ACU Global Summer School Grants for UK undergraduates

The ACU offered 20 grants of up to £2,000 each for undergraduate students from ACU member universities in the UK to attend a summer school during summer 2018.

Participating in one of these summer schools is a great way for students to gain international experience, learn new skills, increase their intercultural understanding, network, and have fun while visiting an ACU member institution overseas.

The grants are offered thanks to the kind legacy of Major Harold William Paxton.

Applications are now closed and successful candidates have been notified.

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Applicable summer schools 2018

Kyambogo University – Uganda (two programmes available ) 

Natural Resources and Development Summer School, 15 July-10 August 2018. Registration fee: $1000 USD – Read more 

Social Entrepreneurship Summer School, 1-28 July 2018. Registration fee: $1000 USD – Read more

Please note: If are applying for a grant to attend either of the Kyambogo summer schools, please also submit an application to Kyambogo by the deadline of 1 March and explain in your application that you would only be able to confirm funding by the end of March

Lovely Professional University – India

Know India Summer Program, 4-15 June or 2-14 July 2018. Registration fee: £650 GBP – Read more

Stellenbosch University – South Africa (four programmes available)

Stellenbosch Summer School, 22 June-20 July 2018. Registration fee: 27,690 ZAR to 56,970 ZAR, depending on choice of programme – Read more

University of Alberta – Canada 

International Summer Program: Canada "Eh" to "Zed", 14 July-4 August 2018. Registration fee $3,800 CAD – Read more

University of Ibadan – Nigeria 

Understanding Nigerian Cultures, 13-26 August 2018. Registration fee: $1280-$1530 USD – Read more

University of Malaya – Malaysia (two programmes available) 

Study Abroad Session 2018: Language & Marine Science / Business & Marine Science, 2-20 July 2018. Registration fee: $1800 USD – Read more


The grants are intended to provide opportunities for students from groups who are under-represented among people taking part in international mobility experiences. Full details of the criteria will be provided when applications open.

The grants

The maximum grant amount is £2,000 GBP. This is intended to contribute to registration fees, travel to and from the summer school, and visa and vaccination costs. Successful applicants are responsible for arranging their own flights, registering for the summer school in question, and making their own visa and vaccination arrangements.


Applications will re-open in January 2019. For enquiries or to register your interest as a participant or a host institution, please email