Go abroad for summer 2018

Go abroad for summer 2018

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.

Thanks to those that have already applied for scholarships in 2018, please read the instructions below on what happens next.

New funded opportunities (see below)

  • New - Universitas Jember International Cultural Camp, Indonesia (deadline 13 May
  • New - Mahidol University Sawasdee Thailand 2018 programme (deadline 13 May)
  • New - Fukushima Ambassadors Program, Japan (deadline 31 May)

Funding available: Jember International Cultural Camp (Indonesia)

Dates: 17 July to 1 August 2018
Funding: two funded places available, supplemented by a £500 GoAbroad scholarship 
Deadline: 13 May 2018

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

What is it about?
The 4th Universitas Jember International Culture Camp (UJICC) offers an introduction to the historical, traditonal and cultural heritage of Indonesia, the 14 day program includes an introduction on simple communication using Bahasa and local cultural visits. 

Cost
During the camp. the programme (including accommodation and meals) is free, but students must pay for their own flight and for internal airport transfers.

How to apply
To apply for the summer school please download and complete the following application form on or before 13 May:

Please send completed application forms to the GoAbroad team: goabroad@glasgow.ac.uk  


Funding available - Mahidol University Sawasdee (Thailand)

Dates: 2 - 20 July 2018
Funding: two funded places available for the Culture Module, supplemented by a £500 GoAbroad scholarship 
Deadline: 13 May 2018

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

What is it about?
The "Sawasdee Thailand" programme aims to provide the participants with valuable knowledge in their field, and the effect cultural and geographic differences may have, as well as a deeper understanding of Thai culture, history, art and cuisine through activities and field trips. 

Cost
The funded place covers accommodation (excluding water and electricity charges), local transportation, airport pick up & drop off service, field trips and tuition fee. 

Participants are responsible for

  • Cultural Activities: USD 300 for Cooking, Boxing and Traditional Dance. 
  • Excursions to outside Bangkok: USD 400 for 5 days in 2 provinces at the West (Kanchanaburi) and the East (Chantaburi) of Thailand (Optional)
  • Return airfare, travel insurance, and personal expenses. 

How to apply
To apply for the summer school please download and complete the following application form on or before 13 May:

Please send completed application forms to the GoAbroad team: goabroad@glasgow.ac.uk


Funding available: Fukushima Ambassadors Program (Japan)

Dates: 15-21 August 2018
Funding: two scholarships of £600 are available 
Deadline: 31 May 2018 to apply for the program

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. 

Cost
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
To apply for the summer school please download and complete the following application form before 31 May:

Once you have secured a place on the programme please contact Celine Reynaud to apply for the scholarship : Celine.Reynaud@glasgow.ac.uk 


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 2018, 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.

2018 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. 

Australia

University of Sydney

  • Short Term Summer Program
  • Dates: session A: 26 May – 7 July 2018 / session B: 8 July – 11 August 2018
  • Deadline: 31 March 2018

Austria

University of Vienna

Belgium

KU Leuven 

University of Antwerp 

Brazil

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)  

  • UFMG summer school 2018
  • Dates: 16-27 July 2018
  • Deadline: A0 April 2018
  • Note that the exchange partnership with this partner is not formalised but there are strong research links between UoG and UFMG.

Canada

University of British Columbia -  Vancouver Campus

  • UBC Vancouver Summer Program
  • Dates: 13 June - 3 July 2018 (deadline for applications  28 February 2018) / 14 July – 14 August (deadline 30 March)
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

China

East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL)

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Czech Rep

Charles University in Prague (Univerzita Karlova v Praze)

Denmark

Aarhus University

  • AU Summer University
  • Dates: Term I from 3 July – 20 July 2018 / Term II from 23 July – 10 August 2018
  • Deadline: 15 March 2018 

France

INSA Toulouse (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Toulouse)

Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (Universite Jean Moulin)

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

  • Sciences Po summer school
  • Dates: 4-28 June and/or and/or July session: 3-27 July
  • Deadline: 15 April 2018 / July session: 15 May 2018

New Sorbonne University – Paris III 

Germany

Furtwangen University

Goethe University Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Summer School 2018
  • Dates: dates vary according to course
  • 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

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

  • HKU Summer Institute
  • Dates: 16 July - 10 August 2018
  • Deadline: 31 March 2018. If the students apply until the end of February, they will profit from the Early Bird Rate (€ 200) 
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

Hungary

Corvinus University of Budapest 

Italy

LUISS Guido Carli University  

Japan

Keio University

Malaysia

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

  • International Summer School
  • Dates: 26 June - 11 July 2018
  • Deadline: 1 June 2018
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

Mexico

Tec de Monterrey (Monterrey Institute of Technology)

  • Summer exchange
  • Dates: 24 May - 30 June 2018
  • Deadline: 20 April 2018
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

New Zealand

University of Otago

Netherlands

Maastricht University (Universiteit Maastricht)

Leiden University (Universiteit Leiden)

  • Leiden University Summer School
  • Dates and deadlines: 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 2018
  • Funding: To mark the 5th anniversary of VU Amsterdam Summer School are offering Glasgow students a discount of €250 on the tuition fee of a course

Tilburg University

  • Tilburg University Summer School 
  • Dates: 1-19 July 2018
  • Deadline: Apply by 1 April for an early bird discount of 10%
  • Partner university discount:  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 2018
  • Dates and deadlines: vary according to course, please check individual course listings
  • Funding: as Glasgow is a member of U21 then students are eligible for a €500 tuition fee reduction
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

VU University Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • VU  Amsterdam Summer School
  • Dates: Session 1: 30 June to 14 July;  Session 2: 14 July to 28 July; session 3: 28 July to 11 August 
  • Funding: To mark the 5th anniversary of VU Amsterdam Summer School are offering Glasgow students a discount of €250 on the tuition fee of a course

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Sweden

Jonkoping University

Stockholm University

Switzerland

University of Zurich

  • How Switzerland got rich
  • Dates: 9-20 July 2018 
  • Deadline: 30 April 2018
  • Funding: Glasgow is a member of U21. There are five full tuition fees waivers are available, worth 2000 Swiss Francs each, which will be allocated to the first five U21 applicants. All others will receive tuition fee discounts of 500 Swiss Francs
  • Funding: scholarships may be available as this is a U21 partner

USA

Bentley University in Boston


AU Summer University (Aarhus, Denmark)

***Applications now closed ****

Dates: July - August 2018 (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 2017 more than 1800 students participated in 64 courses running from the beginning of July until mid-August on and off-campus.

Cost
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.

Accommodation
See AU Summer University website for accommodation details and costs.


U21 support for University of Nottingham Malaysia Summer School

U21 support for University of Nottingham Malaysia Summer School

***Applications now closed ****

Dates: 26 June - 11 July 2018
Fee reduction and cost of flights for two students

Summary
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. Participants may also be in residence on campus for a further two weeks before and/or after the classes in order to explore Malaysia further or take advantage of the library and study facilities. 

Who is it for?
Students with a background in South East Asian Studies can extend and deepen their knowledge in a number of modules:

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

The classes are also suitable for students from any disciplinary background across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Cost
The University of Glasgow will contribute £650 towards the cost of flights and the Summer school fee for two students, including:

  • All tuition & teaching materials
  • A single room for 2 weeks with an attached bathroom, air-conditioning, mini fridge and a complimentary toiletry bag
  • A night in Malacca, a historic city rich with culture and tradition, as well as a visit to the local Village (Malaysian Kampung Visit).
  • A day tour to Kuala Lumpur the city centre (both excursions are subject to changes)
  • Welcome and Farewell banquet meals included (Breakfast provided during classes only.
  • Field trips arranged during classes
  • Special social events and field trips for U21 students only.

A certificate from The University of Nottingham will be given to students upon completion.


Radboud University Summer School in Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Radboud University Summer School in Nijmegen (Netherlands) 

***Applications now closed ****

Dates: 5-17 August 2018
Places available: 18

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

What is it about?
Choose from 50 short courses in social Sciences, education, Humanities, Business and Life Sciences.

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.

Cost
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.

Accommodation
See Radboud University website for accommodation details and costs. 


German Language and Culture with Volunteering in JGU Mainz, Germany

German Language and Culture with Volunteering 2-week programme in Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

***Applications now closed ****

Dates: 9-23 June 2018
Places available: 9

Who is it for?
This opportunity will be of particular interest to students of modern languages and education but is open to anyone else with an interest in German culture and working with refugees.

What is about?
This two-week summer school combines German language classes with the possibility to work with children and refugees in a school environment. The language classes will be held by a professional teacher of German as a foreign language. You will also visit a school in Bad Kreuznach, where you will have the opportunity to work with refugee children.

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

To help us tailor the language classes to our participants, indicate your proficiency level using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You do not need to speak any German prior to your participation.

Cost 
The course is free but you are responsible for your flights to Germany, transfer to and from Mainz, accommodation (circa £305 including breakfast) and personal expenses during the Summer school.

Accommodation
Youth hostels in Mainz and Bad Kreuznach.


Refugee Policy Week with Volunteering programme in JGU Mainz, Germany

Refugee Policy Week with Volunteering programme in Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

***Applications now closed ****

Dates: 25 June – 8 July 2018
Places available: 5

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

What is it about?
This two-week summer school on European refugee policy and identity is combined with the possibility of working with refugees and children. In the first week of the programme, you will take part in seminars and talks provided by scholars of Mainz University’s School of Social Sciences. After engaging with the issue of refugees in Europe from an academic and theoretical perspective, you will have the opportunity in the second week to work with refugee children and other children of a Bad Kreuznach School in a holiday camp environment.

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

Cost 
The course is free but you are responsible for your flights to Germany, transfer to and from Mainz, accommodation (circa £380 incl. breakfast) and personal expenses during the Summer school.

Accommodation
Youth hostels in Mainz and Bad Kreuznach.


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

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

***Applications now closed ****

Dates: 12-18 August 2018 (one week)
Places available: 5

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 is 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.

Cost
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).