International Student Team

IARU Global Summer Programme

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 over fifteen GSP courses to the ten IARU partners as part of the upcoming 2014 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.


IARU Global Summer Programme 2014: 'Summer at the World's Top Universities'

Courses on offer in 2014

Institution Courses
Australian National University
Long-term Biodiversity and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific

Indigenous Peoples and Development
UC Berkeley
Environmental Leadership Program

Media and Global Protest Movements
University of Cambridge
Shaping the World: Understanding the Past, Predicting the Future
University of Copenhagen
Kierkegaard: The Individual and the Global Society

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Ageing
ETH Zurich
Sustainability Summer School

Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System
University of Oxford
Global Challenges of the 21st Century
Peking University, Beijing
Major Issues Concerning the Rise of China

Silk Road: A History of Cultural and Material Exchanges

Special Topics in Chinese Economy
National University of Singapore
Southeast Asia in Context

Asia now! Southeast Asian Cosmopolitan Urbanism
The University of Tokyo
Introduction to the Japanese Language

Sustainable Urban Management

Japan in Today's World

Foreign Policy and International Law

GSP 2014 applications for the programmes are open on 16 December 2013, and applications from Cambridge students for any of the 10 programmes should be sent between 16 December 2013 and 28 February 2014 to:

Laura Bentham, International Student Team, University of Cambridge, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX.
Tel +44 (0)1223 761815

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 annually from 2012-14. Please do not apply for the scholarships. They will be awarded to students based on the level of costs for their GSP course.


March 2014: IARU Global Cross-Disciplinary Tournament (GXT) 2014 at Australian National University

Applications are now open for this event at Australian National University, Canberra. See our Noticeboard page for more details.

February 2013: Asia Pacific Week

See our Noticeboard page for details of this event at Australian National University, Canberra.

January 2013: IARU Global Internship Programme 2013

Opportunities are available for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students this summer. 'The IARU Global Internship Programme is a select programme for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students from Alliance institutions.' Since 2009, IARU has welcomed interns 'to conduct high-impact research and lead projects in university-level offices under the guidance of some of their best people.'
Deadline: 01 March 2013