Summer programmes

If you would like to apply to any of the Summer Schools/Internships (maximum 3 choices) advertised in the folders, please submit the online Application form . Note as part of your application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the application or your tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Available grants: Grants are available for UG students (UK passport holders/UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

30 July - 16 August 2019

Brazilian Business & Culture is an intensive Summer Program focused on the Brazilian Economy, Culture and Agribusiness, also including a strong Cultural Management aspect.  The subjects are entirely taught in English, but Portuguese Classes are included, so that students can have a broader view of Brazilian Culture, as this is the national language.

The program is structured in classes, seminars, company and cultural visits, workshops and at the end of the Program the students are required to present a project focused on one of the topics presented in the Program.

The Program is hosted by the School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto – University of São Paulo, the best Latin American University, in one of the most important cities for agribusiness in Brazil. Kamil Ziolkowski's report provides an insight into the 2018 programme.

The Summer School is open to PG students and UG students from all years and all faculties. Note, this is not a credit bearing course.

The cost of the course is £1000 which includes the course fees, Portuguese lessons, company visits, cultural visits to Sao Paulo and Brotas and shared accommodation (with breakfast on weekdays). Flights from LHR approx. £930 (price as of 15 April 2019), meals around £210.  Hence, estimated total cost for the summer school is £2140.  

To help with the cost, Santander grants of £1000 are available for UG students who are UK passport holders or UK domiciled.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all UG and PG students for the duration of the summer school but individual insurance will need to be arranged for weekend extreme sports/activities.    

How to apply: Please submit the online application form. It can also be accessed via the first folder on the Summer Schools page. Deadline for applications is midnight Monday 27th May.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the application or your tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 27th May.

Note: Applicants may be invited to attend a brief interview in the w/c 27th May.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to the partner institution.  

Information for the 2019 course will be posted here in due course but in the meantime click here for an indication of what will be involved.

4 July to 14 August 2019 (with field trip) 

11 July to 14 August 2019 (without field trip)

Course details can be found on the website. Theo Lock and Katie Piper participated in the 2018 programme and had a wonderful experience.

The Summer School is open to UG students from all years and all faculties. Note, this is not a credit bearing course.

Estimated costs: tuition fee, accommodation cost, activities and admin fee for one subject is HK $12000 (£1,100). There is an extra charge of approx. £54 - £172 for your choice of a field trip. Flights approx. £650 and meals approx. £500. Hence, the total estimated cost of the summer school (without a field trip) is £2250.

To help with the cost, grants of £1100 are available for students (UK national/UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school.

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal online application form and can also be accessed via the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

Note as part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to HK Polytechnic University and thereafter the online application form to HK Summer School will need to be submitted by the nominated students.  

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March before the Easter break (date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

HK Polytechnic University application deadline: 31st March 2019

Novosibirsk offers two summer schools, as below:

1. Business in Russia: How to Understand and Survive, 1 August to 15 August 2019

2. Philosophical Tradition between West and East, 1 August to 15 August 2019

Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia and Novosibirsk State University is ranked number 2 in the QS Univesity Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia.

PG and UG students from all years and all disciplines are eligible to apply for this summer school but note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students. Details of the programme will be posted onto their website shortly. 

Estimated costs: Application fee EUR 45 (costs for Russian visa processing, non-refundable), programme Fee EUR 450, dormitory fee - EUR 70 or EUR 35 (for the duration of the summer school), meals approx. £200, visa approx. £100, flights from LHR approx. £600. Hence, total estimated cost is £1400. 

To help with the cost, grants of £1100 are available for students (UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.  In addition we have four grants of £1000 each for students who do not meet the above criteria.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school.

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal online application form and can also be accessed in the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Novosibirsk and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Novisibirsk directly. 

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

Novosibirsk application deadline:  24 April 2019

Novosibirsk will announce results on 30 April 2019 and payment deadline is 31 May 2019.

Session 1: 6 July to 20 July 2019   

Session 2: 20 July to 3 August 2019     

Session 3: 3 August to 17 August 2019

The Vrije Summer School is open to UG students from all years and provides:

  • Interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 participants), designed to provide an intensive in-dept look at an interdisciplinary topic. All courses are taught by excellent professors of VU Amsterdam and guest lecturers.
  • A diverse classroom, encouraging interesting discussions and the development of intercultural competences. We accept a maximum of 5 students from the same university per course.
  • Amsterdam (and surroundings) as part of the classroom: all courses include built-in excursions to museums and institutes such as the International Criminal Court in The Hague and the Anne Frank House.

Note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students.

There is a discount of EUR 250 for Surrey students and additionally ten scholarships are on offer from Vrije University for a full tuition fee waiver for highly motivated students.  

Estimated cost: Course fees approx. €900 (including discount) which also includes airport pickup, single room accommodation €550, Social Programme €65, flights from LHR approx. £100, meals approx. £150.  Hence, total estimated cost is £1600.

To help with the cost, grants of £600 are available for students (UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school. 

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal online application form and can also be accessed in the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Vrije University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Vrije directly. 

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

Vrije application deadline:  1st May 2019 (unless course fills up earlier)

Term 1: 2 July - 19 July 2019   

Term 2: 22 July - 9 August 2019

AU Summer University consists of a large variety of courses within the fields of Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology.

The Summer School is open to UG students from all years and all faculties but note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students. Course fees have been waived by Aarhus for 6 Surrey students. For details of the courses, visit the Aarhus summer university

Estimated costs: accommodation €480, social activities €140, meals approx. €200, transport approx. €40, books approx. €50, flights from LHR approx. £150.  Hence, total estimated cost of the summer school is £950.

To help with the cost, grants of £600 are available for students (UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school. 

Ester Darmanin, who attended the Aarhus summer school 2018 describes it as an unforgettable experience. 

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal online application form and can also be accessed in the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. The tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Aarhus University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Aarhus directly. 

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

Aarhus application deadline:  1st April 2019

24 June - 5 July 2019

UG students from all years and all disciplines are eligible to apply for this summer school although it has a business focus. Note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students.

2019 programme details will be available on their website shortly.

Estimated costs: tuition fee for one module €1450 (includes course, standard single room accommodation, breakfast, lunch on weekdays, welcome and farewell dinners), additional meals €80, flights from LHR and internal train £200. Hence, the total estimated cost is £1540. 

To help with the cost, grants of £600 are available for students (UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school. 

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal online application form and can also be accessed in the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Mannheim University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Mannheim directly.

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

Mannheim application deadline: Monday 15th April 2019 

28 June to 27 July 2019

This is a four week programme with no tuition fees as Surrey is a partner university.  This summer school is open to all 2nd and 3rd year UG students but note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students. 

For details of the courses, accommodation cost and how to apply, please go to their website.  

Estimated costs: accommodation package (includes single room, bed linen, sports facilities, bus card) is 5000 SEK (approx. £450), meals £420, flights from LHR £250.  Hence, the total estimated cost of the summer school is £1120.

To help with the cost, grants of £600 are available for students (UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school. 

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal application form and can also be accessed via the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Linkoping University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Linkoping directly.

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

Linkoping application deadline:  Monday 18th March 2019

13 July to 20 July 2019
International Summer School on Land-Sky-Ocean

This is a one week programme open to all UG and PG students especially with an interest in Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Aviation as well as Chinese culture. Further details can be found on their website

The participants of this programme are exempt from the registration and tuition fees. Also, the host university will bear the cost of local transportation, accommodation and meal expenses. Participants will need to pay for their own flights (approx. £850, as of 27 March) and visa costs (£151).

To help with the cost of flights, grants of £600 are available for UG students (UK nationals/UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school. 

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal application form and can also be accessed via the first folder on this web page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. You can attach it to the online application or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February 2019.

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc)

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Harbin Institute of Technology and they will need to apply directly to the host institution by 1st April 2019 via their application form.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

Harbin application deadline:  1st April 2019

8 July to 26 July 2019
Fashion, Design and Luxury Industry Management

1 July to 26 July 2019
Culture, Gastronomy and Language

15 July to 2 August 2019
Digital Summer School

The above Summer Schools are open to UG students from all years studying in the 'School of Hospitality and Tourism Management'. Note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students. 

The cost below includes housing, company visits & administrative fees:

Fashion, Design & Luxury Industry

1 450€ for 3 weeks (2 weeks in La Rochelle + 1 week in Florence / Italy) Including accommodation in student residence, visits & study trip to Paris – (Airline ticket to Florence is not included)

Digital Summer School in Web Design

960€ for 3 weeks with accommodation in student residence

French, Culture & Gastronomy

1050€ for a 2 weeks program with accommodation in student residence

 

1640€ for a 4 weeks program with accommodation in student residence

French, Culture & Sport

1050€ for a 2 weeks program with accommodation in student residence

 

1640€ for a 4 weeks program with accommodation in student residence

To help with the cost, grants of £600 are available for students (UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover 1st and 2nd year students for the duration of the summer school. Note, final year students will not be covered by university insurance as they will no longer be categorised as Surrey students when they undertake the summer school. Hence, they will need to take out their own private insurance.

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal online application form and can also be accessed in the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to La Rochelle and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to La Rochelle directly.  

Note: As part of the internal nomination process, applicants may be invited to attend interviews and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session (date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

La Rochelle application deadline:  15th May 2019

3 sessions for 2019

Start dates: 1 July,  5 August,  2 September 

This is an exciting programme including Spanish classes, workshops and cultural activities at one of Spain's reputable institutions with 500 years of history. The Summer School is primarily open to 1st year UG Language students who study Spanish ab initio as part of their degree.  A minimum of 2 weeks of the summer programme is required for these students. 

In addition, 1st and 2nd year UG students studying GGA Spanish who would like to potentially jump a stage (on their return to Surrey) can also apply. A minimum duration of 4 weeks is recommended for these students.

To help the aforementioned students with the cost, grants of £600 are available for students (UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

Students not studying GGA or 1st year UG Language can also apply but will not be eligible for a grant. 

Estimated costs: The registration fee is €200 plus course fees (for 2 weeks the course fee is € 405 and 4 weeks is € 690) which includes cultural activities and basic health insurance, a single room for 2 weeks is €240 or €192 for a double shared room, meals €200, flights from LHR approx. £150. Hence, for 2 weeks the total estimated cost of the summer school is £1100 and for 4 weeks, the cost is estimated at £1700.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the summer school. 

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves an internal online application form and can also be accessed in the first folder on the Summer Schools page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. You can attach it to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Note:  Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Santiago De Compostela and thereafter the participants will need to register and enrol on the course choosing start date and number of weeks with a minimum of two weeks.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

Santiago De Compostela application deadline: Students must register as soon as they are nominated by Surrey and shortly after, applicants will be contacted to confirm their place. 

 15 July – 6 September 2019

This programme will run for 8 weeks. The first 3 weeks include Mandarin lessons to reach HSK 1 level with 15 hours of teaching per week. The programme will also include some Business seminars for the first 3 weeks followed by 5 weeks of internship in a local company.

This internship is open to PG students and UG students from all years and all faculties. Note, this is not a credit bearing course.

Estimated costs: Application fee £80 (non refundable), programme fee (for Mandarin/Business classes and internship provision) £690, , accommodation for 8 weeks single room £520 or £320 for twin room, meals for 8 weeks £600, Flights £700, visa fees £150. The total cost of the internship with a shared room is approx. £2540. 

To help with the cost, grants of £1100 are available for UG students (UK nationals/UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the internship. 

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this internship. First round involves an internal application form and can also be accessed via the first folder on this web page. 

As part of your internal application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to SII DUFE.

Part 2 of the application process involves applying to DUFE as they will source the internships, provide visa assistance, arrange airport transfers in China, organise social/cultural events and provide 24 hour on site support. 

Note: Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

DUFE application deadline:  25 March 2019

15 August to 15 September 2019 

This internship programme will run for 4 weeks. The participants will teach at one of the schools run by Hidimba Educational Society from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. The teaching will involve team building exercises, fun games, teaching a skill that you are passionate about e.g painting, dancing singing, drama, sports etc. The weekends can be spent visiting other valleys and partaking in activities such as hiking, paragliding, white water rafting among others.

This internship is open to PG students and UG students from all years and all faculties. Note, this is not a credit bearing course.

Estimated costs: Accommodation will be free in exchange for the teaching, flights approximately £700, visa costs £150, meals £200, weekend activities £30 per activity, transport to the valleys on weekends £50. The total cost of the internship including activities is approx. £1300.

To help with the cost, grants of £1100 are available for UG students (UK nationals/UK domiciled only) who meet one or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups.

University's Personal Accident and Travel Insurance will cover all students for the duration of the internship. Note, personal insurance will need to be arranged if you plan to undertake extreme weekend sports/activities.

How to apply: Please submit the online application form and can also be accessed via the first folder on this web page.The application deadline is midnight Friday 15th February 2019.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from your personal tutor. The letter of recommendation should include reasons your personal tutor supports your application and your suitability for the chosen programme. This can be attached to the online application form or the tutor can email it directly to Aqila Kaleem by 15th February.

Note: Applicants may be invited to attend interviews on 25th or 27th February and will be notified of the outcome of their application by Thursday 28th February. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-brief session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate participants to La Montessori schools and they will be accepted without a further application to them.

Visit by Uday Kanwar on 27th March - Mr Kanwar, the Managing Director for Operations at the La Montessori chain of schools (LMS) in Himachal Pradesh visited Surrey recently to meet the students who will be volunteering at the LMS schools this summer. 

The ACU (Association of Commonwealth Universities) is offering 20 grants of up to £2,000 for undergraduate students to travel to international summer schools during summer 2019, thanks to the ACU Global Summer School Grants scheme.

These grants are tenable at various summer schools hosted by ACU member universities, from Daffodil International University in Bangladesh to the University of Alberta in Canada. Applicants will be asked to identify a first and second choice of summer school on the application form.

More information about the summer schools, including dates and registration fees can be found on the ACU website

Eligibility criteria:

Grants are only available to students who are UK nationals studying at an ACU member institution in the UK. Students must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • From a family with a combined annual parental income of under £25,000
  • The first person in their family to go to university
  • A care leaver

Full details are available on the ACU website

How to participate:

  1. Submit your application form to Aqila Kaleem by 15 February. The application form and full information about the grants is available on the ACU website
  2. Internal selection process will take place.
  3. Candidates will be nominated to the ACU by Friday 8 March.  

The ACU will then carry out the final selection process to select the 20 recipients. Successful candidates will then be required to register for one of the eligible summer schools and arrange their own travel.