Summer School

The University of Edinburgh offers several different Summer School programmes, suited to many different interests. Each Summer School programme has its own application deadlines and criteria. Please ensure you read each programme’s criteria carefully and apply as soon as possible before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

If you have questions about any Summer School programme, please get in touch directly with that Summer School programme’s administrator.

Taking place 10 July – 19 August 2023

Application Deadline: 31st May 2023

SUISS is one of the oldest and most prestigious summer schools in Britain. The summer school brings together students and academics who, irrespective of their national, religious, cultural or gender differences, share a love of literature and the arts.

SUISS is based at The University of Edinburgh, which offers students excellent educational facilities, the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh, and to explore cultural and historical sites across Scotland.

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Taking place July – August 2023

Application Deadline: depends on chosen course. Please see course listings on the Edinburgh Summer School website.

The Centre for Open Learning's Edinburgh Summer School offers:

  • Courses for Pre-university students in their penultimate year or final year of high school
  • Credit-bearing courses for undergraduate students

All courses are designed and delivered by experienced and dedicated University of Edinburgh academic staff.

Edinburgh Summer School 2023

A group of Sutton Trust Summer School students

Taking place 17 - 22 July 2023

Application Deadline: Applications for the 2023 Sutton Trust Summer School open on 10 January 2023 and will close midday on 10 March 2023.

Experience Edinburgh as a real student: explore subjects you’re interested in, take part in exciting social activities, receive expert support on your journey to higher education, stay in real halls of residence, and make lots of friends along the way. The Sutton Trust Summer School is designed to support high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Sutton Trust Summer School

Una Europa group seated

Two summer schools hosted at KU Leuven, Belgium are taking place on the following dates:

  • 24 - 28 July 2023: General course for undergraduate and master's students
  • 31 July - 2 August 2023: Deep Dive course for doctoral researchers

Application deadline: 6 March 2023

Take part in this interdisciplinary opportunity and connect with students and doctoral researchers across Europe. Funding is provided to cover program costs and support travel! Find out more:

Una Europa One Health Summer School

Video: Summer School 2023 for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
A short video describing the Summer School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, 2023

Taking place 13-15th June, 2023

Deadline for applications is Friday 26th May at 6pm.

This is a free event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students who are in S5 or S6 (Year 12/13 in England and Wales, Year 13/14 in Northern Ireland) at school. The summer school will take place at the University of Edinburgh, with accommodation and food provided.

To register your interest in attending please contact Alison Hendry, BSL Officer, at for an application form. 

Summer School 2023