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Short Term Programmes (non QMUL)

The following study abroad opportunities will be available to students in 2017. Any students interested in applying should contact the host institutions, and if successful should notify the QMUL Global Opportunities Office at



BUNAC offer work, internship and volunteer opportunities abroad on every continent.  Opportunities for summer programmes exist around the world and include working at summer camps in the USA, teaching English across the globe and volunteering in the arts, sport or conservation.  Some scholarships are available. 

Please check the above link for further information. 

University of California Irvine Summer Session

Dates: The programme runs on various dates from June through to September. Please check the institutional site for full details.

Details:This programme offers a rich academic schedule and co-curricular activities, allowing students to experience American culture and university life first-hand. UCI offers more than 800 courses across 70 subject areas. Students have the option to enrol in two courses or take a smaller academic load by combining one course within your major and one Academic English course. 

Fees: USD $4,087 (approximately £2884) with an additional cost for accommodation and meal plan. Students will be required to pay their own travel, visa, and insurance costs. 

The application deadline for session 1 and the 10 week programme is April 20 2018. The deadline for session 2 is June 15. All enquiries should be sent to

George Washington University – Summer and Special Programs

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

Details: 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. 

Fees: USD $14,000 (approximately £9,879). This includes accommodation (optional), tuition, administrative fees and insurance. As an exchange partner, there may be reduced rates.

The application deadline is April 1 2018 for Session 1, and May 1 2018 for all other sessions. All enquiries should be sent to

Red Tree Study - Spanish Courses, Internships and Academic Programs in Colombia

Dates: Dates vary for each individual programme. Please consult the website. Programmes can vary from 3 weeks to 6 weeks.

Details: Red Tree offers a number of programmes in Colombia, whether you’re looking for a long or short-term Spanish course, a film internship or a peace building exercise. 

Fees: Fees are dependent on the programme selected.

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies

Dates: July 30 to August 17 2018

Details: Offering prestige, culture and fun, McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies provides international students with unique opportunities to learn and experience something new both in and out of the classroom. Students have the chance to study a range of modules, from Aerospace Engineering to language and culture courses in French. There are also modules that offer more career-specific skills such as Human Resources or Leadership. 

Fees: Dependent on course but start at CAD $1500 (approximately £921) and work up to CAD $3985 (approximately £2446). Students should check the brochure to find out exact prices and what the fees include as a package. There is an early bird offer if you apply before March 31st 2018 where you will be saving $400 CAD on each registration!

University of Guadalajara Spanish Summer course 2017

Dates: Usually June-July each year.

Details: 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. 

Fees: 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. 

The deadline for this opportunity is May 14 2018. Please contact for further information.

PUC-Rio Brazilian Seminars Summer Program

Dates: Brazilian Seminars course dates: July 12-27 2018 / Portuguese language survival course: July 9-12th 2018

Details: Participants have the opportunity to combine the Brazilian Seminars with an optional 20h intensive course of Portuguese language that is offered before to the program start. Through a combination of lectures on different areas of interest, the program provides students, young scholars and international administrators with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about Brazil and discuss the current issues that are in the global scenario.

US$1,600 (approximately £1,114). Accommodation is available at an additional price and is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

The deadline to apply is 31 May 2018. All enquiries should be directed to


O.P. Jindal Global University, India Immersion Programmes

Dates: July 2018

Details: O.P. Jindal are hosting an “Indo-UK Immersion Programme” in July 2018 on the theme “Law, Business and Society In India”. The programme will be of two-weeks duration. Students will have the chance to take part in excursions in Delhi, visit government organisations, and much more.  

Fees: Approximately £1100 GBP per student. This includes: accommodation, tuition, meals, orientation kit, airport pick up and drop-off and visits.  

Students should contact for further details and how to apply.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education: Incredible India: Learning through cultural immersion

Dates: July 15 – 25 2018

Details: India is one of the most religious and ethnically diverse nations in the world. Surprisingly, all the 29 states in India have a varied spread of culture, religion, family traditions, festivals, rituals, cuisine, clothing and language. This two-week Summer Program will showcase the traditional, classical and philosophical side of India with a blend of modern healthcare setup at the rural expanses of Manipal and its vicinity. Besides, we would also like to take you through the journey of Manipal from a barren hillock to this extensive education town. See here for more information: Manipal Summer Brochure [PDF 773KB]

Fees: The course fee of 1000 USD (approximately £713) and is inclusive of accommodation, travel and transportation. Your final airport destination is Mangalore International Airport.

The deadline is 30 June 2018. All enquiries should be sent to

Universitas Padjadjaran Indonesia

Dates: July 9-22 2018

Details: UNPAD are offering some exciting program includeing cultural programs such as traditional dance and music lesson, academic program, social activities, Indonesian language lesson, exploring geopark and coast, and much more!

Fees: 250 USD (approximately £178). This includes accommodation, meals and excursions. Students will have to pay for their own flights, visas and other personal expenses. There is a 10% early-bird discount for students who apply before May 2018. See here for more information: UNPAD Brochure [PDF 1,672KB]

The deadline is May 31 2018. All enquiries should be sent to

Chulalongkorn University, International School of Engineering Summer School

Dates: July 2- July 20 2018

Details: ISE Summer School is a great opportunity to evolve during three weeks into an international environment and to get to know more about engineering and emerging topics such as Artificial intelligence and Fintech. ISE Summer School will be fully taught in English by Lecturers from Australia, UK, France, Japan, and Thailand. For more information, including courses on offer, see here

Fees: 59,188 THB (approximately £1368). Accommodation is available at an additional fee.

The deadline to apply is May 15 2018. All enquiries should be directed to

East China University of Politic Science and Law (ECUPL)

Dates: Sept. 3 - Sept. 21 2018

Details: Students can choose to attend the full three-week program or choose ONLY to attend the two-week WIPO Summer School. ECUPL are offering students the chance to develop a preliminary understanding of the theory and practice of the Chinese legal system, Chinese society and culture. Students will be able to visit local law institutions and immerse in various aspects of Chinese culture.

Fees: $1800 USD- this includes tuition, on-campus accommodation, airport pick up and breakfasts on weekdays. As ECUPL are a partner of QMUL they are offering 3 QMUL students the chance for a tuition fee waiver, meaning that students will only have to pay $1000 USD for accommodation. 

To apply please use the following application form and email in combination with your CV to Ms. Julie ZHU (Email:; Application 2018 [PDF 100KB]

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Dates: August each year (3 weeks)

Details: UiTM are delighted to welcome QMUL students to experience Malaysia and its cultural diversity through various summer programmes designed in  (but not limited to) the following themes: Culture & art, Biodiversity, Business Management, Technology advancement,  Language. 

Fees: Dependent on course. 

The deadline for applications is the 25th July 2018.

For full details and to apply please click here.

University of Malaya AEI-ASEM Summer School

Dates: July-August each year, with the possibility of spending 1 extra week in Brussels (subject to terms and conditions). 

Details: The University of Malaya is running their third summer school this year, focussed on ‘Cultural Pluralism in Asia and Europe’. This is an ongoing initiative encompassing socio-cultural and socio-economic issues of the two continents, which aims to foster ties between Asia and Europe through a deeper understanding of both regions’ national and cultural heritage. 

Fees: There are 2 different participation fees: 

1) 2 weeks in Malaysia: Appox. USD $700 (approximately £567)
2) 2 weeks in Malaysia + 1 week in Brussels (subject to terms): Approx. USD $1000 (approximately £811) 

The deadline for applications is usually early June each year. For full details and to apply click here.

Tsinghua university, China

Dates: July 16-27 2018

Details: This year, Tsinghua will once again run the Experiencing China programme. There are 13 specially designated learning tracks covering a myriad of fascinating topics in the China context including Architecture, Chinese geography, Chinese history, Creative city, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Industry frontiers, Innovation, Online education, Tomorrow’s youth, Urbanization and Women. The programme consists of keynote lectures, group tutorials, field-trips and cultural experiences led by renowned scholars and experts. It also provides opportunities for participants to interact with local students and visit historical sites in Beijing.

Fees: Tsinghua University offers summer school scholarship places for students interested in their 2018 programme. This would cover the registration & tuition fees, on-campus accommodation and basic accident insurance for the two-week period in Beijing. Students are required to cover their own airfare costs, and
adequate personal medical insurance for their stay in China as required by both Tsinghua University and Chinese visa applications.

Application form Tsinghua university [PDF 1,273KB] Tsinghua university Brochure [PDF 5,804KB]

Renmin University of China International Summer School

Dates: July 7-August 3 2018

Details: RUC International Summer School has not only focused on providing courses about Chinese language training, Chinese studies and frontier courses, but commited itself to offering a unique cultural experience to oversea students. You will have opportunities to take part in well-organized projects, offer input in the management of the program, and interact with RUC students. This opportunity may be of particular interest for students studying within the School of Economics and Finance.

Fees: Please see here for details on fees. Accommodation is available at an additional charge.

Students can begin to apply from March 1st 2018 via the above link. The deadline for this opportunity is May 25th 2018. 

2019 Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship

This opportunity is for final year students/recent graduates.

Dates: From April 2018/18 months from September/October 2018.

Details: This scholarship is tenable for 24 months from April 2018 or 18 months from September/October 2018, including 6 months of Japanese language education, and no prior knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary. Research or study can be undertaken in almost any field as long as it is relevant to a grantee’s field of expertise or previous study and it is possible to be enrolled onto a Master’s/PhD course on this scholarship.

Applications can be downloaded via the link above.

The deadline to apply is Friday 1 June 2018. All enquiries should be sent to

Generation UK: Internships in China

This opportunity is for final year students only, or students who have graduated less than 1 year ago.

Dates: This opportunity could last from 1 semester to 1 year.

Details: Spend two months next year interning in an industry of your choice in one of the world's most fascinating countries! With six exciting locations and over 15 different industry sectors to choose from, whether that's business, engineering, law, marketing, design etc., there's a wealth of experience and adventure waiting at your feet!

Fees: Generation UK – China funding will cover all placement fees, accommodation and comprehensive travel insurance, as well as your airport pick-up and dedicated support throughout your placement. As part of the programme, you will also receive weekly Chinese language classes and take part in business/cultural activities, offering you valuable insight into the customs and traditions of China. You’ll need to budget for your day-to-day expenses, which largely depend on where you’re living and your own lifestyle. Previous interns have been able to get by perfectly happily on the equivalent of about £50 a week, but it’s entirely up to you. You’ll also need to pay for your flights, visa and any other expenses related to your travel.

The deadline for applications is 14 January 2018 at 23:59 (UK time). Find out more about the programme and how you can apply through the link above.

The University of Haifa’s International School

Dates: July 2018

 The University of Haifa’s International School will be launching a new language program this coming summer: Intensive July Spoken Arabic. Classes meet four days a week for five hours each day. In order to provide an opportunity for students to actually speak Arabic and immerse themselves in the culture, an academic tour will be offered on the fifth day to locations of interest in various Arab communities in Israel.

Please contact for further information.

International Summer school New Delhi 

Dates: June - August each year. Please see the insitutional website for full details.

For their third year since opening, the International Summer School New Delhi has opened applications for their 6 week intensive summer school programme. The programme will take place at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The programme offers courses for anyone who is interested in any of the following: Indian Politics, Indian Economy, Sociology and Indian History. In the final 2 weeks, students partake in fieldwork which includes a community outreach programme usually based in Rajasthan. 

Fees: The programme costs approx.USD $2875; accommodation is not included but can be provided at an additional cost. 

Deadline is usually May each year. For full details and to apply click here.

Universitas Indonesia- UI Creates Programme

Dates: Two sessions in August. For full details please consult the institutional webpages.

Details: UI CREATES is a 2-week program where students of participating universities can earn 3 credits by taking 1 available subject offered by Universitas Indonesia (UI). Students will not only study the selected course, but will also learn Indonesian language and culture, go on cultural visits, and join field study program at selected institutions related to the subject.

Fees: Term 1 is usually approx. USD $500, Term 2 is USD $650 (approximately £400-£500). This does not include accommodation, but does include tuition fee, excursions, lunch, airport transfer and local transportation throughout the programme. Students can apply for a scholarship to cover their accommodation fee. 

Students should contact for further information.

Nanyang Technological University GEM Trailblazer Summer

Dates: 6 week session: 25th June- 3rd August 2018. 4 week session: 2nd July- 27th July 2018

Details: The programme offers 5 course options to QMUL students:

Track 1: Chinese Language & Cultural Studies
Track 2: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Asia
Track 3: Creative Design and Media
Track 4: Success in the Globalised Marketplace
Track 5: New Technologies, New World

Fees: Students from partner universities can receive a 60% discount of NTU GEM Trailblazer tuition fees. Please consult their page for exact pricing.

The application will open 15th February 2018 and close on 20th April 2018. Students should consult NTU's website for further information. 

SJTU-ICCI Summer School

Dates: There are usaully 2 sessions; one in July and one in August. For full details please consult the instituitonal webpages.

Details: Global Summer School provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion during this summer. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Brain Science and Technology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture, Urban Horticulture and Its Culture, and Discovering Chinese Creativity, each of which will be accompanied with Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners. In addition to academic lectures, local excursions, cultural activities and field trips are also available for International participants. From these extracurricular activities, students will learn more about Chinese culture, history, politics and latest development. 

Fees: Varies due to different packages, but can be anywhere between USD $1050 (£837) and USD $1804(£1438).

Deadline is usually in April. For full details and to apply please click here.

Waseda University Summer Sessions

Dates: June 25th- July 19th 2018

Details: Participants will choose 2 from 14 courses such as literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia pacific. The classes are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from the top global universities. Japanese classes can be taken as an optional course. Extra-curricular activities such as field trips, site visits and cultural events to experience Tokyo and Japan are also organised for the duration.

Fees: Approximately JPY ¥490,000. Please view Waseda's website for further information. 

The application period for 2018 intake is March 1st – April 1st. 

Hong Kong University Summer Institute

Dates: TBC. 

Details: The HKU Summer Institute is offering an extensive range of programmes for 2017, 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. 

Fees: 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. 


Université Catholique de Louvain- School of Management

Dates: 7-14 July 2018

Details: This summer the Louvain School of Management in Belgium is co-organising a European Summer Week in Brussels, in partnership with the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and the University of Saint-Louis, Brussels. Our programme is under the patronage of the Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister, H.E. Didier Reynders. See the following document for information on the programme: UCL European Week Provisional Programme [PDF 470KB].

Fees: €1250 (approximately £1087)for QMUL students. Early-bird discount of €100 if you register before 31 March 2018. There are also grants on offer for up to €450 for each participant. Please see webpage for full details.

The Cornell Law School-Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Summer Institute of Comparative and International Law

Dates: 16 June - 13 July 2018

Details: Students who are ready to change their lives through an intellectually stimulating, immersive experience should attend the Cornell Law School-Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Summer Institute of Comparative and International Law. This 4-week program provides a unique opportunity for career advancement, personal growth, development, and networking on a global scale. The programme features the most-prolific and renowned legal scholars, an expansive English-language curriculum, and unique cultural and professional offerings. Each year, the Institute welcomes a select group of law students, practicing lawyers and judges from around the world to study law in the heart of Paris. In addition, students can participate in an extensive selection of extra-curricular tours of Paris and social events that enable students to savor "la vie parisienne." 

Fees: Dependent on courses taken. Please see here for more details. Cornell is offering up to ten, need-based, 50% off tuition scholarships for students enrolled at Paris I. To know more about this scholarship, please contact Lisa Aerts at


University of Sydney Study Abroad Internship Programme 

Dates: Session A: 26 May – 7 July 2018 Session B: 8 July – 11 August 2018

Details: Students are able to enrol in either session and take one or two classes (up to 12 credit points) from a selection of 30 classes. This fabulous program includes airport pickup, orientation, social events and guaranteed accommodation for students who apply by our accommodation deadline.

Fees: Courses cost between $3,075 AUD and $6,150 AUD (approximately £1762.96- £3525.92). Accomomdation is guaranteed for 6 weeks (Session A) or 5 weeks (Session B) at $360 AUD per week (£206 approximately). 

Applications for this program will open on Monday 08 January and close on Saturday 31 March 2018. For more details please check the link above, or contact Emily May: 

 Sydney summer programme brochure [PDF 811KB]

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