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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 TCD 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. Unlike with longer programmes, however, credits gained in summer programmes do not count as part of your 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.

Available summer programmes change from year to year. Below, please find an up-to-date list of summer programmes for 2019. If you have any questions regarding summer programmes, please contact our Study Abroad team at study.abroad@tcd.ie with ‘Summer Programmes Outbound’ in the subject line.

Summer Programmes 2019

Australia

University of Queensland

University Name
  • University of Queensland
Website(s) Programme Overview
  • The Queensland in July short-term study program for international students takes place from 1 – 21 July 2019 at the St Lucia campus in Brisbane. Students will have between 36-61 academic contact hours and will be able to choose to study one of the following courses:
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Global Talent Management
  • Event Marketing
  • You will have the opportunity to study at a Top 50 university with students across the globe, engage with industry through field trips and visits and go on a two day excursion to North Stradboke Island, famous for its endless beaches and wildlife.
Programme Duration
  • The Queensland in July programme starts on the 1st of July 2019 and ends on the 21st of July 2019
Application Deadline
  • The final application deadline is the 30th of April 2019.
  • You can also avail of the earlybird application fee if you meet the application deadline before the 1st of March 2019 ($200 discount applies).
Application Process
  • If you would like to apply for the Queensland in July summer programme, please go to 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
  • If you have any questions regarding the application requirements please contact the International Mobility Coordinator at Queensland, Erin de Lacy.
Course Load
  • Please note, any credits earned is non-transferable and cannot be used towards your degree at Trinity.
  • You will have between 36-61 contact hours depending on the course you choose to study:
  • Event Marketing: 36 academic contact hours
  • Global Talent Management: 36 academic contact hours
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation: 61 academic contact hours
Course Options

    As part of the Queensland in July programme, you can choose from three of the following courses:

  1. Event Marketing Programme: Learn the principles of event marketing and management. Includes industry visits.

    Special events and festivals such as sport, arts, and cultural celebrations have long been used by cities and regions to provide residents with entertainment and leisure opportunities, and to attract domestic and international visitation to the destination. This course aims to provide students with insights into the principles of event marketing and management. It explores the development of event marketing objectives, strategies, plans, and related research. The course develops students’ abilities to appreciate and apply marketing concepts and related management practices to real world event cases and problems.

    Click here to access the Event Marketing Program
    Click here to access the Event Marketing Brochure

  2. Global Talent Management: Gain a deeper understanding of management in a global workforce.

    The Global Talent Management course is designed to provide students with an understanding of three interrelated aspects of management in the global workplace.

    Theme 1: Talent management in the multinational enterprise.
    Theme 2: Engaging in and supporting global mobility.
    Theme 3: Building awareness of present and emerging global talent management trends.

    The course places equal value on building students’ understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical implications of working in a global environment.

    Click here to access the Global Talent Management Program
    Click here to access the Global Talent Management Brochure

  3. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation: Explore the theory, practise and research behind staring and growing new ventures. Includes industry visits.

    This course focuses on developing entrepreneurs by introducing students to the theory, practice, and research that enable them to start and grow new ventures.

    Students will consider how to match types of ventures to entrepreneurial goals, design innovative business models for value delivery and capture, present new venture ideas and analyse emerging entrepreneurial firms, assess market attractiveness, create competitive advantage, write assumption-based business proposals and manage growth pathways.

    Click here to access the Entreprenurship and New Venture Program
    Click here to access the Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Brochure

Course Restrictions & Eligibility

  • The program is open to international students who have completed a minimum of one year of full-time undergraduate studies at a university, with a passing Grade Point Average. Students must be 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled at a university
  • Queensland recommends that students have a level of English language proficiency comparable to the following, however it is not necessary to provide proof of your English language proficiency to apply:
    • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5
    • TOEFL IBT: overall score of 87 or equivalent
    • A native English speaker, have studied in an English speaking institution, or have undertaken courses taught at your university in English (excluding English language courses)
  • Note that UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) may request evidence of a student’s English language proficiency (e.g. via evidence on a transcript or official letter from your university). Approval is at the discretion of the Faculty.
  • This program is only open to current international university students. Current UQ students are not eligible to apply.

Accommodation
  • The accommodation fee is not included in the Queensland in July programme fee.
  • Brisbane offers many accommodation options for students:
    On-campus
    If you’d like to stay on campus, you can enquire about room availability in UQ’s 10 residential colleges. All UQ colleges provide clean rooms, healthy meals, opportunities to meet new friends, supportive staff, and secure premises. Learn more about accommodation at UQ.
    Off-campus
    If living closer to the city centre is more important during your stay, UQ Accommodation Services can help you find suitable accommodation. Options from approved providers are available here.
  • Please do not commit to accommodation until you have been advised of your successful application to Queensland in July.
Visa Requirements
  • Check with the Australian Embassy/Consulate to see if you need a visa.
  • Visa applications should be lodged as early as possible, following acceptance into the program, to allow adequate processing time. Unfortunately, UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law cannot provide detailed advice on visas as they are not the visa-issuing authority. Please contact the Australian Embassy/Consulate if you have any specific questions about getting a visa.
  • Due to the short length of this program, there are Visitor Visa and Working Holiday visa options. Find out more and apply through the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Insurance
  • It is a UQ requirement that students are covered by a comprehensive health, accident and travel insurance policy for the duration of the Queensland in July program.
  • You will need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy through a reputable provider which includes an appropriate level of travel insurance to cover the cost of your accommodation and travel, as well as any other expenses, including treatment for ill-health and personal injury, for which neither Queensland nor Trinity will not be liable. All students accepted into the program must provide evidence in the form of a certificate of currency, which includes the student’s name, passport number and dates of cover, from their insurance provider.
Programme Fees
  • The complete program fee for Queensland in July is AUD $4000 per person.
  • Students who complete an application by the early bird deadline will be eligible for an AUD $200 discount.
  • There is also a 10% discount for Trinity students to the value of $400 reducing the total cost to $3600 AUD.
  • Students who apply by the earlybird deadline on 1 March will be eligible for an extra $200 AUD discount with a total program cost of only $3400.

University of Sydney

University Name
  • 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 program. Some come for the academic reputation while others wish to experience the vibrant student life bolstered by the guaranteed housing and unique Internship Program.
Programme Duration
  • You can choose to study over 3, 5 or 6 weeks.
  • Session A: This session runs from Tues 4th June-Tues 17th July 2019 (you can opt for either the 3 or 6 week option)
  • Session B: This session runs from Tues 25th June-Fri 26th July (you can opt for either the 3 or 5 weeks option)
Application Timeline
  • Make sure to apply for the programme by Sunday the 31st of March 2019.
Application Process
  • Applications for our programs are processed through an online application system. It is helpful for a student to have as many of the necessary documents ready as they can starting the application. But not to worry if you don’t, as the application system lets students save and return to their application as many times as they like before submitting the application.
  • Click the relevant link below for detailed instructions including which documents are needed, how to access the online application form, and a step-by-step walk-through of the application. The file to refer to is determined by the program you intend to apply for:
  • Application Guide for Short Term Session A (4 June-17 July 2019)
  • Application Guide for Short Term Session B (25 June-26 July 2019)
  • If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Sarah Nelson, Study Abroad Adviser at the University of Sydney, at sarah.nelson@sydney.edu.au
Course Load
  • Students choose 1 or 2 units of study in their chosen session, 1 of which can be a credit-bearing internship if attending Session A. Students hoping to enrol into ARTS2600 Internship 1 in Session A must also enrol in another unit of study at the same time.
  • Please note that you will not be able to transfer any credits towards your degree at Trinity.
Course Options
  • The University of Sydney offers the largest selection of subjects in Australia to study abroad students. We customise these for our short-term program, 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, domestic and international students from across our University will be studying these units of study alongside Study Abroad and Exchange students.
  • For a list of units of study available to you in Session A ( 4 June – 17 July) please see the following link, which will bring you to a Google doc spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/session-A
  • For a list of units of study available to you in Session A ( 25 June – 26 July) please see the following link, which will bring you to a Google doc spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/session-B
  • Internship Programme (ARTS2600) Students on the Short-Term A Program will have the opportunity to apply for our prestigious and competitive internship program (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.
  • Students complete 10 hours of professional development training, four reflective assessments, and a minimum of 120 hours with a host organisation. The placement requires no extra fees and students receive a final grade that appears on their University of Sydney transcript. We work with companies from a variety of fields including start-ups, technology firms and not-for-profit organisations. Recent placements include:
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    • Cancer Council NSW
    • Taronga Conservation Society of Australia
    • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
    • Greenpeace
    • Sydney Story Factory Internships
  • Internship Eligibility: Applicants are placed on a best-fit basis. Placement is competitive and based on eligibility criteria, applicability of academic studies to the placement, and the outcome of a Skype interview. Eligibility requirements include:
    • Students must be co-enrolled in a second class within the Short-Term A Program
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or ‘B’ or better on the ECTS grading scale
    • At least one year of university study completed
  • 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.
Course Restrictions &Eligibility
  • Most units of study have no pre-requisites. University of Sydney also have some more specialised, core units of study, designed for Business, Architecture and Liberal-Arts majors.
Accommodation
  • We are pleased to be able to offer guaranteed accommodation at our preferred accommodation providers for students wishing to stay for the full 6-week Session A program or the full 5-week Session B program. Students participating in the full Session A program have the opportunity to apply for guaranteed accommodation with Urbanest whilst students participating in the full Session B program have the opportunity to apply for guaranteed accommodation with Queen Mary Building.
  • Accommodation information will be provided to students soon after receiving an offer letter for one of our programs. The guarantee is subject to completing an application process by the deadline set for the program and specific room types on offer may vary from one intake to the next.
  • For more information on Urbanest and Queen Mary Building, please see the following link: https://sydney-au-sa.terradotta.com/[...]
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)
For Further Information….
  • For further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Nelson at the University of Sydney at sarah.nelson@sydney.edu.au

Brazil

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

University Name
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Website(s) Programme Information
  • Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course:
  • 35 years of experience and excellence. Language instruction to be provided by specialized, experienced and qualified faculty.
  • Five levels of proficiency with ninety hours of instruction each. Development of the student's ability to understand, speak, read and write Portuguese in both formal and informal situations in a comfortable learning environment.
  • Full access to university facilities.
  • Field trips to historical and tourist surrounding areas. Free time to relax, make friends, shop.
  • With an intense cultural life, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place for those who want to immerse themselves into the South American reality. Rio de Janeiro is an exciting city located inside the tropical forest and by the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Airport pick-up
  • Cultural and Academic Orientation
  • Federal Police (immigration assistance)
  • Family housing arrangement

  • Brazilian Seminars
  • The Brazilian Seminars developed by PUC-Rio is an international summer school which provides students, young scholars and international administrators with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about Brazil.
  • It’s an interdisciplinary program meant to give a broad perspective of Brazilian issues which are currently in the global scenario.
  • A 48h program of lectures and off-class activities that offers a panorama on Brazil’s different aspects, ranging from culture to environmental issues, from politics to entrepreneurship.
  • This programme is primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, or professionals interested in learning more about Brazil.
Programme Duration
  • Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course:
  • The programme duration is one month (dates to be confirmed).
  • Brazilian Seminars course dates:
  • The Brazilian Seminars run from the 11th of July to the 26th of July 2019.
Application Timeline
  • Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course:
  • You must submit your application before the 15th of May.
  • Brazilian Seminars:
  • Early Bird application deadline: March 31st, 2019
  • Application deadline: May 31st, 2019
  • Course duration: 48h
  • Contact hours: 40h (of lectures on different themes)
  • Company visits & excursions: 8h
Application Process Course Load
  • Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course: The course does not provide academic credits or transcripts. Students who take the intensive course will receive a certificate of completion with the final grade achieved at the end of the month.
  • Brazilian Seminars: After the successful participation of the program, participants will receive a certificate of attendance with the total number of hours dedicated to the academic activities, technical visits, and grade.
Course Options
  • Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course:
  • Classes: total of 90 class-hours, 5 days per week (mornings)
  • 4 levels of proficiency
  • Maximum of 12 students per class
  • Didactic materials
  • Placement Test
  • Course Certificate

  • Brazilian Seminars:
  • 40h of lectures on the following themes:
  • Brazilian Culture & Music
  • Brazilian History: From Brasilia`s Foundation to the current years
  • Doing Business in Brazil, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups
  • Education Policies and Challenges
  • Environmental Issues, Renewable Energy & Oil industry
  • Media and Democracy in Brazil and Latin America
  • Public Policies for Social Inclusion
  • Race Relations, Migration Flows and the Formation of the Brazilian People
  • Trending Topics in Brazilian Politics, BRICS and International Relations
  • The Brazilian Agenda of Economic Development
  • Urban Planning, Mobility and Integration
Accommodation
  • Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course: UC-Rio does not offer on-campus accommodations but homestays can be arranged for exchange students. International students are placed in homestays, where they have the best opportunity to experience the Brazilian way of life and to speak Portuguese every day. Each student has his/her own private room in a family´s home recommended by CCCI.
  • Brazilian Seminars: Participants may take advantage of the Brazilian homestay program. Availability is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
Visa Requirements
  • Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course:A student visa is not required for the Intensive Pre-term course if the student does not intend to stay at PUC-Rio during the following regular semester term. Visas must be obtained BEFORE the student´s entrance in Brazil. A tourist visa cannot be transferred into a student visa once inside the country.
  • Brazil Seminars: You will also require a visa for the duration of the programme.
Insurance
  • All participants are required to have adequate medical coverage during their time in Rio de Janeiro.
  • No part of the program tuition goes towards payment of such insurances and Puc-Rio has no obligation to provide such services.
Programme Fees
  • The programme cost for the Portuguese as a Second Language Intensive Course is R$ 3.725,00 (Reais)
  • Exchange students will also be charged R$ 795,00 as a registration fee prior to arrival.
  • Program tuition for the Brazilian Seminars: US$1,600*
  • Program tuition for participants of partner institutions or EARLY BIRD : US$1,450.*
  • Please note, two places on the Brazilian Seminar programme will be offered free of charge.

Canada

University of British Columbia

University Name
  • University of British Columbia
Website(s) Programme Information
  • The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP), is a four week academic program offering for international undergraduate students from cooperating universities to study at UBC. The VSP provides the opportunity for students to take two academic courses in various UBC Faculties while learning about Canadian practices and culture.

    This summer you can experience why Vancouver has been consistently voted one of the best places to live in the world. You will have the opportunity to study at North America’s most international university and connect with other globally-minded students.
Programme Duration
  • The VSP Programme is offered twice during the summer (please note the courses on offer differ depending on the time you choose to go):
  • June 8 to July 8, 2019
    Sixteen packages are offered in Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Community and Regional Planning, Education, Forestry, Land and Food Systems and Medicine.
  • July 13 to August 13, 2019
    Sixty-nine packages are offered in Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Community and Regional Planning, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Science.
Application Timeline
  • The application deadlines differ depending on which course you choose:

  • June to July 2019:
  • The deadline for registration is February 28, 2019.
  • The suggested date of submission for your Visa application is March 20, 2019 to avoid delays in obtaining your travel permit.
  • The payment deadline for the VSP programme is April 3, 2019.
  • The deadline for submission of the FAR Form (Flight, Accommodation & Roommate) is May 1, 2019.
  • The deadline for the submission of the VSP Waiver Forms is May 8, 2019.

  • July to August 2019:
  • The deadline for registration is March 29, 2019.
  • The suggested date of submission for yor Visa application is April 17, 2019 to avoid delays in obtaining your travel permit.
  • The payment deadline for the VSP programme is May 1, 2019.
  • The deadline for submission of the FAR Form (Flight, Accommodation & Roommate) is June 5, 2019.
  • The deadline for the submission of the VSP Waiver Forms is June 12, 2019.
Application Process Course Load
  • The Vancouver Summer Program consists of two courses in each package and each course is approximately 39 hours of class time.
  • VSP courses do not receive UBC credit. However, students and their home universities receive a Grades Letter from the Faculty.
  • Please also note that any credits/grades earned are non-transferable and cannot be used towards your degree at Trinity.
Course Options
  • If you choose to go from June 8 to July 8, you will have sixteen packages on offer in the following subject areas:
  • Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Community and Regional Planning, Education, Forestry, Land and Food Systems and Medicine.
    Click here to access the June - July Course Packages Brochure

  • If you choose to go from July 13 to August 13, you will have sixty-nine packages on offer in the following subject areas:
  • Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Community and Regional Planning, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Science.
    Click here to access the July - August Course Packages Brochure
Course Restrictions & Eligibility
  • Students should consider their choice of program package carefully when applying to the program. Should students wish to move to another program package, only one change will be allowed.
  • Please check each course package carefully as each one outlines any course-specific restrictions or prerequisites.
  • Many course packages have a minimum and a maximum class size, so students are encouraged to register early. Course packages that do not have the minimum number of students will not be offered, but students may transfer packages.
Accommodation
  • Accommodation costs are inlcuded in the overall programme cost.
  • All students are assigned to single-gender units. Students may indicate one person of the same gender as their preferred roommate.
  • The residences are secure and have a 24-hour reception desk. From all residences, students will be within walking distance of classes, libraries, sport facilities and transportation. In all the residences, students have access to on site laundry machines (card, not coin, system).
  • Students in the June - July programme will be housed in six bedroom apartments. For the students going on the July - August programme room arrangements include six bedroom apartments and two bedroom semi-private units.
  • Most students will be assigned a single, non-smoking, private bedroom which can be locked by a card key or hard key. Cooking facilities are available in the shared apartments.
Visa Requirements
  • Students requiring visas and eTAs should begin the application process immediately after reviewing their (LoA) Letter of Acceptance. Students cannot commence “Step 5: Flight, Accommodation, and Roommate Form” as per the 'Next Steps Guide' attached above, until they have received their Visa/eTA.
  • Entry requirements to Canada are determined by your home country. It generally takes four weeks or more to process your Visitor Visa.
  • Use this link to check if you need a Visitor Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

  • If you need to apply for a Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa)
    Apply for a Visitor Visa using the IMM5256 Guide for further instructions. If you need help, contact your nearest visa application centre (VAC).
  • If you need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
    Apply online for your eTA. To apply, you must have a valid passport, a credit or a debit card, an email address, and answer a few questions in the online application.
Insurance
  • Students arriving earlier or staying later than the program dates are responsible for and must purchase additional medical coverage for the days beyond the program dates.
  • Students can arrange extra coverage days with David Cummings Insurance directly by e-mail at info@david-cummings.com. The cost for students is $2.20* CAD per person per day. You can make payment by credit card or in person at their offices in Vancouver (not on campus) after arrival.
Programmes Fees
  • The package fee per student for the 2019 program is $5250 CAD and includes:
    • 2 courses
    • Medical insurance
    • Group airport transfer and city tour
    • Shared accommodation on UBC Campus
    • Orientation and farewell events
    • Course materials
    • Social activities
    • (Optional trips may require an additional fee)
  • Please make sure to familiarise yourself with STEP 4 in the 'Next Steps Guide, p.7' (both the June Guide and July Guide contain the same information and are linked above under 'Application Process') as this contains very important information regarding what the fee covers/does not cover and how to pay it.

China

Beihang University

University Name
  • Beihang University
Website(s) Programme Information
  • Beihang International Summer School provides academic courses and cultural activities for undergraduates worldwide for new knowledge, experience and insights. The 6th International Summer School (ISS) will be held from 29 June to 26 July, 2019 at Beihang University.
Programme Duration
  • The programme will run from June 29 to July 26, 2019.
Application Timeline
  • Applicants need to register and apply online from January 07 to April 07, 2019.
  • Course selection begins on March 19, 2019 and ends on the 28th of April 2019.
  • There will be a free pick-up service from 06:00-23:00, June 29, 2019.
  • Registration and check-in takes place on the same day, June 29th.
  • Courses will begin on the 1st of July.
Application Process
  • The admission brochure can be found in the website linked above, or the Beihang ISS brochure, also linked above.
  • Alternatively you can find it here: http://summer.buaa.edu.cn/bhsqxx/index/newsList.do
  • The application process is outlined step-by-step, and is very straight-forward.
Course Load
  • Each student is allowed to select no more than 3 courses which should not have any time conflicts.
  • Please keep in mind that any credit gained cannot be transferred towards your degree in Trinity.
Course Options
  • For a comprehensive list of all the 96 course options, please see the following link: http://summer.buaa.edu.cn/bhsqxx/index/newsList.do
  • Although the majority of courses are best fit for Engineering and Computer Science students, there are also courses available in finance, drama and Chinese to name a few. Make sure to familiarise yourself with this list, keeping in mind that each student can select no more than 3 courses.
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • The course is aimed at students who are currently enrolled in college (undergraduate level).
  • The applicants need to be international students (including students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan). Mainland China students are not accepted.
  • Please note that only ten Trinity students can participate in this programme.
Accommodation
  • Beihang will provide free accommodation which is Beihang Training Centre located in Beihang’s university campus.
  • You will have to check out of the room at noon the day after your selected courses end.
  • The hotel provides free breakfast – Beihang does not provide lunch or dinner.
  • When you check in at the front desk of the hotel, you will need to pay 100 RMB in cash or by credit card as the hotel deposit, however, Beihang will pay for your accommodation fee. The hotel will return your deposit when you check out.
Visa Requirements
  • You will have to get a Visa in order to take part in the programme. Beihang University should provide you with more information once you have been accepted onto the programme, but if you do not hear from them, use your admissions letter to apply for your Visa.
Insurance
  • You will have to purchase insurance to cover yourself for the period of your stay. Beihang University should provide you with more information once you have been accepted onto the programmes, but if you hear nothing, make sure to email: iss@buaa.edu.cn
Programme Fees
  • There is no application or tuition fee for the Beihang ISS 2019 programme.

Beijing Foreign Studies University

University Name
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
Website(s) Programme Information
  • The BFSU International Summer Session is an international course programme which mainly featured in multi-language studies and area studies.
  • Interdisciplinary courses – Provide courses ranging from economics, politics, linguistics, art, philosophy, literature, to area study, international relations, Chinese study and so on.
  • Various teaching languages – Cater for those with specific language interests, as most courses are taught in English while others in German, Spanish, French, Russian and so on.
  • Diversified teaching approaches – Deliver themed plenary lectures, workshops, forums and free talks, to exchange and to extend your knowledge of your chosen subjects.
  • International learning atmosphere – You will be part of an international community of students encouraged to discuss, debate and develop your own understanding. The teaching staff are experienced professors and associate professors who are leading figures in their field studies, from internationally renowned universities and are from all over the world, from countries such as the USA, the UK, Germany, Australia, Spain, Czech, Slovakia, Latvia, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Columbia etc.
  • Intensive study – Since the duration of summer session is very short, courses will be taught intensively. All the courses are academically rigorous and require you to prepare for your studies in advance
  • Wonderful experience – Cultural interchange is intense and bidirectional. Culture exchanges and friendship could be realized through pair-works, debates and communications between Chinese and international students.
  • A series of activities, including welcoming dinner, tour of Beijing, Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Calligraphy and so on, will be organized in order to enrich the BFSU ISS 2019 experience.
Programme Duration
  • The International Summer School at BFSU will run from July 1 to July 26, 2019, 4 weeks in total, with no classes on Sundays.
Application Timeline
  • April 20, 2018 Online application and course selection closes
  • April 20, 2018 Online payment opens
  • June 20, 2018 Online payment closes
  • July 9, 2018 Registration and Opening Ceremony at BFSU
Application Process
  • To apply for the ISS programme at BFSU, simply click on the link below, which will bring you to the applications page, and which outlines the application process step-by-step.
    https://iss.bfsu.edu.cn/how_to_apply.php
Course Load
  • Courses offered during the BFSU ISS are 2-credit courses. 32 contact hours equal 2 credits.
  • For non-BFSU students (i.e. you), a formal transcript will be provided.
  • Students' attendance in the class and exam will be taken into consideration for grading.
  • Be informed that because the duration of summer session is very short, courses will be taught intensively at BFSU.
  • Please note that any credit gained at BFSU or gained from any other summer programme cannot be used towards your degree in Trinity.
Course Options
  • You will be able to choose courses from different areas including: Chinese Studies, Economics & Management, Liberal Arts and International Relations & Area Studies. The courses for this summer are still to be confirmed but you can look through previous years’ archives to get an idea of the courses on offer.
    https://iss.bfsu.edu.cn/review.php
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • Applicants must be above the age of 18 (inclusive), and in good health;
  • Applicants must be currently attending college/university;
  • Applicants must be able to understand and follow arguments presented in written and spoken English at university level, with proof of proficiency in English (required of non-English native speaking students, scores of CET, TEM, TOEFL, GRE, or IELTS serve as reference)
Visa Requirements
  • According to the regulations of Chinese embassy or consulate, students that want to attend the BFSU ISS must apply for the F visa, issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. In order to attend the programme, please apply for correct visa in advance.
Insurance
  • On behalf of your health and traffic safety when you study at BFSU ISS, BFSU strongly recommends that every international student buy health and traffic accident insurance in advance.
Programme Fees
  • Application Fee: 600 RMB Tuition Fee: 4,000 RMB for one course (2 credits), 8,000 RMB for two courses (4 credits)
  • Two students will be eligible to benefit from a 15% discount on the tuition fee, based on a first-come-first-served basis. To avail of this, reach out to the Trinity Student Mobility Officer: emats@tcd.ie

Tsinghua University

University Name
  • Tsinghua University
Website(s) Programme Information
  • Packed into two exciting weeks, this summer program opens up to you the fascinating and diverse world of China. Guided by a standout team of experts in their field, you will be taught how global issues play out in the Chinese context through interactive classes and panels. With seven special China-focused tracks to choose from, you can hone in on your specific academic interest including Architecture, Creative City, Environment, International relations, Gender Studies, Industry Frontier and Urbanization.
  • Today's dynamic China cannot just be understood from the classroom. That's why this summer program emphasizes really experiencing China, through excursions and on-site trips. Alongside this, Students are given the opportunity to gain insight into Chinese culture and the Tsinghua spirit through various cultural experience activities.
  • With the summer school's 200 strong international cohort you have the wonderful opportunity to make new friends from all corners of the globe. You will gain skills in cross-cultural communication, a key skill required for tomorrow's future leaders, and also sharpen your interdisciplinary mind-set.
  • After successfully completing the summer school, students will receive an official transcript and 2 academic credits from Tsinghua University.
Programme Duration
  • The programme runs for two weeks, from the 11th of July until the 24th of July 2019.
Application Process & Timeline
  • In order to take part in this programme, Trinity needs to nominate two undergraduate or 1st year postgraduate students to join this program. There are two rounds of nomination, 1st round is March 31st and final nomination deadline is April 30th.
  • If you are interested in this opportunity, you will have to inform the Trinity Student Mobility Officer at emats@tcd.ie who will give you more information about the internal process and deadline.
  • As part of your application you will need to fill out this Application Form, provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae, an official full academic transcript, a photocopy of passport photo page, one electronic copy of applicant's passport-sized photo (front facing, cap-free, white background) and proof of proficiency in English, scores of TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable).
  • JF, SF, JS, SS as well as postgraduate students are eligible to apply for this programme.
  • Please note that this program is intended for those students with little to no experience of China.
  • Tsinghua International Summer School operate on a rolling admissions policy – applications are reviewed as they are received.
Course Load
  • After successfully completing the summer school, students will receive an official transcript and 2 academic credits from Tsinghua University.
  • Please note that these credits cannot be transferred towards your degree in Trinity.
Course Options
  • There are seven tracks available in the Chinese context. These are Architecture, Creative City, Environment, International relations, Gender Studies, Industry Frontiers and Urbanization. Participants will be engaged with keynote lectures, project discussions, interactive workshops, and site visits with fellow students coming from more than 50 countries and regions across the world.
  • Participants will be asked to select two preferred tracks and they will then be allocated to one preferred track. Please note that based on numbers not all participants may be allocated to their first track preference.
  • For more information on all seven tracks, please see the Experiencing China 2019 Program Brochure.
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • The applicants for Experiencing China 2019 should fulfil the following requirements:
  • Foreign nationals currently attending college/university;
  • Must be at least 18 but no more than 30 years of age as of July 11th, 2019; and be in good health;
  • The program is conducted in English; students are required to provide proof of English proficiency if their first language or teaching language in home institution is not English; please provide one of the following documents as reference:
    • IELTS (a score of 6.5 or above)
    • TOEFL (a score of 85 or above)
    • Other (such as a letter of reference from your institution to prove that your English ability is of a sufficient enough level for learning and communication)
Accommodation
  • The Tsinghua scholarship covers the cost of accommodation on-campus for international students for the two week period, mostly en-suite single rooms.
Visa Requirements
  • You will have to apply for a Visa - Tsinghua will reach out to all successful applicants with more information.
Insurance
  • The Tsinghua scholarship covers basic accident insurance for the two week period in Beijing. However, please note that it is recommended that you get a more comprehensive cover, which will be at your own cost.
Programme Fees
  • The Tsinghua scholarship covers the following:
    • Registration fee
    • Tuition fee
    • Housing
    • Basic accident insurance for the two-week period in Beijing
  • Scholarship students are required to cover their own airfare costs, and adequate personal medical insurance for their stay in China , as required by both Tsinghua University and Chinese visa applications.

University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

University Name
  • University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Website(s) Programme Information
  • The International Summer School at the University of Nottingham Ningo China offers two separate programmes:

  • Mandarin for the Workplace:
  • The Mandarin for the Workplace summer programme has been carefully designed to empower learners with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin to develop sufficient language skills as well as a broad understanding of the modern Chinese workplace to add invaluable skills to their CV. 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 in mutual understanding.
  • In class, work will focus on interactive fun activities to develop your confidence and competence in real life communicative situations. Uniquely, this course will include a period of Chinese workplace experience during which you will be able to appreciate the reality of daily work life in China, observe the way in which colleagues in a work place work together and to develop your understanding of how language is used, in professional contexts and to practically apply classroom learning.
  • UNNC offers three different levels from absolute beginner to intermediate and work flexibly around individual needs.
  • This programme has been designed to be taken as a standalone course. Upon successful completion of two progress quizzes and a video presentation at the end of the program, students may also receive a 10 credit modular award easily transferable into other courses of study.
  • In business, a little language goes a long way - come and start this journey with UNNC!

  • Understanding Business in China:
  • The “Understanding Business in China” three week summer programme introduces you to the multifaceted and complex cultural environment of China, and enables you to develop a strong appreciation for the challenges and benefits of working and living in this amazing country.
  • Whichever way you look at it, China is powerful. On various economic measures, it has outperformed most major economies. In terms of regional influence, it is a major player, and when you consider its history, it has branded itself as a moderating influence in the region. So much so, in fact, that western and non-Chinese businesses and organisations have appeared to bend over backwards to enter the Chinese market, or to manufacture their products here so much more cheaply than back in their own countries. China wields significant influence through its increasing presence in global supply chains, the importance of its market for many foreign firms, the rising importance of its outward foreign direct investment and through being seen to maintain a stable and harmonious society which manages to provide for its citizens.
  • And yet companies have struggled to understand this economic giant which just seem to be so able to adapt to different situations. It is very difficult to understand an individual without understanding their experiences and background, and the same is true for countries. From the ancient days through the ‘great Leap Forward’ in the 1960’s and 70’s, China has grown – and changed, and continues to change.
  • But there are still challenges. How will it respond to real demographic changes, or cope with the economic challenges of a trade war? Will China change the way it engages with the international community and business in the light of global pressures? What – if anything – can we learn from China’s history about its future?
  • If you are looking for a programme which offers a thorough introduction to China in English at a world top 100 ranked university, then there’s unlikely to be anything better than this summer programme.
  • The summer school will comprise of ten formal sessions taught over the three 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
Programme Duration
  • Both programmes run for a duration of three weeks commencing on the 22nd of June and ending on the 13th of July.
Application Timeline
  • The application deadlines for both programmes are as follows:
  • Application deadline: 31st May 2019
  • Arrive: Saturday 22nd June 2019
  • Depart: Saturday 13th July 2019
  • Free airport pickup service will be available at both Ningbo and Shanghai Pudong Airport on Saturday 22nd June if you inform us of your travel arrangement in advance.
Application Process Course Load
  • The Understanding Business in China course is worth 20 UNNC credits
  • The Mandarin for the Workplace course is worth 10 UNNC credits.
  • Please note, any credit gained cannot be transferred and will not count towards your degree in Trinity.
Course Options
  • Understanding Business in China:
  • The summer school will comprise of ten formal sessions taught over the three 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.)
  • Please note you will also be offered language, cultural and social activities such as Mandarin lessons, calligraphy, and Tai Chi (please see the website for full details).

  • Mandarin for the Workplace:
  • In class, work will focus on interactive fun activities to develop your confidence and competence in real life communicative situations. Uniquely, this course will include a period of Chinese workplace experience during which you will be able to appreciate the reality of daily work life in China, observe the way in which colleagues in a work place work together and to develop your understanding of how language is used, in professional contexts and to practically apply classroom learning.
  • UNNC offers three different levels from absolute beginner to intermediate and work flexibly around individual needs.
  • Please note you will also be offered language, cultural and social activities such as Mandarin lessons, calligraphy, and Tai Chi (please see the website for full details).
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • No formal academic requirements are necessary. All the programmes are delivered in English and students are expected to have good English language ability of overall IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no less than 5.5 in any element, or equivalent. Anyone fulfilling these entry requirements is eligible to apply, including undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and those in employment in any industry, anywhere in the world. Students must be aged 18 or over.
Accommodation
  • For the Mandarin for the Workplace programme, you will have the option of living in university-arranged accommodation. The on-campus accommodation fee is a fixed price of 2730RMB for the duration of the three weeks.
  • For the Understanding Business in China programme, the accommodation fee is included in the tuition cost.
Visa Requirements
  • Once students are formally accepted for the International Summer School, the Summer School team will issue an invitation letter for each student. It is advised that student apply for X2 visa to China. Detail information on how to apply for X2 visa please consult your local Chinese Embassy.
Insurance
  • Insurance is not covered in the programme cost so it will be the student’s responsibility to ensure they get adequate medical cover during their time abroad.
Programme Fees
  • Mandarin for the Workplace:
  • Tuition: 7000 RMB (6500 RMB for students who apply and pay the full fee by 31st of March 2019)
  • Accommodation: 2730RMB for the duration of the three weeks
  • Understanding Business in China:
  • Course fee: 15,000 RMB
  • Discount: 15% discount for Trinity students and 10% discount for students who pay the full fee by 31st of March 2019.
  • Accommodation on campus: the accommodation fee is included in the course fee
  • Several scholarships of 800RMB each will be awarded to students who actively participate in class and during field trips.

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

University Name
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
Programme Information
  • Please be informed that CUHK offer two different summer programmes:
  • The CUHK International Summer School (July & August Sessions)
    The CUHK International Summer School (hereinafter referred to as ISS) is one of the most reputable and recognised summer programmes in the Asia-Pacific region. Each year, more than 600 international and local students join the July and August Sessions of the ISS to experience its intensive academic sessions and Chinese culture immersion in a bilingual and multicultural learning environment.
  • Please note there are two sessions: one in July which is a longer programme with more course options (from International Finance to Urban Sustainability and more) and the August session which is shorter in duration and only allows students the chance to study a Chinese language.
  • The CUHK Summer Undergraduate Research Programme
    The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (hereinafter referred to as SURP) provides an opportunity for international undergraduate students to undertake research attachments for 8 weeks at CUHK during the summer. Students will conduct research under the supervisiion of a CUHK faculty member and earn 3 credits upon successful completion of the programme (please note that these credits cannot be transferred/ will not count towards your degree at Trinity).
  • When reading the details of both programmes below, please make sure that you are referring to the right programme: please refer back to these definitions to differentiate between the ISS programme from the SURP programme.
Website(s) Programme Duration
  • ISS July Session
    The July International Summer School Session runs from the 23rd of June to the 31st of July 2019 (five and a half week programme).Please see 'Course Options' to see the courses available to you in July.
  • ISS August Session
    The August International Summer School Session runs from the 4th to the 24th of August 2019 and is a three-week programme. Please see 'Course Options' to see the courses available to you in August.
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme
    SURP will run for eight weeks fromthe 23rd of June to the 18th of August.
Application Timeline
  • The application timeline for the July ISS programme is from early February to the 30th of April 2019.
  • The application timeline for the August ISS programme is from early February to the 31st of May 2019.
  • The application timeline for the SURP programme is available from early January to the 28th of February 2019.
Application Process
  • Application for the July and August ISS programme will be available online at www.summer.cuhk.edu.hk however, please note that you will be unable to avail of the exchange waiver (meaning you don't pay the tuition costs of the programme) if you are not nominated by Trinity.
  • In order to be nominated by Trinity, please make sure to reach out to the Trinity Student Mobility Officer.
  • Application for the SURP programme is available online at www.summer.cuhk.edu.hk/surp_app/
Course Load
  • The July ISS Session allows students to enrol in two 3 credit courses, each with 42-45 contact hours.
  • The August ISS Session allows studenst to enrol in two 3 credit courses, each with 42 contact hours.
  • All SURP programme participants will be registered in a 3 credit CUHK course titled ‘Independent Research on International Studies II’. A grade and a transcript will be issued upon successful completion of the programme. SURP is an independent research programme where students are expected to take the initiative to plan their research with the supervisors. There is no minimum number of consultation hours with their supervisors. Students are suggested to work out the schedule for meetings with their supervisors to ensure ample guidance and supervision for their projects. In general, it is suggested that at least one meeting per week should be arranged with the supervisor.
  • Please note that any credit earned at CUHK cannot be transferred towards your degree in Trinity.
Course Options
  • As part of the ISS July Session you will have the opportunity to study the following:
  1. Business and Management
    Asian Business, Global Enterprise Management, International Finance, Internet Marketing, Introduction to International Business, Managing Human Capital (Human Resource Management), Marketing Management, Management (Principles of Management).
  2. China Studies
    Business and China, China on Screen, Chinese Culture and Society, Chinese Foreign Policy, Government and Politics of China.
  3. Chinese Language
    Cantonese (various levels), Putonghua/Mandarin (various levels)
  4. Environment, Science & Technology
    Energy and Green Society, Engineering and Technology Management, Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals in Chinese Medicine, Urban Sustainability.
  5. Humanities & Social Science
    General Psychology, Money and Banking, Theories and Practices of International Relations
  • As part of the ISS August Session you will have the opportunity to study the following:
  1. Chinese Language:
    Putonghua/Mandarin (various levels)
  • As part of the SURP programme there are around 70 research topics offered by CUHK host supervisors.
    For the most up-to-date list of topics please see the SURP website www.summer.cuhk.edu.hk/surp_project/.
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • SURP Programme: Full-time senior undergraduate students currently registered at an overseas and non-Chinese university with good academic standing can apply.
  • ISS Programme:For certain intermediate-level courses available at the ISS, you are expected to have taken an introductory course in the subject area before enrolling to that class. These introductory courses are known as prerequisites, which are academic requirements that must be satisfied before or during enrollment in a desired class. Please see here for a comprehensive list of course prerequisites.
  • Please make sure to check out the FAQ section for any queries regarding retrsictions/eligibility.
Accommodation
  • For all three programmes, you have guaranteed but optional on-campus accommodation (double ot triple occupancy rooms) with both international and local students, fully furnished and with high-speed inetrnet. Staying in a hostel is also optional but you are encouraged to live on campus to interact with other students.
  • Please note, the accommodation fee does not include a meal plan.
Visa Requirements
  • You will have to apply for a student visa, if you are not a resident of Hong Kong. Follow the instructions in your welcome pack and return the Confirmation of Acceptance and other required documents for student visa application to CUHK by courier (FedEx, DHL, UPS or SF Express) before the deadline. Processing a student visa takes time, so please do it immediately after you have all the documents ready.
  • You will be able to download a welcome pack from your online application account within 3 days after your confirmation of registration and clearance of payment. A set of visa application forms will be included in the pack. Complete and return the forms to the Office of Academic Links (OAL) and the application will be made on your behalf. Be sure to follow the instructions strictly and provide OAL with the necessary documentation to avoid any delay. The Hong Kong Immigration Department usually takes at least 6 to 8 weeks to process a student visa/entry permit application after receiving complete application documents.If you are a citizen of mainland China or Taiwan, there will be additional documents for you to submit when you make your student visa application. Your welcome pack, which will be available to you after your application is successful, will contain detailed information on student visa related matters. Make your application to ISS early to allow extra time for us to process your student visa application.
Programme Fees
  • Fees for the July ISS Session
  • Tuition: Waived (in order to avail of the waived tuition, students will need to be nominated by Trinity College Dublin. Please reach out to the Student Mobility Officer for information on nominations).
  • On-Campus Accommodation Fee: HK$5,130 / US$658
  • Administration & Activities Fee: HK$3,800 / US$488
  • Visa Application Fee: HK$580 / US$75
  • Refundable Hostel Deposit: HK$1,000 / US$129
  • Refundable Caution Money: HK$450 / US$58

  • Fees for the August ISS Sessions
  • Tuition: Waived (in order to avail of the waived tuition, students will need to be nominated by Trinity College Dublin. Please reach out to the Student Mobility Officer for information on nominations).
  • Textbook: HK$180/ US$24
  • On-Campus Accommodation Fee: HK$3,080/ US$395
  • Administration & Activities Fee: HK$2,500 / US$321
  • Visa Application Fee: HK$580 / US$75
  • Refundable Hostel Deposit: HK$1,000 / US$129
  • Refundable Caution Money: HK$450 / US$58

  • Fees for the SURP Programme
  • No tuition will be charged. Students will be responsible for the costs of their own international and domestic travel, as well as other living expenses such as housing, meals, local transportation, and travel and medical insurance.
  • Tuition: Waived
  • Administration & Activities Fee: HK$1,800 (US$231)
  • On-campus Accommodation Fee (Optional): HK$7,650 (US$980)
  • Refundable Hostel Deposit: HK$1,000 (US$129)
  • Refundable Caution Money: HK$450 (US$58)HK$450 / US$58

Hong Kong University

University Name
  • Hong Kong University
Website(s) Programme Information Programme Duration
  • The 2019 session dates are as follows:
  • Session A commences between the 24 to the 28th of June
  • Session B commences between the 2nd to the 12th of July
  • Session C commences between the 15th to the 26th of July
  • Session D commences between the 29th of July and the 9th of August
  • Multi-location courses have a duration of 3-8 weeks (depending on the programme you choose)
  • Campus-based courses have a duration of 2-8 weeks (depending on the programme you choose)
Application Timeline
  • The application deadline is the 31st of March 2019.
  • The early-bird offer deadline (which gives you a 5% discount on course fees) is the 28th of February 2019.
  • Please also make sure to check each course your are interested in sepeartely as different courses may have different deadlines.
Application Process
  • There is an application fee of 350 HKD (non-refundable)
  • Your application will be reviewed as soon as you submit the application and materials. Admission result will be announced on a rolling basis, subject to the decision of offering units/Faculties/Departments. The earlier you apply, the greater chance for securing a place in the summer programme.
  • Please see the following link https://aal.hku.hk/summerinstitute/homepage/for-undergraduates/application/howtoenroll/ which provides a step-by-step guide on how to enrol in the HKU Summer Institute.
Course Load
  • Students can enrol in more than one course as long as it does not cause any schedule conflict.
  • You can earn HKU credits (3, 6, 9 or 12) or other credits (Asia Immersion programme) upon completion of credit bearing courses. Course outlines are provided on the HKU courses website.
  • Please note that any credits gained cannot be transferred towards your degree in Trinity.
Course Options
  • For a list of all the different course available to you (including the Asia Immersion programme and the Learn, Live & Intern in Asia programme) and more in-depth information on the application process, programme dates and programme requirements please see the undergraduate summer school courses website.
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • General Requirements for Admission:
    • A student who is currently studying a bachelor/master degree
    • A candidate who meets the undergraduate admission requirements of HKU (or other recognised Universities) by possessing adequate secondary school or sub-degree qualification
    • Please refer to the programme page to view specific admission criteria of individual programme concerned
  • Language Requirements:
  • Students are required to provide proof of English proficiency if their first language or teaching medium in the home institution is not English, please provide either one of the following documents:
    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • GCSE / GCEO
    • SAT Reasoning Test
    • CET Band 4 and Band 6
    • Others (e.g. a letter of reference from your institution to prove that your English ability are sufficient enough for learning and communication)
    • If students’ first language or teaching medium in home institution is English, please upload a paper with a statement written that their first language or teaching medium in home institution is English. Notes for English proficiency documents:
    • Unless otherwise specified, there are no standard requirement of language scores, programme host will determine if the applicants are capable for the programme. Please refer to programme page to view specific admission criteria of the individual programme concerned.
Accommodation
  • For accommodation included programmes:
  • HKU accommodation is mandatory for students attending this programme.
  • The accommodation fee is included in the programme fee.
  • Please refer to your programme offer package for details about the accommodation arrangement.
  • For accommodation optional programmes:
  • HKU accommodation is available for students attending this programme, with priority given to students not residing in Hong Kong.
  • Online application is required. After accepting your programme offer on the online application system, please indicate your decision whether you would like to apply for HKU accommodation .
  • The room rate is charged under a residential package of HKD 2,800 for 6 nights (per week). Room Type
  • You will be staying in a single/shared room at one of the HKU administered residences.
  • Staying Period
  • You are suggested to arrive on the day before the commencement of the programme and depart the day after the programme ends.
Visa Requirements
  • All students who are not a permanent resident of Hong Kong are required to obtain a visa before they can enter Hong Kong for the purpose of study.Visa application details can be found here
Insurance
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have adeqaute medical cover.
Programme Fees
  • Trinity students get a 10% partner discount offer.
  • Course fees for multi-location courses start at 20,000 HKD.
  • Campus-based credit-bearing courses start from 13,000 HKD and non-credit bearing courses start from 10,000 HKD.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

University Name
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Website(s)
  • For more information on the International Summer Exchange Programme available at HKUST, please see the following link: https://isp.ust.hk/
Programme Overview
  • Local excursions and cultural activities will be organized exclusively for ISP students. There will also be activities and events for ISP students to interact with each other to encourage cultural exchange.
  • Keep in mind that English along with Chinese are the official languages in Hong Kong. Moreover, Hong Kong is voted one of the safest cities in the world!
  • The ISP at HKUST offers a variety of workshops and activities which although subject to capacity does not usually incur an extra cost. Some of the ones organised include:
  • Welcome and farewell reception
  • Hong Kong milk tea workshop
  • Dim sum making workshop
  • Wing Chun martial arts workshop
  • Dragon boat workshop
  • Daily Cantonese workshop
  • Chinese painting workshop
  • Hiking trips
  • Optional excursions are available at an additional fee, which include trips to Macau and heritage walks/tours around Hong Kong.
  • For more information please see the HKUST Summer Programme Factsheet
Programme Duration
  • ISP 2019 will take place over HKUST's Summer Term, from the 17th of June to the 10th of August. Courses will commence and end on different dates within the Summer Term period.
  • Arrival and dorm check-in: 13 June 2019 (tentative)
  • First day of class: 17 June 2019
  • Last day of class: 10 August 2019
  • Departure and dorm check-out: 11 August 2019 (tentative)
Application Timeline
  • 19 February 2019: Deadline for exchange partners to submit student nominations
  • 4 March 2019: Online application deadline for nominees
  • 22 March 2019: Visa applications due
  • 13 April 2019: Fee payment due
Application Process
  • All summer exchange students must be nominated by their home institution and have the English language proficiency sufficient for English taught university-level courses.
  • If you would like to apply for the International Summer Programme, you must do so by getting in touch with the Student Mobility Officer.
  • Your application will not be accepted unless you are nominated by Trinity. If you are accepted onto the programme, the Study Abroad office will reach out to you with further instructions.
Course Load
  • Students will study at least 3 credits and up to 9 credits of regular undergraduate-level courses offered by HKUST
    (please note, these credits are non-transferable and cannot be used towards your degree at Trinity).
Course Options
  • As during the regular term, Summer Term courses are offered by the School of Science, School of Engineering, School of Business and Management, School of Humanities and Social Science and Interdisciplinary Programs Office. Course offering varies from year to year. Tentative course lists and course schedules are expected to be available in January and April 2019 respectively. Each School or the Interdisciplinary Programs Office has the right to open some of their courses exclusively to students from their own exchange partners. Enrolment eligibility of each course varies.
  • For a list of tentative summer courses for 2019 please see the: 2019 Tentative Course List (please note, HKU advises that this list is still being updated).
  • For a list of previous years’ courses, please see the: HKUST ISP courses website, where you can see the 2018-2019 Course Catalogue and the 2016-2018 Course Catalogue
Course Restrictions
  • Please note that HKUST may or may not consider students whose majors fall outside of HKUST’s major disciplines:
  • The School of Science will consider majors outside of HKUST's major disciplines
  • The School of Engineering will consider majors outside of HKUST's major disciplines
  • The School of Humanities and Social Sciences will consider majors outside of HKUST's major disciplines
  • The Interdisciplinary Programs Office will consider majors outside of HKUST's major disciplines
  • The School of Business and Management will NOT consider majors outside of HKUST's major disciplines.
Accommodation
  • All students will be provided university housing. Students will be assigned to a double (or a triple room with double occupation) in a student hall for the program duration.
Visa Requirements
  • All international students (except holders of Hong Kong Identity Card who have the right to land and study in Hong Kong) are required to obtain a student visa to study in Hong Kong. The student visa processing time is normally 8-10 weeks. Incomplete application and missing documents will cause delays. Whether a student is granted a student visa is at the discretion of the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Students who fail to obtain the appropriate document for the right to study in Hong Kong will be declined participation in the ISP.
Insurance
  • All students are required to subscribe to the HKUST Compulsory Travel Insurance Plan. If your students are covered by an institutional insurance policy that covers their exchange periods, you may wish to contact us about institutional insurance waivers. Waivers may be given on a case-by-case basis.
Programme Fees
  • While students do not need to pay tuition fees to HKUST, each student will be charged HK$8,000 which covers the following items: university housing fee Student visa application and handling fee HKUST compulsory travel insurance fee. The amount will be deducted accordingly for students who do not need a student visa to study in Hong Kong, or if your institution has obtained institutional insurance waiver from HKUST.

Japan

Kyoto University

University Name
  • Kyoto University
Programme Information
  • Every year, Kyoto University runs the Amgen Scholars Asia programme, which provides selected undergraduate students from across the world with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience.
  • The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University is eight weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Amgen Scholars will be assigned to one several of Kyoto University departments or interdisciplinary areas that traditionally support science and biotechnology research. These areas may include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and neuroscience.
  • Placements will be made based on student interests and available spaces. While each Amgen Scholar will be assigned for supervision by a specific Kyoto University faculty member, supervision and guidance may also be provided by other persons associated with the supervising professor’s lab, including graduate students and post-doctoral associates. All placements are full time (approximately 40 hours per week).
  • As an Amgen Scholar, students will have the opportunity to:
    • Gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science;
    • Interact with receiving guidance from faculty mentors, including some of Asia's top academic scientists;
    • Participate in engaging scientific seminars, workshops, networking events, educational and cultural based activities, as well as a two-day Asia Symposium.
    • Financial support is provided by means of a scholarship, along with paid travel costs and accommodation.
  • Please note that the application deadline for this summer scholarship programme is very fast approaching and applications will close at 3 p.m. (UTC+9 hours) on February 1, 2019.

    Please click here to access the Amgen Scholars Program flyer for 2019
    Please click here to access the Amgen Scholars Program application guidelines for 2019
Website(s) Programme Duration
  • This is an eight week programme which will run from the 11th of June to the 4th of August 2019.
Application Timeline
  • The application deadline for submission of all materials (including recommendation letters) is at 3 p.m.(UTC+9 hours) on February 1, 2019
  • Notification of results will be in early April 2019.
  • Arrival in Japan will be on June 10, 2019.
  • The programme period will run from June 11 to August 4 2019
  • The symposium in Singapore will take place from August 3 to August 4, 2019.
  • Departure from Singapore will be on August 5, 2019.
Application Process
  1. Statement of Purpose
    In the online application system, you will be required to enter your “Statement of Purpose” in two columns. Each of the columns has space for a maximum of 3,000 characters (including spaces).
    In your statement of purpose, be sure to:
    - Describe why you chose a particular laboratory as your preferred host laboratory, and what you expect to learn at that laboratory.
    - Propose a research project, which you plan to follow at your chosen laboratory.The proposal must include the background, purpose of your research,experimental methods, and anticipated results.

  2. Recommendation Letters
    In the online application system, you are required to nominate two people to provide letters of recommendation. Immediately after you submit your application, an e-mail notification will be automatically sent to the two people that you nominate with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    Be sure to notify the people you nominate and receive their consent before you enter their contact details in the online application system, so as to ensure that the e-mail notification is not overlooked.
    Please also ensure that you submit your application allowing sufficient time for the persons nominated to submit their letters of recommendation on or before 3:00 p.m., February 1, 2019 (Japan Standard Time [UTC + 9:00hrs.]).
    There is no specific format for the letter of recommendation, but it should be written on departmental letterhead, including the recommender’s signature. It should then be scanned and submitted as a PDF file.

  3. Uploading Files
    You will be required to upload the following files in PDF format.
    - Official academic transcript of your college or university
    - English test scores (applicants must prove a good working knowledge of English, demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, IELTS overall band score of 5.5, Cambridge English FCE, TOEIC score of 1095, TOEIC L&R score of 785, or TOEIC S&W score of 310, if not a native English speaker or English is not your first language.

  4. Application Period
    The deadline for the submission of all application materials, including recommendation letters, is 3 p.m. on February 1, 2019 (based on Japan Standard Time (UTC +9:00 hours).
Course Options
  • Amgen Scholars will be assigned to one several of Kyoto University departments or interdisciplinary areas that traditionally support science and biotechnology research. These areas may include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and neuroscience.
  • In addition to full-time research positions, Amgen Scholars also take part in a variety of educational activities, including:
    - A seminar series in which faculty will give presentations on relevant research areas and critical professional issues. The seminars will be designed to expose students to cutting-edge research and broaden their understanding of opportunities in their graduate school and scientific careers.
    - A poster session at the end of the program in which the participants will share their summer research projects with a larger audience.
  • The Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium will take place in Singapore during the program period. Amgen scholars from Kyoto University will participate together with Amgen scholars from the other program participating universities in Asia. All meals and accommodation will be provided during the symposium. Attendance at the Asia Symposium is obligatory for those enrolled in the Amgen Scholars Program.
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • General Requirements:
  • The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University aims to support international and domestic students so they can study at Kyoto University as vacation scholars. In accordance with an instruction from the Amgen Foundation, Kyoto University selects half of the annual participants from colleges and universities throughout Asia, while the other half may come from colleges and universities across the globe.

  • Amgen Scholars Asia Program applicants must be undergraduate students who are:
  • Enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent);
  • At minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study at the time the summer program begins, and
  • Are not graduating before the summer program begins, and after the summer program ends will resume undergraduate studies for at least 1 semester or quarter

  • Asia Program applicants must also have:
  • A strong record of academic performance; and,
  • A good working knowledge of English, demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, IELTS overall band score of 5.5, Cambridge English FCE, TOEIC score of 1095, TOEIC L&R score of 785, or TOEIC S&W score of 310, if not a native English speaker or English is not your first language, and
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

  • Program Requirements
  • Amgen Scholars at Kyoto University must agree to:
  • Travel between the nearest airport to their university, Osaka and Singapore on the dates and the most economical routes designated by Kyoto University.
  • Submit original boarding pass to Kyoto University.
  • Stay at the accommodation designated and provided by Kyoto University for the duration of the program, including during the Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium.
  • Undertake an eight-week intensive research project at one of the participating laboratories.
  • Provide a copy of their valid passport to the program office as soon as their participation in the program is confirmed. If necessary, apply for the appropriate visa(s) for entry Japan and/or Singapore in a timely fashion.
  • Assign any intellectual property that results from their work during the program to their supervisor in the first instance.
  • Fully participate in the academic activities of the laboratories they are assigned to, attending any relevant research seminars and workshops.
  • Attend the orientation, all required conferences, activities, and social events organized through the Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University.
  • Provide feedback on the Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University.
  • Contribute to media requests from the Amgen Foundation.
  • Prepare a poster presentation on their work at the end of the program.
  • Participate in the Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium.
  • Given the intensive nature of the program, participants will be unable to engage in other work or study during the period of the program. Applications from students who do not plan to be present at Kyoto University for the full duration of the program will not be considered.
Accommodation
  • All Amgen Scholars (excluding Kyoto University students) will be accommodated close to Kyoto University. The payment for accommodation will be made directy to the real estate agency by Kyoto University.
Visa Requirements
  • If your application for the Amgen Scholars Program is successful, you will be required to provide a copy of your valid passport immediately. Those who require short term visas for entry to Japan and/or Singapore must obtain the necessary visa(s). The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University will assist successful applicants with this process.
Insurance
  • All students must arrange their own private health insurance. Please be aware that neither the Amgen Foundation nor the Kyoto University can provide health insurance. All students must enroll in Kyoto University's "Co-op Liability Insurance" upon arrival.
Programme Fees
  • Travel Costs
    Kyoto University stipulates the travel schedule and route, and provides an economy class airline ticket. The inbound flight should arrive in Japan on June 10, and departing flight should leave Singapore on August 5. If the student cannot arrive in Japan or leave Singapore on the specified dates for personal reasons, no travel expenses will be provided.
  • For students from universities outside Japan: Airline tickets are provided for flights between the nearest airport to the student’s university and Osaka/Singapore by the most direct and economical route.
  • Accommodation
  • All Amgen Scholars (excluding Kyoto University students) will be accommodated close to Kyoto University. The payment for accommodation will be made directly to the real estate agency by Kyoto University.
  • Scholarship
    180,000 yen will be provided to Amgen Scholars. Scholars will receive:
    90,000 yen at the beginning of the program
    90,000 yen in the middle of July
  • Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium
    The Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium will take place in Singapore during the program period. Amgen scholars from Kyoto University will participate together with Amgen scholars from the other program participating universities in Asia. All meals and accommodation will be provided during the symposium. Attendance at the Asia Symposium is obligatory for those enrolled in the Amgen Scholars Program.
Contact Information

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

University Name
  • Nanyang Technological University
Website(s) Programme Information
  • You are invited to join the¬¬ exciting GEM Trailblazer Summer Term programme at NTU starting from June to July 2019.
  • Five tracks will be offered this summer : Track 1: Language & Cultural Studies Track 2: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track 3: Creative Design and Media Track 4: Success in the Globalised Marketplace Track 5: New Technologies, New World.
  • Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, NTU places you in an academically stimulating environment that is both culturally and socially enriching. NTU’s comprehensive and innovative approach towards education and research will help contribute to your future success and inspire you to realise your full potential as an entrepreneurial and technologically-savvy leader.
  • Located in Singapore, NTU is the perfect spot in the heart of a booming Asia-Pacific region to learn and explore the many cultures, languages and races that can be found on this cosmopolitan island. While you soak up a summer of fascinating Asian cultural experiences as a student, you would have the opportunity to equip yourself with key entrepreneurial skills to venture into Asia, where more than 4.5 billion of the world’s population lives.
  • Application for the summer programme is open to all full-time university students.
Programme Duration
  • You have the option of choosing either the 4-week programme which runs from the 1st of July 2019 to 26 July 2019 or the 6-week programme which runs from the 24th of June to the 2nd of August 2019.
Application Timeline & Process
  • You must be nominated by Trinity by 29 March 2019. In order to be nominated for the programme, make sure to reach out to the Trinity Student Mobility Officer at emats@tcd.ie
  • Students may apply via exchange or fee-paying basis.
  • Exchange students – students from any one of NTU’s Exchange Partner Universities who have been nominated by their university as exchange students on a fee-waiver basis.
  • Fee-paying students – students from any one of NTU’s Exchange Partner Universities who have not been nominated as exchange students are automatically eligible for a 60% tuition fee discount.
  • Nominated / Fee-Paying students will have to submit an online application through the following link: https://venus.wis.ntu.edu.sg/NG_APP/Pages/Login.aspx [Select “summerNTU (exchange)” or “summerNTU (fee-paying)” from the drop down box in the Student Category field].
  • Mailing of original documents is NOT required.
  • Supporting documents will be needed for online application including: your latest official transcript in English (signed by the Registrar and should include the university’s seal), reflecting all courses taken during the study period in your home university in PDF format, your passport photo and your passport scan (for the requirements for each please see the Application & Nomination section of the NTU Summer Trailblazer’s Brochure linked above.
Course Load
  • All summer courses are credit bearing. All summer courses, including language courses, in all tracks bear 3 or 4 Academic Units each and the equivalent of 39 contact hours.
  • Please note, that any credit gained during this programme or any other summer programme cannot be transferred towards your degree in Trinity.
  • A student can take a minimum of 1 course (3 or 4 Academic Units /AUs) and a maximum of 2 courses (up to 8 Academic Units/AUs)
Course Options
  • The summer programme tracks include:
  • Track 1: Language & Cultural Studies
  • Track 2: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Track 3: Creative Design & Media
  • Track 4: Success in the Globalised Marketplace
  • Track 5: New Technologies, New World
  • For more information on each track, please see the NTU GEM Summer Trailblazers brochure linked above which explains each course in further detail.
Accommodation
  • Twin-sharing on-campus housing is guaranteed for all incoming GEM Trailblazer Summer students in one of our 24 Halls of Residence in NTU.
  • Students are required to stay on-campus throughout the duration of the programme.
  • Room-mates are allotted randomly by gender.
  • While there are no meal plans and no fully equipped kitchen at the hall for students to cook their meals, students can purchase meals at any one of the numerous Hall of Residence canteens, convenience stores or at the food outlets located all around the NTU campus.
  • The cost of accommodation is:
  • $1,350 SGD for 6 weeks
  • $930 SGD for 4 weeks
  • You can find more information about accommodation on pages 37 and 38 of the NTU Trailblazer Summer Brochure linked above.
Visa Requirements
  • Students registered for the 2-week programme may require an entry visa to enter Singapore. They can check against this link on Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for the list of countries that require an Entry Visa. If required, students should start applying at the above website at least 2-4 weeks before their arrival.
  • To ensure that students have the required visa entry requirements, students are advised to arrange for their flights only after the approval of their student pass application.
Insurance
  • Falling ill or being hospitalized in Singapore can place an unexpected financial burden on international students, who are not entitled to medical subsidies that Singapore citizens enjoy. A compulsory NTU Group Hospitalization & Surgical Insurance (GHSI) cover is included in the summer programme fees for your peace of mind while studying in Singapore. Besides providing island-wide outpatient medical coverage, the GHSI allows you to obtain a Letter of Guarantee to waive the requirement to put up any monetary deposits should you be admitted to a government/restructured hospital in Singapore.
  • On-campus Health Care Medical and counselling services are available on campus to cater to your health and wellness needs.
  • It is mandatory for all incoming students to highlight any past or present medical conditions in their online application. This information is for the purpose of the student’s well-being, such that relevant support may be rendered to ensure a positive immersion experience at NTU and that your living needs are met adequately.
Programme Fees
  • Programme fees includes tuition, registration and administrative fees only. It does not include airfare and airport taxes, local transportation costs, travel insurance, visas, meals, personal expenses, and on-campus accommodation costs.
  • Nominated students from NTU partner universities on exchange are only required to pay tuition fees to their home institutions. They are still required to pay NTU for registration and administrative fees.
  • Administrative fees includes 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.
  • Programme fees must be paid within 7 days upon acceptance of the Offer of Admission from NTU. The programme fee is payable online via credit card.
  • For the list of fees, please see page 35 of the brochure: https://global.ntu.edu.sg/GMP/GEMTrailblazer/Documents/GEM%20Trailblazer%20Summer%20Info%20Sheet%202019.pdf

National University of Singapore

University Name
  • National University of Singapore
Website(s) Programme Information
  • FASStrack Asia started in 2013 and was developed with the rigorous academic standards which NUS is known for. You will be attending classes held in a dynamic and multi-cultural learning environment with NUS and international students from various universities from all over the world.
  • 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. Our 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.

  • Highlights:
    • Study at NUS, a world-class university in Singapore – a cosmopolitan hub of Asia
    • Many courses with a 5-9 day field trip to a country in Asia
    • Local Singapore field trips
    • Experiential learning out-side classroom
    • Language studies for in-depth field trip immersion
    • UTown on-campus residential college experience
    • Study & live with NUS and international students from overseas partner universities
    • Social Events – Welcome session, heritage tours, food trails, fireside chats & farewell dinner
    • Housing subsidy available to NUS students (T&C apply)
Programme Duration
  • The programme runs for five weeks, from the 24th of June to the 26 July 2019.
Application Timeline
  • The application period is open from the 17 December 2018 to 04 March 2019.
  • Application fees of S$200 is applicable for non-NUS students.
  • Fee-paying international students who apply by 08 February 2019 will enjoy the early bird application fees of S$100.
  • Invited fee-waived international exchange students who apply by the application deadline will enjoy the application fee of S$100.
Application Process Course Load
  • 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 6 to 14 July 2019, 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.
  • Courses are graded based on assessments and class participation, and there are no final exams. We expect each course to have a class enrolment of not more than 25 to 50; less for fieldtrip modules and more for non-fieldtrip ones.
  • Each course carries 4 Modular Credits awarded by NUS; which is the equivalent of a 3-credit hour course under the North American credit system or 6 ECTS under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. Formal contact hours per course are a minimum of 36 hours. For courses with field trip, this excludes the contact hours for the field trip component and which can be as much as 5 or 6 hours per day for a 9-day trip. Courses with no field trip component will offer 36 contact hours with additional assignments during field trip week.
  • Please note that any credit gained cannot be transferred back towards your degree in Trinity.
Course Options
  • Please note that you can only read up to 2 courses in the following combinations:
  • 1 Field Trip course & 1 Non-Field Trip course
  • 2 Non-Field Trip courses
  • You will be able to choose from the following subjects:
    • Topics in Economics: The Rise and Fall of Great Cities
    • Topics in Economics: Miracle and Crisis in East Asia
    • Topics in Economics: Introduction to Health Economics
    • Framing Bollywood: Unpacking the Magic
    • Changing Landscapes of Singapore
    • Korean 1
    • Malay Culture and Society
    • Medica Sociology
    • Sociology of Deviance
    • Health of the Poor in Asia
  • For more information please see the course website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/images/international-relations/fasstrack/modules/2019/23Nov18_FT19_Class_Schedule.pdf
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • No pre-requisite required
  • You must be a full-time enrolled university student
  • You must have completed at least one semester or year of study at your home university
  • Non-exchange students from non-English medium universities (who are also non-NUS partners) are required to meet English proficiency requirements.
Accommodation
  • On-campus accommodation is optional for NUS and international students. For international students, it is optional if you are able to find your own accommodation in Singapore for the entire 5-week programme.
  • Alternatively, you will stay on-campus at the UTown residential colleges in single 1-bedroom along corridors with your peers. Each room comes furnished with furniture, air-conditioning and internet access (via ethernet cable). In addition, each residential college has shared facilities within the building such as kitchenettes and laundry rooms that encourage social, educational and cultural interaction. The residential colleges are also located within close proximity to classrooms, study areas, sports facilities and dining amenities within UTown.
  • Students can check in from 2pm on 20 June 2019 and must check out by noon on 27 July 2019. There will be a Welcome and Registration Session on 21 June 2019. Social activities will also be organized during the summer school such as local tours in Singapore on weekends, and a Farewell Dinner on 26 July 2019.
  • The cost of the on-campus accommodation is S$1,300 (includes 7% GST) and it is based on 5 weeks (or 37 nights).
Visa Requirements
  • You are not required to apply for any student or tourist visa on your end. Once you have been accepted into the FASStrack summer school, NUS will apply for student visa on your behalf and will guide you through the entire application procedure via email prior your arrival in Singapore. It is compulsory to have the student visa before you are allowed to embark on the summer school. Please note that you are required to pay the student visa application fee imposed by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA).
Insurance
  • Insurance is not provided by NUS so it is the student’s responsibility to apply for adequate medical cover for the duration of their stay.
Programme Fees
  • For Exchange (By Invitation Only) Students: 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.
  • For Non-Exchange Students:
  • 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.
  • For international students, please note that the above costs do not include:
    • Cost of applying for Singapore student pass fee imposed by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore
    • Personal expenses such as study materials, meals, entertainment and local travel in Singapore
    • Additional meals in the country where the fieldtrip is conducted if you are reading a fieldtrip course
    • Participation in social events such as the Singapore Heritage tour and visits to attractions in Singapore
    • Transport and entrance fees (if any) of any local fieldtrips that lecturers may organise on the weekends for the students
    • Return airfare between your originating destination and Singapore

Singapore Management University

University Name
  • Singapore Management University
Website(s) Programme Information
  • Join the SMU Global Summer Programme to immerse yourself in Asia and its many possibilities.
  • Gain new insights and perspective on trends and developments in Asia from leading SMU faculty
  • Engage industry leaders through dialogue and networking sessions
  • Learn from and get to know students from more than 30 countries
  • Experience culturally rich and diverse Singapore - a global gateway to Asia
Programme Duration
  • The SMU Global Summer Programme runs for 4 weeks starting from the 1st of July to the 26th of July, 2019.
Application Timeline
  • Applications for the SMU Global Programme are now open. The deadline for application is the 21st of April 2019.
Application Process Course Load
  • As part of the summer programme, you will have 36 contact hours per course (you can read up to 2 courses from various disciplines during the summer term) which are worth 1 SMU Credit Unit
  • There will be three interactive classes a week.
  • Please note that any credit gained during the summer programme cannot be transferred towards your degree at Trinity
  • Students who have completed the Global Summer Programme will receive an official academic transcript, as well as a certificate.
Course Options
  • The SMU Global programme gives participants the option to choose between the following courses:
    • Asian Family Businesses
    • Capital Markets in China
    • Economic Globalisation and Asia
    • Entrepreneurship and Asia
    • Global Mega Trends: Opportunities and Challenges in Asia
    • Innovations for Asia’s Smart Cities
    • Managing Customer Relations with Analytics: Asian Insights
    • Screening Asia: History, Society, and Politics in Film
    • Social Entrepreneurship in Asia
    • The Legal Environment of Business: An Asian Perspective
  • For more information, please make sure to familiarise yourself with the courses website at the following link: www.smu.edu.sg/global/global-programmes/global-summer-programme/syllabus-and-curriculum
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • The SMU Global Programme is open to students all over the world who have:
  • Completed a year of undergraduate studies
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and 4.0, or equivalent
  • Students for whom English is not their first language or who are not from English-medium institutions should either have an IELTS score of 6.5, a TOEFL score of 550 points (paper-based) or 79 points (internet-based), or any other English language qualifications as determined by SMU.
Accommodation
  • There are many hostels, hotels and serviced apartments in Singapore that will suit the myriad preferences and budgets of international students, and successful candidates are free to apply to any accommodation provider of their own choice.
  • The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Singapore government body which regulates private housing, has strict guidelines on short-term rentals. Short-term rentals with lease periods of less than three months are not allowed.
  • For more information, please see the following link: www.smu.edu.sg/global/global-programmes/global-summer-programme/accommodation-and-insurance
Visa Requirements
  • Students MUST obtain a student visa to study in Singapore if they do NOT have a Singaporean Identity Card (IC).
  • The SMU International Office will register on behalf of students the Student's Pass (student visa), and will email application instructions on how to complete Student's Pass formalities via email.
Insurance
  • Students are advised to get their own travel insurance prior to coming.
  • All matriculated students attending SMU will be required to pay administrative fees which covers activities, IT fees, sports facilities, student matriculation card (SMU ID card), medical and health insurance. Find out more about your student insurance coverage here.
Programme Fees
  • The programme costs 3,210 SGD if you undertake one course, or 5,350 for two courses.
  • All participants are required to pay administrative fees of SGD 217.83 which covers local insurance, SMU ID card, student facilities, and IT fees.
  • Students are required to make an advance payment of SGD 1,000 upon accepting their offer of placement via email. This deposit is included as part of your tuition fees.
  • Fees exclude accommodation and visa costs.
  • Please note that there is also a discount available to Trinity students of 10%-15% depending on the amount of students that embark on this summer programme.

United States

University of Chicago

University Name
  • University of Chicago
Website(s) Programme Information
  • The University of Chicago's Summer Session programs bring together a global community of thinkers who ask tough questions and embrace new ideas. Join fellow engaged, idea-driven students from around the globe as you dig in—sometimes literally—to a Summer Session program at one of the world’s great intellectual destinations. In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive deeper into subject matter, and discuss questions that define “The Life of the Mind”. All summer courses are taught in intensive format, running three, seven or eight weeks.
  • Undergraduate programs include:
    • Summer Business Scholars Program
    • Summer Language Institute
    • Summer Quarter Undergraduate courses
  • Students can explore graduate and professional school opportunities and meet with UChicagoGRAD admissions experts.
  • Outside of class, students will explore all that Chicago has to offer in the summer, including great food, live music, performing arts, sports, world-class museums, and even the beach!
Programme Duration
  • The Summer Business Scholars Program runs from July 14 – August 3 2019.
  • The Summer Language Institute classes commence on the 24th of June 2019.
  • Summer Quarter Undergraduate courses are offered across four sessions:
    • June 24 - July 12
    • June 24 – July 26
    • July 15 – August 2
    • July 29 – August 30
Application Timeline Course Load
  • You will be able to earn credit from one of the most prestigious institutions in the world (please keep in mind that these credits cannot be transferred towards your degree in Trinity).
  • When considering how much work you will have, bear in mind that Summer Session courses are intensive and rigorous, and are equivalent to courses that last ten weeks during the rest of the academic year. Please consult the days and times listed under the descriptions of your courses, as your daily schedule will depend on your selected classes.
  • For every course, you will have daily homework assignments, such as reading or problem sets, as well as more long-term assignments such as research projects, papers to write, or exams to study for.
  • Every Summer Session course, regardless of length, carries the equivalent credit of one full-length (quarter-long) course in the College at the University of Chicago. UChicago operates on the quarter, rather than the semester, system; each course offered at the University during Summer Session is the equivalent of 5 quarter hours, or 3.3 semester hours.
Course Options
  • Summer Business Scholars Program
  • This three-week course, taught by Booth School of Business faculty, provides an introduction to business for undergraduate students from any academic discipline.

  • Summer Language Institute
  • Gain the equivalent of one year of language study in Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, or Turkish.

  • Undergraduate Courses
    • ANTH 21015 - Media, Culture, and Society
    • ARTH 14200 - Introduction to Medieval Art
    • ARTH 18601 - Reframing Women: Female Portraiture from the Mona Lisa to RuPaul
    • ARTV 10100 - Visual Language: On Images
    • BIOS 10130 - Core Biology
    • BIOS 12114 - Nutritional Science
    • BIOS 13140 - Public and Private Lives of Insects
    • BIOS 14112 - The Workings of the Human Brain: From Brain to Behavior
    • BIOS 20200 - Introduction to Biochemistry
    • CHDV 23301 - Culture, Mental Health and Psychiatry
    • CMSC 10500 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming I: Swift and iOS Application Development
    • CMSC 15100 - Introduction to Computer Science
    • CRWR 12121 - Introduction to Genres: Writing the Visual Arts
    • ECON 10000 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 10200 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 20000 - Elements of Economic Analysis
    • ECON 20700 - Game Theory
    • ECON 21020 - Econometrics
    • ECON 23950 - Economic Policy Analysis
    • ECON 24000 - Labor Economics
    • ENGL 10703 - 20th Century American Short Fiction
    • ENGL 13000 - Academic and Professional Writing
    • ENGL 13651 - A Brief History of Doom: Ragnarok & Other Apocalypses
    • ENGL 16600 - Shakespearean Tragedy
    • HIST 13100 - History of Western Civilization
    • HIST 15100 - Introduction to the Civilizations of East Asia
    • MATH 19520 - Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences
    • MATH 19620 - Linear Algebra
    • MUSI 10400 - Introduction to Music: Analysis and Criticism
    • PBPL 24756 - Exploring the Resilient City
    • PHIL 20100 - Elementary Logic
    • PHYS 13100 - Mechanics
    • PHYS 13200 - Electricity & Magnetism
    • PHYS 13300 - Waves, Optics & Heat
    • PSYC 20400 - Cognitive Psychology
    • SOCI 20283 - Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Social Scientists
    • SOSC 12400 - Self, Culture and Society
    • STAT 22000 - Statistical Methods and Applications
    • TAPS 10100 - Drama: Embodiment and Transformation
    • TAPS 10200 - Acting Fundamentals
Course Eligibility & Restrictions
  • International students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (see International Students page for details). A copy of the entire report should be provided, not just the final score. Additional Academic Information is required for applications to programs or courses in Computer Science, Creative Writing, Math, Physics, and related fields of study.
  • The only exception to the English language proficiency requirement is for applicants who have studied in full-time status for at least two full academic years within the last five years at a high school or college where the primary language of instruction is English, engaging in a regular academic curriculum taught in English (in other words, not engaged in English as a Second Language or similar coursework), in a country where English is one of the official languages. Students must submit transcripts that demonstrate that they meet the conditions for a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement.
Accommodation Visa Requirements
  • International students studying at the University of Chicago will need an F-1 student visa.
Insurance
  • The University of Chicago automatically provides "blanket" accident, injury, and sickness insurance coverage for all Summer Session students. This coverage will be in addition to any primary health insurance students may already have. The cost of this insurance is included in the program fee for all Summer Session programs.
Programme Fees
  • Undergraduate courses fees vary based on amount of courses and time on campus:
    • Per course: $4,085
    • Required Student Life Fee*: $395 (*The student Life Fee is a one-time charge. Estimate for 2019.)
    • Double Room: $650 per week
    • Single Room: $750 per week
  • The Summer Language Institute tuition and fees vary based on the category of the course:
    • Intensive Modern Language Courses: $7,600*
    • Reading and Research for Academic Work: $4,480* (*Estimates for 2019; costs may change slightly.)
    • These costs cover tuition for the course, as well as all required fees. The fees give each student access to all University of Chicago facilities and the privileges of regular academic year students.
  • The Summer Business Scholars cost is $6,800.
  • For more information on fees, please see the following link: https://summer.uchicago.edu/cost-aid-high-school