Pre-University Course

Are you aged 16-18 and would like a taster of what it’s really like to be a student?

We are offering a specially designed courses for high school students who are planning to go to university. Pre-University: Social Sciences combine learning, self-development, and creative cultural experiences over two weeks in our historical capital city.

Edinburgh is a beautiful and unique city and you’ll have the chance to explore it, living and studying on our campus in the centre of the city. Founded in 1583, our students and staff have been making their mark on the world ever since. You will be taught by leading academics, and current students will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Why Edinburgh?

  • Experience university life at a world class institution.
  • Broaden your academic knowledge with expert teaching by the University of Edinburgh academic summer faculty.
  • Explore Edinburgh and Scotland, use it as your classroom, with course excursions making the most of our wonderful location.
  • Focus on your plans for university and beyond with carefully designed admissions, careers, and personal skills sessions.
  • Become a global citizen by experiencing a new city and making friends with classmates from around the world.
  • Enjoy tailor-made activities and events as part of a dynamic social programme.


Students – find out more about your Edinburgh experience

Parents and Guardians – view our key information