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 must arrange your student visa before you pay for the course.

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 cancellation fee will depend on when we receive your email (see below).


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

We recommend that you bring £80 – £100 per week for meals and drinks. If you are planning additional excursions while in the UK you will need extra money.

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

No. We do not refund the £300 deposit.

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

The cancellation fee depends on when you contact us to cancel:

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?

Yes. You will have access to all of UWE Bristol's student facilities during the Summer School. For some facilities like the gym you may need to complete an induction. You may also need 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 the rest of 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 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 transfer?

For an extra charge, we can arrange airport transfers from London or Bristol airports for individuals or small groups of students. See our accommodation and airport transfers information.

However, if you chose to make your own way to UWE Bristol then Bristol has lots of transport links, including motorways, train stations and an airport. Find out more information about how to find us.

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