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 from all subject backgrounds registered at the University of Glasgow. 

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. 

Funding

A limited number of Go Abroad Scholarships 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.  

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. More details will be released here once available.  

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 GoAbroad scholarships and tuition fee waivers offered by the University of Glasgow open Saturday 23 January and close Monday 15 March. 

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 early April.  

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 tuition fee waivers for international summer schools are open to all University of Glasgow undergraduate students except those in their final year 
  • Only one scholarship or tuition fee waiver awarded per student, per year. Priority will be given to students applying for the first time 
  • 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. 

 


Opportunities in Australia and New Zealand

Australia

University of Queensland, Queensland in July
Dates TBC
Deadline: TBC

University of Sydney, Short Term Study Abroad
Session A: 1st June - 14th July (3 or 6 weeks)
Session B: 22nd June - 23rd July (3 or 5 weeks)
Deadline: 31 March 2021

 

New Zealand

University of Waikato, Creative Filmmaking
6 June - 2 July 2021
Deadline: 1 April 2021


Opportunities in Asia

China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, SJTU Global Summer School
Session A: 8 – 23 July 2021
Session B: 8 – 3 July 2021
Deadline: 30 April 2021

 

Japan 

Keio University, Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP)
24 February – 9 March 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed - date incorrect

Keio University, Keio Summer Program 2021
Late May - late July 2021
Deadline: 24 February 2021 

 

Malaysia

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, International Summer School
5 – 16 July 2021
Deadline: 15 June 2021
Funding: Discount for students of partner universities and additional early bird discount of 10% before 31 May 2021

 

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, NTU GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme
13 June – 31 July 2021 (choose 2, 4, or 6 weeks)
Deadline: Nomination 31 March 2021 / Apply by 20 April 2021


Opportunities in Europe

Austria

University of Vienna, univie: Winter School of Cultural Historical Studies – “The Discovery of Modernity - Vienna Around 1900”
6 – 19 February 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

University of Vienna, Univie: Summer Schools 2021
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Tuition fee waiver for students of partner universities

Vienna University of Economics and Business, International Summer University WU 2021
July program: 5 July - 23 July 2021
August program: 26 July - 13 August 2021
Deadline: Nomination 15 March 2021 / Application 31 March 2021

 

Belgium

University of Antwerp, Antwerp Summer University
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Scholarships and reduced fees for select courses

KU Leuven, Europe Inside Out: A 2021 Summer Like No Other
Dates TBC
Deadline: TBC
Funding: Discount for students of partner universities

University of Ghent, Summer School: Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights or Health & Globalisation
4 – 15 July 2021
Deadline: 10 March 2021

 

Czech Republic

Charles University, Spring University Prague 2021 - European Identity between Unity and Diversity
5 - 16 April 2021
Deadline: 15 February 2021

Masaryk University, Masaryk Summer
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Some discounts for students of partner universities, varies by course

University of Ostrava, Czech Language Summer School
23 August - 10 September 2021
Deadline: 15 May 2021

 

Denmark

Aarhus University, AU Summer University
Term 1: 5 July – 23 July 2021
Term 2: 26 July – 13 August 2021
Deadline: Nomination 5 April 2021 / Apply by 8 April 2021
Funding: 18 free places available. Please apply using the Go Abroad Scholarship form by 15 March 2021.

Copenhagen Business School, International Summer University
22 June - 23 July 2021
Deadline: 16 March 2021

 

Estonia

University of Tartu, International Summer University
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course

 

France

CPE Lyon, IPL Summer School in Engineering, French Language, and Culture
10 June - 13 July 2021
Deadline: 16 April 2021

Sciences Po, Sciences Po Summer School
June session: 7 June – 1 July 2021
July session: 5 – 30 July 2021
Deadline: June session mid-April 2021 / July session mid-May 2021
Funding: Early bird discount (register by 15 March 2021)

Audencia Business School, Summer Term 2021
Flexible dates between 25 May - 16 July 2021
Deadline: 10 April 2021
Funding: Free tuition for students of partner universities - contact Go Abroad for nomination

University of Caen Normandy, International Summer Courses
Dates TBC
Deadline: TBC

EM Strasbourg Business School, International Summer School
Session 1: 31 May – 25 June 2021
Session 2: 16 June – 18 July 2021
Deadline: Nomination 1 March 2021 / Apply by 1 April 2021

IÉSEG School of Management, International Summer Academy in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Digital Marketing, and Fashion Business
5 – 30 July 2021
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Funding: Limited merit-based scholarships, deadline 1 May 2021

 

Germany

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, The Finance & Management Boot Camp
12 - 23 July 2021
Deadline: 1 May 2021
Funding: 25% discount for students of partner universities

Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt Summer School
2 – 13 August and/or 16 – 27 August 2021
Deadline: TBC
Funding: €200 early bird discount

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, International German Language School
2 - 27 August 2021
Deadline: 1 April 2021
Funding: One full scholarship covering tuition fees and accommodation. Please contact the Go Abroad team for more information.

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, MITP Summer School 2021: Scattering Amplitudes (for PhDs)
12 - 30 July 2021
Deadline: TBC 

Technische Universität Berlin, Summer University 2021
Dates TBC
Deadline: TBC
Funding: Possible scholarships - TBC

University of Heidelberg, Germany 2021: Reinvent the Future
29 July - 25 August 2021
Deadline: 15 June 2021

Humboldt University, Humboldt Winter and Summer University
14 June - 9 July and 19 July - 13 August 2021
Deadline: TBC
Funding: €50 discount for students of partner universities

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 vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course

University of Freiburg, Intensive German Language Courses
Dates vary by course – sessions in July, August, and September
Deadline: Varies by course

Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel), International Summer Course - "Germany today - language, society, nation, culture"
12 July - 6 August 2021
Deadline:  15 May 2021

University of Bremen, International Summer Language Courses
Course I: 19 July – 13 August 2021
Course II: 16 August – 10 September 2021
Deadline: Course I 7 June 2021 / Course II 5 July 2021
Funding: €30 early bird discount if registering before 31 January 2021

University of Mannheim, Mannheim Business School Summer School
5 – 23 July 2021
Deadline: 30 April 2021

Freie Universität Berlin, FUBiS International Summer University
Term II: 29 May – 10 July 2021
Term III: 17 July – 14 August 2021
Deadline: Term II 1 May 2021 / Term III 19 June 2021
Funding: Early bird discounts offered

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Intensive Language Courses Summer 2021
1 – 23 July 2021, 2 – 28 August 2021, or 2 – 29 September 2021
Deadline: Varies by course

University of Hannover, Hannover International Summer School of Economics and Management
Dates TBC
Deadline: TBC

Technische Universität Munich, Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
July 2021 TBC
Deadline: TBC
Funding: €200 early bird discount

 

Ireland

NUI Galway, International Summer School
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course

 

The Netherlands

Radboud University, Radboud Summer School
Dates vary by course (July and August)
Deadline: Early bird 1 March 2021
Funding: Limited free places available. Please apply using the Go Abroad Scholarship form by 15 March 2021.
25% discount for students of partner universities for those not nominated for a free place

Maastricht University, Maastricht Online Campus
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam Summer School
Dates TBC
Deadline: TBC

Utrecht University, Utrecht Summer School
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Combination discount offered by some courses

University of Amsterdam, UvA Summer School
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Various scholarships available

Leiden University, Summer Schools 2021
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course

 

Norway

University of Bergen, Bergen Summer Research School (PhDs): Science and Society towards the Sustainable Development Goals
7 - 17 June 2021
Deadline: 1 February 2021 

University of Oslo, Summer School 2021
26 June - 6 August 2021
Deadline: 15 February 2021
Funding: Limited scholarships offered

 

Poland

Kozminski University, International Summer School
5 - 23 July 2021
Deadline: 1 June 2021
Funding: €200 discount for students of partner universities

 

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana Summer School
5 - 23 July 2021
Deadline: TBC

 

Spain

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ULPGC Online Spanish Winter School
18 January – 5 February 2021
Deadline: 14 December 2020

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB Barcelona Summer School
21 June - 9 July 2021 or 12 - 30 July 2021
Deadline: TBC

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Summer School of Economics and Business
28 June - 23 July 2021
Deadline: Early bird 28 February / Standard 31 May / Final 21 June 2021
Funding: Early bird discount of 25% for students of partner universities

 

Sweden

Stockholm University, SULaw Summer Programme
Session 1: 28 June – 9 July 2021
Session 2: 12 – 23 July 2021
Session 3: 26 July – 6 August 2021
Deadline: Nomination 30 March 2021 / Application 15 April 2021
Funding: 5 free places available. Please apply using the Go Abroad Scholarship form by 15 March 2021.

Uppsala University, Uppsala International Summer Session
13 June - 13 August 2021: Choose 2, 3, 6, or 9 weeks
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Early bird discount of 5% (apply before 15 February). Limited scholarships offered

 

Switzerland

University of Zurich, UZH (Online) International Summer Schools 2021
4 - 23 July 2021
Deadline: 25 April 2021
Funding: Tuition fee discount of 500 Swiss Francs for University of Glasgow students (first come, first served) 

University of Geneva, Geneva Summer Schools
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course


Opportunities in Latin America

Brazil

Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisUFMG Online Summer School on Brazilian Studies
Dates TBC, July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed
 

Chile

Universidad de los Andes, GO Programs
Dates vary by course


Opportunities in North America

Canada

University of British Columbia, UBC Vancouver Summer Program
June program: 5 June - 5 July 2021
July program: 10 July - 10 August 2021
Deadline: Programme now cancelled for 2021

 

Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey, iSummerMx in Architecture, Engineering, Culture, Economics, and Business
5 – 30 July 2021
Deadline: 14 May 2021

 

USA

University of Texas at Austin, International Academy
17 July - 14 August 2021
Deadline: 15 May 2021 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Summer School
19 May - 14 June, 19 May - 24 June, or 28 June - 3 August 2021
Deadline: 1 March 2021

UCLA, UCLA Summer Sessions
Session A: Starts 21 June 2021
Session B: Starts 12 July 2021
Session C: Starts 2 August 2021
Session D: 23 August 2021
Deadline: 1 May 2021

University of Connecticut, Summer Sessions
May Term: 10 – 28 May 2021
Session 1: 1 June – 2 July 2021
Session 2: 12 July – 13 August 2021
Deadline: Varies by course