Summer Schools

International Summer School

Summer School

Our international week-long summer school is for outstanding students currently studying chemical engineering from selected universities worldwide. 


  • lectures from leading academic and teaching staff
  • laboratory activities
  • social activities with University of Strathclyde students
  • excursions to historical and cultural attractions


  • there will be a small fee to attend the summer school
  • all excursions and activities will be paid for by the Department
  • participants will pay their return airfare to Glasgow
  • assistance with accommodation costs available for academically excellent applicants
  • meals are not provided

How to apply

Send a CV and cover letter to 

If you're successful, we'll let you know shortly after the deadline.

Contact our event organiser for any more information about the summer school and to check if you're eligible to apply.

International Summer School class of 2017

Find out what our 2017 Summer School participants thought of their experience:

Summer school 2017 students standing in the James Weir corridor holding their certificates and smiling at the camera


"The classes that we attended were really eye-opening and it was good exposure for us. It was a wonderful introduction for us to be well prepared for our next year as a chemical engineer."

summer school 2017 students working in the lab smiling at the camera

Practical experiments

"It was really exciting because we had never seen this kind of technology before. The summer school may attract some of us to continue our studies here since Strathclyde is well developed in chemical innovation."

Sustainability field trip

"The lecturers and students were so kind and friendly. We have learned more English and have fallen in love with the British accent!"

Summer school students wearing lab coats smiling at the camera

Laboratory tours

"The lab tour and tour of the Technology & Innovation Centre was so exciting! We got to see, experience and understand the principles of really modern instruments and equipment."

Adsorption Summer School

chemical engineering research theme measurement science & enabling technologies

This 4-day course provides training on adsorption fundamentals, from molecular mechanisms up to industrial processes. It is aimed at industry professionals, 1st-year PhD candidates, or anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of adsorption-based separation and storage processes.