Your Edinburgh experience

The University of Edinburgh is located amongst some of the most impressive landscapes and architecture in the world and, as a student of the Summer School, it will provide an amazing and memorable backdrop to your summer of opportunities. We can guarantee that you will have the experience of a lifetime and one you will always treasure!

As part of your Preparing for University course, you will take part in three types of activities: Study, Skills, and Social.



In our study sessions, expert teaching from our academics will give you your first experience of university-level study.



Our skills sessions will help you prepare for university life – from study skills to perfecting your application.



Our social programme will let you experience the best of Edinburgh while making new friends from around the world.


From the moment you arrive in Edinburgh, we will ensure you experience true Scottish hospitality. From your airport welcome, catered accommodation, and social excursions, student group leaders will make sure you feel at home and will give you insight into the real experience of student life in Edinburgh.

By the end of the course, we hope you will have gained a complete insight into university life and have had a lot of fun along the way too.