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IARU Global Summer Program - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • Summary
    Program Dates: June 26 - July 14, 2017

    The Global Summer Program (GSP) is an exciting learning experience that connects students from IARU universities with their peers from around the world. GSP participants have the unique opportunity to come together to explore and discuss critical issues in a global perspective that require multidisciplinary approaches.

    GSP courses are fun, but intense. Days are full as the classes are rigorous, requiring full-time commitment for the whole duration of the course.

    IARU universities include:

    The Australian National University
    ETH Zurich
    National University of Singapore
    Peking University
    UC Berkeley
    University of Cambridge
    University of Cape Town
    University of Copenhagen
    University of Oxford
    The University of Tokyo
    Yale University

  • Eligibility

    This course is aimed at bachelor students from all disciplines who are considering further studies in graduate-level research.

    Students are welcome from all disciplines but should have demonstrated interest in research during their studies.

  • Courses

    Course: Mobilising Research

    Mobilising Research examines the role of research for the advancement of society. This intensive, interdisciplinary course will equip students to put research into action and reset the research agenda towards the advancement of the global public good.

    Students are exposed to how scholarly inquiry is conducted in a range of disciplines outside their own through interactive sessions and site visits to leading research facilities on campus. The exposure to different mindsets, approaches, and cultural norms will challenge students to see how research can be used to make positive change.

    Students will explore a complex global problem of their choosing, and understand how research can be used to navigate and shape public opinion about the issue.

    For more information on the course, please visit the course page on the IARU GSP website.
  • Costs

    All tuition and program fees will be paid directly to the Australian National University. Fees and living costs estimates are as follows:


    Waived for incoming IARU students.


    Est AUD 1,300 (meals included)


    Materials will be provided

    Living Expenses

    approx. AUD $150/week


    Santander Scholarship

    IARU and Santander Universities Global Division offers scholarships to support participation in the Global Summer Program. All accepted participants of the Global Summer Program will receive a guaranteed Santander Scholarship, disbursed by UC Berkeley. The scholarship amount is determined based on a flight estimate to the student’s destination, as well as estimated tuition and accommodation expenses. Students accepted into the program will be contacted by the GSP coordinator post-acceptance regarding their scholarships. No additional application is needed to receive the scholarship.

    Scholarship Directory

    A number of scholarship awards are available to UC Berkeley students participating in GSP. View our Scholarship Directory for additional awards that you might qualify for.

  • Timeline

    Application opens

    December 12, 2016

    Application closes

    March 17, 2017

    Applicants notified of selection by

    April 7, 2017

    Applicants confirm participation in program

    April 14, 2017

    All steps GSP participants take after April 14 will be coordinated directly with their host university.