University of Nottingham Malaysia
International Student

International Summer School


Join Us for 2022 in Malaysia!

Based at our award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for anyone wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malaysia’s wonderful and varied culture at first hand.

This two-week programme will provide you with the opportunity to study a new subject, and meet people from across the globe. This interesting programme includes not only the academic sessions, but at the same time we ensure to give you a taste of Malaysia's various cultures as well!

We have scheduled the programme to run in a manner that participants will have a two full, free weekends, with free time to strike out on their own to explore the delights of Malaysia.

We will ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime!

Programme dates

4th July 2022 - 19th July 2022 

International Summer School Flyer & Itinerary 2022



Jim Bryn - pic

Being a part of UNM's International Summer School 2021 was the most remarkable experience I ever had during this pandemic. I was fortunate to expand my horizons and widen my perspective in the issues relating to the Politics, Culture, and the Media in Southeast Asia with the supportive and welcoming ambassadors, amazing module convenor, and newly found friends from UK and Indonesia. I will forever treasure this wonderful experience.

 - Jim Bryn G. Balatero, Mabalacat City College, Philippines - Politics, Culture & the Media



John Dent Picture"Being educated in the west, the scope of my educationhas been mostly limited to learning about western society and values. The summer school has not only been extremely interesting but has allowed me to gain an insight into an area of the world western education fails to teach–through a business lens. A particular highlight was learning about economic policies. Understanding how these policies, different from those in the west can be implemented to improve standards of living throughout the vastly diverse economies of Asia. My advice would be to not hesitate and apply to the program as you will not regret it!"

-John Dent, UNUK - Doing Business in Asia

Maria Lawrence pic

“Through interacting with lecturers and students online during summer school at University of Malaysia Business School, I am now able to think critically about what it takes to be a great leader from the ‘Strategic Leadership for Organizational Success module’ – no matter the field. Each lecture we did was enriched with cultural insights and invaluable business knowledge that will allow me to broaden my perspective entering the business world.”   

-Maria Lawrence, UK campus - Doing Business in Asia

Bolu pic‘’My time in Summer School Malaysia a studying politics, media and culture has broaden my horizons as a philosophy and psychology student. I have learnt more in two weeks that I sometimes do in a whole term at uni due to how engaging and interactive the programme was. I have met people from all backgrounds with various strengths and ambitions, all of whom I hope to see in Malaysia  one day. I learnt  from incredible teachers and inspirational journalists and film-makers, all of whom have made and continue to  make a impact on their community. I got to witness a diversity in Malaysian culture that I never knew existed all while learning about laws, freedom and different ways of life. It has given me an awareness and appreciation of my privilege and shown me how important it is to have a voice that can be heard. I would recomendable politics, media and culture to anyone looking to travel and broaden their understanding of different people and cultures.

- Boluwatito Fayese, UNUK - Politics, Culture & the Media


Watch our International Summer School Video!


Modules Offered

In order for your module to be recognised by your parent institution, be sure to check that they do indeed award credit for summer school programmes before enrolling.

Communicative English in a Business Context (Level 1)

This course aims to develop communication skills and cross-cultural international business and study contexts, e.g., participating in meetings and discussion, writing business email with common ethics, providing feedback to improve efficiency and communication skills, practising active listening and understanding common pronunciation errors made by people around the globe. Participants will be encouraged to expand and employ their general and business vocabulary at each task and activity conducted. The module focuses on motivating participants’ four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing through cooperative task-based work, either in pairs or in small groups.

Module Outline

Module Convener's Profile

Chin Li Yeun

Delivering Effective Presentations (Level 1)

Delivering effective oral presentations is one of the key skills for staying on top of the game in professional work settings. While some may have the self confidence, many lack the know-how, or vise versa. The module aims to show how to deliver impressive presentations and build the confidence for an impactful delivery for improved performance at work. University students can also get ahead and use the knowledge and skills learnt in the module for better academic results. Whether delivering solo or in groups, the module will help participants to be engaging and effective.

Module Outline 

Module Convener's Profile

Saleha Abdul Rahman

Creative Writing : Place, Travel, Movement (Level 1)

Comes over one an absolute necessity to move…’ (D.H. Lawrence) The experience of travel, and attention to place and space, is a key component of both fiction and creative non-fiction. In this module, led by writing faculty from Malaysia’s first Creative Writing programme – the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus undergraduate ‘English with Creative Writing’ degree – we engage in a variety of forms of reading and writing practice in order the better to express our relation to the many experiences and forms of movement. Activities include creative and analytical responses to published works, writing exercises in fiction and creative non-fiction, and revision and review of work written in the course of the Summer School. This is an intensive programme, presupposing existing experience and commitment to creative writing.

Module Outline 

Module Convener's Profile

Salomy Sumithra Krishna


 Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners (Level 1)

Mandarin Chinese for beginners responds to popular demand for attention to local and regional languages within the summer school context.  Primarily designed for complete beginners, drawing on core materials from the undergraduate programme, this module provides high-intensity, small group, communicative language teaching, with an emphasis on practical and immediate results. Potential students with higher level language learning requirements should contact the Summer School team to explore bespoke provision.

Module Outline

Module Convener's Profile

Kwan Hwee Ling

 Doing Business in Asia (Level 2 and Level 2, Advanced)

Doing Business in Asia 1 (Level 2)

This module is designed for first and second year undergraduate university students. Doing Business in Asia 1 draws on the expertise of several specialists from within the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS). The module provides an introduction to business in the Asian region by surveying the rapid growth of Asian economies and the distinctive regional models of capitalism and business that have emerged. Additionally, the modules seeks to equip students with necessary managerial skills to deal successfully with the specific challenges of Asian business environments and the practices of major Asian companies, through site visits, simulation exercises and problem-solving as well as interactive seminars and lectures.

Doing Business in Asia 2 (Level 2, Advanced)

This module is designed for final year undergraduate university students as well as post-graduate students. Doing Business in Asia 2 (Advanced) seeks to equip students with a detail understanding of the Asian economic and social landscapes, as well as the unique forms of capitalism and business that have emerged within it. Drawing on the expertise of several specialists from within the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), students will be introduced to current economic, social and business related issues within the region. In addition to traditional seminars, students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the region through a combination of company site visits and business simulation activities.

Module Outline 

Level 2 

Level 2 Advance

Module Convener's Profile 

Michael Meow Chung Yap


 Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia (Level 2)

Contemporary South-East Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, but that growth is challengingly uneven between powerhouses like Singapore and the less advanced nations such as Laos and Myanmar. The political landscape is a mixed of authoritarian or centralised states, as Vietnam, and more vibrant democracies like the Philippines and Indonesia. This module approaches these issues from three perspectives - international relations, media studies, and cultural politics - offering a thorough introduction to the distinctive challenges facing the region today.


Module Outline 

Module Convener's Profile

Niki Cheong



Inclusive Excursions

Kuala Lumpur, the City that Never Sleeps 

A city brimming with colour and diversity, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has enough sites to keep tourists busy for a week.

Malacca the Historical State or Cherating the Beach Town *to be confirmed 

Spend a night (sharing room) in this beautiful city with rich tradition and culture. Jonker Street and China Town is known for it's unique antique shops and popular night market. You can choose to stay for an extra day with additional cost and this will not be arranged by the University.

Cherating is a beach town in Pahang, Malaysia. Spend a night (sharing room) in this untouched paradise. Get geared up with the activities provided throughout your stay. Also, you get to relax by the shore to the sounds of the ocean as well as explore the under waterworld!

* We will finalise the trip details 3 months before the programme begins

Entry Requirements

The classes offered during our Summer School draw from the range of programmes available on campus.

  • Level 1 classes are for Pre-University, Undergraduate Year 1 and Year 2.
  • Level 2, classes are for Undergraduate Year 1 and Year 2
  • Level 2, Advance classes are for Undergraduate Year 3 and  Postgraduate.

Pre-University participants who are interested in taking a Level 2 module will be considered on a case to case basis.

Applicants eligible to apply will be :

  • Pre-University, undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from any institutions worldwide.
  • Working adults who are not currently enrolled in any academic programme are also welcome to apply.
  • All the programmes are delivered in English and students are expected to have good English language ability * IELTS or other English language certificates will be considered.
  • You must be aged 18 or over.
  • Formal academic requirements not necessary.

Anyone fulfilling these entry requirements is eligible to apply.

Although there are no specific prerequisites, acceptance onto individual modules is at the discretion of the Academic Director in consultation with module convenors.
Application Process

Online application form should be completed  by 15 June 2022.

Book your place as soon as possible as places are limited!

Programme Cost

The two-week programme costs RM4750 per person (approximately GBP 900) and bursaries are given for Malaysian students, UNM alumni, Developing Nation students and partner Universities (Universitas 21 and Nottingham University - UK/Ningbo)

Actual Fee after bursaries :

  • Universitas 21 and University of Nottingham students : RM 3750 (approximately GBP 720)
  • UNM alumni, Third world countries or Developing Nations : RM2800 (approximately GBP 480).
  • Malaysian students : RM1600

Further discounts available :

  • An early bird discount of 10% will be given to students who have paid full by 15 May 2022. Fee after the early bird discount, will be :
    • Non partners/Non developing students  : RM 4275 (approximately GBP 770)
    • Universitas 21 and University of Nottingham students : RM 3375 (approximately GBP 605)
    • Third world countries, UNM alumni or developing nations : RM2520 (approximately GBP 455).
    • Malaysian students : RM1440 (approximately GBP 260)
  • Group discount rates are available for student groups from partner institutions

The cost includes:

  • Accommodation - single room with an attached bathroom
  • All tuition and classroom support costs
  • Light refreshment during classes only
  • All cultural activities included in the itinerary
  • Trips included in the itinerary 
  • Welcome Dinner & Farewell Lunch
  • Talks by renowned organisations
  • A certificate of Participation (providing you have attended at least 80% of classes)
  • A Transcript of Assesment Performance to award credit if the module is recognized by your University (which requires a submission of an assignment)
Payment Methods and Refund Policy

A deposit is required to be paid within 2 weeks from the date you have submitted your online application. Developing country participants will have to pay a deposit of RM500 and the rest will have to pay RM1000.

The balance fee payment should be made by  15 June 2022 . Enjoy an early bird discount of 10% from the programme fee if the full payment is made by 30 April 2022.   

Debit or Credit Card

Debit or Credit cards covered by MasterCard/Visa/American Express are accepted via our online payment by following these steps:

  • E-payment and choose “International Summer School” under the Fees Name
  • Fill up your personal details
  • Key in RMXXX.
  • Payment Description : International Summer School 2022- I0026.54.04.
  • Please attach your payment record together and email it to us.

Bank transfer

Bank transfers (telegraphic transfers) or direct bank-in to the following banks:
Purpose :International Summer School 2022 - I0026.54.04.

CIMB Bank Berhad                                                          

No 17 Jalan Jelok 6Metro Point 43000 Kajang Selangor
Bank Account Number:8008306319     
Swift Code: CIBBMYKL                     

Please take note that students from Iran, Sudan, Cuba, Myanmar, Syria, Crimea and North Korea are advised to pay their fees through Affin Bank Berhad.

We have been informed that HSBC will no longer accept remittance from these countries.

Affin Bank Berhad

LTAT Branch
Bangunan LTAT
Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Bank Account Number:

Swift Code: PHBMMYKL

*Cash payments are not acceptable.

Refund Policy

Full fee will be refunded if the cancellation is made 3 weeks before the event. No refund is available later than that and the fee will be brought forward to the next year summer programme.

Travel Arrangements and Airport Pick Up/Drop Off 

You are responsible for:

  • making your own flight arrangements
  • ensuring you have the correct visa/ travel documents ─ contact the Malaysia embassy within your own country for further information
  • the correct inoculations ─ contact your doctor for advice
  • make your own arrangements for International travel insurance and health insurance.
  • travelling to campus if you do not opt for the pick up service.

A free airport pick-up service will be available.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to campus :  

Arrival date & Pick-up time : 04 July 2022 at 12.30pm *subject to changes

Waiting point will be : BURGER KING - Outside of the Arrival Hall, on your left

Campus to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)  

Departure date & Pick-up time : 19 July 2022 at 5.30pm*subject to changes

Fill in the online Arrival Information Form and it has to be submitted at least seven (7) working days before your arrival in Malaysia. This is to assist international students upon their arrival at UNM.  Please let us know in advance if you wish to take advantage of this service, and please manage your booking and arrival/departure to fit this time.  

Those arriving at KLIA 2, please take the Express train to KLIA, if you would like to take our free airport pick up.  

Should you choose to travel on your own, you will need to pay for any costs incurred yourself.There will be no reimbursement for transportation cost.

Take a look at our Maps and Directions for detailed information on how to travel from the airport to the campus.

Event Cancellation
The University of Nottingham reserves the right to cancel the event up to a minimum of 10 days before the start date without indemnity. If your course is cancelled by The University of Nottingham, your deposit or full payment will be refunded.

For enquiries please contact:

Sugunamalar Vijayaratnam (Academic matters)

telephone : +60 (0)3 8924 8260

Anushia Thamotharem (General matters)

telephone : + 60 (0)3 8924 8684

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500, Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia







International Student Support

University of Nottingham
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8778
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8005

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