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International Summer School         8 July - 6 August 2017*

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

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  • 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

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About the programme

The programmes can be used to build on your knowledge of an existing subject or to study something completely new.

Most courses do not require previous knowledge of the subject, so you can study courses out of personal interest or develop academic knowledge of a new subject. Whichever course you choose, you’ll gain a fresh perspective on your studies. Studying abroad will broaden your outlook and bring your learning to life.

The UEL International Summer School offers access to valuable knowledge and experience in a wide range of fields. At the end of your course you will receive a certificate of attendance and UK credits transferable to your home university (selected modules only). You will also have access to a powerful network of international students and academics. All classes are small, friendly and interactive - so you’ll gain the maximum benefit from your studies. 

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
  • International Business and Communication  
  • London Financial Markets 
  • Digital Start-Ups for Entrepreneurs (3 weeks)
  • Evolving Architecture and Urbanism in London: Smart Buildings on Critical Territories 
  • Working Sustainably Towards London 2020
  • Refugees and Forced Migration

For courses description please click here.

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: £2800*

£2500 for the Digital Start-Ups for Entrepreneurs Course

*Costs for Partner Institutions may differ

The cost of the course includes:

• transport to your accommodation from London Heathrow Airport
• tuition fees
• field trips
• accommodation plus breakfast
• library and computing facilities, including email/internet access
• bus and train travel throughout London (Oyster Card zones 1-3)
• welcome reception and 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)
• accommodation for friends and family

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.


Husain Ali, 2014 Summer School student

"It was an unforgettable experience, where you get to meet new friends from different parts of the world, learn new things and be in one of the most beautiful cities. It would be great for others to experience the same. It was life-changing, indeed. I very much miss UEL Summer School and wish I could relive those days again."

Ashley McIntyre, 2015 Summer School student

“Studying abroad at UEL has been one of my best experiences so far. Not only did I gain a vast knowledge in international business, but I also made unforgettable connections with other students from all over the world. In addition I got to see all of London and visit exciting business-related locations. My experience at UEL was truly one of a kind and will enrich me for years to come.”

Xiaohan Wu, 2015 Summer School student

“I would say UEL International Summer School was educational, cultural, enriching – overall an unforgettable experience, but you could never imagine it until you experience it yourself. London offers a totally different viewpoint of the world, where you can find a new meaning of life.”

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.


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