Global Summer School 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended Global Summer School in 2017! Details on 2018 will be published shortly.

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Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

  • Study at a university voted best in the UK for international students in 2016.
  • Choose from a wide range of courses and combine subjects to develop your own programme of study.
  • Earn credits that you might apply to your studies back home.
  • Improve your grades by increasing your knowledge in and around your chosen subject.
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends from around the world.
  • Enjoy summer in a city famous for its history, music, sports, student-friendly nightlife and in top ten of most cost-effective places for students.

What have Global Summer School alumni said about their experiences?

“Incredible and amazing. Good courses and great new friends.” - Isabel Dorado Jiménez, Forest School and Sociological Explorations in Education

“I loved the whole experience – interesting course, nice people, proper organisation, nice city.” - Karin Boer, Applying Psychology to Your Community

“I really enjoyed the three weeks and I learned a lot about my creativity and gained confidence” - Céline Graber, Design Thinking

More information

  • Course list

    Download the timetable, which is designed for you to be able to combine courses that work together well. Most courses run for one week from Monday to Friday, unless stated otherwise. We encourage you to mix and match to make the most out of your Global Summer School experience.

    Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

    Art & Design

    Arts and Humanities



    Social Sciences

    Tuition fee includes all teaching materials, social activities and local travel passes for courses at Clifton Campus. Please see the accommodation tab for information and prices.

  • Accommodation


    Single rooms are available for booking with an en suite bathroom. The rooms are in 4 or 5 bedroom flats with a shared living and kitchen areas.

    Price: £150 to £175 per week.

    Read more about accommodation.

    Our accommodation and campus are in the centre of Nottingham, meaning all the attractions are within a short walk. Regular buses take you to the Clifton Campus.

  • Social programme

    Social Programme

    Each week of the NTU Global Summer School follows the structure below:

    • Arrival the Saturday or Sunday before the course starts.
    • Welcome and Induction takes place at 8.30 am each Monday.
    • Classes start at 10.30 am on the first Monday.
    • Classes run from 10 am – 4 pm on Tuesday to Friday.
    • Social activities to sights in and around Nottingham are every Tuesday evening.
    • Community Lunch will take place at the Global Lounge every Thursday at 12 pm.
    • There will be a Farewell party for everyone at 7 pm each Friday.

    You can also explore Nottingham with optional evening activities hosted by NTU student ambassadors.

  • Nottingham

    About Nottingham

    Nottingham in the summer is a great place to be, and Nottingham Trent University plays the perfect host in ensuring you settle in and see as much as you can while you are here.

    We're right in the heart of England, with London, the coast and all the major attractions within easy reach. We provide you with a real experience of living and learning in the UK, in a city famous for the tales of Robin Hood. Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature and the UK's City of Football, and our Creative Quarter helps to maintain our city's reputation as one of the best for artists and designers.

    On our doorstep are:

    Within walking distance of NTU are museums and galleries that include:

    Nottingham is famed for its huge range of cafés and restaurants that cater for all budgets, playing host to food and drink festivals throughout the year. Nottingham's attractions also include:

    • Theatre Royal and Playhouse for world-class plays
    • Rock City, one of the country's most famous indie and rock venues
    • Stealth, one of the top nightclubs in the region which attracts DJs from around the world
    • Jam Cafe, a venue for comedy and music events that are always popular with students
    • Lee Rosy's tea shop, where you can drop in for live poetry and music events.

  • How to apply

    These courses are aimed at college and university students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies.

    Step one
    Read the guidance notes and complete the application form. You can choose from between one and four courses, so long as the schedule allows.

    Step two
    Email your form to our summer school team.

    Step three
    An NTU representative will be in touch to confirm there is a place available for you. They'll then help you to pay the fees online or via bank transfer. You'll also be sent information on accommodation, and you'll be supplied with a letter if you require a visa. Read our guidance notes about applying for a short term study visa.

    Step four
    Once payment is made you will be invited to complete your enrolment online.

    Step five
    Joining instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

    If you're making a booking on behalf of a group please contact us.

    English language requirements

    As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. You should be equivalent to a level 6.0 on the IELTS scale (or at least 7.0 for the journalism courses). Read more about English language requirements here.

    Enrolment deadline

    The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017. To apply after this date please email. 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.

    Any questions?


    Telephone the summer school team: +44 (0)115 848 2808.

Global Summer School 2017

Published on 9 October 2017

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