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Partner summer and short-term programmes (non-funded)

Partner Summer Schools

The below summer programs function independently to Queen Mary. Students must apply through the host institutions and are responsible for their own fees, accommodation, organisation and travel as per the guidelines of the host. 

If accepted by a program, students should notify the Queen Mary Global Opportunities Office at

Credit Guidance

Summer School attendance supports your personal, linguistic and academic development, and is a big draw for employers looking for stand-out candidates. However, due to the UK credit system, credit earned on international (and most national) summer programs does not count towards your degree.



Amity Education Group, India

India-Immersion Program (IIP)

IIP is a unique program, aimed at overseas students and faculty, tailored for the purpose of providing an insight into India and the Indian way of life focusing on a three-way orientation for the students which is academic, cultural & industrial. The program centres on the special qualities, which are uniquely Indian, and includes exposure to rich Indian heritage and culture, traditions and traditional wisdom, Indian spiritualism, Indian Cuisine, the Indian nation and its people, religion, Yoga & Lifestyle for Holistic Healthcare, Hindi: A Language, A Culture, A Philosophy and other small yet mesmarising experiences every day.

Eligibility: Open to all students of any field, the objective of this program is to provide a concise but concentrated exposure on various aspects of India and how India does things, whether it is business, or science or law etc. 

Dates: 27th July – 09th August 2024.

Nomination deadline: 30th April 2024. If interested please contact us prior to this deadline. 

The India Immersion Program price covers the following:
•    Airport Transfers (Coach)
•    Allocation of Buddy students
•    15- 20 Academic sessions 
•    Local Industry visits and interaction with corporates 
•    Accommodation on campus, inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
•    Meditation & Yoga Classes for holistic wellness
•    Delhi sightseeing over the first weekend
•    Trip to Agra / Jaipur over the second weekend and learn about the rich history of India.
•    Cultural Activities
•    Certificates of Completion for the program

Fee per Student: USD 1850 / £1450* + Applicable Taxes

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024

For more information please visit their website -

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please reach out to us on as students must be nominated by us to Amity Education Group. 


Beijing Foreign Studies University 

The 2024 DISCOVER CHINA Program (DC) is an opportunity for students to strengthen their overall understanding of China in Beijing Foreign Studies University in Summer 2024. This year, they offer a two-week program for students to experience studying at BFSU – in Beijing the capital of China! 

Dates: 7 July-21 July 2024

Application window: 1 March - 30 April 2024

Course fees: 2806 USD / £2,220* (including accommodation and meal plan). The programme fee does not include visa fees, international travel expenses, meal costs or other personal costs. 

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024

Application Process
1.     Before applying for the program, please read the full course list and application requirements on our program brochure
2.     Please click the site and complete the online application form.
3.     Please apply for the X2 visa with Admission Notice and Certificate of Physical Examination. The former document would be sent out before June 1st.
4.     Please note that the program team only accepts inquiries in English.

If you have any questions or inquiries about this programme, please contact the university at


East China University of Political Science and Law

East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) is a prestigious institution located in Shanghai, China. Established in 1952, it has grown to become one of the leading universities in the field of political science and law in the country. Situated in the vibrant metropolis of Shanghai, students at ECUPL benefit from the university's proximity to numerous legal institutions, multinational corporations, and governmental organizations, providing invaluable opportunities for practical learning and professional development.

Course offered: Chinese Political and Legal Culture Summer School.  

Eligibility: Law or political science related major students with a good academic background. Adequate proficiency in English. 

Dates: 17 June – 14 July 2024

Application deadline: 15 April 2024

Programme includes: tuition fees, accommodation fees, meals, insurance, transportation, travel expenses. Programme delivered entirely in English. There are also city tours and day trips to learn more about China. 

Use the below linked application form and email all application materials to with the subject “2024 Summer School”. All applications must be made in this way. This email can also be used for any queries you have regarding this summer school. 

For more information please see their brochure

Application form 2024 Summer School in Chinese Political and Legal Culture [DOC 44KB]


Hong Kong University Summer Institute

Dates: June 17 to August 2, 2024

Programmes include:

  1. AI Engineer: Gen-AI and Virtual Worlds
  2. Business Leaders for a Changing World
  3. Climate Changemakers: Educating for a Greener World
  4. Creative Industries - from Start-up to Success
  5. Empowering Sustainability in a Circular Economy
  6. From Curiosity to Research: Practical Skills for Research Projects

Stay tuned for more faculty programmes, including some that are credit-bearing programmes!

Please visit the website at for more information.

Remember to enter that you are a Queen Mary student on your application form to receive a 10% Partnership Discount off the programme fee. 

The application deadline is March 31, 2024


Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) 

This destination is eligible for 2024 funding via Queen Mary’s Global Opportunities team (deadlines and conditions apply). Visit our GO Summer! landing page to learn more.

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a prestigious research university located in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Established in 1953, HUST is renowned for its excellence in engineering, science, and medical disciplines, consistently ranking among the top universities in China. Wuhan, often referred to as the "Chicago of China" due to its central location and bustling economic activity, is a major transportation hub and cultural centre in central China. It is known for its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and dynamic urban life, making it an ideal environment for academic pursuit and cultural exploration.

Eligibility: only open to non-Chinese citizens and non-Chinese passport holders.

Dates: 17 June – 12 July 2024 (Chinese Language + AI Robot Course) OR 3 – 30 August 2024 (traditional Chinese Medicine Course). 

Courses available: Program 1: Chinese Language + AI Robot Summer Program (17 June - 12 July 2024). Program 2: Traditional Chinese Medicine Summer Program (03 - 30 August 2024). 

Course fees: ¥5000 CNY without scholarship (approximately £556 GBP*.). Accommodation fee: 700 CNY/Month (£78*) (4 weeks). 

For more information, please see their website -

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024


IBA International Entrepreneurship Summer School 2024 at the IBA Karachi

Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan

The program includes an engaging curriculum for international students covering various essential topics such as ideation and innovation, business modelling, market research, design thinking, entrepreneurial marketing, financing and fundraising, and international business strategy. Participants will also enjoy cultural and sightseeing tours within Karachi and visit the stunning and exquisite landscapes of Northern Pakistan.

The entrepreneurship course features sessions led by both international and national faculty, incorporating guest speaker sessions with entrepreneurs from across the globe. These are followed by interactive student presentations and group activities centred around various entrepreneurial models. 

Programme dates: 29 July – 10 August 2024

Program Fee: $2000 USD

What is included: All international participants will receive lodging and boarding as part of the program fees.

For further information and application details please visit

The IBA-CED team would be delighted to discuss the details further. Please contact Nimra Kamran ( for any queries or discussion.


Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is a prestigious private university located in Manipal, Karnataka, India. Established in 1953, MAHE has emerged as a leading institution renowned for its academic excellence and diverse range of programs. 

Dates: 15-27 July 2024. 

Application deadline: 15 May 2024

Programme includes: 40 hours of academic and 40 hours of cultural experience for a period of two weeks spread across 20 academic themes. The programme fee includes accommodation at the university, 3 meals a day, internal transport, Medicare, Wi-Fi, airport transfer and a welcome kit. 

Some of the courses on offer at the Manipal International Summer School include: 
•    Dental Public Health
•    Wilderness Medicine
•    Tropical Ecosystems – The Western Ghats Biodiversity hotspot
•    Glimpses of Indian Cuisine
•    Indian Cinema
•    Landforms, rocks and minerals of Coastal Karnataka
•    Discerning India: Journey across Living Cultures
•    Heritage of South Canara Architecture
•    Evidence Clinic-Tailoring to the needs of policymaker
•    Global Health Diplomacy

Some of the cultural immersion activities include: 
•    Visit to Sri Krishna Temple & Goshale
•    Explore Manipal – a tour
•    Visit to Malpe – Sea walk
•    Visit Namma Bhoomi – an NGO
•    Hasta Shilpa – the Manipal Heritage Village

Course fee: 955 USD / £755*

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024

For more information including a full list of courses and cultural activities please see their website -

Please contact with any questions regarding this opportunity. 


Kyoto University 

Kyoto Summer Programme 

Kyoto Summer Program is an annual short-term program opens to both international students from our partner universities around the world and domestic students enrolled at Kyoto University (KyotoU).

This program is a collaborative effort between the Kyoto University Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS) and Kyoto University Asian Studies Unit (KUASU). It is divided into two sub-programs: ILAS program, in which English is the main instruction language, and KUASU program, in which Japanese is the main instruction language.

Both sub-programs share a core curriculum that primarily aims to develop an understanding of the political, cultural, historical, social, and ecological issues facing Japan. Both provide opportunities to learn the Japanese language and to study with local students. The whole program is also designed to highlight KyotoU’s unique academic culture and cutting-edge research facilities. Kyoto University students (KyotoU students) join this program together to stimulate the opportunity of cooperative learning.

Programme dates: July 25 – 9 August, 2024. 

Program Fee: 52,000 JPY

What is included: Academic lectures, fieldtrips and cultural experiences, interaction with KyotoU students and Japanese classes. 

Subjects available: Please visit their website for a list of what is available to study. 

Application process: Students who wish to participate in the program should make prior confirmation via the following form. The Program office will check the student’s eligibility and contact the student with further instructions, including the URL for the application system. Deadline for prior confirmation is JST 12:00pm (noon), May 20, 2024.

For further information please visit the Kyoto University Summer School Website.

If you have any questions, then please reach out to Kyoto University directly on 

Nanyang technological University (NTU)

This destination is eligible for a 2024 tuition fee waiver and funding via Queen Mary’s Global Opportunities team (deadlines and conditions apply). Visit our GO Summer! landing page to learn more.

Queen Mary student feedback for NTU - learn more about the university, student life and Singapore!

(Note: the below feedback is from students who completed a semester/year-long exchange at NTU. Certain requirements you may see/read do not apply for GO Summer! participants, who complete different procedures to participate):

Description: The future is hot in Asia! Spend a summer in Singapore, the perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of the fast-developing Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in neighbouring countries surrounding around Singapore! NTU's unique summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education.  Choose from 5 different tracks and experience a unique summer unlike any other!


Dates: 26 June – 27 July 2024 

Tuition fee: S$1,742 (approximately £1,038*)

Required costs as advertised by NTU: S$2,120 SGD in total (approximately £1,262 GBP*), breakdown:

  • Housing: S$1,050 SGD (approximately £625 GBP*).
  • Administration fee: S$917 (approximately £546 GBP*), includes compulsory miscellaneous fees such as health services, insurance fees (NTU Group Hospital & Surgical Insurance), course materials, and course activities.
    Registration fee: S$153 SGD (approximately £91 GBP*) (NTU processing fee).

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024


Dates: 26 June – 13 July 2024 for "ET5131" 2-week course, or 10 - 27 July 2024 for "ET5122" 2-week course

Required costs as advertised by NTU: S$1,640 SGD in total (approximately £977 GBP*), breakdown: 

  • Housing: S$570 SGD (approximately £340 GBP*).
  • Administration fee: S$917 (approximately £546 GBP*), includes compulsory miscellaneous fees such as health services, insurance fees (NTU Group Hospital & Surgical Insurance), course materials, and course activities. 
    Registration fee: S$153 SGD (approximately £91 GBP*) (NTU processing fee). 

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024

Additional costs not included above: Travel to/from Singapore, food, local transportation, leisure activities (you must also budget for these in addition). Consult the cost of living in Singapore. 

Refund policy: Please consult the partner university's weblink below for further information. 

Full details for NTU's GEM Trailblazer Summer school. 

Courses available:

The GEM Trailblazer Summer 2024 programme offers more than 20 courses across 5 tracks (subject areas). From experiencing a full Asian cultural experience to opportunities in enhancing your future business career in Asia and staying abreast with the latest technology in 3D Printing! Courses shall be entirely taught in English except the language courses. 

National Taiwan University - College of Law

From July 4 to July 24, this three-week program will immerse students in the fascinating world where law intersects with currency, banking, investments, and the ever-evolving realm of cryptocurrencies. In addition, we've curated unique experiences, including visits to law firms and cultural explorations, to provide an enriching insight into Taiwanese culture and the legal environment.

If you apply before 20 April 2024 you can receive a 20% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 

Programme information

Course Topic: Law and Money

Duration: July 4 - 24, 2023 (3 weeks)

Application Fee: USD 200 / £158*

Program Fee: USD 3,350 / £2650*

Program Fee before April 20: USD 2,700 / £2,135*

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024

Application Deadline: May 20

For detailed course information and application instructions, please visit the website.


National Taiwan University

NTU Plus Academy  enables students from all around the world to gain international experience and explore different cultures by undertaking a Chinese Culture and Language Summer school.

The programme has been designed for students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, who want to learn Chinese. The programme also includes the opportunity to participate in cultural activities and interact with the local community. NTU also offer a series of English-based lectures and field trips that allow students to explore specific environmental and sociocultural aspects of Taiwan.

Applications start on 20 February 2024 and applications are submitted through NTU's portal with full details on the website, including costs and deadlines to apply.


Peking University – Guangha School of Managemnent

Doing Business in China Summer Program

Gain a deeper understanding of China and its business landscape and new insights and perspectives on economic trends and developments in China. 

Program dates: May 19 - June 1 and June 9 – June 22, 2024. 

Tuition and Program Fee: CNY 28,000 (tuition), CNY 22,000 (program fee includes intercity 

Program locations: Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai

Subjects available: Chinese Economy and New Technology and Business Transformation

Application deadline for May program: May 10, 2024

Application deadline for June program: May 20, 2024

Doing Business in China PKU Guanghua Summer Program Brochure

For further information please visit their website. 

If you have any questions, then please reach out to Peking University directly on 


Seoul National University 

Summer School

Instagram takeover by Queen Mary student Kayoung who participated in the SNU International Summer Program (ISP) (click through to the second half of the summer school takeover)

•    Summer school dates: 24/25 June - 27 July 2024 (4 weeks), more details here
•    Required costs as advertised by SNU: Estimated between $2,060 - $3,140 USD (approximately £1,629 - £2,484 GBP*), not including potential 20% early-bird discount, breakdown:
o    Application fee (non-refundable): $180 USD (approximately £142 GBP*)
o    Tuition: $1080 USD for one 2-credit course, $1,620 USD for one 3-credit course (approximately £854 / £1,281 GBP*). Multiple courses possible and discount available from 5+ credits. Early bird 20% discount off tuition available, conditions apply (see above hyperlink).

o    Housing: $800 - $1080 USD depending on option chosen (approximately £633 - £854 GBP*)
o    Field trip fee (optional): $260 USD (approximately £206 GBP*)
•    Additional costs not included above: travel to/from South Korea, all food (SNU campus cafeterias offer low-cost £1-4 meals), leisure activities aside from field trip(s) included in programme, potential textbooks, health insurance (if required), local transportation (you must also budget for these in addition). Consult the cost of living in Seoul.

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024  

Download the programme brochure: SNU International Summer Programme_ISP-Brochure 2024 [PDF 10,124KB]

Full details for Seoul National University's International Summer Program (ISP)

Description: Since its establishment in 2007, more than two thousand students from around the world have participated in the SNU International Summer Program (ISP) (previously ISP, International Summer Program) Program to learn, experience, and enjoy an unforgettable summer of academics, activities, and long-lasting friendships. SNU International Summer Program: Your Passport to Extraordinary Summers. Experience an unforgettable 5-week journey with Seoul National University's International Summer Program (ISP). Immerse yourself in academic excellence with diverse courses taught in English, appealing to both international and SNU students. Make this summer extraordinary with learning, discovery, and lasting memories. Seoul is calling – embrace the adventure! Highlights:

•    Academic Excellence: Explore a range of disciplines led by renowned faculty for a robust and engaging learning experience.
•    Cultural Immersion: Dive into Korean culture, history, and traditions while being in the heart of Seoul, one of Asia's most dynamic cities.
•    Language of Inclusivity: Enjoy courses in English, fostering a multicultural environment and global connections.
•    Enriching Extracurriculars: Beyond the classroom, participate in hands-on cultural experiences, field trips, and community outreach initiatives.
•    Seoul Adventures: Your campus is Seoul itself – a city where tradition meets modernity, offering vibrant markets, historic landmarks, and dynamic neighborhoods.
SNU International Summer Program (ISP) presents a unique opportunity for students to experience academic life at Seoul National University, Korea's most prestigious university and one of the leading universities in the world. 


Singapore Management University Summer School

SMU are holding a 4-week Summer Program on their city campus, set in the heart of Singapore's cosmopolitan cityscape. This program divides into three tracks; Digital Intelligence, Asian Insights and Sustainable Futures. Students may enroll in a maximum of two courses, one morning and one afternoon, and may mix and match courses from both tracks.

Course dates: 24 June to 19 July 2024 (4 weeks)

Application for begin on 10 January and close on 15 April 2024 (Singapore Standard Time, GMT+8).

Your can apply on their website HERE

A brochure can also be downloaded HERE

You can choose to study up to two courses from any track.  Visit their website for the course outlines.

If you would like to learn more about this summer programme SMu are hosting two virtual information sessions scheduled for 22nd February and 7th March. To register for the information session(s), please click here


University of Electronic Science Technology of China (UESTC) 

The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) is a prominent institution located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Established in 1956, UESTC is renowned for its focus on electronic engineering and information technology. The vibrant campus in Chengdu, one of China's most liveable cities, provides students with a conducive learning environment.

Dates: 30th June – 14 July for some courses and the 1 July – 14 July for some courses. Please check the specific dates of the course(s) you are interested in. 

Application deadline: first round 15 April 2024, second round 15 May 2024

Programme includes: Tuition, on-campus accommodation, teaching materials, insurance, transportation fees (after arrival at Chengdu), meals and tickets for culture tours. All courses will be taught in English. 

Courses offered: 
•    Future AIoT Program | 
•    Explore Creativity: Robots and Future Technology Program 
•    Experience the Future China, Explore the Artificial Program  | 
•    Brain Exploration, Culture Perception Program  
•    Culture Immersion Program  

Course fees: Course fees range from 700 USD to 980 USD / £553 - £775*. Please check the specific price of the course(s) that you are interested in. 

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024. 

For more information including a full list of courses please see their brochure


Waseda University Summer School, Japan

Dates: June 17 to July 26, 2024

Participants can choose 2 out of 16 courses in the context of Japan and Asia Pacific and can earn four credits (2 credits for each). For more details on the courses you can choose from please look here.

The classes are entirely taught in English by well-known faculty members.

In addition, and most importantly, there will be a lot of extracurricular activities such as Japanese language exercises, field trips, site visits, and cultural events!

Key Dates include:

Online Application: February 26 to March 22, 2024

Duration & Dates: 6 weeks from June 15 to July 26, 2024

Tuition and Fees:

Plan A -Plan with an accommodation JPY650,000 (Approx. 4,500 USD)

Plan B -Plan without an accommodation JPY405,000 (Approx. 3,500 USD)

For more details about courses, tuition & fees, please see the link


Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Global Summer Week 2024

Yogyakarta, 15 – 26 July 2024

Enrich your international exposure by involving in a multicultural academic environment through Global Summer Week 2024. The Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada (FEB UGM) in collaboration with Nanyang Technological School (NTU) and University of Groningen (UG) offer a flagship International short program, Global Summer Week (GSW) 2024 in social entrepreneurship. We provide a new concept of summer program which includes various tracks and activities including lecture, field trip, cultural event, outbound activities, entrepreneurship project, credit transfer, and gala lunch/dinner. We happily invite international students to take part in GSW 2024. A 2-week summer course program worth 3 credits (5 ECTS) per track that will be held fully offline in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Join us for an engaging international program.

How to apply?  Online application form

What's Included in the program?
- Welcome ceremony
- Lecture material and access to our online library
- Cultural event and outbound activities
- Accommodation
- Certificate of Attendance
- Grade Transcript
- Social student networking opportunities
- Closing ceremony and gala dinner

Application Timeline: 

Visa-needed students
Online Application: 15 February - 31 March 2024 
Payment: 15 - 31 March 2024 
Visa process: April 2024

Non-visa-needed students
Online Application: 15 February - 15 April 2024

Payment: 15 March - 15 April 2024  

Program fee:
625 USD (include accommodation)
420 USD (exclude accommodation)
For more information, please contact the university on


Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia

“Indonesian Law and its Application: Unity in Diversity”

This summer course will delve into the applicability, harmony, and challenges posed by these legal systems within the Indonesian context. Participants will have the opportunity to gain firsthand insights into the management of diverse adat and village communities, as well as explore the intricate balance between sustainable environmental development and stakeholder interests.

Moreover, the program goes beyond classroom learning by including visits to prestigious state institutions such as the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court in Jakarta, as well as cultural experiences in Solo. Participants will immerse themselves in Indonesia's rich cultural heritage through activities such as watching the Ramayana ballet performance in Prambanan Temple Court and visiting historical sites like the Kadipatèn Mangkunegaran.

The FHUI Summer Course 2024 Program offers a diverse curriculum covering general courses on Indonesian legal systems, judicial systems, contract law, criminal law, constitutional law, as well as thematic courses focusing on Islamic law, environmental law, and general elections and village law.

Details of the program are as follows:
Programme dates: 23-30 June 2024
Programme fee: USD 800 (Includes accommodation, domestic airfare Jakarta-Solo, meals, cultural activities, and more)
For more information and the syllabus, please look at


Yonsei University International Summer School

YISS is a short-term program in summer, which provides either 4-week or 6-week courses. It has been the oldest and biggest international summer school in Korean since 1985. YISS provides over 100 classes, and all courses except Korean language courses are conducted in English.

Dates: 4-week programme June 27 - July 23, 6-week programme June 27 – August 6. 

Application deadline: 9 May. The early bird tuition fee discount application deadline 14 March*.

How to apply

Courses offered: Yonsei offer a wide variety of classes on their summer school. See their full course list

Course fees: 
1 course – EBP 1,575,000
2 courses – EBP 2,835,000
3 courses – EBP 3,375,000 

*Early birds can join the first round on course and dormitory registration. 

For more information, please email 

Visit Yonsei University Summer School webpage for more information. 


South America

Tecnológico de Monterrey

This destination is eligible for a 2024 tuition fee waiver and funding via Queen Mary’s Global Opportunities team (deadlines and conditions apply). Visit our GO Summer! landing page to learn more.

Course description: The iSummerMx Programs are an itinerant academic experience for students who love traveling and learning about new cultures. You’ll visit several Tec de Monterrey campuses in different cities over 4 weeks, learning about multiple, diverse regions of Mexico. Each program/course has special activities, conferences and trips that will make the experience unforgettable! Following a Tec Learning Model competency-based Learning Model, students upskill multi-disciplinary abilities and specialisation for their professional future. Students will enjoy field trips to gain an inside look at companies, industries, or entrepreneurial initiatives to exert analysis, synthesis, and problem-solving processes in a multicultural setting. Students will also enjoy experiential learning, with active learning environments and challenges that transfer knowledge to real contexts.

Dates: 4 weeks from 23 June – 20 July 2024 (23/06 recommended arrival, 24/06 Orientation, 24/06 – 19/07 classes, 20/07 departure). 

Course fees: $5,110 (£4,042*). 

(*) As of conversion on 04 January 2024

Programme includes: tuition, housing, transportation for all program activities including pick up on official arrival day and transfer from city to city, breakfast six days of the week, tickets to all visits events of the programme, student arrival kit, health insurance. 

Courses available: Global Business

  1. NI1002B Business Globalization
    Students will analyse the impact of economic, political, social, technological, legal, and environmental variables identifying opportunities in international markets for enterprises. They will formulate and propose strategies and tactics to improve the competitive position and competitive advantage of an enterprise internationally.
  2. MT1002B Market Solutions
    Students will develop proposals for new products and services to differentiate the organization. They will identify market needs by obtaining and analysing primary and secondary information. By designing marketing plans, students will explore ways to take the value proposals to the market, achieving the organization’s goals. Students will use predictive scenarios, including risk and financial analysis and graphic reports to guide decision-making processes. 

Mexican Cultural Heritage and Social Challenges:

  1. EH1013 - Cultural Heritage of Mexico
    This course examines the composition of the cultural heritage of Mexico, drawing from two analysis dimensions by doing a study about the material characteristics of objects and historical sites to distinguish between tangible and intangible heritage. No prior knowledge is required. Syllabus available upon request, please email
  2. EH1014 - Violence, Dignity and Social Justice
    In this course, students will identify societal problems such as exploitation, vulnerability, and expressions of violence, describing the ethical elements involved in the situation and approaching them from elementary notions of ethics, personal beliefs, customs, or traditions. Students will recognize the interests of the stakeholders involved and will exercise logical reasoning processes to recognize and analyse a problem to explore possible alternatives for conflict resolution and promote solidarity relationships between human beings.

Regional Economics:

  1. EC1003B Macroeconomics and Economic Development
    Based on real and nominal macroeconomic variables, students will analyse the effects that economic growth and development have on a country's society.
  2. EC1020 Micro Economic Incentives and Macro Outcomes
    The student will apply systemic thinking in the analysis of the economic problems of a society. Students will apply basic concepts of economics to understand the interrelation of the decisions of economic agents and their effects on the macro results of the economy. Concepts of economic efficiency, market equilibrium, optimization analysis, and economic development will be included.

Beyond Borders (Migration Up Close): An immersive journey through the culture, society and political context of Mexico:

  1. RI2002B Regional Scenarios in the Contemporary World
    In this course, students analyse international conflicts, such as the ones that arose in the 19th century worldwide, the First and Second World Wars, and the Cold War, considering their causes and consequences, as well as the actors involved, their interests, positions and strategic decisions. Students will evaluate discriminatory discourse and practices, applying discourse analysis tools from the perspective of multiculturality.
  2. RI1016 Gender, Society and Human Rights
    The aim of this course on gender perspective is for students to learn about and apply the concept of gender as an analytical category in their professional studies and research areas, through case-study discussion, analysis and questioning of information and knowledge related to gender equality in economic, political and social terms.

Full details for iSummerMx summer school


Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santigo de Chile

Apacheta Programme

A four-week program that integrates a Spanish course with 10 seminars about doing business in Latin America and its cultural perspective. Interested students do not need to have an advanced level of Spanish, since the course is aimed for CEFR A1 students. Also, the seminars will be delivered in English.

Programme dates: 17 June – 14 July 2024. Please be advised that this is Winter in Chile. 

Application deadline: 30 April 2024

Programme fee: 1600 USD

Courses available:

  • Spanish Language Course
  • Doing Business in Latin America
  • Intercultural Mediation in Latin America 

Programme highlights: Varied social and cultural programme including visit to the Human Rights Museum and Moneda Palace, buddy programme, university facilities. 

Please see here for the full programme brochure. 

Spanish in Chile Programme 

This program offers one Spanish course, depending on the student level (CEFR A1 to B2 are available) in a 3-week period. Classes are performed by teachers from the UC Chile Spanish Program. Along with this, it includes three cultural activities, orientation (welcome and farewell meeting) and social activities with UC Chile students. 

The application deadline for the programme is June 1, 2024. 

Please see here for the full programme brochure. 

For more information about these programmes please contact Cristian Bonilla, Special Programme Coordinator and Liaison  



Universidad de Almeria

UAL Summer School (1-4 weeks courses) is held in July on UAL campus. Taught in English or Spanish.

Programme dates: 1-26 July 2024. 

Program Fee: The price of this summer programme depends on whether you opt for a shared double room or a single room as well as if you opt for a 1 week, 2-week, 3 weeks, or 4-week course duration. Please see here for specific prices. You have the option to pay the fees in instalments until 15 May. 

What is included: The fees include accommodation, meals, company visits, academic activities, insurance, free access to UAL sport facilities, transportation card, cultural activities, guided visits to tourist places, opening ceremony, official transcript of records, closing ceremony and so on! 

Subjects available: See here for the full list of courses

  • Horticulture
  • Microbiology
  • Spanish
  • Literature
  • History
  • Business 
  • Coding
  • Health

See their website for further information. 

If you have any questions about this summer opportunity, please email 


Bocconi University 

Bocconi University, located in Milan, Italy, stands as a prestigious institution renowned for its excellence in economics, business, and law education. Situated in the heart of Milan, Italy's financial and fashion capital, Bocconi University benefits from its vibrant urban setting. Milan's rich history, diverse culture, and thriving economy provide students with unparalleled opportunities for academic and professional growth. The city's cosmopolitan atmosphere, characterized by its blend of modernity and tradition, offers a dynamic backdrop for students to engage in academic pursuits, cultural exploration, and networking opportunities.

Eligibility: Bocconi Summer School offers a three-week study program open to motivated students enrolled in a bachelor program, preferably in their third-to-last, second-to-last or last year of undergraduate studies.

Dates: 1-19 July (3 weeks)

Application deadline: Final application deadline 23 April (6pm Italian time). 
Programme includes: 

Courses offered: 

  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 
  • Equity and Venture Capital Financing 
  • International Business Strategy 
  • Luxury Management 
  • Sustainability Transformation, ESG Finance and Energy Management 

More information about the courses here

Course fees: 2300 EUR for Queen Mary students. Apply by 12 March and combine with the early bird discount and the price reduces to 2100 EUR. 

How to apply: In order to apply, candidates must fill out the online application through the My Application portal

There will be an infosession about this summer school on 21st February 2024 at 4pm (Italian time).  

For more information, please email the Bocconi Summer School Team on 

Bocconi University Online Summer Law School 

Bocconi University are also offering an online summer law school. As a Bocconi partner Queen Mary students will receive a tuition fee discount on this course. 

You can deepen your understanding and knowledge of International Business and Digital Law, studying topics such as Law of Smart Contracts, Online Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, Online Payment Transactions, E-commerce and International Sales of Goods.

Dates: 8-13 July. Takes place online. 

Topics include Innovation Law, Business Law for Tomorrow and Worldwide Law Practicing, Justice for Tomorrow, and Ethics for Today. Find out more here

Apply NOW!

For any further information please email the Bocconi summer team on 


Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Ca’ Foscari University Summer School 2024

Ca' Foscari University is located in the city of Venice in Italy’s Veneto region. Built on a cluster of small islands in the middle of a lagoon, Venice is one of the world’s most unique cities. Whether by water or by wandering, moving around the city is a pleasure, with something to look at around every single corner. Visit its world-renown museums and art galleries, admire its majestic churches and historical monuments, take a boat to Lido beach or to one of the many islands, celebrate the city’s traditional festivals...immerse yourself in history, in culture and in beauty every day of your studies.

Location: Programmes will be held in Venice, Italy, except for the “documenta module” within the Summer School in Contemporary Art and Curatorship offered by their partner University, the International Summer University of Kassel (Kassel, Germany).

Language of instruction: The language of instruction for all Summer Schools is English. At least a B1 level of English language is expected of all applicants.

Dates: Each course has its own individual dates so please be sure to check these beforehand. However, all courses take place between 22 June and 19 July. 

Application deadline: 21 April 2024. Please note that students can only enrol in one summer school programme. All documents (if required) must be sent by email to If we do not receive your documents by the deadline, your application will not be processed.

Courses available: Art modules (Biennale, Documenta), New Geographies of Global Risk, Italian Language and Culture in Venice and Arts in Venice – Shape of Water. Check the brochure for full information regarding the courses on offer. 

Course fees: Course fees range from 700 EU to 1150 EU, depending on the courses. A fee discount of €100 is offered to students coming from institutions who have a current mobility agreement with Ca’ Foscari, applicable for all summer schools except for the “documenta module”. The discount will be confirmed by our office once the admission decision is given.

Accommodation in Venice: Students will find information on the Summer@SIE webpage on how to book a room at our student residences. For alternative accommodation students can contact our Housing Office ( or look for other solutions privately. 

Apply via the following application link

Summer programme brochure.

Please direct all queries regarding this summer school to 

Summer School in Classical Chinese and Classical Japanese / Kanbun at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Scheduled to take place in Venice from July 1 – July 26, 2024. 

This summer school is unparalleled in its offerings. In partnership with Princeton University, it provides two tracks of comprehensive, grammar-focused instruction led by esteemed faculty from both Ca' Foscari and Princeton.

The program is tailored particularly for students aiming to enhance their linguistic proficiency for graduate studies in any premodern China or Japan-related discipline.

For detailed information, please visit their website.
Please see their full programme brochure here


Comillas Universidad Pontificia, Spain

Comillas Universidad Pontificia (Comillas UP), is a distinguished private university located in Madrid, Spain. Established in 1890, it holds the status of a Pontifical University, indicating its connection to the Catholic Church. Situated in the heart of Madrid, Comillas UP benefits from the cultural richness and historical significance of the Spanish capital, providing students with a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment. This summer school offers a range of courses in the subjects of business, law, international relations, marketing and Spanish language. 

Dates: All courses are offered in June and July - please check the specific dates of the course(s) that you are interested in on their website. 

Application deadline: Please check the specific application deadline(s) for the course(s) you are interested in. 

Programme includes: Tuition and all course materials, diploma awarded upon completion of the course, transcript with final grades. 

Course fees: The fee you pay depends on the length of the course (1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks). 

Language: Some courses are offered in Spanish, some in English and some in both languages. Please check the specific course(s) you are interested in. 

For more information including a full list of courses and how to apply please see their website -


Koç University Summer Exchange 

Koç University, located in Istanbul, is a prestigious institution renowned for its academic excellence and vibrant campus culture. Founded in 1993, it has quickly risen to become one of Turkey's leading universities and has gained international recognition for its innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Situated on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bosphorus. The Koç University Summer Exchange Program promises a culturally fulfilling experience with the inclusion of seminars alongside a selection of summer courses. 

Eligibility: Only open to full degree seeking students. 

Dates: 1 July – 18 August 2024

Application deadline: 1 April 2024 

Programme includes: Details TBC 

Courses offered: TBC, courses will be finalised in late April, however, a tentative list has been posted on their catalogue

Course fees: As Queen Mary is a partner institution of Koc University, full-degree-seeking Queen Mary students are waived from the tuition fee for this program. Please email if you are interested in being nominated to this summer programme. 

Detailed information regarding Student Accommodation will be posted on their website: Koç University Summer Exchange Program. 


Université Catholique de Lille 

Lille University European Summer Programme 

Created in 2001, the LILLE European Summer Program (ESP) is a four-week academic course offering to students (and instructors) from around the world the opportunity to experience French culture firsthand at the heart of Europe and be part of an international, multicultural student community.
LILLE ESP is tailored to suit your objectives and challenges, while balancing educational and social activities. Students can choose from a large variety of electives to fulfil their interests and expand their horizons.

Dates: There are two sessions. Session 1 (ESP 1) runs from 22 May – 20 June 2024. Session 2 (ESP 2) runs from 26 June – 24 July 2024. 

Application deadline: 1 April for ESP 1. 1 May for ESP 2. 

Courses available: There are a variety of courses on offer with subject areas such as Liberal Arts, Business and Communication, Political Science and Law as well as Sustainability and the Sciences. Please see this webpage for the full list of courses available and further academic information. Most courses include one or more off-campus site visits, allowing students to experience the "real world" implications and applications of their course material.

Course fees: 3450 EU in total. This includes your tuition fees, hospitality package and administration fee. The hospitality package includes accommodation, meal pass for use in the cafeteria, monthly pass for use on the Lille transportation system, access to university facilities and day trips to Brussels and Bruges, 5 group dinners, cultural and social activities and more. More information here. As Queen Mary is a partner institution with the Catholic University of Lille, students will receive a 10% discount on the tuition fee price. 

Please direct all queries regarding this summer school to or visit their website.  


Utrecht University, The Netherlands

This destination is eligible for a 2024 tuition-fee waiver and/or funding via Queen Mary’s Global Opportunities team (deadlines and conditions apply). Visit our GO Summer! landing page to learn more.

Description: Broaden your horizon with summer courses in the inspiring international environment of Utrecht. The Utrecht Summer School, founded in 1986 by Utrecht University, is the largest academic summer programme in the Netherlands and is one of the biggest summer schools in Europe welcoming over 3,000 students every summer from around the world. One of its kind and bringing together multiple institutions in the city, the well-established Summer School is a partnership of Utrecht University, HU University of Applied Sciences and HKU University of the Arts. These institutions of higher education offer high quality, fully accredited summer courses in English. Utrecht Summer School not only offers you a fine selection of interesting courses in all kinds of disciplines, it also aims at giving the participants an unforgettable experience through a robust social programme, where you can get to know your classmates while enjoying the vibrant local culture of Utrecht and The Netherlands.

Dates: There are various dates available from June - August. Dates are dependent on the study area, and courses can run from 4 days to 2 weeks. Check the course list (below) for more details on the dates and duration of each course.

Required costs as advertised by Utrecht: €1,656 in total 

  • Housing: €450 EUR per two-week course = €900 EUR 
  • Food: €20 EUR per day = €560 EUR 
  • Local transportation: €7 EUR per day = €196 EUR 

Additional costs not included above: travel to/from The Netherlands, leisure activities, health insurance (you must also budget for these in addition). Consult the cost of living in Utrecht. 

Use code zgd7DxAv to get 10% off the tuition fee as Queen Mary is a partner of Utrecht University. 

Refund policy: Please consult the partner university's weblink below for further information.

Full details for the Utrecht University Summer School 


University of Zurich, Switzerland

Applications are now open and will close on 15 April 2024.

To apply, students should first complete the registration form. The 6 easy steps of the application process are listed on their website 

Fee discounts of 1,000 Swiss francs on the prices detailed below will be offered to applicants from Queen Mary University of London on a first come, first serve basis.

Deep Dive into Blockchain – Linking Economics, Technology and Law
For a full understanding of Blockchain, with all its implications and potential for application in practice, it is absolutely crucial to look at it from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this Summer School, students will understand the three key pillars of blockchain systems, namely the technology, the economics, and the legal aspects behind it. Building on this, they will then explore other fields of application, such as forensics and data analytics. This program is highly interactive, with hands-on practice sessions incorporating the most advanced and promising blockchain-based platforms.
*This program also offers the option to join as a virtual participant (fees are adjusted accordingly – discounts not applicable).

Tuition Fee: 3,450 Swiss Francs (incl. accommodation, excl. discounts)

 International Sports Law: Legal Challenges in the Fight Against Doping

This Summer School offers unique insights into the legal context in which international sports organizations currently operate as well as into the limits to their autonomy in designing internal procedures. Participants will explore the relevance of the European Convention on Human Rights in the context of organized sport, for instance procedural guarantees or the prohibition of discrimination.

Specific issues that will be addressed include the limits to disciplinary and investigative autonomy of sports organizations in internal disciplinary proceedings, e.g. relating to doping, and the role and limits of adjudication by arbitral tribunals and internal bodies of such organizations in general.

Tuition Fee: 3,450 Swiss Francs (incl. accommodation, excl. discounts)


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

International Summer School Programme

The UPM International Summer School (ISS) is a five-week multilingual study abroad programme, addressing some of the latest trends in technology, engineering and architecture, combined with a taste of Spanish language and culture in one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. The UPM ISS programme offers a wide range of short courses of varying length taught in Spanish or English. Participants are free to put together their own track by combining courses with compatible schedules. 

Dates: 24 June - 26 July 2024

Application deadline: 14 April. Students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Early bird discount of 10% off listed course fees available for applications received before 29 February 2024. 

Programme includes: The UPM ISS gives participants the chance to learn basic Spanish language and culture, and the social programme includes weekend activities, such as day trips to top attractions like Toledo, Segovia and Alcalá de Henares, and guided walks around Madrid and visits to the Prado and the Queen Sofía Art Museums.

Courses offered include:

  • Biomedical technology
  • Data and Security
  • Clean Energy 
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Architecture

Course fees: Fees vary depending on the course and duration. Please see their website for more information. 

Please see their brochure for more information. 


Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam

Description: Are you looking for an educational challenge and want to experience summer life in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? Embark on a new learning adventure in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Every summer VU Amsterdam offers unique and intensely rigorous short summer courses covering a range of exciting and challenging subject areas, alongside an exciting and busy social programme. VU Amsterdam takes pride in offering top quality tuition and care for their students, ensuring that you have a positive experience and that your stay in the Netherlands is as stress-free as possible! Learn how former student participants from VU Amsterdam Summer School found their experiences in this video

Full details for the VU Amsterdam Summer School

Courses available 

4- WEEK duration (two courses): 

Summer school dates: Sessions 1 and 2: 06 July - 04 August 2024 (including arrival and departure days) 

Estimated required costs as advertised by VU Amsterdam PRE-HOUSING: €2,690 EUR in total, breakdown:

  • Tuition: €995 EUR (partner rate) per two-week course x 2 courses = €1,990 EUR. Learn about what's included here. VU Amsterdam also offers their own scholarships.
  • Food: minimum €300 EUR if you cook for yourself, eating out will be more expensive
  • Insurance: €50 EUR
  • Public transport or bike rental: €150 EUR
  • Other: €200 EUR (or more, if you wish to engage in more cultural and social activities)
  • Housing: Options and cost TBC, will be published here (2023 cost for reference was €500 per two-week period, so estimate at least €1,000 for 4 weeks.)

Additional costs not included above: travel to/from the Netherlands, optional social programme activities, local transportation, leisure activities (you must also budget for these in addition). Consult the cost of living in Amsterdam.

Refund policy: Please consult the partner university's weblink below for further information and confirm policy prior to application.


2-WEEK or 1-WEEK duration (one course): 

Summer school dates: Session 1: 06 - 20 July 2024 or Session 2: 21 July - 03 August 2024 (or 1 week period dependent on certain courses)

Estimated required costs as advertised by VU Amsterdam for a two-week period PRE-HOUSING: €1,055 - €1,370 EUR in total, breakdown:

  • Tuition: €995 EUR per two-week course, €680 per one-week course (both are partner rates). Learn about what's included here. VU Amsterdam also offers their own scholarships.
  • Food: minimum €150 EUR if you cook for yourself, eating out will be more expensive
    Insurance: €50 EUR
  • Public transport or bike rental: €75 EUR (a bit less if you stay for a 1-week course)
  • Other: €100 EUR (or more, if you wish to engage in more cultural and social activities)
  • Housing: Options and cost TBC, will be published here (2023 cost for reference was €500 per two-week period)

Additional costs not included above: travel to/from the Netherlands, optional social programme activities, local transportation, leisure activities (you must also budget for these in addition). Consult the cost of living in Amsterdam.

Refund policy: Please consult the partner university's weblink below for further information and confirm policy prior to application.


University of Vienna

univie: summer school – International and European Studies 2024

The univie: summer school is located in the picturesque village of Strobl in the Salzkammergut region, one of Austria’s most attractive summer vacation areas. The four-week program offers high-level European Studies courses, the Austrian Arbitration Academy, and German language courses.

The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal transformations, and historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transitions the continent is currently undergoing. The Austrian Arbitration Academy is designed for law students and focuses on international dispute settlement by arbitral tribunals.

Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the summer school, our program is of interest to students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest to students who concentrate on Europe or study one of the following fields: Austrian Studies, European Studies, Political Science, Law (Arbitration Law, International Law, European Law, Comparative Law), Economics, History, Cultural Studies, International Relations, Interdisciplinary Studies, and/or German.

Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program. The Sommerhochschule has an outstanding academic reputation and offers an excellent opportunity to study German. The campus is located directly on the shore of Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria's most popular lakes in the picturesque Salzkammergut region. 

Application deadline: March 31. Please follow the instructions in the programme brochure on how to apply. 

Programme dates: July 13 – August 10, 2024. 

Programme fee: 2490 EU (tuition). The accommodation costs 2045.20 EU for a single room and 1695.20 EU for a shared room.

Courses available: There are a wide variety of courses available relating to European Studies, Law and German language. Please see the brochure and website for the full list of courses and their descriptions. 

Summer Programme Brochure.

Application form 

For more information, please visit the University of Vienna’s website.



University of Sydney - Short Term Study Abroad

Dates: 16 June - 19 July 2024

Application deadline: Friday 31 March 2024

For application details please contact:

Sydney is Australia’s most iconic destination, welcoming millions of visitors each year. It’s one of the world’s most recognisable cities with its scenic landmarks, beaches, historic precincts, food, arts and culture scene. Here at the University of Sydney, we’re located on the doorstep of downtown Sydney, just a 30-minute walk from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and a bus or ferry ride from the world-famous Bondi and Manly beaches. Why Sydney?

World-class academic reputation: ranked =19th in the world and =2nd in Australia

Ranked 1st in Australia in sustainability

One of the top 10 best student cities for studying abroad

Modern student housing: guaranteed, close to campus and in the heart of downtown Sydney

Their Short-Term Programme offers the largest unit of study selection in Australia to Study Abroad and Exchange students. Each unit
is taught in an intensive format, while maintaining credit values. Many units of study are taught alongside local students and provide hands-on experiential learning in an Australian context.

Full details can be found in the University of Sydney short term study guide [PDF 2,651KB]

North America

University of Texas at Austin

Global Summer Institute (GSI)

Take your education to the next level by joining The University of Texas this summer. Join other motivated students from all over the world for interactive classes in a variety of disciplines paired with expert English language instruction at the No1 public university in Texas. The Global Summer Institute gives talented students from around the world a competitive edge. 

Program Highlights
•    Interactive classes, five days a week
•    Campus tours and field trips to explore Texas
•    Instruction on the U.S. university admissions process
•    Certificate of completion and grade report

Application deadline: 15 May 2024

Programme dates: 13 July – August 10, 2024. 

Early Bird Application Fee: $200 non-refundable (March 1 - April 15, 2024) or $250 (April 16 - May 15, 2024) due at time of application submission

Program Fee: $5500 (due by May 20, 2024)

Program fee is refundable with proof of visa application denial.
Program fee includes room and board, tuition and required fees, educational trips, relevant immigration documents (acceptance letter and I-20), required health insurance, final reception, program certificate, and grade report.
Airfare, SEVIS fee, and the visa application fee are NOT covered in the program fee.

Courses available: Choose to enrol in up to two academic content courses taught by UT Austin or visiting international faculty in any of the disciplines listed below. For your third course, add a writing, listening/speaking, or reading/vocabulary class taught by UT Austin’s English Language Centre faculty. You must enrol in three classes, and at least one must be an English course.
•    Business and Accounting 
•    Engineering 
•    Computer Science
•    Social Sciences and Humanities 
•    Public Health 
•    English language (intermediate advanced)

For further information please visit the UT Austin Website

If you have any questions about this summer programme, please contact 


If you seek funding for one of these opportunities that is not already eligible for GO Summer! funding, or for another opportunity abroad that is not listed on this page, you could consider applying for the Queen Mary University of London Expeditions Fund.

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