Go abroad for summer

Go abroad for summer

Summer schools and bespoke short-term programmes are available to full time undergraduate students from all subject backgrounds registered at the University of Glasgow. This is a unique opportunity to:

  • Explore other cultures
  • Make new friends around the world
  • Learn or improve your foreign language skills.

Scholarships and free places available

70 scholarships are available for University of Glasgow students (priority given to those wishing to attend a Summer school at one of the University of Glasgow’s partner Universities). There are also free places available at the following partners:

  • AU Summer University (Aarhus, Denmark)
  • Fukushima Ambassadors Program (Japan)
  • Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice programme with Volunteering (JGU Mainz, Germany)
  • Radboud University Summer School (Netherlands)
  • Stockholm University Summer School (Sweden)
  • University of Applied Police Sciences of the Federal State of Brandenburg Summer School (Germany)

Funding is available for two students wishing to attend the

  • U21 University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Summer School.

More details below.

Criteria and how to apply


  • Free places at Radboud University, Stockholm University AU Summer School and on the bespoke programme at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are open to all University of Glasgow Undergraduate students, except those in their final year. The same applies for GoAbroad scholarships.
  • Only one free place awarded per student per term; priority will be given to students applying for the first time.
  • Only one scholarship awarded per student per term (including summer school funding from Colleges).
  • Students who have a place on the main Go Abroad exchange programme may apply, but priority will be given to students who have not secured an exchange place or who are applying to go abroad for the first time.



How to apply 

  1. Identify a summer school course at one of our partner institutions or select the bespoke programme at J.Gutenberg University Mainz. You can select up to 2 options on the application form.
  2. Ensure you understand the partner’s application process and the terms and conditions (deadlines, costs, dates, etc) – You may need to apply for your place before the outcome of the scholarship is announced.
  3. Apply online for a scholarship or a free place: Apply now  (closing date is 15 March 2019).
  4. We will let you know the outcome of your application at the end of March.
  5. If you are awarded a free place, theGo Abroad Team will nominate you to the relevant partner Institution.

>> Apply now 


Go Abroad Scholarships

A total of 70 Go Abroad scholarships worth £500 available.

Go Abroad Scholarships will be awarded in priority to candidates wishing to attend a Summer school at one of the University of Glasgow’s partner Universities (see below).

No separate application is required. Candidates will be awarded a scholarship on the strength of their application for a summer school place.

2019 Partner Summer Schools

Below is a selection of partner university summer schools, this list is not exhaustive. More will be added as they become available. 


University of Queensland

University of Sydney

  • Short Term Study Abroad
  • Dates: session A: 4 June – 17 July 2019 / session B: 25 June – 26 July 2019
  • Deadline: Early Bird 1 March 2019 (A$200 discount) / Final 30 April 2019
  • Discount: 10% discount for students from partner universities


University of Vienna


KU Leuven 

  • Europe inside out
  • Dates: 1 -13 July 2019
  • Deadlines: Early Bird 1 February 2019 (€100 discount on fees) / 1 May 2019 (full price)

University of Antwerp 

  • Antwerp Summer University
  • Dates: vary according to course (from May to September 2019)
  • Deadlines: vary depending on time of registration

University of Ghent


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)  


University of British Columbia -  Vancouver Campus

  • UBC Vancouver Summer Program
  • Dates:  8 June - 8 July 2019 (deadline for applications 28 February 2019) / 13 July – 13 August (deadline 29 March 2019)
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner
  • Application: please contact the Go Abroad team (GoAbroad@glasgow.ac.uk) if you would like to apply 


Fudan University

  • UESTC Summer Program
  • Dates: 4 July to 34 August 2019
  • Deadline: 30 April 2018
  • Funding: Tuition waiver for exchange partner universities. Scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • SJTU SCE Summer School 
  • Dates: June session: 27 May - 27 June; July session: 15 July to 9 August 
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

  • Understanding Business in China or Mandarin for Workplace‌
  • Dates: both 22nd June – 13th July 2019
  • Deadlines: Early Bird 31 March 2019 (10% discount) / 31 May 2019
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner also a 15% U21 member discount off the course fee. Several scholarships of 800RMB each will be awarded to students who have active performance in class and during field trips

UESTC – University of Science and Technology China

Czech Rep

Charles University in Prague (Univerzita Karlova v Praze)

  • Summer School
  • Dates: vary depending on the course, May to September 2019
  • Deadline: vary depending on the course 


Aarhus University - specific places available, for details visit the main page

  • AU Summer University
  • Dates: Term I from 2 July – 19 July 2019 / Term II from 22 July – 9 August 2019
  • Deadline: 1 April 2019 

Copenhagen Business School

  • International Summer University Programme (ISUP)
  • Dates: 25 June – 25 July 2019
  • Deadline: First round 12 February 2019/ Second round 26 March 2019


University of Tartu


University of Helsinki

  • Helsinki Summer School
  • Dates: 6-22 August 2019
  • Deadline: arly bird (discount) 28 February 2019 / General 17 June 2019


CPE Lyon

INSA Toulouse (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Toulouse)

  • Four Scientific Summer Schools
  • Dates: vary according to course (from June to July 2019)
  • Deadline: 18 March 2019 

Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (Universite Jean Moulin)

Sciences Po (Sciences-Po - Institut D'Etudes Politiques des Paris)  

  • Sciences Po summer school
  • Dates: June session: 3-28 June and/or July session: 2-26 July 2019
  • Deadline: June session: 15 April 2019 / July session: 15 May 2019

University of Paris Diderot 


Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

  • The Finance Bootcamp
  • Dates: 8 July – 20 July 2019
  • Deadline: Early Bird (20% discount): 31 March 2019 / general: 30 April 2019
  • Funding: 25% discount for partner university students

Goethe University Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Summer School 2019
  • Dates: dates vary according to course, within 5 August – 30 August 2019
  • Deadline: 16 March 2018. Apply before February 22, 2018 for our Early Bird Offer of 5% Discount on programme fee; Guarantee of accommodation and priority in social & cultural activities registration
  • Funding: partner university students receive an additional discount; if you decide to book an alternative accommodation on your own you will receive a discount

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Please note that there is 

University of Bonn

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • CUHK International Summer School:  July Session / August Session
  • Dates: 23 June – 31 July 2019 and 4-24 August 2019
  • Deadline: 3- April 2019

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

University of Hong Kong

  • HKU Summer Institute
  • Dates: 24 June - 9 August 2019
  • Deadline: 31 March 2019
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner


University College Dublin 

  • UCD Summer School
  • Dates: 4 - 7 June 2019


LUISS Guido Carli University  

  • LUISS Summer University
  • Dates: 8 - 26 July 2019
  • Deadline: Early Bird: 1 April 2019 / general 31 May 2019
  • Funding: Partner universities will receive a 25% tuition fee reduction; early bird applications will receive a 30% tuition fee reduction; reductions are not cumulative


Kyushu University

  • Summer in Japan
  • Dates: 24 June to 19 July 2019
  • Deadline: 28 February 2019
  • Funding: Kyushu University offers a limited number of scholarships to students who present a strong undergraduate academic record. All applicants are considered; recipients are selected by the University

Keio University

  • Keio summer program
  • Dates: vary according to course (June and July)
  • Deadline:  online registration: 19 February / submission of application: 22 February 2019
    Waseda University

Waseda University


Korea University

  • International Summer Campus
  • Dates: 6-week program: 25 June – 1 August 2019/ 4-week program: 25 June – 18 July 2019
  • Deadline: Early Bird: 28 February/ General: 15 May
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner


University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

  • International Summer School
  • Dates: 2 July - 17 July 2019
  • Deadline: 1 June 2019
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner


Tecnológico de Monterrey

New Zealand

University of Auckland


Maastricht University (Universiteit Maastricht)

Leiden University (Universiteit Leiden)

  • Leiden University Summer School
  • Dates and deadlines: July to August, vary according to course, please check individual course listings
  • Funding: Leiden partner universities benefit from a special rate

Radboud University Nijmegen (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

  • Radboud Summer School
  • Dates: 5-17 August 2019, vary according to course, please check individual course listings
  • Deadline: 31 May 2019
  • Funding: 10% discount if you apply before 1 March 2019, 15% discount for students from partner universities

Tilburg University

  • Tilburg University Summer School 
  • Dates: July-August, vary according to course, please check individual course listings
  • Deadline: Apply by 1 April for an early bird discount of 10%
  • Partner university discount: Partner university discount, 10% early bird discount when registering before the 1 April; Glasgow students receive a special partner discount of 10% on the course fee for academic courses (this discount does not apply to language courses). 

University of Amsterdam

  • Summer Programmes
  • Dates: vary depending on the course
  • Deadlines: 1 April 2019
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

VU University Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • VU  Amsterdam Summer School
  • Dates: session 1: 6-20 July / session 2: 20 July – 3 August/ session 3: 3-17 August 2019
  • Funding: 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition and accommodation fees for one course


University of Oslo

  • The International Summer School
  • Dates: 22 June - 2 August 2019
  • Deadline: scholarship applicants: 1 February 2019 / self-financed applicants: 1 March 2019
  • Funding: some scholarships available


Kozminski University


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

  • GEM Trailblazer Summer 2019
  • Dates: 24 June - 2 August 2019 (6 weeks) / 1 July - 26 July 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Deadline: 19 April 2019 / nominations open January onwards for partner universities

Singapore Management University


University of Ljubljana


IE Business School

  • IE Summer School Program
  • Dates: 1-19 July 2019
  • Deadline: 11 June 2019
  • Funding: 2 special direct scholarships that cover 40% of the tuition fees; Early Bird Application Discount: a 500€ discount will apply if full payment of the program is done before 20 March 2019

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • Summer School of Economics and Business
  • Dates: 24 June - 19 July 2019
  • Deadline: Early bird discount: 28 February 2019 / general: 31 May 2019 / extraordinary deadline (if places available): 22 June 2019
  • Funding: Early bird applicants and partner university students discounts available

Universidad Pompeu Fabra Barcelona

  • Barcelona International Summer School
  • Dates: vary depending on course, 1-26 July 2019
  • Funding: students coming from a UPF international partner university will be waived the non-refundable registration fee


Jonkoping University


University of Bern

  • Summer/Winter Schools
  • Dates: vary depending on course; June-August 2019
  • Deadline: Admission requirements and fees vary between programs
  • For more information: Brochure

University of Geneva

  • Geneva Summer Schools
  • Dates: vary depending on course; June-August 2019
  • Deadline: Early Bird: 15 February 2019 / final: 15 April 2019

University of Zurich

  • UZH International Summer School
  • Dates: 30 June - 19 July 2019 
  • Deadline: 23 April 2019
  • Funding: Glasgow is a member of U21. There are five full tuition fees waivers are available, worth 2000-2500 Swiss Francs each, which will be allocated to the first five U21 applicants. Furthermore, UZH offers 50 tuition fee discounts of 500 to 1500 Swiss Francs to applicants from U21 and strategic partners on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner


Bentley University in Boston

UC Davis

  • Summer Sessions
  • Dates: Session 1: 3 June – 5 July / Session 2: 15 July – 16 August
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

University of Connecticut

  • Summer Sessions
  • Dates: Session 1: 3 June – 5 July / Session 2: 15 July – 16 August
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

University of Texas at Austin

Mobility Partners


Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille Université)

Audencia Business School, France

CPE Lyon, France (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon)

Ecole du Louvre, France

ENSAI, France (École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information)

ENSMA, France (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et D’Aérotechnique)

ESTP Paris, France (Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics )

Grenoble Alpes University, France (Université Grenoble Alpes)

Grenoble Institute of Technology, France (Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble Grenoble)

IESA Arts and Culture School in Paris. France (Institut d'Etudes Superieures des Arts)

INSA Toulouse, France (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse)

ISAE, France (Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace)

ISIT (Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels)

Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, France (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3)

Lille Catholic University - FSEG, France (Université Catholique de Lille)

Lumière University Lyon 2, France (Université Lumière Lyon 2)

National Graduate School of Engineering Chemistry of Lille, France (École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille [ENSCL])

New Sorbonne University – Paris III, France (Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)

Pantheon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1, France (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Paris Sorbonne University (Paris IV), France (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV)

Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III, France (Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III)

Science Po Lyon, France

SciencesPo, France ( Institut D'Etudes Politiques des Paris)

Sigma Clermont, France

Université de Lorraine, France

University of Bordeaux, France (Université de Bordeaux)

University of Caen Normandy, France (Université de Caen Normandie)

University of Clermont-Auvergne, France (Université Clermont Auvergne)

University of Franche-Comté, France (Université de Franche-Comté)

University of Poitiers, France (Université de Poitiers)

University of Savoy Mont Blanc, France (Université de Savoie Mont Blanc)

University of Strasbourg, France (Université de Strasbourg)

University of Technology of Compiègne - UTC, France (Université de Technologie de Compiègne)

University Paris-Sud, France (Université Paris-Sud)

University Toulouse Jean Jaures, France (Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès)

UPPA, France (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Audour)

UTT - University of Technology of Troyes, France (Université de Technologie de Troyes)


Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Esslingen)

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

Free University of Berlin, Germany (Freie Universitat Berlin)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany (Hochschule Furtwangen University)

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences - HAW Hamburg, Germany (Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg)

Heidelberg University, Germany (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , Germany (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany (Hochschule Karlsruhe)

LMU Munich, Germany (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Technical University of Munich, Germany (Technische Universität München)

TU Braunschweig, Germany (Technische Universität Braunschweig)

University of Bonn, Germany (Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhemls-Universität Bonn)

University of Bremen, Germany (Universität Bremen)

University of Cologne, Germany (Universität zu Köln)

University of Freiburg, Germany (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

University of Hannover, Germany (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover)

University of Kiel, Germany (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)

University of Konstanz, Germany (Universität Konstanz)

University of Mannheim, Germany (Universität Mannheim)

University of Tübingen, Germany (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

AU Summer University (Aarhus, Denmark)

Dates:  2 July 2 – 9 August 2019 (most courses last 2 weeks)
Places available: 18
Details: AU Summer University website 
Who is it for? This opportunity is open to students from any subjects

What is it about?

AU Summer University is Aarhus University’s summer school which takes place each year in July and August. Choose from a broad variety of courses, taught in English at Bachelor’s or Master’s level, in 

  • Arts,
  • Business and Economics,
  • Media and Communication,
  • Social Science and Law,
  • Health, Science and Technology.  

AU Summer University welcomes Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers. Along with the academic programme, AU Summer University offer an accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students. In 2018 more than 1900 students participated in 66 courses running from the beginning of July until mid-August on and off-campus.

The summer school is free if you are nominated by the University of Glasgow. You are responsible for your flights to Denmark, transfer to and from Aarhus, accommodation and personal expenses during the summer school.

See AU Summer University website for accommodation details and costs. 

Fukushima Ambassadors Program (Japan)

Dates: 19-30 August 2019
Number of places: 10
Deadline: 15 March 2019

Who is it for? 
This opportunity is open to students from any subject.

What is it about?
The Fukushima Ambassadors Program is an opportunity for students around the world to see, hear, and reflect objectively upon the challenges faced in Fukushima today. By implementing a collaborative learning, community-service based approach to global education, the program will help students evaluate any misconceptions they may have about post-3/11 Fukushima, and become, if they wish, an ambassador to its recovery.  

The programme (including accommodation and transfer from and to the airport) is free, but students must pay for their own flight and food.

How to apply
Complete the application form and return it to GoAbroad@glasgow.ac.uk before 15 March 2019. The Go abroad will forward all applications to Fukushima University. The final selection of candidates will be done by the Fukushima Ambassadors Program organisers; you can expect to hear back on acceptance in May.

Radboud University Summer School (Netherlands)

Dates: 1 July-16 August 2019 (most courses last 1 week)
Places available: 18
Details: Radboud Summer School 
Who is it for? This opportunity is open to students from any subjects. 

What is it about?
Choose from over 50 short courses in Social Sciences, Education, Humanities, Business, Life Sciences, and professional skills.

Radboud Summer School is one of Europe’s leading Summer Schools. It offers 50 different courses in a range of academic fields (Social Sciences, education, Humanities, Business and Life Sciences). All courses will focus on topics that are on the forefront of scientific knowledge.

With around 600 participants each year, the Summer School is also a unique opportunity to meet other international students and researchers with different cultural and academic backgrounds and to get to know Radboud University and the city of Nijmegen.

The summer school is free and the registration fee, course material, access to library and IT facilities, tea & coffee, lunch and a number of social activities are included. You are responsible for your flights to the Netherlands, transfer to and from Nijmegen, accommodation and personal expenses during the summer school.

See Radboud University website for accommodation details and costs. 

Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice programme with Volunteering (JGU Mainz, Germany)

Dates: 18 May – 1 June 2019
Places available: 35
Details: Mainz Summer School

Who is it for?
This opportunity will be of particular interest to students of social sciences, social policy and education but is open to anyone else with an interest in German culture and working with migrants.

What is it about?
This two-week summer school on Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice is combined with the opportunity to volunteer with children and adults from a migrant background. In the first week of the programme, you will be ‘buddied’ with a pupil and have the opportunity to observe a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multi-religious classroom. The second week will be shared between a 2-day symposium at JGU Mainz on policies and issues related to migrant inclusion from an academic and theoretical perspective, and then volunteering for the rest of the week with an organisation that provides continued support to migrants and their family to fully integrate German society.

The programme will be accompanied by a cultural programme to discover the beautiful city of Mainz, Mainz University Campus and the Nahe valley, which belongs to the most popular wine-growing regions in Germany. You will also have some free time to explore on your own.

The course is free but you are responsible for your flights to Germany, transfer to and from Mainz, accommodation on a shared basis (circa £42 incl. breakfast) and personal expenses during the Summer school.

A hotel has been booked in Mainz for the summer school group. Payment to the hotel will be made on your behalf by the University before the start of the programme. You will be expected to pay the accommodation cost via your MyCampus account to confirm your place on the programme.

Stockholm University Summer programme (Sweden)

Stockholm University Summer programme 2019

Dates: 1 July-9 August 2019 (courses last 2 weeks)
Places available: 5
More information: SU Law summer programme
Who is it for? Law and / or Business undergraduates
Application: To apply follow the application process on the page

What is it is about?
You will get the opportunity to study both law courses and current topics in business administration. Subjects can be combined or students can choose to focus on one of them. 

  • Department of Law: all courses are 3.5 ECTS
    Session 1: International Human Rights Litigation + Law & Economics + Dynamic Competition Policy
    Session 2: Practical Antitrust Assessment + Practical Merger Control
    Session 3: EU Law in Brief + Copyright in the Digital Market + International Arbitration Law

  • Business courses: all courses are 3 ECTS (detailed schedule over session not yet available)
    Current topics in: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance and PR & Marketing. 

Students can chose to attend for 2 weeks (1 session) to 6 weeks (3 sessions):

  • Session 1: 1-12 July 2019 
  • Session 2: 15-26 July 2019
  • Session 3: 29 July – 9 August 2019

This is a great opportunity to discover Stockholm, Scandinavia's business and cultural hub..

The summer school is free if you are nominated by the UoG Go Abroad Team (5 places available). You are responsible for your flights to Sweden, transfer to and from Stockholm, accommodation, the social programme and personal expenses during the summer school.

See Stockholm University for accommodation and social programme details and costs.

President University (Indonesia)

Summer programme 2019 at President University 

Dates: 1 July-31 July and 1 August to 30 August 2019 (programme runs twice - each time for four weeks)
Places available: 1
More information: Brochure- summer programme at President University
Application: To apply follow the application process on this page

What is it?
Four courses are available:

  1. Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing (BIPA) – Indonesian Language for Foreigners

  2. Basic Sundanese Pencak Silat - traditional martial art
  3. Basic Technique in Batik
  4. Basic Technique in Playing Gamelan Instruments

Tuition fees are FREE. Accommodation : USD 200 (Includes electricity, internet, water, etc.) for 4 weeks. You are responsible for your flights, transfers and personal expenses during the summer school.


University of Applied Police Sciences of the Federal State of Brandenburg Summer School (Germany)

University of Applied Police Sciences of the Federal State of Brandenburg Summer School

Dates for application: 11-17 August 2019 (one week)
Places available: 11

Who is it for? 
The programme is open to students in any subject, and it will be of particular interest to those studying criminology, law, sociology, public administration (including risk management), and forensic investigation, and to those interested in pursuing a career in policing.

What is it about?
Over the course of the week, you will gain a unique, immersive insight into policing in a modern democracy, the evolving nature of threats and the ways in which the authorities are countering them. This will entail a comprehensive look at all aspects of policing in Germany, including German criminal law, forensic investigation, crisis management, and special operations.

Learning will take place predominantly on campus at the Brandenburg University of Applied Police Sciences just outside of Berlin, where all participants will stay. This will be supplemented with visits to the headquarters of the Brandenburg Police in Potsdam and to the Bundestag in Berlin. Through these added excursions you will acquire an in-depth understanding of German policing and all its associated dimensions.

You will be required to attend a pre-departure briefing on a date to be confirmed.

The course is free, but you are responsible for your flights, transport to and from Berlin, and accommodation and personal expenses during the summer school.

Accommodation cost is around EUR 11 per evening and meals are estimated to be c. EUR 15 per day.

The academy is based in the former barracks of Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Orianenburg.

U21 support for University of Nottingham Malaysia Summer School

U21 support for University of Nottingham Malaysia Summer School

Fee reduction and funding towards cost of flights included for two students

Dates: 2 July - 17 July 2019
Web: U21 summer school 2019 and University of Nottingham Malaysia International Summer School 
Applications: students interested in applying should fill out the usual summer school application form


Based at Nottingham's award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for anyone wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malaysia’s varied culture at first hand, offering an introduction to the country, one of the most fascinating, dynamic and beautiful in Asia.

Students can choose from a range of subjects taught by experienced academics and the school includes two excursions: 

  • Kuala Lumpur, the city that never sleeps 
  • Malacca the 'Historic State' or Penang the 'Pearl of Orient'. 

A number of modules are available:

  • Media, Climate Change and the Asia Pacific;
  • Politics, Culture and the Media in Southweast Asia;
  • Doing Business in Asia;
  • Creative Writing: Place, Travel, Movement
  • Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners. 


  • All tuition and classroom support cost
  • Accommodation on campus for the entire duration of the programme - a single room with an attached bathroom (should you choose to stay off campus, any additional cost incurred on accommodation will be self-borne - and No reduction of fee).
  • 2 Cultural and social programmes (2 days 1 night stay in a historical city called Malacca as well as a trip to Kuala Lumpur; Batu Caves, Central Market and etc)
  • Breakfasts on the days with classes. On the days during field trips, meals will only be available as stated in the itinerary Welcome Dinner with cultural performance
  • Farewell lunch + A certificate of participation.

Applicants - what happens next?

If you have been successful, the next steps are:

  1. Apply for your Summer School course following the partner’s instructions. Don’t miss their deadlines!
  2. If you have been awarded a scholarship, the Go Abroad team will pay it via MyCampus before you go. Ensure you have entered your UK bank details to receive the funds.
  3. Provide evidence of completion of the Summer School such as a certificate or transcript on return to Glasgow. If the host University does not issue a transcript, we can provide a form for you to get your host university to stamp and sign. If you do not submit evidence of completion by the end of August 2019, you will be required to repay the scholarship. 

If you have been unsuccessful but you still want to attend a summer programme:

  1. Many of our partners offer Glasgow students discount on their Summer programmes – just ask them.
  2. Submit details of your summer programme along with your certificate or transcript to GoAbroad@glasgow.ac.uk 
    We will record your Summer Abroad on your HEAR.