How to apply for International Summer School

Application process

The application for the 2023 International Summer School will be posted in January 2023.

You will need to submit a copy of your transcript, passport (front cover and photo page), and a letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should be from a tutor or other notable person that can vouch for your suitability to study on the programme.  

Once you have done this and we can confirm that you have met our entry criteria, we’ll be delighted to send you an Offer Letter for our Summer School. You’ll also get a list of your pre-approved study modules and an Acceptance Form for you to formally accept our offer.

Monday 3rd April 2023

Block 1 and/or Block 2 application deadline

Monday 17th April 2023

Deadline to return Acceptance Form – Block 1 and/or Block 2

 

Cancellation dates

Cancellation penalty after date listed

Tuesday 18th April 2023

from Block 1 - £500

from Block 2 - £500

from Block 1 and 2 - £1000

Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Full programme fee as listed online

 

Our entry requirements

You’ll be asked to provide your latest transcript, a letter of recommendation and a copy of your passport. You may also be asked to provide evidence of your English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).

Academic requirements

If you’re applying from a university in the USA or Canada you’ll need a GPA of 3.0 or above. Special circumstances may be taken into consideration if your GPA is slightly below this.

If you’re applying from elsewhere, you should have good pass grades equivalent to ECTS level ‘B’ or top 35% for courses taken.

English language proficiency

When you apply, you should be sufficiently fluent in English to get maximum benefit from our course modules. If English is not your first language, you’ll need to have passed one of these recognised tests and examinations:

Examination

Minimum pass level

IELTS 

6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill)

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

169 with minimum of 162 in each skill

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)

180 with minimum 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)

54 with 51 in each component

IBT TOEFL

80 with no subtest less than 17

If you’re an exchange student, there may be an inter-university agreement for the recognition of your English Language ability. This may mean that admission is possible without having to sit or hold one of the above tests. Instead we would require an academic reference that would attest to your ability to attend classes and complete assignments in English. Check with your exchange co-ordinator to see if this applies to you.