International Summer School
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.
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!
2019 Programme dates :
Arrival - 2 July 2019 (Tuesday)
Departure - 17 July 2019 (Wednesday)
International Summer School Brochure
Tentative Summer School Itinerary
"The International Summer School hosted by the University of Nottingham Malaysia was an unforgettable experience. Malaysia was the perfect escape from Auckland's winter weather, and the student ambassadors and staff of UNM worked around the clock to ensure that the programme was worth the long haul flights. I would return again in a heartbeat, just for the roti and teh tarikh! - but of course that will be after I see the new friends I made around the world!".
— Pia, University of Auckland
"All it took was a couple of days for us to become a family.The different cultures, interacting with different nationalities, new friendship and amazing memories that I will always keep close to my heart and in the end, it was sad for me to leave Malaysia.The lecturers ,staff and ambassadors of UNM are one in a million and I would absolutely recommend doing the summer at UNM!".
— Akash, University of Johannesburg
"The summer school was fantastic. I lived and studied in a foreign country, meeting different people every day, making friends with different cultures and customs. Each day brought something new, which couldn’t be better. As a student majored in science, I learnt writing from a great professor. It was an amazing experience! Besides, UNM gave me a colorful summer. I appreciate the opportunity I got!"
— Ruxin DING, University of Nottingham Ningbo
Watch our International Summer School Video!
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.
Media, Climate Change, and the Asia Pacific
This module takes cognizant of the fact that climate change – and measures to minimize it and its deleterious effects – is a concern that is tied up with questions of politics, economics, and even culture. The Asia Pacific is arguably the most rapidly developing region in the world. Unfortunately, it is also the region that has many countries in the top 20 Emitting Countries by Total Fossil Fuel CO2 emissions. Hence climate change is – or should be – central to the developmental concerns of the Asia Pacific countries.
Module Convener's Profile
Prof Zaharom Nain
Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia
Contemporary South-East Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, but that growth 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 vibrant democracies like the Philippines and Indonesia. Led by prominent local cultural commentator (and Nottingham Malaysia faculty member) Niki Cheong, 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 Convener's Profile
Doing Business in Asia - Level 1 and Level 2
Doing Business in Asia 1 (Level 1) - Pre-University and Year 1 or 2
This module is designed for pre-university and first and second year undergraduate university students. Doing Business in Asia (Level 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) - Year 3 and PG
This module is designed for final year undergraduate university students as well as post-graduate students. Doing Business in Asia (Level 2) 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 1 and Level 2
Module Convener's Profile
Kenny Wong Meng Seng
Creative Writing : Place, Travel, Movement
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 Convener's Profile
Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners
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 Convener's Profile
Kwan Hwee Ling
The classes offered during our Summer School draw from the range of programmes available on campus. Level 1 classes are suitable for Pre-University as well as Year 1 and Year 2. Whereas, Level 2 classes are more suitable for Undergraduate Year 3 and Postgraduate. However, Year 1 and Year 2 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 :
- 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.
* Online application for 2019 is available!
Interested applicant, please apply via Online Application Form
Programme application deadline is 1 June 2019
. However, applications received after the deadline will still be considered subject to availability of places.
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
- Kuala Lumpur, the city that never sleeps
- Malacca the 'Historic State' or Penang the 'Pearl of Orient'
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, including 66 shopping malls.
Malacca the 'Historic State'
Spend a night 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.
Each two-week programme costs RM4750 per person (approximately GBP 900) and bursaries are given for 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 (aproximately GBP 720)
- Third world countries or developing nations : RM2500 (aproximately GBP 480).
Further discounts available :
- An early bird discount of 10% will be given to students who have paid full by 30 April 2019.
- Group discount rates are available for student groups from partner institutions
The cost includes:
- All tuition and classroom support costs
- Accommodation on campus for the entire duration of the programme - 02 to 17 July 2019 (should you choose to stay off campus, any additional cost incurred on accommodation will be self-borne).
- Accommodation will be provided one week before and after the programme with an additional cost of RM90 perday.
- Field trip, cultural, and social programme.
- Breakfasts on the days with classes, and two banquet meals. On the days during field trips, meals will only be available as stated in the itinerary
The cost does not include:
- Return ticket to Malaysia
- Flight booking and visa charges for optional weekend excursions
- Most meals (which is very reasonably priced in Malaysia)
- Accommodation and transportation for excursions arranged by the participant.
- Insurance (students are advised to sort out their own overseas travel insurance before they leave their home country)
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 10 June 2019 . Enjoy an early bird discount of 10% from the programme fee if the full payment is made by 30 April 2019.
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 2019- I0024.54.04.
- Please attach your payment record together and email it to us.
Bank transfers (telegraphic transfers) or direct bank-in to the following banks:
The beneficiary name should be "THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM IN MALAYSIA SDN BHD".
Purpose :International Summer School 2019 - I0024.54.04.
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
Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Bank Account Number:
Swift Code: PHBMMYKL
*Cash payments are not acceptable.
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.
A free airport pick-up service will be available.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to campus :
- Arrival date & Pick-up time : 02 July 2019 at 12.30pm only
- 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 : 17 July 2019 at 12.30pm only
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 UNMC.
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.
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) or Anushia Thamotharem (General matters)
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
telephone : + 60 (0)3 8924 8684
fax: + 60 (0)3 8924 8005