Winter School

Studying at the University of Edinburgh

Studying at the University of Edinburgh Winter School is the perfect way to broaden your academic and cultural horizons at a world-leading institution. 

The University's Old College quadrangle

The University of Edinburgh is proud to be one of the world’s top universities. Since 1583, the University of Edinburgh has been changing the world. We’re consistently ranked one of the best 50 universities in the world. We’re 20th in the most recent QS World University Rankings (2020). We are the #1 choice in the UK for students from the USA and Canada.

The University of Edinburgh Winter School

The innovative and inspiring courses at the University of Edinburgh's Winter School have been designed to give you the chance to study unique and interesting subjects and benefit from the world-class teaching the University has to offer.

Our immersive courses provide at least 18 hours of supported academic teaching time per week to make the most of your international experience. 

This year, in light of Covid-19, all Winter School courses will be offered online, allowing you to study from the comfort of you own home whilst studying exiciting courses taught by University of Edinburgh teaching staff.

Browse Winter School 2021 Courses

Academic Credit

All Winter School courses are credit-bearing. You may need to speak to your home university to check that the credits can be transferred to your own degree programme.

For more information about the Winter School's academic credit, please read our Academic Credit document.

Academic and Support Services

As a student of the Winter School, you will have full access to the wide range of academic and support services that the University has to offer. As an online student you will have access to a range of services designed to support your studies and help you get to know your fellow students. 

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA)

EUSA offers online support for Winter School students, from peer support to online discounts.

Visit EUSA website