St Andrews Summer School

Based in the Royal Burgh of St Andrews, the home of golf and the oldest seat of learning in Scotland, ISSOS in St Andrews provides a unique environment for our students' international summer experience.

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St Andrews Summer School

2016 Dates

Session One: 3 July - 24 July 2016
Session Two: 27 July - 17 August 2016 

The town of St Andrews is packed with history, tradition and culture and the golden beaches of this idyllic coastal location provide not only a unique and breathtaking backdrop but also a stimulating, exciting and, above all, safe environment for students to spend their summer.

This fascinating town is the internationally renowned home of golf and every year, thousands of golfers and tourists travel to St Andrews to behold the world famous Old Course and Royal and Ancient Golf Club and to experience and admire some of the most famous golf courses in the world.

St Andrews is also home to Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1412. The elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens of St Andrews University have seen a procession of famous graduates, including John Knox and John Napier – and, more recently, Prince William.

St Andrews


Our high quality academic summer school programs are designed to cater specifically to the needs of international students. Classes meet daily for three hours and unlike other summer schools, we offer limited places in order to guarantee that all our students will benefit from small class sizes and individual attention.


Each student combines his or her academic summer school program option with one of our unique, in-depth elective summer school courses, which are timetabled four afternoons per week. These fun-filled and action-packed courses enable students to discover and participate in exciting subjects while gaining new skills.


In addition to our exceptional academic summer school programs and exciting afternoon elective courses, students will also benefit from a broad ranging and all-inclusive summer school activities program and will enjoy cultural trips, allowing them to get to know the surrounding area.