University of Nottingham Malaysia
International Student

International Summer School


Join Us Vistually for 2021!

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 virtually.

This two-weeks virtual programme provides you with the opportunity to study a new subject and meet people
from across the globe.

We have scheduled the online programme to run in a manner that participants from different time zones will be able to take part in the programme.This interesting programme includes not only the academic sessions, but at the same time we ensure to give you a taste of the various cultures as well! 

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

Programme dates

5th July 2021 - 16th July 2021

International Summer School Flyer 2021

Tentative Itinerary 2021

Mafi-photo"The hospitality by the wonderful Ambassadors, to the staff, so accommodating, friendly and ever so helpful.  
I was fortunate to make new friends that come from various corners of the globe, we were able to share and respect each others views and opinions, also learning about each other's countries. We can all learn and grow together with in broadening our lenses, sharing our knowledge and respect the diversity of cultures!".

— Clare Mafi, University of Auckland

"Rendani1For me on a personal level,  I felt that was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I had the opportunity to meet and connect with amazing people from different corners of the world. Going to 2020 International summer School in Nottingham Malaysia should be number one on the list of your priorities"

Rendani Musimanyana, University of Johannesburg

Ma Youwei

"My honour to participate in the summer school hosted by Nottingham University Malaysia, where I meet many friends from all over the world. It’s really an amazing period when we study, and have fun together with our friends."
— Ma Youwei, University of Shanghai Jiao Tong

 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.

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

Nur Sheena Baharudin


 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 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 Outline

Module Convener's Profile

Niki Cheong



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 2021.

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

Programme Cost

The two-week programme costs RM3200 per person (approximately GBP 585) 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 2800 (approximately GBP 512)
  • Third world countries or developing nations : RM1800 (approximately GBP 329).

Further discounts available :

  • An early bird discount of 10% will be given to students who have paid full by 31 May 2021. Fee after the early bird discount, will be :
    • Non partners/Non developing students  : RM 2880 (approximately GBP 527)
    • Universitas 21 and University of Nottingham students : RM 2520 (approximately GBP 460)
    • Third world countries or developing nations : RM1620 (approximately GBP 296).
  • Group discount rates are available for student groups from partner institutions

The cost includes:

  • All virtual tuition and classroom support costs
  • All virtual cultural activities included in the itinerary
  • A digital certificate of Participation (providing you have attended at least 75% of classes)
  • A digital 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 2021 . Enjoy an early bird discount of 10% from the programme fee if the full payment is made by 31 May 2021.   

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 2021- 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 2021 - 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 - Not applicable for 2021


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







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