Application Procedure, Fees and Terms

Course Fees
Information on course fees can be found on our fee schedule. Fees differ by length of course and there is a discounted fee for participants from academic institutions.

Application Procedure            
Applicants should complete the on-line application. The completed application should reach the office of ESS-SSDA by 1 May 2021. Any applications received after this date will be subject to a £50 surcharge. We strongly recommend early applications as courses can fill up quickly and many will be unavailable at the time of the application deadline. All Applicants also need to check our website for up-to-date information on course availability.

Essex postgraduate students must apply via Proficio in addition to the application form.

Requests for on-campus accommodation are made as part of the application process. We cannot guarantee the availability of campus accommodation for applications received after 20 April. In these cases applicants may have to make private arrangements for accommodation.
Applicants will be sent confirmation of their course and accommodation booking together with an invoice. Full payment for tuition and accommodation must be received by 21 May 2021.

Please contact in the summer school office with all queries.

Making Your Payment
On receipt of the application, the Summer School office will send applicants an invoice for the amount due. At this point a non-refundable £50 deposit needs to be paid to secure your place. Full payment must then be paid by 21 May 2021. Places on courses cannot be guaranteed if payment has not been received in full by this date.
There are two options for payment: on-line payment or bank transfer:

Online Payment.
Payments can be made online at The University bank will accept Visa, Mastercard, and Eurocard.

To access this payment facility, enter your participant/Invoice number and you will be directed through the payment process. Your participant/invoice number is the last four numbers of the number in bold on the right top side of your invoice e.g. DL01400_2024 (4 digits) simply type these last 4 numbers into the box.

Bank Transfer:
Please be aware that this form of payment can incur extra charges both in the country of payment and again in the UK. A direct bank transfer can be made to the University of Essex at Lloyds Bank. Please ensure that the name of the participant is used as a reference and included in all correspondence.

Bank Details:
Lloyds TSB, University of Essex Branch
Reference: “ESS/DL01400”
Account Holder: University of Essex
Account Number: 01182625
Sort Code: 30-92-16
IBAN GB02LOYD30921601182625

Cancellation and Refund Policies
• Cancellations made prior to 1st June 2020: an administrative charge of £50.00 or a full refund less your £50.00 non-refundable deposit payment.
• Cancellations made between 1st June and 1st July 2021: A fifty percent charge or refund of fifty percent.
• Cancellations made after 1st July 2021: A fifty percent charge and/or no refund to be made.
• Registered participants on courses cancelled by the Summer School organizers will be entitled to claim a full refund.
• Accommodation will be not be refunded at all beyond the 1st June 2020 payment deadline