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Boost your intercultural competence and career prospects at University of Chester.

The University is one of the oldest higher education providers in England having recently celebrated its 180th year of teaching. Famous for its ancient Roman heritage, Chester is a safe and friendly city and perfectly located for visiting other parts of the UK with Manchester, Liverpool and the beautiful scenery of north Wales all less than one-hour away. London can be reached in just two-hours, as can the Lake District, England’s largest national park.

An exciting itinerary for Summer School 2022 includes trips to all these locations, plus a visit to Edinburgh - Scotland's capital city.

You will also earn academic credits with learning focused on history, culture and how diversity shapes society.

Application Process

At the University of Chester, we know that understanding what to write in an application can be the most frustrating element of the application process. So, we have kept the process as simple as possible.

  1. We ask for your personal information, so we know who you are and how you like to be addressed. 
  2. We ask you to write a short statement about why you want to join our Summer School, this can include simple ideas such as wanting to explore the UK or more specific goals relating to your academic and career development.  
  3. We will also ask you to upload a copy of your current transcript. You must have a minimum 2.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

To start the application process, please email

Application Deadlines

Applications for Summer School 2022 are now open.

Priority deadline: 30th November 2021

Final application deadline: 28th April 2022

Once you have submitted your application, we aim to get back to you with a decision within 10 working days. 

Please make sure you discuss your application with your home university or college so they can let you know if there are any additional procedures to follow.

Application and Visa Requirements

Students are expected to have:

  • A minimum 2.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • A great attitude
  • A reference in support of your availability to attend and complete a summer school
  • Proof of English language proficiency if English is not your first language.
Summer School 2022 Dates

Both sessions

Arrival and orientation: 18th to 19th June
Trip: 9th July
Free day: 10th July
Departure: 30th July

Session 1

Arrival and orientation: 18th to 19th June
Classes run: 20th June to 8th July
Departure: 9th July

Session 2

Arrival and orientation: 9th to 10th July
Classes run: 11th to 29th July
Departure: 30th July 

Theory and Learning 

This is an experiential intercultural programme, grounded in academic theory. This summer school develops students’ knowledge, employability, and intercultural skills on two complementary or standalone courses. The courses develop critical evaluation of the self, society, history and culture. The programme focuses on globalisation, how diversity shapes society, the individual and theory. The courses, established in Social Sciences and Humanities cover approximately: Psychology (25%), History (25%), Culture (25%) and Sociology (25%). 

Course profiles and descriptors available on request for articulation. Student accessible brochures will be available in January 2022. 

Fees and Credits

Session One - £2,000 - 15 CATS/three credit hours

Session Two - £2,000 - 15 CATS/three credit hours

Sessions One and Two - £3,800 - 30 CATS/six credit hours.

What’s Included
  • Tuition fee 
  • Housing in off-campus (city centre) accommodation. Students will live alongside other international students taking part in the summer programme. Students will live in a single occupancy room, with shared kitchen/social area and bathroom. Cooking equipment and bedding pack will be available to students. 
  • Free laundry facilities, allowing you to pack light for further travels!  
  • Airport pickup on arrivals day
  • Welcome meal 
  • Social events


  • Wales 
  • London  
  • Museums 
  • Historical tours  
  • Beach lunch         


  • Edinburgh  
  • Dublin  
  • The Lake District

Please note, trips are subject to change.

For more information please contact