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Summer School courses are designed to develop your skills and knowledge, broaden your international experience, and capitalise on our city's inimitable opportunities.  Many courses give the chance to explore subjects from a multidisciplinary perspective and, if you want to vary your learning experience even further, you can mix and match across sessions. We offer a range of credit and non-credit options.

Summer School 2019 Courses

Credit Courses

These courses are certified by the University of Edinburgh and are worth up to 20 credits depending on the course length.

Credits awarded by the University of Edinburgh are part of the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF). 20 SCQF credits are the equivalent to 10 ECTS credits or 4 credits for U.S. students.

Credits are offered at two levels:

  • Level 8 - for those in the first year of university or above
  • Level 10 - require two years of university study, and may have other entry requirements depending on the course

You can apply for credit courses if:

  • You are a current student
  • You have a current GPA of 3.0 or above (or equivalent)
  • You have met our minimum English language requirements if English is not your first language
Transferring Credit

It may be possible to transfer credits from credit courses offered by the University of Edinburgh Summer School to your home institution. You must confirm this directly with your home university as the Summer School is not able to do this on your behalf. We advise that you speak to your home university prior to applying for your Summer School course to confirm if your Summer School credit can be transferred. Your home university may ask for a course outline to make this decision - you can find these on the relevant course page.

If you wish to enrol for a credit-bearing course but you don't need or want to obtain the credit, you can study the course without taking the assessment.

Non-credit Courses

Non-credit bearing courses are particularly suitable if you:

  • have not studied for some time
  • have just finished high school
  • have a level of English at 5.5 IELTS or equivalent
  • wish to pursue an interest with guidance and feedback from an experienced tutor
  • do not want to commit to a more demanding credit-bearing course
  • do not wish to take assessments
  • do not wish to transfer credit back to your home institution