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 Go Abroad scholarships offered by the University of Glasgow and for nominations for tuition fee waivers offered by partner universities are now closed.

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 partner 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. Tuition fee waivers are only available for specific partners, as noted.
  • 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

Australia

University of Queensland, Queensland in July

Queensland in July is now cancelled

 

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: Applications now closed

 


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: Applications now closed

 

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong KongVirtual Summer Research @CUHK
8 weeks online: 28 June to 20 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Chinese University of Hong KongVirtual Summer at CUHK
Two sessions
July session: 28 June to 02 August 2021
August session: 9 to 27 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Japan

University of TokyoOnline UTokyo Global Unit Courses Summer
Mid-June to August
Variety of courses to experience Japan without having to travel to Japan.
Deadline: Applications now closed

Yonsei University, Yonsei International Summer School
6-week: June 29 (Tue) - August 5 (Thu)
4-week: June 29 (Tue) - July 22 (Thu)
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Malaysia

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, International Summer School
5 – 16 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Singapore

National University of Singapore, Fasstrack Asia: The Summer School 2021
5 weeks, 21 June to 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Nanyang Technological University, NTU GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme
13 June – 31 July 2021 (choose 2, 4, or 6 weeks)
Deadline: Applications now closed

Singapore Management University (SMU)Global Summer Programme SMU
4 weeks 28 June to 23 July 2021
Courses themed ‘Asian Insights’ via an online mode.
With an optional in-Singapore programme 12-23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

 

South Korea

Seoul National University, SNU Online International Summer Program 2021
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

 


Opportunities in Europe

Austria

University of Vienna, Univie: Summer Schools 2021
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
 

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: 21 to 30 June 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

University of Ghent, Summer School: Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights or Health & Globalisation

Dates: 4 – 15 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Czech Republic

Charles UniversitySummer School for East and Central European Studies
Dates: Varies by course
Deadline: Applications now closed

Charles UniversitySummer School of Slavonic Studies
On-site dates: 23 July – 24 August 2021
Online dates: 23 July – 7 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Masaryk UniversityMasaryk 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: Applications now closed

 

Denmark

Aarhus University, AU Summer University
Term 1: 5 July – 23 July 2021
Term 2: 26 July – 13 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed 

Estonia

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

 

France 

Université Côte d’Azur – Nice (France)Summer School at Graduate School and Research of Economics and Management
Dates: 2 August – 27 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Sciences Po, Sciences Po Summer School
June session: 7 June – 1 July 2021
July session: 5 – 30 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

IÉSEG School of Management, International Summer Academy in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Digital Marketing, and Fashion Business

Dates: 5 – 30 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Université Catholique de Lille2021 European Summer Program
ESP1: 26 May to 23 June, ESP2: 25 June to 24 July
Deadlines: Applications now closed

University of Grenoble, Ginsen Summer School 2021 Online Edition
Dates: 28 June to 9 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Germany

Eberhard Karls Universitat TubingenIES Online Summer Schools
Dates:
Online Summer School I: 7 June to 2 July 2021
Online Summer School II: 12 July to 20 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, The Finance & Management Boot Camp
Online or in person
12 - 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt Summer School
2 – 13 August and/or 16 – 27 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, International German Language School
2 - 27 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

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

Technische Universität Berlin, Summer University 2021
Online programme
Dates: over three terms 5 July to 27 August
Deadline: Applications now closed 

University of Heidelberg, Germany 2021: Reinvent the Future
29 July - 25 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

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"
Dates: 12 July - 6 August 2021
Deadline:  Applications now closed

University of Bremen, International Summer Language Courses
Course I: 19 July – 13 August 2021
Course II: 16 August – 10 September 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

University of Mannheim, Mannheim Business School Summer School
5 – 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Freie Universität Berlin, FUBiS International Summer University
Term II: 29 May – 10 July 2021
Term III: 17 July – 14 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

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

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of ManagementBachelor European Summer Program 2021
3 weeks 30 May to 18 June 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed  

University of TuebingenSummer Program in August
Dates: 2 August to 27 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Justus Liebig University Giessen, U.S. – German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law
Dates: 17 July to 14 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Ireland

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

 

Italy

Bocconi University, Bocconi Summer School for International Students
Dates: 28 June to 16 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

University of PaduaSummer Term 2021
Dates: Varies by Course
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Courses
17 July – 15 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

The Netherlands

Radboud University, Radboud Summer School
Dates vary by course (July and August)
Deadline: Applications now closed

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

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam Summer School
Dates Session 1 - 3 to 17 July 2021 and Session 2 - 17 July to 31 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

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

Tilburg University, Summer School 2021
Dates: 12 July to 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed
 

Poland

Kozminski University, International Summer School
5 - 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed
 

Romania

Babes-Bolyai UniversityProject management Online Summer School
Dates: 12 – 26 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

West University of TimisoaraWUT (Late) Summer School
Dates: 30 August to 12 September 2021
Deadline: 31 July 2021

 

 

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana Summer School
Dates: 5 - 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

Spain

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

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Summer School of Economics and Business
28 June - 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

Universidad de AlcaláInternational Summer School
Dates vary by course
Deadline: Varies by course
Funding: Discount for students of partner institutions

IE UniversityIE Graduate Summer School 2021
Dates: 5 July to 23 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

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: Applications now closed 

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: Applications now closed

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

Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey, iSummerMx in Architecture, Engineering, Culture, Economics, and Business
5 – 30 July 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

 

USA

University of Texas at Austin, International Academy
17 July - 14 August 2021
Deadline: Applications now closed

UCLA, UCLA Summer Sessions
Deadline: Applications now closed

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