Summer Schools




Summer schools are open to all undergraduate students (who are not in their final year), there are opportunities to take courses at one of our partner universities. Available programmes vary from year to year, however we traditionally offer summer schools in China, Denmark, France, Japan, South Korea and Spain.

Many of the Summer Schools run through the International Programmes Office and they offer full or partial scholarships. Normally these scholarships will cover tuition fees, and in some cases accommodation and travel.

These summer schools give you a fantastic opportunity to explore a new culture, language or academic discipline and would be a great addition to your CV!

More summer opportunities

Study China

Study China is a three week language, culture, and heritage programme, managed by the University of Manchester, delivered in collaboration with partner Chinese institutions, and generously funded by the UK government’s Department for Education and Northern Ireland’s Department of the Economy.

Study China is open to UK and EU students of any degree or level, at any higher education institution in England or Northern Ireland.

For more information and details of how to apply, see Study China


Work or Study in China

The Confucius Institute (CI) at The University of Mancheter is offering several scholarships to help Manchester students to become the future leaders of the UK-China collaboration in business, trade, education, and culture. They run a number of schemes that provide financial support to help students acquire the skills they need to progress in their study of China. 

For more information and details of how to apply, see the Confucius Institue's website.  


International Summer Internships

The Careers Service provides lots of advice for finding casual work or internships abroad during the vacation period. Undertaking a period of work experience overseas is an excellent opportunity to develop a multitude of transferable skills such as cross-cultural communication, team work and confidence. 

For more information and details of how to apply, see International summer internships. 


Global Graduates

Global Graduates is an exclusive programme for students at The University of Manchester giving you the opportunity to spend one week meeting with alumni in one of our host cities across the world.

Thanks to the generous funding of alumni donors, in partnership with the University, we’ve been able to send groups of undergraduate students to eight cities across the globe since the programme launched in 2012.

For more information and details of how to apply see Global Graduates.  


Independent programme

The following programme is external to the University of Manchester's Summer Schools scheme and may incur tuition fees. Students can apply to this programme independently and are not eligible for any internal scholarships related to the Summer Schools scheme through the University of Manchester, however external funding may be available.

Study and Work in China

Through Generation UK, the British Council has opened up a range of opportunities in China, giving students the chance to experience this unique country while gaining valuable skills for the future.

To find out more and how to apply visit British Council Generation UK