How to apply

Applications for the Sutton Trust Summer School can be made online.

Applicants must be in Year 12 in England or Wales, Year 13 in Northern Ireland, or S5 in Scotland and attend, and have always attended a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK.

We are looking for applicants who meet the criteria outlined on the Sutton Trust website. In general, the more of these you meet, the more likely you are to secure a place. In addition, at Bristol, you will also be more likely to gain a place if you:

  • attend an institution on our aspiring state school list;
  • have achieved at least five A or 6 grades at GCSE, or five A or B passes at National 5, and where applicable, have taken subjects relevant to the course you applied for. The subjects required for each summer school course at Bristol can be found on the Sutton Trust website;
  • meet the requirements to gain entry on to the equivalent undergraduate course – entry requirements for each course can be found using our online course finder

Priority will be given to applicants who are (or have been) looked after, accommodated or in care.


Applications open on 9 January 2019.

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