Financial Award for Summer Schools
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences are offering a financial award to provide support for undergraduate students to join an International Summer School in 2024.
Upon successful application students will receive an award of £750 for a European Summer School or £1500 for an International Summer School (ROW). This award can provide support towards summer school tuition fees, travel, accommodation or daily living expenses (the exact costs will depend on the Summer School you choose to attend). A list of Summer Schools will be available to choose from. Students may also propose their own institution, subject to checks. This programme is open to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
The following deadlines will apply:
Applications are currently open (apply here)
Applications will close on Thursday 7 March 2024 at 5pm
Students will be notified of successful application w/c Monday 25 March 2024
Join us at our Showcase Event in February to find out more information (further details below)
Students may propose their own summer school to join or choose from a list of top international summer schools.
A list of carefully selected top international summer schools are available to view below. Students can also choose their own summer school, subject to school approval.
Summer School based in Europe (excluding the UK) - £750
International Summer School (ROW) - £1500
Students must complete an application form and answer three short oompetitive based questions. Applications will assessed by the schools and will be scored out of 30. The top five scores in each school will be offered the award. Those who are scored 6th – 10th in each school will be placed on a reserve list. If additional funds become available, more places may be offered. In the result of a tie, academic standing will be considered.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet the travel requirements and visa requirements of the country they have chosen to join the summer school.
Upon a successful application, students should complete the application process with the chosen university. If a student has chosen to attend a summer school not on the pre-approved list and approval is not provided by the school, the student will have the opportunity to choose a different summer school. To claim the funding, students must provide evidence of successful application at the chosen summer school.
Join us at our Showcase Event in February to find out more information on the amazing experiences our students had on their summer schools in Summer 2023. This is also a chance to meet with faculty staff to answer any questions you may have. When? Wednesday 14 February 2024 at 2pm Where? Computer Science Building/02/043 Allstate Software Studio Please make sure you register in advance for this event!Register for 14th Feb Event
Find out more from Joshua on his summer school experience in 2023
Joshua joined a Summer School in Utrecht, Netherland and is currently in his final year of an MEng in Product Design Engineering
Find out more from students who joined a Summer School in 2023
"Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity, it was truly valuable and may be the highlight of university for me."
"I made many friends from several different countries such as America, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Scotland and Turkey."
"The opportunity to apply for the Go Global award was presented by my school. I was delighted to receive the funding from Queens University enabling me to travel and study in Berlin. I gained invaluable experience and skills from this opportunity."
"I had traveled before but this was my first time traveling alone which was a huge change and very scary to being with. I am very proud that I was able to do this by myself and I think its taught me so much independence and also that doing things alone can still be really fun."
"During my time at TU Berlin I designed, manufactured and launched a miniature satellite the size of a can within a team of 4 members."
"I was not expecting to embark on a sudden departure over the summer break to study in a monastery on the picturesque Tuscan hills of Italy. But these unexpected opportunites happen while procrastinating in the McClay, doing everything except completing my impending essay deadlines."
"I achieved a 1,0 according to the German grading system."
"During my course I was required to present several times a week. This allowed me to develop my presentation skils and I later became very comfortable presenting in front of a class. At the award ceremony two students from each course were chosen to present their project in front of all the TU Berlin summer school. I was chosen for my course."
"I have never travelled to mainland Europe before. Having only been to the UK outside of India, I was quite nervous to undertake the trip. Not knowing was aparticular point of fear and the visa process was extremely daunting. However, everything was extremely smooth; I was able to navigate myself just fine, communicate with locals since most of them spoke English, and was able to appreciate the varying cultural differences with an open mind. The experience has been thoroughly important for me since I have never been able to afford a journey like this on my own between paying my international student tuition fee and living espenses. Thus, I am grateful to the JetSet scholarship initiative for making this possible."