Centre for Open Learning

Our Programmes

COL is the home of Short Courses, English Language Education, International Foundation Programme, Summer School, Winter School and Access programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Access Programme

Are you thinking about returning to learning after a break and gaining the qualifications for degree entry or further study? If so, the University of Edinburgh’s part-time Access Programme could be for you.

English Language Education

English Language Education has over 30 years experience in providing a wide range of Academic and Specialist English courses for international students and teachers.

International Foundation Programme

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

Moving On

On this page, you will find information about the University of Edinburgh's Moving On course.

Short Courses

The Centre for Open Learning offers daytime and evening short courses for adults, open to all. Subjects range from archaeology to society and politics, art workshops and a variety of language courses offered at many levels.

Summer School

Enjoy a summer in Edinburgh, make new friends and expand your knowledge. Two, three and four-week courses at undergraduate-level at the University of Edinburgh.

Winter School

Experience Scotland in the winter whilst earning academic credit to transfer back to your home institution. Four-week undergraduate-level courses at the University of Edinburgh.