Edinburgh Summer School 2023


Frequently asked questions.

Will the Summer School 2023 be taught in-person?

We are planning to offer the UoE Summer School in person in summer 2023 and are working to ensure this can be managed safely and in line with any government and University guidelines at the time of delivery.

When should I book my flight tickets to Edinburgh?

Please refrain from booking any tickets and making travel arrangements until you receive your final booking confirmation for your chosen course. We will contact you to provide your final booking confirmation in late May / early June.

I intend to book a private accommodation, when should I do this?

Please do not book any private accommodation until you receive your final booking confirmation for your chosen course. We will contact you to provide your final booking confirmation in late May / early June.

How do I apply for a Visa?

Students are responsible for ensuring they obtain a valid visa to study in the UK. The Summer School team are unable to advise you about visas but if you wish to find out more information please visit the following websites:

UK Government Visas and Immigration

The University of Edinburgh Student Immigration Advice


How do I ask for extra support or special adjustments during the course of my study?

The Centre for Open Learning is keen to ensure that all students are supported appropriately on their chosen course. In order to do so, students are required to provide relevant information about their needs. Please complete and return a Support Needs Form, be assured that any information you provide is confidential. Only staff who need to know about a disclosed condition or support needs are informed.

Fill out the Support Needs Form

When will my orientation take place?

Orientation will take place on the day your course commences. 

Can I check-in into my accommodation earlier? Or can I check-out later?

No, we regret that check-in and check-out dates cannot be changed. Accommodation bookings will begin the Saturday prior to the course start date, and finish the Saturday following the course end date.

Are Pre-University students in the same building? How many students are there in each room?

All Pre-University students will be staying in the same building. Students have individual rooms and these are not shared. Students will share the communal area and the bathrooms. 

I am a Pre-University student, can I chose to have an en-suite bathroom?

No, unfortunately this option is not available to Pre-University students. Pre-University students will all be staying within the same building in catered standard accommodation where bathrooms are shared.

Is there the option of attending Summer School online?

All of our Summer School courses are scheduled to be delivered in person and there are no online options available this year.

Does the Summer School programme offer any scholarship?

No, unfortunately, Summer School is unable to offer any scholarship or aid with funding.

I have a Master’s degree but I am interested in attending Summer School. Can I apply for a UG credit course?

Yes! Our Summer School courses are delivered at an undergraduate level, but all students (Master's degree students, PhD students) are welcome to apply, as long as they meet the entry requirements.