Hult Pre-UniX

Pre-UniX at Hult introduces you to a new way of studying—the Hult way. See what life is really like as a business student at Hult.


Do summer school differently

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience that will enhance your resume, prepare you for university life, and give you an unforgettable global adventure. Join other like-minded 16-19 year olds from all corners of the world at one of Hult’s campuses in Boston, London, or San Francisco as you tackle business challenges set by some of the world’s best known brands.

Make new friends from all corners of the globe and prepare for life as an undergraduate as you immerse yourself in the local culture of one of the world’s most exciting cities.


Program Overview

Shape the future of business

The Pre-UniX summer challenge sees young people from all over the world come together, roll up their sleeves, and get hands-on to solve a global company’s challenge as creatively as possible. It’s an intense and rewarding glimpse into the real-world of global business that will leave you wanting more.

Explore the world’s most exciting cities

Whatever it is you’re looking for, Boston, London, and San Francisco have it all. Get to know your chosen city as you make friends with people from across the globe. Check out London’s street art scene, cycle across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, or catch a Red Sox game in Boston—the classroom is just the beginning of your adventure.

Pre-UniX London Campus | Hult

Pre-UniX London

Experience student life in the world’s most international city. This two-week program is the ideal launching pad for your university degree in whatever area you hope to pursue.

Pre-UniX Boston Campus | Hult

Pre-UniX Boston

Immerse yourself in the academic capital of the United States, where culture and education come together. During this two-week summer program, you'll get a taste of what life is like as an undergraduate student in Boston.

Pre-UniX Business School Campus | Hult

Pre-UniX San Francisco

Be inspired by the buzzing atmosphere on campus in America’s capital of innovation. This two-week program in San Francisco is the perfect preparation for undergraduate life, wherever your studies may take you.

Week one

Immersive learning

Your on-campus experience starts with a team-building day, where you’ll have the chance to get to know your fellow classmates through competitive challenges and fun exercises. Teamwork is essential in the business world and is the perfect introduction to your time at Hult.

Your first week is all about gaining new knowledge—you’ll attend daily, interactive workshops and lectures with Hult’s inspiring undergraduate professors. Topics covered will include marketing, management, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Week two

Practical application

During your second week, you and your team have the chance to develop your leadership skills and put what you’ve learned into practice. After you’ve gained the foundational business knowledge you need, you’ll split into teams to collaborate on the exciting Pre-UniX Business Challenge.

You and your team will be asked by a real client to solve a pressing business issue, and you'll be given the framework and support you need to develop and pitch your own creative solution. This week builds up to a final presentation and well-earned celebration of everything you’ve learned during Pre-UniX. Examples of past clients include Ford, EA, and Unilever.


Your home away from home

All Pre-UniX, accommodations will be provided for all participants. All students will stay in a Hult approved accommodation close to campus. This gives students the opportunity to visit the cities most vibrant attractions within a short distance from their doorsteps.

You’ll share a bright and spacious en-suite room with a fellow Pre-UniX participant, giving you both the opportunity to get to know a student from another part of the world.


Commitment to safety

Our staff will be by your side every step of the way as you explore these cities. Our Pre-UniX Program in Boston, San Francisco, and London is run by a dedicated and knowledgeable team of Hult staff, faculty, and student mentors. We have years of experience welcoming international students to these cities and ensuring the safety of our students abroad.

All cultural excursions and Pre-UniX activities have been coordinated with student safety as our top priority. Upon arrival, you’ll have a Summer School orientation to familiarize yourself with the campus facilities. You’ll also be provided with key contact information along with guidance on emergency procedures and staying safe throughout your summer.

Dates & fees

Program dates & fees

Our fully-inclusive program fee covers everything you need for your two weeks at Hult.

As soon as you arrive in Boston, London, or San Francisco, Hult faculty, staff, and student mentors will be with you 24/7 to coordinate logistics, answer any questions, and do everything they can to ensure your summer is unforgettable.

Your program fee includes:

  • Transportation between the airport and campus
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Accommodation in Hult’s modern student residences
  • Classes & workshops with Hult’s undergraduate faculty and all course materials
  • All cultural excursions, guided site visits, & entry fees
  • Official Certificate of Completion

Please note: transportation to and from London, Boston, and San Francisco are not included in your program fee.

Dates & Fees


Session 1

July 7 - July 21

Session 2

July 28 - August 11

Program fee

£2,950 GBP



July 7 - July 21

Program fee

$3,800 USD

San Francisco


July 14 - July 28

Program fee

$3,800 USD

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Parent & Student FAQ

Student FAQs

What is the application process like?

You will be asked to fill in our online application. Thereafter, we will arrange a consultation, via telephone or Skype, with our admissions team. The interview will serve to determine your motivation as well as your English proficiency. Our goal is to understand if you will be a good fit for the program and the Hult values. No more than a week after the interview, we will inform you about our acceptance decision. If you have been accepted, we will send you the payment links. To confirm your spot, you will need to pay the deposit no more than three weeks later.

Are there any prerequisites to apply for Pre-UniX?

Because our Pre-UniX program is conducted in English, a good level of English language is required to ensure students get the most out of the program. We do not require official evidence of their English proficiency, but we will analyze the student’s English proficiency during our mandatory admission consultation. Please note that depending on your country of origin, you may need to apply to visas and take specific tests, as required by the migration office.

Do I need any previous experience or business knowledge to attend a Pre-UniX Program?

No, previous knowledge or business experience is not required—all interested students are welcome to join us and gain a foundational knowledge of global business.

I need a visa. What do I have to do?

After you have secured your seat, our visa team will contact you, to help you with the process. If you are not able to secure a visa, you will get a full refund of the program fee. However, make sure that you apply in a timely manner since we will not be able to refund if you apply too late.

What kind of extracurricular activities are scheduled?

All students will explore the local areas of San Francisco, Boston, and London. Our extracurricular activities range from trips to local companies and attractions to immersive cultural excursions around the city.

Will there be free time for students to explore the city on their own? Will this be allowed?

Students should expect a fun, full schedule of classes and activities during their summer at Hult. However, between activities, there will be some free time available for exploration. Students will always be accompanied by a member of Hult staff or a student mentor who knows the area well and can provide local insight. If your parent or guardian sign a waiver beforehand, you are allowed to leave campus on your own. However, everybody is required to attend all the scheduled activities. If you would like to meet up with family members or a friend during our scheduled activities, please consult with a member of staff beforehand, so that we can plan accordingly.

Is Pre-UniX at Hult only for students interested in attending Hult International Business School? If I go on to apply to Hult will Pre-UniX benefit me?

Our Pre-UniX Summer School programs are for all students aged 16–19, regardless of where they plan to study in the future. During the program, students will gain new skills and knowledge that will be beneficial on any course of study.

The application process for the Hult Bachelor program is completely separate from Pre-UniX at Hult. However, your summer experience at Pre-UniX will serve as a great introduction to undergraduate life at Hult, and help you to make an informed decision about applying. All applicants to the Bachelor of Business Administration program must meet the high standard of admissions criteria, however the skills and knowledge you will gain at Pre-UniX, along with the Hult faculty and staff you will meet, may prove beneficial when it comes to writing a compelling personal statement about why you feel Hult is the right fit for you.

Parent FAQs

What is the cost and what is included?

The San Francisco and Boston programs each cost $3,800, while the program in London costs £2,950. The fees at all locations include housing in our student accommodation, 3 meals a day, all activities and trips, transportation to and from airport, insurance, all course materials, and certificate at the end of the program. That means that everything is included except the airfare and visa costs (if a visa is needed).

Do you offer any scholarships?

No, we don't offer scholarships; however, we offer a 10% Early Bird discount to everybody who applies and pays in full by February 1, 2019.

When does Pre-UniX start? What about transportation from/to the airport?

For London, there will be two sessions to choose from. Session 1: July 7 - July 21 and Session 2: July 28 - August 11. For Boston, the session will run from July 7 - July 21. In San Francisco, Pre-UniX will take place July 14 - July 28.

Who is the Pre-UniX team? Will someone be available around the clock for student supervision and support?

Our experienced staff and student mentors will be on hand for students 24/7. Hult has decades of experience welcoming students from all over the world to our campuses, as well as supporting international students studying abroad. Our dedicated Pre-UniX Program Managers and Program Coordinators are on site throughout the program to facilitate the day to day activities, answer any questions, and oversee student health and safety at all times.

During the day, students will spend time on campus with our undergraduate faculty and student mentors. Our specially-trained student mentors help to facilitate classroom activities and, as current Hult undergraduates, they’re happy to share the experience of student life at a global school.

Knowledgeable Hult staff and local tour directors lead our off-campus student excursions, sharing their insight on local culture and points of interest in London, Boston, and San Francisco.

Please note that there is a curfew, 11 pm on weekdays and 12 am on weekends.

Where is the housing located?

We will provide accommodation for students attending the Pre-uniX program. In London, all students will be staying in the undergraduate housing, and for Boston and San Francisco, participants will be situated in accommodation close to campus. Students will be staying in a shared room in our student accommodation and will be sharing their room with another student of the same sex.

How can students keep in touch with family at home?

Students will have access to free Wi-Fi throughout campus and in our student housing in order to keep in touch with family and friends. If students plan to use their mobile phone abroad, we recommend contacting your local service provider before traveling to ensure your phone will work and to confirm the associated charges.

My child can no longer attend the Pre-UniX program—does Hult offer a refund?

Yes, if for any reason you might need to cancel up to 30 days before the program start date, Hult will refund the program fee in full, less the deposit amount. Unfortunately, because we must supply course materials and arrange for transportation and activities in advance, we cannot offer a refund for students who cancel less than 30 days before the program start date.

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