How to apply
Applications for the UCL Summer School 2018 are now closed. Applications for 2019 will open on November 30th 2017.
Making an application
Once you have identified the module(s) you would like to study, we advise you check with your home institution before you submit your application as your home institution will decide how much credit, if any, they will award for your module(s).
Applications are still open, but students who need a visa to study in the UK are advised to apply at least a month before the start date of their chosen module (whether Session One or Session Two).
When completing the application form, you will be asked to identify two modules: a 'preferred' module and an 'alternative' module. You will only study one module in each session but all modules are subject to minimum participation requirements and maximum capacity numbers.
Completing your application
Please refer to our Application Guidelines (pdf) to help you complete your application form.
To complete your application you will need to:
- select a preferred module and alternative module;
- submit your academic qualifications/transcript;
- submit your English language qualification (if applicable);
- write a personal statement (approximately 250 words);
- pay the application fee
If you are not able to complete the application form immediately, you can save the form, log out and return later. Before submitting an application, please ensure that all sections are complete and includes all relevant documentation.
If you are unable to obtain a transcript, please upload an academic reference including comments on your academic standing and predicted grades.
If you are interested in submitting a group application please contact us.
Once you have submitted
your application form, we will contact you within approximately five
working days to inform you whether your application has been successful or
Accepting an offer
Once you have accepted your offer and paid the
tuition fees, a place will be reserved for you on the programme. However,
please note that your acceptance of an offer or payment of tuition fees does
not guarantee your participation on a specific module.
Information on the selection, offer and availability of modules, and your rights to cancel your place on the programme in the event of the unavailability of modules, is set out in our terms and conditions (pdf).
Whether or not you need a visa to enroll on the UCL Summer School depends on your nationality.
- Non-visa nationals (people who can come to the UK on holiday without applying for a visa first) do not need to apply for this visa before entering the UK. All they need to do is ask for a Short-term Student visa stamp at the immigration desk when entering the UK. You can obtain this visa upon entry to the UK from any country of departure. It is still advisable to have all the necessary documents required in case you need to show them.
- Visa nationals (people who must always apply for a visa before travelling to the UK) must apply for a Short-term Student Visitor visa before entering the UK.
Please check your status by visiting www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
A Short-term Student Visitor visa does have some limitations, these are as follows:
- You cannot switch into another visa category once you are in the UK. That means you must leave the UK on or before the visa expiry
- You are not allowed to work in the UK
- You are not covered under the NHS (National Health Service), this means you will need to make sure you have adequate medical insurance to cover your stay in the UK
- You cannot bring dependants with you
Making your Visa application
During your online application, you will be asked whether you require a Visa Support letter. We will dispatch your Visa Support letter once your fees have been paid in full. We recommend applying for a visa at least one month before your departure date but you should always check with your local visa office as well. For information and guidance about how to apply for a Short-term Student visa and the documents you will need to prepare please see our guidance document.
Students already studying in the UK
If you currently hold a valid Tier 4 visa, you are permitted to enrol on the UCL Summer School programme as supplementary study. Further information about Tier 4 supplementary study can be found on page 72 of the Tier 4 Policy Guidance.
Please note that you can take supplementary study at any time during the period of leave granted for your main programme of study, however you must make sure that studying on the UCL Summer School programme does not in any way hinder your progress on your main programme of study.
In order to enrol at UCL, you are required to present your passport and Tier 4 Biometric Residence Permit. Please note that your Tier 4 visa must be valid and must cover you for the full duration of the Summer School programme.