Biomedical Sciences Lab Summer School

Information Sheet

Application information

Apply online

As part of the online application, you must submit:

  • an academic reference from a teacher
  • a short statement of around 250 words to explain why you are applying for the summer school

Entry criteria

To apply for the Biomed summer school, applicants must be:

  • currently registered at a university and studying for a biomedical sciences or related degree (such as biology, zoology or medicine)
  • interested in a career in biomedical sciences research or medicine
  • 18 years old or over
  • currently achieving good academic grades

The programme is aimed at international students, although we do welcome applicants from the UK.

If English is not your first language, or you are not normally taught in English, you must provide an IELTS at a minimum of 6.5, with no individual band scoring less than 6.0.

Summer school fees

The fee for the Biomedical Sciences Lab Summer School is£2,850 and must be paid in full by 1 June 2018.

When you accept a place on the summer school you will be asked to pay at least 50% of the programme fee as a deposit to secure your place.You can pay the fee and the deposit online.

What’s included:

  • all tuition and course materials
  • catered accommodation, including breakfast and evening meal
  • travel to and from all activities
  • social programme, including weekend trips

What’s not included:

  • international travel to and from the UK
  • travel to the University (details of how to get here can be found on ourmapspage)
  • travel or medical insurance
  • visa costs
  • personal spending money
  • lunch or snacks

Application deadline

Application closes April 30 2018.


Accommodation is provided in one of our catered halls of residence. Breakfast and evening meals are included. You will have your own single bedroom with shared bathroom facilities.

Arrival and departure information

Your room will be available from Sunday 15 July through Saturday 4 August. We will provide you with directions on how to get to the University at a closer date to the programme's start.

Bristol is an easy 90-minute train journey from central London. There are also direct buses and coaches from Heathrow airport.

You will also need to organise your own travel to and from the UK.

Social activities

Your time at Bristol won’t all be spent in a lab. We want you to experience what it’s like to be a student at Bristol and get to know the city, so we’ve arranged social events throughout the programme. You’ll also enjoy free time in the evenings to explore our fantastic city with your new classmates.

The social programme may include:

  • trips to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bath and Stonehenge
  • walking tours of Bristol’s world-famous street art
  • organised evenings out