Studying at the University of Edinburgh

Studying at the University of Edinburgh Summer School is the perfect way to broaden your academic and cultural horizons at a world-leading institution. Our innovative and inspiring courses have been designed to give you the chance to study unique and interesting subjects and benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities we have on offer.

Our brand new course themes give you the chance to develop your skills and knowledge, broaden your international experience, and capitalise on our city's inimitable opportunities. To find your perfect course, take a look at our Course A-Z or  use our course search tool.

Our immersive courses provide at least 18 hours of supported academic teaching time per week, along with the chance to take part in development and reflective sessions to make the most of your international experience. Along with a full induction and a graduation event for your course, you will have full access to the wide range of academic and support services that the University has to offer. 

Academic credit is available to all students registered on credit bearing courses. The Summer School also offers non-credit bearing courses for those students who do not require credit. You can find information on whether a course is credit bearing or not and how many credits each course is worth on the individual course pages. More information on academic credit from the University of Edinburgh (pdf 350 KB).

If you intend to sign up for a Summer School course at the University of Edinburgh, you also have the option to add on either a semester or a full year programme to your package. If you are a visa national, this option could impact on the visa you require. Find out more on visas and immigration