Asia and Australasia

Summer School opportunities in Asia and Australasia.

The summer schools listed below are only a small sample of the global opportunities available. While the list below provides a taste of what is out there, it is by no means exhaustive, so do investigate other countries, institutions or programmes if you can't find the right opportunity for you.

When you apply for a summer school listed below, you will (with some exceptions) do this independently without direct involvement from the UCL Study Abroad team. However, you will be welcome to apply for a bursary to support this activity. For information about scholarships, please visit our funding webpage.

University of Sydney Global Leaders Programme

This program is for undergraduate students currently studying law and will be delivered by leading academics as well as members from industry, government and non-governmental organisations to enable students to gain comprehensive knowledge and insight into Australia’s legal system and its approach to international law.

The modules for this year’s program will be “International Refugee Law” and “International Criminal Law”.  In-class learning will be enhanced by site visits, field trips and discussions with law students from around the world.

Dates: TBC

Tuition Fee: $4660 AUD (Which includes tuition, shared accommodation, certificate of study, welcome and farewell lunch, invitation letter for visa (if required), group return airport transfers (on set dates and times)).

For more information, visit the University of Sydney Global Leaders Program website.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Summer School *Virtual Programme*

The online 2021 Global Summer School provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Practice in Restoring Chinese Historical Buildings, Digital Innovations and Smart Construction, and Machine Intelligence and Robotics, each of which will be accompanied by Chinese language courses.

Session A: 8th July - 23th July 2021
Session B: 8th July - 30th July 2021

Tuition Fees:
Session A: RMB 5400 (USD 820)
Session B: RMB 7900 (USD 990)

Deadline: 30th April 2021

For more information visit the SJTU Global Summer School website.
Peking University Summer School *Virtual Programme*

The PKU Summer School offers a wide spectrum of English-taught courses ranging from those specific to individual disciplines to the integration of multiple disciplines, such as philosophy, culture, literature, economics, politics, international relations, as well as traditional body exercise and sports. It also provides Chinese language courses to students at the beginner's level. All courses will be held at the Peking University campus.


Session A (Two-Week Session): 5th July - 16th July 2021

Session B (Two-Week Session): 19th July - 30th July 2021

Session A&B (Four-Week Session): 5th July - 30th July 2021

Tuition Fees: vary depending on credit load. For more information visit the PKU Summer School website.

For more information visit the PKU Summer School website.

Zhejiang University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Summer Camp
The Zhejiang University (ZJU) Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Summer Camp is a unique three-week program which offers participants an opportunity to understand entrepreneurial China in one of China's most dynamic growth areas.

Combined fieldwork with courses, the program encourages participants to observe and learn from the real business settings via company visits, networking events with entrepreneurs and tours searching for business opportunities.

By the end of the program, students will be required to create their own China business initiative and present it to the final judges as part of their assessment. The curriculum is well designed covering different facets of entrepreneurship including the cultural issue, the economic issue, the marketing issue as well as specific areas such as intellectual property and big data. Cultural immersion sessions are also offered throughout the program. Further details of the schedule can be found on the International Summer School Information Sheet.

Dates: TBC

Tuition Fee: TBC

Please note that Study Abroad is also offering a number of tuition fee free places on the programme on a competitive basis. Please see the Tuition Fee Free webpage for more information.
The University of Hong Kong - Summer Institute *Virtual Programme*
The HKU Summer Institute aims to bring learning outside of four walls and provides initiatives for students to explore Asia and the world. Each programme is special in its own way and is supplemented with social and cultural activities to enrich students’ summer and educational experience. Summer at HKU provides a platform for making new friends from around the world, and to take up intellectual challenges and experience cross-cultural interaction that one may not engage elsewhere.

Dates: vary depending on programme.

Tuition Fees: vary depending on the programme.

For more information visit the HKU Summer Institute website.
Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School *Virtual Programme*

Two unique sessions will be offered virtually at ISS 2021. The 5-week July Session offers 14 courses in four academic areas taught by outstanding CUHK and visiting professors from renowned overseas universities, as well as Chinese language courses in Putonghua (Mandarin) and Cantonese. It will be followed by the 3-week August Session, which exclusively offers intensive Chinese language courses in Putonghua. All courses will be taught in English apart from Chinese language courses, and they will be delivered online via Zoom and other virtual learning platforms.
ISS academic courses are accompanied with a slew of exciting virtual cultural activities ranging from city tours, cooking classes to heritage walks. This year we will be recreating many of the popular ISS cultural activities virtually, and they will be specifically designed to promote interaction among participants.


July Session: 28th June - 2nd August 2021

August Session: 9th August - 27th August 2021

Tuition Fees: vary depending on programme.

For more information visit the CUHK International Summer School website.

Please note that Study Abroad is also offering a number of tuition fee free places on the programme on a competitive basis. Please see the Tuition Fee Free webpage for more information.

Nanyang Technological University GEM Trailblazer Summer Term

Spend a summer in Singapore, a perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of booming Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in the surrounding countries. NTU's unique summer programme offers five different study tracks and will offer an unforgettable summer experience!


  • 6-week programme: 16th June - 31st July 2021
  • 4-week programme: 30th June - 31st July 2021
  • 2-week programme: 30th June - 17 July 2021 or 14 July - 31 July 2021

Tuition Fees: vary depending on programme.

For more information visit the GEM Trailblazer Summer Term website.

Please note that Study Abroad is also offering a number of tuition fee free places on the programme. Please see the Tuition Fee Free webpage for more information.

National University of Singapore FASStrack Asia Programme *Virtual Programme*

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. Further information about the online programme:

  • All FASStrack modules are E-modules, i.e. all classes are conducted fully online, no face-to-face contact.
  • Majority of the modules are based on synchronous learning hence attendance for all online lessons is expected.
  • You can read a maximum of 2 modules (1 from each session).
  • All modules are based on 100% Continuous Assessment (CA) with no final examination.

A list of the modules available can be seen on the FASStrack Asia website.

Dates: vary depending on module(s) taken.

Tuition Fee: S$2,985 per module.

For more information visit the FASStrack Asia website.

National University of Singapore Enterprise Summer Programme *Virtual Programme*

Learn about entrepreneurship in the bustling city of Singapore: a little red dot that has “started up” and “scaled up” to achieve global impact today.

Singapore has birthed a wide array of home-grown enterprises that leave footprints in the region and beyond. Its success stories include enterprises like Carousell, Shopback, Rotimatic, Patsnap and many more.

This programme is a melting pot of nationalities, languages and cultures as it brings together high-calibre students from all over the globe to learn and grow together, in an intensive two-week introduction to the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Through an enriching combination of lectures, conversations with startups, ideation and pitching sessions, as well as visits to various organisations, our programme aims to provide you with a comprehensive educational experience, at the same time to forge social and academic bonds between local and international students, and our esteemed speakers and ecosystem builders.

Dates: 5th July - 16th July 2021

Tuition Fee: SGD 4,650

For more information visit the Enterprise Summer Programme website.

Singapore Management University Global Summer Programme *Virtual Programme*

Spend four weeks with SMU professors and international students, gathering new insights into Asia. Read up to two courses focusing on Asia and earn credits towards your studies. Experience 36 contact hours per course, spread over three interactive seminar style classes per week. Sign up if you are an undergraduate or a recent graduate

Dates: 28th June - 23rd July 2021

Tuition Fees:

SGD 2,140 for one course
SGD 3,745 for two courses

For more information visit the SMU Global Summer Programme website.

Seoul National University International Summer Programme (ISP) *Virtual Programme*

SNU Office of International Affairs (SNU OIA) is delighted to announce that in the coming summer, SNU ISP will come back online, where both SNU and international students can learn together and mingle in a virtual format.

What is new about 2021 Online ISP?

  • All courses and activities will be held online.
  • Along with 10 selected, traditional ISP courses taught by SNU's full-time faculty, 15+ regular major courses that are normally taught at SNU colleges and schools in regular semesters will be newly provided and taught by academically rigorous scholars at overseas universities.
  • SNU OIA will organize virtual exchange activities between SNU students and international students (buddy, language tandem, etc.).

Dates: vary depending on programme.

Tuition Fee: vary depending on programme of study.

For more information visit the SNU International Summer Programme website.

Sogang University Summer School *Virtual Programme*

The Sogang International Summer Program (SISP) is a three-week program with a focus on 'Korean Insights' for students who wish to broaden their academic experience.

Dates: 28th June - 16th July 2021

Tuition Fees: vary depending on programme.

For more information visit the Sogang University Summer School website.

Sungkyunkwan University International Summer Semester (ISS) *Virtual Programme*

Sungkyunkwan University's International Summer Semester (ISS) is a unique academic program dedicated to sharing and experiencing the fascinating story of Seoul, Korea's 600-year-old capital. The program aims to develop students' global engagement by providing opportunities to share different perspectives on global issues, make friends with various cultural backgrounds, and explore Korea's history, culture, and society.

Dates: 24th June - 15th July 2021

Tuition Fees: vary depending on number of courses taken.

For more information visit the Sungkyunkwan University International Summer Semester website.

For a real taste of what our friends at Sungkyunkwan are all about, check out their Sungkyun Style video on YouTube.

Yonsei International Summer School

The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) opened its doors in 1985 and since then, YISS has become an integral part of campus life based on a unique blend of Korean and global cultures. YISS continues to grow and evolve, accommodating the needs of a rapidly changing student body and meeting the challenges of a fast-paced global society.

The 2021 program includes courses from the arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history, social sciences, and science and technology. YISS also presents online courses to bring more options and flexibility to its students and their time in Korea. Moreover, a shorter, 4-week option is also provided to accommodate students that can only be away for a limited period of time.


6-Week Session: 29th June - 5th August 2021

4-Week Session: 29th June  - 22nd July 2021

Tuition Fees: vary depending on programme.

For more information visit the Yonsei University International Summer School website.

Ashoka University Summer Programmes *Virtual Programme*

Ashoka University welcomes undergraduate students from other colleges and universities in India to experience the university’s unique academic offerings through the Visiting Indian Students Programme.
The Visiting Indian Students Programme is specifically designed to foster exchange of ideas between undergraduate students from across educational institutions and those at Ashoka. In keeping with this ethos and despite the restrictions on physical mobility on account of COVID-19; this purpose will be fulfilled, this year, by conducting all course online.
Enrolling for the summer term at Ashoka provides you an opportunity to take courses and study with Ashoka’s global faculty. This will expand the academic range of topics you could be studying. It will help build on your academic prowess, experience the liberal arts & sciences pedagogy or simply explore other areas of interest. The summer term provides you the opportunity to study with Ashoka students and with students from international institutions giving you an experience in global learning in a virtual setting.

Dates: 5th July - 13th August 2021

Tuition Fee: Rs. 60,000 per course.

For more information visit the Ashoka University Summer Programmes website. 

BACS-Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarships

BACS administers a competitive scholarship programme on behalf of the Taiwan Ministry of Education for nine-month, six-month, three-month and two-month language programmes at approved centres in Taiwan. A monthly stipend of NT$25,000 is provided to cover fees and to contribute to maintenance expenses.

For more information visit the BACS-Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarships website.
National Taiwan University (NTU) Summer+ Programs

Located in the heart of Taipei, National Taiwan University (NTU) is Taiwan’s flagship university and one of the world's leading research institutions. It has been recognized as a global leader in research and education since 1928. This year, NTU ranks 19th in Asia and 66th worldwide (QS World University Ranking 2021).

NTU offers a range of topic-based programs across different fields of study, including Chinese Studies, Natural Science, Social Science and Research & Internship. Early bird and partner discounts are also available. This summer, some of the programmes will be offered remotely, while some are still due to run in-person.

Dates: vary depending on programme.

Tuition Fees: vary depending on programme.

For more information visit the Summer+ Programs website.

UTokyo Global Unit Courses *Virtual Programme*

The University of Tokyo's "Global Unit Courses" (GUC) provides a great opportunity for students around the world to gain what it is like to study at one of the world's leading universities in East Asia. GUC offers one-week intensive courses (5 to 10 sessions) with cutting-edge content, taught by faculty members of the University of Tokyo. All the courses for the year 2021 will be offered in online/on-demand format to enable students to experience UTokyo virtually and safely.

Dates: vary depending on programme.

Tuition Fees: JPY 50,000 per unit / JPY 25,000 per 0.5 unit.

For more information visit the UTokyo Global Unit Courses website.

Peking University Summer School International

Being ranked the number one top research university in the world, Peking University aims to provide aspiring students with the world's perspectives of China and China's perspectives of the world, through its Summer School. They offer a variety of courses, including fieldtrips as well as extracurricular and social events being arranged for all students taking part. 

Some of the courses offered to undegraduates, graduates and working professionals are China in the Global Economy, Introduction to Chinese Economy and Chinese Perspective on International and Global Affairs. 

Dates: vary depending on programme

Tution Fees: Application fees - RMB 400/Tution Fee - RMB 16000 (within 6 PKU credits)

For more information visit the Peking University Summer School International website.