Opportunities at Lancaster's Global Exchange Partners

Lancaster University has a number of partnerships with universities and other institutions around the world that offer summer schools. By taking part in one of these programmes you have the opportunity to enrich your academic studies while immersing yourself in another culture.

 

We have highlighted the summer schools that may be of particular interest. A full list of programmes with Lancaster's global partners is available HERE. Please note, exchange places may be limited for each programme and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Placement on one of these programmes will also be subject to you being in good academic standing with your department, and you may need to meet minimum grade requirements.

In addition to the fees listed below, participants will also need to arrange their own flights to the destination, and will be responsible for ensuring that they have the correct documents, such as visas, to enter the country and participate in the programme. The Global Experiences team will be able to support you with this.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) welcomes students from our partner institutions to study at HKUST in summer. The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by HKUST instructors and opportunities to participate in local excursions that enable you to gain insight into the region.

Programme Information 

When

17 June to 10 August 2019 (students may be able to start later depending on the specific courses they are interested in)

Course offering

ISP courses are offered by HKUST’s Schools:

  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office

Cost

8,000 HKD (approx £800) to cover the on-campus accommodation fee, student visa application, handling fee and HKUST compulsory travel insurance fee.

Lancaster University students do not pay tuition fees to HKUST as this is covered by the exchange agreement between the two institutions. 

Accommodation

University accommodation is compulsory for ISP students. There are nine undergraduate student halls on campus. You will be assigned to a room in one of these halls with double occupancy. You can find information about the student halls here.

Extracurricular Activities

There are weekly trips which are payable per package. These include visits to temples, markets and other places of interest. These will cost around 500-1,000 HKD each. For more information visit their website.

Website

https://isp.ust.hk/

Hong Kong Skyline

Ewha Womans University, Korea

The International Co-ed Summer College invites you to live as a member of the Ewha community located in the heart of Seoul. Students can fully explore Korea and discover new knowledge by enrolling in a variety of courses taught by distinguished faculty, as well as from interacting with peers, from all over the world. Well-known for its strong academic program, Ewha ISC offers around 40 courses taught by professors from Ewha and other top foreign universities. This programme is open to male and female students.

Programme Information 

When

26 June - 25 July 2019

Course offering

Students can take 2 courses as part of the programme. The areas of study available are:

  • Business and Economics
  • Music and Art
  • Science and Engineering
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Korean and East Asian Studies
  • Intensive Korean Language
  • Social Science
  • Humanities

Cost

An application fee of 100,000 KRW (approx £70) and an accommodation fee of 640,000- 880,000 KRW (approx £450-£610) will be payable to the institution. There are also fees for field trips and extracurricular activities (see below). Lancaster University students do not pay tuition fees to Ewha as this is covered by the exchange agreement between the two institutions. 

Extracurricular Activities

There are 4 official field trips (for an additional fee) as well as 2 pop-up class field trips that are led by a professor. The first pop-up class trip is an overnight temple stay, which requires an additional 60,000 KRW fee, with a maximum student capacity of approximately 30. The second additional pop-up class trip is to the House of Sharing (no additional fee nor maximum student capacity) which will also be an optional field trip students may choose to attend. Students have the ability to choose which field trips they wish to attend when they sign-up.

Website

http://summer.ewha.ac.kr

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Spend a summer in Singapore, the perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of the fast developing Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in neighbouring countries surrounding around Singapore!

NTU's unique summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education.  Choose from 5 different tracks and experience a unique summer unlike any other.

Programme Information 

When

6 week programme: 24 June - 2 August 2019

4 week programme: 1 July - 26 July 2019

Course offering

Five tracks will be offered this summer:

  • Track 1: Chinese Language & Cultural Studies
  • Track 2: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Track 3: Creative Design and Media
  • Track 4: Success in the Globalised Marketplace
  • Track 5: New Technologies, New World

Cost

The total cost is approximately 3,242-3,691 SGD/ £1,840-£2,100.

This total cost is comprise of a registration fee (150 SGD), an administrative fee (900 SGD) and programme fees (1,050 SGD). Accommodation is charged separately (930-1350 SGD, depending on the length of your programme).  A 7% Goods and Services Tax will be added to these fees. 

Lancaster University students do not pay tuition fees to NTU as this is covered by the exchange agreement between the two institutions. 

Accommodation

Twin‐sharing on‐campus housing is guaranteed for all incoming summer students in one of the24 Halls of Residence in NTU. Students are required to stay on‐campus throughout the duration of the programme. Roommates are allotted randomly by gender.

Website

https://isp.ust.hk/

University of Waikato, New Zealand

Enhancing Sporting Performance is an exciting new programme designed for athletes of all levels and students studying sport science. It is taught by experts in the university's Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

While studying at Waikato, athletes will have the opportunity to continue with their sport, practicing with local teams in the evenings and competing on the weekends. Students will have access to state-of-the-art high performance training centres where researchers work with elite teams, including New Zealand Cycling and New Zealand Sevens rugby, to reach peak athletic performance.

Programme Information 

When

8 June - 9 July 2019

Course offering

This programme is targeted at athletes who are passionate about their own performance and the opportunity to understand more about the science behind what they can do to enhance this.

Cost

The programme fee is $7500 NZD (approx £4,000), but discounts may be available for Lancaster University students.

This fee covers:

  • Tuition
  • Sports training
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Airport pickup
  • Insurance
  • Trips and excursions

Website

waikato.ac.nz/go/summerabroad

The University of Waikato

Can I get financial assistance?

In 2017/18, 65% of students who joined one of our vacation travel programmes received some form of financial assistance. We believe that no one should be excluded on the basis of cost alone, so we have a number of awards and grants that could cover a part of your total fee.

To find out more about the funding that you might be eligible for, please select the option below which best describes your situation. If you would like to discuss your funding options in more detail please email globalexperiences@lancaster.ac.uk to set up a meeting.

  • Students travelling on a programme organised by the Global Experiences Office

    Lancaster Global Travel Award

    The Lancaster Global Travel Awards are available to undergraduate UK and EU students who we believe would be excluded on the basis of cost alone. These awards are given out on a first-come, first-served basis once a student has applied for one of our vacation programmes, and can differ in amount depending on the situation a student is in. The funding we receive is dictated by the University Access Agreement and primarily, our awards are granted through means-testing based on your household income.  There is also a number of other criteria for reaching students most in need which we will take into account when offering this funding to students:

    • You have a disability which potentially limits your options at University.
    • You are in a care or a care leaver
    • You were entitled to a free school meal
    • You received the 16-19 bursary
    • Your parents have not been to University
    • You are a young carer or parent, or are estranged from your family.

    When applying for a vacation programme you will be given the opportunity to indicate that you are in need of financial assistance, let us know your household income, and whether the criteria above are relevant to you.  

    Santander Universities Award

    This funding is supplied by Santander Universities and is available to all students at Lancaster University. This is based on the same criteria as the Lancaster Global Travel Award and is assessed through a personal statement. The maximum available for this award is £500.

    When will I receive my award?

    Once you have formally applied to be part of a vacation programme, your funding application will be assessed and, if successful, the amount of money awarded will be deducted from the overall price of the trip and communicated to you via email.

    Please note: Students are eligible for our funding once per academic year.

  • Students travelling on a programme organised by Lancaster University Exchange Partners

    Lancaster University has a number of partnerships with universities around the world. We have highlighted a number which we think would be of particular interest to our students. For many of the highlighted programmes students can take advantage of discounted tuition fees; in addition to these discounts you can apply for funding to support your participation in these opportunities.

    Lancaster Global Travel Award

    The Lancaster Global Travel Awards are available to undergraduate UK and EU students who we believe would be excluded on the basis of cost alone. These awards are given out on a first-come, first-served basis and can differ in amount depending on the situation a student is in. The funding we receive is dictated by the University Access Agreement and primarily, our awards are granted through means-testing based on your household income.  There is also a number of other criteria for reaching students most in need which we will take into account when offering this funding to students:

    • You have a disability which potentially limits your options at University.
    • You are in a care or a care leaver
    • You were entitled to a free school meal
    • You received the 16-19 bursary
    • Your parents have not been to University
    • You are a young carer or parent, or are estranged from your family. 

    When expressing an interest in an Exchange Partner programme you will be given the opportunity to indicate that you are in need of financial assistance, let us know your household income, and whether the criteria above are relevant to you. 

    Santander Universities Award

    This funding is supplied by Santander Universities and is available to all students at Lancaster University. This is based on the same criteria as the Lancaster Global Travel Award and is assessed through a personal statement. The maximum available for this award is £500.

    When will I receive my award?

    If your application for funding is successful and you have received confirmation of a place from the Exchange Partner we will arrange to have the funding paid to you. The details of this process will be communicated to you by email when we confirm the level of funding that we are able to offer you.

    Please note: Students are eligible for our funding once per academic year.

  • Other Funding Sources to Consider

    College Travel Award

    Your college may also be able to offer financial assistance. Please contact your College Manager for more information.

    Rotary Club

    Rotary clubs offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. Rotary club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.

    Please note, the Global Experiences office does not have any connection to these external sources of funding, all querries should be directed to the funding body.