Summer and Winter Study

In addition to the standard fall and spring semesters, the University at Buffalo offers many opportunities for credit-bearing study during the short summer and winter terms—whether you are planning to complete your degree at UB or not.

Student with laptop at Baird Point.

Find a sunny spot to study during one of our summer sessions. Baird Point is a great choice!

Studying at UB for a summer or winter session provides a short-term opportunity to experience everything a major research university and the Buffalo-Niagara region have to offer. It's a great way to “sample” UB's many opportunities and then return home or continue on for degree study.

Short-term programs run from three weeks to 12 weeks. Course offerings are announced two to three months before the start of each session.

Visit the Class Schedules website to view course offerings and schedules.

Apply for summer/winter study

Complete the Undergraduate International Student Application Form for Non-Degree Summer / Winter Study if you are:

  • An international student living outside the U.S. who wants to come to the U.S. to study at UB only for the summer or winter terms, but not necessarily complete a degree; or
  • A non-U.S. citizen in the U.S. holding a visa other than F-1 and B-1/2 who wants to study at UB only for the summer or winter terms, and the study would be incidental to the purpose of your current visa.

These application forms provide our office with all the information we need to complete your UB admission and issue your immigration documents (if needed) for your non-degree study here at UB.

More ways to take UB courses

Not seeking a UB degree? Check out these non-degree study options during the fall or spring term.

Enhance your U.S. studies with concurrent enrollment

For students already studying in the U.S., summer and winter study may help accelerate your studies by allowing you to take required or elective courses toward your graduation. You can also benefit from spending time in a new part of the United States to enrich your educational experience. 

If you are currently enrolled in another U.S. college or university and are interested in coming to UB for the summer or winter session, you may qualify for concurrent enrollment.