Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer School student

Applications

How do I apply to attend the Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer School?

To apply to attend the Summer School you will need to complete our online application form. Further details can be found on our How to apply page.

When do applications close?

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as places are allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

If you require a short term visa we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible to ensure you have plenty of time to arrange it. Obtaining a visa or any other required documents remains your responsibility. 

When shall I expect to hear the outcome of my application?

Due to popular demand for the Revolutions in Biomedicine courses, we aim to respond to all applications within 20 working days. However, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by asking a question

Do I need a visa to attend?

You can check if you need to apply for a visa in advance of arriving in the UK on the UK government website. There is also information on the Imperial College London visa webpages about visas for short courses. If you do need a visa, we advise you to apply as early as possible to for the on campus summer school.

If you have further questions about applying for a visa for the course, please email fomsummerschool@imperial.ac.uk and we can send you more detailed information.

Academic specifications

Is this course right for me?

This is a 3 week on campus course giving you an in depth insight into the research and work of world renowned academics. The course will stretch and challenge you to work with a range of students on your own mini research project. You will build your confidence to present your findings amongst your classmates, whilst gaining real wet laboratory experience. You will also be supported by a team of Imperial College staff and be able to attend guest lectures with leading-edge researchers. The course is an ideal opportunity to learn new skills, to network, and to immerse yourself in the Imperial environment. 

Am I eligible to attend this Summer School?

To be eligible to attend you must be 18 or over and currently be studying or have recently completed your undergraduate degree. In your application form you must demonstrate that you meet our minimum academic and English language requirements

Is there an English language requirement?

You need to demonstrate one of the following criteria:

  • Are undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate degree taught in English
  • IELTS (a score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all elements)
  • TOEFL (a score of 92 overall with a maximum score of 20 in all elements)
  • CET 4 (a minimum score of 550)
  • CET 6 (a minimum score of 520)
  • Other English language qualification at the 'standard' level according to Imperial College English requirements

Is there a minimum academic requirement?

You must be a current undergraduate student (or recent graduate), aged over 18 years and be able to demonstrate that you have passed at least one undergraduate module in a bioscience subject in your application form. If you do not have this when completing your application form, you must provide an academic reference from your current academic institution instead.

What is the general structure of the course?

Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00 you will be in sessions that may be taught or in the laboratory. During the evenings you may have free time, social activities or be attending a guest lecture.

There will be opportunities to work with other students online outside of class. Further details of what you can expect to cover in each session will be shared in your course booklet.

Attendance is vital, and you are required to attend at least 80% of your lessons in order to pass the course. There is also an optional assessment for those wishing to gain 7.5 ECTS credits for the Summer School.

Where is the Summer School based?

The Summer School is based at Imperial College, London. We have multiple campuses, all located within Central London. The main campus for this course is the Hammersmith Campus. Further information can be found in the campus and social life section on the Summer School website. 

Will I receive academic credits for attending this course?

The programme carries 7.5 ECTS credits (3-4 US), subject to your home institution approval. In order to gain academic credit, students must attend a minimum of 80% of the course and gain a combined score of at least 40% in the assessments (a lab project report with a presentation). 

Will I receive a certificate for attending this course?

All students will receive a participation certificate upon successful completion of the course. In addition to this, prizes are awarded for a variety of academic and social reasons in the graduation ceremony which takes place on the final day of the Summer School.

Accommodation

Is accommodation provided?

Accommodation is not provided as part of the Summer School. However, Imperial has a range of different accommodation options which you can book directly with the accommodation team. More details on this can be found in the Accommodation pages.

Can I arrange my own accommodation?

Currently there is no obligation to stay in the accommodation available at Imperial College.

Finance

What is the cost of the on campus Summer School?

There is an Early Bird course fee of £3595 per person for 'complete' applications received before the Early Bird deadline (23.59 (BST) Thursday 13 April 2023). For applications received after this deadline, the standard course fee is £3895 per person. 

In order for your application to be considered 'complete' you must evidence how you meet our entry requirements within your application form before submitting. Please note if you submit an application form without the required evidence, you may be liable to pay the standard course fee without any Early Bird discount. 

Are there any opportunities to apply for a scholarship for the Summer School?

There are scholarships available for the Summer School which will cover the full cost of the tuition fees. Further information about our 2023 scholarships can be found on our scholarship pages

Are there any discounts available?

Students who submit 'complete' applications before 23.59 (BST) on Thursday 13 April 2023 will benefit from our Early Bird course fee for the on campus summer school, which is £3595 (£300 discount from the standard fee of £3895). For your application form to be considered 'complete' please ensure you have submitted appropriate evidence to demonstrate how you meet our entry requirements as part of your application. Failure to do so, could mean you lose out on the Early Bird discount. 

For students who enrol onto both the online and on campus summer schools we have a reimbursement scheme available where you are paid back £300 per course (£600 total).

We have a special opportunity for you in return for your help in spreading the word about this year's Summer School. We have set up a refer a friend scheme which means that once you have a course offer and have paid the course fees, you can refer a friend to attend the summer school. You will receive £100 paid back to you after your friend has enrolled and your friend will also receive a £100 paid back to them.

We also offer group booking discounts for students from the same university wishing to attend the course. Please contact us to find out more. 

How do I pay the course fee?

Information on how to pay for the Summer School shall be sent to you with your offer of a place. Payment must be made by credit or debit card through our online payment portal. Please note it is important to make payment within 14 days of your offer being made to confirm your place. All payments must be made in GB Pounds Sterling. Any currency conversion costs or other charges incurred in making the payment are not deducted from the fee paid to Imperial College. 

Social programme

What activities are included in the social programme?

There is a whole range of social activities available throughout the on campus summer school. In previous years we have organised group trips out of London, fun activities and day excursions. We will be emailing our applicants and offer holders, showcasing what events we have on offer closer to the time of the Summer School.

How much does the social programme cost?

The social programme has a whole range of events on offer that will be included in your fee, along with some additional paid activities. More specific details will be released to applicants and offer holders, so keep an eye out for this.

Is the social programme compulsory?

The social programme is optional, however it provides an excellent opportunity to make friends, network and explore London. We also have student ambassadors from Imperial College to help with the social programme so it is an excellent opportunity to discover what it is like to be a student at Imperial College London.