University of London Year 12

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Year 12 Summer Schools

 Every year, UCL runs a number of residential and non-residential summer schools for students in year 12 attending state schools. These aim to give students a taste of university life and the degree programmes we offer.

Residential Summer Schools run from Monday-Friday, with students staying on site in university accommodation. Non-residential events also generally run Monday-Friday, however, students must make their way to and from UCL each day.

Residential Summer Schools 2017
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Non-residential Summer Schools 2017
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The first two deadlines have now passed. Please check this page and our social media to see when our final subjects are closing.

This may be subject to change*, please check our Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat pages often (@DiscoverUCL).

  • To apply for our programmes, you must meet certain eligibility criteria. For residential activities, priority is given to students from non-selective state schools outside of London.
  • Please read all the questions carefully before answering them, and do not rush the form – if you make a mistake in your contact details we will not be able to let you know if you have a place!
  • Part of the application form will require you to enter some information about your parent or guardian. Please make sure they are around when you are completing the form to give you this information.
  • You will also need to give the details of a teacher who can provide an academic reference to support your application. If we do not receive the reference from your teacherwe will be unable to consider you for a place on the summer school.

Please ensure you complete your application form as soon as possible to allow your teacher plenty of time to complete the reference**.

*In the event a course has not reached capacity of eligible applicants, we may extend the deadline or reopen applications.

**If the application deadline has been extended, we will accept teacher references submitted up to one week after the new application deadline.

When will I know if I’m successful?

Due to the high volume and excellent quality of applications, it can take us a while to shortlist. You’ll definitely know in good time to make your plans for the Summer. Please bear with us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve made our selections.

Does it cost anything?

No! Both our residential and non-residential activities are completely free. This includes your meals, and on residential events it also includes your accommodation and evening activities. We also cover the cost of travel to and from our residentials, and any travel you may need to do as part of the course during the week.

You can download our latest brochure here.


In August 2016, 300 students came to stay at UCL to experience what it’s like to study a range of Arts & Humanities, Sciences & Social Sciences subjects at a leading, research-intensive university. During the evenings students were also able to experience life in London by seeing West-End shows such as Aladdin and the Lion King, going on boat cruises, and socialising with other summer school participants on and around the Bloomsbury campus.