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International Student Team


Details of the available courses and the application process will be available on this website from the 12th December

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 22 GSP courses to the ten IARU partners as part of the upcoming 2016 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 2016

Courses that are available in 2016



Australian National University

Mobilising Research


UC Berkeley

Environmental Leadership Program

Media and Global Protest Movements

University of Cambridge

Our Changing World


University of Cape Town

Sustainable Water Management in Africa

Violence and Crime

University of Copenhagen

Kierkegaard: The Individual in Global Society

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Ageing

Urban Culture in Theory and Action

ETH Zurich

World Food System Summer School 2016

Good Governance and its Application to Modern Technology Policies

University of Oxford

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

Peking University, Beijing

The Rise of China and Change in World Politics

History, Photography, Memory

Culture, Behavior and Brain

Introduction to Chinese Economy

National University of Singapore

Southeast Asia in Context

Animals and the city

The University of Tokyo

Introduction to the Japanese Language

Sustainable Urban Management

Japan in Today's World



The Sustainable Preservation of Cultural Heritage: An Introduction to a Global Challenge of Our Time

Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Making


How to apply

GSP 2016 applications for the programmes are open on 11 December 2015, and applications from Cambridge students for any of the programmes should be sent between 11 December 2015 and 7 March 2016 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.