Short Courses

How to Enrol

You can enrol and pay course fees online or in person.

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!


You can explore courses by subject area, find further course information and book your place online via this website.

Concessions for matriculated students and University of Edinburgh staff will be automatically applied on online bookings via EASE.

For other concessions or financial support, applications must be made directly with The Centre for Open Learning. See our Help with Fees page for more information.

Help with Fees

In Person

You can enrol in person at The Centre for Open Learning Reception during office hours (9 am - 7 pm, Monday to Thursday / 9 am - 5 pm on Friday).

Payment Methods

  • Payment by credit or debit card may be made online or in person.
  • If paying by cheque, please make payable to 'The University of Edinburgh'
  • Payment in cash can only be done in-person at our Reception.

Terms & Conditions

By enrolling on a course at the Centre for Open Learning you agree to our Terms & Conditions. Please ensure you have read them prior to applying for a course.

Terms & Conditions

Contact Us

Centre for Open Learning

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Paterson's Land
Holyrood Road

Post Code


  • Reception Opening Hours during Term 1-3:
    Mon – Thurs, 9am – 7pm
    Fri, 9am – 5pm