Virtual exchange opportunities

Find out about upcoming virtual opportunities.

International Cities Virtual Student Exchange

NTU Global's 2021 European and International Cities Virtual Student Exchange was a success. We're now offering you the opportunity to take part in a virtual exchange with:

  • NTU students, and
  • students from some of our international partner universities.

This free and cross-cultural experience will involve students from international partner universities in:

  • the USA
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Romania
  • Kenya
  • Russia.

This is an opportunity to connect with students from our international partner universities. In groups of four or five, you'll form friendships and work on a project together. The exchange will run from 4 January to 31 March 2022.

Why I should apply

During this cross-cultural interaction, you'll have the opportunity to find out more about:

  • your partners' cultures, lifestyles, interests, and aspirations
  • the community they live in.

You'll work on a project together. On successfully completing the exchange, you'll get a certificate to record your participation.

By participating in this exchange, you have the opportunity to:

  • improve your global competence and cross-cultural communication skills and awareness
  • learn about intercultural use of virtual platforms
  • get a glimpse into global learning and networking
  • explore your partners' cultures while sharing your own
  • get an intimate peek into everyday life in your partners' countries
  • learn more about your partners' hobbies and interests
  • discover what life is like at your partners’ universities
  • discover the teaching and learning practices in their countries
  • improve your language skills
  • improve your collaborative skills by working on a short project together.

The exchange takes place from Monday 3 January to Thursday 31 March 2022. You and your partners will together decide the times and dates of your meetings. This makes the exchange very flexible. Your name, university and email address will be shared with your partners.

Requirements of the exchange

NTU Global will match you to your partner group. We'll base this as closely as we can on the information in your application.

As the hosts of this exchange, you'll have to take the lead. This means contacting your group, introducing yourself, and arranging your first meeting.

You must ensure all members of the group are able to attend each meeting. Due to different time zones, this can mean some early mornings or late nights.

You should prepare for your meetings in advance. You might need to have photos, videos, presentations or web links ready ahead of time.

All participants must complete a feedback template. This includes:

  • a short pre-exchange report
  • reflections after each meeting
  • a short post-exchange reflective report.

We'll also invite participants to attend a virtual cultural diversity workshop. NTU Global run this in early January.

Who can apply

This virtual exchange is open to any NTU or Confetti higher education student. You must be committed to seeing it through and taking the lead within your group.

How to apply

Apply using our International Cities Virtual Student Exchange 2022 form.

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2021. Email Faye Martin if you'd like more information about the exchange.

2022 summer schools — coming soon

Details of 2022 summer schools will be available in January or February. Please check back then.

In the meantime, see below for examples of the virtual summer schools that we offered in 2021.

2021 Virtual International Summer Schools — Europe


St Polten University of Applied Sciences — Creative Media Summer School Programme

Programme: The summer school will focus on:

  • artistic practice
  • creative processes
  • technical implementation
  • theoretical reflection on various topics centred around media and digital technologies.

It will take place as a hybrid event. You can take part at St Polten University or virtually through Microsoft Teams.

Dates: 21 to 25 June 2021.

Fees: Participation in the workshops is free.

Apply by: 23 May 2021.

Czech Republic

Masaryk University Summer Schools 2021

When: Course specific in July and August.

Programme: Online courses offered in:

  • Human Rights and International Law
  • International Relations and Threats to Global Security.

Fee: €700 (€100 early bird discount and  €100 partner discount).

Apply by: 15 March for early bird discount, otherwise 15 April 2021.


VIA University College — VIA Summer School

When: Courses run in July and August. Dates for 2021 to be confirmed soon.

Programme: Courses in:

  • entrepreneurship
  • sustainability
  • international health
  • timber construction.

Fee: Course specific — please see their website.

Apply by: 1 April 2021.


Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Programme: An opportunity to broaden your international perspective. Cutting-edge courses offer advanced learning in specialised management and finance fields. They will run either face to face or virtually.

Dates: 12 to 23 July 2021.

Details: This two-week summer school is taught in English. It's designed for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. It's perfect for those seeking to increase their knowledge of finance and management. Read about the Finance and Management Boot Camp 2021.

Fees: €1,950 to €3,500, depending on delivery mode. There's a 25% discount as we're a partner university.

Apply by: 1 May 2021.

Read about the FS Summer School Finance and Management Boot Camp.

Munich University of Applied Sciences — Summer School

When: 5 July to 6 August 2021.

Programme: The following online courses are offered:

  • Engineering of Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Smart Vehicles
  • The Potential of Renewable Energies — can we satisfy the thirst for Energy in a sustainable way?
  • Crashes and Impacts: Analysis, Techniques and Biomechanics
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

Fees: Online fees for 2021 to be confirmed soon.

Apply by: 12 April 2021.


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Programme: Current developments on financial crime, corruption and money laundering: European and international perspectives.

Dates: 5 to 10 July 2021.

Details: Intensive six-day summer school on recent developments in the fields of:

  • financial crime
  • corruption
  • money laundering.

Subjects are covered at national, European and international levels. This programme is for participants who wish to advance their knowledge in the area.

Fees: €250 Euros. There is an early-bird price of €200 Euros to participants who register before 31 March 2021.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021.

The Netherlands

University of Amsterdam — UvA Summer School

When: Course specific. June, July and August. Please see their website.

Programme: Courses range from the sciences and the humanities, and many are interdisciplinary.

Fees: Course specific — please see their website.

Apply by: Course specific — please see their website.

Radboud University — Radboud Summer School

When: 5 to 16 July and 2 to 13 August 2021.

Programme: Over 50 inspiring on-campus and online short courses for international students and researchers.

Fee: Course specific — please see their website. Apply by 1 March and receive a 25% discount as a partner university.

Apply by: 1 May 2021. For the early bird discount, apply by 1 March.

Utrecht University — Summer School Utrecht

When: Course specific – please see their website from November onwards.

Programme: 160 courses in the disciplines of:

  • culture
  • art and music
  • language
  • social sciences
  • business
  • law and economics
  • science
  • life sciences
  • healthcare
  • engineering and technology.

Fee: Course specific — please see their website for more details.

Apply by: Course specific — please see their website for more details.


St Petersburg Polytechnic University Summer School

Programme: Take part in an online summer school at St Petersburg Polytechnic University. Choose from courses in:

  • electrical engineering
  • nuclear engineering
  • turbomachinery
  • oil, and gas in the energy industry
  • digitalisation in the energy industry.

Suitable for students with a basic knowledge of the course they wish to take.

Find out more and apply.

Samara National Research University

Dates: Varies by course but run in June, July and August

Choose from one of the following courses:

Fee: Varies by course — ranges from $250 to $350

Apply by: Varies by course

Find out more and apply.

Get more information on Samara University Summer School.


University of Ljubljana Online Summer School

Programme: Choose from 27 online business, management, marketing and finance courses. Courses are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Dates: 5 to 23 July 2021.

Fees: €500 for one course, or €800 for two courses if you apply by 12 May. There is a €50 increase if you apply after 12 May.

Apply by: 10 June 2021.

Find out more and apply.


Koh University Online Summer Programmes

Programme: Two online courses are offered:


  • International Migration and the Crisis: $590 with a 15% discount for partner university students.
  • Storytelling in Extended Reality: Worldbuilding: $875 with a 15% discount for partner university students.

Apply by: 16 April 2021.

2021 Virtual International Summer Schools — Americas


Humber University Global Summer School

When: 5 to 23 July 2021.

Programme: virtual courses offered in the following.

Canada's Multicultural Society: How did we get here?
Children, Play and Creativity
Health and Wellness Concepts
Intercultural Communications
Intro to Design
Social Media
Summer Language Program
Transformational Leadership and Advocacy.

Fee: $250 to $600. This varies by course.

Apply by: 1 May 2021

2021 Virtual International Summer Schools — Asia


Beijing Language and Communication University

Programme: 4, 5, 6 and 8 weeks of intensive Mandarin language learning for all levels. You will take a test before you start the course to place you on the correct level.

Dates: Various from June to August.

Fee: 4000 to 7400 RMB

Application deadline: Various from June to July.

Sichuan University UIP 2021

Programme: Summer Chinese Language and Cultural Immersion Program. Find out more about the Sichuan University summer programme.

Dates: 4 to 17 July 2021

Fee: No charge for NTU students

Apply by: 30 May 2021. Find out more about the application procedure.

  • Last updated: 20/10/2021