Self Funded Opportunities

Summer schools are open to students who wish to fund this opportunity themselves.  The Global Opportunities  & Exchanges team can offer guidance and support through this process. web

It is a tremendous opportunity to spend a period abroad during your degree. You will benefit enormously from the academic and personal experiences gained from your period abroad.  In addition, many employers, both in the UK and worldwide, appreciate the added value that graduates with such experience bring to the workforce.


  • Applicable for courses across all faculties
  • Summer schools are not necessarily subject specific

Where can I go?

Partner Universities Other Opportunities

You are welcome to apply for a summer school at one of our partner universities:

Summer school partner universities

We can sometimes negotiate discounts or tuition fee waivers for University of Sheffield students.

Please note that priority on places is given to students who have won the Global Scholars scholarship.

Below is a list of other summer school opportunities that we are aware of:

Other summer school opportunities

We will continue to add to the above list as we find out about other overseas summer school opportunities.

How do I apply?

Simply complete our application form by 5pm on Wednesday 03 January 2018 to inform us about which overseas summer school you would like to apply for. Global Opportunities & Exchanges can then contact you to offer assistance with application guidance and support.

What do others say?

Those who have taken part in a summer school previously have shared their experience in our student profiles.

Frequently asked questions

FAQs for self funded students can be found here.

 Summer schools - £1000 or under 

Below is a list of summer schools that can cost £1000 or under, including tuition, travel and accommodation.

Please be aware that this is based on rough estimates and that individual course prices can vary. Flight costs and exchange rates may also fluctuate. Interested students must apply directly to the course providers. An acceptance is not guaranteed.

University City Country Subject areas
Charles University Prague Czech Republic Arts & Social Sciences
Tallinn University Tallinn Estonia Languages, creative courses, Humanities & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences & IT
University of Tampere Tampere Finland Arts, Health Sciences, IT, Social Sciences
University du Maine Le Mans France Languages
University of Munster (WWU) Munster Germany Intercultural Competence
Corvinus University of Budapest Budapest Hungary Business Studies, Economics & Social Sciences
University of Cagliari Cagliari, Sardinia Italy Languages
Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands Arts, Health Sciences, Science & Social Sciences 
University of Ljubljana Ljubljana Slovenia Economics & Business