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This summer, Study Abroad will once again offer a range of tuition fee free opportunities at partner institutions through our Tuition Fee Free Summer scheme!

The details of the programmes available via the 2021 tuition fee free scheme are yet to be confirmed. We will release details of the programmes available later in term one. In previous years, places have been available at partner programmes in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singpaore, South Korea, Mexico, USA and Switzerland, and we hope to offer a similar list of exciting opportunities for 2021.

Details of the 2020 offering are included below to give an idea of the application process and programmes that have been available. Please note that the details below will be updated when the 2021 offering has been confirmed.

 

How to apply

Applications have closed 31st of January 2020.

Summer programmes: below are the partner institutions who are offering tuition fee free summer schools, click on the titles for more details.

University of Adelaide Winter School

Programme description: The University of Adelaide's July Winter School offers international students the opportunity to study an intensive academic program with local and international students and immerse themselves in Australian culture. The Adelaide Winter School brochure has more information about the programme and courses available. 

Please see below the 2019 brochure. The 2020 brochure will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available in January.

Number of tuition fee free places:

Dates: July 2020 (exact dates tbc)

Eligibility criteria: non-finalist undergraduate students from UCL Geography and Earth Science departments

Costs:

  • Tuition fee: waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses - students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the attached brochure and the partner's website for further details. 

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

University of Sydney Short-Term Programme

Programme description: The University of Sydney offers excellent student experience coupled with state-of-the-art learning environments and academic support services in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  A Short-Term Study Abroad experience is a brilliant way to experience the exciting culture of Australia, develop global connections in your chosen profession, and gain a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market.

Check their brochure below for more info about the programme.

Number of tuition fee free places: 4

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from all UCL departments.

Dates: 

Session A: Tues 2nd June-Wed 15th July 2020 (3 or 6 week options)
Session B: Tues 23rd June-Fri 24th July 2020 (3 or 5 weeks options)

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students for one unit of study
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the cost information on their website. 

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Summer School

Programme description: The SJTU Global Summer Programme provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Brain Science and Technology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture and Discovering Chinese Creativity, each of which will be accompanied with Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners.

In addition to academic lectures, local excursions, cultural activities and field trips are also available for international participants. From these extracurricular activities, students will learn more about Chinese culture, history and politics. The Global Summer School offers a chance to experience Chinese culture first-hand and to make friends from China and around the world.

Please see below the brochure for more information. 

SJTU 2020 brochure

Number of tuition fee free places: 5

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from all UCL departments.

Dates:

  • Session A: 9th of July - 24th of July 2020
  • Session B: 9th of July - 4th August 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s brochure.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.

 

Zhejiang University International Summer School

Programme description: The Zhejiang University (ZJU) Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summer School is a unique three-week program which offers participants an opportunity to understand entrepreneurial China in one of China's most dynamic growth areas.

Combined fieldwork with courses, the program encourages participants to observe and learn from the real business settings via company visits, networking events with entrepreneurs and tours searching for business opportunities. By the end of the program, students will be required to create their own China business initiative and present it to the final judges as part of their assessment.

The curriculum is designed to cover different facets of entrepreneurship including the cultural issue, the economic issue, the marketing issue as well as specific areas such as intellectual property and big data. Cultural immersion sessions are also offered throughout the program.

The 2020 brochure is now available

Number of tuition fee free places: 2

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from all departments

Dates: 14th of June - 4th of July 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s brochure for details.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.

Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School

Programme description: The International Summer School offers local and international students an international learning environment and opportunities for quality cultural exchange during the summer. Academics from CUHK and renowned overseas universities have been invited to teach in the School. In addition to Putonghua and Cantonese courses, a number of much sought-after courses in business, humanities and social science with an Asian or Chinese perspective are offered. Programme details can be found in the CUHK Summer Handbook for 2019.

The 2020 handbook will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available in January.

Number of tuition fee free places: up to 10

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from all UCL departments

Dates: two sessions - July and August (exact dates tbc)

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s handbook  and website for details.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.

City University of Hong Kong Summer Research Internship Program

Programme description:The Colleges of Science and Engineering have an overseas internship scheme to provide students with an opportunity to experience scientific research related to their studies. In addition to the research experience, additional cultural workshops and an industrial visit are provided to give participants a brief understanding of industrial establishments in Hong Kong as well as a taste of Chinese culture. The programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to conduct a research project which will expand their horizons and allow them to apply their knowledge in  a practical setting.

Further Information: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/ceng/student-life/student-exchange/inbound-exchange/summer-exchange-programmes

Number of tuition fee free places: up to 10

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from UCL Engineering and Physics departments only.

Dates: 8th of June - 7th Augst 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s website for details.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology International Summer Exchange Program (ISP)

Programme description: The ISP welcomes students from partner institutions to study at HKUST over the summer. The programme aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. The programme comprises of high quality courses taught by HKUST academics and opportunities to participate in local excursions that provide insight into the region.

Further details: https://isp.ust.hk/program/overview/

Number of tuition fee free places: up to 6

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from Engineering departments (excluding Computer Science)

Dates: 22nd of June - 15th of August 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s website for details.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.

Nanyang Technological University GEM Trailblazer Summer

Programme description: GEM Trailblazer Summer is tailored to prepare global talents to be future-ready for the Asian century. With more than 30 courses offered, the programmes are designed to be rigorous yet exciting. Five different academic tracks are available including Entrepreneurship & Innovation and New Technologies, New World.

You can find the information on the different tracks on their brochure:

Number of tuition fee free places: 4

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from Engineering and MAPS departments.

Dates:

6-week programme: 17 June – 31 July 2020
4-week programme: 1 July – 31 July 2020
2-week programme: 1 July – 17 July 2020; 15 July to 31 July 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s brochure and website for details.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage
Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.
National University of Singapore  FASStrack Asia Summer programme 

Programme description:The National University of Singapore with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is delighted to offer FASStrack Asia: The Summer School in June 2020, which will take place in Singapore, one of the most modern and dynamic cities in the world. With Asia in the world’s spotlight as it undergoes rapid growth, the summer programme will tap into our research strengths in the region and offer students an enriching knowledge and understanding of various Asian-related topics and issues. Taught over a 5-week summer period, students will attend classes, participate in active discussions and learn from academic experts specializing in their area of study. In 2020, FASStrack Asia will also continue to offer courses and field trips that will complement each another for a more holistic summer experience.

Number of tuition fee free places: 4

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from all UCL departments

Dates: 22nd of June - 24th of July 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s brochure and website for details.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.

Seoul National University International Summer Programme

Programme description: SNU ISP presents a unique opportunity for students to experience academic life at Seoul National University, Korea's most prestigious university and one of the leading universities in the world. SNU ISP's intensive five-week summer program taught by distinguished SNU and visiting faculty members offers its participants the chance to learn in depth from experts on Korea and East Asia, as well as a range of topics from the disciplines of Economics and Business Management to History, Politics, Sociology, and Arts. SNU ISP also provides courses on Korean language and traditional arts, for students wishing acquire or advance their Korean language abilities while immersing Korea's contemporary and traditional culture.

Please visit their website for more details.

Number of tuition fee free places: 

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from the Arts and Sciences (BASc) department. 

Dates: 24th of June - 24th of July 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s website for details.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Note on East Asia destinations: UCL Study Abroad continues to monitor relevant sources, including the FCO advice , in relation to China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Should the current public health concerns in relation to the Coronavirus persist or worsen closer to the date of departure, the Study Abroad Team will suspend, postpone or re-allocate student participation in the summer school they were selected for.

Tecnologico de Monterrey iSummer Mx programme 

Programme description: i Summer MX is a program designed for international students who love traveling and learning about new cultures.

Students will live in four vibrant cities in Mexico. The Santa Fe district in Mexico City, the colonial city Queretaro, the industrialized Leon and the modern business and industrial center in Monterrey. They will make everlasting memories exercising their intellectual curiosity and developing entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership skills, in a multicultural setting.During their stay in Mexico, students will learn about different parts of the country without ceasing their studies. Each campus has special activities, with field trips, company visits and networking events that will make their experience unforgettable.

Please see their website for more details. 

Number of tuition fee free places: 6

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from Engineering departments (exculding Computer Science). 

Dates: 1st of July - 31st of July 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected students
  • Students still liable for the service fee which includes accommodation, transport within Mexico and breakfast ($1600). Students are also expected to cover their own flights and visa costs.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Stony Brook Global Summer Instiute in Stony Brook, NY

Programme description:  The Global Summer Institute  allows  visiting international students the opportunity to enroll in academic courses at Stony Brook.  All students are required to enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits. Students in the Global Academic Program are eligible to participate in our GSI cultural excursions.

UPDATE: The partners have confirmed that exchange students will not be offered a housing scholarship, since the $6,186 tuition fee will be waived for selected students.  

Stony Brook University has a wide variety of courses across multiple academic departments and disciplines. Admission to some courses is subject to department review, in order to ensure that students have satisfied the course entry requirements.  .

Please visit their website for further information.

Number of tuition fee free places: 4

Eligibility criteria: non-finalist undergraduate students from all UCL departments

Dates: 3rd of July - 15th of August 2020

Costs:

  • Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students
  • Students are still expected to cover their own travel plus the following fees 

Accommodation (apartment style housing): $2089.50 (this included in the total below)

College Fee: $31.20

Academic Excellence Fee: $29.00

Technology Fee: $81.50

Activity Fee: $16.00

Recreation Facilities Fee: $40.00

Transportation Fee: $47.25

Health Services Fee: $52.25

International Student Service Fee: $100.00

International Student Health Insurance: $202.96

Total $2689.66

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Zurich University of Teach Education Summer School 2021

Programme description: The Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) Summer School provides insight into the Swiss education system, its opportunities and challenges. The programme lasts two weeks and has two academic tracks to chose from:

Special needs and inclusive education in Switzerland

Health promotion and violence prevention in schools

For more information visit the Zurich University of Teacher Education Summer School website.

Number of tuition fee free places: 4

Eligibility criteria: non finalist undergraduate students from the Education Studies department.

Dates: 20th June - 2nd July 2021

Costs:

Tuition fee – waived for selected UCL students. Participants will have to pay a fee of CHF 380 to cover the cost of the welcome and social programme as well as local transportation costs. Travel, visa, accommodation, activities and admin fees, expenses – students are expected to cover these themselves. Please see the institution’s brochure for details.

Application: please apply via Portico, as outlined at the top of this webpage.

Successful students are able to apply for one of our bursaries in order to help with the costs.

While tuition fees are waived for successful students, please note that participants will have to cover their own accommodation, travel and living costs.