Summer schools

Summer schools are an excellent way to broaden your academic horizons and access the study abroad experience, without the time commitment of a full semester or year overseas. You will:

  • Learn about a new culture within a student-centered environment
  • Gain a new perspective on your degree subject
  • Enhance your career prospects

The summer schools featured here represent a small selection of those available across the world. When you apply for a summer school you will (with some exceptions) do this without direct involvement from the University of Bristol. 

Studying in a foreign language

Most summer schools listed here are offered in English, however there are many programmes where you can study in a foreign language. 

CountryUniversitySubjectLanguageCostDates
Australia University of Adelaide Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English £1888 June to July
Austria Graz International Summer School Seggau Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law; English £918 July
Austria University of Vienna Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or German £1638 June to August
Belgium University of Antwerp Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Up to £910 June to September
Canada The University of British Columbia Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English £2886 June to August
Canada McGill University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;  English £1500 to £3000 June to July
China CRCC Asia Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese £1695 to £3695 Varies
China Huawei Seeds for the Future (PDF, 1,557kB) Sciences; Engineering English or Chinese  0 August
China Study China Programme Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese £1150 to £1450 March to April
China Fudan University Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese £1642 July to August
China Peking University Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese £1100 to £2000 July
China China University of Political Science and Law Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese £1850 June to July
China Southwestern University of Finance and Economics Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese £1200 July
Czech Republic Masaryk University Social Sciences and Law; English £1545 June to July
Czech Republic Prague Summer Schools Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies July
Denmark Aarhus University Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Health Sciences; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English £100 to £2550 July to August
Denmark University of Copenhagen Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English £150 to £1250 July to August
Finland University of Helsinki Social Sciences and Law; English £180 August
France Université Grenoble Alpes Science; English or French £1056 June to July
France Sciences Po Summer School Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English and French £1690 to £2816 June to July
France Université Toulouse 1 Capitole Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or French £1160 to £1700 July
Germany University of Kiel Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or German £990 July to August
Germany University of Würzburg Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English or German Varies June to September
Germany Research Internships in Science and Engineering Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Science; English or German 0 Varies
Germany Mannheim University Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies July
Hong Kong University of Hong Kong Arts and Humanity; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese £640 to £4994 June to August
Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Chinese Varies June to August
India UK-India Education and Research Initiative Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English £600 to £1000 August to September
Ireland University of Limerick Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English £2590 to £4365 May to June
Italy University of Pisa Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English £0 to £2515 May to Oct
Italy University of Bologna Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies June to Oct
Italy European Innovation Academy Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;  English £1500 to £1726  July
Japan Kyushu University Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Japanese £650 June to August
Japan Nagoya University Engineering; Modern Languages; English or Japanese £1650 June to July
Japan Akita International University Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; English or Japanese £2150 June to July
Japan Waseda University Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Japanese £3460 June to July
Japan Sophia University Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Japanese £1080 - £1835 June to August
Mexico Universidad de las Americas Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English or Spanish Varies May to July
Netherlands University of Amsterdam Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English or Dutch Varies July to August
Netherlands Radboud University Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English or Dutch Varies June to August
Netherlands Tilburg University Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Dutch Varies July to August
New Zealand University of Auckland Engineering; Science  English n/a Varies
Peru Universidad del Pacífico Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English or Spanish £660 - £930 June to July
Singapore National University of Singapore Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Science; English Varies June to July
Singapore Nanyang Technological University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English 0 June to July
Slovenia University of Ljubljana Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies July
South Korea Yonsei University Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English or Korean £2500 - £3400 June to August
South Korea Ewha Womans University Modern Languages; English or Korean £2150 - £2900 June to August
Spain Complutense University of Madrid Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; Spanish or English Varies June to July
Sweden Linköping University Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies July
Switzerland University of Geneva Arts and Humanity; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies June to August
Switzerland ETH Zurich Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies July to September
Switzerland École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Biomedical Sciences; English  Varies July to August
Thailand Bangkok University Social Sciences and Law; English £1750 August
USA University of Rochester Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies May to August
USA University of Chicago Arts and Humanity; Science; English Varies June to August
USA Boston College Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies May to July
USA Fulbright Commission Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies Varies
USA Harvard University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies Varies
USA Stanford University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies June to August
USA Yale University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies June to August
USA Johns Hopkins University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies May to July
USA Cornell University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies June to August
USA University of Pennsylvania Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies July to August
USA Columbia University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies May to August
USA Duke University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies May to August
USA Northwestern University Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law; English Varies June to August

 The summer school prices listed above use an exchange rate of December 2015 and may have changed.

Contact us

If you need more information about studying or working abroad

Email: go-abroad@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
In Person: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

Edit this page