North America

A sample of summer schools in North America. Students apply directly the host institution, then can apply for short-term mobility funding to support their studies.

McGill University - Short Programs 

The McGill School of Continuing Studies offers Short Programs that bring students from around the world to learn about topics such as Big Data, Business Analytics, Communications, and Machine Learning, all while experiencing the McGill campus and everything that Montreal has to offer. These programs traditionally consist of two courses and lead to a transcript and an attestation of completion of the program.

Dates: Various May, June, July sessions

Tuition Fees: Various depending on session

Application Deadline: Various depending on session

For more information visit the McGill University Short Programmes website.

HEC Montréal Business French School

Study at the only graduate school of management in North America to offer a Business French Summer SchoolThe programme includes Business French courses, communication workshops, marketing and management seminars, company visits and socio-cultural and sports activities.

Dates: 8 July - 2 August 2022

Tuition Fees: CAD1,875

Application Deadline: 17 June 2024

For more information please visit the HEC Montréal Business French Summer School website

University of British Columbia Vancouver Summer Program (UBC VSP)

A four-week experience for international undergraduate students a. UBC VSP is as much about academics as it is about social and cultural experiences. Choose from over 70 course packages in a range of disciplines. Included activities differ according to course packages, with some including socio-cultural activities.


June Session: 7 June - 7 July 2024 

July Session: 12 July - 12 August 2024

Programme Fees: CAD5,625 (includes tuition accommodation, transport to and from the airport, a city tour of Vancouver, a welcome event, and a farewell lunchcourse materials and medical insurance. Some course packages will have activities that are partly subsidized or come at an additional cost)

Application Deadlines: 

June Session: 22 March 2024

July Session: 5 April 2024 (tentative)

For more information visit the UBC VSP website.

Stony Brook University Summer Session

The Global Academic Program (GAP) allows newly admitted and visiting international students the opportunity to enrol in a variety of academic courses across multiple academic departments and disciplines at Stony Brook.  Admission to some courses is subject to department review, in order to ensure that students have satisfied the course entry requirements.

Dates: 8 July - 16 August 2024

Tuition Fees: USD6,246

Application Deadline: 1 May 2024

For more information please visit the Stony Brook GAP website.

University of California Summer Programmes

Some of the University of California campuses have summer offerings, with the opportunities varying in format, content, duration and cost depending on the individual campus and programme. Information regarding the summer opportunities at UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles (UCLA) and UC Irvine can be found via the links below.

UC Berkeley: http://summer.berkeley.edu/

UCLA: https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes

UC Irvine: https://summer.uci.edu/international/

Dates: Various, depending on campus

Tuition Fees: Various, depending on campus

Application Deadlines: Various, depending on campus

For more information please visit each campus' website.

Washington University in St. Louis International Summer Study

Summer School in Arts & Sciences provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore, innovate, and immerse in rich academic experiences. Your coursework will challenge you to push beyond the boundaries of traditional learning to earn a rounded academic experience.


Summer Session I: 20 May - 7 June 2024

Summer Session II: 10 June - 12 July 2024

Summer Session III: 10 June - 2 August 2024

Summer Session IV: 15 July - 15 August 2024

Tuition Fees: Undergraduate USD1,180/unit (USD3,540/3-unit course) | Graduate: USD1420/unit (USD4,260/3-unit course)

Application Deadline: 27 March 2024

For more information visit the Washington University in St. Louis International Summer Study website.

Georgetown Summer Sessions

Choose from over 250 ungergraduate and graduates courses across a variety of disciplines from Arts & Humanities to the Sciences. There are seven sessions to choose from, taught online or on campus.

Dates: Varying depending on courses, 3 June - 9 August 2024

Turition Fees: Undergraduate USD2,053 per credit | Graduate USD2,452 per credit per credit

Application Deadline: 15 April 2024

For more information visit the Georgetown Summer Sessions website.

Study of the US Institutes (SUSI)

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the SUSI programme, a FULLY FUNDED opportunity at Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania. This year's theme is Environmental Issues and will include meeting with local and non-profit organisations, community engagements, lectures and more. The programme intends to begin with an opening forum in Washington D.C., bringing together participants to network, develop leadership skills and discuss current affairs from multi-regional perspectives.

Dates: 25 June - 31 July 2024

Programme Fees: Fully funded (including return airfare, tuition, housing and meals in shared university accommodation, small daily allowance, health and accidence insurance and if the programme is virtual, a technology stipend)

Application Deadline: 19 December 2023

For more information visit the SUSI programme webpages.

University of Texas at Austin - Global Summer Institute

Students are invited to take part in the Global Summer Institute, where experiential learning is at the heart of the programs. Students will take part in excursions across the region, explore the arts, culture, and history of Austin, all on top of deepen their knowledge in their chosen field.

Dates: 6 July - 3 August 2024

Programme Fees: USD5,500

Application Deadline: 15 May 2024

For more information visit the UT Austin Global Summer Institute webpage.