Other International Opportunities

There are lots of other international opportunities for you to be a part of, some of which are detailed below.  Please note that these opportunities are not organised by or funded through BCU and therefore you will need to apply directly to the organisations.  

Opportunities for Summer 2018

European Space Agency Summer School Opportunity 2018 in Belgium – deadline 7 May 2018

The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in the British Embassy in Belgium have the opportunity for students to attend the European Space Agency (ESA) Summer School in Belgium. The call is open to BSc and MSc students from ESA member states who are studying an Engineering or Scientific subject. Further information can be found here. Students apply directly, and need a formal recommendation letter from a university professor or academic supervisor. The selected students will be sponsored by the ESA. Sponsorship will cover accommodation and meals as well as up to 200 Euros for travelling to Redu, Belgium. The deadline for applications is 7 May 2018.

ICT Summer School 2018 at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

ICT Summer School at Metropolia UAS will be organized in August 2018 for the 18th time.  BCU students are kindly invited to participate!  Check the list of courses offered via the website. More information about the ICT Summer School can be found here. All courses in the ICT Summer School are taught in English.

Time: 6 - 24 August 2018
Application period: 2 May - 10 June, 2018
Target group: Students who want to study in an international atmosphere and are interested in information and communication technologies.
Fee: No tuition fees for students of Metropolia’s partner universities (including BCU), although participating students need to pay for their travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

Students from partner universities register with this online form. Please note! The most popular courses can fill up quickly so it is good register as early as possible. Since there are no tuition fees for students from partner universities, applicants need to provide us with confirmation from home university that:
A) they are degree students there and
B) that the home university approves their participation in the ICT Summer School at Metropolia. Confirmation via e-mail is enough for this purpose. 

UAB Barcelona Summer School

BCU students are invited to the UAB Barcelona Summer  School that will take place at the main campus in Barcelona from June 25 to August 3 2018.  The UAB Barcelona Summer School offers undergraduate subjects in a range of fields; it takes place on the UAB Campus once the ordinary academic year is over. The courses are taught 100% in English and are full-time intensive programmes, consisting of at least 55 contact hours over a three-week period. Lectures take place in the mornings from 9am to 1pm and students are recommended to spend between two and three hours per day on self-guided study. All subjects are worth 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which your university can transfer to your own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), particularly if it already has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

For details about the schedule, please refer to the information below:  


1st period: June 25 – July 13

  • Leadership, Negotiation Techniques
  • Theory and Analysis of Television
  • Computer Networks
  • Ecological Economics and Degrowth Principles
  • Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Planet Earth
  • Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Technologies
  • Resources for Teaching and Learning English in Infant and Primary Education
  • Urban Performing Arts
  • Psychological First Aid

2nd period: July 16 – August 3

  • European Economic Integration
  • Geography of Global Change
  • Critical Thinking
  • Fundamentals Psychobiology
  • History of Asia
  • Career Development for the Common Good
  • Psychological First Aid (in Spanish)
  • How Cities Bounce Back from a Terror Attack: Barcelona (Spain) as an Experience

Webpage: www.uab.cat/barcelona-summer-school  

Please submit your applications via this webpage. 

Contact: summer@uab.cat   


BUTEX Scholarships

Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year.

Are you eligible? Check the BUTEX website now!


International work experience

Calling all Language assistant teachers - Erasmus in School portal is open

The European Commission has funded a new website tool called Erasmus In School, in order to promote foreign language immersion at schools through language assistants.  Erasmus In School is a new portal where students can find language assistant teacher jobs and volunteer positions at schools all over the world.  Students must be a native speaker.  It is not mandatory to be an Erasmus Student. Are your students interested in;

  • learning foreign languages.
  • building up a career in the Teaching field.
  • doing Erasmus traineeship in an Educational organisation abroad.

Rolls and responsibility for a language assistant teacher;

  • talking to students in the target language and sharing national culture
  • collaborate in other tasks like clubs, cultural workshops or sports while communicating with students in the target language

Visit Erasmus In School for more information. 


Other opportunities

Outward Mobility to Indonesia: 2017-2020 Education and Culture Attaché Programmes

The Office of the Education and Culture Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia recently announced a wide range of programmes open to participants from the UK and Ireland. Opportunities include a UK-Indonesia Teachers Exchange Programme, Indonesian language-learning while staying with a host family, and short-term summer visits to Indonesian villages. The UK-Indonesia Researchers’ Forum was established to create stronger connections among those with similar research interests to enable better collaboration on projects. The Hallo Indonesia programme brings UK scientists to visit Indonesia to share and disseminate their expertise to Indonesian students, lecturers, researchers, and scientists.

More information on all of the programmes on offer can be found on the website.