UCL Students Abroad

Other Opportunities


 If you are interested in studying abroad but do not have the option to do so during your studies, you may wish to consider one of the schemes below which take place during the holidays.

Summer Study in Mexico

 Do you have plans for next summer? Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey wants to invite you to have a great international experience learning Spanish, culture and more in our country.

We offer you the possibility to select between different sites in México: Monterrey and a combination of cities in the south region of México that includes San Cristóbal de las Casas, Villahermosa, Mérida, Playa del Carmen and Cancún. Each location has its own charm and attractions to offer you an enriching cultural experience.
Keep reading to learn more about what Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey has to offer you.

For more information, please see the Study in Mexico website.

Vacation Study in China

The Study China Programme, managed by The University of Manchester is currently recruiting students for the Easter 2015 programme.

Study China is financed by the UK government to provide a three week student experience of Chinese language, culture and business. Living on the host university campus you attend a structured programme of lectures, workshops, trips and excursions.

Key objectives of the programme are to enhance language skills and provide an insight into Chinese business relations and economy. This unique opportunity allows you experience life as a student in this fascinating, diverse country.

There are a number of bursaries available to contribute towards your own costs which are airfare and spending money, all other costs are funded by the UK government.

The partnership universities participating in this programme are:

  • Beijing Normal University 
  • Zhejiang University 
  • East China Normal University 


This year there are two programme dates. Most UCL students will only be able to apply for the programme beginning on Sunday 29 March, because of the dates of the UCL terms this year. 

East China Normal University:

Start date: Sunday 22 March

Finish date: Saturday 11 April

Beijing Normal University and Zhejiang University:

Start date: Sunday 29 March

Finish date: Saturday 18 April

How do I apply?

The application process for the Easter programme opened on September 17 2014.

For guidance on how to submit an application please see the Study China: How to Apply page.

Once accepted onto the programme you will commit to a structured programme of study focusing on developing knowledge and understanding of China and the Chinese language.The good news is that you do not need any previous knowledge of Chinese to benefit from the programme and your experience will not be limited to just classroom learning. There is an extensive programme of cultural classes, days out and social occasions to look forward to, ensuring that your experience of China is truly lived as well as taught

To apply please visit the Study China Website

Summer Study in India


Apply now for the UKIERI Study India Programme 2015

This fantastic three-week government sponsored programme teaches UK undergraduates what it is to live, work and study in the megacities of Delhi and Mumbai. The immersive experience includes special guest lectures; Indian school and university visits; cultural activities; and a one-week internship with a company or NGO. 

All accommodation, tuition, food and local transportation costs are sponsored. Students are only required to pay for international flights, visa and travel insurance.

For more information and the online 2015 application form please visit the Study India website.

Summer Study in the United States

Stony Brook University

For students interested in study abroad in New York, look no further than Stony Brook University Summer Sessions.

There are two sessions available:

  • Session I (May 26 - July 2)
  • Session II (July 6 - August 15)

For more information on tuition fees, accommodation and courses available, see the Stony Brook website.

Study in Indonesia

Darmasiswa Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia in the academic year 2013/2014 offers a scholarship of Darmasiswa Programme to foreign students (including students from UK and Ireland) of any major to study in Indonesia for 6 months or 1 year.

The main purpose of the Darmasiswa program is to promote and increase the interest in the language and the culture of Indonesia among the youth of others countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural link and understanding among participated countries.

Programme Schedule

Registration & Selection  : 8 Oct – 30 Nov 2012
Administration Selection : 1 – 14 Dec 2012
Academic Selection  : 17 Dec 2012
Announcement : 7 Jan 2013
Confirmation of participation : 7 -31 Jan 2013
Commencement :
Regular 1 year (September 2013 – July 2014)
Regular 6 month (September 2013 – January 2014)


  • Application can be made through : Indonesian Embassy
  • Administration Selection by : Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Academic Selection by Ministry of Education and Culture and Directorate General of Higher Education.

For further information, please visit the Darmasiswa Scholarship website

IAESTE UK Work Placements

Administered by the British Council, IAESTE UK is a member of the IAESTE international association which includes 85 other member countries united by the aims:

  • To provide science, engineering and applied arts undergraduates with training experience abroad relevant to their studies;
  • To offer UK employers well qualified and motivated foreign trainees;
  • To be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host employers.

Founded at Imperial College in 1948, IAESTE arranges paid course-related vacation training abroad on a reciprocal exchange basis so that in every participating country IAESTE trainees are both entering and leaving for placements.

Since its foundation IAESTE has exchanged in excess of 300,000 students worldwide, playing a key role in the development of engineers and scientists able to make their mark in a global economy. Over 22,000 of these students have been from the United Kingdom.

IAESTE provides a service to three target constituencies: employers, students, and academic institutions. The programme is employer-led in that no exchange can be arranged until a commitment has been made by an employer to host an international  student. Participating employers may be in industry as well as research and academic institutions.

The exchange of trainees is conducted on a reciprocal basis between member countries. The pivotal point is the annual conference which is held each January in one of the member countries. At the conference offers of placements are exchanged between  member countries. IAESTE offices are also responsible for the administration of all stages of the placements through visa/work permit applications (where necessary) to accommodation arrangements and setting up social/cultural activities for the visiting trainees. 

Over the years IAESTE has created lasting friendships around the world, fostered international business and research links, assisted in the preparation and recruitment of an international workforce and enhanced international cultural relations.

For further information, please visit the British Council IAESTE Programme website.

Summer School in South Korea

 Summer Programme at Sungkyunkwan University

If you have ever wanted to visit Korea, this is your chance!

The International Summer Semester (ISS) at Sungkyunkwan University is a 4 week summer experience that you will never forget. By bringing together students and faculty from Korea and around the world, the ISS is not only academically stimulating; it also offers an opportunity to make new friends and to discover Seoul and Korea. View the Promotional Video to learn more about the ISS experience.

Details of the 2014 programme are yet to be released. For general information on what courses you can follow and how to apply, please visit the ISS website.

And for a real taste of what our friends at Sungkyunkwan are all about, check out their Sungkyun Style video on YouTube.

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