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CBASS Summer Schools

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the CBASS 2020 summer schools were cancelled. In 2021, there are virtual opportunities available, details can be found below. 


The College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS) began its summer school programme in 2016. The College provides a number of summer school activities ranging from Law to Arts & Humanities and hosts schools on campus, as well as offering students the chance to go abroad. Outgoing summer schools are open to all first and second year CBASS students. The incoming summer schools take place on campus and are open to students from across the globe.

Outgoing International Summer Schools

The College has run a number of international summer schools each year since 2016 with partner universities in China and India; more recently, we have also developed a summer school partnership in Colombia. These two-week summer schools, open to all first and second year CBASS students, are allocated on the basis of merit and all the participants receive scholarships to cover the cost of their tuition and accommodation.

In collaboration with partner universities in each respective country, students take part in an immersive experience which sees them taking language classes and studying lessons in local history religion and politics, as well as visiting sites across the surrounding region.

During their time abroad, students are encouraged to keep a blog as a record of their daily activities and something to reflect on in the future and to share with friends and family. The blogs from previous years are available to read below and contain images and videos taken by students.

International Summer School: China 

In July of 2016 and 2017, students from CBASS set off to China to take part in a summer school at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages in Northeast China. 

Read student blogs from previous trips 

International Summer School: India 

In August 2017, students from CBASS visited India to take part in a summer school at Amity University in Delhi. 

Read student blogs from the previous trip

International Summer School: Colombia 

In August of 2018 and 2019, students from CBASS travelled to Colombia to take part in a summer school at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá

Read the student blogs from previous trips

In 2020 a virtual webinar series took place and the same will happen in 2021. Please contact for further information and keep an eye on your Brunel emails, as a call will go out for applications in about May 2021. 


Incoming International Summer Schools

The University hosts summer schools which welcome students from all over the globe, including our partner universities. These offer a diverse range of activities, both on and off campus, within easy reach of Central London.   

Brunel Comparative Competition Law Summer School 

This summer school offers a comprehensive immersion into international competition law starting with EU and UK competition law and drawing on newer competition regimes which have recently adopted competition law, with a focus on emerging competition law in Asia and case studies from India and Hong Kong, among others.

To check out testimonies from previous years and to view the original course content for 2020, click here 

To view the Virtual 2021 offering please click here

DUFL Summer School at Brunel 

This summer school is open exclusively to students from our partner university, the Dalian University of Foreign Languages.

We hope to resume this in 2022.

Students are hosted in accommodation at Brunel University and are offered a diverse programme with the chance to sample a holistic range of subjects from across the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences. Anything from Performing Arts to Business modules. There are also opportunities to explore the surrounding regions, including visiting Central London. 


If you have any questions about the CBASS Summer Schools please contact us at: