Due to current developments around the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to postpone our promotion of outbound summer study programmes and have closed all applications. 

Details regarding future programmes will be released on these pages later this year and emailed directly to those who registered their interest for summer 2020.     
Please email us with any queries.

What to consider? What to consider?

Each programme will be different ranging from academic modules, cultural experiences to intensive language courses. Think about what type of experience you would like and how this can fit into your academic studies and future career plans.

Type of Programme Type of Programme

Students need to carry out research to understand the expectations of a summer study placement; visit the host university webpages, watch YouTube videos and scroll through their Instagram.

Please note, credit/recognition earned from a summer study abroad placement will not added to your UEA transcript. The transcript/certificate provided by your host university can be used for your own personal record and presented on your CV. 

Destination Destination

There are a wide range of countries, regions and cities to choose from. You may want to stay closer to home and study in the Netherlands or further afield and be taught in English in Japan. Each location will have a different culture to explore.

Don’t speak another language? As a UEA student you have access to Rosetta Stone to start learning a few phrases to use at your host destination. Plus, most of our exchange partners teach options in English.

Accommodation Accommodation

Summer accommodation will vary from on campus single and shared rooms, homestays, hotels, hostels and private apartments, and the host university will provide housing advice. Depending on the location and type of accommodation, the costs will vary, but most programmes will offer pre-arranged accommodation. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they research options carefully, apply on time and follow instructions. The bursary either covers or contributes to this cost.

If you have specific requirements, such as an accessible room, please chat with UEA Study Abroad; we can discuss your needs with our partners directly to find the most suitable options. 

Costs Costs

Students will need to consider, budget and be prepared to cover all associated costs not covered by any funding or bursaries available.


Review what is included. Some programmes may include accommodation, airport pick up, social activities, etc.


Some programme fees will include accommodation; some will offer accommodation on campus; some programmes may require you to secure private accommodation.


Train or flights to and from destination, including to and from the airport.


Studying outside Europe often requires a visa. Review the host university webpages or search visas at for further information.


Students need to arrange appropriate medical and travel insurance for entire duration of study abroad. This may also be a requirement of the visa. Check the host university webpages.


Research the cost of living and eating in that country. Try searching for the cost of food on NUMBEO.


Trips, social activities and personal requirements, such as drinks and socialising.

Other costs

Visit the host university webpages. They will list all the fees you will need to consider, and many will include estimated costs for living expenses.