Other Opportunities

Please find below opportunities offered by our partner institutions and other organisations which are not part of our exchange programme offering, but which might interest you.

These opportunities are not coordinated by the University of Reading. You need to do your own research to work out if they are suitable for you. Any tuition/participation costs charged will need to be met by the participant, not by the University of Reading.

Please let the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office know if you decide to apply for any of the programmes listed.

CRCC Asia | Internships Abroad

CRCC Asia specialises in organising internships for students in Asia. They currently have internship programs running in:

Students can choose from 1 of 18 Career Fields in which to complete an internship.

Global Winter University | Curtin University

Curtin is now offering international winter programs in exciting global locations and welcomes all students to apply. 

The two-week programs provide students with an unforgettable international experience through a balance of lectures, engaging local site visits, guest speakers and cultural activities.

The upcoming programs include:

  • Digital Leadership in Dubai (27 December 2022 – 6 January 2023)
  • Green Entrepreneurship in Bali (27 December 2022 – 6 January 2023)
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Bali (6 February 2023 – 17 February 2023)

Fee: A$2,700 – A$3,500 (Approximately £1,500 – £1,950)

Further Information: Website | Brochure

Application: Students are invited to apply directly online.

Deadline: 30 October 2022

Winter International Student Experience (WISE) | Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) are now inviting applications for their Winter International Student Experience (WISE) Programme. WISE is targeted at students who are interested in learning more about Korea’s history, culture, and language. The best part is there are no time and space limitations as classes are entirely online!

Students can choose between the following pathways:

  • Advanced Korean Studies
  • Intensive Korean Language

Dates: 26 December 2022 – 30 January 2023 (Dependent on course chosen)

Location: Online

Registration Fee: 10,000 KRW – 50,000 KRW (Approx. £7 – £30)

Tuition Fee: Free for up to 1 course for UoR students! 250,000 KRW (approx. £260) for any additional courses.

Further Information: Website | Leaflet

Application: Students are invited to apply directly online.

Deadline: 16 December 2022 – 20 January 2023 (Dependent on course chosen)

Winter “Cloud Lessons” Program | Beijing Insitute of Technology

The Beijing Institute of Technology is offering a series of well-knit, multicultural online lessons introducing participants to:

  • Practical Chinese language.
  • Chinese traditional and modern culture from history, custom, arts to society.

Led by professional Chinese teachers at BIT, by the end of this two-week program, participants are expected to be equipped with a broad understanding of Chinese culture. Classes are delivered in English and Chinese proficiency is not required!

Dates: 26 December 2022 – 06 January 2023 (15:00 – 19:30 Beijing Time)

Location: Online

Fee: 1,000 RMB (Approximately £120)

Further Information: Flyer | Website

Apply: Register to apply at apply.isc.bit.edu.cn!

Deadline: 16 December 2022

Winter Abroad at Yonsei (WAY) | Yonsei University

Yonsei University is now accepting applications for its 3-week winter program at their Sinchon campus in Seoul, Sotuh Korea.

The Winter Abroad at Yonsei programme provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your scholarship through sessions in a broad range of subjects, including but not limited to Economics, Management, Psychology and Korean Studies.

This academic offering is complimented by a wide array of extracurricular activities, allowing you to experience Korean culture while meeting new people and making new friends.

Dates: 27 December 2022 – 16 January 2023

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Fee: 200,000 – 3,600,000 KRW (Approximately. £125 – £2,260)

Further Information: Flyer | Website

Application Period: 01 September – 18 November 2022

Deadline: 14 October 2022 (early bird discount) | 25 November 2022

Apply online via the Winter Abroad at Yonsei website!

Sophia Online January Session | Sophia University

Since 2014, Sophia University’s January Session has provided students from around the world with the opportunity to learn unique aspects of Japanese Studies in a comprehensive and intensive manner amongst a lively cosmopolitan community.

Delve into Japanese language, culture and contemporary social issues wherever you are in the world!

Programme Dates: 10 January – 30 January 2023

Location: Online

Fee: 122,000 JPY – 258,000 JPY (Approximately. £740 – £1,560)

Further Information: Flyer | Website

Application Period: 26 September – 17 October 2022

Deadline: 17 October 2022

Apply online via the Sophia January Session website!

Winter School for Cultural Historical Studies | University of Vienna

The University of Vienna are delighted to welcome applications for their 2023 Winter School for Cultural Historical Studies, which will explore “The Discovery of Modernity – Vienna Around 1900”.

Held in Vienna, where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible, this two-week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Participants will attend high-level lectures in the morning and guided excursions in the city of Vienna as well as visits to various museums in the afternoon. Outside the framework of classes, Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional cultural and historical sights.

Dates: 03 – 17 February 2023

Location: Vienna, Austria

Programme Fee: €1,325+

Further Information: Brochure | Promotional Video

Apply: Details on how to apply are available on the univie Winter School website.

Deadline: 30 November 2022

European Studies Summer School | University of Tübingen

The University of Tübingen is delighted to offer three exciting Summer School programmes spanning June, July and August 2023! Participants have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and themes in European Studies while experiencing life at one of Europe’s oldest universities.

Summer School I – “The Right to Disagree – Human Rights and Freedom of Expression in Europe Today”

  • Dates: 12 June – 07 July 2023
  • Deadline: 10 January 2023 (Early Bird) | 28 February 2023 (Standard)

Summer School II – “Quo vadis Europe? The EU and the Question of Identity”

  • Dates: 12 June – 07 July 2023
  • Deadline: 10 January 2023 (Early Bird) | 28 February 2023 (Standard)

Summer School III – “The EU in Permanent Crises? Perspectives, Challenges, Solutions”

  • Dates: 01 August – 25 August 2023
  • Deadline: 24 February 2023 (Early Bird) | 16 April 2023 (Standard)

Program Fee: €2,000 (Early Bird) | €2,400 (Standard)

Website: Tübingen International and European Studies

Summer School of Economics and Business | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is now accepting applications for the 7th edition of their annual Summer School!

The SSEB brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of their summer courses is complemented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips.

Participants may undertake 1 or 2 of four intensive English-taught courses:

  1. Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
  2. International Finance
  3. Global Marketing
  4. Doing Business in Spain

As UAM is a University of Reading partner, UoR students may be entitled to special discounts and for early bird applications.

Dates: 26 June 2023 – 21 July 2023

Location: Madrid, Spain

Programme Fee: € 1,199 – € 1,649

Further Information: Brochure | Poster | Website

Apply: Details on how to apply are available here.


  • 28 February 2023 (Early Bird)
  • 21 May 2023 (Regular)
  • 21 June 2023 (Extraordinary)
Graz International Summer School 2023 | University of Graz

The Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG) is a 2-week international academic program open to motivated and interested students from all disciplines and levels!

The overall theme for this year’s summer school is Conflict, Challenge and Change: State – Society – Religion. Participants will have access to:

  • Lectures, 7 individual seminars and evening events.
  • Discussions and networking opportunities with international lecturers and students.
  • All-inclusive package (tuition, meals, accommodation, extra-curricular program, Graz excursion).
  • Skill development in documentary production, academic, and creative writing.
  • Publishing opportunity in Off Campus: Seggau School of Thought publication series.

Dates: 02 July – 15 July 2023

Location: Seggau Castle, Leibnitz, Austria

Programme Fee: €2,400

Further Information: Flyer | Poster | Website

Apply: Details on how to apply are available here.

Deadline: 31 January 2023

European Studies Summer School | University of Pécs

Would you like to spend two weeks in a beautiful Central European city with a Mediterranean atmosphere, learning about European history and culture?

Join the University of Pécs’ European Studies Summer School, which offers participants the opportunity to study the political, economic, cultural and social achievements and challenges of the European Union in English in the gorgeous 2000-year-old city of Pécs! The summer school also includes a number of social events and excursions, enabling participants to build international friendships with students from all over the world while experiencing traditional Hungarian culture.

Dates: 09 July – 22 July 2023

Location: Pécs, Hungary

Programme Fee: €1,050

Further Information: Schedule | Poster | Website

Apply: Complete the online application form.

Deadline: 01 April 2023

Summer Programme in Malaysian Culture, Heritage and Gastronomy | Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University is one of the most successful private higher education institutions in Malaysia.

The Summer School Programme provides an excellent opportunity to study and live in Malaysia to enhance your international experience and develop your cross-cultural competencies to prepare your career on a local and international level.

Course Highlight:

  • Immerse in Malaysian culture and heritage.
  • Extracurricular activities e.g., workshops, kitchen classes, field trips and tours.
  • Diverse areas of learning e.g., Architecture, Business, Gastronomy and Legal Services.

Dates: 06 August 2023 – 19 August 2023

Location: Malacca, Malaysia

Programme Fee: USD 1,200 – 1,400 (Approximately £990-£1,150).

Further Information: Website | Poster

Apply: Complete the online application form.

Deadline: 31 May 2023