Global Summer School
Apply now to join us this year on our fantastic programme of summer school courses. You'll find all the information on this page. Deadline 18 June!
We warmly invite you to join our Global Summer School for a 2, 3 or 4 week course between 9 July – 3 August 2018.
This programme is a great chance for you to:
- combine courses to develop your own programme of study
- earn credits you might be able to apply to your studies back home
- improve your grades and increase your knowledge in your subject, or learn something new
- be taught by expert, experienced teaching staff
- immerse yourself in UK culture and make friends from around the world
- enjoy summer in a great student city
- experience studying at our University and explore opportunities for future academic studies
Our summer school covers a wide range of subjects.
The courses are split into blocks, so you can create a programme that suits you. Choose 1 course from any of the blocks, or combine 2 courses from blocks 1 and 2 to create a 4-week programme. You're welcome to combine courses across different subject areas.
A typical 2-week course gives you 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits which you may be able to use towards your degree at home.
You'll receive a transcript and a certificate after satisfactorily completing your course(s).
The courses are are aimed at university students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies.
View the full list of courses available
9 – 13 July
16 – 20 July
23 – 27 July
30 July – 3 August
Block 1: 2-week courses Block 2: 2-week courses Social Sciences and journalism Art, design and architecture Business and law Block 3: 3-week and 4-week courses n/a
Tuition fees range from £975 to £2,200 and include your social programme, a UK city trip and a welcome bag. Please see the course descriptions for the prices of each course.
If you're booking as a group of 6 or more, please contact us for more information and packages.
If you pay your fees before 31 March 2018 you'll receive a 10% discount on your tuition fee.
You'll be living in Nottingham city centre, very close to the City Campus with easy transport links to Clifton Campus (if your course is based there).
You'll be within walking distance of the main bus and train stations in Nottingham, so you can easily explore the surrounding areas.
Your accommodation has been designed for international students. You'll have a single room with an en-suite bathroom and share the living and kitchen areas.
When you arrive there'll be a pack of bedding and kitchen equipment (pots, pans, utensils) waiting for you.
The cost per week is £170.
You'll have a great time on the summer school on a very busy social programme, including:
- welcome and induction sessions
- social evening activities
- games afternoons
- Global Community Lunches
- a visit to Wollaton Hall and deer park
- trips to other cities in the UK at weekends, for example Cambridge
- a farewell party
You'll also have some free time to relax and explore Nottingham city centre attractions.
You'll be supported by our friendly student buddies who'll get in touch with you before you arrive.
They'll welcome you at your induction, take on you on a campus tour, show you best places in Nottingham to shop, eat, drink and visit and accompany you on all social activities. They may even be studying with you in your classes.
Nottingham is a small but charming city. It is very easy to get around and find good places to eat or shop. It also has a lot of pubs and nightclubs to go out at night. Overall, I really enjoyed spending these few weeks in the city.
Patricia Andrade Lopes – English Legal Culture and Legal Skills
How to apply
Please apply as early as possible because places are limited.
Deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.
If you pay your fees before 31 March 2018 you'll receive a 10% tuition fee discount.
Please contact our Global Summer School team if you have any questions or if you'd like to make a group booking.
Application form and step-by-step guide
The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).
If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.
You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.
Complete your enrolment online.
Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.
Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.
English language requirements
As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.
Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.
The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.
Please email us if you have missed this deadline.
Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.
Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.