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IARU Global Summer Programme

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) of which Cambridge is a member has been collaborating on many levels for several years now and has since 2008 offered a Global Summer Programme (GSP) - open to Cambridge undergraduate and graduate students. The IARU GSP will be offering over fifteen GSP courses to the ten IARU partners as part of the upcoming 2015 summer mobility programme. Some of the Institutions involved waive their tuition fees for incoming students, and some funding is available for Cambridge students going to other IARU GSP institutions; Santander scholarships of up to US$2,000 (c £1250) are available on a needs basis. Students are also encouraged to seek funding from other sources.

For information on the Cambridge programme as well as details on how to apply to any of the institutions involved the IARU Global Summer Programme, please visit the Institute of Continuing Education.


Global Summer Programme Poster 2015

Courses on offer in 2015



Australian National University

ANU IARU Global Winter Research Institute


UC Berkeley

Environmental Leadership Program

Media and Global Protest Movements

University of Cambridge

Our Changing World

University of Copenhagen

Kierkegaard: The Individual and the Global Society

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Ageing

ETH Zurich

World Food System Summer School 2015

University of Oxford

Global Challenges of the 21st Century-Environmental, Technological and Urban Sustainability

Peking University, Beijing

Major Issues Concerning the Rise of China

Comparative Philosophy-China and the West

Special Topics in Chinese Economy

Silk Road: A History of Cultural and Material Exchanges

National University of Singapore

Southeast Asia in Context

Asia now! The Archaeology of the Future City

The University of Tokyo

Introduction to the Japanese Language

Sustainable Urban Management

Japan in Today's World



Moral Foundations of Politics

Gender, Justice and the Environment


How to apply

GSP 2015 applications for the programmes are open on 12 December 2014, and applications from Cambridge students for any of the programmes should be sent between 12 December 2014 and 6 March 2015 to:

Laura Bentham, International Student Team, University of Cambridge, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX.
Tel +44 (0)1223 761815

Applicants should apply using the application form on the IARU GSP website

Cambridge University students may apply to the Cambridge programme, or to any hosted at IARU partner institutions

IARU - Santander Scholarships for the Global Summer Programme

As part of their social responsibility programme, Banco Santander is partnering IARU in awarding scholarships to students attending the IARU Global Summer Programme. The University is able to award USD 20,000 in scholarships from Santander. Please do not apply for the scholarships. They will be awarded to students based on the level of costs for their GSP course.