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INCiTE Summer School

Future proof your skills with the INCiTE Summer School. Apply to INCiTE for your chance to attend a part-funded summer school in China.

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Update: unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, we have had to make the decision to postpone the INCiTE 2020 Summer School in Suzhou until 2021. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our team at goabroadprojects@ed.ac.uk. Please visit the University's Health and Safety website to read the latest advice. If you would like us to stay in touch with you about future opportunities and the INCiTE 2021 Summer School, you can register your interest here.

The world is changing. The workplace is evolving. The way we find solutions must also be transformed.

Prepare to think outside the box. With the INCiTE Summer School, you'll work on an online Intercultural Competence and Entrepreneurship course before spending two weeks at Soochow University in Suzhou, China, learning about design thinking, social innovation and entrepreneurship.

You'll build a business model with a team from around the world to solve a global challenge, and pitch that solution to academics, local business and community leaders, and corporate sponsors.

10 reasons to choose the INCiTE Summer School

1. It's part-funded!

You can experience this amazing programme for only £350, inclusive of accommodation for two weeks. 

2. Solve global challenges

In taking on real-life challenges that affect us all and coming up with innovative solutions, you will be demonstrating in-demand skills for your CV.

3. Short-term opportunity

Being able to have a structured international experience in a short period of time is a great opportunity, especially for those who are unable to have a longer experience abroad.

4. Multicultural community

Join a multicultural student community from Australia, China, Scotland, Singapore and the Netherlands.

5. Explore China

Discover Chinese culture and history.

6. Innovative, interdisciplinary programme

Experience a ground-breaking interdisciplinary course on entrepreneurship and intercultural skills, designed by world-leading academics.

7. Incredible location

Enjoy and explore the beautiful city of Suzhou, close to Shanghai.

8. Great value

Included in your programme cost is hotel accommodation, airport pick-up, and a welcome and farewell dinner.

9. Cultural programme

Participate in an extensive programme of social and cultural activities.

10. Pioneering programme

Join a new course in its second year and help shape it for the future.

What funding is available?

The INCiTE Summer School programme fee is RMB 8650 (approx. £950). Go Abroad is able to subsidise the programme fee with a scholarship of £600 for all students accepted to the INCiTE Summer School, making the actual programme cost to the student £350.

Additional funding is available on a means tested basis.

Students will be individually responsible for covering the cost of their flights, immunisations and visas.

What are the global challenges?

The global challenges are outlined by the UN as the primary issues facing the world in 2020.

They span key topics of health, climate change, diversity, energy, security, transport and food.

The Network for Intercultural Competence to facilitate Entrepreneurship (NICE) has developed a framework for addressing these challenges which you can use to help you decide which global challenge you would like to work on at the INCiTE Summer School.

Global challenges

The NICE project is separate to the INCiTE project, but both of these experiences focus on similar themes.

If you wish to find out more about the NICE project, you can do this by visiting the NICE website.

 NICE website

 

Who can apply?

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from all disciplines are eligible to apply so long as they are a matriculated students at the time of the summer school .

If accepted to the programme, you will be joined by a diverse group of students from our INCiTE partner institutions

The partner institutions are:

  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange

How do I apply?

To apply, we will need some details on who you are and your preference of global challenge, as well as a 300 word personal statement on why you would be a good ambassador for the INCiTE Summer School, and how completing the course would benefit you and your future goals.

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, we have had to make the decision to postpone the INCiTE 2020 Summer School in Suzhou until 2021. If you would like us to stay in touch with you about future opportunities and the INCiTE 2021 Summer School, you can register your interest below.

Register your interest for the 2021 Summer School

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