accommodation. Find out more about how to apply.

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if you are interested and we will nominate you to our partner university.

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University - International Summer School on Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Mechanics

Naval architecture, ocean engineering and mechanics cover a wide range of knowledge and emphasizes on both theory and practice. It involves scientific principles, innovation, imagination together with the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, mechanics, oceanography, etc. New concepts, technologies and methodologies on the subject are constantly emerging. Since 2009, the International Summer School on Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Mechanics has been providing a valuable learning and mutual exchange opportunity for students to broaden their vision and enrich their experiences.

This summer school provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about the latest theories and applications on naval architecture, ocean engineering and mechanics through academic and cultural immersion. A wide range of courses in various disciplines will be provided by the world-class professionals and researchers. In addition, local excursions, cultural activities and field trips are also available to the participants from all around the world.

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application to this summer school is successful.

Find out more about the NAOCE Summer School. 

  • Sichuan University International Summer CAMP

Our University enjoys a long standing and mutually beneficial relationship with Sichuan University (SCU) which is located in Chengdu, a famous historic and cultural city known as "the land of abundance "in West China.

We are able to send a limited number of Humanities and Winchester School of Arts students to this summer programme who will be exempted from paying tuition, cultural tours and accommodation. Please contact sofh@soton.ac.uk  for more details on exemptions.

Students from other disciplines are welcome to submit an application through the official website and will be covering the cost of the summer programme themselves.

Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application to this summer school is successful.

Find out more about the Sichuan Summer CAMP

HONG KONG

  • CUHK Summer School

The Chinese University of Hong Kong runs a summer school with a diverse range of courses available. We are able to send limited number of University of Southampton students to this summer school with waived tuition fees so please make sure you apply as early as possible. Please email studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if you intend to apply, so that we can nominate you as an exchange student.

You will cover the costs of international and domestic travel arrangements and associated costs, as well as expenses involving housing, meals, local transportation, personal expenses, passport, visa applications, travel and medical insurance, and all other general living expenses.

Find out more about the CUHK Summer School.

  • CUHK Summer UG Research Programme

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has established the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) to allow undergraduate students from its overseas and non-Chinese partner universities to undertake a short-term research attachment at CUHK during the summer. Apart from the academic component introducing various aspects of a research career, the programme also offers orientation and cultural activities to enrich the learning experience of the students while they are in Hong Kong.

Participants will be paying an administration fee (no tuition fees will be charged) and they will be responsible for making their own international and domestic travel arrangements and associated costs, as well as expenses involving housing, meals, local transportation, personal expenses, passport, visa applications, travel and medical insurance, and all other general living expenses. 

Apply directly through the CUHK Summer UG Research Programme website and inform studyabroad@soton.ac.uk when you application has been successful.

  • HKUST Summer Programme 

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) is tuition fee waived for a limited number of students from the University of Southampton, however HKUST will charge a basic program fee which includes accommodation and visa costs (flights and living costs are not included).  The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by HKUST’s top-notch academics, enhancing students’ understanding in their respective areas of study, and chances to participate in local excursions that enable students to gain insight into the Asian culture. Find out more by visiting their website (module lists available in January). Please email studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if you intend to apply so that we can nominate you as an exchange student.

Find out more about the HKUST Summer Programme.

  • Lingnan University Summer School 

The Lingnan University Summer School tuition fees are waived for a limited number of University of Southampton students. The courses are offered under an intensive mode and with teaching hours comparable to regular undergraduate courses. Moreover, summer school students are offered to use the University facilities during the study period. Students can enjoy hostel life and experience Lingnan's unique liberal arts education. Please apply independently through their website and please notify our team at studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about Lingnan University Summer School

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University International Summer Programme 

This program is tuition fee waived for a limited number of students from the University of Southampton, although HKPU will be charging an Administrative fee for visa application and delivery. Join and gain an invaluable exchange experience with students from all over the world; take part in a variety of social events and talk series by distinguished speakers to expand your horizon. HKPU also organises educational field trips to Hong Kong / Macau / Mainland China before or after the formal teaching weeks to complement and maximize your learning experience. Students are also guaranteed on campus accommodation.

Find our more about the International Summer Programme at HKPU where scholarships are offered  to students from selected exchange partners.

Please apply email Studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if you intend to apply so that we can nominate you as an exchange student.

  • HKU Summer Institute

The University of Hong Kong provides learning experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate local and visiting students.  Students will be immersed in an international environment and taught by top scholars and researchers.  You will be able to explore your careers through internship opportunities, and have a taste of global adventure by joining the study tours and multi-location programmes.

For more information visit the HKU Summer Institute website.

University of Southampton students are eligible for discount in more than 20 programmes. Please bear in mind that you will need to apply independently and that you will need to cover the cost of the summer programme yourself. Please email us to studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

TAIWAN

  • National Tsing Hua University Summer Engineering Research Programme

This is a summer program that welcomes all university students, both undergraduates and graduates, around the globe. This will be a two-month research experience under the guidance of a faculty advisor from College of Engineering. Each participant will be working collaboratively with their advisor on an on-going research project or a new project of mutual interests. The program offers a great opportunity with the mixture of cultural experiences, academic achievements, and social outings. During the two-month program, you will work along with local students on conducting research projects. This program also arranges field trips of places around Taiwan.

There are no tuition fees for this programme but students will have to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. Some scholarships are available from NTHU. Please apply to this programme directly and inform studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the National Tsing Hua University Summer Engineering Research Programme.

  • National Chung Cheng University - TCUS Summer School 

Choose from a range of study programmes at some of Taiwan's top Universities. You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the TCUS Summer School.

  • National Taiwan University Plus Academy Summer + Programs 

This program enable students from all over the world to gain first-hand experience, and cultural exploration – all within an international setting based on academic and personal growth. With programs that cover topics from Mandarin Chinese to agriculture, biotechnology, leadership, and economics, Summer Plus is sure to have something for everyone. Not only do these programs allow students to expand their cultural experiences, they give them the tools to succeed in diverse environments by encouraging travel, dialogue, and hands-on experiences in several fields of study. 

* Scholarship Opportunity: Full program-fee waivers will be offered to several applicants for Chinese Studies.

Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful. Find out more about the National Taiwan University Summer School.

  • NCTU Summer Program

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) offers a 4 week intensive summer program. There are four type of modules in the program: Basic Professional Courses, Mandarin Courses, Management Courses and Culture Courses.  In addition, NCTU will arrange a culture trips and a field trips and which will allow students to explore the beauty and the hospitality of Taiwan. Further information about the NCTU Summer Program

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

JAPAN

  • Japan Amgen Scholars Program - Kyoto University and The University of Tokyo

KJSP is a two-week, intensive English-taught program which offers lectures on a variety of topics, off-campus activities, networking opportunities and more to present a broad and yet engaging look into Japan's culture and society.Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo are offering all-expenses paid research summer schools for Undergraduates. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.

The Japan Amgen Scholars Program will support students financially by supporting the expenses of accommodation, meals, travel, and more. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the Japan Amgen Scholars Program.

  • Keio University Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP)

Keio UNiversity, Keio University is the oldest private higher learning institution in Japan, is offering a two-week intensive program which include a variety of courses broadly related to Japanese politics, economy, business, arts, and traditional and modern culture in addition to on-site activities where students can see and experience the things they learned in the classroom only hours before. Moreover, students have a chance to learn survival Japanese targeted toward first-time Japanese learners. 

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about The Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP).

  • Waseda University Summer School 

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, is offering a summer school with option to take academic courses, Japanese courses or a combination of both. You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the Waseda University Summer School.

  • The University of Tokyo Summer Internship program

The University of Tokyo, Japan is offering a research summer school with scholarship within Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about The University of Tokyo Summer Internship prorgram.

  • The Nagoya University Summer Intensive Program

This program provides students with a rare opportunity to connect with and play a role in automobile technology. Unlike many study opportunities abroad, the NUSIP program is led exclusively by faculty, ensuring the same quality education that students encounter on their own campus. University of Southampton students will benefit from a reduced programme fee, but you will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently through their website. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Fin out more about Nagoya University Summer Intensive Program

  • Yokohama National University - Summer Program on Japanese 

During this 2 week program, YNU will provide Japanese Language classes and Japanese culture classes for international students, including exciting excursions to cultural and historical sites in the Yokohama area. 

Highlights of this program will be:

  • Opportunities to improve communication skills in Japanese
  • Attending lectures on Japanese culture and society
  • Assistance by Japanese students
  • Weekend homestay experience with a Japanese family
  • Excursion tours to study Japan’s past and present

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and you should apply independetly. Please email studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if you application is successful.

Find out more about the Yokohama National University - Summer Program on Japanese.

SOUTH KOREA

  • KAIST International Summer School (KISS)

This summer experience at KAIST is an unique opportunity for students, from Korea and abroad, to interlace a tapestry of academic exchange through creative teaching and learning. There are a wide range of courses that students can choose from. This programme is tuition fee waived for a limited number of students from the University of Southampton but applicants must pay for the application and programme fee.

Please email our team at studyabroad@soton.ac.uk so that we can nominate you as an exchange student and you can benefit from waived fees.

Find out more about the KAIST Summer School.

  • Yonsei Internaional Summer School 

This program has been revamped in order to highlight growing interest in the arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history and social sciences, and science and technology. You are invited to experience the legendary “Yonsei Spirit” and to join the programme for an unforgettable summer in the heart of Seoul. You will make life-long friends, build new networks, expand and deepen your academic and cultural horizons, and experience life in one of Asia’s coolest, yet largely undiscovered metropolises of 10 million.

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please email studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the Yonsei Summer School.

  • Korea University - International Summer Campus 

Korea University opens its door to a truly global student body by offering the ISC program to both international and Korean students. KU ISC offers an opportunity for prominent international scholars and students to engage in lively discussions in English.

More information about KU ISC admission.

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please email studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Seoul National University

SNU International Summer School offers an exceptional opportunity for students to study an intensive five-week summer program led by distinguished scholars. All lectures are conducted in English, and held from Monday to Thursday. SNU ISI also offers abundant extracurricular activities for experiencing and immersing in Korea culture and society. Enjoy your summer in Seoul, experience Korea’s dynamic culture with peers and get ahead in academics with a summer at SNU ISI!

Students from the UNiversity of Southampton will benefit from 10% discount on tuition fees. You should apply independently and you should notify us at studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful. 

Find out more about SNU ISS.

  • Dongguk University

Dongguk International School covers a wide rage of topics including global economy & business, eastern & western culture. science & engineering, design, as well as Korean language education.

At Dongguk University you can choose between:

  • 2 weeks of courses: East Asia and Korean Studies, Criminal Justice and Film and Digital Media, among others.
  • 4 or 6 weeks summer internship.

Read the full description of Dongguk Summer program.

You should apply for this program independently and you will cover the cost yourself. If your application to this summer program is successful, please contact the Study Abroad and Exchange team at studyabroad@soton.ac.uk.

BRUNEI

  • The Global Discovery Program organised by Universiti Brunei Darussalam 

This program is designed to offer international students an opportunity to experience student-life in this culture-rich kingdom, in an academic setting which is stimulating, challenging and progressive.

One of the most important and engaging components of these courses is that learning is not limited to the classroom. Through an innovative course incorporating experiential learning, and explorations of the communities and habitats in and around Brunei, students become participants in, rather than mere observers of, this dynamic yet well-preserved environment.

A tuition fee waiver is available for a limited number of University of Southampton students. Please note that you will have to apply independently through their website but make sure you contact our team at studyabroad@soton.ac.uk once you are confirmed that your application is successful.  

Find out more about the Global Discovery Programme.

INDONESIA

  • Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya 

CommTECH is an opportunity for university students, academics, and professionals from all over the world to learn about community and global issues through a variety of insightful but fun activities. The program includes courses, visit and discussion with government and non-government agencies, society engagement, Indonesian Language course, learning traditional music and dances, visit to main tourist destinations, and for sure tasting delicious Indonesian food. The aim of the program is to facilitate a broad opportunity to better understand ITS's expertises and technology implementation in the society while visiting, discovering, and experiencing Indonesia's diverse heritage and culture. It will also open up an opportunity to exchange ideas and develop a mutual vision for the future of our community.

You will cover the cost of the course yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the CommTECH Camp

MALAYSIA

  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Summer School Program 

This is a two or three week program that offers a number of interesting courses. It has a wide application related to the environment, local community, heritage and tradition. All courses incorporate theory and practice blended with the local culture and social activities. The summer school creates a recirpocal partnership through which participants exchange ideas, share experience, discover new knowledge and establish a network.

Experience Malaysia, learn and have hands-on experience by participating in various field trips and cultural programs. Some of the courses offered are: 

  • Managing Water Environment in Tropical Countries
  • Embedded Electronics Prototyping
  • Sustainable Food Production And Processing
  • Big Data Summer Course
  • Oil and Gas Engineering: Upstream and Downstream Fundamentals

Please apply independently and notify us at studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the UTM Summer School Program

  • The University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus

UNNC International Summer School offers three exciting courses lasting between two and three weeks:

  • Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia
  • Doing Business in Asia
  • Creative Writing : Place, Travel, Movement
  • Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

This is an unmissable chance for students to gain a truly global experience, to expand their network and to boost their CV. A certificate from ‘the University of Nottingham‘ will be given upon completion. Students can enjoy an additional 10% discount off the course fee if they apply before 31 March 2017.

You should apply independently and contact us at studyabroas@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Watch the 2016 Summer school video

Find out more about the UNNC International Summer School

SINGAPORE

  • FASStrack Asia: the Summer School. National University of Singapore 

This program is offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. You will be attending classes held in a dynamic and multi-cultural learning environment with NUS and international students from various universities from all over the world. FASStrack Asia comprises courses from the Faculty’s Asian Studies Di-vision, Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division. Courses are focused on Asia, and some of these courses will feature a 7-10 days’ field trip to the country of study. Their Centre for Language Studies will also offer relevant Asian language courses that will complement the field trips for a comprehensive learning experience and in-depth cultural immersion.

You will have to cover the cost of this summer program. Please notify the Study Abroad and Exchange Team on studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the FASStrack Asia summer school.

  • Nanyang Technological University Summer School

The future's hot in Asia! Spend a summer in Singapore which is a perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of booming Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures, languages and societies surronding Singapore. Choose from four interesting courses of study at Nanyang Technological University this summer. You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about the Nanyang Technological University Summer School.

  • Singapore Management University (SMU) Summer Programme 

Singapore Management University (SMU) is proud to present the Global Summer Programme – a 4-week intensive programme focusing on Business, Innovation and Society in Asia, offering a suite of elective and enrichment courses designed to augment students’ knowledge and practical skills about Asia in general, through the use of real-life case studies and examples.

More information about more about Application and Fees (University of Southampton students may be eligible for early bird discount off the published rate)

Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Singapore Institute of Management 

The International Summer Programme offers a truly unique program, not only by providing an internationally-focused classroom experience with in-depth lectures by visiting businessmen and researchers, but also by hosting daily workshops and excursions such as a food culture and dining etiquette workshop, an opportunity for a bird’s eye view of Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Sky Park and industry visits – all activities to develop the global skills and understanding of each student at the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in the world!.

You will cover the cost of the summer school yourself and should apply independently. Please notify studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

Find out more about this program.

AUSTRIA

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business - International Summer University

Two programmes will be offered in July and August for 3 weeks each. There is a tuition fee waiver for a limited number of University of Southampton students, however if you are accepted you will have to pay a programme fee. Please email studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if you intend to apply to this programme so that we can nominate you as an exchange student. Watch Vienna University's International Summer video to find out more.

Find out more about the Vienna University of Economics and Business - International Summer University.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Charles University - Prague Summer School of Journalism
This Summer programme is intended for undergraduate and Masters degree students. Students will have a chance to explore and experience the life of a cross-platform foreign correspondent by practicing investigative, socio-culturally sensitive journalism and drawing on lessons and workshops delivered by scholars from Charles University, journalists, and other media professionals. 
 
Find out more about the Prague Summer School
 
Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

FRANCE

  •  The American University of Paris

This summer school programme is open to staff and students with a wide range of courses and French immersion. There are three options available: Individual 6-Week Courses, French Immersion or 3-Week Intensive Courses.

Find out more about The American University of Paris.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Le Mans University - International Summer Campus 
This Summer School gives students the opportunity to study the French language in Le Mans for 3 weeks in July. Alongside studying, students will benefit from programme trips, a cooking day and culinary and historic workshops. 
 
Find out more about the International Summer Campus.
 
Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.
 
  • Sciences Po Lille Summer School

This 2017 Summer School proposes an innovative programme around 2 tracks for both undergraduate and postgraduate students:

  • International - EU Affairs
  • French Language & Society

At this Summer School in Lille, students will have the opportunity to divide their time between modules which focus on International and European affairs, including issues such as the crisis in Climate change, European identity and values, and migration. The courses in French language aims to enhance and perfect language skills as well provide some understanding of the contemporary aspects of French society.

Find out more about the Sciences Po Lille Summer School

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Toulouse Business School  - Single and Joint Summer Schools

Toulouse Business School’s Summer programmes allow students to earn credits through a wide choice of subjects at undergraduate and master levels, whilst discovering Europe and having a unique international and cultural experience. Students have the option to spend a summer in a choice of two locations in Southern and Central Europe.

For 2017, TBS has four single and joint options:

  1. Single Summer School (France) - TBS Toulouse campus
  2. Single Summer School (Spain) - TBS Barcelona campus
  3. Joint Summer School (France/Spain) - TBS Toulouse campus / TBS Barcelona campus
  4. Joint Summer School (France/Slovenia) - TBS Toulouse campus / Faculty of Economics Ljubljana University

Find out more about the Toulouse Business School Summer Programmes.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Université Angers - Summer Schools of Angers
The Summer programmes offered at Angers gives students the opportunity to be exposed to research methods in different medical/scientific fields. Each programme consists of conferences, debates, hands-on activities, visits of research facilities and an attractive social programme. 
 
To see the programmes on offer and for application details, please see the Summer Schools of Angers website. 
 
Please apply to this programme independently and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful. 
 
  • EM Strasbourg Summer Schools
Studying in the heart of Europe, students take courses in European Business and European Integration while at the same time improving their French language skills. A number of classes are taught by guest faculty from around the world. The classes are complemented by a variety of corporate and cultural visits.
 
For further information, please visit the EM Strasbourg Summer Schools webpage. 
 
Please apply to this programme independently and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.
 

GERMANY

  • Munich University of Applied Sciences Summer Schools

The University of Applied Sciences in Munich offers three summer schools in Engineering for Sustainability, Supply Chain Management and Global Entrepreneurship.

Find out more about the Munich University of Applied Sciences Summer Schools.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Bayreuth University Summer School

The EASM School is a great opportunity for Undergraduate and Masters students to enrich their degree with new insights in the field of International Sport Marketing. Participants have the chance to build up their own international network within the sport business and to make new friends from all over Europe.

Find out more about the Bayreuth University Summer School.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • University of Bonn - International Summer Courses

In 2017, the University of Bonn is offering two Summer School programmes for international students:

  1. The Summer School on Intellectual Property addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study. It introduces students to the main areas of Intellectual Property and examines important Intellectual Property issues. 
  2. The International Summer Course for German Language and Cultural Studies - this programme aims to offer students the opportunity to learn the German language or to improve existing language skills, gaining insight into German cultural studies, participating in interesting excursions, getting to know the internationally well-reputed University of Bonn and the city of Bonn, and at making new contacts and fostering new friendships. 

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

GREECE

  • Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)- Summer School "Cultural Heritage Marketing for Sustainable Tourism"

This summer school is held in Athens in July and lasts 12 days.

The course introduces trainees to the basic concepts of marketing in the cultural heritage sector by paying particular attention to the environment in which an organization operates. The environmental factors that have an influence on the formulation of the marketing strategy are examined with particular emphasis being placed on the history of a place-destination along with the existence of monuments, museums and cultural activities in this destination.

Participants will be offered the opportunity to be shown around the museums, archaeological sites and places in Greece.

Find out more about the Summer School at AUEB.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

IRELAND

  • National University of Ireland, Galway

The NUI Galway International Summer School offers a range of courses in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Geology, Ecology and Archaeology.

Educational field trips are an integral part of the courses and will provide you with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of your specialism to its fullest extent. During your stay, you will also have time to explore Galway city and many other parts of Ireland which are within easy of the region.

Find out more about a Summer in Galway.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth - International Summer School
This Summer School provides students with the opportunity to explore Ireland whilst choosing to study from a range of subjects such as Anthropology, Economics, English. Irish Cultural Heritage Studies, Geography, History and Management.
 
While studying at Maynooth University International Summer School, students can continue to learn and encounter new experiences outside the classroom with the option of weekend adventures and day trips. 
 
Maynooth also offer an EU Law Summer School option in June focusing on exploring the evolution of human rights protection within the EU, and discuss challenges faced by the EU in the current political climate including migration, humanitarian crises, neighbourhood policy, and enlargement.
 
Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.
 
  • University of Limerick
As part of their Summer School programme, the University of Limerick is offering 16 different course options in each of their 4 faculties with subjects including Irish Studies, Business, Healthcare, Physical Education & Sports Science, Theatre and Architecture. Summer schools at the University of Limerick (UL) offer students a worthwhile learning, social and cultural experience.
 
Find out more about the Summer School programme at the University of Limerick.
 
Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.
 

ITALY

  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 

These summer programmes are ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context. Students will be able to choose from a range of different areas listed below and combine them in a 2, 4 or 6 week session. Students can study Business, Media and Communication and Italian Language and Culture. 

Find out more about the summer programmes at Cattolica.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

NETHERLANDS

  • Radboud Summer School

This summer school programme is open to undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. A range of subjects are offered including Brain & Behaviour, Business & Economics, Health Care, History, Language & Communication, Law & Politics, Philosophy & Religion, Science and Social Sciences amongst others.

The Radboud Summer School is not just about learning new things, it’s also about meeting new people, doing new things and having a fabulous time. Therefore, you take part in a special social programme which includes a welcome reception, a cruise down the river on the pancake boat, a city walk, and a BBQ.

University of Southampton students will receive a 15% discount on the course fee! If you apply before the 1st of April 2017 the discount will be increased to 25%.

Find out more about the Radboud Summer School.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

  • Utrecht Summer School

This Summer School is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students covering virtually all academic disciplines. Utrecht University steadily scores high in the Academic Ranking of World Universities and studying here is a great way to obtain new knowledge, get a taste of student life in the Netherlands and make new friends from all over the world. Counting over 3500 students and 220 courses in 2016, the Utrecht Summer School is the largest Summer School in Europe. 

Find out more about Utrecht Summer School

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful. 

NORWAY

  • Bergen Summer Research School 2017: Water, Climate and Society 

Six disciplinary courses aimed at PhD students will focus on migration, the role of higher education, global health, water management, poverty, and the impact language has on global challenges.

The result of studying at Bergen is a unique transdisciplinary environment where participants present, engage, discuss, progress their thinking and improve on their work. 

Find out more about the Bergen Summer Research School.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

PORTUGAL

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Summer School in Portuguese

FSCH/Nova offers the Portuguese Language course for foreign students, which will take place from 3rd to 28th July.

This summer course, which is worth 4 ECTS, is aimed at non-native speakers of Portuguese who wish to learn or improve their knowledge of Portuguese language and culture. It also includes workshops in Portuguese language, sessions on Portuguese culture and cultural activities.

The course is split into 5 levels: Beginners (A1) - Elementary (A2) - Intermediate (B1) - Upper Intermediate (B2) - Advanced (C1)

Students can pre-enrol in one level, but will be offered a placement test prior to the beginning of the course. Enrolment is open until 30th June.

Find out more about the Lisbon Summer School 

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

SPAIN

  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Summer School of Economics and Business
The Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is one of the leading Economics and Business schools in Europe. It is ranked 54th in Europe in Accounting & Finance, and 59th in Economics & Econometrics (QS World University Rankings 2016). The SSEB brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of our summer term is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.
 
Find out more about the Summer School of Economics and Business
 
Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.
 

SWEDEN

  • Linköping University Summer Academy

This programme will give students an opportunity to study in Linköping for four weeks. Students can choose from a number of high-quality courses and gain cultural insights together with other students from our international partner universities.

Find out more about Linköping University Summer Academy.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk  if your application is successful.

SWITZERLAND

  • University of Lausanne Summer School

Sepnd your summer at the University of Lausanne, where their main campus is located on the shores of the Lake Geneva, in the heart of the French-speaking region of Switzerland, in a beautiful green landscape with splendid views of the Alps.  The courses in offer this summer are:

  • Swiss Association of Actuaries
  • Transitional Justice
  • Intensive French courses
  • Undergraduate Research Programme in Biology and Medicine
  • Langues de l’Orient
  • Wine, Terroir, Tourism
  • Forensic Science and Criminology

Please note that you will have to apply independently through their website, but make sure you contact our team at studyabroad@soton.ac.uk once you are confirmed that your application is successful.

Find out more about UNIL Summmer Schools

TURKEY

  • Istanbul Aydin University

Istanbul Aydin University's Summer School Program  offers a range of courses across a variety of faculties. The program fee includes the tuition fee, course materials, 14 nights superior hostel accommodation in shared rooms, free museum entrance cards, 2 weekend sightseeing tours, a graduation ceremony and Delightful Istanbul Program amenities.

Istanbul, with its historical peninsula, numerous scenic and historical beauties, is a magnificently unique city that has been capital to many civilizations from past to present and still continues to be home to residents from all over the world. This rooted city, with a history dating back 300 thousand years, constitutes a mosaic of many civilizations and cultures combined.  As well as being one of the most attractive cities to visit, Istanbul is now becoming a higher education destination for international students.

Find out more about Delightful Istanbul.

Please apply independently to this programme and contact studyabroad@soton.ac.uk if your application is successful.

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