Summer Programmes in East Asia

Summer Programmes

"From the moment I arrived in Shanghai I was in awe, it is such a beautiful place and this trip has ignited my love for China and also my passion for traveling... It was an unforgettable adventure that has created so many memories for me." Isabel, 2016 Shanghai International Studies University summer programme.

"This summer programme has given me the opportunity to explore another country as a student, which allowed me to gain knowledge and cultural experiences at the same time. It created lifelong memories and I would definitely recommend the experience to others!" Ka Yuet, 2016 Sungkyunkwan University summer programme.

About the Summer Programme

We offer numerous opportunities to apply for Summer Programmes at our partner universities in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. It's a great way to make friends, improve your CV and learn about a different culture during your summer holidays.

  • Programmes are approximately 3-6 weeks long during the summer holidays.
  • The universities offer discounted prices for University of Leicester campus-based students often including no tuition or reduced tuition, and low accommodation fee.
  • Courses are taught in English.
  • Generous scholarships may apply.

Student Experiences: Check out the stories of our former Summer Programme students.

Scholarships availableKorean Building

There are competitive Study Abroad travel scholarships of up to £500 available for undergraduate first year campus-based students.

Students who apply for a scholarship may be invited to interview.

Students in their second year may apply for a Summer Programme at one of our partner universities. You will not be eligible for a scholarship but heavily discounted prices (including free tuition at some universities) may still apply.

Partner Information

Before applying please see our Partner Information Table which provides details of the individual programmes including fees.

How to apply

Please read the guidance for applicants on the application form and submit your application by the deadline. Applicants are welcome to contact the Study Abroad Team with any questions,

The application period for summer programmes in 2017 is now complete. If you are still interested in having an international experience this summer, please get in touch with the Study Abroad Team at to enquire about any additional vacancies. Thank you.

China Summer Programme


"I would surely recommend this programme to others as it is a fantastic opportunity to live and experience a new culture.

Furthermore, the time you spend in such beautiful cities and the tourist attractions that you can visit definitely makes this an opportunity worth taking."

Ahmed, SISU China, Summer Programme

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