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Summer Programmes

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Are you interested in studying abroad but perhaps wary of going for a full semester or for a year? Many of our partner universities also offer shorter summer courses which are open to current Trinity students, which will give you the opportunity to gain some international experience without having to commit to a longer period overseas.

Taking part in a summer programme can be a brilliant way to experience studying abroad without spending a whole term or year abroad. However, unlike exchange programmes, credits gained in summer programmes do not count towards your Trinity degree. The courses on offer at each institution are often taught by leading experts in their respective fields, and vary from engineering and science-focused courses to courses focused on language, culture, and history of the region. Please note: being outside the academic year, costs to attend summer programmes are at the student’s expense, although some partners offer generous partner discounts or tuition waivers.

Summer Programmes 2022


Stellenbosch University

Website(s) Programme Information Programme Duration
  • Stellenbosch University currently offers 4 programmes during June/July. See the Summer Programme Brochure for specific dates.
Application Deadline
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 2 March 2020
  • Final Application Deadline: 15 April 2020
Application Process
  • Student completes the Online Application Form and provides all other required documents (see application form);
  • Student is informed if he or she has been accepted;
  • Invoice will be issued to the student with payment instructions;
  • A non-refundable deposit of R 3500 will be required to reserve a place;
  • After payment of the indicated summer school fees in full a Letter of Acceptance will be issued;
  • Pre-Arrival Information will be provided
Programme Fees


University of Queensland

Website(s) Programme Information
  • The Queensland in July short-term study programme for international students takes place from 29 June – 18 July 2019 at the St Lucia campus in Brisbane, Australia. Students will have between 36-61 academic contact hours and can study one of the following six business, economic and science courses:
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Global Talent Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Ecosystem Services Ecology
  • The World of Birds
  • For a more comprehensive breakdown with detailed information on each course, please see this UQ Asset Pack which has all the relevant brochures.
  • You will have the opportunity to study at a Top 50 university with students across the globe, engage with industry through field trips and site visits and go on an overnight stay at North Stradboke Island, famous for its endless beaches and wildlife.
Programme Duration
  • The programme runs for almost three weeks, starting on 29 June 2020 and ending on 18 July 2020.
Application Deadline
  • You can avail of a $200 discount if you apply by the early bird deadline of 1 March 2020.
  • The final deadline for applications is 30 April 2020.
Application Process
  • If you would like to apply for the Queensland in July programme, please apply online on the applications page of the Queensland in July website.
  • If you are planning on applying or have already done so, please make sure to inform the Trinity Student Mobility Officer.
  • To complete your online application you will require*:
  • Personal statement of no more than 1000 words addressing:
  • Reason for your interest in the program you intend to study at UQ, including why you wish to study at UQ.
  • Your personal goals and ambitions, and evidence of any previous activities and experiences (including voluntary activities) which demonstrate your commitment to these goals and ambitions.
  • English proficiency results (if applicable)
  • Current (and past) records of tertiary study including official transcripts
  • Copy of current passport's photo page
  • *Please note entry requirements for the Strategic Decision Making are: Basic calculus (basic algebraic properties, functions, derivatives) and Basic probability (probability, distributions, expected value).
  • If you have any questions regarding the application requirements please contact the International Mobility Coordinator at Queensland, Erin de Lacy.
Programme Fees
  • The complete programme fee is AUD $4000 per person.
  • There is also a 10% discount for Trinity students to the value of €400 reducing the total costs to $3600 AUD.
  • Students who apply by the early bird deadline of 1 March 2020 will be eligible for an extra $200 AUD discount, bringing the total programme cost to $3400.

University of Sydney

Website(s) Programme Information
  • Every year, hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney through their Study Abroad programme. Some come for the academic reputation while others wish to experience the vibrant student life bolstered by the guaranteed housing and unique internship programme.
  • The programme offers the largest selection of subjects in Australia to study abroad students. It customises these for its short-term programme, providing hands-on experiential learning in an Australian cultural context. Units of study are taught with the same academic rigour and study workload as a normal semester. Additionally, many of these are taught alongside local students from across the university.
  • In 2020, some of the most popular unit of study options include: Introduction to Australian History; Australian Theatre Film and Learning; Bioethics; Communications and Stakeholder Management; Corporate Finance; International Human Resources Management; Introduction to Indigenous Cultures; and Sport and Learning in Australian Culture.

  • Session A:
  • For a list of units of study available to you in Session A please see this link, which will bring you to a Google spreadsheet.
  • Internship: Students on the Session A programme have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious and competitive internship programme (ARTS2600)alongside another academic class. The internships are industry-based or research based and take place within a uniquely Australian context. All internships are ‘for credit’. Students have the opportunity to enhance their communication, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, while gaining a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market.
  • The placement requires no extra fees and students receive a final grade that appears on their University of Sydney transcript. USyd work with companies from a variety of fields including start-ups, technology firms and not-for-profit organisations. Though every effort is made to place eligible applicants, placement is competitive and not guaranteed. If you are not placed, you are welcome to continue enrolment in one academic class.

  • Session B:
    For a list of units of study available to you in Session B please see this link, which will bring you to a Google spreadsheet. The internship is not available in Session B.
Programme Duration
  • You can choose to study over 3, 5 or 6 weeks.
  • Session A: This session runs from Tues 2nd June-Wed 15th July 2020 (you can opt for either the 3 or 6 week option)
  • Session B: This session runs from Tues 23rd June-Fri 24th July 2020 (you can opt for either the 3 or 5 week option)
  • Students must choose either session A or session B. They are unable to attend both.
Application Deadline
  • The deadline to apply for the programme is Tuesday 31 March 2020.
Application Process Programme Fees
  • One unit of study costs 3,075 AUD
  • Two units of study cost 6,150 AUD
  • Guaranteed accommodation (for students choosing the 5/6 week programme) costs 375 AUD per week (minimum)


University of British Columbia

Website(s) Programme Information
  • The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week program offered by various faculties at the University of British Columbia, Canada for international undergraduate students. The program provides the opportunity to take two courses while learning about Canadian practices and culture.
Programme Duration
  • The programme lasts for 4 weeks and has two start dates depending on your preference:
  • June 6 - July 6, 2020
  • July 11 - August 11, 2020
Application Deadline
  • The June 6 - July 6, 2020 application deadline is March 2, 2020.
  • The deadline for applications for the July 11 - August 11, 2020 program is March 30, 2020.
Application Process
  • To apply, follow the steps outlined below, or visit the 'How to Apply' section of the VSP website, based on which month you select.
  • Step 1: Review program eligibility requirements and ensure that you meet these requirements, as well as meet any additional pre-requisites for the course package you would like to apply for.
  • Step 2: Obtain contact details of an authority figure at your school who can verify your student status, academic background, and proficiency in English. This person may be an administrator at your University's International office, a faculty adviser, or a professor, etc. You will need their name, phone number, and email address in order to submit your application.
  • Step 3: Apply for the June/July or July/August program. Please fill out the application using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a laptop or computer.
  • Step 4: Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent a confirmation receipt by email. Add to your safe list.
  • Next Steps: Your application will only be reviewed once you have been verified by your university contact. You can expect to hear a decision from us regarding your application status within 10 business days from when we receive all the necessary verification.
Programme Fees
  • The fee of $5,250 CAD per student includes:
  • Course materials and tuition for two courses
  • Shared accommodation on UBC campus
  • Medical insurance
  • Transportation by shuttle bus to and from airport (during peak hours)
  • Vancouver city tour
  • Orientation and farewell events
  • Social activities (some activities may require an additional fee)


Beihang University

Website(s) Programme Information
  • Beihang International Summer School provides academic courses and cultural activities for undergraduates worldwide to develop new knowledge, experience and insights. The 6th International Summer School (ISS) at Beihang University will take place from 27 June to 24 July 2020.
  • Each student is allowed to select no more than 3 courses, with times that do not clash. Please check the website for updates on available courses.
Programme Duration
  • The programme will run from 27 June to 24 July 2020.
Application Deadline
  • Applicants need to register and apply online by 06 April 2020.
Application Process
  • Students can apply for the programme using the online system. The application process is outlined step-by-step in a diagram here.
  • Applicants must post the required documents to confirm. It is strongly suggested that applicants post the documents within two days of their online application being approved so that the ISS office can start the official admission procedure.
  • The name and address to post documents is available here.
  • All of the required documents (online or by post) must be in English or Chinese, or attached with English or Chinese translation.
  • The official admission letter will be mailed to applicants by post after course selection.
Programme Fees
  • There is no application or tuition fee.
  • International students will stay in an on-campus hotel (the Training Centre of Beihang University) during the programme and will have to pay 100 RMB accommodation fee per day. They also need to pay 1000 RMB as a deposit which will be returned when they check out. The hotel provides free breakfast.

Tsinghua University

Website(s) Programme Information
  • This year Tsinghua University will offer International Summer Programs from individual schools instead, due to the spread of COVID-19. However there are two programmes that are on offer (although may be subject to change):

  • Deep Learning Summer Programme
  • Delivered by the Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • For Sophomore and Junior students
  • In recent years, deep learning has found tremendous applications and achieved great success in different disciplines. This summer school will provide a thorough training of deep learning, from basic and general concepts to advanced and ad hoc algorithms. It features many applications in computer vision, natural language processing, knowledge graph, social media analysis, multimodal analysis and so on. To help you understand the contents, a deep learning toolbox TensorFlow will be introduced in detail, on which most programming homework will be based.

  • Tsinghua International Summer School- Environment
  • Delivered by School of Environment
  • For Junior, Senior, Postgraduates, Doctoral Students, Freshman and Sophomore students
  • The Tsinghua International Summer School-Environment aims to bring students from all over the world to the frontier of the environmental field. Students are given the opportunity to discover the current state of environmental development, debate today's most important environmental issues, create new ideas together, experience cultural diversity and Chinese heritage, and form a network of environmental friends. At this year's summer school, students will have the opportunity to choose an area of interest from the following four topics:
    1) Land degradation
    2) Air pollution and climate change
    3) Water environment
    4) Solid waste management

  • Tsinghua SIGS International Summer School
  • Delivered by the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School
  • For Freshman,Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Postgraduate and Doctoral Students
  • Based on the theme of "Integration & Innovation", Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School Summer School offers students from all around the world an opportunity to have a systematic understanding about 6 theme areas of Tsinghua SIGS, including Health & Medicine, Energy & Materials, Information Science & Technology, Future Human Habitats, Environment & Economy, Marine Engineering & Technology. To adapt to globalized commercial environment, Tsinghua SIGS encourages interdisciplinary research and learning, wants to show participants how interdisciplinary breaks the barriers and how integration creates innovation.
  • Throughout a two-week well-organized program, notable speakers will be invited to deliver lectures to our students. Students will join as groups and work on a chosen theme through the entire program. A final group competition will be held on the last day. We will also go site visits to leading enterprises located in Shenzhen and field trip to Beijing to explore the ancient history and natural beauty of China.
Programme Duration

  • Deep Learning Summer Programme
  • Dates: 29th of June - 12th of July 2020

  • Tsinghua International Summer School- Environment
  • Dates: 10th of July - 24th of July

  • Tsinghua SIGS International Summer School
  • Dates: 6th July – 17th July
Application Deadline

  • Deep Learning Summer Programme
  • April 15th, 2020

  • Tsinghua International Summer School- Environment
  • 7 April, 2020

  • Tsinghua SIGS International Summer School
  • 1st round: April 20, 2020
  • 2nd round: May 4, 2020
Application Process
  • Please refer to the individual links in the 'Website' section based on the programme that you would like to apply to. There is an application link on each page along with a list of supporting documentation required.
Programme Fees

  • Deep Learning Summer Programme
  • USD 800.
  • No scholarship or funding available.

  • Tsinghua International Summer School- Environment
  • 18000 RMB
  • The program will cover tuition fee and accommodation for excellent applicants.

  • Tsinghua SIGS International Summer School
  • CNY 24,000
  • Qualified applicants will be offered a full scholarship which covers tuition and accommodation.

University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Website(s) Programme Information
  • The two or three-week summer programme will give you the chance to study a new subject while learning about a different culture first-hand. It will provide a wonderful introduction to China, one of the most fascinating, dynamic and beautiful country in Asia. Students will enjoy language, cultural and social activities such as Mandarin lessons, calligraphy, and Tai Chi.

  • Students can choose between two options:
  • Understanding Business in China: The summer school will comprise of ten formal sessions taught over the two weeks in three-hour block covering issues such as*:
  • Understanding China’s Economy
  • Starting and Managing a Social Enterprise in China
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in China
  • Understanding China’s Culture
  • Digital Enterprise in China
  • Ethnicity in China
  • China’s New Silk Road Project
  • Political Systems and Government
  • Intercultural Business Communication in China
  • China and the World
  • (*A representative list. Actual content may vary.)
  • See course leaflet

  • Mandarin for the Workplace
  • The course will involve fun, interactive activities in class, a period of Chinese workplace experience, two progress quizzes and a video presentation at the end of the programme. Focused on practical needs and demands, this summer course will also equip learners with lifelong learning skills, strong cross cultural skills and the ability to work with Chinese business partners. This programme has been designed to be taken as a standalone course. We offer three different levels from absolute beginner to intermediate and work flexibly around individual needs.
  • Additionally, students have the option of spending an extra two weeks at the workplace if both sides agree. For those students, an interview will be required before the start of the programme in order to place students into appropriate companies. Students who perform well may also receive reference letters from the companies in which they worked. In this case no additional fee will be charged, only the accommodation fee for living on campus.
  • See course leaflet
Programme Duration
  • The programme offers two separate options:
  • Understanding Business in China runs from 22 June to 5 July 2020 (two weeks).
  • Mandarin for the Workplace runs from 22 June to 10 July 2020 (three weeks).
Application Deadline
  • The deadline for applications is 15 May 2020.
Application Process Programme Fees
  • 9000RMB including course fee, on-campus accommodation, breakfast and lunch during the programme, trips to Shanghai and Hangzhou, and Ningbo city tour. Trinity students can get a discount of 1000RMB which can reduce the total fee to 8000RMB.

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Website(s) Programme Information

  • Doing Business in Changing China
  • Do you want to gain insight into the world’s largest consumer market and second largest economy? The Doing Business in a Changing China Summer School will give you firsthand business experience in China, delivered by the country’s largest Sino-foreign university.
  • In just two weeks (29 June - 10 July 2020), this new programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to navigate China’s complex business environment, giving you a competitive edge in international business.
  • The Doing Business in a Changing China Summer School will provide you with some key insights on China and its business environment. These are some of the activities that you will undertake during the summer school:
  • Lectures on Chinese economy such as “Made in China 2025 - Understanding China’s Economic Ambitions” or “Trade Wars and Tariffs – China and the World”
  • Industry visits to Fortune 500 companies
  • Guided field trips to Yiwu- the worlds centre of small commodity trade; Shanghai Free trade zone and the tech centre of Hangzhou.
  • Lectures on Chinese society such as “China in Transition – The Path to Now” or “China's Urban Revolution”
  • Expert guided Shanghai and Suzhou city tours and social mixers and weekend leisure activities.

  • Summer Chinese language course:
  • Spend two or four weeks learning Chinese language (Mandarin) while experiencing one of the world’s most important economies. The levels offered include absolute beginner, elementary, low intermediate, high intermediate and advanced.
  • Classes will take place Monday to Friday, lesson one: 10am to 1pm. Each week will be comprised of 15 hours of classroom-based language lessons and four hours of cultural understanding lessons. There will be plenty of opportunity to use the language you are learning on the street and in social situations.

  • This is the course for you if you:
  • have never studied Chinese before and want a kick start into this fascinating and vital language
  • have already studied some Chinese and want an effective refresher course
  • want to quickly accelerate your level
  • are thinking of doing the official HSK exam.
Programme Duration

  • Doing Business in Changing China
  • 29 June - 10 July 2020

  • 2 Week Summer Chinese language Course
  • 13-24 July 2020
  • 27 July- 7 August

  • 4 Week Summer Chinese language Course
  • 13 July-7 August 2020
Application Deadline

  • Doing Business in Changing China
  • The deadline for applications is 15 May 2020. If you don’t need require a visa to study in China, the application by 20 June 2020 is acceptable.

  • 2 Week Summer Chinese language Course
  • For courses starting on 29 June 2020, the deadline for application is 30 April 2020.
  • For courses starting on 13 July 2020, the deadline for application is 15 May 2020.
  • For course starting on 27 July 2020, the deadline for application is 29 May 2020.
  • If you do not require a visa to study in China you can apply up to one week before the start of course date.

  • 4 Week Summer Chinese language Course
  • For courses starting on 13 July 2020, the deadline for application is 15 May 2020.
Application Process
  • Please see the relevant links under the 'Website' section above and click into the course that you are interested in applying for. The application guidelines are indicated on each link.
Programme Fees

  • Doing Business in Changing China
  • RMB 8,000 (excluding travel to and from China). Fee covers short distance travel within China, cultural activities, company visits and tuition.
  • Expected living expenses for 2 weeks will be around RMB 4,200 to cover your accommodation and meal expenses.
  • If you have also applied for any of the Chinese Language Summer Courses, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.
  • As a student of a partner university, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

  • 2 Week Summer Chinese language Course
  • Cost for two weeks is RMB 3,900
  • We offer a 40 percent discount on the fees to anyone who has attended the Chinese Language Summer School before and would like to come back and further develop their Chinese language skills.

  • 4 Week Summer Chinese language Course
  • Cost for the RMB 6,500 per student
  • Included in the price:
  • Chinese classes and teaching materials
  • Cultural activities
  • Assistance booking accommodation
  • Full support from XJTLU Student Support Team
  • XJTLU offer a 40 percent discount on the fees above to anyone who has attended the Chinese Language Summer School before and would like to come back and further develop their Chinese language skills.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong University

Website(s) Programme Information
  • HKU Summer Institute (HKUSI) aims to bring learning outside of four walls and provides initiatives for students to explore Asia and the world. Each programme is special in its own way and is supplemented with social and cultural activities to enrich students’ summer and education experience cross-cultural interaction that one may not engage elsewhere.
  • For more information on what you can study, please see the HKU Summer Institute Brochure
Programme Duration
  • Credit bearing programmes: 3 - 4 weeks
  • Non-credit bearing programmes*: 2 weeks
  • Multi-location programmes: 4 - 8 weeks

  • *Please note, credit-bearing is the term used by HKU - credits earned during summer programmes cannot currently be transferred back to Trinity and do not count towards your degree.
  • Students may enrol in more than one programme as long as it does not cause any schedule conflicts.
Application Deadline
  • Early Bird Deadline is March 1, 2020 and includes: 12% discount on programme fee (HKU partners’ students), priority in accommodation reservation, priority in social & cultural activities registration.
  • The application deadline for non-local students is March 31, 2020 (Hong Kong Time).
Application Process Programme Fees
  • Credit bearing programmes: HKD 14,500
  • Non-credit bearing programmes*: HKD 12,500
  • Multi-location programmes: HKD 20,000 +

  • *Please note, credit-bearing is the term used by HKU - credits earned during summer programmes cannot currently be transferred back to Trinity and do not count towards your degree.


Ashoka University

Website(s) Programme Information
  • The Office of Summer Programmes offers an intensive six-week study programme, held during the summer for undergraduate students. A range of four-credit courses are offered across disciplines. Enrolling for the summer term provides an opportunity for Ashoka students to take courses that helps to gain additional credits, accelerate in their academic pathway or simply explore other areas of interest. In order to maximize the benefit of the summer term, all students are encouraged to seek academic advising before registering for courses. The summer term also provides the opportunity to study with students from international institutions giving them experience in global learning.Classes will be held from Monday to Friday; each class will run for 2 hours starting from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • For a list of courses available to study please see the Ashoka Summer Programme website which has course descriptors available.
Programme Duration
  • July 6 to August 14, 2020
Application Deadline
  • 15 April
Application Process Programme Fees
  • USD 3200 for two courses inclusive of tuition, room and board. This fee does not include air fare, visa fees, weekend trips and health insurance.


Waseda University

Website(s) Programme Information
  • You can take part in the courses which cover a variety of interests including business, culture, economics, history, literature and art, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia. The courses are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from the top global universities. Japanese courses are optional. You can choose 2 out of 14 courses!
Programme Duration
  • June 19 (Fri), 2020 Arrival
  • June 20 (Sat), 2020 Orientation (mandatory)
  • June 22 (Mon) - July 16 (Thu), 2020 Session (4 Weeks)
  • July 17 (Fri), 2020 Checkout / Departure
Application Deadline
  • Applications open on Monday the 2nd of March and close on Friday the 27th of March!
Application Process
  • The application must be completed online. Online applications will be opened from March 2, 2020. The following documents are required to be attached to the online application form:
  • An OFFICIAL transcript from the applicant’s home institution.(The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.)
  • Grading scale
  • Color ID photo, plain background (taken within the last 3 months)
  • Passport copy (pages showing passport number and face photo required)
  • When applying online, applicants are also asked to explain why you would like to join the Summer Session. Please submit the reason for applying (maximum 200 words in English).
  • Please see the following link on/after the 2nd of March which will redirect you to the application link:
Programme Fees
  • Plan A costs JPY 490,000 (approx. €4,000) and includes the following services:
  • 2 courses
  • Domestic insurance
  • Housing fee (Find more details here)
  • Field trip to Nikko
  • Airport pickup service
  • Administration & miscellaneous charge
  • Plan A does not include Airplane ticket to/from Japan, commuting costs, living expenses, international insurance, credit card transaction fees, field trips organized by each course / faculty, textbooks

  • Plan B costs JPY 325,000 (approx. €2,700)and includes all the conditions / services as plan A, excluding housing fees.

  • Optional Japanese Courses cost JPY 36,400 (approx. €300) and allows you to take one of the following skill-based subject classes during the Summer Session.
  • Talk in Japanese Ⅰ
  • Talk in Japanese Ⅱ
  • Talk in Japanese Ⅲ

  • Please note the following:
  • If you have chosen Plan B, please arrange for accommodation on your own.
  • Plan B has been set up under the presumption that you will be staying at a home of your family/friends which is within commuting distance. All accommodation in Tokyo is expected to be nearly full during the summer session due to the Tokyo Olympics. It is highly recommended that those without such accommodation should choose Plan A.
  • Since accommodation for Plan A has already been arranged for the Summer Session, students that choose Plan A may have priority during the screening process.


Nanyang Technological University

Website(s) Programme Information
  • The GEM Trailblazer summer programme will offer 5 tracks in summer 2020. Please see below, or you can find further information and specific modules at the following link:
  • Track 1: Language and Cultural Studies
  • Track 2: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Track 3: Creative Design and Media
  • Track 4: Success in the Globalised Marketplace
  • Track 5: New Technologies, New World
  • Students are allowed to register up to 2 courses within each track or across different tracks. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that there is no clash in the timetables between the courses. Please check the schedules here.
Programme Duration Application Deadline
  • Early bird deadline extended to the 27th of March 2020.PROMO CODE: USSEARLYWEB20 *Only applicable for fee-paying students only.
  • You will need to contact the Student Mobility Officer in Trinity to get yourself nominated via the exchange or fee-paying scheme. Please note that the nomination deadline is by 31 March 2020, so make sure to send the email in advance of the deadline.
  • Once you have been nominated by Trinity, you will have to complete an application which will be sent to your email in a link. You will have to complete this by the deadline which is the 20 April 2020.
Application Process Programme Fees
  • Please see the fees here.
  • Tuition fees will be waived for students who are nominated under the Exchange scheme from partner universities, up to 2 courses. However, all students regardless of Exchange or Fee-paying scheme are still required to pay for the registration and administrative fee, as well as the on-campus accommodation fees. Please note, Trinity can only nominate you on an exchange basis space provided. The exchange slots are reserved for the college-wide exchange programme, and can only be used for the summer programme if there is availability. Get in touch with the Student Mobility Officer if you have any queries regarding this.
  • Fee-paying students from partner universities are only required to pay $1,110 per course which translates to a 60% discount (i.e total programme fee for one (1) course is $2,160).
  • Total programme fees does not include airfare and airport taxes, local transportation costs, travel insurance, visas, meals, personal expenses or on-campus accommodation.
  • On-campus housing is compulsory and guaranteed for all GEM Trailblazer Summer students. Please refer here for the pricing.
  • Administrative fees is charged for the use of non-academic or non-obligatory facilities, services and functions at NTU. It also covers campus orientation, cultural & social activities, miscellaneous university fees, and mandatory Group Hospitalization and Surgical Insurance (GHSI) for international students.
  • To find out more about living costs in Singapore, you may refer to this guide.

National University of Singapore

Website(s) Programme Information
  • FASStrack Asia comprises courses from the Faculty’s Asian Studies Division, Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division. Courses are focused on Asia, and some of these courses will feature a 5-9 days’ field trip to the country of study. The NUS Centre for Language Studies will also offer relevant Asian language courses that will complement the field trips for a comprehensive learning experience and in-depth cultural immersion.
  • You can read up to 2 courses, including one that offers an extended overseas field trip. Other courses may also offer local day trips in Singapore or to nearby overseas location over the weekend in order to facilitate experiential learning outside the classroom.
  • FASStrack Asia will be based at the University Town (UTown for short) at NUS. This recent campus expansion of NUS is a high-tech, modern educational hub that integrates environmental-friendly building features with the learning, social and cultural aspects of the NUS community. Besides classrooms, UTown is also well-equipped with IT and multimedia facilities at the Education Resource Centre, seminar rooms and study clusters, and a world-class research and innovation hub. For recreation, there are also sports and performing arts facilities, as well as a wide array of dining and retail outlets. Students staying on-campus at the residential colleges can live, study and play in NUS as part of an exciting summer programme experience.
  • For a list of modules that you can study as part of the FASStrack programme, please see the following link which outlines all the options available to you:
Programme Duration
  • The programme runs from the 22nd of June to the 24th of July 2020.
  • Field trip courses will offer 4 weeks of 3-hour classes twice a week. Courses with a field trip component will be travelling within the period of 4 to 12 July 2020, although some trips may be shorter.
  • Non-field trip courses will offer 4 weeks of 3-hour classes thrice weekly. There are no formal classes during the field trip week but there may be additional assignments, local fieldtrips in Singapore or e-learning options for students.
Application Deadline
  • Applications are open from 16 December 2019 to 16 March 2020.
Application Process Programme Fees
  • International Students i.e. non-local students can apply in one of two ways - you can either be nominated by the Student Mobility Officer as an exchange student or you will have to apply directly to NUS as a non-exchange student. If you would like to be nominated as an exchange student, make sure to email the Student Mobility Officer but places are not guaranteed under this arrangement. Most exchange places are given to students who wish to embark on the college-wide exchange programme but in the event that there is a drop-out or spaces left students may be nominated on an exchange basis to the summer programme.

  • Exchange (By Invitation Only)
  • For international students who are nominated by their home university under an exchange arrangement with NUS, the tuition fee of S$2,985 (all other modules) or S$3,820 (SPH2201) per module will be waived. All other costs will still apply.

  • Non-Exchange
  • If you are coming under a non-exchange arrangement, the tuition fees of S$2,985 (all other modules) or S$3,820 (SPH2201) per module will apply, together with all other costs.

Singapore Management University

Website(s) Programme Information
  • The four-week SMU Global Summer Programme 2020, themed ‘Asian Insights’, will be held from 29 June to 24 July 2020. It offers 10 courses on Asia, and includes course field trips, company visits, dialogues and networking opportunities with industry leaders, and social cultural activities. These courses include:
  • Asia Pacific Business
  • Innovations for Asia’s Smart Cities
  • Managing Customer Relations with Analytics: Asian Insights
  • Screening Asia: History, Society, and Politics in Films
  • The Legal Environment of Business: An Asian Perspective
  • Accounting Analytics in Asia
  • China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Economic Globalisation in Asia
  • Entrepreneurship in Asia
  • Global Mega Trends: Opportunities and Challenges in Asia
  • For further information on the syllabus and curriculum, please see the following link:

    *Please note, courses are subject to changes.
Programme Duration
  • 4 weeks from 29 June to 24 July 2020
Application Deadline
  • Applications are now open and will close on 19 April 2020, 2359hrs Singapore time.
Application Process Programme Fees
  • As a partner university, Trinity students are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. If there are 6 or more successful applicants from Trinity, SMU would extend a 15% discount on tuition fees for its students.
  • In terms of the programme fees, please see below:
  • Application: SGD 150
  • Tuition: SGD 3,210 for one course or SGD 5,350 for two courses
  • Miscellaneous: SGD 230 (covers local medical insurance, IT and matriculation)
  • You can find further information outlined on the fees page:

South Korea

Yonsei University

Sungkyunkwan University

United States

University of Chicago

Website(s) Programme Information
  • For their summer session, UChicago offers four different summer programmes:

  • Summer Quarter Undergraduate Courses
  • Visiting students can enroll in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago, and will have access to the same exceptional educational resources that are available to all College students during the regular academic year. All of our classes are taught by distinguished professors and experienced lecturers. Courses can be three or five weeks long. Each summer course, regardless of length, is the equivalent of a full quarter-long (10 week) course, and meets for at least 30 contact hours. To qualify as a full-time student, students must take two courses in the same session.

  • Summer Financial Math
  • The Summer Financial Math Program at the University of Chicago welcomes students with strong quantitative skills to explore opportunities in the field of Financial Math. This three-week program for undergraduate students and recent graduates provides a rigorous introduction to modern applications in Financial Math through an interdisciplinary curriculum delivered by lecturers and industry experts affiliated with the Financial Math MS program at UChicago. Participants in this program will receive University of Chicago undergraduate course credit. Those who successfully complete the Summer Financial Math Program and eventually matriculate in the Financial Math MS program within the next four years may apply credit earned towards that degree program.

  • Summer Business Scholars Program
  • The Summer Business Scholars Program's experiential curriculum helps you build an analytical framework rooted in problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will set you apart from your peers in the classroom and in recruiting. The three-week program provides a model environment for bold future leaders to strengthen their grasp of business frameworks through an experiential curriculum delivered by world-renowned faculty and industry experts. Participants in this program will receive University of Chicago course credit. Scholars graduate with heightened analytical skills, an unparalleled global network, and the groundwork to turn insight into action. With SBSP, you will return to your undergraduate institution or head to your first job or internship with a newfound confidence and a distinct competitive advantage. SBSP prepares you to excel with employers and to make an immediate impact on your organization upon beginning your internship or full-time job. Our unique program will give you the knowledge and tools you’ll need to think decisively and act confidently.

  • Summer Language Institute
  • SLI welcomes visiting undergraduate and graduate students, scholars and professionals and academically advanced high school students, as well as current UChicago undergraduate and graduate students.SLI offers three categories of language courses: Beginning and intermediate intensive modern language courses are designed for students wishing to develop proficiency across all four language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—at a speed that is the equivalent of a year or more of instruction during the regular academic year. Beginning and intermediate ancient language courses guide students in building and honing their reading abilities and their familiarity with ancient texts and culture. Reading for Research courses focus on the skills graduate students need to access scholarly texts in other languages. Please see the link for more information on the languages available.
Programme Duration

  • Summer Quarter Undergraduate Courses:
  • Three-Week Sessions: June 22–July 10, 2020, July 13–July 31, 2020, August 3–August 21, 2020.
  • Five-Week Sessions: June 22–July 24, 2020, July 27–August 28, 2020

  • Summer Financial Math
  • Three-week program from June 20 - July 10, 2020

  • Summer Business Scholars Program
  • Three-week program from July 12 - July 31, 2020

  • Summer Language Institute
  • Please see the following link for start dates and duration, as courses differ based on chosen language of study:
Application Deadline

  • Summer Quarter Undergraduate Courses
  • Round 1: February 26, 2020
  • Round 2: March 18, 2020
  • Rolling Admissions begins after round 2, and will continue until the program is full.
  • Please note that International students who require visa sponsorship must apply before April 1.

  • Summer Financial Math
  • Round 1: February 26, 2020
  • Round 2: March 18, 2020
  • Rolling Admissions begins after April 1, and will continue until the program is full.

  • Summer Business Scholars Program
  • Round 1: February 26, 2020
  • Round 2: March 18, 2020
  • Rolling Admissions begins after April 1, and will continue until the program is full.

  • Summer Language Institute
  • Round 1: February 26, 2020
  • Round 2: March 18, 2020
  • Rolling Admissions begins after April 1, and will continue until the program is full.
Application Process Programme Fees
  • Summer Quarter Undergraduate Courses
  • Tuition: $4,150 per course
  • Student Services Fee: Approx. $400
  • Housing & Dining for Visiting students: $750 per week for double-occupancy room. Students who require a single room due to health concerns should contact Summer Session. Costs may vary for current UChicago students. More information will be available in March 2020.
  • Billing: Visiting students must pay a $1000 deposit within one week of acceptance.

  • Summer Financial Math
  • The fee for the 2020 Summer Financial Math Program is $7,500. (If on-campus accommodations are not needed, the fee is reduced to $5,200.)

  • Summer Business Scholars Program
  • The fee for the 2020 Summer Business Scholars Program is $7,500. (If on-campus accommodations are not needed, the fee is reduced to $5,200.)

  • Summer Language Institute
  • Please see the Cost & Aid Section at the following link: