We’re still accepting applications for 2015!

This year’s programme is now available for download:

Download the programme for Text & Context and Creative Writing here.
Download the programme for Theatre & Performance here.

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15 July -12 August 2015

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Creative Writing had a super interesting graphic fiction masterclass with @metaphrog today. We hope they'll join us again next year!

From SUISS's Twitter

Neesha (India)

To study in Edinburgh in August, when the numerous festivals are held, is truly amazing.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-23T19:08:36+00:00
To study in Edinburgh in August, when the numerous festivals are held, is truly amazing.

Jelena

I learned about Scottish Literature and culture in the most beautiful city in the world!
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-23T19:05:04+00:00
I learned about Scottish Literature and culture in the most beautiful city in the world!

Mariana

SUISS is wonderful, promoting cross-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-23T19:06:48+00:00
SUISS is wonderful, promoting cross-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding.

Sapphire (USA)

From my room, I was romanced by the spread of sea, and the extensive, beautiful crags of Arthur’s Seat.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-10T16:34:35+00:00
From my room, I was romanced by the spread of sea, and the extensive, beautiful crags of Arthur’s Seat.

Taru (Finland)

Laughing, going to the local pub with new friends, performing live for the first time. Gaining so much. Rediscovering myself.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-23T19:08:08+00:00
Laughing, going to the local pub with new friends, performing live for the first time. Gaining so much. Rediscovering myself.

Sabine

SUISS has been one of the most wonderful and transformative experiences of my life.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-23T19:04:31+00:00
SUISS has been one of the most wonderful and transformative experiences of my life.

Melanie (Germany)

Overwhelming, astonishing and widening my mind in the most incredible way – it still feels like a dream.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-10T16:35:11+00:00
Overwhelming, astonishing and widening my mind in the most incredible way – it still feels like a dream.

Mirabelle, Singapore

My time at SUISS was honestly the happiest, most fun and most life-changing four weeks of my life so far.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-23T19:07:22+00:00
My time at SUISS was honestly the happiest, most fun and most life-changing four weeks of my life so far.

Katerina

The SUISS programme has been a rich source of experience for me at all levels.
Scottish Universities International Summer School
2015-04-23T19:03:53+00:00
The SUISS programme has been a rich source of experience for me at all levels.

Scottish Universities International Summer School

The Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) was founded as a non-profit organisation by Professor David Daiches in 1947. In the spirit of the Edinburgh International Festival, SUISS brings together students and academics who, irrespective of their national, religious, or cultural difference, share a love of literature.

SUISS is affiliated with seven prestigious Scottish universities: The University of Aberdeen, The University of Dundee, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Glasgow, The Open University in Scotland, The University of St Andrews and The University of Strathclyde.

Throughout its 66 years, SUISS has achieved a high academic standing and has welcomed many distinguished literary scholars, critics and writers. Lecturers on the Text & Context course have included Robert Crawford, Randall Stevenson and Patricia Waugh to name a few. We have also welcomed many writers to contribute to our Creative Writing course, names such as Neil Gaiman, AL Kennedy and Ian Rankin.

Each summer, SUISS offers an intense, challenging and diverse programme of study that takes place in July and August in Edinburgh, the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. We offer three courses in Text and Context: British and Irish Literature from 1900 to the Present, one course in Creative Writing, and one course in Contemporary British and Irish Theatre and Performance. Our literature courses offer extensive examination of Modernism, Scottish Literature and Contemporary Literature, while our Creative Writing course allows students to develop their personal writing portfolios. Next year will see the launch of the Theatre and Performance course, which will coincide with the Edinburgh Festivals and be delivered in partnership with the Scottish Playwrights’ Studio.

Our Partner Universities

Associate Universities University of Aberdeen website University of Dundee website University of Edinburgh website University of Glasgow website Open University website University of St Andrews website University of Strathclyde website