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Answers to your questions about the UCL Laws Summer School

Application process

What are the entry requirements?

Our entry requirements vary per course, please check individual course pages. 

You are required to meet our English language requirements, if you are a non-native speaker. Your English language test result must have been received no more than two years before the start of the course. 

UCL Laws Summer School language requirements are Level 2:

  • IELTS, 7.0 or above (minimum 6.5 in each component),   
  • TOEFL (Internet based), 96 or above (minimum 24/30 in reading and writing, 22/30 in listening and speaking) 
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic), 76 or above (minimum 75 in each communicative skill)
  • CAE or CPE, 180 or above (minimum 172 in each component) 

You do not need to submit evidence of your English language level if: 
 
a) You are a national of a UKVI ‘majority English speaking’ country: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom or United States of America. 
 
b) By the time you enrol on the UCL Summer School, you will have completed 12 months* of education in a country that UCL considers to be ‘majority English speaking’: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon (only if the qualification is taught in English), Canada, Caribbean / West Indies (English-speaking Caribbean Commonwealth territories), Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland (Eswatini), Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, or Zimbabwe 

*Please note that the 12 months of study must have happened less than two years prior to UCL Summer School enrolment. 
 
English language courses and study preparation courses such as pre-Masters are not acceptable. All qualifications must have been studied in the country of the awarding institution.

What is the application deadline?

The deadline for applications is 19 May. We run a rolling admissions process which means once the course is full we close applications. Therefore we suggest you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to apply after the deadline, please contact the Summer School team.

How do I make an application and how is it processed?

Applications are made online by application form. Applications that are submitted complete with correct supporting evidence will be processed within 10 working days. If we require further information we will email you. Please ensure that you submit all documentation together to avoid delays in processing your application.

What is the payment deadline?

If you are paying by credit card, tuition fees should be paid within 14 days of receiving your offer email. If you are paying by invoice, tuition fees should be paid within 30 days of receiving your offer email. Your place on the course is only guaranteed once we have received full payment. After 30 days has passed, your offer of a place will be withdrawn.

Is there accommodation?

Accommodation is arranged and paid for separately by the individual. Summer School students are guaranteed accommodation in UCL Halls of Residence. The halls are in central London, a short walk from Bentham House. 

Once you have paid for your tuition fees you will be sent a code to use to book accommodation at discounted rates.

Course information 

How many hours of teaching are there?

There are three hours of teaching per day which amounts to 45 hours over the 15 days of the Summer School. Students are expected to complete 100 hours of additional study during this time.

How will I access the reading?

All reading materials will be provided by UCL Laws.

Are the courses accredited?

It is currently not possible to gain credits when taking the Summer School at UCL Laws. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion providing that they attend at least 75% of classes and achieve a pass on the summative assessment.

Fees

What are the fees?

The standard tuition fee for the Summer School course is £3950 and £2950 for current students studying anywhere in the world.

What is included in the fees?

Fees include:

  • all teaching classes 
  • all reading materials
  • light refreshments each day
  • access to the UCL Library
  • networking opportunities
  • an end of course social
Does UCL Laws offer discounts?

UCL Laws offers a 20% discount to current UCL students, staff or alumni.

We also offer a 15% discount to:

  • individuals working in a non-commercial organisation
  • individuals currently not in employment
  • commerical organisations that send three or more individuals

The discount can only be applied once if any of the above apply.

How do I make a payment?

Upon receiving confirmation of a place, payments are made online in full via the UCL store using a credit/ debit card. If you would prefer to receive an invoice please contact us.

Visas

Will I need a visa?

The UK visa policy allows visa-free entry for up to six months to citizens of several countries, most of which are from the EU and Commonwealth states. If you are not from the countries included on the visa-exemptions, then you will need to apply for a standard visa.

If you need to apply for a visa, you should make sure to apply for the Summer School course as soon as possible to make sure there is enough time for the visa process.

How do I obtain a visa letter?

The Summer School office will be able to provide you with a visa letter. Please contact the Summer School team.

Terms and Conditions

Could my course be cancelled?

A minimum number of individuals is required for each course to run. If the course is cancelled, UCL Laws will let you know by 17 May at the latest.

We will refund in full any course fees or give you the option to move your place to the next available course date. Please note that UCL accepts no responsibility for travel or accommodation arrangements or costs, and travel/ accommodation should be booked at your own discretion.

What is the refund policy for the programme?

If you are unable to attend, and not in a position to substitute your place to another person or move your booking to the next available date, then the following cancellation charges below will apply:

•    6-8 weeks before the course starts:  40% of the fee paid
•    4-5 weeks before the course starts: 75% of the fee paid
•    Less than 28 days before the course starts: 100% of the fee paid.

Terms and Conditions

Please see UCL’s Terms and Conditions.