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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 (June 24th – August 24th, June 24th –August 4th, or August 5th – September 14th).

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 $4,014, with a separate cost of approximately US $2000 for accommodation and meal plan. Students will be required to pay their own travel, visa, and insurance costs. 

The first deadline for applicants who wish to go from June 24th – August 24th & June 24th –August 4th is 21st April 2017. 
For those who wish to go August 5th- September 14th, the deadline is June 16th 2017. Full details are available at the link above.

George Washington University – Summer and Special Programs

Dates: There are 2 sessions for the programme in 2017; session 1 will be: May 22nd- June 30th. Session 2 + the research experience will be: July 2nd-August 15th.

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: TBC; although there is a 30% tuition fee discount offered to students from partner institutions. 

The deadline for applications is 1st April 2017 for session 1 and for the Research programme. For session 2, the deadline is 1st May 2017. Please check the above link for further information. 

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, however Red Tree are offering QMUL students one 50% scholarship for the Community Health course and another 50% scholarship for the film programme. 

The scholarship deadline for 2017 is February 24th. For details of how to apply please email:  

Their three most popular programmes are:

Film Internships

Peacebuilding in Colombia

Study Healthcare in Colombia

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies

Dates: Dependent on course, but range between late May to mid August 2017.

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.

McGill Brochure 2017 [PDF 2,901KB]

To apply or to find out further information about this programme, please consult the website linked above.

University of Guadalajara Spanish Summer course 2017

Dates: June 23rd-July 23rd 2017

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: USD $2500 (approximately £2000). This includes: tuition fees, materials, cultural activities & transportation, accommodation, meals, welcome kit and a certificate once the course is completed. 

The deadline for all applications is June 12th 2017. To apply, please consult the following page: 


Manipal University summer programme 

Dates: 3-16 July 2017

Details: Manipal University will be offering a Two Week Summer Program on the theme Incredible India: Cultural Immersion at Manipal during 3-16 July 2017 at Manipal. The basic objective of the program is to orient the students towards India’s Culture, Society, Philosophy and Traditions. This two week program will help those who would like to know more about India. The cultural immersion will  be a very important aspect of the program.

Fees: USD $1000 (approximately £800). Students should enquire as to what this includes.

The deadline for applications is 15th April 2017. Students should email or for further information, 

Poster Manipal pt. 1 [PDF 165KB]
Poster Manipal pt. 2 [PDF 168KB]
Application Manipal [DOC 29KB]


University of Malaya AEI-ASEM Summer School

Dates: July 24th – August 4th 2017, 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: USD $700 (approximately £567)
2) 2 weeks in Malaysia + 1 week in Brussels (subject to terms): USD $1000 (approximately £811) 

The deadline for applications is June 8th 2017. Please check the above link for further information.

Generation UK: China Academic Scholarship Programme

This opportunity is for final year students only.

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

Details: You could spend up to a year studying Chinese language and culture in some of the most exciting cities in the world, starting September 2017. Whether you’re a final year student or recent graduate looking to get your foot on the career ladder, this is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, immerse yourself in a vibrant new culture, and experience something different! As the UK seeks to build economic ties with China, learning Mandarin becomes ever more important for speaking the language that will seal tomorrow’s business deals. Plus, if global business leader Mark Zuckerberg is doing it, maybe it's time you consider it too...

Fees: You will receive: accommodation at the university, tuition fees paid for a basic monthly allowance of 1100-1600 RMB depending on your province (1000RMB is currently approximately £100), a settlement allowance of 1000RMB in your first month to assist you with set-up costs i.e. utilities, mobile sim card, internet, text books etc. (not applicable to all programmes*) You’ll need to cover the costs of flights and arrange the necessary visas, travel and medical insurance and vaccinations, but there’s plenty of help and advice available on these through the British Council website. Take a look at the Useful Links section for more information on these.

*NB: The settlement allowance will not be included in the Shanghai and Zhejiang scholarship programme.

The deadline for applications is 16th April 2017 at 23:59 PM (BST). Find out more about the programme and how you can apply here.

International Summer school New Delhi 2017

Dates: 25th June- August 4th 2017

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 USD $2875; accommodation is not included but can be provided at an additional cost. 

The deadline for applications is May 1st 2017. Please check the link above for further information.

QMUL and Goldsmiths Confucius Institute 

After the great success of the first QMUL Confucius Institute China Summer Camp in 2016, the Confucius Institute  will be running the camp again in 2017. Together with the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, we 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 programme runs for 2 weeks from July 15, 2017  to July 30, 2017.

You will spend two weeks in Shanghai, including a weekend in Beijing. You will learn about the China of today; attend cultural performances, such as the opera and acrobatics; go on excursions, such as to the Great Wall in Beijing and Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai; study Chinese language; participate in Chinese cultural activities, such as Tai Chi; as well as many more.

Students will study Chinese, and take part in cultural visits such as the Great Wall and Yu Yuan Garden. The cost of the programme is approximately £1000 (price subject to change depending on flights costs) including flights, travel insurance, visa costs, transportation, accommodation, meals, excursions and classes. 

Summer Camp Flyer [PDF 253KB]
QMUL Confucius Institute China Summer Camp [PDF 638KB]

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2017. You can apply here. Email for further details.

Universitas Indonesia- UI Creates Programme

Dates: Session 1: August 13-26, 2017. Session 2: August 20-September 2, 2017

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 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: There are 2 sessions. Session 1 will run from May 8th- June 16th 2017. Session 2 will run from June 19th- July 28th 2017.

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, although students should expect to pay anywhere between USD $1030 ( £837) to approximately USD $2000 (£1600). 

The deadline for 2017 admissions for session 1 is March 10th. The deadline for session 2 is April 21st. Please check the above link for further information.

NTU GEM Trailblazer Summer 2017 [PDF 1,797KB] [PDF 1.75 MB]

SJTU-ICCI Summer School

Dates: There are 2 sessions; session 1 runs from July 6th- July 20th, and session 2 runs from July 6th to August 3rd.

Details: 2017 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).

The deadline for all applications is April 30th 2017.

Waseda University Summer Sessions

Dates: June 23rd-July 21st 2017

Details: Waseda University offers sessions covering a range of topics including business, culture, economics, history, literature and politics in the context of Japan and Asia. The courses are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from our partner institutions. The duration of this programme is 4 weeks, from June 23rd-July 21st. 

Fees: Approximately JPY ¥490,000 (approximately USD $4,100). This includes the 2 courses, accommodation, airport pick up, domestic insurance and field trips. Students have the option to pick up an additional Japanese class, at an extra fee. 

The application period for 2017 intake is February 1st – March 31st. Please check the above link for further information.

University of Waseda Summer 2017 leaflet [PDF 7,190KB]

Hong Kong University Summer Institute

Dates: There are 2 sessions for this programme in 2017. Session 1 runs from June 24th- August 5th 2017. Session 2 runs from July 15th- August 5th 2017. 

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 for applications is 15th March 2017. Please check the link for more information.

Hong Kong University Summer Institute flyer 2017 [PDF 86KB]

University of Tokyo 'UTRIP'

This course is not suitable for first or final year students. Applications for 2017 are now closed. 

Dates: There are 2 sessions for this programme. Session 1: 9 June 2017 - 20 July 2017. Session 2: 28 June 2017 - 8 August 2017

Details: UTRIP is a 6-week summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. It provides students with an opportunity to gain the experience of "real graduate-school life" or "research-centered life." UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at University of Tokyo. Participants on UTRIP will also be granted financial support to cover their costs and expenses. You will also get the opportunity to take part in cultural activities and excursions to learn more about Japan, such as a Japanese language course and a culture workshop.

Fees: There are no program or accommodation fees. Students are liable for their own travel & meal costs. All participants on UTRIP receive a stipend of 60,000 JPY, accommodation and funding for travel up to 100,000 JPY. Further details can be found here:

Students should visit the link above for further information, and to apply.

UTRIP 2017 [PDF 2,306KB]


University of Sydney Study Abroad Internship Programme 

Dates: Session A: 27th May- 8th July 2017. Session B: 9th July-12th August 2017

Details: This short programme offers students the chance to study two units, 1 of which can be a credit-bearing internship. This provides the opportunity to gain work experience within the Australian marketplace. Students enhance their skills and develop confidence by undertaking a credit-bearing Study Abroad Internship course through industry partners from a variety of fields including start-ups, technology firms, financial service providers and non-profits. 

Applicants are placed on a best-fit basis. Placement is competitive and based on eligibility criteria such as GPA (3.2 minimum), applicability of academic studies to the placement, and the outcome of a Skype interview. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with Australia's workplace culture
  • Apply their learning in real-life environments
  • Enhance their interpersonal, communication and cross-cultural skills

Fees: 1 unit of study is AUD $3000 (approximately £1834) , 2 units of study is AUD $6000 (approximately £3669). Guaranteed Accommodation, flights etc. are additional costs that students should expect.

The application deadline for session A is 28th February 2017. The deadline for session B is 18th March 2017.

For more details please check the link above, or watch their video. For application details and other general queries students should email Emily May: 

University of Sydney Short term Summer Application Guide [PDF 119KB]
University of Sydney Short term Summer opportunities 2017 [PDF 633KB]

University of Auckland Summer Short Course

Dates: 26th June 2017- 21st July 2017

Details: This course is ideal for those who are currently in second year film studies, although applications are open to all provided a portfolio can be provided. Screen Tools is a hands-on course designed to set you up with the tools you need to launch your career in film, television and digital media industries. Instructed by 'The Hobbit' actor John Callen, this course is ideal for students with an interest in filmmaking or script writing. Over four weeks, students on this course work as a production team to produce a serial drama. Field trips to the Hobbiton movie set and Weta Workshop design and effects studio are included. 

Fees: NZD $6,050 (approximately £3523.52). This includes tuition, accommodation and field trips. Please note this is the fees listed for Screen Tools. Please check the website for further information.

The application deadline is 17th February 2017. For more details please check the link above. For application details and other general queries students should contact Ross Crosson:

Auckland Brochure 2017 [PDF 1,213KB]


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