Summer schools and short-term opportunities

If you’re looking for a short term international experience, you could spend a few weeks at a summer school in Europe or further afield. Enhance your knowledge of your subject area whilst experiencing a different culture and meeting other participants from around the world.

How does it work?

Postgraduate students can spend 2-6 weeks abroad at one of our partner universities. These short-term study abroad opportunities can include a variety of business-related courses, local company visits, as well as cultural and language elements. There are a diverse range of options - you could choose to study an intensive set of modules on marketing in northern Europe, or immerse yourself in the culture and language of South America.

How much does it cost?

All summer schools charge a fee. However, the great partnerships that Exeter has with other universities means that for many of these courses the fee is waived or discounted for Exeter students. You can also apply for University of Exeter scholarships to help fund it.

Application process

Applications from postgraduate students require a letter of support from their dissertation supervisor. If you’re interested contact the Business School International Development Team at for details about the nomination and application process. Please note that different summer schools are aimed at different levels and not all schools advertised may have appropriate opportunities for postgraduates.

*Any credit attained as part of a summer school or other short-term study experience is non-transferable and will not be included as part of your academic transcript.

For more info contact the International Development Team in Streatham Court room 0.09 or via: Further details for current students are available on the Study Abroad ELE module and every January the University organises a Summer Schools Fair to help students choose.

Available institutions

Below is a list of the institutions suitable for University of Exeter Business School Postgraduate students for 2018, to be updated for 2019 in due course:

University of Adelaide, Australia Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Fudan University, China EBS, Germany
Tsinghua University, China Universität Mannheim, Germany
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia Ludwig Maximillian Universität, Germany
Zagreb School of Economics & Management, Croatia Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Audencia School of Management, France University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
KEDGE Business School, France ESADE Business School, Spain
Toulouse Business School, France ZHAW School of Management and Law, Switzerland
Toulouse and Ljubljana, France/Slovenia Tilburg University, The Netherlands