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Spring/Summer 2021

Virtual Summer Programs from our Partners Around the World

Many of our partner institutions around the world are offering virtual short-term summer programs in a range of subject areas and disciplines. These online courses offer opportunities for cross-cultural learning and professional development without having to travel. You may also be able to participate in language and culture studies programs.

Summer programs are generally regarded as 'short-term' programs that are distinct from exchanges. This means you pay tuition and/or program fees directly to the host institution.

How to Apply for Virtual Summer Programs:

Program requirements and application procedures vary by institution. Please visit the program websites, listed below, for further information regarding application guidelines.

Ryerson International does not play a role in the application process for the international summer programs.

Receiving Credit for Virtual Summer Programs: 

If you wish to receive credit for completing an external, virtual, summer-program or course, it is strongly recommended that you complete the Letter of Permission (LOP), opens in new window process prior starting your course. 

PLEASE NOTE: Some partners may be offering in-person summer programs. Ryerson has suspended all university-related, in-person activity for Summer 2021 (until August 31).  Students who participate in an in-person summer activity will not be able to receive Transfer Credits through the Letter of Permission (LOP) process. 

Cost of Virtual Summer Programs:

Students must pay program fees directly to the host university organizing the summer course/program. Some of the institutions listed below offer a discounted program fee to students who are from universities with whom they have an existing student exchange agreement with. You should check with the university directly to see if Ryerson is a partner and if you are able to access a discounted rate.

Virtual Summer Programs At Partner Universities:

University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline Discount Available to Ryerson Students (yes/no)
Hong Kong Baptist University, external link Hong Kong 4-week long virtual summer programme. They offer a variety of courses in different subjects, including business, communication, art history, film, leadership and decision making, ethics, human resource management, introductory mandarin,and much more. July 2, 2021 - July 29, 2021 May 31, 2021 No, external link
Mahidol U. International College, external link Thailand 4-week online courses on the following subjects: Entrepreneurship for Small Business, Perspectives on the Thai past, Introduction to Thai Language and Culture July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021 May 28, 2021 No, external link
Shanghai lixin University of Accounting and Finance, external link China A 5-week online program that allows students to take courses in Social Sciences & Humanities, Natural Sciences & Technology, Business & Economics and Language & Culture Studies.

Note: In-person programs are also being offered. International travel for university-related activities, including summer programs, is currently suspended. Ryerson will NOT issue transfer credits for in-person summer courses.
July 5, 2021 - August 6, 2021 Rolling Basis PDF fileNo (Early Bird Discounts are offered), external link
University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline Discount Available to Ryerson Students (yes/no)
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, external link Germany A 2-week online course on European Finance. Students can gain insight from banking and finance and discover different ways of doing business. This is a unique opportunity to learn interactively with a diverse group of international students from Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand with shared interests June 28, 2021 - July 9, 2021 May 20, 2021 Yes , external link
PDF fileIESEG School of Management, external link France

4 online programs, with 2-week or 4-week options, on the following topics: Entrepreneruship and Innovation, Digital Marketing, Fashion Business, and an International Summer Academy that focuses on business related courses. 

Note: In-person programs are also being offered. International travel for university-related activities, including summer programs, is currently suspended. Ryerson will NOT issue transfer credits for in-person summer courses.

July 5, 2021 - July 15, 2021  (2-week program) 

July 5, 2021 - July 30, 2021 (4-week program) 

April 30, 2021 PDF fileYes, external link
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, external link Portugal 4 virtual sessions, generally 3-weeks in length offered throughout the summer. Courses include: European Cross Cultural Mangement, Innovative Business modelling, Corporate Negotiation and influence, Trends in Digital Marketing, Humanitarian Action, Ethics, Strategic and Sustainable Finance, Leadership and Strategic Knowledge, brand Managament and Marketing Communications, Energy and Environmental Economics and Fixed Income Markets, Internationl Business, etc.

Course Dates:
May 30, 2021 - June 10, 2021


June 13, 2021 - July 3, 2021


July 4, 2021 - July 24, 2021


July 25, 2021 - August 12, 2021

April 30, 2021 Yes, external link
Radboud University Nijmegen, external link Netherlands One or two-week long online courses in July and August. Over 30 courses offered in the following subject areas: Brain & Behaviour, Contemporary Discussion, Health Care, history, Philosophy & Culture, Language & Communication, Law & Politics, Science, Skills Training and Social Science July, 2021 - August, 2021 Varies with course Yes, external link
Rennes School of Business, external link France Rennes School of Business offers four virtual summer programs for studens to improve their knowledge in the following topics: Cross Cultural Managemnt, Sustainable Business, Doing Business in Europe, Al Business Summer School June, 2021 - July, 2021 Varies with course Yes, external link
Tilburg University, external link Netherlands A two-week virtual program with courses in Cultural Diversity, Understanding Sata with R, Justice of Conflict related Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking, Bible and video games. July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021 June 13, 2021 Yes, external link
Trier University, external link Germany 4-week online course in August on german language and culture. August 2, 2021 - August 27, 2021 July 15, 2021 No, external link
University of Paris Dauphine, external link France A virtual  finance Summer School that offers 6-week, 4-week and 3-week sessions. Aims to help you build your personal network in the fianncial world.
6 Week Program: June 21, 2021 - July 30, 2021

4 Week Program: June 21, 2021 - July 16, 2021
OR July 5, 2021 - July 30, 2021

3 Week Program: June 21, 2021 - July 9, 2021
OR July 12, 2021 - July 20, 2021
Rolling Basis PDF fileNo (Early-Bird Discounts are offered), external link
Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, external link Netherlands Offering 52 online courses in a variety of subjects. Courses range in length from two-weeks up to 4-weeks. Subject areas include: Social Sciences, Culutre, Language, Art and Music, Law & Economics, Health Care, Life Science, Sciences.

Note: In-person programs are also being offered. International travel for university-related activities, including summer programs, is currently suspended. Ryerson will NOT issue transfer credits for in-person summer courses.
April, 2021 - August, 2021 Rolling Basis No, external link
Wageningen University, external link Netherlands Wageningen University offers several free online courses (MOOCs) in Food, Nutrition and Health, Smart Agriculture, Healthy Living Environment and Circular and Biobase Production. Length varies by course. June, 2021 - August, 2021 Varies with course No, external link
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, external link (WUST) Poland

WUST's 3E+ School is specifically for students in Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science. the 3E+ school is a three-week program that allows students to take up to 60 hours of interactive, small-scale courses. Students will be able to choose from 15 courses. 

Note: This program may be offered in-person. International travel for university-related activities, including summer programs, is currently suspended. Ryerson will NOT issue transfer credits for in-person summer courses. Make sure you understand what the refund policies for this program are before you apply/enroll incase you must withdraw if the program is in-person only. 

August 30, 2021 - September 17, 2021 June 30, 2021 Yes, external link, opens in new window
University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline Discount Available to Ryerson Students (yes/no)
Koc University, external link Turkey Four, 4-week online courses: International Migration and Crisis - The basic Instinct of Survival, Storytelling in Extended Reality: Worldbuilding, Next Generation: Leadership, and Global Learning Certificate: Leadership, Sustainability and Social Innovation in the 21st Century June 21, 2021 - August 15, 2021 April 16, 2021 Yes, external link
University Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline Discount Available to Ryerson Students (yes/no)
City, University London, external link England City, University of London offers a variety of online short courses over the summer. Subject areas include Art & Media, Business, Computing and Computer Science, Languages, Literature, Politics and Law. Courses vary in length, generally being about 10 weeks, though there are short courses at from 2 days to 8 weeks.

*Note: In-person short courses are also being offered. International travel for university-related activities, inlcuding summer programs, is currently suspended. Ryerson will NOT issue transfer credits for in-person summer courses.
April 26, 2021 - July 12, 2021 Rolling Basis No, external link
Coventry University, external link England A two-week or three-week program that allows students to experience courses in English Language and British Culture, Global Leadership Development, Professional Consultancy, International Business, Digitial Economy Through Four Lenses, Entrepreneurship, Language Tutor Training Certification, Skills for Global Leaders, FinTech for Global Professionals and Games Design Boot Camp. July, 2021 June 4, 2021 No, external link
Edinburgh Napier University, external link Scotland Four-week long courses on the following topics: Debating International Relations, International Law, Business Communication and Social Studies, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Global Impact of Sport, and Introduction to Medieval Scotland.

Note: In-person programs are also being offered. International travel for university-related activities, including summer programs, is currently suspended. Ryerson will NOT issue transfer credits for in-person summer courses.
July, 2021 or August, 2021 Varies with course No, external link
Nottingham Trent University, external link England Courses are arranged in two-week blocks. Students have the opportunity to choose courses from either block or combine two courses from both blocks. Some of the courses offered are Financial Markets & Investment Analysis, EROS International, Sociology of Global Health and Development, Financial Mathematics, The Transformational Leader and The Sustainable Development Goals, The Psychology of Positive Human Functioning, English Legal System and Applied Skills. July 5, 2021 - July 9, 2021 June 1, 2021 No, external link(Early-Bird Discounts are offered)
University College London, external link England A wide range of credit-bearing courses offered for 3 or 6 weeks in July and August. Subject areas include: Brain Sciences, Computer Science, Crime and Security, Culture Literature and the Arts, Economics Business and Managment, Education and Research, English for Academic Purposes, Geographay and the Built Environment, Health, History and Philosophy, Law, Medical Sciences, Politics and International relations, Sciences and Mathematics Session1: July 5, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Session2: July 26, 2021 - August 13, 2021
Rolling Basis No, external link
University of Leeds, external link England The Leeds International Summer School allows students to take two online courses (each lasting two weeks) over the month of July.  They are offering online courses in the following subject areas: Art and Humanities, Business, Engineering and Science, Political and Social Science, 

Block One: July 5, 2021 - July 16, 2021

Block Two: July 19, 2021 - July 30, 2021

Early Application deadline:

May 1, 2021

Final deadline: 31 May 2021

No (Early-bird discount available), external link

University/

Organization

Country Description Program Dates Application Deadline Discount Available to Ryerson Students (yes/no)
Université Laval, external link Canada This 3-week virtual summer couse explores the impact of a French-language market in North America and its distinctive and innovating marketing startegy. Get to know Québec culture so you can incorporate it as a core component of a distinctive and innovative marketing strategy. June 28, 2021 - July 16, 2021 May 15, 2021 No, external link
Diversity Abroad, external link United States The Global Inclusive Leadership Certificate is a 9 week asychronous certificate program developed specifically for current students and young professional (undergrad and graduate). The certificate perpares participants with inclusive leadership skills and global competencies so that they can thrive in their communities and work on globally diverse campuses and work teams. Students will work through nin modules covering the topics of Global Competence, Cultural Humility, Inclusive Leadership, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Action, and Career Readiness. Each week is approximately 4-7 hours of self-paced work.  June 7, 2021 - August 8, 2021 May 31, 2021 Yes, external link

Check out your academic program or Faculty for unique virtual global learning opportunities just for you! For example, see The Creative School's webpage on Virtual Global Learning