Eligibility

Eligibility criteria

 

Credit-bearing courses

Minimum academic requirements

If you would like to apply to one of our credit bearing courses then you must be able to demonstrate that you will have completed at least 1 year of university–level study upon the start date of your preferred course. 

You will ideally have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, or equivalent grades (Academic grades not in GPA format should be converted by the students prior to uploading their documents). However, we will consider special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. 

Minimum English Language requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, we require that you demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Some of our credit bearing courses require slightly higher levels of academic ability and English language ability; please see the individual course pages for the exact requirements for your chosen course.

 

Non-credit bearing courses

You must be 16 years of age or older upon the start date of your preferred course for your application to be considered.

Minimum English Language requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, we require that you demonstrate a minimum IELTS score 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each component) or equivalent.

 

Supporting Evidence Requirements

 

You will be asked to provide the following evidence in support of your Summer School application:

  • A personal statement: Please include your personal statement within the appropriate box in the application form. It should explain why you wish to study at the University of Edinburgh and provide any additional information (such as your hobbies and interests and extra-curricular activities relevant to your course choice) which you feel may support your application
  • A copy of your passport (and any current UK visas)

 

In addition, you may be asked to provide evidence of the following in English language:

Academic Qualifications

If you are required to provide evidence of your academic achievements, the Summer School will accept either:

  • An official transcript/ interim degree transcript
    OR
  • A letter of reference which vouches for your level of academic ability (ie. your level of study completed and your grades achieved). Recommendation letters should be around 300 words in length (although there is no upper limit) and should be provided by an individual who is unrelated to you. References must be composed in English, signed, and written upon headed paper.  

English language requirements

Please note that any evidence provided in order to demonstrate your English language proficiency must be dated within 2 years of your preferred course start date.

In some circumstances, you may also be asked to provide a character reference in support of your application.

Please note that any documents which are not in English must be translated prior to submission. It is possible for you to translate these documents yourself, as long as any such documents are stamped and verified by the appropriate institution/ individual.