Go Abroad

Summer programmes

Summer programmes provide a short-term international experience - find something related to your degree or try something new.

Spend your summer abroad!

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You could go on a short term international experience, or find out what it's like to live and work in another country. You can spend your summer abroad by working abroad through an Erasmus+ Traineeship.

Find out more and apply

SLICCs at the University of Edinburgh

Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs) offers first and second year undergraduate students the opportunity to earn 20 academic credits for involvement in a professional development, internship, work experience or research project experience of their choosing during their summer vacation. SLICCs offer students a reflective framework to develop their own set of personal and professional skills and attributes through this experience.

Find out more about SLICCs

Saltire Foundation internships

The Saltire Foundation offers summer internships around the world to students at Scottish universities.

Saltire Foundation Internships

Universitas 21

Universitas 21 is an international network of 25 research-intensive universities, including the University of Edinburgh, located throughout the world - this network offers a wide range of opportunities for students at member universities to experience education abroad.

Find Universitas 21 international summer schools

Fulbright Awards Programme

Fulbright US Summer Institutes give British students with little foreign travel experience the opportunity to live and study (for up to five weeks) at a top US higher education institution.

Fulbright Summer Institutes

Generation UK

Generation UK offers 2-month funded internships for UK students across a wide range of industries in 6 cities in China.

Generation UK

Find more summer programmes

A selection of summer programmes offered around the world is listed below alphabetically by region. This is by no means an exhaustive list so investigate other countries or institutions if you can't find something here!


Austria Belgium Croatia Czech Republic Denmark

Actilingua Academy Vienna

Alpha Institute Vienna

Vienna University of Economics and Business

University of Vienna

Antwerp Summer University                 

University of Zagreb                             

Summer University Prague

University of South Bohemia

Charles University Prague

University of Copenhagen

Aarhus University

Finland France Germany Hungary Italy

Helsinki Summer School

IEP Rennes' Summer School

Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne Summer School

Sciences Po + Alliance Française Paris

L’Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)


FU Berlin

International Summer School at the University of Trier

ISD in Freiburg

Munich International Summer University

University of Bonn

University of Cologne (WiSO Faculty)

Technische Universität München Summer Schools

Bayreuth International Summer School

Frankfurt International Summer University

Debrecen Summer School

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Corvinus Summer School

International Summer School in Rome

Sapienza Universita Di Roma

University of Pisa Summer School

Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Russia

Leiden University

Tilburg University Summer School

University of Amsterdam

Utrecht University Summer School

Bergen Summer Research Scho

Varia Language Centre, Krakow

Wroclaw University of Economics

University of Coimbra

International Russian Language Summer School

MGIMO International Summer School

Regional Institute for International Cooperation

Summer Schools at SibSAU

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Ural Federal University

Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey  

Complutense University of Madrid

University of Alicante

University of Navarra

UP Comillas Madrid

University Autonoma Madrid

University of Almeria


Uppsala International Summer Session

Geneva Summer Schools

Istanbul Bilgi University

Istanbul Aydin University



Brunei China India Japan

University of Brunei Darassalam Global Discovery Programme

Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School

Chinese University of Hong Kong ACU Summer School

Frontiers School, Beijing

The University of Hong Kong

LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing

Peking University Summer School International

Summer Institute: Asia as the Global Future

The Study China Programme



UKIERI Study India Programme

Education First Japanese Language Courses

Kyoto Institute of Culture and Language Summer Courses

Hokkaido Summer Institute

Waseda Summer School

Meiji University Summer Programmes

Doshisha University Center for Japanese Language and Culture

Gakushuin Summer Programme

ICU Summer Courses in Japanese

Kwansei Gakuin University Japanese Language and Culture Programme

Nanzan University Summer Japanese Programme

Ritsumeikan University Summer/Winter Japanese Programmes

Sophia University Short Term Programmes

Yokohama National University Summer Programme

Korea Malaysia Singapore  

Seoul National University International Summer Institute

Yonsei University

Kyungpook University (KNU) Daegu

EWHA International Co-ed Summer College

University of Nottingham International Summer School

NUS Business School

NUS Department of Political Science

Singapore Management University


North America



HEC Montreal

McGill University

The University of British Columbia

Long Island University Summer Institute

Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication

University of Texas at Austin School of Business - Global Leadership Institute

Summer School - Washington University in St Louis

California Rare Book School

Penn Summer Global Institute

South America


Universidad del Pacífico

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