Go Abroad for Summer

Go Abroad for Summer

International summer schools and bespoke short-term programmes offered by our partner institutions are available to full time undergraduate students. Students registered on a University of Glasgow dual or joint degree programme delivered with one of our Transnational Educational (TNE) partners are not eligible. 

Summer schools are a unique opportunity as they offer more flexibility in terms of where and what you study. Courses vary in length from one week to one month so you can apply for any opportunity that fits your schedule and budget. You can:  

  • Expand on your current subject expertise 
  • Explore new subjects that are outside the scope of your degree or not offered by the University of Glasgow 
  • Develop transferable skills for your future career 
  • Learn or improve on a foreign language 

These opportunities may be of particular interest to those wanting to spend time abroad but who are unable to commit to a semester or full year away. 

Your international summer experience can be recorded on your HEAR although you cannot transfer credit earned towards your University of Glasgow degree.  

Opportunities available vary year-to-year. The list below is not exhaustive; we will add further opportunities as they are advertised by our partners, but students are also encouraged to research potential summer courses as well. 

You can find more information about University of Glasgow partner universities on the Go Abroad webpage.


Go Abroad Scholarships of up to £500 each are available to support your attendance at international summer schools offered by our partner institutions.    

These awards are intended as a contribution towards your expenses and generally do not cover the full cost of attending an international summer school.  Scholarships are paid into a UK bank account only.

Each year some of our partners offer a limited number of tuition fee waivers for their summer schools. You will still be responsible for covering the cost of your travel and accommodation. 

Host institutions may also offer early bird rates or additional scholarships and discounts for students from the University of Glasgow. We will advertise these details on our website where available but you may also like to contact your host to ask what further support you could be eligible for.  

How to Apply

Applications for admission to summer schools are handled independently by the host institution. You should check their websites carefully for instructions on eligibility, how to apply, and any relevant deadlines.  

Applications for Go Abroad scholarships and tuition fee waivers offered by the University of Glasgow are now open. The deadline is 12 noon on Monday 14 March, 2022.

You will be asked to provide a supporting statement outlining your reasons for attending your chosen summer school and a budget outlining your projected expenses. Applications will be ranked according to the strength of information provided.  

Decisions on applications will be circulated by mid-March.  

Any student can apply to attend an international summer school, but the following eligibility criteria applies to applications for Go Abroad scholarships and tuition fee waivers: 

  • Go Abroad scholarships and partner tuition fee waivers for international summer schools are open to all University of Glasgow undergraduate students except those in their final year. 
  • Scholarships are available for international summer schools which are 5 days or longer and taking place between 20 May and 1 September 2022
  • Students who have secured 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 
  • Priority will be given to students applying for summer schools run by our partner institutions. 


CIVIS University Alliance Opportunities

CIVIS University Alliance have short term programme opportunities available this summer and programmes are free and open to all students from University of Glasgow. Travel grants are also available for those accepted onto courses in 2021.

CIVIS courses

Opportunities in Australia and New Zealand


University of SydneyShort Term Study Abroad
Session A: Mon 30 May - Fri 8 Jul 2022
Session B: Mon 20 Jun - Fri 22 Jul 2022
Deadline: 31 March 2022

Opportunities in Asia

Hong Kong

CUHK Summer ProgrammeCUHK Summer Programmes | The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Course I: 27 June – 1 August 2022
Course II: 7 – 26 August 2022
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Funding: Early bird discount for applications made on or before 31 March 2022



Singapore Management UniversityGlobal Summer Programme | Singapore Management University (SMU)
Course dates: 27 June to 22 July 2022
Deadline: 23:59hrs (Singapore Standard Time, GMT+8) 10 April 2022
Funding: Students from SMU partner universities are eligible for a 10% discount on their tuition fees

NTU GEM TrailblazerNTU GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme
Dates: Varies by course
Deadline: 20 April 2022


South Korea

Seoul National UniversitySeoul National University - International Summer Program
Course dates: 27 June - 30 July 2022
Deadline: 28 May 2022
Early bird registration deadline: 4 April 2022 - 20% tuition discount
Funding: 10% discount for students from partner universities. Students can contact SNU about other scholarship opportunities.

Yonsei University2022 Yonsei International Summer School
Date (6-week programme): June 28 – August 4, 2022
Date (4-week programme): June 28 – July 21, 2022
Application deadline: 13 May 2022
Early Bird Reward Deadline: 22 April 2022

Opportunities in Europe


University of ViennaSummer Schools
Course dates: Multiple courses July – September 2022
Deadline: Varies by course



Antwerp Summer UniversityAntwerp Summer & Winter University
Course dates: Multiple Summer Schools
Deadline: Varies by course

KU LeuvenEurope Inside Out: A 2021 Summer Like No Other
Dates: 20 June to 1 July 2022
Deadline: 1 week before the start of the summer school for EEA citizens.
Funding: Discount for students of partner universities


Czech Republic

Masaryk UniversitySummer Schools 2022
Course dates: Varies by course
Deadline: Varies by course

University of OstravaCzech Language Summer School
Course dates: 15 August - 2 September 2022
Deadline: 30 June 2022



University of Caen NormandyInternational Summer Courses
Dates: TBC
Deadline: TBC



Justus-Liebig-University GiessenUS German Summer Law School
Course dates: 16 July - 13 August 2022
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Funding: Early Bird Discount until 28 February 2022. Fee varies by course.

Goethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt Summer School
Dates: varies by course
Deadline: varies by course

Technische Universität BerlinSummer University 2022
Dates: Varies by course
Deadline: Varies by course

University of HeidelbergGermany Between Continuity and Change
Dates: 5 August – 2 September 2022
Deadline: 15 June 2022

LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)MISU Summer Academies
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Varies by course

University of Cologne, Summer Schools in Cologne
Dates: TBC
Deadline: TBC

University of FreiburgIntensive German Language Courses
Dates: Vary by course – sessions in July, August, and September
Deadline: Varies by course

University of BremenInternational Summer Language Courses
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: TBC

Freie Universität BerlinFUBiS International Summer University
Term II: 4 June – 16 July 2022
Term III: 23 July – 20 August 2022
Deadline: Term II 7 May 2022 / Term III 25 June 2022
Funding: Early bird discounts offered

University of HannoverHannover International Summer School
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course

Technische Universität MunichSustainable Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Dates: 18 July – 29 July 2022
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Funding: €200 early bird discount until April 30, 2022.

The Netherlands

Radboud UniversityRadboud Summer School
Course I: 20 June - 15 July 2022
Course II: 8 - 19 August 2022
Deadline: 1 April 2022

Maastricht University, Maastricht Summer Schools (MSS)
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course

Utrecht UniversityUtrecht Summer School
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Combination discount offered by some courses

University of AmsterdamUvA Summer School
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Various scholarships available

Leiden UniversitySummer Schools 2022
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course



University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana Summer School
Dates: 4 – 22 July 2022
Deadline: 9 June 2022
(Early bird admission till 16 May)



Universidad Autónoma de MadridSummer School of Economics and Business
Dates: 27 June - 22 July 2022
Deadline: Early bird 28 February / Standard 31 May / Final 22 June 2022
Funding: Early bird discounts available



Uppsala UniversityUppsala International Summer Session
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course




Opportunities in Latin America


Tecnológico de MonterreyiSummerMx in Architecture, Engineering, Culture, Economics, and Business
Dates: Varies by course
Deadline: Varies by course

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoSpanish Courses
Date: Varies by course
Deadline: Varies by course

Opportunities in North America


University of Texas at AustinInternational Academy
Dates: Vary by course
Deadline: 8 July 2022

University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUNC Summer School
Dates: 11 May - 16 June, 20 June - 26 July 2022
Deadline: May 11 for Session I and June 21 for Session II

UCLAUCLA Summer Sessions
Dates: Multiple sessions available. See UCLA website for more details.
Deadline: Varies by course

University of ConnecticutSummer Sessions
Dates: Vary by course. See UConn website for further details.
Deadline: Varies by course