Exchange for UU

The Utrecht Summer School offers exchange places at Summer Schools all over the world, in Hong Kong, Korea, London, Liverpool and Santiago. For all these programmes the course fee will be waived for UU students.  

HOW TO APPLY: Are you a Utrecht University student and would you like to join one of these programmes? Send your CV, a recent transcript of records and a motivation letter, all in English, to: explaining the university and session you would like to apply for and why you would like to join this programme. We will contact you afterwards about the outcome of the selection and the procedure. You can do so as of December 2023.


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) allows students to study at HKUST during the summer term as exchange students. Last summer, HKUST welcomed over 250 exchange students. Please take a look here to get to know HKUST ISP! 

Students will study at least 3 credits and up to 9 credits of regular undergraduate-level
courses offered by HKUST. Local excursions and cultural activities will be organized
exclusively for ISP students. A series of activities and events are also available for ISP
students to interact with each other to encourage cultural exchange. Are you interested? The earlier you apply, the sooner you know if you can spend your summer at HKUST!

Application deadline: 29 February 2024

Course dates: 17 June to 10 August 2024

Full summer programme:


Tuition (course fee) is waived for exchange students nominated by the Utrecht Summer School.  Exchange students shall pay the administration and activities fee. 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

The CUHK International Summer School (ISS) is one of the region's most recognised summer programmes attracting an annual cohort of some 600 international and local students. The Summer School provides students with an intensive academic experience and Chinese culture immersion in a multi-cultural virtual environment through two sessions.

Courses will be offered in four academic areas taught by outstanding CUHK and visiting professors from renowned overseas universities, as well as Chinese language courses. All courses, such as the courses in Business, Science, Technology and Psychology, will be taught in English apart from Chinese language courses. ISS academic courses are accompanied with a slew of exciting cultural activities.

Application deadline : TBA

  • Session 1: TBA
  • Session 2: TBA


Tuition (course fee) is waived for exchange students nominated by the Utrecht Summer School.  Exchange students pay for accommodation, administration and activities. 

United Kingdom

King's College London

Utrecht University and the Utrecht Summer School have an ongoing exchange programme with King's College London.

King's College London ranks 23st in the QS World University Rankings 2018 among 800 top education institutions. It has more than 26 thousand students from more than 150 countries worldwide.

As a student at King's College London, you are connected to the world. For more information, please check online at

Application deadline: TBA (31 March 2024 as of now)

  • Session 1: 1-12 July 2024                        
  • Session 2: 15-26 July 2024


The course fee is waived. If you want to stay on campus during one of the sessions you can, but you would need to pay for this yourself. The specifics can be found on the website of King's College in early 2023.

The Leeds International Summer School

Spend an unforgettable summer studying at the University of Leeds, exploring the UK and making new friends. LISS combines world-class tuition and academic field trips with exciting excursions and social events. Immerse yourself in British culture and society for two or four weeks in July. Find out more at  

Choose from a diverse range of over 30 academic modules and earn credit: 

  • Arts and Humanities 
  • Business 
  • Engineering and Science 
  • Social Sciences 

Experience the best of what Leeds has to offer academically, culturally and socially with our all-inclusive programme. The LISS fee includes world-class tuition, university accommodation, breakfast and lunch (weekdays) and premium gym membership. Academic field trips, cultural excursions and social activities are also included. Read more about fees and scholarships. Check your eligibility and apply online today

We invite you to join our upcoming online events to find out more about LISS and the vibrant city of Leeds.

If you have any questions regarding the programme/costs/accommodation, please get in touch with the LISS team by emailing

Application deadline: 1 May 2024 (Early deadline 1 April 2024)

  • Programme 1: 29 June - 13 July 2024
  • Programme 2: 14 July - 27 July 2024

The LISS fee: Nominated exchange students just pay the non-tuition costs reducing the 4-week fee to £1,850 (usually £3,550) and the 2-week fee to £1,125 (usually £1,975). Please note that exchange students are not eligible for the LISS merit scholarships but can apply for our LISS Champion scholarships.

Queen Mary University of London

Utrecht Summer School has an ongoing exchange programme with Queen Mary University.

Queen Mary Summer School puts you in charge of your studies. They wish to give you the broadest academic experience, and have courses in science, politics, business, law and the humanities! You can find an overview of their full program here: Course overview.  

You can apply for one summer school course in either of the blocks. Each course takes 3 weeks. 

Application deadline: 24 May 2024

  • Period Session 1: 30 June - 21 July 2024
  • Period Session 2: 21 July - 11 August 2024

PRICE: No tuition fee for UU exchange students. You would need to pay the accommodation fee yourself. As a Queen Mary Summer School student, you will be offered a place on campus in our comfortable accommodation. You’ll have a single room in one of our self-catering flats, so you can meet other students and make friends while you are there. More information is presented on this page.

University of Liverpool

The International Summer School offers you the opportunity to attend modules in Liverpool.

Join other students from around the world, choosing to take a 3-week programme in June or July. 

Please see the website for lots more information including dates and a list of the credit-bearing modules from across all three faculties:  

Take advantage of the brilliant social programme too. Join the summer school, and have the time of your life with Liverpool University this summer by meeting each other digitally!

Application deadline: 12 May 2024

  • Programme 1: 9 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
  • Programme 2: 30 June 2024 - 19 July 2024


Tuition fee is waived for online and on location modules. If you wish to stay on campus for the duration of your programme you can, but need to pay for this yourself.


EWHA Womans University

Founded in 1886, EWHA Womans University is Korea’s very first institution of higher learning for women. In the summer, both men and women study at EWHA. It has since grown to become one of Asia’s most prestigious universities and one of the largest women’s universities in the world. Over 3,000 students from more than 70 countries visit EWHA each year through various short- and long-term programmes to experience EWHA’s leading global infrastructure and quality education. This summer EWHA will offer their summer courses in-person and online as a hybrid form.

In the summer courses are offered in two different sessions. The first is the International Summer College which lasts 4 weeks. In the second half of the summer they offer their Summer Special Programme: Korean Language & Cultural Session which lasts 2 weeks.

Have a look at the full programme on the EWHA brochure here.

Application deadline: 17 May 2024 (session 1), 28 June 2024 (session 2)

  • Session 1: 28 June - 25 July 2024
  • Session 2: 2 August - 14 August 2024


The course fee is waived for exchange students nominated by the Utrecht Summer School.


Universidad de Santiago de Chile

The University of Santiago de Chile has a vast academic trajectory of 170 years and is projected as a campus of excellence, with emphasis on research and a global perspective. The Faculty of Engineering provides International Schools for national and international students during summer time. These events are not only an opportunity for specialization in topics about development and innovation in Chile, but they also incorporate a module of intercultural relationships in which you will learn a little more about the country and the culture.

Programme: TBA


The course fee is waived.