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 2020 are now open and will close on 31 October 2019.
How to Apply
You need to complete our online application form. As part of the application form, you are required to upload electronic copies of the documents outlined below – please make sure you have these ready before you start your application.
- Your passport number (your passport must be valid for the period you intend to study)
- A transcript of your most relevant recent/current academic qualifications OR reference letter vouching for your academic ability (a copy must be uploaded as part of your application)
- 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. (A copy of this certificate must be uploaded as part of your application)
- A COL Data Protection Disclaimer form signed by the student (a copy of this form must be uploaded as part of your application).
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 £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.
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 first week of November 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 2020 will close on Thursday 31 October 2019. 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.
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.
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 2019.
Click the button below to apply to Winter School 2020.