Summer programmes

The online application form will be available here on 31 January 2020 and the submission deadline will be 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 will be two 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.  

Grants: Grants are available for UG 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.

Note: The folders relating to each summer programme are currently being updated and will show details relating to the 2020 programmes by 20 December. If you have questions relating to any of the programmes, please email peeradvisers@surrey.ac.uk .

28 July - 14 August 2020 (tbc)

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: The online application form will be available here on 31 January 2020 and the submission deadline will be 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 will be 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.

Information for the 2020 course will be posted here in January 2020.

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

Summer School for 2020 has been suspended.

 

 

 

Dates for 2020 summer school to be confirmed in February.

Business in Russia: How to Understand and Survive (first 2 weeks of August - tbc)

PG and UG students from all years and all disciplines are eligible to apply for this summer school but note this is not a credit bearing course for Surrey students. Details of the programme will be posted onto their website 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 internal online application form (link to be posted here on 31 January 2020). 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 will be 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. 

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Novosibirsk application deadline:  tbc

Alex Beaver describes his experience at Novosibirsk as memorable.

Session 1: 6 July to 20 July 2019   

Session 2: 20 July to 3 August 2019     

Session 3: 3 August to 17 August 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

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

Term 1: 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 will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form (link to be posted here on 31 January 2020). 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 will be 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. 

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16th February 2020

Aarhus application deadline:  1 April 2020

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

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

Details of the programmes are available on their website .

Estimated costs: tuition fee for one module €1450 (includes course, standard single room accommodation, lunch on weekdays, welcome and farewell dinners), 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 will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form (link to be posted here on 31 January 2020). 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 will be 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.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Mannheim application deadline: 15 April 2020 

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 will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form (link to be posted here on 31 January 2020). 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 will be 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.

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020

Linkoping application deadline: Wednesday 25 March 2020

13 July to 25 July 2020
International 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 will be a two round application process for this summer school. First round involves submitting an internal online application form (link to be posted here on 31 January 2020). 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 will be 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. 

Internal application deadline: Midnight Sunday 16th February 2020

Harbin application deadline:  30 April 2020

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

15 July to 2 August 2019
Digital Summer School

1 July to 26 July 2019
Culture, Gastronomy and Language

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

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

Fashion, Design & Luxury Industry

€950 for a week or €2,850 for 3 weeks (2 weeks in La Rochelle + 1 week in Florence / Italy) Including accommodation in student residence, visits & study trip to Paris – (Airline ticket to Florence is not included)

Digital Summer School in Web Design

€780 for 1 week with accommodation in student residence

Culture, Gastronomy & Language

€1,810 for a 2 weeks program with accommodation in student residence

€2,910 for a 4 weeks program with accommodation in student residence

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

La Rochelle application deadline:  15th May 2019

3 sessions for 2019

Start dates: 1 July,  5 August,  2 September 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

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

 15 July – 6 September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internal application deadline: Midnight Friday 15th February 2019

DUFE application deadline:  25 March 2019

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 undergarduate 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: The online application form will be available here on 31 January 2020 and the submission deadline will be 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 will be 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.

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

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

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

Eligibility criteria:

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

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

Full details are available on the ACU website

How to participate:

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

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

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