Winter School

How to Apply

Everything you need to know about applying for a place at the University of Edinburgh's Winter School. Applications have now closed for Winter 2019.

Before applying to the Winter School, make sure you:

  • Have a transcript of your most relevant academic qualifications OR reference letter vouching for your academic ability

Non-native English speakers will also need:

  • Recognised English language qualification certificate demonstrating a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent

16 and 17-year-olds will also need:

  • Code of Conduct and Parental Consent form signed by you and your parent/guardian

Code of Conduct and Parental Consent Form [PDF]

Agents will also need:

  • Data Protection Disclaimer for Agents form signed by the student and/or their parent/guardian as applicable

Data Protection Disclaimer for Agents Form [PDF]


Applications have now closed for Winter School 2019. Applications will re-open in Spring 2019.

Pre-payment Deposit

To secure your place on the Winter School, we will ask you for a pre-payment if your application is accepted. You will receive an email prompting for payment and proving details on how to do so;  see our Application Timeline section for more information.

The pre-payment amount is £250, and must be made within 5 working days of us requesting it. After a 14 day cooling off period following payment, the fee is non-refundable. See our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Terms and Conditions

Please note, making your pre-payment and being given a provisional place does not guarantee that the course will run. We will contact all applicants with a provisional place during the first week of November 2018 to provide final confirmation.


All applicants who apply before 30 September 2018 will be eligible for a 10% discount off their course fees. The discount will be deducted from the final balance.

A 15% discount off course fees is available on applications received from students of valued partner institutions before 30 September 2018. After this date, a 10% discount off course fees will be available. Discounts will be deducted from the final balance. This discount is not available in conjunction with any other discounts.

Application Deadline

Applications for the Winter School 2019 will close on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis from when applications open, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Visa Information

To study at the University of Edinburgh Winter School, non-European Union nationals will need to have a valid visa or permission to study in the UK. We welcome students from all around the world and colleagues in our office can provide information about the process for applying. However, as a student, obtaining the correct type of visa is your own responsibility. 

Visa Information

Flight Arrangements

International applicants given a provisional place should not book any travel until they have received final confirmation of their place during the first week of November 2018.