Other short programmes

Although the Study Abroad Office can't provide any financial aid for the programmes listed below, we'd like to hear from students who are applying. We can also provide assistance to students during the application procedure.

Programmes in Europe

    Toulouse Business School, France (and Slovenia)

    This programme between Toulouse Business School and Ljubljana Faculty of Economics offers a unique opportunity to undergraduate students to do one summer school (three weeks) in Toulouse or a combined summer school (six weeks) in both Toulouse and Ljubljana or Toulouse and Barcelona.

    The programme offers you the opportunity to discover France, Spain and/or Slovenia and their culture and business environments by studying, visiting companies and businesses, as well as taking part in cultural and social events. Discounts are available to students from the University of Leeds. Read more on the Toulouse Business School summer school webpages.

    Université Catholique de Lille, France 

    Located in northern France, Lille is ideally placed at a crossroads of Europe, with quick access by train to the capital cities of Paris, Brussels, and London. The European Summer Program is designed for international students looking for a short study abroad experience in Europe. There are two sessions on offer throughout the summer, with courses in and across various disciplines. A comprehensive hospitality package is included, as well as cultural activities, such as French film nights and day trips to Bruges and Brussels. Further details can be found on the summer programme website.

    Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France

    This six-week comprehensive programme includes 35 hours of French language and 35 hours of French culture. As part of the programme, students will also have the opportunity to take part in a two-day excursion to the Mediterranean. For more information, please see the programme brochure.

    Digital Disruption Management: European Strategies and Practices, LUISS & Université Paris-Dauphine

    For four weeks each summer, LUISS and Université Paris-Dauphine offer a joint Summer Programme on Digital Disruption Management: European Strategies and Practices. For two weeks students will study in Paris, where they will focus on developing a broad understanding of digital disruption and its implications for organisations and innovation. Classes during the remaining two weeks will take place in Rome, where students will concentrate on the acquisition of practical skills in managing digital disruption. The programme is open to students who have completed at least two years of a Bachelor Degree. There are special discounts available for students who come from partner universities. Read more on the programme website.

    Università di Bologna, Italy 

    The University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and is the oldest university in the world. The University offers an Italian Language and Culture Summer School and students interested in applying can choose from three different course-options, where tuition in class is combined with an afternoon programme of cultural trips and activities: a two-week intensive course for beginners; a three-week course for beginners, intermediate and advanced; a combination of both courses, for a total duration of five weeks. Further details can be found on the summer programme website.

    IE Madrid, Spain

    The IE Graduate Summer School is an intense three-week programme taught in English that grants undergraduate students and recent graduates the opportunity to follow courses across a wide range of disciplines taught by top quality faculty. Students will attend workshops to help boost important soft skills such as leadership, public speaking, personal branding or team building. They will then be able to choose from the following tracks: Entrepreneurship, International Finance, World Politics and Political Risk, Global Legal Professionals and their Challenges, Innovation & Technology, Marketing & Communication, and Good Design is Good for Business. Students will have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities to explore more about Spanish culture, as well as visits to companies and law firms. After class and everyday students can take optional Spanish or Chinese classes for one hour a day. Please note that IE Madrid have offered two scholarships to students from the University of Leeds, which will cover 40% of the tuition fees. Application will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Further details can be found on the summer programme website.

    UPF Barcelona International Summer School, Spain

    Students can choose from 27 courses taught in English or Spanish. These courses deal with current topics and are designed to be innovative both in content and methodology. This is the reason why all courses have an applied component with workshops, activities, visits, laboratory work or in situ interpretation, which enables learning beyond the classroom. Courses are available in Social Movement, Environment, Gender Politics, Big Data, Humanities, Artifical Intelligence, Migration, Quantum Mechanics, Philosophy of Law and Digital Marketing. Students from the University of Leeds will not be required to pay the non-refundable registration fee. For more information, please see the Barcelona International Summer School website.

    Universität Bonn, Germany

    The International Summer Course runs every August and offers participants from all over the world the opportunity to learn German from beginner level to advanced level. Class sizes are small (maximum 13 participants) and excursions and activities are also included in the programme such as wine tasting, city sightseeing and a boat trip. The University of Bonn was founded in 1818 and Bonn is a famous university town. Further details can be found on the programme website.

    Bodensee Summer School, Konstanz University, Germany

    The summer school at Konstanz offers you the chance to study an intensive German language course. Courses are offered from beginner to advanced level and as well as language learning, other activities are offered in the afternoons and sometimes on the weekends. These include sessions on history, culture and politics as well as city tours and excursions throughout the Lake Konstanz region. Discover the medieval city of Konstanz situated at the picturesque lake of Konstanz just at the Alps bordering Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Read more on the programme website.

    Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

    Humboldt-Universität belongs to an elite circle of eleven German "Excellence Universities". If you register for two courses you can benefit from a discount. 

    All summer school students are invited to take part in the social programme that includes a selection of excursions, sports, cultural events and festivities without additional costs. A variety of courses taught in English are offered in June, July and August. Exact start dates vary by course. For further information please see the HUWISU website.

    TU Berlin Summer University, Germany

    The TU Berlin Summer University offers international students the opportunity to travel to the German capital at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin). Over 20 English-taught courses are on offer across cutting-edge science, technology and business subjects, including Artificial Intelligence, Desalination & Renewable Energies, Machine Learning with Python and Biodesign. Academic courses are accompanied by an immersive cultural program, introducing students to the city of Berlin and encouraging international networking.

    An early bird discount is available for applications received before 1 March. See the TU Berlin Summer University website for further information.

    Berlin International Summer School, Germany

    The Berlin School of Economics and Law offer a variety of three and four-week summer programmes taught in English that explore topics in the fields of business, business law and computational engineering. Modules on offer include 'The European Union in a Global World', 'European Business and Economics Programme', 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management in Germany', 'Markets and Management in Europe' and 'How Europe Works: Institutions and Law in the EU'. You can find out more on the Berlin International Summer School website.

    The Finance Boot Camp, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany

    Frankfurt School's Finance Boot Camp targets non-finance Bachelor and Master students seeking to develop or deepen their skills in finance in one of Europe's leading financial centres. Demanding and intensive, highly motivated students who are interested in learning about the key aspects of finance and banking should consider applying. Students applying from the University of Leeds will benefit from a 25% partner discount. In addition, you may receive a travel grant and a subsidy towards your accommodation costs. Visit the Finance Boot Camp website for further information. 

    University of Vienna, Austria

    Students from all over the world have been drawn to these programmes, not only because of the outstanding academic reputation of its European Studies courses and the excellent opportunities it offers students to learn German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of one of Austria’s most scenic lakes. Lake Wolfgang, in the Salzkammergut region, is bordered by dramatic peaks and the area has excellent sports and recreational facilities.

    Read more, including details of how to apply, on the University of Vienna summer school webpage.

    UCPH international summer programme, University of Copenhagen

    University of Copenhagen offers more than 40 international summer courses this summer. The courses are at Bachelor and Master level and are open for domestic and international students. All courses take place in July or August and are taught in English. The international summer courses cover themes based on contemporary fields of research and address topics of current international trends and interests. 

    Read more on the UCPH website.

    VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Amsterdam summer school offers courses from a wide range of fields, varying from Arts & Humanities to Human Health & Life Sciences and everything in between. They offer 3 blocks of 2-week courses. You can combine courses to create a 4 or 6-week programme. The courses are multi-disciplinary and always include excursions that are related to the course content. The tuition fees vary depending on the courses you choose. As VU University is a partner university of the University of Leeds you are entitled to a €250 discount off the tuition fee. 

    Please visit the VU summer school website for more information. 

    Radboud Summer School, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    The Summer School takes place every August and is two weeks in duration. You will have the opportunity to boost your knowledge by choosing courses from a unique range of academic programmes and you can participate in a range of exciting social activities. There is a wide range of courses on offer in the fields of Arts & Languages, Brains & Behaviour, Business & Economics, Health Care, History & Politics, Philosophy & Religion, Science and Social Sciences. All courses are taught in English. You can follow courses for either one or two weeks in a wide range of fields and take part in a special social programme. Leeds students benefit from a 15% discount, as Leeds is a partner University with Radboud. 

    For more information on this programme please visit the Radboud Summer School website.

    Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest  

    This Summer University is four weeks in duration and brings together interested individuals from diverse geographical, cultural, and academic backgrounds for an intensive course on Hungarian language and culture in Budapest. The multicultural and cross-age composition of the courses provides students with a stimulating environment full of inspiring and enriching dialogues. The programme is suitable for all levels.

    For more information on this programme please visit the Eötvös Loránd University website.

Programmes in Australia and New Zealand

Screen Tools, University of Auckland

    Screen Tools is a four-week course and offers students the opportunity to gain practical production experience abroad in New Zealand. It is a hands-on course designed to equip students with the skills they need for a career in film, television and digital media industries. Based on professional television industry practice, students will experience the entire screen production process from script writing to post production. At the end of the four weeks, working under the guidance of industry professionals, students will have created the pilot episode of a serial drama and developed a “tool kit” of skills to add to their resume.

    Highlights include learning from experienced actor, director and producer John Callen (The Hobbit) and guest television industry professionals, as well as a field trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set.

    Read more on the University of Auckland website

    Please note that early application is advised.

    Queensland in July, The University of Queensland, Australia 

    The Queensland in July short-term study program for international students takes place at the beautiful St Lucia campus in Brisbane. Students will be able to choose to study one of the following courses:

  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Global Talent Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Leeds students will receive a 10% discount. For more information, visit the programme's website

    The University of Sydney, Australia

    The University of Sydney's Short-Term Programme offers the chance to study one or two modules from a range of areas, including Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Dentistry. For more information, visit the programme's website.   

Programmes in North America

    California State University Monterey Bay, International Summer Program

    The Summer@CSUMB International Summer Program offers an extraordinary opportunity for students from across the globe to spend four or eight weeks studying a variety of subjects alongside American students. Take classes in business, biology, sports science, visual and performing arts, environmental studies and more, while spending your days in one of the most scenic areas on the American West Cost: Monterey Bay. If you want to take advantage of the spectacular beauty of the area as well as take courses with a strong practical focus there are courses on offer which are unique to Monterey Bay in the areas of marine mammal studies and science illustration. 

    More information can be found on the Summer@CSUMB website

    International summer at the George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

    George Washington Summer Institutes combine applied learning to create an in-depth and practical academic experience for participants. You will have the opportunity to delve further into your area of interest, explore a new field, or enhance your professional skills. There are several courses to choose from and there is a wide range of recreational activities such as visits to the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Smithsonian Museums, national monuments and sporting events. The programme lasts for six weeks. 

    For further information visit the GW International Summer website. 

    Global Summer Institute, Stony Brook University 

    Choose from three programmes designed to advance your adacemic and professional goals, as well as enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island and the cosmopolitan flair of New York City! Priority admission is given to students from our partner universities. 

    For further information visit the Global Summer Institute website. 

    Vancouver Summer Program, University of British Columbia, Canada

    The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four week academic programme offered at the University of British Columbia for cohorts of students from cooperating universities to study at their Vancouver campus. This programme provides students the opportunity to take two academic courses in various UBC faculties, while enjoying first-hand experiences in Canadian practices and culture, as well as meeting other international students from around the globe. More information can be found on the VSP website.

    Summer Study Abroad at McGill University, Montreal

    Offering prestige, culture and fun, McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies provides international students with unique opportunities to learn and experience something new both in and out of the classroom. Courses last three - eight weeks and vary by subject area. Courses on offer include aerospace engineering, international marketing, entrepreneurship, international business, leadership, human resources and French language. More information can be found on the summer programme website.

    University of Alberta, Canada

    This International Summer Programme will provide students with the opportunity to experience campus life at one of Canada’s top universities. The programme combines professional development, interdisciplinary studies, and cross-cultural learning opportunities, with time for exploration, relaxation and fun! Three weeks in one of Canada’s most energetic festival cities may inspire future study and career options and each of the three weeks will cover a different theme. Academic lectures and field trips are included, as well as leisure activities.

    For further information visit the University of Alberta International Summer Programme.

    Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) summer school on Energy Transitions (held at the University of Alberta, Canada)

    The program will include lectures, seminars, field-trips and hands-on activities and will highlight the latest research on technological advances in energy and the intersection with other technological platforms such as artificial intelligence, as well as the economic, political and social aspects of transitions in energy production and consumption.

    Topics include:

  1. Reducing the environmental impact of traditional energy systems
  2. Development of future energy systems
  3. Land reclamation
  4. Economic, political and social aspects of energy transitions

Programmes in Latin America

    Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

    The University of Guadalajara's summer programme is a four-week programme that includes 60 hours of Spanish language tuition, 20 hours of workshops and 20 hours of history and Mexican culture. The programme offers students the opportunity to spend three weeks in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara and one week near the beaches of Puerto Vallarta. A range of language levels are accepted, including beginners (applicants sit a placement test as part of registration). More information can be found on Guadalajara's website.

    Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires

    Held in the Universidad de San Andrés facility downtown, this four-week programme is oriented to students who want to improve their Spanish while enjoying the culture and dynamism offered by Buenos Aires. The programme curriculum is complemented with frequent excursions and activities aimed at experiencing the living language of porteños (residents of Buenos Aires). Students from the University of Leeds interested in this programme are eligible to receive a partner discount. Read more on the Universidad de San Andrés website.

    Please note that this programme is suitable for students with an intermediate level of Spanish.

Programmes in Asia

    Waseda University, Japan

    Waseda Summer Session is a four-week programme during which you can take part in a variety of courses including business, culture, history, literature and politics in the context of Japan and Asia. The courses are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from partner institutions. Japanese classes are also available.

    In addition to the Summer Session programme, Waseda also run a short-term Japanese language programme alongside the summer programme. For more information on these programmes please visit the Waseda University website.

    Kyushu University, Japan

    Summer in Japan (SIJ) is a four-week intensive study abroad programme run by Kyushu University. Designed for undergraduate students in all academic fields, SIJ offers participants a comprehensive package of resources, opportunities, and hands-on experiences to become familiar with, or further deepen their understanding of, Japan, in today's social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Using English as the primary medium of instruction, SIJ offers participants both traditional in-class academic coursework and off-campus activities for experiential learning. Together, both types of activities facilitate, in an intensive and effective manner, participants' understanding of contemporary Japanese society and culture. For more information on this programme, please visit the SIJ website.

    Short Stay Summer Programme, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    This three-week intensive program is aimed at learners of the Japanese language who are currently enrolled at a partner university of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. This general Japanese language course is designed to be practical, providing learners hands-on exposure to everyday Japanese language in Japanese education, culture, and society. More information is available on the summer programme website.

    Summer Intensive Programme at Nagoya University, Japan

    The summer programme at Nagoya University will focus on is the latest advanced technology and tasks in automobile engineering. The programme is particularly suitable for engineering students and offers students the chance to further supplement their practical know-how with enrichment as they are exposed to the authentic environment of the automobile factory and research centre. A Japanese language course is also offered. For further information visit the Nagoya Summer Intensive Programme website.

    International Summer Institute, Seoul National University, Korea

    The International Summer Institute at Seoul National University (SNU ISI) offers an exceptional opportunity for students to study at Korea's most prestigious university and one of the leading universities in the world. ISI offers an intensive six-week summer programme led by distinguished SNU and international faculty. Conducted completely in English, more than 35 courses are offered on a diverse range of academic fields as well as Korean cultural courses such as "Korean Language" and "Korean Arts and Crafts". Along with lectures, SNU ISI also offers its students opportunities to explore Korea's unique identity through customized field-trips and a number of extra-curricular activities offered throughout the duration of the program. Leeds students will receive a 10% tuition fee discount. For further information please visit the ISI website.

    Summer Undergraduate Research Programme, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    CUHK offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP), which enables students from a wide range of academic disciplines to develop research skills and knowledge in a specific area of interest, join a world-class research team and build networks with leading experts in the field.  Students participating in SURP will conduct a research project under the supervision of a CUHK faculty member for eight weeks. This year 70 research projects will be offered in various academic disciplines.

    Students who secure a place on SURP will not be charged a tuition fee.  Participants just have to pay an administrative fee and accommodation fee.  Apart from the academic aspect, the programme also offers orientation and cultural activities.  More information is available on the programme website.  

    Hong Kong University Summer Institute, Hong Kong

    HKU Summer Institute offers a wide range of programmes from different faculties and is best suited for students who are looking to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. The HKU Summer Institute offers several programmes in the fields of Business, Culture, Society and Global Issues. These programmes are not limited to lectures from acclaimed HKU professors and prestigious scholars, but are also provided in the form of workshops, site visits, field trips and case discussions. Alongside academic study the programmes provide opportunities for students to participate in cultural and social activities. An internship programme is also available.

    Students from the University of Leeds can also benefit from a 10% partner discount. More information on the programme can be found on the HKU Summer Institute website.

    SMU Global Summer Programme, Singapore

    This is a four week intensive Asian-focused programme where students worldwide will have the opportunity to combine high quality academic learning and transformative cultural experiences in Singapore. Students can choose one or two courses of their preference. Participants are also able to attend networking sessions with leading industry experts, as well as participate in organized cultural visits & social activities. Students from the University of Leeds can benefit from a 10% partner discount. For further information visit the SMU Global Summer Programme website.

    National University of Singapore

    FASStrack Asia

    FASStrack Asia comprises courses from the Faculty’s Asian Studies Division, Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division. Courses are focused on Asia, and some of these courses feature an extended field trip to a different country within Asia. Relevant Asian language courses will also be offered that will complement the field trips for a comprehensive learning experience and in-depth cultural immersion.

    You can take up to two courses, including one that offers an extended overseas field trip. Other courses may also offer local day trips in Singapore or to nearby overseas locations over the weekend in order to facilitate experiential learning outside the classroom. Students from the University of Leeds will benefit from a discounted application fee if the completed application is received before 8 February 2019. For further information visit the FASStrack Asia website.

    NUS Enterprise Summer Programme

    Ever wondered how Singapore grew to be such a thriving economy and enterprising city? You’ll find all the answers at NUS Enterprise’s annual Summer Programme. Conducted over two weeks, this residential programme offers a unique opportunity for local and foreign participants to learn about how one of the smaller nations in the world has progressed from a trading port to a destination for international commerce and investment. Using an enriching combination of lectures, in conversation with start-ups, ideation and pitching, as well as visits to business and government organisations, the Summer Programme aims to provide you with a comprehensive educational experience. You will also get to get to interact with local students in a multi-cultural and cosmopolitan environment, understand how public policies are formulated and gain insights on business practices and entrepreneurship development in Singapore. For further information visit the NUS Enterprise Summer Programme website.

    GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    NTU's unique summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education.  You can choose from five different programmes: immerse yourself in Chinese Language & Cultural Studies; study the dynamics of Asian-style business through Entrepreneurship & Innovation; reflect on your Asian journey with Creative Design and Media; pick up critical skillsets to ensure Success in the Globalised Marketplace or explore the exciting world of 3D printing with New Technologies, New World. For further information visit the GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme website.

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Summer Programme, National Taiwan University 

    NTU's Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Summer Programme is a four-week programme taught in English offered by the College of Management and provides students with a unique and exciting opportunity to study and learn in Taiwan. Students will obtain business knowledge and explore Asian economic trends as well as experience the management practices in Greater China. The programme aims to help students turn theory into practice, ambition into purpose, and potential into achievement. For further information, please visit the Summer Programme website.

Programmes in Africa

Sustainable Water Management in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa

The ‘Sustainable Water Management in Africa’ course at UCT is aimed at the next generation of critical thinkers. It uses an interdisciplinary approach to critically engage with the environmental, technical, socio- cultural, economic and political challenges of water demand, supply and treatment to create an understanding of the role of water in society and in sustaining livelihoods. One of the main focus areas of the course is strong engagement with the interdisciplinary / transdisciplinary research paradigm and particularly its role in integrated water management. For more information, visit the programme wesbite.

UCT Global Academy, University of Cape Town, South Africa

The University of Cape Town Global Academy is an inclusive short term programme. It offers students from across the globe an exciting opportunity to study important issues in diverse subject areas, to develop an understanding of South African society, and to experience Cape Town in a unique and unforgettable way. The Global Academy combines two courses, Afropolitanism and Power and Society, with excursions around the city in order to give students an all-encompassing experience of Cape Town. The courses are specifically designed to present comprehensive insights into South Africa history, politics and culture, as well as discuss major issues facing the country, Africa and the world today. For more information visit the UCT Global Academy website.