Summer Schools

In addition to our YorkU Summer Abroad Courses, students can participate in the following summer school programs through a Letter of Permission (LOP). Please note: to ensure your Letter of Permission request is processed in time for the Spring/Summer term, applications should be sent at least six weeks prior to the first day of enrolment.

All students registered and selected to go on Summer Abroad programs are eligible for York International Mobility Award (YIMA). Visit the YIMA page.


Summer School
Program Offered
Summer School
Program Offered
University of Bonn, Germany
The University of Bonn is proud to offer 3 summer programs:

  1. During the summer, the University of Bonn holds a four-week Summer Course. German language classes (different levels) will take place in the morning and work groups as well as excursions in the afternoon. Make sure you sign up well in advance, as applications always exceed availability.   Please click here for details.Please note: NEW! A Scholarship is available for Summer 2017!
  2. NEW! Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn. The Summer School addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study.The course will take place from July 31 to August 11, 2017, and the program is conducted in English.Please visit their website for more information.
  3. NEW! Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn. The Summer School addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study.It will take place from July 31 to August 11, 2017 and the program is conducted in English.Please visit their website for more information.

Email for more details and for information about how to apply.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is delighted to be selected as the host of the next Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School.

The  ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’, the Summer School will take place from 1 to 9 July 2018, bringing together 50 students from ACU member universities from around the world to Hong Kong for a week of expert lectures, field trips, networking, social events and group work. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of innovative best practice in sustainable city development and discuss how to set a new urban agenda in their home countries.

Applications will open in November 2017 and should be submitted to the ACU. Interested students should stay tuned for registration details on the ACU website.

Metropolitan College, Greece

NEW! Signature Summer Programmes in summer 2017.

These are programmes addressed to students who wish to combine the unique cultural experience of Greece with the opportunity to attend specially designed courses.

The programmes run for two weeks during June and July offering a unique mix of learning and international experiences.

Please visit these links and their website for more information:

Meiji University, Japan

NEW! Meiji University will hold two unique short-term programs (in English) for international students in summer 2017

Cool Japan will be held from July 21 - Aug 2, 2017. This is a 13 day program, comprised of a series of lectures, workshops and field trips on a wide variety of subjects relating to Japan's contemporary images -- from manga, anime and music, to fashion, the latest technology and cuisine. We will investigate the diverse aspects of Japanese society and uncover their underlying traditional elements as well.
English will be used throughout the course, so Japanese Language ability is not required.

Law in Japan is an intensive two-week program is designed for foreign nationals who would like to study Japanese law in its social and cultural context. The program consists of lectures and field trips. Each lecture will present a number of important contemporary issues for discussion. Participants will also learn how the law is actually practiced through the field trips. We welcome applications from both law and non-law backgrounds. No previous knowledge of Japanese Law / Language is required to participate in this program.

For more information about either course, please visit their website. 

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

NEW! The Shanghai International Summer School (SISS) offers students the opportunity to study abroad this summer from June 26 to July 25, 2017.

Combined with culture activities, company visits and weekend trips, students will have the chance to explore topics of: culture, business and innovation- each with an emphasis on understanding the Chinese Market, investigating the causes behind, and analyzing challenges of china’s booming economy.

You can find more about the program here, and apply online here.

Maynooth University
NEW! Maynooth was recently rated the number 1 university in Ireland on the International Student Barometer survey. They are ranked #68 in the ‘Top 150 Under 50’, being recognised as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook, as well as receiving the StudyPortals 2015 ‘Outstanding International Student Satisfaction Award’ for having the happiest international students in Europe. Choose from:

  1.  Field Anthropology School | July 2-15 2017
  2. Law Summer School | dates range from June 17-August 12 2017
  3. International Summer School | July 1-29 2017
  4. Israel-Ireland Summer School | July 6-August 19 2017
  5. Travelling Program ‘Ireland’s Island Heritage’ | June 1-27

Please visit their link and their website for more information.

Nagoya University

NEW! Nagoya University is pleased to announce their new  Short-Term Japanese Program (NUSTEP) for Summer 2017 and Spring 2018.

The Nagoya University Short-Term Japanese Language Program (NUSTEP) offers two week of intensive Japanese classes. Participants will join specialized lectures by faculty and visit some of the laboratories on campus. We aim to promote a greater understanding of Japanese culture and society. The program also provides various on and off-campus activities such as cultural excursions, field trips, exchanges and discussions with Nagoya University students. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

For more information, please visit their website and contact

Beihang University

NEW! In the summer of 2017, BEIHANG University will hold the International Summer School from July 3 to July 28.

Please note: scholarships are available to all applicants who register and apply online before April 7, 2017.

For more information, please see the brochure or check out their website. 

European Cultural Centre

NEW! The European Cultural Academy - a short-term program that aims to enhance knowledge and advance students’ careers in Art, Architecture and other Creative Industries. European Cultural Academy emphasizes practical solutions. Students get behind the scenes of the Biennale and learn how to organize exhibitions, collateral events and collaborate with governments, artists, press and sponsors. At the end of the course participants create a real project (e.g. exhibition project, art work, publication, event etc.) that might be added to their portfolio/CV and have a possibility to present it to public.

For more information, please visit their website, check our their brochure, and contact

Charles University

NEW! This summer, the Charles University will host the Prague Summer School of Journalism. This program is intended for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students.

The Summer School programme will be interesting for students of communication studies, international studies, political studies, sociological studies, and other related fields.

For more information please view their website and brochure.

Hochschule Darmstadt

NEW! The International Summer University (ISU) 2017 at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences on “Energy Efficient and Smart Building Infrastructure Systems” is taking place from July 16 until August 12, 2017.

The academic module, which is organized and to be taught by the vice dean and a professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, will focus on two main topics:

  1. Smart homes and including: targets of building automation, such as comfort, efficiency and security/safety.
  2. German Energiewende, which will focus on energy supply, energy distribution and energy consumption.

The module on smart building infrastructure systems will also contain a one-week academic excursion to Cologne.

In addition, students will attend a German language class that is organized by the Language Center. Excursions to different cities in the state of Hessen and other leisure activities complement the program (refer to the schedule of classes)

For more information, please visit their website or contact

Bogazici University

NEW! Bogazici University Summer Term is an intensive seven-week program. Term courses and programs are offered to undergraduate and graduate students from other universities in Turkey or abroad.

An official transcript is issued following the completion of the programme.

This  year, B.U. Summer Term will take place between June 15, 2017 and August 4, 2017.

For more information, please visit their website and contact

Global Academy, University of Cape Town

NEW!  University of Cape Town’s Global Academy- 4 week international school. Programme Dates: 19 June – 14 July 2017.

For more information about course specific, please check out their brochures: here and here.

Programme fee is  $4750, and it includes: 4 week Academic Programme, programme housing with breakfast, academic Excursions to Community & Heritage Sights Excursions, historical and heritage sites: Robben Island, the Slave Lodge, sites of slavery in Cape Town; District Six Museums; Community Schools, centres of art and music, welcome Lunch & Closing Dinner, programme transportation.

Closing Date for Applications: 21 April 2017. Students may apply individually to or

Please note: Non-refundable deposit of US $2,000 to accompany the application on 21 April 2017. The balance to be paid by 19th May 2017.

** All students are expected to obtain comprehensive health, travel and emergency insurance prior to travel to South Africa. Insurance cover must be for the full duration of the programme. Ensure that you meet the South African visa requirements.

University of Kent

NEW! The University of Kent’s courses are designed for anyone who would like to study one or more of the inspiring courses taught at the University’s locations in three of Europe’s most important cities.

The Summer Schools are two weeks long and run in June, July and August 2017, allowing you to attend one or more, and discover what it is like to be a student at our Canterbury, Brussels or Paris locations.

Courses offered include:

  • Brussels, Europe and the World, 18 June - 1 July 2017
  • Paris, Revolutions, 16 - 29 July 2017
  • Canterbury, Global Business in a Dynamic Environment, 18 June – 2 July 2017
  • Canterbury, European Security and Foreign Policy, 18 June – 2 July 2017
  • Canterbury, Quantitative Methods, 18 June – 2 July 2017
  • Canterbury, Architecture Summer School, 2 – 16 July 2017
  • Canterbury, Medieval History, 2-16 July 2017
  • Canterbury, Biotechnology, 16 - 30 July 2017
  • Canterbury, Investigating the Social Mind, 16 – 30 July 2017
  • Canterbury, Molecular Biology and IVF, 30 July – 13 August 2017
  • Paris, Law Critical Theory, 26 June – 7 July 2017

Please note: Scholarships and discounts are available, but there is a limited number of full and part scholarships to award. Apply by 31st March 2017.

For more information, please visit their website or contact

University of Glasgow

NEW! Applications are currently open to our International Summer School. For Summer 2017 we have a number of new courses including the International Business Course as well as Bioscience for Global Health, Essential Genetics and Curatorial Practice and Collections Research.

For more information about the courses and information about how to apply, please check their website or contact

University of California, Davis 

Greentrek is partnering with the University of California Davis to organize the Sustainable Ecuador summer abroad program in 2017. 

This program examines the historical development and current situation of Ecuador’s indigenous peoples, with special emphasis on environmental sustainability issues. Through lectures, seminar discussions, and fieldwork, the program underscores the impact that economic and political factors have on the process of indigenous cultural adaptation.

Applications are due: April 7, 2017.

For more information visit their website or contact OR

Unbound Prometheus, Greece

NEW!  Unbound Prometheus is an academic initiative offering a superb program of summer courses in Greece aimed at college undergraduates, high school students, as well as adults.

You can find more information about the program on the website or by viewing this poster.

Konkuk University

NEW! KU International Summer Program (ISP), an exciting opportunity to learn about Korea. A two-to-four-week-long summer program that provides a wonderful experience for international students wishing to learn Korean history, culture, language and business. Students will gain a better understanding of this vibrant country with KU student buddies and other students from all over the world through hands-on activities and weekend cultural programs.

For more information please visit their website and view their brochure.

Please note: The deadline for application & payment is 31st May 2017. Students should submit their application forms via email to

University of Leeds

NEW!  Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers you the opportunity to study at the University of Leeds and immerse yourself in British culture as part of an exciting four-week programme. Taking advantage of the vibrant, student friendly city of Leeds, and the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area, the summer school combines world-class tuition with local knowledge, academic-related field trips, and a wide variety of social activities.

You can find more information about the program on their website or you can contact 

Sungkyunkwan University

NEW! This year, ISS is planning the most comprehensive and exciting program yet. It's their mission to provide the best educational experience as well as share the beauty and spirit of Korea.

Program dates are from June 26 to July 20, 2017.

For more information, please visit their website or contact

*Scholarships are available, please contact yuabroad for more details.


Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
NEW! UAM is proud to offer a number of summer courses:

  • El Camino de Santiago: Historia, Patrimonio & Cultura
  • European and Comparative Law
  • Formación en Enseñanza de ELE
  • Técnicas docentes para profesores de ELE: Cultura, interculturalidad y patrimonio histórico-artístico Español
  • Spanish Language & Culture I (Spanish 3)
  • Spanish Language & Culture II (Spanish 4)
  • Spanish Language Through Food & Culture 3

For more information about these courses, please go to their website and check out their brochures here and here.

Or choose to participate in their Summer School of Economics and Business, from June 12 to July 20, 2017.

The SSEB is a Summer Term, where they offer four of our regular (and most popular among international students) high-quality courses, taught in English, in an intensive 6-week format (one or two courses to be chosen from the following, 6 or 12 ECTS credits, advanced Bachelor or Master level):

  • Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Global Marketing
  • International Finance

The SSEB brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of our summer term is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.

For more information, visit their website and look at their brochure.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
NEW! HKUST is excited to offer:

  1. Understanding China, 1700-2000: A Data-Analytic Approach taught by James Lee, the Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science.
  2. Ecology and Society, co-taught by Professor Frederick H. Damon from University of Virginia and Professor Jianxiong MA. Both are 3-credit courses.

Program Dates: June 26-July 15, and free on-campus accommodation may be available.

For more information, visit their website or email for more information.

Olympia Summer Academy

NEW!  The Olympia Summer Academy (OSA) and the European International Studies Association (EISA) are pleased to announce a unique educational opportunity for graduate students, senior undergraduates, junior researchers and practitioners: the 2017 Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies.

For more information, visit their website and look at their brochures here and here.


Panteion University

NEW! Organized by the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University in the island of Syros between 29 June-9 July 2017.

The Seminar addresses issues related to journalism, new media, culture and creative economy.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2017

Email and check out their brochure for more information.

University of Copenhagen

NEW!  The UCPH International Summer Programme welcomes students from all over the world to Copenhagen. The students study a wide selection of courses such as Healthy Ageing, Brewing, Cultural Rights, Transitions in Urban Living, and Applied Economics.

This year, the UCPH offers more than 50 exciting summer courses for students wishing to dive into their favourite subject and experience wonderful Copenhagen in summer. The courses run in July and/or August 2017. The first application deadline is 1 April.

For more information visit their website, check our their brochure, or contact

Nottingham-Trent University

 NEW! The programme offers an opportunity to gain valuable new knowledge while exploring a city that's famous for its history, music, sports and student-friendly nightlife. Nottingham has also been voted one of the best UK cities for students.

The programme runs from 3 July to 28 July 2017.

Application deadline is 1 May 2017, but please note: there is a 10% 'early bird' discount for successful applicants who pay for their course before 31 March 2017.

For more information please visit their website or contact

Hebrew University

NEW! Choose from a wide selection of regular summer programs, visit their website for more information. Application deadline of May 15, 2017.

Please visit their website or contact for more information.

Sophia University
NEW! Introducing Sophia's short-term programs! Students can choose from:

  • Summer Session for Japanese Language June 5 to July 14, 2017 (Application period: Jan. 16 to Mar. 24, 2017)
  • Summer Session in Asian Studies July 20 to Aug. 11, 2017 (Application period: Feb. 13 to May 12, 2017)

Check out their website or contact for more information,

Keio University
NEW! We are pleased to announce that the Keio Short-Term Japanese StudiesProgram (KJSP) is to be held in July for the first time and on [Hiyoshi
Campus] from July 2 to July 15, 2017.KJSP is a two-week, intensive English-taught program which offers
lectures on a variety of topics, off-campus activities, networking
opportunities and more to present a broad and yet engaging look into
Japan's culture and society.Applications open on April 1, 2017. For more information visit their website, click here, check our their brochure, or contact
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

NEW! The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in partnership with Charles University (Prague) and the support of Princeton University, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO Cyprus Centre), the LSEE unit ‘Research on South Eastern Europe’ and the Chair of Jewish Studies (School of Philosophy AUTH) are pleased to announce a unique educational opportunity for graduate and advanced under graduate students, junior researchers and practitioners.

Heretics, Converts and Infidels: Political, Cultural and Social Aspects of Religion in ‘Shared Worlds’

For more information on the two-week program, please visit their website or contact

Swansea University
NEW! The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at Swansea University is pleased to announce that its third Summer School in Ancient Languages will take place 23rd July - 5th August 2017.
One- and two-week intensive courses are available in Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced Latin and Greek, Beginners and Post-Beginners Hieroglyphs, and Medieval Latin.Tuition is £180 for one week and £350 for two weeks, and accommodation is £330 for one week and £720 for two weeks. Please note that part-bursaries are available.For more information visit their website or contact
University of Nova de Lisboa

NEW!  Nova School of Business and Economics International Summer Programs 2017!

For more information, please check out their brochure and contact

Fudan University

NEW! Beyond is hosted by Fudan Business School (School of Management) and  targets business students and non-business major students.

There are two sessions to choose from (check out the proposed agenda):

  • June 5 to June 16 , or
  • August 14 to August 25

For information please visit their website, check out their brochure, or email 

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Applications are now open for the Tecnológico de Monterrey Summer School!

Students can choose from:

  • Spanish and CultureTake a course of Spanish as a second language and combine it with a business course (Doing Business in Latin America) or Art course (Mexican Popular Arts).
  • Regular Courses.  Regular undergraduate courses taught in Spanish, in different academic areas are offer during our summer period.

For more information, please visit the links above and contact

Koç University
NEW! These programs are not only a chance of having a very interesting and intense global academic experience, but also of discovering a dynamic, vibrant, attractive city like Istanbul.

  • Program Dates: July 3 – July 21, 2017
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Tuition Fee: 1250 USD. Scholarships are available.

Choose from 3 different Short-term Special Summer Programs:

  1. Urban Political Ecology on the Road - City's Nature & Nature's City: This course offers 3 weeks of theoretical readings on urban political ecology, talks with guest academicians and activists on concrete issues, and field trips along hot routes e.g. Kanal Istanbul and areas of urban transformation such as the surroundings of the Golden Horn. (APPLY)
  2. Philanthropy and Civil Society - A Comparative View: This course introduces students the role of philanthropy and civil society organizations play in community life, specifically in Turkey and the United States, also management of nonprofit/civil society organizations in community life through a hands-on service-learning grant making experience. (APPLY)
  3. International Migration and The Crisis: This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments' responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration. (APPLY)

For more information please contact: 

Aeronautic Aerospace Automotive Railway Engineering School (ESTACA)

 NEW! ESTACA offers a Summer Program in CFD Applications in Aeronautical Engineering in July 2017.

The aim of this program is to learn and operate CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tools to understand and predict aeronautical systems. The Summer Program in CFD Applications in Aeronautical Engineering give the opportunity to students to develop their skills and competences.

This curriculum combines the teaching of industrially relevant computational software and methods within a multicultural environment:

  • Program taught in English
  • Professors, lecturers and teachers from the industrial field
  • 100 hours of academic coursework, conference and visits.

As well as experiencing French culture, students will develop their skills in fluid mechanics in the aeronautical applications, CFD simulation and design process.

The program is from July 3rd to July 28th.

Please visit their website, view their brochure,  and apply today!

Please email for more information.

University of Helsinki
NEW!  Applications are now open for Helsinki Summer School  2017 !

  • Program Dates: August 8– August 24, 2017
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

They offer 20 spectacular multidisciplinary courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and topics.

  1. 21st digital century storytelling
    2. Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
    3. Challenges of Democratic Development in Eastern Europe
    4. Co-operative Enterprise Law
    5. Diversities of Religions and Worldviews in Public Education
    6. English as a Lingua Franca: Changing Language Practices
    7. Environmental Ethics in a Global Context
    8. Environmental Impacts of Catchment from Headwaters to the Sea
    9. Faith and Globalization
    10. Games and History: Playing with Time and Culture
    11. Heavy Metal Music in Contemporary History and Society
    12. Humour and Power in Media Society
    13. Intensive Finnish Course
    14. Introduction to Conceptual History
    15. Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Science I – Look on air quality in China
    16. Law and Society in China
    17. Managing Sustainable Forest Landscapes
    18. Populism in Europe and Beyond
    19. Postfoundational Discourse Theory in Humanities and Social Science Research
    20. The Welfare City

More information about Helsinki Summer School including the application procedure, fees, etc. visit their website or contact

University of Zagreb
  The University School of Croatian Language and Culture  is intended for young people of Croatian origin and any other participants who want to learn about Croatia, acquire or expand their knowledge of it and learn or improve Croatian as a foreign language. The programme consists of academic and cultural programme.

  • Program Dates: June 24th - July 21st, 2017

There is one scholarship available which includes academic fee, a grant of 900 kuna (cca 120 euro) and accommodation. The student has to cover his/her own travel expenses and meals, and he/she has to pay for the cultural programme (cultural programme fee is 250 euro).

Here is the list of documents needed for the application:
· Application form (attached to this email)
· CV – Curriculum vitae
· Motivation letter
· Certificate of enrollment
· Proof of Croatian proficiency (if it exists)
· Postal address of the nominee

More information on the Summer school can be found here or  contact