Global Summer School
We are busy planning Global Summer School 2019 – please return to this page in December to see our new timetable of courses and to apply for a place. Thank you to all students who attended this summer, Global Summer School 2018 was a great success because of you!
Our Global Summer School 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 with international students from around the world
- enjoy summer in a great student city
- experience studying at our University and explore opportunities for future academic studies
Our international 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 aimed at international and UK-based university students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies.
Take a look at the courses that we ran in 2018. Courses for 2019 will be available in December.
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 for a two-week course in 2018 started from £877.50 and for a four-week course from £1,930.50* and included our social programme, a UK city trip and a welcome bag. Our 2019 tuition fees will be confirmed in December.
If you are interested in booking as a group of 6 or more, please contact us for more information and packages.
*Includes Partner discount.
You'll be living in Nottingham city centre, on our 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.
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 in 2018 was £170. Our accommodation costs for 2019 will be confirmed in December.
Our international summer school includes a very busy social programme, such as:
- 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.
We want all our international students and UK-based students to have a great experience, so 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
Applications for our 2019 programme will be open in December.
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.