Sutton Trust students

At a glance

  • Five days
  • Residential
  • Year 12 students
  • Eligibility criteria apply
  • Applications will open in January 2019

Students will have the option of studying one of eight subject strands in an engaging and high achieving academic environment, whilst experiencing a taste of university life during the day and evening. Each subject strand has been created to give a taste of the subject at Imperial College London and is designed to stretch the capability of every student on the course. The workshops feature a series of practical investigations provided by College staff, supported by current undergraduate mentors. All subject content is aimed at Level 1 undergraduate standard and teaching is provided in the same style as it is to university undergraduates. In addition, College staff will be present to provide information and guidance and answer questions regarding the University applications process and finances.

We would like students to gain as much as they can from our summer school, so we ask our applicants to be enthusiastic about their subject, ready for a challenge and willing to work hard.

In 2018, Imperial College London will host two Sutton Trust Summer Schools, when you apply you will be asked to select one of the following weeks.

Please note, there are subject specific entry requirements. To view these, please visit the Sutton Trust Website.

WEEK 1: 30th July – 3rd August 2018

Subjects Include

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


WEEK 2:  6th – 10th August 2018

Subjects Include

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Physics 


Travel to and from the Sutton Trust Summer School will be reimbursed, but you will have to make your own arrangements. Further guidance will be provided if you are offered a place.


If you have any queries in regards to your application or summer schools in general, please see our General FAQs in the first instance.

If your query is not answered in the FAQs, please email us via or phone +44 (0) 20 7594 7328.

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Further info

Eligibility criteria

This programme is fully funded by Imperial College London and the Sutton Trust, therefore eligibility criteria apply. Please visit the Sutton Trust Website for the list of eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

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