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Find out below how to apply to the Summer School.

Supporting Documents

Before applying to the Summer School, make sure you:

  • have a transcript of your most recent academic qualifications OR a reference letter vouching for your academic ability

Non-native English speakers will also need:

  • a recognised English language qualification certificate demonstrating a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. The qualification needs to be less than 2 years old.

16 and 17 year-olds applying for the Pre-University course will also need:

  • a Code of Conduct and Parental Consent form signed by you and your parent/guardian  |  Download Form

Agents will also need:

  • a Data Protection Disclaimer for Agents form signed by the student and their parent/guardian as appropriate  |  Download Form

Application Form

Once you have all your supporting documents ready, you can begin your application using our online form. You will be prompted to upload your supporting documents before submitting your application. 

If your application does not include the necessary supporting documents, your application may be declined. Please note, the minimum age for applying is 18 unless you are applying for the Pre-University course which has a minimum age of 16. 

Application Form

Pre-payment Deposit

If your application is accepted, you will be asked for a pre-payment of £250 to provisionally secure your place on the Summer School. Payment can be made securely online using the University of Edinburgh’s ePay service. You will receive an email providing full details on how to do this.

Once you receive an email confirming that your application is successful and to make pre-payment, you must do so within 5 working days or your application will be declined.

After a 14 day cooling off period, the pre-payment fee is non-refundable. See our Terms and Conditions for full details.


All applicants who apply before 28 February 2019 will be eligible for a 10% discount off their course fees (this does not include accommodation costs). The discount will be deducted from the final balance, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

A 15% discount off course fees (this does not include accommodation costs) is available for applications received from students of valued partner institutions before 28 February 2019 . After this date, a 10% discount will be available. The discount will be deducted from the final balance, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

Flight/Travel Arrangements

Please do not book any flight or make any travel arrangements until you receive final confirmation of your place during the first week of April (if your course starts in June) or the first week in May (if your course starts in July).

Application Deadline

Applications for the Summer School will close on 31 March 2019 for courses starting in June, and 30 April 2019 for courses starting in July. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Application Timeline

Our application timeline sets out when we will respond to you during each stage of the application process.

Visit our Application Timeline page