Below is the application form for ESS 2020.

– Before Applying, Please read carefully our list of course descriptions and the schedule of fees for our courses.

For inquiries, please contact

Applicants should complete all sections of the application form and submit it to the Summer School office. The deadline for completed application forms is 1 May 2020.

Essex PG students need to apply via Proficio in addition to the form below. Please contact the summer school office for assistance with this.

After submitting, you will receive an e-mail from the Summer School office. If you have not received an e-mail response from the Essex Summer School Office after 5 working days, please contact

General Information

Private information

The University is required to collect the following information by the Higher Education Statistical Agency.

The University of Essex is registered under the terms of the Data Protection Act to enable it to hold and process personal data about its participants. These data comprise details about admission, academic background, course registration and academic progress while at the University. They also include information collected by the University for the purposes of equal opportunities monitoring. The University will process these data for various administrative, academic and health and safety purposes. The data will be kept secure and accurate and will only be disclosed to people who have a need to know in accordance with the University’s registration under the Act.

Academic / Institution Information

Background Knowledge

Please indicate your background knowledge in the following areas. 

Note: if you are part of a group enrolment, please indicate this in the ‘research interests’ box below. 




Please give details of your primary subfield and research interests using a few keywords

Course Selection

The course schedules for each session can be found here and fees are described here.

Session 1 – Monday 13 to Friday 24 July 2020
Session 2 – Monday 27 July to Friday 7 August 2020
Session 3 – Monday 10 to Friday 21 August 2020

Morning courses are held weekdays 10:00-13:30.
Afternoon courses are held weekdays 14:15-17:45.

– Select no more than one afternoon and one morning course for each session you will attend.

– Note that full-day courses 1R, 2Q, and 2S include morning and afternoon sessions and cannot be taken in conjunction with an afternoon or morning course that occurs simultaneously. 

– Maths classes begin at 8:15 am every morning and is offered free of charge with any paid course. Participants are encouraged to attend these lectures if they feel they need supplementary maths instruction.

– Intro to R (4 hours) takes place the Sunday before each session and can be taken in conjunction with any course.

– If you wish to enrol in 1P and 1Q simultaneously, 2R and 2T simultaneously, or 2Q and 2S simultaneously, this is allowed and encouraged. Notice that these combinations are separate options below.

– If you have questions about the application, please contact the summer school office by email before completing your application.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Accommodation Requirements

Please select the box below if you require on-campus accommodation. If you indicate the need for accomodation, please then enter the date you will arrive (for example, the Sunday before your first class meeting) and the date you will depart from campus (for example, the Saturday after your last class meeting.). If you do not need ESS to arrange on-campus accommodation, please leave the below fields blank.