The Access and Success team works with a number of universities and organisations to provide fully funded opportunities for students in Key Stage 5.

Imperial Summer Schools

Are you in Year 12, and interested in studying Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry at university?

We’ve got the perfect summer schools for you, in partnership with Imperial College London!

There are two summer school opportunities:

  1. Imperial Life Sciences Scholars – for students based anywhere in the UK interested in studying Biology or Biochemistry at university. It will take place online from 29thJuly to 2nd Further eligibility criteria can be found on this application form.
  2. Imperial Chemistry Scholars – for students based in Greater London only,  interested in studying Chemistry at university. It will take place online from 29th July to 2ndAugust, with a funded trip to Imperial’s South Kensington campus on 14th August. Further eligibility criteria can be found on this application form.

If you are accepted on Imperial Life Sciences Scholars or Imperial Chemistry Scholars, you will:

  • Attend a series of virtual tutorials with a researcher from Imperial College London, and work towards a final assignment on a cutting-edge area of research
  • Meet current undergraduate students in your chosen department at Imperial
  • Attend a research seminar on a ground-breaking scientific area
  • Attend additional sessions on how to showcase your experiences in your UCAS application.

To be eligible, students should fulfil the following criteria:

  • You must be interested in studying Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and/or Chemistry at Imperial College London.
  • For Imperial Life Science Scholars, you must be studying A Level Biology or Chemistry, and at least one other science subject or Maths at A Level.
  • For Imperial Chemistry Scholars, you must be studying Chemistry and Maths at A Level.
  • You must be in Year 12 (England), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland)

Full eligibility criteria can be found on the application forms.

It is our aim to support students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education to take part in a summer school. As such, we’re particularly keen to receive applications from students from these backgrounds.

To apply, complete the application form for your chosen summer school as soon as possible and before the final deadline at 12pm on Thursday 2nd May.