Taking part in an international summer school is a great way for students to learn new skills, increase their intercultural understanding, and build diverse new networks. And universities benefit too – hosting a summer school helps to raise their profile, attract international students, and develop new global partnerships.
The ACU’s Global Summer School Grants enable undergraduate students at ACU member universities in the UK to take part in a university summer school overseas. Since the grants were launched, students have travelled to ACU member universities in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, and Uganda.
The grants, which are funded by the kind legacy of Major Harold William Paxton, are aimed particularly at students from low-income families, care leavers, and students who are the first in their family to attend university.
Applications are currently closed and will re-open in February 2020.