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Santander Virtual Summer Schools Scholarship

NTU Global and Santander Universities are offering scholarship awards to NTU students. They're worth up to £500 towards attending a virtual summer school this June, July or August.

In this time of restricted travel virtual summer schools are a great way to:

  • meet students from around the world
  • enhance your NTU studies
  • develop your cross-communication skills
  • improve your collaboration skills.

And all without leaving your house!

To help you take part in an online summer school course, this scholarship will award you up to £500. This is to go towards paying the tuition fee.

Below are lots of online summer schools offered by our partner universities. You can also research your own summer school.

How to apply

1. Please complete this application in full and email it to us. Remember to include:
  • a link to the summer school you wish to apply for, and
  • the fee of the course.

2. You'll be notified of the outcome of your application within 15 days of applying.

3. If successful, you must email us:
  • proof you've been accepted onto your chosen summer school course, and
  • a completed bank transfer form.

4. Once we have your email, we'll forward your completed bank transfer form to our Finance team. They'll handle the payment.

Requirements of the scholarship*

1. You'll provide us with a copy of your payment receipt once you've paid the fee for your summer school course.

2. After your summer school course, you'll provide us with proof of completion. This might be a copy of your certificate, an email from the summer school, or a transcript of results.

3. You'll complete our summer school feedback form.

4. You will be required to post about your scholarship and experience on social media. Use the hashtag #SantanderUniUK and / or the tags below.

  • Twitter:  @SantanderUKnews
  • Facebook: @SantanderUK
  • LinkedIn: @Santander UK Universities
  • Instagram: @Santanderuni

*If you fail to meet the requirements above, you'll have to return your award money in full.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must be:

  • a fully-enrolled student at NTU in the 2020/21 academic year
  • able and committed to attending the whole of the summer school.

The student must not:

  • be an incoming or visiting exchange student
  • graduate before or during the online summer school.

Application deadlines

Scholarships are awarded on a ‘first come first served’ basis. They are awarded until 1 June 2021 or until the scholarship money runs out — whichever is soonest.

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 - $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.

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

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 – 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 – 17 July 2021

Fee: no charge for NTU students

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

  • Last updated: 04/05/2021