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Non-Exchange Global Summer Experiences

Not all the overseas summer opportunities that King's offers have exchange and fee-waiver places available.

Please see below for a selection of further, recommended international summer opportunities with trusted partners. These are suitable for current King's students, those due to graduate this year, and in some cases, recent graduates.

We regularly update our webpages with fresh and exciting programmes so do check back for any additional opportunities.

For any queries relating to the below opportunities, please contact the Global Mobility Office (studyabroad@kcl.ac.uk). 

University summer programmes

University summer programmes

There are a range of other summer programmes available at our partner institutions. For some of these, King's students are eligible for tuition fee discounts. Please see individual institutions below for details.

Students should apply directly to the host institution and email studyabroad@kcl.ac.uk to let us know where you have applied to.

 

Institution

Fees

Application deadline

More Information

Universidad de los Andes

Full fees apply

TBC

Programas Internacionales

Université d'Angers (France)

Full fees apply- check Angers webpage for any early bird discounts

TBC

Summer Schools of Angers

Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Full fees apply- check Thessaloniki's webage for any early bird discounts

TBC

Aristotle University summer School

University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Screen Tools short course

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Full fees applicable

TBC

 

UAB Barcelona
Summer School

 

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

Full fees applicable- check UAB's webapge for early bird discounts

31 May 2021

Summer School of Economics and Business

Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheba, Israel)

Full fees apply- check BGU page for any discounts available

TBC

BGU Summer Programs

Beihang University

Fees apply.

TBC

BUAA International Summer School

Bina Nusantara University (Jakarta, Indonesia) 

Full fees applicable

TBC

BINUS University Summer Programmes

Università Bocconi (Italy)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Bocconi Summer School

University of Bonn (Germany)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on programme

Bonn Summer Schools

Université de Bordeux (France)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on programme

University of Bordeaux Summer Schools

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)

Full fees applicable

10 March 2021 (session 1)
31 March 2021 (session 2)

UBC Vancouver Summer Program 

School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (Brazil)

Full fees apply- Check UoC's webpage for any discounts/scholarships

TBC

UNICAMP School of Medical Sciences

Université Catholique de Lille (France)

Full fees apply- check Lille's webpage for any discounts/early bird rates.

 

1 April 2021 (session 1)
1 May 2021 (session 2)

Universite Catholique de Lille - European Summer Program

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)

TBC

TBC

Summer Programs at Cattolica

Copenhagen Business School

Full fees applicable

22 June 2021-23 July 2021 *Shorter courses available

CBS ISUP

CEU - Universidad San Pablo (Madrid, Spain)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on programme

San Pablo Summer University

Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Prague Summer School of Journalism 

Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Summer University Prague 2021: European Identity between Unity and Diversity

Colombia University Summer Programme (taking place at University of Leiden, Netherlands)

TBC

TBC

Columbia Summer Programme

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

Full fees applicable

TBC

UCM Summer Programme

George Washington University (Washington, USA)

TBC

TBC

GW International Summer

Georgia Institute of Technology 

*This programme will not run in summer 2021. Please check back in December 2021, for details of the summer 2022 programme.

December 2021

TECHsplore Summer

Centre for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University (taking place in Nafplio, Olympia, and Thessaloniki, Greece)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Harvard Summer Program in Greece

EDHEC Business School (France)

Full fees applicable

14 May 2021

EDHEC Summer Learning Expeditions

Hautes Etudes D’ingenieur (Lille, France)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Smart and Resilient Cities for an Innovative Society

Hoover Institution Summer Policy Bootcamp at Stanford University (California, USA)

In 2020, the boot camp was free to all accepted applicants. Program fees, food and lodging will be covered for participants accepted into the program. Travel expenses and other incidentals are not included. Details for 2021 are TBC.

 

TBC

Summer Policy Bootcamp

Hong Kong University (Hong Kong)

TBC.

TBC

TBC

 

 

INNES Institute Vienna (Austria)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on programme

INNES Summer Schools

Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Keio Summer Programme

Kyungpook National University (Daegu, South Korea)

Full fees applicable

TBC

KNU Global Summer School Programme

University of Leiden (Netherlands)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on programme

University of Leiden Summer School

Universite Laval

Fees apply, however the university do cover a number of costs, and have funding available.

TBC

International Student Summit on Climate 2021

University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

TBC

TBC

Ljubljana Summer School

LUISS (Rome, Italy)

TBC

TBC

LUISS Summer University

Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (Germany)

Full fees applicable. Early bird registration fee discount available.

1 February 2021 (Earlybird)

1 May 2021

LMU Munich Summer Programme

University of Mannheim (Germany)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Various Programmes available

Marquette University (Wisconsin, USA)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Marquette Global Summer School

Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on course

Masaryk University Sumer Schools

McGill University (Montreal, Canada)

Full fees applicable

TBC

International Summer Programme

Université de Montréal (Canada)

Full fees for 'non-credited students' applicable

Dependent on course

CÉRIUM Summer Schools

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

(please also see the Global Summer Exchange at NTU)

Partner discount available for King's students

Dependent on course

NTU Plus Academy Summer+ Programs

OeAD Vienna (Austria)

Full fees applicable

TBC

OeAD Summer University

Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (France)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Contemporary International Legal Perspectives

University of Paris Diderot (France)

Full fees applicable

TBC

ECMM Summer School in Physics

Peking University (Beijing, China)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Globex Julmester

University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on course

UPF Barcelona Summer School

University of Porto (Portugal)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on course

University of Porto Summer Courses

Universidad Pontifícia Comillas Internacional (Madrid, Spain)

Full fees applicable

9 April 2021

Comillas Internacional

Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)

TBC

Dependent on course

UR International Summer School

RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on course

Engineering Summer Schools

University of Salerno (Italy)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Sustainable Construction: from re-use to new-use

University of San Diego School of Law (taking place in London, UK and Paris, France)

TBC

TBC

USD School of Law Summer Programs

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Full fees applicable

TBC

USFQ Summer Programs

Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paolo (Brazil)

Selected students will benefit from tuition-free courses and accommodation at student housing.

TBC

FMUSP Winter Schools

Sciences Po (Paris, France)

TBC

TBC

Sciences Po Summer School

Shanghai University (China)

TBC

TBC

Shanghai University Summer Programme

Singapore Management University

Full fees applicable

TBC

SMU Global Summer Programme

Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 University (Paris and Avignon, France)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Theatre Summer School

Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 University (Paris, France)

Full fees applicable

TBC

French Language Course

Technische Universitat Berlin (Germany)

Full fees applicable 

Dependent on programme

TU Berlin Summer University

Technische Universitat Dresden (Germany)

No fees apply

TBC

Technology Transfer in Life Sciences

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

Full fees apply. 

TBC

TBC- link will be uploaded once available

Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Full fees applicable

Dependent on programme

Tel Aviv University Summer Institute

Tilburg University (Netherlands)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Tilburg University Summer School

Tsinghua University (Beijing)

Full fees applicable

TBC

Deep Learning Summer School

University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands)

20% discount for King's students

TBC

CuriousU: Summer School Festival

Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)

Full fees applicable 

TBC

Waseda Summer Session

Washington University in St Louis (USA)

In 2020, two USD $2,500 scholarships were available for King's students. We hope to have further updates for 2021 shortly.

TBC

Washington University in St Louis - International Summer Study

University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Full fees applicable

TBC

UZH International Summer School

Summer research opportunities

Amgen Scholars Programme

The Amgen Scholars Program aims to open the door to research opportunities at 24 host institutions for undergraduates from any four-year college or university in a given region.

Made possible through a 16-year, $74 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation, Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 24 premier educational and research institutions across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada currently host the summer program.

Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.

In 2020, the following universities are hosting Amgen Scholars:

The deadline for applications to all host institutions is 3 February 2020 (usually in the local time fo the country you are applying to).

Please see the individual webpages (linked above) for specific details about program dates, eligibility, funding, application procedures, and contact details for more information.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University - International Summer Research Internship Programme

The SJTU International Summer Research Internship Program seeks to promote international research collaboration and to enhance the academic environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It offers top undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to work at world class research laboratories under prominent research professors.  

This opportunity is suitable for students from NMS, Bioscience and Life Sciences backgrounds.

When?

9 July - 21 August 2019

Funding?

  • Application fee: 400RMB

  • Full tuition fee 8000RMB

Application deadline?

30 April 2020

Applying

Students are advised to apply directly to the host institution and to inform the Global Mobility Office once an application has been submitted. A reminder that this opportunity is not for credit, however students will receive official transcripts/certificates.

Need more information?

2020 SJTU Summer Research Internship Program

Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports short-term research attachments for top international students at A*STAR, giving you the unique opportunity to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia, and work with distinguished and world-renowned researchers.

This award is eligible for students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. If you’re considering PhD studies in A*STAR, do apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) programme. 

Eligibility: This opportunity for a minimum two month internship is open to students in Biomedical, Science and Engineering related disciplines who are undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, or Master students.

Fees and funding: Students are given a monthly stipend of $1,500.

Further details: More information, including the application procedure and deadlines is available on the SIPGA website. 

Summer Program of Internship and Korean Experience (SPIKE)

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) offers one of the world's most exotic summer programs, whereby students gain hands-on research internship experience in the latest scientific fields together with the opportunity to take summer courses and obtain fundamental Korean language skills. The entire eight week program begins with a full four week cultural and language course followed by four weeks of scientific research at UNIST. Also, lots of excursions to modern and historial places are offered to experience real Korean life.

For more information and to apply, please visit the SPIKE webpage

The University of Tokyo Research Internship Programme (UTRIP)

This is a summer internship programme for students majoring in science and other relevant fields. It provides students with an opportunity to gain the experience of "real graduate-school life" or "research-centered life." UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at our university. Participants on UTRIP will also be granted financial support to cover their costs and expenses.

This opportunity is suitable for students from NMS and Bioscience backgrounds.

When?

  •  10 June - 21 July 2020

Eligibility

Undergraduate students in science and related fields. Applicants must be returning to at least another semester of their undergraduate degree at their home university after summer 2019.

Funding?

No program fees are charged, and all selected participants will be given free housing, a stipend, and (partial) airfare support.

Application deadline?

10 January 2020

Applying

Students are advised to apply directly to the host institution and to inform the Global Mobility Office once an application has been submitted. A reminder that this opportunity is not for credit, however students will receive official transcripts/certificates.

Need more information?

The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program

University of British Colombia - Visiting International Research Students (VIRS)

UBC is a hub for outstanding researchers from around the world and welcomes visiting international research students (VIRS) to participate in our community of inquiry. The VIRS program is for students to conduct full-time research full-time at UBC. The student is under the supervision of a UBC faculty member.

The student should be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or graduate-equivalent program at an international university 

Eligibility

  • A VIRS student must meeting all of the following criteria:

  • Not have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

  • Intend to come to UBC solely for the purpose of research that aligns with their academic program at their home university

  • Plan to engage in research education and conduct research for one month or longer (maximum 12 months)

  • Have no intention to enter into an employment relationship with the university related to the research

  • Obtain the approval for research activities at UBC by obtaining signatures from:

  • 1. Host supervisor (i.e. a UBC faculty member who has agreed to act as supervisor through the proposed research period at UBC)
    2. UBC Department Head for the unit or laboratory with which the visiting research student will be affiliated
    3. Home university or sponsoring program
    4. Supervisor from home institution

Applying: Students are advised to apply directly to the host institution and to inform the Global Mobility Office once an application has been submitted. A reminder that this opportunity is not for credit, however students will receive official transcripts/certificates.

More information: University of British Colombia - Visiting International Research Students (VIRS)

Universite de Lausanne Summer Undergraduade Research Programme

The UNIL's School of Biology launches a call for applications to the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) Programme in the biological sciences.


This English-taught 8-week programme (July 6th to August 28th, 2020) aims at introducing Bachelor-level students to the world of biological and biomedical research: Individual students will be each integrated in a different experimental research laboratory of the School of Biology. This 10th edition of the SUR Programme will host around 15 participants from all over the world, including a couple of local students.

A full scholarship toward tuition costs, living expenses and justified travel costs will be awarded to all selected participants.

Application deadline: January 23rd, 2020, midnight CET.

For more information on the programme, click here.

Zhejiang University - ZJU Scholars Summer Research Program

In the summer of 2019, Zhejiang University will hold the 2nd ZJU Scholars Summer Research Program for talented students from selected partner universities with the aim of promoting existing academic ties among its strategic partners and providing cutting-edge research experience to the young generation of future leaders and experts worldwide.

ZJU will provide up to two students with a scholarship to participate in a research project of their choice at ZJU for 8 weeks from 18 June - 13 August 2019. The scholarship includes:

  • Waived application fee and program tuition fee

  • Free on-campus accommodation from 17 June - 14 August 2019 (double room)

  • A living allowance of 2800 RMB (approximately 400 USD) per person

Students will have to bear their own international airfare, local transportation, insurance, visa application fee as well as other personal expenses in Hangzhou.

Successful applicants will participate in a research project in the field of Humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, information technology, agriculture & environment, and medicine. 

Students who are interested in applying should contact the Global Mobility Office (studyabroad@kcl.ac.uk) by 10 February 2019 to find out about the application process.

Internships and volunteering opportunities

 

 

AIESEC Global Volunteer

Volunteer projects include improving the quality of education in rural or underprivileged communities; protecting the environment and raising awareness about climate change; or teaching in schools and educational institutions.

For more information and to apply, visit AIESEC Global Volunteer. 

Generation UK - China (British Council)

Want to intern in China next year? Funded two-month placements are available through the British Council’s Generation UK internship programme. You choose your industry sector and which of six exciting Chinese cities you’d like to work in. Start dates are available throughout the year, so you can carry out your placement in the months that suit you. 

Placements are available in a variety of sectors, from Law, Finance and Engineering to Marketing, Sales and Fashion, and a wide range of further options! So, if you're looking to gain professional experience in your chosen sector, why not consider interning in China?

Funding covers internship placement fees, accommodation and comprehensive travel insurance, as well as your airport pick-up and dedicated support throughout your placement.

This opportunity is for UK students and recent graduates and funding is focused on those from low-income backgrounds. Further eligibility criteria apply and you can find these on our website.

Applications will close on 13 January 2020 (23.59 BST).

Eager to find out more? Please visit our website for more details and to apply for these opportunities and follow the journeys of this year's participants on Instagram to get inspired!

International Citizen Service

ICS is a UK government-funded development programme that brings together 18 to 25-year-olds from all backgrounds to fight poverty in overseas and UK communities. If you are 23 or over you can apply for a Team Leader role.

ICS believes you don’t need cash, skills or qualifications to volunteer overseas – just the ambition to make a difference. As well as structured training and support, ICS volunteers receive their visas, flights, travel and medical insurance, medication, vaccines, food and accommodation and a small allowance during their placement.

Volunteers will be expected to fundraise a set amount, typically £800, to contribute to the overall cost of their placement.

Click here to find out more and apply!

ICS Entrepreneur tackles poverty in some of the world’s poorest communities by supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in developing countries. Volunteers will receive funding, training and support offered in the broader ICS programme as above:

Click here to find out more and apply!

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Summer Research Internship

SJTU Summer Research Internship Program aims to promote international research collaboration and enhance the academic environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It offers excellent undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to spend a summer studying at world-class research laboratories, alongside prominent research professors. It will prepare undergraduate students for further studies through intensive research experience with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

For more information about the programme and the application process visit the website.

Language and culture programmes

Alliance Française Normandie - Alliance Française de Rouen

Quickly reach your goals in French, thanks to motivating, fun and communicative activities. Options include Standard Courses, Intensive Courses, Superintensive Courses, Combination Courses, Evening Classes, and Private Lessons. You can also combine French language learning with courses in gastronomy or painting!

For more information on their various programmes (including 'University Preparation' and to apply, see here.

Study China

If you are interested in spending three weeks at a Chinese University, this is an ideal opportunity which is funded by the UK Government. Study China runs during the summer, and is separate from your degree.

You will complete an intensive Chinese Mandarin course designed to develop your written and spoken language skills, as well as cultural classes, visits and excursions. We offer classes for all abilities, ranging from absolute beginners through to advanced speakers.

Study China 2020 will be hosted by the following:

  • Beijing Normal University (Beijing)

  • Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)

  • East China Normal University (Shanghai)

Programme dates: Sunday 2 August 2020 - Saturday 22 August 2020

To apply:

  • For more information or to submit an application, please visit the Study China website

  • Applications will close on Friday 7 February 2020. We aim to fill all available places immediately. To maximise your chances of being offered a place on the programme we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

 

Other summer opportunities

ASEF Summer University

The ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) is a 2-week experiential learning journey and “Interdisciplinary Innovathon” for students and young professionals. Designed to foster cross-cultural exchanges and networks among youth from ASEM countries, it offers opportunities for students and young professionals to broaden their horizons, deepen their knowledge on contemporary issues and propose concrete solutions to pressing societal challenges. These solutions range from design mock-ups of architectural solutions to technological innovations, policy and strategy briefs to practical project proposals, promotional videos to communication plans, and more. The outcomes of the ASEFSU project are presented at high-level ASEM meetings and thematic conferences as input to the deliberations of policy makers and for possible implementation by practitioners.

ASEFSU takes place on an annual basis, each year tackling a different theme of socio-political concern within Asia and Europe. ASEFSU makes a positive impact within ASEM societies as it offers tangible results and daring proposals for innovation, and promotes sustainable development.

For more information about the next ASEF Summer University, please see here. 

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) summer school

Applications are now open for ACU Summer School 2020! Hosted by the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, from 2-10 August, this year's summer school will address the theme The Migration generation? Climate, youth and refugees.

The event

Join us in Ghana in August 2020 for a week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, social events, engaging and challenging group project work and networking opportunities.

By participating in the Summer School you will have the chance to immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture and history, and explore key locations with field trips related to the theme.

Who should attend?

The event is multi-disciplinary: it is appropriate both for those studying fields related to migration, and students from other fields who are interested in how they can apply their discipline to the theme.

Students who have previously attended an ACU Summer School are not eligible to apply.

Applications

Students should apply directly, using the online application form, by Sunday 12 January 2020. 

Successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of GBP £400. A limited number of bursaries are also available.

More information

Visit the ACU website for information about the programme, speakers and more. If you have any queries about the Summer School, please email summerschool@acu.ac.uk

European Summer School Prague

The European Summer School in Prague is an intensive 10-day learning programme focused on European integration. It is organized by one of the leading think-tanks in Central Europe, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, in co-operation with Prague College and the Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences. A variety of courses are available.

Application deadline: 30 April 2020 (ater this date, a late enrollment fee applies)

Further information can be found here.

JSPS Summer Programme

The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a UK national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Applications should be send to the British Council Tokyo. Application guidelines and forms can be found on the JSPS London website.

Study of the US Institutes (SUSI)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission and US Department State announces the opening of applications for the Study of the US Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders.

The five-week academic summer programmes for undergraduate students are meant to develop student understandings of the USA and develop leadership skills. The SUSIs are fully funded, and open to all students irrespective of their current field of study.The institutes include:

  • SUSI for Student Leaders  - Civic Engagement

  • SUSI for Student Leaders  - Education and the Future of Work

The deadline is 12 January 2020. More information is available on the Fulbright website or email programmes@fulbright.org.uk.

Summer School of Economics and Business at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

After 4 very successful editions, totaling 111 students from 25 countries, UAM is once again offering its Summer School of Economics and Business, from June 29 to July 24, 2020, and we very much hope you will have some students interested. Application period is already open!

The SSEB is a Summer Term, where four of the regular (and most popular among international students) courses are offered. Courses are taught in English in an intensive 4-week format (one or two courses to be chosen from the following, 6 or 12 ECTS credits): 

  • Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis

  • International Finance

  • Global Marketing

  • Doing Business in Spain

The SSEB brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of our summer term is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.

Detailed information and the application can be found on the website.

The Green Program

Created for students, by students, TGP has introduced a new model for education abroad – driven by a desire to provide purposeful, hands-on industry exposure at a fraction of the time and cost. Our program attracts students and young leaders who are curious about the world, seek opportunities to break out of their comfort zones, and stand out amongst their peers as global citizens.

To browse the available programmes and for more information, see here.


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