Applying for Summer School

Are you ready to spend your Summer at Imperial College Business School? Join a dynamic and inspiring community of people and increase your academic standing by studying at top ten global university.

Applications for our 2023 intake are now closed. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates for our next intake.

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Who are we looking for?

Summer School courses are open to current undergraduates and postgraduates as well as individuals who may have already graduated but have less than five years of work experience.

To qualify, you must currently be studying towards a degree or have been awarded a degree. We would expect all applicants to be tracking towards or have achieved an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or the international equivalent) but in some instances, it is possible to accept slightly lower grades, depending on the strength of the application as a whole.

Please note that current Imperial College MSc and PhD students are unable to apply for the Summer School.

Entry requirements

Note, courses are to be confirmed for 2024.

If you are a non-native English speaker but are currently studying for (or have completed) a first degree taught in English within the following countries then you meet the English requirement automatically:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • West Indies

This applies only to degrees that are awarded by a university in the relevant country.


If you have taken university courses taught in English (excluding English Language courses), you may meet our English proficiency requirements without the need to submit a test certificate.

You will need to provide evidence with your application of the university courses taught in English you have studied – this evidence can be included on your transcript or by submitting a letter with your application from your university

If you have any questions regarding this, please email the Summer School team and we will be happy to advise.

Non-native English speakers who have not completed, or are not currently studying for, a university degree taught in English are required to pass an English language test.

Some of the tests and required grades are outlined in the list below. If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please let us know.

Please note, IELTS, TOEFL and Duolingo scores are only valid if they are less than two years old at the programme start date.

  • GCSE, IGCSE and GCE ‘O’ Level: Grade B in English Language
  • For Cambridge C1 Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) tests taken before January 2015: Grade C
  • For Cambridge C1 Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) tests taken from January 2015: 176 overall (minimum 169 in all elements)
  • For Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) tests taken before January 2015: Any pass grade with a pass in each element OR Level C1 certificate
  • For Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) tests taken from January 2015: Any pass grade with a pass in each element
  • IELTS (Academic): A minimum overall score of 6.5 with 6 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum overall score of 92 with 20 in each element. You must meet the entry requirement in one test from your scaled scores (‘My Best Scores’ reported by TOEFL will not be considered). For more information regarding TOEFL please visit the ETS website. Please note if you would like ETS to send your TOEFL scores directly to the College, our TOEFL Institution Code is 0891.
  • Duolingo English Test: 115 Overall with no less than 105 in any band score.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): please refer to the Standard requirement of the College’s English Language Requirements webpage
  • European Baccalaureate English as a First Language: Grade 6
  • European Baccalaureate English as a Second Language: Grade 7
  • International Option of the French Baccalaureat (OIB) English: Grade 12 in English in the final examinations
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia): Grade A in English Language
  • Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A Levels (SIPCAL): Grade C in the General Paper
  • CET-4 (China): a minimum score of 550
  • CET-6 (China): a minimum score of 520

Students from outside the UK may require a visa to join the Summer School. Further information is available in our FAQs.

Applicants for this programme will be expected to have some prior exposure or previous learning in calculus, linear algebra, and probability.

For this course we require evidence of A-level mathematics (grade A or above) or equivalent. It is desirable (but not a formal requirement) that students have some basic programming skills. Students should have successfully completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in a quantitative subject such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Physics, or Engineering.

How to apply

Start your application

Applications are made through our online application system, which gives you the flexibility to complete your application in your own time and save your progress. The form includes questions about you and your educational history to date.

Submit your support documents

As part of the application form you will need to upload scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Personal statement: A short written statement (up to 500 words) outlining your reason(s) for choosing your course(s) and what you hope to gain from the Summer School programme.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • University transcript(s) and a translation of your university transcript if it is not in English.
  • Most recent English language test certificate (if applicable)
  • Evidence of A-level mathematics if required
  • Any other relevant supporting documents (if applicable)

To avoid delays to your application it is imperative that you submit a complete application, uploading all requested documentation to our online application system. Please note that you should not send in hard copies of documents when submitting an application.

Before submitting your application, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Admissions decision

You will be notified informally via email and officially via your online account with the result of your application. If you are successful you can then meet the conditions of the offer and accept your place.

Key dates and deadlines

Applications for our 2023 intake are now closed. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates for 2024 entry.

Early bird discount

Early submission of your Summer School application will qualify you for a 10% reduction on the tuition fees. The early bird deadline is to be confirmed for 2024.

Summer School Group

Invest in yourself

Attending the Imperial Summer School is an investment in yourself and a great way to increase your academic standing. We are pleased to offer discounted funding options to eligible students. Full information on how to pay your fees can be found on our funding and scholarships pages.

1 Fees are to be confirmed for 2024 entry.

Paying your fees

The fees are to be paid in full within three days of receiving the official Letter of Offer from Imperial College Business School to attend the Summer School programme. 

The fees are the same for UK, EU and international students. Fees do not include living expenses, accommodation or the social programme.

Frequently asked questions

The programme is open to current undergraduates and postgraduates*. We require all students to be studying towards or have completed a Bachelor degree. We expect all applicants to be achieving strong results and on track for a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university (or the international equivalent) but we do consider candidates with slightly lower results and may make an offer for the Summer School, depending on the strength of the whole application.

Read more about our entry requirements.

*Please note that current Imperial College MSc and PhD students are unable to apply for the Summer School.

The Summer School is aimed at candidates who are currently studying for their undergraduate degree and the majority of students are aged between 18 and 21 years of age. The teaching is not intended for people with a significant amount of work experience, so it would be unlikely that our offering is what you are looking for in your studies. You may wish to take a look at the Business School’s Executive Education suite as it offers programmes in similar subject areas to the Summer School but instead aimed at those with more professional experience.

Students can only take one course. Please visit our Courses page for more information.


Applications to the Summer School are made through our website. Please ensure that you fully complete the application form as otherwise there could be delays to your application. Please visit our How to Apply section for further information.

There are no application fees for our Summer School courses.