Machu Picchu - summer schools

Summer school

Together with our partner universities around the world, LJMU are offering you the exciting opportunity to take part in one of our international Better Futures Summer Schools. These short-term programmes are funded and usually involve academic activities, cross-institutional student collaboration and cultural excursions. For the summer of 2019, the Better Futures Summer Schools will take place in China and Malaysia. These prestigious schemes will be very popular. If you take part you should expect a real impact to your CV.

LJMU also offer independent Summer Schools at various partner universities across the world. These are funded opportunities, meaning the cost of flights, accommodation and most activities are covered. This is an important part of the University’s aim to offer all undergraduate students an international experience. For the summer of 2019 you can travel to Spain, China or Sharjah, United Arab Emirates to experience a new culture, make new friends and ensure your CV stands out from the crowd.

China summer schools

Who is it for?

Level 4 and 5 students in each participating faculty can apply for their relevant summer school. You will not be eligible if you have previously taken part in this programme.

What will it involve?

Most China summer schools will take place 25 May - 3 June 2019 (the Yunnan Agricultural University programme will take place from 1 - 10 June 2019). 

You will work collaboratively with local Chinese students on academic group projects. There will also be many cultural activities included and all groups will visit Shanghai. The programme is fully funded and you will only require spending money. You will need to apply and pay for your visa independently; LJMU will reimburse you for visa costs.

The programmes are open to multiple faculties and the Chinese university you visit will depend on your subject area:

  • Yunnan Agricultural University - Schools of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
  • Shanghai Normal University - Liverpool Screen School
  • Shanghai University Engineering Science - Liverpool School of Art and Design (Fashion)
  • Changshu Institute of Technology - Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Jiaxing University - Schools of Nursing and Allied Health and Humanities and Social Sciences

Application deadline: Sunday 10 February 2019

Please contact the Study Abroad Team if you require more information.

University of Sharja Summer School Programme

Who is it for?

The Sharjah Summer School Programme is open to level 4 and 5 students within the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. You will not be eligible if you have previously taken part in this programme.

What will it involve?

This is a one-week programme taking place at the University of Sharjah between 13 – 20 April 2019. Activities will range from cultural immersion, sightseeing and class work. LJMU will pay for your flight, accommodation and the Summer School programme itself.

Application deadline: Sunday 10 February 2019

Please contact the Study Abroad Team if you require more information.

LJMU Summer School Programme

Who is it for?

The LJMU Summer School Programme is open to all full-time level 4 and 5 students.

What does it involve?

We offer a range of summer schools open to all level 4 and level 5 students in Spain, Indonesia and Peru. These will require you to fill out an application form where students can apply to one summer school of their choice. All programmes offer educational and cultural experiences.

The Spain programme will also involve 10 hours of Spanish language lessons. Please speak to your International Mobility Coordinator (IMC) for more information.

Summer schools are fully funded – including flights, accommodation and various activities. You will need money for food and spending as well as any inoculations and Visas you might need.

Our summer schools for 2019 take place at the following locations:

  • Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain from 14 - 20 July 2019
  • Universitas Airlagga (Unair), Indonesia from 13 - 22 August 2019
  • Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru from 7 - 19 July 2019

How to apply

Download your application form

You can apply to one of these locations. You will need IMC approval before submitting your form to GoAbroad@ljmu.ac.uk. Applicants to this programme will not be eligible for the Better Futures Summer School Programme.

Application deadline: Sunday 17 March 2019

Better Futures Programme

Who is it for?

The Better Futures Summer School Programme is open to all full-time level 4 and 5 students.

What does it involve?

Better Futures is a collaboration between leading civic universities across the world, committed to creating a positive impact for communities. We create better futures for communities worldwide, by providing life-changing experiences for students that in turn improve the lives of others. This year, summer schools will be taking place in Malaysia and Shanghai.

The Malaysian summer school will include visits to Orang Asli, Pulau Banding an Orang Utan Sanctuary Island, community engagements as well as talks and seminars. Visa and inoculation costs will not be reimbursed.

Please note that our Better Futures Summer School in China is a separate scheme to the LJMU China Summer Schools Programme.

Our Better Futures Programmes for 2019 take place at the following locations:

  • MARA University of Technology (UiTM), Malaysia from 1 - 14 July 2019
  • Shanghai Normal University, China from 1 - 13 July 2019

How to apply

Download your application form

You can apply to one of these locations. You will need IMC approval before submitting your form to GoAbroad@ljmu.ac.uk. Applicants to this programme will not be eligible for the LJMU Summer Schools Programme.

Application deadline: Sunday 17 March 2019

Information sessions

If you're interested in the LJMU and Better Futures summer school programmes, you should attend one of our information sessions on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at the following locations:

Redmonds Building, Lecture Theatre 2
2.00 – 3.00pm
4.00 – 5.00pm

Byrom Street Campus, Peter Jost Lower Lecture Theatre
2.00 – 3.00pm
4.00 – 5.00pm

You can also come see us at the Student Union Zones on the following dates:

Tuesday 5, 12 and 19 February, 1.00 - 3.00pm at the Redmonds Building
Thursday 7, 14 and 21 February, 1.00 - 3.00pm at the Byrom Street Campus

Summer school 2018

You could receive funding for the opportunity to spend up to 16 days studying at our partner universities in Shanghai – with the aim of developing your academic skills in a new learning environment, while making international connections and experiencing Chinese culture first-hand.

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Finvola Dunphy - Go summer school

My trip to Shanghai was the best two weeks of my life. Never again will I get such an opportunity to immerse myself in Chinese culture. Armed with our new international experience, we all feel ready to take on the world of employment after graduation with new perspectives and understanding.

Finvola Dunphy -
International Journalism MA

Contact us

Contact us by email goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk or call us today on 0151 906 6470.

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