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Partner Summer School Programmes

QMUL 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 QMUL students are eligible to apply.

Applications for 2018 have now closed. Details of programmes for summer 2019 will be released in January. 

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China (in collaboration with QMUL Confucius Institute

Tuition fees and accommodation: Students will be required to pay a £375 deposit which is refundable upon successful completion of the summer camp. Everything is paid for the whole two weeks that you are in Shanghai, including a trip to Beijing to see the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and everything else that Beijing has to offer. The only thing that students pay for is their return flights and visa, which QMUL Confucius Institute will arrange for you. In 2016 students paid £950 in total.

 July 16th 2018- July 29th 2018

Details: Together with the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the QMUL Confucius Institute will be providing the opportunity for students to take part in a summer camp in Shanghai. The programme provides students with the chance to discover the economy, culture, language and history of China today. The China Summer Camp is open to anyone between the ages 18-33, QMUL and non-QMUL. You don’t need to know any Chinese Mandarin beforehand. It is a great opportunity! You will have Chinese Mandarin classes in the mornings and then activities and excursions for the rest of the day. You can check out the Confucius Institute's 2016 blog to see what some of the students got up to last year

The deadline for this opportunity is 23rd March 2018. This programme is administered solely by the Confucius Institute. Therefore all enquiries should be sent to To apply for this programme, you will have to register your payment here.

Sichuan University, Chengdu, China 

Tuition fees: Free tuition and accommodation for QMUL students. Most food is also paid for by SCU.

Dates: 8th July – 21st July 2018

The two-week University Immersion Programme (UIP) organized by Sichuan University is designed to convene students and faculty from all over the world to give short courses and lectures to both domestic and international students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. UIP was initiated in 2012 and is now a regular long-term programme. This programme aims to bring together students worldwide so as to give all participants an opportunity to associate and make friends with each other, and stimulate their global awareness and inter-cultural communications.

This programme offers the chance to study in a beautiful city and campus, as well as the opportunity to experience parts of China's culture (Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan Hot Pot). This programme also offers the opportunity for QMUL students to meet and communicate with Chinese students at Sichuan to get an understanding of their way of life.

Application process & further details

Students will be asked to apply online. You will need the following to hand: 

  • QMUL Student ID number
  • QMUL Email address
  • Current Passport number*
  • You should have prepared a personal statement to attach to the form; it should be no more than 400 words outlining why you should be on the programme.

*Please note that should you be successful on any of these programmes you will be required to have a passport with a minimum of 12 months validity. If your passport expiration date is shorter than 12 months your application will still be considered, however you should prepare to apply for a new one as this is needed for visa purposes. Proof of a valid passport will be required in combination with your application. Application material should be emailed to the below contact address. 

Email if you have questions or require more information. 

The application for 2018 has closed.

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