Summer programmes

The online application form is live and the submission deadline is midnight Sunday 16th February 2020.

You will be able to select a maximum of 3 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. Note, it is not sufficient to say that you have always wanted to go to a particular country. In addition, there are two pre-set questions for you to answer.

For most programmes, there will be a two round application process. First round involves an internal online application form to Surrey. Surrey will select and nominate you to the host institution and subsequently you will need to complete the host institution's application form.

For the programmes in Brazil and Kullu, only one application form to Surrey needs to be submitted.  

Surrey Grants: Grants 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 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.

If you do not fit the above category, you may be eligible for grants for Amity, Novosibirsk and Brazil summer schools. Please refer to specific details in the relevant folders.

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

Note: The folders relating to each summer programme contain detailed information about the programme, the application process and the availability of grants.

2020 summer school will be delivered online for €500 per session.

Session 1: 4 July to 18 July 2020   

Session 2: 18 July to 1 August 2020     

The Vrije summer school is open to undergraduate 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 scholarships are on offer from Vrije University for a full tuition fee waiver for highly motivated students.  

Estimated cost: Tuition fees for 2 weeks €900 (with discount) which also includes airport pickup, course excursions and meal vouchers for either lunch or dinner, single room accommodation €650, Social Programme €65, flights from LHR approx. £150, meals approx. £150.  Hence, total estimated cost is £1650.

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 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 VUA and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to VUA directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

VUA application deadline: Early bird Sunday 15 March 2020

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

Term 1: 6 July - 24 July 2020  

Term 2: 27 July - 14 August 2020

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. Course fees have been waived by Aarhus for 5 Surrey students. For details of the courses, visit the Aarhus summer university

Estimated costs: accommodation €490, social activities €120, meals €230, local transport €50, books €60, other expenses €50 flights from LHR approx. £200. Hence, total estimated cost of the summer school is £1050.

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 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. 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. 

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. 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 Aarhus University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Aarhus directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16th February 2020

Aarhus application deadline:  1 April 2020

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

2020 summer school will be delivered online for €490.

29 June - 3 July 2020: Introduction to the World of Big Data & Analytics

Undergraduate 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.

Details of the programmes are available on their website.

Estimated costs: tuition fee for one module €900 (includes course material, lunch on weekdays, welcome and farewell dinners, transportation during the programme and weekly ticket for public transportation in the region), single room accommodation ranges from €52 to €100 a night in a local hotel, additional meals €80, flights from LHR and internal train £200. Hence, the total estimated cost is £1500. 

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 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 Mannheim University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Mannheim directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Mannheim application deadline: 15 April 2020 

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

2020 summer school has been cancelled

26 June to 25 July 2020

This is a four week programme with no tuition fees as Surrey is a partner university, open to all 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students. 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, internet access with cable) is 5500 SEK (£450), meals £420, flights from LHR £250. Hence, the total estimated cost of the summer school is £1120.

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 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 Linkoping University and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to Linkoping directly via their website. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Linkoping application deadline: Wednesday 25 March 2020

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

2020 summer schools have been cancelled

6 July to 24 July 2020
Fashion, Design and Luxury Industry

7 July to 24 July 2020
Graphic, Web and Motion Design

23 June to 16 July 2020
CSR & Event Management

29 June to 24 July 2020 (2 or 4 week programme)
French, Culture & Gastronomy or Sport

The above summer schools are open to undergraduate 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. Factor in another £200 for travel costs.

Fashion, Design & Luxury Industry

€1450 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)

Graphic, Web and Motion Design

€960 for 3 weeks with accommodation in student residence

CSR & Event Management

€1550 for 4 weeks with accommodation in student residence

French, Culture & Gastronomy or Sport

€1050 for 2 weeks or €1640 half board in host family

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 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 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 La Rochelle and thereafter students will need to apply to La Rochelle directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

La Rochelle application deadline: 15 May 2020 

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

2020 summer school will be delivered online for free.

Session 1: 29 June - 11 July 2020

Session 2: 13 July - 24 July 2020

Session 3: 27 July - 7 August 2020

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. At the same time, you will get to know Stockholm, Scandinavia's business and cultural hub.

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 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 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.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Stockholm application deadline: 10 April 2020 

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

2020 summer school has been cancelled

4 sessions in 2020

Start dates: 6 July, 20 July, 3 August, 14 August 

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 2 weeks is €315 or €255 for a double shared room, meals €200, flights from LHR approx. £200. For 2 weeks the total estimated cost of the summer school is £1150 and for 4 weeks it is estimated at £1500.

Grants: To help with the cost, grants of £600 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.

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

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 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 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 16 February 2020

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. 

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

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.   

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.   

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 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 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.   

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.   

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.   

1 August to 28 August 2020

This is a unique programme aimed at undergraduate students to gain an insight into India and the Indian way of life. The programme centres on exposure to Indian heritage and culture, traditions, Indian spiritualism, religion, technology and development. A visit to Agra will be included.

In addition, students will work on a project focusing on topics such as follows:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Digital Marketing & Public Relations,
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • HR & Administration
  • Safety
  • Renewable Energy
  • AR & VR aided projects

Project work will be supported by visits to several companies.

For a tour of Amity campus click on this video.

Estimated costs: Students do not pay a programme fee or the cost of catered accommodation as these will be covered by the UKIERI grant. Flights/airport transfers and visas £1,200 and meals £200. Total cost to students approximately £1,400.

Grants: 15 grants of £1,400 each are available to undergraduate students. Students who are UK domiciled and come from a BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) background will be given priority for the grants. Indian passport holders are not eligible for a grant and would also have to pay the programme and accommodation fees. 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 for the duration of the summer school.  

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. Subsequently, students will need to register with the host institution.

Information session: An information session for all summer programmes will run on Wednesday 5 February, 13:00 - 14:30 in 28 AP 02 with staff from Amity University also presenting from 14:00.

2020 summer school has been cancelled. 

20 July to 19 August 2020
Field trip to Macau (optional) 18 to 19 July 2020

This summer school is open to all undergraduate students. Following courses are offered in 2020:

- Chinese language, Culture and Society
- Design, Innovation and Technology
- Business Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership

For further details, visit the summer school website

Estimated costs: 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.

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.

Scholarships: HK PolyU has offered 2 scholarships of US$ 500 each to Surrey students. All undergraduate students irrespective of domicile and background are eligible for the scholarship. Surrey will nominate 2 students for the scholarship based on the strength of the submitted application form. Note, the following criteria applies for the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Officially nominated by Surrey 
  • Enrolled 2 subjects at the summer school
  • Achieved 80% of attendance AND obtained grade D in all subjects
  • No outstanding fines 
  • Complied with University policies and regulations, Hong Kong Immigration regulations and the Laws of Hong Kong

A Cheque in Hong Kong Dollars will be sent in late September 2020 after the release of results together with the official transcript

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 HK PolyU and thereafter students will need to submit an application form to HK PolyU directly. Students nominated by Surrey are normally accepted by the host institution.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

HK PolyU application deadline: tbc

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

 

 

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.   

The ACU (Association of Commonwealth Universities) is offering 17 grants of up to £2,000 each for undergraduate students from ACU member universities in the UK to attend summer schools overseas during summer 2020.

The grants are tenable at summer schools at ACU member universities overseas. Applicants will be asked to identify a first and second choice of summer school on the application form (PDF). The host institutions include universities in Canada, India, South Africa and a number of other countries. The full list of hosts is available on the ACU website.

Safeguarding notice

The list of universities students can apply for grants to study at includes The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), whose Summer School begins at the end of June. The ACU will be reviewing travel advice to students who have been awarded a Global Grant by the end of April, to consider the security situation in Hong Kong and the progression of the coronavirus outbreak at that time. If necessary, students will have the option to register for a summer school in another country.

Eligibility criteria:

Grants are available to students who meet both of the following criteria:

  • Registered as a current undergraduate student 
  • A UK citizen, or with UK refugee status

In addition, students must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

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

How to participate:

  1. Submit your application form (PDF) to Aqila Kaleem by 5pm Thursday 20 February.  Full information about the grants is available on the ACU website.
  2. Internal selection process will take place at Surrey.
  3. Candidates will be nominated to the ACU by Wednesday 4 March.  

The ACU will then carry out the final selection process to select the 17 recipients. Successful candidates will then be required to register for one of the eligible summer schools and arrange their own travel.

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