China Summer Schools

Visit one of the world’s most exciting countries, learn some Mandarin, grasp this exciting international educational opportunity and boost your employability.

Shanghai Maritime University Summer School: 10 June – 5 July 2019

Spend four weeks at Shanghai Maritime University during summer 2019. 

This summer school is a great opportunity to learn at first hand more about China, its history, its present and its future. Shanghai Maritime University is a longstanding and valued partner of the University of Plymouth and this four week experience will be a memorable and valuable part of your student experience.

The summer school course fees, accommodation and your food will be provided by the University of Plymouth.

The Shanghai Summer School academic content starts on Monday 10 June and ends on Friday 5 July 2019.

The summer school is open to all non-final year undergraduate students studying at the University of Plymouth and its partner colleges. (exchange students are not eligible).

If you are interested in applying or have any further questions please contact us via email: summerschool@plymouth.ac.uk.

The application deadline is 12:00 on Wednesday 13 December 2018.

Please note that participants are responsible for their own flight costs, visa costs and personal expenditure.

Jiangnan University International Design Summer School: 24 June – 5 July 2019

Spend two weeks in Jiangnan University International Design Summer School during summer 2019.

This summer school is designed to: promote interdisciplinary practice for design students from various backgrounds; explore different emerging issues along with new technologies; and create a unique experience of the traditional and the new cultures in China.

Jiangnan University is a new partner of the University of Plymouth and this two week summer school promises to be a memorable and valuable part of your student experience.

The summer school course fees, accommodation and your food will be provided by the University of Plymouth.


The Jiangnan University International Design Summer School academic content starts on Monday 24 June and ends on Friday 5 July 2019.

The summer school is open to all non-final year undergraduate students studying at the University of Plymouth and its partner colleges. (exchange students are not eligible).

If you are interested in applying or have any further questions please contact us via email: summerschool@plymouth.ac.uk.

The application deadline is 12:00 on Wednesday 13 December 2018

Please note that participants are responsible for their own flight costs, visa costs and personal expenditure.

City College Plymouth, Huzhou University trip

City College Plymouth are also organising a trip to Huzhou University in Zhejiang Province, to learn about China; its culture, Mandarin Language; Society and Business; Local Food; Tourist Sightseeing, etc. and offering the experience to all University of Plymouth students.
The cost is approximately £1,500.

Further information to follow.

One student's experience in Shanghai

During my time on the trip I learnt a great deal, not only about China and Chinese culture, but also about myself. The experience I had in Shanghai was one I will never forget.

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