Global Opportunities

Partner Summer School Programmes

Queen Mary works with a number of institutions globally. This programme offers our students the chance to spend time at one of our partner institutions over the summer on a language, academic or cultural immersion programme.

Programme details vary in length, cost and content, but all Queen Mary students are eligible to apply. Students interested in applying for these opportunities must do so via the Global Opportunities office. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us


Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) Confucius Institute Scholarship 2019

These scholarships, available from Hanban for students and scholars , provide the opportunity to study in Chinese universities and colleges , experience life in China, and also give insight on Chinese culture. 


There are three options available:


  • Four-week study
  • One-semester study
  • One-year study

Read the leaflet to find out more - Hanban Scholarships leaflet [PDF 542KB]

If you are interested in applying, or would like to find out more, please contact Oley Begum

Application deadline is 20 May 2019.


Utrecht Summer School

University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


We have one exchange place available at the Utrecht Summer School 2019. The Utrecht Summer School, founded in 1987 by Utrecht University, is the largest academic summer programme in The Netherlands and belongs to the biggest summer schools in Europe. There are 8 courses available to choose from, you can view them here. This opportunity is open to both undergraduates and postgradutes. 

Course dates vary throughout August, please check the course list for details.

This programme is an exchange, so you will not have to pay any tuiton fees. However, please note that you will be responsible for paying for accommodation, travel, and visa (if you require one).

Accommodation is € 200,- for one week and € 150,- for every successive week.

26 May 2019

Click here to submit your application to the Global Opportunites office.


Other opportunities

Below are a list of Summer Schools being run by our partners. Summer School opportunities within Europe are displayed on our Erasmus+ Summer Schools page. Any questions should be directed to the host university directly. Applications need to be sent directly to the partner as well. Queen Mary is not involved in the selection of students for the following programmes.

Latin America


University of Guadalajara PEPE Spanish Summer Course 2019

University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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DescriptionHow to apply


This programme is for those who are interested in learning or wish to improve their Spanish language skills. The participants also have the opportunity to learn about Mexican culture and raise intercultural awareness. Topics include Mexican History & Culture, as well as Spanish for Business. Outside of the classroom, students will have the chance to visit various places of interest, such as Mexican Wrestling (lucha libre), Tequila town and much more. 


Usually June-July each year.


Approx. USD $2,800 (approximately £1975). This includes: tuition fees, materials, cultural activities & transportation, accommodation, meals, welcome kit and a certificate once the course is completed. 

Please contact for further information.

North America


Live and Learn at UC Irvine Summer Session

University of California, Irvine, USA.

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How to apply


Session I: June 22 - August 2, 2019
Session II: August 3 - September 12, 2019
10-Week: June 22 - August 31, 2019


For an in-depth breadown of fees, visit this page.


UC Irvine Summer Session offers a rich academic program and co-curricular activities that allow you to succeed in your studies while experiencing American culture and university life first-hand.


The application deadline for session 1 and the 10 week programme is 19 April 2019. The deadline for session 2 is 14 June 2019

All enquiries should be sent to


Click here to apply



GWU International Summer School

George Washington University, Washington D.C. 

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DescriptionHow to apply


There are 2 sessions for the programme, usually in May and June each year. Please see the instiutional pages for full details.


USD $14,130.11 - this includes accommodation (optional), tuition, administrative fees and insurance. As an exchange partner, there may be reduced rates.


George Washington University offers the chance to build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. Courses may be selected from more than 650 undergraduate and graduate options. After being accepted, an advisor will work with you to select courses that fit your academic background. 


The application deadline is 1 April 2019 for Session 1, and 15 May 2019 for all other sessions. All enquiries should be sent to



Queensland in July

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

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DescriptionHow to apply


Develop your global business knowledge, skills and networks at Queensland in July, a three-week non-award program hosted by The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

During the week, you will enjoy interactive and innovative classes with our expert business teachers at UQ’s beautiful St Lucia campus, along with industry field trips* that will enrich your practical knowledge.

At the weekend, you can make the most of Brisbane’s edgy arts scene, thriving nightlife, strong sporting community and music and café culture – all within easy reach of green forests, blue waters and golden beaches. A two-day stay on nearby North Stradbroke Island is even included in your course!


1 July - 21 July


$4000 AUD ($200 discount if you apply before 1 March)

Visit to fill out an online application form.

South East Asia


Yonsei International Summer School

Yonsei University, South Korea.

Yonsei International Summer School 2019 brochure [PDF 3,692KB]

Visit the Yonsei International Summer School website

DescriptionHow to apply

Details The Yonsei International Summer School provides students with the opportunity to study a 4-week or 6-week course in the heart of South Korea.

Dates Various - please see website

Fees See website

Deadline 17 May 2019

Please apply directly to Yonsei to attend this Summer Programme.



SMU Global Summer Programme – 5th Edition

Singapore Management University, Singapore.

SMU Global Summer Programme 2019 - Brochure [PDF 3,901KB]

Visit the SMU Summer Programme website

DescriptionHow to apply
DetailsThe SMU Global Summer Programme is offering 10 courses which will give you the opportunity to:
  • Gain new insights and perspective on trends and developments in Asia from SMU faculty
  • Engage industry leaders through dialogue and networking sessions
  • Learn from and get to know students from more than 30 countries
  • Experience culturally rich and diverse Singapore - a global gateway to Asia
Dates 1 to 26 July 2019Fees SGD 3,000 for one courseSGD 5,000 for two courses 
Entry requirementsThe SMU programme welcomes students who have:
  • completed a year of undergraduate studies
  • a cumulative GPA of 3.0, or equivalent
Deadline 21 April 2019Please apply directly to SMU to attend this Summer Programme.


HKU Summer Institute

Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.

HKU Summer Institute brochure [PDF 3,949KB]

Visit the HKU Summer Institute website


DescriptionHow to apply


The HKU Summer Institute is offering an extensive range of programmes for 2019, covering various disciplines including arts, social science, science and business. As well as the campus based programme, there are also multi location programmes offering travel to Beijing, Yunnan or Seoul with the aim of rewarding students with the experience of international exposure and cultural exchange. The HKU Summer Institute is divided into two sessions. Most of the programmes will last 3-4 weeks and offer 6-12 HKU credits.


2 July to 9 August 2019 


The cost of the campus based programme ranges from HKD 7580 to 16,000, while the cost of the multi location programme is higher and varied according to location. A 10% discount on tuition fees is also offered to students from HKU partner universities. Accommodation in HKU costs approximately HKD 2,000 per week and is optional for students. 


The deadline is usually in March. 

For full details and to apply please click here. 


Waseda Summer Session

Waseda University, Japan.

Waseda Summer Session [PDF 3,703KB]

Visit the Waseda Summer Session website


DescriptionHow to apply


Participants will choose 2 from 15 courses such as literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia pacific, and can earn 4 credits. The classes are taught in English by experienced faculty members and Japanese classes can be taken as an optional course. We will also organize extracurricular activities such as field trips, site visits and cultural events to experience Tokyo and Japan!


24 June to 18 July 2019


JPY 490,000 including accommodation, JPY 325,000 without. See the website for further details.


To check important application dates and to make an application, click here.


International Summer Program (ISP)

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

SNU International Summer Program 2019_Brochure [PDF 2,688KB]

Visit the ISP website


DescriptionHow to apply


NU ISP's intensive five-week summer program taught by distinguished SNU and visiting faculty members offers its participants the chance to learn in depth from experts on Korea and East Asia, as well as a variety of topics ranging from economics and business management to history, politics, sociology, and arts. SNU ISP also provides courses on Korean language and traditional arts for students wishing to learn or advance their Korean language abilities while becoming immersed in Korea's contemporary and traditional culture.


25 June to 26 July 2019


Click here to view fees.

To check important application dates and to make an application, click here.