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UK Summer Schools

Applications for the Sutton Trust UK Summer Schools 2017 are now closed!
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Are you interested in exploring university life this summer? Do you want to see what being an undergraduate is really like? Attend a Sutton Trust Summer School and we’ll show you what a week in your future could look like!

We understand the challenges students face when it comes to selecting courses and universities and navigating the application process. This is why we have dedicated the past 20 years to hosting FREE, one-week residential courses and we would like to invite you to join us this summer.

The Sutton Trust is working in partnership with 11 leading universities to offer over 40 different subjects at this year’s Summer Schools. You will have the opportunity to attend academic lectures, live in halls of residence, make friends from across the UK and receive high-quality advice on how to navigate the UCAS application system. All costs including travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the Trust and our partners which means it is completely free of charge to attend.

We want you to experience as many elements of university life as possible which is why we run subject-specific Summer Schools. This means you can explore a subject you are interested in through lectures, practicals, seminars, presentations, field trips and more. You can find a full list of our partner universities, subject strands and programme dates by clicking here.

Remember, our Summer Schools are free to attend so you can pick a Summer School at any university – not just one that’s local to where you live – so pick a Summer School that’s based on your subject interests at a university you’d like to spend a week exploring.

Our UK Student Summer Schools are always oversubscribed so we strongly encourage students to read our eligibility criteria on our website before applying.

Applications closed at 5pm on Thursday, 2nd March. Teachers have until 5pm on Thursday, 9th March to verify a student’s application. Late applications will not be accepted.

Visit to learn about our Summer Schools and to apply.