Cardiff University's International Summer School

Spend a 2-week summer term studying at one the United Kingdom’s top universities! Cardiff University's International Summer School provides diverse coursework and programming across a variety of disciplines and includes hands-on experience in the university’s labs and neighboring industries.

Cardiff University is a member of Global E3, an exchange program of Engineering Schools from around the world.


  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA 
  • Please check partner school for additional requirements

Cost of the program:  Please check with the provider's website. Please note once you are registered for the program, you will be charged the $300 study abroad fee through the Pitt Pay system. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Questions about Funding study abroad?  Check out the Study Abroad’s funding search page and note that SSoE has funding specifically for Pitt engineering students.



Academic Description
Please check Cardiff's website for the most up-to-date information. PRIOR TO CONFIRMING YOUR COURSES, PLEASE CONTACT CARDIFF TO ENSURE YOU ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE A TRANSCRIPT FOR THE COURSE ABROAD. Some summer courses are not "graded" and they do not provide a transcript. Past courses have include: Biomedicine Alternative Energy and Consumption Big Data and High-Performance Computing Diversity of Catalysis Electronic Engineering Low Carbon Architecture Sustainable Civil Engineering
Application Instructions

You must first be accepted by the Swanson School of Engineering International Programs Office, then you will be directed to apply to the Cardiff University Summer School. Prior to being accepted by Pitt, please read the Cardiff University International Summer School application and check their deadline to apply. 

  • Pitt's Application deadline: Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Pitt's Mandatory Program Agreement meeting - Friday, March 27


SAO Staff

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at!