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Global Summer Program (GSP)

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Program Information


Beijing, China; Berkley, United States; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Canberra, Australia; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; New Haven, United States; Oxford, United Kingdom; Singapore, Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Zurich, Switzerland





Areas of Focus

Arts & Humanities, Global Health, Social Sciences, STEM




The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Global Summer Program is an exciting learning experience for undergraduate students at eleven of the world's leading research-intensive universities. The IARU Global Summer Program provides intensive, residential summer courses taught in English to students from IARU member institutions. By participating in this program, students will be joining a new community of global citizens, and of future global leaders.

Places you can study as part of the Global Summer Program:

• Australian National University • University of Cambridge
• ETH Zurich • University of Copenhagen
• National University of Singapore • University of Oxford
• Peking University • University of Tokyo
• University of California, Berkeley • University of Cape Town
• Yale University  

"I am so glad that I found this program. Yale offers numerous study abroad programs, but none are quite like this one. The Global Summer Program is the best program to provide research and interdisciplinary fieldwork with a true global perspective. It combined the best of both worlds for me. Not only could I focus on a demographic that makes up a significant portion of the healthcare population, but I could also design and carry out scientific research processes with fellow students, and explore the interdisciplinary and scientific field of aging."

Kristen Wright, Yale University, Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen, Summer 2017

Credits and Funding


Because GSP courses vary in length, some are eligible for transfer credit and others are not. Use the advising guide below to determine if a course is transfer credit eligible and International Summer Award (ISA) eligible.

Click here for an Advising Guide for credit information and ISA eligibility (2017)


  • Friends of UTokyo, Inc. Scholarships are available for students wishing to attend the Global Summer Program in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Novo Nordisk International Talent Program. Novo Nordisk International Talent Program is a scholarship program set up to assist students from the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) in a range of select academic fields seeking to study abroad on the Global Summer Program at the University of Copenhagen.


December 11, 2017: 2018 course information and application goes live

March 16, 2018: Application deadline

By April 27, 2018: The latest students would be notified of their application status (this date varies from university to university since each university has their own internal selection process).

Contact Information

For questions about Global Summer Program, please contact the Yale GSP Coordinator, Kathy Trputec.

Learn More

Find detailed information about this program, including course information, dates, fees, and housing options, on the program website.

Review eligibility requirements, the application process, and deadlines:

How to Apply

Scholarships for this program have been provided by: