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Cancellation of the 2020 Summer Programmes.

Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s International Summer Programmes, due to take place in July and August 2020. We are working on plans for Summer 2021, and will post information as soon as possible about dates and provisional content.

We anticipate that bookings for next summer will be possible from early Autumn. In the meantime, please check our webpages for up-to-date information about online options currently available at ICE.


Before you apply

Before applying, please ensure that you have read the programme requirements (including who can apply, English language requirements and visa guidance) and that you have understood our Booking terms and conditions. You may also find it helpful to read our Booking information.

If you have any queries about the above, please contact us:

Tel. +44 (0)1223 760 850

How to apply

To book online and pay by credit or debit card click on the Apply Now button at the top of the programme and course/seminar pages. You will be taken to our online system where you can set up an account using your email address, you will then be taken through the application process step by step. 

As part of the ID process for the new booking system you will need to submit a colour photograph of yourself. If you experience any problems with uploading one, please contact us at for advice on how to proceed.

What happens next?

Once you have completed the online application form you will receive:

  1. An email to acknowledge your online application (this is not confirmation of acceptance onto the programme(s))
  2. An email to confirm your online registration fee payment

If you meet all of the requirements and have provided all of the relevant information your application will be processed and accepted.

If your application is incomplete (eg missing language information) you will receive an email, and your application will be held as 'submitted' until the issue is resolved.

Once your application has been accepted you will receive:

  1. An email to confirm your place on your chosen programme including 'Your orders' where you can view and make payments
  2. An email containing your acceptance letter including allocated course(s)/seminar(s) and accommodation

NB: Liaise with your group contact if you have applied through an institution.

You will also be emailed login details for the VLE (from mid-February onwards), where you can access the Student Handbook, course materials, information about your College and weekend excursions.

Please note: some emails sent from our office are occasionally redirected to junk or spam folders. Please ensure that you check these folders regularly once you have applied.

The University's International Summer Programmes are an embodiment of our mission 'to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence'.

Professor Graham Virgo QC (Hon), Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Browse our 2020 prospectus

Details for 2021 programmes to follow in due course.