Go Abroad


Summer Schools at our Partner Universities


Attending a summer school overseas is a great way to experience another culture, gain a global perspective, enhance your studies and make friends from around the world.


With over 50 institutions across 20 different countries to choose from, why not get a taste of the Go Abroad experience by taking part in one of our partners' summer schools?

Summer Schools Abroad 2019:

  • Learn something new

  • Meet new friends

  • Have an adventure

Opportunities await

Do something different this summer!

Click on the View Summer Schools tab above to browse through the exciting range of available summer schools hosted by Kent's partner universities in Summer 2019. Each summer school may have its own early bird discount scheme or scholarship so dont delay getting more information.

Please note that the University of Kent is not responsible for these Summer Schools and has no involvement in them. If you are interested in attending one of these programmes, it is your responsibility to research the programmes and fees fully and to apply directly to the university in question.


Summer School Fund

Did you know you could apply for a funding to attend summer schools in certain countries?

Eligibility: Countries that have an asterisk (*) next to them are eligible for funding.

Please note: funding for Hong Kong provides a contribution of up to £1,800 for a number of successful applicants to summer schools at our partner institutions in Hong Kong. We are particularly promoting and seeking applications for Hong Kong Baptist University, with a priority focus on WP students, although applications from all students are welcome.

Deadline to apply is 24 March 2019.

If you have any questions, please email goabroad@kent.ac.uk.

Kent student testimonials on summer schools

My time at Dongguk International Summer School left me very keen to travel to Asia again and return to Korea in particular someday. I only came across the summer school by chance browsing the University of Kent website - I think it's excellent that our institution has so many international partnerships which offer students opportunities like these. My trip to Korea was really exciting and rewarding from an academic and personal standpoint. I found that the intensive lessons struck a great balance with the various social and cultural excursions on offer, allowing plenty of chances to join in with guided trips as well as independent sight-seeing. I got to meet many great people, often going out to eat and drink with fellow students and some of the Dongguk buddies too. The atmosphere alone, being right in the central district of Seoul at the foot of Mt Namsan, is something I will always remember. I really think immersive experiences like this summer school are a wonderful way to challenge yourself and expand your horizons as a young person and as a student. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be culturally and politically engaged, or simply to have fun.

Calla Sweetzer-Sturt, Dongguk International Summer School (South Korea)

Student: Gabor Petri
Degree: PhD at the Tizard Centre, SSPSSR
Summer School: National University of Ireland Galway

“The lectures were running in a very interactive manner which allowed for many questions and interventions from the audience – the sharing of ideas and perspectives added even more colour to an already colourful programme. The summer school was also highly useful to me personally to make contacts with other academics and activists.”

Student: Ashwini Lakshminarayanan
Degree: UG Classical & Archeological studies 3rd Year
Summer School: Achill Field Training School –NUI Galway

“I am having a wonderful time at the Summer School in Ireland. I am simply delighted to be able to visit Ireland and learn from this new and exciting experience ”

Student: Joao Martins-Pereira
UG Hispanic Studies 2nd year
Summer School:
University of Zaragoza, Spain

“My experience of the University of Zaragoza’s summer programme was truly amazing and unforgettable. I met some amazing people and learnt so much from my time in Jaca. Everything I learnt will be massively beneficial to my studies at Kent. I am ever so grateful for this fantastic opportunity that the University of Kent offered me.”


Student: Martina Saiu
Degree: UG International Business 1st year
Summer School: Intensive German Language Summer School, Vienna

I am really glad I was offered the possibility of attending the summer school. It was a wonderful experience, which helped me to improve my skills, widen my horizons and open my mind to new cultures and lifestyles.”

Additional opportunities:

S Group Summer School opportunity in Shanghai 2019

Thanks to the University of Kent’s membership of the SGroup European Universities Network, we are able to offer Kent students the opportunity to apply for a place on the SGroup Summer School on Intercultural China Studies in Shanghai. For more information see here.

Summer Schools at Kent

Visit Kent's Summer Schools page to find out about Summer School opportunities at our Canterbury campus or at our European centres in Paris or Brussels. For more information about summer opportunities abroad (including internships) please see our Careers Website.


International Development Office

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 06/06/2019