International Summer School

How to apply

Apply online

Applications to the international summer school are open. Please check the entry requirements below and, when you are ready, apply using the online application form.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for our international summer school you must:

  • be aged 18 or over at the start of the course
  • have completed secondary/high school or equivalent

For non-native speakers of English we'll also need to see some evidence before enrolment that you've reached at least the level of IELTS 5.5* or equivalent. If you have not done an IELTS test we are able to accept a range of other English language qualifications. If you have any doubts about the equivalence of your qualifications please contact the international summer school team and we will be able to advise you.

Alternatively, if you are currently studying all or part of your degree at your home university in English, we can also accept this as proof of English proficiency.

*Please note we can accept IELTS 5 or equivalent for the English Language, Culture and History course.


EU/EEA students do not need a visa to enter or study in the UK for this summer school, as the transition period lasts until the end of 2020.

For non-EU/EEA nationals, please check the University's Summer Schools immigration information to find out if you need to apply for a visa, or email the summer school team for advice.

Please note that if you need to apply for a short-term study visa, we will email you a visa support letter after we have received your deposit payment.

After you've applied

After receiving your application, we will contact you to request any extra information we require. We will typically ask you to send us proof of your educational and English language qualification, as well as a scanned copy of your passport or ID.

We will then aim to process your application within seven days. If you are successful, we will send you an offer letter by email. If we are unable to offer you a place for your first-choice module we may offer you an alternative course.

To confirm your place on the course, you will need to pay a deposit of £350 within 14 days of receiving our offer. We will send you payment instructions at this time. The deadline for full payment is Friday 8 May 2020. If you have questions about payment please contact the International Summer School team.

Get in touch
Get in touch
International Summer School team
Telephone: 01206 873631