Applications are now open for Imperial's Global Summer School 2016

Post date: Feb 4, 2016 6:45:24 AM

What is the Imperial Global Summer School?

The Imperial Global Summer School is designed to help students aged 16–17 from across the world get a taste of life as an Imperial student while living on our South Kensington Campus.

This is a great opportunity for your high-achieving students to explore the subjects we offer and gain valuable practical science and engineering skills.

It’s also a good chance for your students to experience university life in London through an exciting programme of social activities.

What does the Summer School involve?

The Summer School is designed to be very hands-on and as close to the real experience of being an Imperial student as we can make it. Participants will be able to develop their subject knowledge in one of three streams; Engineering, Medicine and Life Sciences or Physical Sciences.

Whichever stream they choose they will all have the opportunity to:

  • Work in teams to solve a real world problem similar to the challenges faced by industry.

  • Learn from some of our world class academics and researchers, to boost their subject knowledge and hone their business skills.

  • Work in our state-of-the-art laboratories using real equipment.

There will also be practical sessions on the university application process to help them gain an edge over the competition when it comes to applying for undergraduate courses.

Find out more about the academic programme.

When and where does the Global Summer School take place?

There are two Summer Schools to choose from:

27 June – 9 July 2016

8 – 20 August 2016

Both sessions take place at our South Kensington Campus, in the heart of central London and accommodation is provided. Students will be supervised by an experienced team of staff and mentors throughout.

Who should apply?

The Summer School is open to students aged 16-17 from across the world. Places at each Summer School are limited so we’re looking for students who can show:

Enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Excellent academic ability demonstrated by a majority of predicted or achieved A*– B grades at GCSE level or equivalent, with a minimum of grade A in Maths and a relevant science

Strong English language skills

Clear motivation for attending the Summer School

All Summer School students must be 16 years old by 31 August 2016 and should not be over 17 years of age at any point during the Summer School period.

For example, students applying for the Global Summer School running from 27 June to 9 July 2016 should have a date of birth between 10 July 1998 and 31 August 2000.

Students applying to the Global Summer School running from 8 August to 20 August 2016, should have a date of birth between 21 August 1998 and 31 August 2000.

Find out more about what we’re looking for.

What is the application process?

Applications for the Summer School are now open and eligible students can apply for a place using our online application form.

Applications will be reviewed at set points during the year, based on the following deadlines.

Round 1 - Applications received between 6 January 2016 and 5 February 2016. Decisions on applications will be made on 12 February 2016 and successful applicants will hear from the team shortly after this date.

Round 2 - Applications received between 6 February 2016 and 11 March 2016. Decisions on applications will be made on 18 March 2016 and successful applicants will hear from the team shortly after this date.

Further rounds may be announced subject to the availability of places on the course, however these are expected to fill up quickly, so we strongly recommend eligible students apply early to avoid missing out.

Find out more about the application process in full.