Search for courses or information

Summer School       

The University of East London International Summer School programme is a unique opportunity for you to experience the excitement of London life, make new friends from all over the world and stretch your mind by studying one of our stimulating courses.

*some courses may have alternative dates, please see Courses page for more information

  • London as your classroom

    Enjoy an amazing summer in one of the world’s greatest cities

  • A unique opportunity

    Develop your networks and CV

  • broaden your knowledge

    Gain valuable experience of international study

  • 97%


  • 100%


  • 100%


About the programme

The ATI International Summer School comprises four unique
programmes. Through our programmes you can discover how London is using innovative architecture to adapt to the challenges of sustainability and become a smart city, or understand how cyber security and big data will impact businesses of the future. You can unleash your creativity through design and digital manufacturing or if your interest is in fashion, transform a sketch into finished garment.

Our programmes give you the opportunity to build on your understanding of an existing subject area or to try out something completely new. The programmes, which have been developed by experts in their field, will allow you to gain valuable real world experience from professionals and help shape your future career.

The Summer School schedule is enriched with cultural and social activities, where you will have the opportunity to visit London’s fashion districts and explore iconic architecture such as; the Shard, the Olympic Aquatics Centre, Houses of Parliament, Sky Garden, Tate Modern, London’s museums and more…

Useful Information

Saturday 8th July – Arrival date into London – we arrange transport from Heathrow!

Sunday 9th July – Orientation and guided walk of the city.

Monday 10th July – Welcome talk, registration and welcome dinner.

Tuesday 11th July – Classes begin. There will be various trips, excursions and talks in the afternoons and Saturdays. 

Sunday July 30th - End date for those doing the Digital Start-Ups for Entrepreneurs Course

Friday 4th August – Classes end and programme roundup.

Saturday 5th August – Summer School graduation ceremony and farewell dinner.

Sunday 6th August – Programme end date.

  • Fashion Culture: Atelier to New Designer
  • Architecture: Performative Design for Digital Manufacturing
  • London 2020 - Global Smart and Sustainable City
  • London 2020 - Dealing with the Impact of Cyber Security, Big Data and Digitisation on Businesses
  • International Business and Communication

Courses description

You will need to have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.3 (1–4 scale) or equivalent from your current or most recent studies.

Please include an official copy of your academic transcript.

Non-native English speakers should meet UEL English language requirements (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent) if you have no formal English language qualifications
you can still apply and we will arrange an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

Students must be 18 or over at the start of the programme.

Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Course fee: £1250
£1700 for the Fashion Culture: Atelier for New Designer (3 week) The cost of the course includes:

•Transport to your accommodation from London Heathrow Airport

•Tuition fees

•Field trips

•Accommodation plus lunch

•Library and computing facilities, including email/internet access

•Bus and train travel throughout London (Oyster Card zones 1-3)

•Farewell dinner

•Enrolment at UEL and course certificate on completion

The price does not include:

•Travel costs for getting to the UK

•Extra travel outside the course

•Food and drink (unless specified)

Family and Friends:

•We can arrange accommodation for family and friends at an additional cost

Payment method:

All fees are payable in pounds sterling and can be paid by inter-bank transfer or credit card. Refund policy fees are refundable once evidence of a visa rejection has been provided.
More information will be provided once your application has been submitted

Visa-required nationals studying shorter than six months
If you plan to study a course at UEL of less than six months and do not intend to work during your studies or extend your stay, you may be able to enter the UK as a Short Term Student by applying for and obtaining a Short Term Study visa. 

As part of your Short Term Study visa application, you will need to show UK Visas and Immigration that:
• you are over 18 years of age
• you have been accepted onto a programme of study with UEL and have an official Student Visitor Letter issued by UEL admissions
• you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in the UK.
• details of your accommodation in the UK
• you do not intend to stay in the UK more than six months 

If you require a visa, you must make an application for a Short Term Study visa online.

If you do not require a visa, you must show evidence of the above to UK Border officials on entry to the UK.

Our International Student Advice pages contain detailed information about studying in the UK as a Short Term Student.


Aya El-Ghatit - 2016 Summer School Student

"If I could sum up in one word the way I felt after the summer course, it would be “inspired”. This summer course was incredibly full of knowledge, I’ve learned so much! Everything, from all the lectures we got from the most respectable architects from different countries and firms, listening to the way they tackle problems or the way they create their concepts, to the site visits into some of the places, which is on every architects bucket list. It was a very lovely experience that I will always remember. Moreover, I got to see all of London and visit exciting sight-seeing locations.”

Salma Aly, Saad Mostafa Mohamad, Aya Metwally,
2016 Summer School

“Great workshop! Very useful information delivered in an excellent manner. We would highly recommend the Summer School at UEL to anyone that is interested in improving their architectural studies and in growing their career opportunities.
Thank you so much for the great learning experience. We most appreciated the time that we used prior to assessing our spheres of influence and how to use them. I also appreciated the scientific approach of using these principles. This was an excellent workshop with practical exercises and worthwhile information that we can use in both our professional and personal life. Great stuff!”

Mohamad Alqassai 2017 Summer School
“Firstly, I was extremely nervous about going and travelling for a learning course in another country, but it was such an important opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone. The course was such a big opportunity for me that I gained a lot from, and something new from what I have been learning in the Middle East. As an architecture student. I learned a lot from the architecture of the city of
London. The course I took taught me new experiences and redefined the definition of architecture for me.”

Meet us

We often visit various countries throughout the year. Why not meet one of our recruiters personally?

If you are interested in meeting us or would just like me to give you a call, feel free to contact me:

Social Activities

London is one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s an enticing and inspiring mix of beautiful buildings and monuments, exciting museums and galleries, iconic sporting venues, renowned theatres and performance venues, fantastic shopping districts and a vibrant social scene. 
It’s also one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world, with more than 300 languages spoken. It’s a city that has everything – and a truly a great place to live and study.

Our programme of social activities includes numerous late-afternoon and weekend trips to places such as:
  • The British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Modern Art Galley
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Brick Lane (Spitalfields Market and the ‘Curry Mile’)
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Tower of London
  • Regent’s Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Bicester Shopping Village 
  • Bloomberg
  • Chelsea FC
  • London Stock Exchange
The summer school programme includes a welcome and farewell dinner and a variety of other social events where you’ll have the chance to share experiences, swap stories and make lifelong friendships.

Join us and make it a summer you’ll never forget.


summer school testimonial