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Summer Abroad opportunities

Four exciting opportunities to spend your summer abroad completing a four-week programme at a partner institution.

In 2023, students will have the opportunity to select one of four programmes taking place in either India, Malaysia, Czechia or the USA.

International student

Exciting opportunities to spend your summer abroad completing a four-week programme at a partner institution.

In 2023, students will have the opportunity to select one of four programmes taking place in either India, Malaysia, Czechia, Spain or the USA.

Why should you take part in a Summer Abroad programme:

  • Employability skills including intercultural awareness, problem solving, adaptability, and communication
  • Make new friends
  • Challenge yourself and build confidence
  • Have fun!



Our Summer Abroad opportunities and funding is for current students that are enrolled on a Teesside University undergraduate or postgraduate programme, at our Middlesbrough or Darlington campus. Students studying online, on an apprenticeships programme or at another campus are not eligible.

Fees and Scholarships

Turing SchemeFees are individual to each programme, please check the destinations for more information.

Fees include transportation, academic programme, accommodation, cultural activities and other activities related to the programme. Personal expenses, visa (except for India) and extra costs such as vaccination are not included.

The cost of the programme is subsidised by the Turing Scheme and Teesside University

Students from Disadvantaged Background

Students from a Disadvantaged Background and meeting at least on the criteria defined by the Turing Scheme will be offered the Disadvantaged Background Fee:

  • Students with low household income or low socio-economic status (including those with an annual household income of £25,000 or less) (the household income you reported to Student Finance England for your Maintenance Loan)
  • Students receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or partner
  • Students who are care-experienced (someone who, at any stage of their life, and for any length of time, has been in care e.g. looked after by the local authority)
  • Students who have caring responsibilities (someone who is responsible for providing unpaid care to a family member, partner or friend)
  • Neither of the students’ parents can be found or it is not reasonably practicable to get in touch with either of them (estranged students)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers

Fees for students from Disadvantaged Background are between £300 and £500 (depending on the destination).

International Students – Teesside Transition Bursaries

Teesside University is offering 5 bursaries of £300 to International Students applying for the Summer Abroad programmes.

Students who qualify for the ‘Disadvantaged Background’ fee will not be eligible for the Teesside Transition Bursaries.

Eligible students will receive the scholarship automatically.

Information sessions

If you would like to learn more about the Study Abroad programmes in more detail, one-hour information sessions are available at the following dates and times.

  • Wednesday 15th February 1pm – 2pm - On Campus – CL1.08
  • Monday 27th February 4pm – 5pm - Online
  • Tuesday 7th March 6pm – 7pm - Online
  • Wednesday 8th March 2pm – 3pm - On Campus – T2.11
  • Monday 13th March 4pm – 5pm - On Campus – TG.02

Book your info-session

Have got a question? Would like to know more about a specific programme? Or discuss the best destination for you?

Contact TU Global via email to book a 1-2-1 appointment, E:

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed and graded based on your replies to the 'Personal Statement' section.

You can apply for more than one destination, and you will be able to rank the destination based on your preferences.

You can prepare your personal statement in advance. Personal statement questions include:

  • Why do you wish to take part in the Summer Abroad programme?
  • How do you think this experience will develop you professionally and personally?
  • Why do you think you would be a good Teesside University ambassador while abroad?

Application deadline: Sunday 19th March 2023 5.00pm (UK time)

Pre-selected applicants will be invited for an interview to discuss their application by the end of March. Details of the interviews will be sent to the pre-selected students. Successful applicants will be contacted after the interviews.

Successful applicants will be required to pay a £50 deposit to confirm their place.

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