Summer School in China

Applications are now open for the 2018 ACU Summer School, hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong on the theme of Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities.

Brunel University London students have access to bursaries and a discounted registration rate, and applications close on 14 January 2018.

Taking place from 1-9 July 2018, the Summer School will feature: expert lectures by local and international speakers, skills development, social events providing insights into Hong Kong’s fascinating culture, group work, networking opportunities, and field trips to key local sites.

For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit

JSPS London Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term)

Application Deadline: Friday, 1 December 2017
Fellowships must start between 1 May 2018 to 31st March 2019 japanese-cherry-trees

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. Our Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for visits of between 1-12 months. Eligible applicants need to be either within 2 years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD after 2 April 2012. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Please visit the JSPS London website for further information.
Case studies from former JSPS Fellows who have taken part in this programme

Study in Australia or New Zealand! 

Come along to the Study Options Australian and New Zealand University Open DaysydneyaustraliaGet free, independent, expert advice and meet representatives from top Australian and New Zealand universities.

When?  Saturday 18 November 2017, 1.30-6.00pm
Where?  Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Register now at Note: You will need to take a photo ID with you when you attend.

Universities confirmed for the November 2017 events are: Macquarie University, The University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney, Bond University, Griffith University, James Cook University, University of Queensland, La Trobe University, Deakin University, Monash University, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Australia, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, The University of Waikato.

Thouron Award for postgraduate study at the University of Pennsylvania

thouronaward_1novApplications are now open for graduate study scholarship in the US with The Thouron Award.

Up to TEN awards, each with a total value of approximately US$90,000 per year, covering tuition fees, health insurance and living expenses, including travel in the US will be available (for one or two years) from 1 September 2018 for candidates who wish to pursue a postgraduate programme at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US.

Applications are invited by 23:59 (GMT) on 1 November 2017 from UK university graduates, including forthcoming summer 2018 graduates, who are British citizens normally resident in the UK.

Scholars are chosen not only for their academic achievements, but for their ability to engage with one another and take an active part in a changing world. They are expected to act as student-ambassadors, putting their energy and intellect to work strengthening the ties between two great nations.

Study in Germany?

germany_flag_perspective_800_1520All you need to know if you’re interested in studying, doing research, or teaching in Germany from DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service – whether you’re an undergraduate, postgraduate, researcher or senior academic.  They also run a number of Special Programmes.

The website also gives some funding and placement resources.

Postgrad study in Canada?

EduCanada UK Postgraduate Fair on Saturday 7 October 2017 will be held at Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1.  Reference materials will be provided and the event is free to attend.  Find out more at the official EduCanada UK Postgraduate Fair page, or follow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.