Summer Programs at YorkU Partners

Study at one of YorkU's global partners for 2-6 weeks in the summer. Programs take place between May-August each year and provide students with the opportunity to explore a new city/country, experience a different culture, and earn credits towards their degree.

Summer programs are rich with experiential learning activities that make the most of your time away. Learn a new language. Try a new cuisine - the world is your classroom!

Information sessions

Students who are interested in applying for a summer school must complete the following:

  • The Letter of Permission - which helps determine the courses that you take abroad and if they can transfer back to YorkU. Be mindful of the LOP deadlines as extensions will not be granted.
  • The Summer Program partner application - review the list of programs below and be sure to know your deadline. Deadlines are determined by our partner institutions.
  • Complete the Safety Abroad steps

A few quick notes:

  • Tuition Fees are paid generally directly to the Host University (not payable to York University).
  • Courses range from 2-6 weeks in duration.
  • All students registered and selected to go on Summer Abroad programs are eligible for York International Mobility Award (YIMA). Visit our funding page for more information.
  • We're here to help! Please reach out to one of our global learning coordinators who can help you through the exchange application process. We have in-person advising, virtual advising, and information sessions available to connect with you and answer your questions! CONTACT: Our Global Learning team

2023 Summer Programs at YorkU Partners

Note: Summer programs at YorkU Partners are updated each year throughout December - January as information becomes available. Review the list below and be mindful of the program dates as the information may reflect last years programming.

Most summer program offerings stay the same year over year. Use the below as a guideline to explore what could be available to you in Summer 2023.

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme

Date: varies between June and July, 2023

Delivery: In-person

The future is hot in Asia! Spend a summer in Singapore, the perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of the fast developing Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in neighbouring countries surrounding around Singapore!

NTU's unique summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education. Choose from 5 different tracks and experience a unique summer unlike any other! Courses take place between June and July and students can choose a two or four week program. 

Singapore Management University, Singapore

SMU Global Summer Programme 2023

Date: June 26 to July 21, 2023

Delivery: In-person

The Asian insights that your students will gain in the Global Summer Programme will give them a head start in their future careers, wherever they will be working at in our increasingly globalized world.

Fudan University, China

Fudan International Summer School (FISS)

Date: July 5 to August 1, 2023

Delivery: Hybrid; In-person and online

Fudan International Summer Session (FISS) will provide a 4-week course study to students from all over the world. The program is now recruiting students from both China and abroad. Students will have the opportunity to get to know China and become part of the Fudan community. Fudan University's degree students will also participate in the program. This program will help you achieve multicultural understanding, establish a global vision, and get connected with peers from all over the world.

*According to the current global and local Covid-19 situation as well as the epidemic prevention and control measures of Shanghai and Fudan University, 14 courses will be taught face to face while others remain online. Please note that the program office will re-evaluate the situation right before the program starts (the end of March) to make sure, that face-to-face teaching is feasible. If the pandemic continues to circulate, all offline courses will be converted to online live via Zoom.

Waseda University, Japan

Waseda Summer Session

Duration & Dates: 4 weeks from June 19, 2023 to July 12 , 2023

Participants will choose 2 from 14 courses such as literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia pacific, and can earn 4 credits. The classes are taught in English by the experienced faculty members. We will also organize extracurricular activities such as field trips, site visits and cultural events to experience Tokyo and Japan!

Yonsei University, South Korea

Yonsei International Summer School


  • 4-week courses: June 27 - July 20, 2023
  • 6-week courses: June 27 - August 3, 2023

Delivery: In-person

The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) opened its doors in 1985 and since then, YISS has become an integral part of campus life based on a unique blend of Korean and global cultures. YISS continues to grow and evolve, accommodating the needs of a rapidly changing student body and meeting the challenges of a fast-paced global society. This summer, we invite you to experience the legendary "Yonsei Spirit" and to join us for an unforgettable summer in the heart of Seoul. You will make life-long friends, build new networks, expand and deepen your academic and cultural horizons, and experience life in one of Asia's coolest, yet largely undiscovered metropolises of 10 million.

Sogang University, South Korea

Sogang International Summer Program (SISP)

Dates: June 26th (MON) – July 21st Period (FRI), 2023 (4WK)

Delivery: In- Person

Sogang International Summer Program (SISP) is a 4-week program for students who wish to broaden their academic experience. It is also a great opportunity to explore Korea and engage in cultural exchanges with students and faculty members from around the world. By joining our program, students can combine intensive classwork with exciting field trips and various extracurricular activities alongside Sogang University students. Students can also take advantage of their stay in Sinchon where Sogang University is located, the lively college town in the center of Seoul!

Program Brochure.

National University of Singapore, Singapore

FASSTRACK Asia: The Summer School 2023

Dates: between June and July, 2023

Delivery: Hybrid and online

  • Hybrid delivery will include classes on NUS campus for weeks 1-3 and fully online delivery for week 4

FASStrack Asia: The Summer School is an exciting, full-scale summer school featuring an intensive four -week summer programme in a hybrid delivery model for 2022. Open to NUS students and university undergraduates across the globe, FASStrack Asia promises a rewarding online experience, aimed at providing students with a taste of Asia’s diverse cultures while driving current interest in the region.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

HKUST International Summer Exchange Program 2023

Dates: June 19 - August 12, 2023

Delivery: In-person

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The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) welcomes students from our partner institutions to study at HKUST in the summer on tuition-waived, exchange student basis. The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by regular HKUST instructors and opportunities to participate in local excursions that enable students to gain insight into the region.

Students can choose course from the following subject areas:

  • Science
  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary studies

The University of Hong Kong Summer Institute

Dates: June 19 - August 4, 2023

Delivery: In-person

Participants at HKU Summer Institute (HKUSI) can experience a vibrant study life on the university campus. We believe that with the wide variety of programmes available, one or more will match your students’ interests and curiosity.  

Below are some of our featured Undergraduate Programmes:

  1. Business Leader for a Changing World
  2. Creative Industries – from Start-up to Success
  3. From Curiosity to Research: Practical Skills for Research Projects
  4. AI + Metaverse Value Creator
  5. Sustainability Leadership for a Circular Economy

Hanyang International Summer School, South Korea

Hanyang International Summer School (HISS)

Dates: July 3 - July 28, 2023

Delivery: In-person

HISS is one of Korea’s leading summer programs. Every year, around 2000 students spend 4 weeks at one of Korea’s leading private universities. HISS offers world-class education combined with a variety of unique cultural experiences. The program includes more than 70 academic and language courses combined with a variety of unique cultural activities, providing invaluable experiences to all international students. Every year HISS is thrilled to host students and faculty from around the world, and this year we are looking forward to meeting you.

Students can choose a maximum of three courses from a variety of subject areas.

Program Brochure.

For a full list of course offerings, please visit the HISS website.


Review the list of programs below and be sure to know your deadline. Deadlines are determined by our partner institutions. Students who are interested in applying for a summer school must complete the following:

  1. Apply to the program directly based on the partner's deadline
  2. Apply for Letter of Permission - March 15th deadline
  3. Complete Safety Abroad Steps
  4. Apply for YIMA

University of Leeds, UK

Leeds International Summer School (LISS)

Dates: Students can choose from a two or four-week options

  • Two weeks option:
    • July 1 - July 15, 2023
    • July 16 - July 29, 2023
  • Four week option:
    • July 1 - July 29, 2023

Delivery: In-person

Study at the University of Leeds, one of the world’s top 100 universities, and immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Leeds. Join the two or four-week LISS programme. Choose from a diverse range of academic modules, meet interesting people from around the world and immerse yourself in British culture and society. Earn credit and choose courses from a wide range of subject areas including Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering and Science, Political and Social Sciences.

LISS Presentation Slides

University of York, UK

York Global Summer School

Session 1: 5-19 July 2023

  • Academic option 1: Environment and Geography
  • Academic option 2: English Language, Academic and Intercultural Skills (1)

Session 2: 19 July-2 August 2023

  • Academic option 1: English Literature
  • Academic option 2: Psychology
  • Academic option 3: English Language, Academic and Intercultural Skills (2)

Session 3: 2-16 August 2023

  • Academic option 1: English Language, Academic and Intercultural Skills (3)

Delivery: In-person

This two-week summer school is a unique combination of deep engagement with a
chosen specialism and great social activities – all in an international community,
based on our beautiful parkland campus.

Program Brochure.

Program Flyer.


INSA Lyon, France

Details for Summer 2023 coming soon!

Lille Catholic University (Université Catholique de Lille), France

The LILLE European Summer Program (ESP) is a four-week academic course offering to students (and instructors) from around the world the opportunity to experience French culture firsthand at the heart of Europe and be part of an international, multicultural student community.
LILLE ESP is tailored to suit your objectives and challenges, while balancing educational and social activities. Students can choose from a large variety of electives to fulfil their interests and expand their horizons.
Diversity is what makes our programs and our community so rich: students from all over the world, from different types of institutions, with different backgrounds and perspectives share a common experience on a French campus, at the heart of Europe.
LILLE ESP offers student-centered programs developed in collaboration with our partner universities, with exciting new electives. It has been designed as a full package including a large variety of academic courses, accommodation, meal and transportation passes, extra-curricular activities, and 24/7 personalized assistance.

Delivery: In-person

Please visit partner website for more information.

Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Details for Summer 2023 coming soon!

Marburg University: Business Summer School, Germany

Academic program in Business Summer School “Corporations in a Modern World: Management, Sustainability, Data Analysis"

 Contents of program:

  • Management & governance, sustainability, and data analysis are at the core of the "modern" business environment,
  • Problem solving and decision-making from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Competences in data analysis
  • Theoretical concepts and applications using case studies
  • Integrating real-world data in all courses

Dates: July 1 - July 25, 2023

Vienna University of Business and Economics, Austria

The International Summer University WU is provided by a team of experienced WU and international lecturers who offer a large variety of business-related courses in English. These courses do not aim to provide basic knowledge, but to deepen the students’ understanding of business topics. Engaging teaching methods are used in all courses and are complemented by interesting company visits. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.


  • July Session: July 3 - 21,  2023
  • August Session: July 24 - August 11, 2023

Delivery: In-person

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Details for Summer 2023 coming soon!

Aarhus University, Denmark 

Aarhus University offers: 

  • More than 90 courses within all academic areas 
  • 60 nationalities 
  • 2500 students 
  • An experience of a lifetime 

Denmark is: 

  • A land of fairy tales and hygge 
  • Safe, secure and equal 
  • A place where almost everyone speaks English 
  • A gateway to Europe 

Applications open from January 16th until March 15th  

Oldenburg University, Germany

Oldenburg University is offering a beginner’s level intensive German language course during the summer. The four weeks of instruction (100 hours) cover the standard use of spoken and written German and focus on central issues of German society today.

Program Dates: July to August

Details on our upcoming Summer Course in 2023 will be announced in February 2023.

Maynooth University, Ireland

The best of both worlds, Maynooth combines an academic heritage dating back to 1795 with an innovative and modern campus. Maynooth, Ireland's newest university, is ranked by The Times Higher Education as within the top 50 under 50 universities worldwide. Today, Maynooth University has more than 12,000 students from over 90 countries. This summer Maynooth University welcomes you to share in our history, heritage, and future!

Dates: 30 June - 28 July, 2023

Delivery: In-person

Maynooth University offers widest selection of course options for a short-term summer program in Ireland. With 17 offerings of different classes to take English Literature, History, Irish Cultural Heritage, Medieval Society, History of Art, Geography, Climate Change, Business, Marketing, Anthropology, Public Speaking and Communications. York University students from all backgrounds and courses are invited to attend. For more information, visit their website.

Scholarships: Available for York University participants. Click the link above for more details

See the MUISS Brochure 2023 for more details.

National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Each year the University welcomes over 300 hundred summer school students with an interest in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Ecology, Business and International Management, English Language, Ecology, Archaeology and Geology. 
The Summer School courses on offer will bring you a rich and diverse perspective of the subject area, and are taught by expert lecturers and educational professionals who have a vast range of knowledge of their subject matter. 
Educational field trips are an integral part of the summer school courses and will provide you with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of your specialism to its fullest extent. During your stay, you will also have time to explore Galway City and many other parts of Ireland which are within easy reach of the region. 

 Applications are open from November 4th 2022 until April 30th 2023.

Radboud University, Netherlands 

The Radboud Summer School is a great place to learn and grow on a personal level, develop new skills and meet people from all over the world – while still feeling part of a close-knit community. 

The Radboud Summer School is an international academic event of which you can be a part of! In 2022, we hosted over 60 one-week courses for bachelor & Master students, PhD's and professionals on our campus in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 

Applications to start soon. 

Utrecht University, Netherlands 

The Utrecht Summer School, founded in 1986 by Utrecht University, is the largest academic summer program in the Netherlands and is one of the biggest summer schools in Europe. It is characterized by its strong academic courses covering a wide range of subjects. In 1986, Utrecht Summer School started with one course: Dutch Culture and Society. Nowadays, 36 years on, the summer school has developed a broad selection of about 200 courses in many different disciplines. 

  • Humanities 
  • Art & Music 
  • Language 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Healthcare 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Science 
  • Law 
  • Business & Economics 
  • Engineering & Technology 

University of Oslo, Norway 

Go to Norway – Meet the World! 

2023 International Summer School 26 June – 4 August 

The Application Portal for Summer 2023 will open January 2

University of Glasgow, Scotland

The International Summer School is an excellent introduction for your students to study at an international university and is an opportunity for them to stay at one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world. Over the summer we offer a varied and flexible choice of credit and non-credit bearing courses ranging from one to eight weeks.

Courses include:

  • Exploring Scotland
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Creative Writing
  • Theology
  • Physics
  • Life Sciences

Please visit the individual course page for more information on available courses.

Program dates and costs will vary depending on course, please visit the International Summer School page for more information.


Contact the International Summer School Team at or check out their website.

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

UAB Barcelona Summer School

The best way to enjoy the experience of an international, green and dynamic campus while having the opportunity to discover Barcelona. Our Summer School offers subjects worth transferable ECTS from all fields in two 3-weeks periods from late June to early August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language.

FIRST PERIOD: 19 June to 7 July 2023. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee: € 840 Course Fee (6 ECTS)

SECOND PERIOD: 10 to 28 July 2023. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee: € 910 Course Fee (6 ECTS), € 214 for UAB students and Alumni.

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before 1st May will get 20% discount.

If you have any queries about enrolment, please write to

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Summer School of Economics and Business 

The SSEB is a Summer Term, offering four high-quality courses, taught in English, in an intensive 4-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
  • International Finance
  • Global Marketing
  • Doing Business in Spain

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.

  • Program dates: June 26 - July 21 2023
  • Early Bird Application deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Regular application deadline: May 31, 2023.
  • Extraordinary- Period Application Deadline: June 21, 2023

Fees (not including accommodations):

  1 Course - 6 ECTS 2 Courses - 12 ECTS
Early Bird Fees: € 1199.00 € 1,649.00
After Early Bird Deadline € 1,399.00 € 1,924.00

Further detailed information about the program can be found here.

Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

Details for Summer 2023 coming soon!

Umeå University, Sweden

Details for Summer 2023 coming soon!

University of Geneva, Switzerland 

Registrations will open in January 2023 

Offered Courses: 

  • Children at the Heart of Human Rights 
  • Digital Law 
  • Global Health, Drugs, Policy and Power 
  • Global Health Law 
  • International Law & International Humanitarian Law 
  • Leadership for Sustainability Transition 
  • Leveraging Innovative Technologies for Ageing Well 
  • Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge 
  • Science Communication in the Post-COVID19 Era 
  • Science-Policy Interfaces for Environmental Solutions 
  • SDG Summer School: Open Source Health Solutions 
  • Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes - IN PORTO CHELI, GREECE 
  • WIPO - UNIGE: Intellectual Property 

University of Zurich, Switzerland

UZH International Summer Schools offer interdisciplinary programs open to Bachelor and Master students from all over the world. Each program offers 6 ECTS credits.

Program Dates: 2 July - 23 July

*** Fee discounts from 500 up to 1,000 Swiss francs****

Programs on offer include:Deep Dive into Blockchain – Linking Economics, Technology and LawFor a full understanding of Blockchain, with all its implications and potential for application in practice, it is absolutely crucial to look at it from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this Summer School, students will understand the three key pillars of blockchain systems, namely the technology, the economics, and the legal aspects behind it. Building on this, they will then explore other fields of application, such as forensics and data analytics. This program is highly interactive, with hands-on practice sessions incorporating the most advanced and promising blockchain-based platforms.

Course Flyer

Tuition Fee: 3,450 Swiss Francs (incl. accommodation, excl. discounts)

Finance for the Future: Investments, Sustainable Finance and FinTechThis Summer School will focus on the past, present, and future development of the Swiss financial system and wealth management in Switzerland. Students will enhance their knowledge in macroeconomics and finance. Furthermore, they will learn about the most recent and promising trends in FinTech and Sustainable Finance and will apply their gained knowledge in a portfolio management game. This program not only offers the unique opportunity to get insights by leading experts in academia and business, but also to explore Zurich – one of the most important financial centers in the world.

Course Flyer

Tuition Fee: 3,450 Swiss Francs (incl. accommodation, excl. discounts)

 International Sports Law: Legal Challenges in the Fight Against Doping (new!)

This Summer School offers unique insights into the legal context in which international sports organizations currently operate as well as into the limits to their autonomy in designing internal procedures. Participants will explore the relevance of the European Convention on Human Rights in the context of organized sport, for instance procedural guarantees or the prohibition of discrimination.

Specific issues that will be addressed include the limits to disciplinary and investigative autonomy of sports organizations in internal disciplinary proceedings, e.g. relating to doping, and the role and limits of adjudication by arbitral tribunals and internal bodies of such organizations in general.

Course Flyer

Tuition Fee: 3,450 Swiss Francs (incl. accommodation, excl. discounts)

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Middle East

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) at Hebrew University offers a wide array of short-term courses and programs throughout the year. You can choose courses from our July or August sessions, as well as elect to take language courses or participate in archaeological field schools. With decades of experience hosting enthusiastic learners from around the world, RIS can help you make the most of your short time in Israel and dive into your area of study in a whole new way.

Summer study abroad courses are designed for undergraduate and graduate students. These courses go beyond the classroom. You’ll join students from more than 90 countries around the world and enjoy a summer schedule packed with enriching seminars, fun activities, and local trips designed to help you explore Israel’s geographic and cultural landscape.

We have two summer sessions to suit your needs: a four-week July session and a two-week August session. If you want to get the most of your summer, you can combine courses from both sessions. You might also want to check out our language programs offered in June. All summer courses at HebrewU’s RIS are accredited and taught in English. Students should check the links below for full course listing.

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Join us in Tel Aviv for the summer of your life! Learn about hot topics in Israel today – Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Middle East and Conflict Studies, Jewish Peoplehood and more - from TAU’s world-renowned faculty. Perfect your Hebrew, Arabic, or Yiddish. Explore the country alongside our enthusiastic Student Life Team on our academic programs.

Summer Programs: 

  • Summer in the Start-Up Nation: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business 
    This summer program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to maximize your entrepreneurial and business potential. With TAU ranked 8th among the world’s top 10 schools for producing successful, VC-backed company founders, there really couldn’t be a better place to experience the exciting and inspirational entrepreneurial spirit that has laid the foundations for the success of the Startup Nation.
  • Cyber Security
    • Basic Technologies of Cyber Systems
      This course is intended for students from non-technological fields who are interested in various components of the world of Cyber. 
    • The Israeli Cyber Security Strategy
      This advanced advanced course that focuses on cyber from an Israeli security point of view.
  • Smart Cities
    Our Smart Cities program is one for those of you looking to discover smart solutions to city design and urban-tech utilization. This program will help you explore the issues that face cities around the world, mainly due to an unprecedented growth of population and urbanization over the last few decades. With the 2020 pandemic also impacting, you’ll learn why the smartification of cities has fast become an urgent and essential issue.Summer Research Program in the Sciences

    Our Summer Research program is for those of you looking for a unique experience as part of a world-renowned research group at TAU. With its 400 labs and 125 research institutes, TAU is the ideal environment for taking onboard a different research culture and helping you pinpoint your future research track. You’ll become a fully-fledged member of the research team during this unique 8-week program, and gain incredible insights into how scientific teams operate. Your summer of discovery will culminate with a Final Symposium, in which you’ll get to present your own findings to the rest of the group, in addition to the relevant science faculty members.

Summer Language Programs:

  • Hebrew - The Hebrew language courses provide students with the essential introduction to Israel and one of the main languages spoken in the country, while using geography, environment, history and culture events to learn.

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