How to apply

All applications for the Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme must be made online. Please follow the steps below to make sure that you provide us with all of the information we need to assess your application. 

Step 1 - Check your eligibility

In order to apply for the Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme, you will need to:

  • be aged 18 or over
  • be enrolled on or have completed a degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) with a bioscience component
  • meet our English language requirements

For more detail, please see our eligibility criteria page.

If you are planning to use our programme to gain academic credit for your current degree, it is strongly recommended that you check with your home institution before making your application. Imperial will award 7.5 ECTS credits if you achieve an average of 40% in the programme assessments which is usually equivalent to 3-4 US credits. However, it is up to your home institution to decide whether or not these credits will count towards your programme.

Step 2 - Gather your supporting documents

It is recommended that you gather your supporting documents before beginning your online programme application. You will be prompted to upload copies of these documents as you work through the online application form. We are able to accept Word, PDF and JPG files. 

Personal Statement

The personal statement is an important part of the selection process. Provide up to 600 words addressing the following points: 

1) What aspects of the programme are you most interested in?
2) Why should we choose you as one of our Summer School Students?
3) What are you hoping to get out of your Summer School experience?

Please be specific about your interest in the Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme. This is preferable to a generic statement of your ability and study record. 

Curriculum vitae (CV) No more than two A4 pages formatted according to our Revolutions in Biomedicine CV template 2017.
Your university transcript to date A translation must be included if your transcript is not in English. If you do not have access to a transcript or have yet to complete a bioscience module, we may be able to accept an academic reference instead. Please check our academic eligibility guidance for further information.
Proof of your English language proficiency (if your degree is not taught in English) Details of what we can accept are on our eligibility criteria page.

Step 3: Apply online

When you have all your documents together and are ready to apply, go to our online application form. You will need to create an account to begin your application. Once you have logged in, click on the summer schools tab at the top of the page. Please read through the information on the pages and follow the on-screen instructions. 

When you reach the programme title question in 'proposed studies' section, choose 'Revolutions in Biomedicine - Faculty of Medicine Summer School|RBSSC|1|SK|PT|OP'

You will then need to work through the rest of the form and complete all questions that are marked as required. Once you have completed all of the compulsory questions, click 'submit application.'

Once you have submitted your application, we will do our best to send you a decision within 20 working days.

Don't forget that, as part of the application process, you will need to agree to our Revolutions in Biomedicine terms and conditions. Please download this document and go over it carefully before submitting your application. 


If your application has been successful, you will receive an official Letter of Offer from the Faculty of Medicine. To confirm your place on the programme, you will then need to accept this offer and pay your tuition fees in full. Information about how to pay tuition fees will be included in the offer letter, which will be sent via email.

Once your payment has cleared, a member of the team will email you to confirm your place on the programme and, if appropriate,  provide you with documents for your visa application.

If we have to cancel the Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme due to a failure to meet minimum recruitment levels or because of an event outside our control, we will refund your tuition fees. However, we are unable to accept liability for any costs or losses incurred by you which are the result of the cancellation. We therefore advise that you take out insurance against cancellation of the programme if your travel costs are likely to be substantial. If we fail to meet a minimum recruitment level, we will inform you no later than 4 weeks before the programme commencement date.


If you're not a UK or EU national, you may need to apply for a visa to study on our summer programme. For more information, see our visa information page.