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Year 12 Summer Schools

Every year, UCL runs a number of residential and non-residential summer schools for students in year 12 attending state schools. These aim to give students a taste of university life and the degree programmes we offer.

Please note that for these programmes there are certain eligibility criteria, and for residential summer schools priority is given to students from state schools outside of London.

Summer school FAQ (pdf)

2016 Residential Summer Schools


Summer School
Dates Application deadline
Find out more and apply
Applied Medical Sciences & Nutrition 22-26 August 2016
29 April 2016
Apply now
Architecture 22-26 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Archaeology 22-26 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Arts and Sciences 22-26 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Biosciences 8-12 August 2016
11 March 2016
Applications closed
Chemical Engineering 22-26 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Fine Art (Slade)
1-5 August 2016
29 April 2016 Apply now
Geography 8-12 August 2016
11 March 2016
Applications closed
History 1-5 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Modern Languages (SELCS) 1-5 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Natural Sciences 8-12 August 2016
11 March 2016
Applications closed
Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) 1-5 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Population Health Sciences 1-5 August 2016 29 April 2016 Apply now
Statistical Science 8-12 August 2016
11 March 2016
Applications closed
Discover UCL: A Summer School for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 15-17 August 2016
20 May 2016
Apply now
UCL Investigates...Museums Summer School 30 July-5 August 6 June 2016 Apply now

2016 Non-residential Summer Schools


Summer School
Dates Application deadline
Find out more and apply
Life Sciences
25-29 July 2016
29 April 2016 Apply now
Chemistry, Physics & Natural Sciences (MAPS) 5-8 April 2016
1 March 2016
Applications closed
English 18-22 July 2016
29 April 2016 Apply now
Ancient World
4-7 July 2016
29 April 2016 Apply now
Law 11-15 July 2016
29 April 2016 Apply now
Maths 18-22 July 2016
29 April 2016 Apply now
Psychology & Language Sciences 4-8 July 2016
29 April 2016 Apply now

Application Notes & Deadlines

Please read all the questions carefully before answering them, and do not rush the form - if you make a mistake in your contact details we will not be able to let you know if you have a place!

Part of the application form will require you to enter some information about your parent or guardian. Please make sure they are around when you are completing the form to give you this information.

The deadline for student applications are midnight, Friday 29th May, 2016*.

You are required to give the details of a teacher who can provide an academic reference to support your application, and to forward the reference link (which you will receive after submitting your application form) on to this teacher. If we do not receive the reference from your teacher we will be unable to consider you for a place on the summer school. 

The deadline for teacher references are midnight, Friday 6th May, 2016.

Please ensure you complete your application form as soon as possible to allow your teacher plenty of time to complete the reference. 

*In the event a course has not reached it's capacity of eligible applicants, we may reopen applications. Please check this page regularly for further details.


For more detailed information about the programme this year, view our current brochure or have a look at some of the videos from last year: