Careers and Employability Centre

Asia Summer Schools for 1st & 2nd years

Applications for the 2020 programme closed at 4 pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Eligible first and second-year students had the opportunity to apply for a funded place on a summer school programme in Asia. The programmes take place in China (Renmin University of China), Malaysia (Taylor's University) and Singapore (Nanyang Technological University).

Successful applicants receive a bursary to cover:

  • tuition and registration fees
  • accommodation costs
  • costs towards flights and living expenses

Further details

You can find further details about the universities on the summer school webpage. The deadline for applications was Wednesday 11 December 2019, 4 pm.

  • An academic reference is required to apply and we would recommend booking an appointment to see your Academic Advisor well in advance of the deadline
  • Only First-Generation Scholar students who have not previously participated in a funded Summer School opportunity are eligible to apply
  • The programmes are a mixture of study and cultural activities and will give you an opportunity to learn more about the country and further your studies in a number of subject areas
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable international experience and enhance your Sussex degree
  • You do not have to choose modules relevant to your degree course at Sussex but you must be aware of any requirements to study
  • The programme does not count towards your Sussex degree classification but you will receive a transcript of marks upon completion of the modules
  • You may only select one summer programme on your application

NB: programme details are accurate for the 2019/20 academic year but subject to change in subsequent years.

Feedback and photos

"My time at the summer school was really positive; I learned so much about the Malaysian legal system and even gained an insight into their culture too. I made great friends with the people in my group and through this opportunity, I have developed as a person. I would definitely recommend others to apply!" - Grainne McNulty, Taylor's University (Malaysia)

To see photos from previous participants, visit the summer school page and click on each destination.