Frequently asked questions


What is the latest date I can apply?

We accept applications up to six weeks before the start date of the Summer School.

Do I apply for my own visa?

Yes, UWE Bristol does not arrange your visa or contribute to the cost of a visa. You will need to apply for a student visitor visa. Please ensure you have arranged your visa before making payment.

If I need to cancel, how do I do this?

If you wish to cancel your place on the Summer School you must email The date the email is received will determine the cancellation charge.


How much money will I need while at the Summer School?

We would estimate you would need around £80 – £100 per week spending money for meals and drinks. If you are planning additional excursions while in the UK this would be in addition to this.

Do I get my deposit back if I have to cancel?

The £300 deposit is a non-refundable deposit.

Will I get a refund if I need to withdraw from the Summer School once I’ve paid the full amount?

The following cancellation charges apply:

Date of cancellation Charge
More than six weeks before the start of the course £300 deposit only
Between six and two weeks before the start of the course 50% of the course cost plus £300 deposit
Less than two weeks before the start date 100% of the course cost plus £300 deposit

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Will I be able to use the University’s facilities?

You will have access to all of UWE Bristol's student facilities during the Summer School. You may be required to complete an induction for some gym facilities, or be required to be accompanied for specialist facilities.

What catering facilities are available?

If you are staying in self-catering accommodation there will be a hob, grill and fridge/freezer. On the Frenchay Campus there are also several catering options including cafes and the Students’ Union shop.

What currency does the UK use?

The UK uses the Pound Sterling (£).

Which type of adaptors do I need in the UK?

You will need a three-pin point plug adaptor for a standard UK plug socket. The UK uses different plugs to mainland Europe.

What is the weather usually like in the UK in July and August?

UK weather is very unpredictable – that’s why everyone loves talking about it! July and August are the summer months, however, this does not always mean that it is warm or dry. We would recommend bringing a range of clothing including an umbrella! For up-to-date weather reports visit The Weather Channel.

How do I get to Bristol if I don’t use the UWE Bristol airport pick-up?

Situated 120 miles west of London (90 minutes by train), Bristol offers superb transport links including a great location next to two of the UK's largest motorways (M4/M5), a busy central train station, an extensive bus service, and a rapidly expanding airport. Find out more information about how to find us.

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