How to Apply
Everything you need to know about applying for a place at the University of Edinburgh's Winter School.
Applications for Winter School 2021 are now closed.
How to Apply
You need to complete our online application form. As part of the application form, you are required to provide electronic copies of the documents outlined below – please make sure you have these ready before you start your application.
- A transcript of your most relevant recent/current academic qualifications OR reference letter vouching for your academic ability (we will request a copy of this after you apply, when we email you our application confirmation).
- A recognised English language qualification certificate demonstrating a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent. The certificate must be less than two years old at the course start date (we will request a copy of this after you apply, when we email you our application confirmation).
- A COL Data Protection Disclaimer form signed by the student (we will request a copy of this after you apply, when we email you our application confirmation).
If your application is accepted, you will need to provide a pre-payment deposit to secure your place at the Winter School. You will receive an email offering you a place on the course, which will also prompt you for payment and providing details on how to do so. Once you have paid you will officially be offered a provisional place on your chosen course. See our Application Timeline section for more information.
The pre-payment amount is £500, and must be made within 24 hours 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.
Please note, making your pre-payment and being given a provisional place does not guarantee that the course will run as we rely on recruiting a minimum number of students for each course. We will contact all applicants with a provisional place during the week commencing 7 December 2020, to provide final confirmation.
Valued Partner Institution Discount
A 10% discount off course fees is available on applications received from students of valued partner institutions. Discounts will be deducted from the final balance. This discount is not available in conjunction with any other discounts.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our discounts.
Applications for the Winter School 2021 will close on Sunday 6 December 2020 at midnight (GMT). 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.
As the Winter School 2021 will be taught online, students will not need to apply and will not be eligible for a Tier 4 visa.