Summer schools

Study abroad during your summer holidays to get a fantastic international experience, develop your knowledge and add to your CV.

Universities all over the world run summer schools in a wide variety of subjects. Most summer schools are 3-4 weeks long and include social and cultural activities as well as academic sessions. 

How to find the right summer school for you

You will need to do some research in order to find the right summer school for you. The table below lists some of our partner universities and this may be a good place to start. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list. There are many more summer schools out there and so you should also do your own research. Consider searching online by country or subject if you already have an idea of what you want to study or which area of the world you would like to go to. You might want to choose a summer school in your degree subject or you could use it as an opportunity to study something completely different.

Things to remember

Cost - You will need to cover the cost of attending a summer school which can vary depending on the host instituition and location. Make sure you look into the application, tuition and accommodation fees before you apply. Check whether you can apply for a Global Opportunities Scholarship to help you cover the cost. 

Accommodation - Some summer schools will offer campus accommodation, whilst others will provide guidance on finding your own private accommodation. Check whether accommodation is available and how much it costs.

Application - Eligibility criteria and the application process will vary between summer schools. Remember to check each summer school's application process and deadline. You will need to apply directly to the host institution, not to UoB. The exception to this is exchange places - see the green box below. 

Credits - Your host university may award you credits for taking part in the summer school but you will not be able to transfer these back to your Bristol degree programme. However, you will often receive a certificate of participation and a summer school is a great way to develop your skills and knowledge.

How to make your summer school a reality

  1. Do some research into summer schools. You can start by looking at our partner universities listed in the table below but this is not an exhaustive list. Do your own research online. 
  2. Check the costs. Some summer schools will offer a discount to students from partner universities. Ask the host university whether discounts are available. 
  3. Decide where you want to go.
  4. Apply directly to your chosen institution, following the instructions on their website.
  5. Email us at summer-abroad@bristol.ac.uk if you want any guidance.

Summer School Exchange Places

We have a limited number of exchange places available on certain partner universties' summer schools. As an exchange student, you will not be required to pay tuition fees.

Exchange places are available at:

Click on each University to find out more about the subjects on offer. 

Apply

Applications for exchange places are open now and the deadline is Wednesday 4th March. Contact the Global Opportunities Team for information on how to apply: summer-abroad@bristol.ac.uk

If you are selected for an exchange place, you will also need to apply directly to the host university. 

Contact us

Email: summer-abroad@bristol.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
In person: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

Partner Universities

Location

University

Subject

Australia

University of Adelaide

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Austria

Graz International Summer School Seggau

Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law;

Austria

University of Vienna

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Belgium

University of Antwerp

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Canada

The University of British Columbia

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Canada

McGill University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

China

CRCC Asia

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

China

Study China Programme

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

China

Fudan University

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

China

Peking University

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

China

China University of Political Science and Law

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

China

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Czech Republic

Masaryk University

Social Sciences and Law;

Czech Republic

Prague Summer Schools

Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law;

Denmark

Aarhus University

Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Health Sciences; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Denmark

University of Copenhagen

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Finland

University of Helsinki

Social Sciences and Law;

France

Université Grenoble Alpes

Science;

France

Sciences Po Summer School

Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

France

Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Germany

University of Kiel

Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Germany

University of Würzburg

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Germany

Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Science;

Germany

Mannheim University

Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law;

Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

Arts and Humanity; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

India

UK-India Education and Research Initiative

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Ireland

University of Limerick

Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Italy

University of Pisa

Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Italy

University of Bologna

Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law;

Italy

European Innovation Academy

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Japan

Kyushu University

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Japan

Nagoya University

Engineering; Modern Languages;

Japan

Akita International University

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages;

Japan

Waseda University

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Japan

Sophia University

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Netherlands

University of Amsterdam

Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Netherlands

Radboud University

Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Netherlands

Tilburg University

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

New Zealand

University of Auckland

Engineering; Science 

New Zealand

University of Aukland Summer Reseach Scholarships

Biomedical Science; Engineering; Clinical Medicine; Law; Mathematics; Music; Psycology

Peru

Universidad del Pacífico

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Singapore

National University of Singapore

Arts and Humanity; Modern Languages; Science;

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana

Arts and Humanity; Social Sciences and Law;

South Korea

Yonsei University

Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

South Korea

Ewha Womans University

Modern Languages;

Spain

Complutense University of Madrid

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Sweden

Linköping University

Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Social Sciences and Law;

Switzerland

University of Geneva

Arts and Humanity; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

Switzerland

ETH Zurich

Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences and Law;

Switzerland

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Biomedical Sciences;

Thailand

Bangkok University

Social Sciences and Law;

USA

University of Rochester

Arts and Humanity; Engineering; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

University of Chicago

Arts and Humanity; Science;

USA

Boston College

Arts and Humanity; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Fulbright Commission

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Harvard University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Stanford University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Yale University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Johns Hopkins University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Cornell University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

University of Pennsylvania

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Columbia University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Duke University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

USA

Northwestern University

Arts and Humanity; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Modern Languages; Science; Social Sciences and Law;

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