Summer programmes

Find out more about the available summer programmes.

Application process 

The online application form for 2021 summer programmes has closed. Information for 2022 summer programmes will be available here in November 2021.

You will be able to select a maximum of three choices from the summer programmes advertised in the folders. As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes.  

 

Grants for 2021

A limited number of grants up to £1,100 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

Applicants must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

We hold a small number of Santander grants up to £1,100 for undergraduate students who do not meet the criteria for the OfS funding. All students are eligible to apply for a Santander grant but students from a disadvantaged background will be given preference.

Summer programmes 2021

5 July to 23 July 2021

The Kozminski international summer school in Warsaw offers several Business and Legal courses. For detailed information, fees and how to apply, please refer to their website.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £600 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: Apply directly to Kozminski summer school and if you are accepted, contact Aqila Kaleem on a.kaleem@surrey.ac.uk to enquire about a grant.

Application deadline: 1 June 2021 

Session 1: 28 June to 9 July 2021

Session 2: 12 July to 23 July 2021

Session 3: 26 July to 6 August 2021

At this summer school, together with Stockholm University's Business School (SBS), you will get the opportunity to study both law courses and current topics in business administration. You can choose to combine subjects or just focus on one of them. Note this is not a credit bearing programme for Surrey students.

Estimated cost: Surrey students do not pay tuition fees. Cost for one session is SEK 8000 (approx. £700) which includes accommodation, class materials, social events, welcome and farewell dinners, public transport card for one week and internet. Other costs will include meals £200, flights from LHR £250. Hence, the total estimated cost of the summer school is £1150.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £600 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to Stockholm University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Stockholm directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Surrey application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

Stockholm application deadline: 15 April 2021 

As part of this virtual internship, you will gain unique experience in the charity and NGO sector. You will support Fijian government ministries, social enterprises or charities, to implement the Fiji National Development Plan and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Achieve purposeful projects, which tackle international development Issues and achieve real outcomes, whist developing your skills, experience and boosting your employability.

Dates of Internship: The duration varies between 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Students can join every 2 weeks in the summer.

Cost: £395 for 4, 8 or 12 week internship.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £395 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

Application process: For this programme, students will apply directly to Think Pacific via this link. Once, students are selected by Think Pacific, they can subsequently apply for a grant via this application form.

Grant application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

Think Pacific application deadline: first round deadline is 14 December 2020. Second round application re-opens 3 January 2021.  

The remote internships are full time positions, Monday-Friday for the duration of 8 or 12 weeks. Exact number of working hours each week will differ slightly between the different host companies and you choose what duration is best for you. You can find more details of the programme by visiting this website.

Start of Internship: 5 July 2021

Internship fee and discount: £1,495 for 8 or 12 week duration. Pagoda will offer a discount of £745 to the first 5 applicants and a discount of £495 to the next 5 applicants.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £600 (for the first 5 applicants) and £800 (for next 5 applicants) are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

Application process: There is a two round application process for this programme. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes.

Students will be notified once they have been selected and grants offered. Thereafter, we will nominate these students to Pagoda and students will need to submit an application form to Pagoda directly via this link. Note students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host company.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Surrey application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

Pagoda application deadline: 15 March 2021    

Session 1: 5 July – 30 July 2021

Session 2: 2 August – 27 August 2021

This programme focuses on increasing cultural understanding, developing employability skills and helping students to gain valuable experiences in new and innovative ways. 

Cost: £595

Grants: A limited number of grants of £595 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

Application process: There is a two round application process for this programme. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. 

Students will be notified once they have been selected and grants offered. Thereafter, students will need to submit an application form to Pagoda directly via this link

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Surrey application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

Pagoda application deadline: 15 March 2021 

Term 1: 5 July - 23 July 2021 

Term 2: 26 July - 13 August 2021

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 undergraduate students from all years and all faculties but note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students. For details of the courses, visit the Aarhus summer university

Estimated costs: course fees vary on subject and range from €730 to €1579, accommodation €490, social activities €120, meals €230, local transport €50, books €60, other expenses €50 flights from LHR approx. £250. Hence, total estimated cost of the summer school ranges from £1800 to £2550.

Grants for undergraduate students: A limited number of grants of £1,100 are available for the physical programme and up to £600 for an online programme for students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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. Jakub Lukaszewicz talks about his experience at the 2019 summer school.

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

Students will be notified once selected and grants offered. Thereafter, we will nominate these students to Aarhus University and students will need to submit an application form to Aarhus directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Internal application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

Aarhus application deadline:  5 April 2021

5 July - 9 July 2021
Module 1: Sustainability and Ecological Awareness in the Largest European Economy

12 July - 16 July 2021
Module 2: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

19 July - 23 July 2021
Module 3: Introduction to the World of Big Data & Analytics

A final decision will be made on 1 March 2021 whether this summer programme will be delivered on Mannheim campus or online. Details of the modules and costs can be viewed on their website. Note there is a difference in the cost for a physical programme and an online programme.

Students from all undergraduate years and disciplines can apply for this summer school. This is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students.

Estimated cost for the campus programme: Tuition fee €990 for one module, a single room accommodation ranges from €52 to €100 a night in a local hotel, additional meals €80 for a week, flights from LHR and internal train £300. Hence, estimated cost is £1,500.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £600 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

Note: If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

Students will be notified once selected and grants offered. Thereafter, we will nominate these students to Mannheim University and students will need to submit an application form to Mannheim directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Internal application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

Mannheim application deadline:  30 April 2021

Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 5 July to 16 July 2021

Digital Marketing: 5 July to 16 July 2021

Fashion Business: 5 July to 16 July 2021

International Summer Academy: 5 July to 30 July 2021

This programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate Surrey Business School students. See flyer and for further details on individual programmes, go to their website. We have a few tuition free slots for Surrey students. The programmes should be delivered face to face but will move to a virtual online platform if the pandemic does not allow a physical delivery mode. Note, this is not a credit bearing programme for Surrey students.

Estimated cost: Accommodation; EUR 800 (2 week programme) or EUR 1300 (4 week programme) plus admin costs (EUR 200), flights from LHR £250 and cost of meals at £80 a week. Hence, the estimated cost of the physical programme is £1,360 (2 weeks) or £1,920 for 4 week programme.

Grants for undergraduate students: For the face to face programme, a limited number of grants of £600 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

Once students have been selected and grants offered, we will nominate these students to IÉSEG and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to IÉSEG directly via this link. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Surrey application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

IÉSEG application deadline: 30 April 2021

Session 1: 3 July to 17 July 2021  

Session 2: 17 July to 31 July 2021     

In summer 2021, some courses will be taught on campus and others will be taught online. For details of individual courses, go to Vrije summer school. These courses are open to undergraduate students from all years and disciplines. Note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students.  

Estimated cost for campus programme: Tuition fees for 2 weeks €950 which also includes airport pickup, course excursions and meal vouchers for either lunch or dinner, single room accommodation €650, flights from LHR approx. £150, meals approx. £150. Hence, total estimated cost is £1700.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £600 are available for campus and online programmes for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

Students will be notified once selected and grants offered. Thereafter, we will nominate these students to Vrije University and students will need to submit an application form to Vrije directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Internal application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

Vrije application deadline: 1 May 2021 or
                                              15 March 2021 (early bird discount with discount of €75)                                                                                   

6 July to 23 July 2021
Fashion, Design and Luxury Industry
Cost: EUR 2,850 including accommodation.

6 July to 23 July 2021
UX and Web Design
Cost: EUR 2,340 including accommodation.

22 June to 15 July 2021
CSR & Event Management
Cost: EUR 2,950 including accommodation and breakfast.

28 June to 23 July 2021 (2 or 4 week programme)
French, Culture & Gastronomy 
Cost: EUR 1,810 (2 week) or EUR 2,910 (4 week) and includes accommodation with a host family on half board basis.

28 June to 23 July 2021 (2 or 4 week programme)
French, Culture & Sport
Cost: EUR 2,550 (2 week) or EUR 3,540 (4 week) and includes accommodation.

13 July to 23 July 2021
Corporate Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Cost: EUR 1,950 including accommodation.

The above summer schools are open to undergraduate students from all years studying in the 'School of Hospitality and Tourism Management'. The summer schools will be delivered online if the pandemic does not allow on campus teaching. Note, this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students.

Estimated costs: When calculating costs, factor in an additional £200 for travel costs and an estimated amount for meals.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £600 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

Note: If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

Students will be notified once selected and grants offered. Thereafter, we will nominate these students to La Rochelle and students will need to submit an application form to La Rochelle directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Internal application deadline: 2 February 2021 (23:59)

La Rochelle application deadline: 30 April 2021

15 July to 18 August 2021

Delivery mode for this Summer School will be confirmed in early April.

This summer school is open to all undergraduate students. For further details, visit the summer school website. Note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students.

Estimated costs (tbc): Fee for one subject HK $12,000 (approx. £1,200 and covers tuition fee, accommodation and activities), admin fee HK $ 550 (approx.£54) flights £700, meals £500, optional field trip to Macau HK$ 1,500 (approx. £150). Hence, the total estimated cost (without a field trip) is £2,450 (tbc).

Grants: A limited number of grants of £1,100 are available for the campus programme (or up to £600 for an online programme) for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

Students will be notified once selected and grants offered. Thereafter, we will nominate these students to HK PolyU and students will need to submit an application form to HK PolyU directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Internal application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

HK PolyU application deadline: 15 March 2021                                                                     

Four sessions are being held in 2021.
Start dates: 5 July, 19 July, 2 August, 17 August 

A minimum of 2 weeks are recommended for this course. 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 undergraduate 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 undergraduate 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.

Estimated costs: The registration fee is €200 plus course fees (for 2 weeks the course fee is €412 and 4 weeks is €704) which includes cultural activities and basic health insurance. A single room for one night is €24 or €19 for a double shared room, meals €200, flights from LHR approx. £250. For 2 weeks the total estimated cost of the summer school is £1250 and for 4 weeks it is estimated at £1950.

Grants: A limited number of grants of £600 are available for undergraduate students who are a UK national/UK domiciled and meet the eligibility criteria which is set out below.

To be eligible for a grant, you must fall into one or more of the specific Widening Participation categories which include:

  • Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Disabled students
  • Students eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the past 6 years
  • Low Participation Neighbourhood (LPN) POLAR4 Quintiles 1 and 2*
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles 1 and 2 (Deciles 1-4)**

*POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) is a classification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. To check the POLAR ranking of your postcode

**To check the IMD ranking of your postcode

If you do not meet the above criteria, you could be eligible for a Santander grant (refer to the Santander information under grants for 2021).

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. 

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country.

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.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

Internal application deadline: 12 February 2021 (23:59)

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. 

2021 summer school has been cancelled

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

Information for 2021 programme to be posted here shortly.

2020 summer school will be delivered online

1 to 15 August 2020 - Business in Russia: How to Understand and Survive

Postgraduate and undergraduate 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 in February 2020 and will be similar to the 2019 programme. 

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 £200, visa £170, flights from LHR £700. Hence, total estimated cost is £1570.  

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £1000 are available to undergraduate students (UK domiciled/UK passport holders only) who meet two or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups. Mature students is not on the list but is also an eligible criterion. In addition, two grants of £1000 each are available to all undergraduate/postgraduate students irrespective of domicile.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

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 submitting an online application form to Surrey. Application deadline: midnight 16 February 2020.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country. In addition, there are two questions for you to answer.

Applicants may be invited to attend interviews between Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th February. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 4th March. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-departure 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 Novosibirsk and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Novosibirsk directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Novosibirsk application deadline:  tbc

Alex Beaver describes his experience at Novosibirsk as memorable.

Information session: An information session has been scheduled from 13:00 - 14:30 on Wednesday 5 February in 28 AP 02.   

Information for 2021 summer school will be posted here shortly.

2020 summer school has been cancelled.

28 July - 14 August 2020

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.

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

Estimated cost: Fees 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, meals around £210.  Hence, estimated total cost for the summer school is £2140.  

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £1000 are available for undergraduate students (UK domiciled/UK passport holders only) who meet two or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups. Mature students is not on the list but is also an eligible criterion. In addition, a small number of Santander grants of £1000 each are available to undergraduate students irrespective of domicile.

Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

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

How to apply: Apply to Surrey via the online application form. Application deadline is midnight Sunday 16th February 2020.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific summer programmes. It is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country. In addition, there are two questions for you to answer.

Note: Applicants may be invited to attend interviews between Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th February. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 4th March. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-departure session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Once students have been selected and grants offered, Surrey will nominate these students to the host institution. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution and will need to register as per their instructions in due course.

Read reports by Kamil Ziolkowski and Nicole Kwami who attended previous summer schools. 

Information session: An information session has been scheduled from 13:00 - 14:30 on Wednesday 5 February in 28 AP 02.   

Information for 2021 summer programme to be posted here shortly.

2020 programme has been cancelled.

29 June – 21 August 2020

This internship programme will last for 8 weeks. The first 3 weeks are based at DUFE and include Mandarin lessons, business seminars, cultural visits and a visit to a company. This will be followed by 5 weeks of internship in a local company, sourced by Intern China.

This programme is open to postgraduate students and 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students from all faculties. Note, this is not a credit bearing course.

Estimated costs: Application fee 680 RMB (approx. £80 and non refundable), fee for Mandarin/Business classes 3000 RMB (approx £335) and internship provision £600, accommodation 60 RMB (approx. £7) per night per student for a shared room between 2 students, hence for 8 weeks is £400, meals for 8 weeks £500, Flights £700, visa fees £150. The total cost of the programme is approx. £2765. 

To help with the cost, grants of £1000 are available for undergraduate students (UK nationals/UK domiciled only) who meet two or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups. Note, mature students is not listed but is also an eligible criterion. There is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application process.

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

Important notice: If less than 5 students enrol onto this programme then the programme will be amended as follows. The revised programme dates will be 13 July to 4 September 2020. Also, the first 3 weeks will include language and cultural classes without the business element. We will know by early March which programme will run for Surrey students.

Application process: There will be a two round application process for this internship. First round involves an online application form. Application deadline: midnight 16 February 2020.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country. In addition, there are two questions for you to answer.

Applicants may be invited to attend interviews between Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th February. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 4th March. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-departure 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 DUFE. Second part of the application process involves submitting a brief application to DUFE.

Intern China will visit Surrey campus and meet with the selected students in March (date tbc here soon) 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. 

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

DUFE application deadline:  30 March 2020

Information session: An information session has been scheduled from 13:00 - 14:30 on Wednesday 5 February in 28 AP 02.   

Information for 2021 will be posted here shortly.          

2020 summer school has been cancelled.

13 July to 25 July 2020 - Summer School on Land-Sky-Ocean

This is a two week programme open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in Ocean Science and Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Aviation as well as Chinese culture. Michael Hughes who attended the summer school in 2019 describes his time at HIT as a fascinating experience. 

Estimated Costs: 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) and visa costs (£151). Hence total estimated cost is £1000.

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 are available to undergraduate students (UK nationals/UK domiciled only) who meet two or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups. Mature students is not listed but is also an eligible criterion. Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an online application form to Surrey. Application deadline: midnight 16th February 2020.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country. In addition, there are two questions for you to answer.

Applicants may be invited to attend interviews between Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th February. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 4th March. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-departure 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 HIT and thereafter students will need to submit annex 1 to HIT by email by 30 April 2020. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16th February 2020

Harbin application deadline:  30 April 2020

Information session: An information session has been scheduled from 13:00 - 14:30 on Wednesday 5 February in 28 AP 02.   

Information for 2021 will be posted here shortly.

17 August to 12 September 2020 

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 Saturday. 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.

This internship is open to postgraduate and undergraduate 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. Return flights to Delhi and return travel from Delhi to Kullu approximately £750, visa costs £150, meals £250. Hence, the total cost of the internship is approx. £1150. Weekend activities such as paragliding, white water rafting are optional and around £30 per activity.

To help with the cost, grants of £1000 are available for undergraduate students (UK nationals/UK domiciled only) who meet two or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups. Note, mature students is not listed but is also an eligible criterion. There is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application process.

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: How to apply: Apply to Surrey via the online application form. Application deadline is midnight Sunday 16th February 2020.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific summer programmes. It is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country. You will also need to highlight the subjects/skills you are interested in teaching. In addition, there are two questions for you to answer.

Note: Applicants may be invited to attend interviews between Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th February. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 4th March. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-departure session in March (before the Easter break, date and time tbc).

Once students have been selected and grants offered, there is no need for a further application to the host La Montessori Schools.

Read about Kaltun Hassan and Samiah Haroon's experiences who participated in the 2019 programme. A video of Kullu can be can also be viewed.

Information session: An information session has been scheduled from 13:00 - 14:30 on Wednesday 5 February in 28 AP 02.   

Information for 2021 summer school will be posted here in shortly.

2020 summer school has been cancelled.

27 June - 24 July 2020

Beihang University offers a variety of courses such as Engineering related, Marketing Management and Corporate Finance. For details of their specific programmes, visit their website

Estimated costs: There are no tuition fees for the Beihang University Summer School. Accommodation includes breakfast and is charged at 100RMB (approx. £10) a night. Flights approx, £800, visa £150 and meals £300. Hence, total estimated cost is £1550.

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £1000 are available for undergraduate students (UK passport holders/UK domiciled only) who meet two or more of the criteria listed in the under-represented groups. Mature students is not on the list but is also an eligible criterion. Note, there is no separate application for the grant as it is part of the main application form.

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

Application process: There is a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form to Surrey. Application deadline: midnight 16th February 2020.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement outlining reasons you have chosen the specific programmes. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country. In addition, there are two questions for you to answer.

Applicants may be invited to attend interviews between Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th February. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 4th March. Successful candidates will need to attend the compulsory pre-departure 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 Beihang University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Beihang directly via their website. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Beihang application deadline:  7 April 2020 

Information session: An information session has been scheduled from 13:00 - 14:30 on Wednesday 5 February in 28 AP 02.   

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