Centre for Open Learning

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The Centre for Open Learning is the home of Short Courses, English Language Education, the International Foundation Programme and the International Summer School. We are committed to supporting students and learners of all ages and abilities to realise their full potential.

Short courses

Part-time daytime or evening courses in Art & Design, Languages and many other subjects, open to all.

A summer of opportunities. Summer School provides innovative and inspiring education to students from around the world.

English language section

English language support for international students, teachers and professionals at English Language Education.

International Foundation Programme student

A full-time, one-year programme which prepares for degree level study within the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

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