Postgraduate Study Abroad Opportunities

If you're a Postgraduate student, there may be opportunities to study abroad during your time at the University of Leeds.

The information can be quite difficult to find, and if you're looking for help then please do get in touch. Email or your Academic School. 

See below for the Postgraduate Study Abroad opportunities available:

Leeds to South Korea

The Leeds to South Korea Leadership Programme is your chance to develop your leadership and communication skills as you travel to South Korea to work with students from KAIST University to create solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Please note this opportunity is only available for Postgraduate taught and Undergraduate students.  Please see the Leeds to South Korea page for more information.

Masters Beyond Borders

Masters Beyond Borders (MBB) is a single semester study abroad opportunity for students on the International Business MSc programme. Please see the Post Graduate Study Abroad module information for more detail. If you are interested in the MBB programme please enrol on the Study Abroad Minerva Organisation and navigate through the Host University Catalogue to see which of our partners are open to MBB students.

Summer Schools

Please see below a list of summer schools specifically for Postgraduate students or summer schools with masters courses available. You will need to apply independently and check the dates of the programmes to make sure that they do not clash with your studies. You may also be able to apply independently to some of the partner university summer schools listed on the Summer Schools page as some do accept Postgraduate students. However, please note many programmes are aimed at Undergraduate students and you will need to check the dates. If you have any questions or gain a place on any of our promoted summer schools please email

Please note that summer schools may be held online in 2021.

AU Summer University

Aarhus University is among the top 100 universities in the world. The programme at AU Summer University consists of a broad variety of courses, taught in English within the fields of: Business Economics and Management, Communication, Culture and Society, Health, Law, Psychology, Science and Technology. Masters courses are available. For more information please the AU Summer University website

KU Leuven, Postgraduate Executive Summer School in Social Security

The Postgraduate Executive Summer School in Social Security offers an exciting range of academic options and is based in one of Europe’s greatest cities. The Summer School is aimed at Postgraduate students in Arts, Economics, Business, Law or Social Sciences. For more information please see the Summer School website.

University of Copenhagen, UCPH International Summer Programme

The international summer courses cover themes based on contemporary fields of research and address topics of current international trends and interests. All courses are taught in English and masters courses are available. Please see the UCPH website for more information.

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen have a range of winter and summer school courses that are suitable for postgraduates studying various Masters and PhD programmes. The summer schools are research-driven and multidisciplinary, offering a wide range of perspectives. Each summer school has their own set of requirements, which can be found on their individual web pages. Please see the University of Groningen Summer School website to find out more.

University of Ljubljana Doctoral Summer School

The Doctoral Summer School courses are intended for PhD students, post-docs, acadmeics and professionals from different areas. They offer specialsised one-week courses that are taught by renowned international academics. For more information please see the Doctoral Summer School website.

University of Oslo

Masters courses are available as part of the International Summer School. Alongside studying courses ranging from Scandinavian Government & Politics to Energy, Environment and Social Change, students are invited to a number of social and cultural events in addition to one weekend excursion free of charge. Further details can be found on the University of Oslo's website.

University of Victoria

UVic Short term programmes include the Summer Graduate Business Studies (SGBS) for masters students, which shall take place online this year. Classes will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. The synchronous classes will included teacher-led talks, debates, student centered break out room discussions and group presentations. Students will work in small groups to present their “pitch” for a new business idea. The asynchronous learning will include pre-recorded lectures, readings, assignments and presentation practice with international students in their group. This year, we will also include some virtual field trips for students to learn directly from some local entrepreneurial businesses. Find out more at the University of Victoria School of Business website.

Utrecht University

The Utrecht Summer School offers a broad selection of over 200 summer courses in various disciplines from Art & Music to Engineering & Technology, all taught in English and inluding masters courses. In addition to the study programme the programme includes city trips through the Netherlands, night canoeing through the canals of downtown Utrecht, a weekly social gathering in the form of a pub quiz or scavenger hunt, trips to famous museums and an excursion to the Dutch dikes and delta works. Further details can be found on the programme website

VU Amsterdam, Masters Courses

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses at masters level. Join the programme for either one or two sessions in the capital of the Netherlands. The courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at a topic of study whilst engaging in discussions with a unique group of peers from all over the world. Please visit the VU summer school website for more information.