Places on the Summer School are limited to 100 and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Applicants are advised to reserve early and to note that places on the Summer School are guaranteed only after we have received your full payment.


The fee for the T. S. Eliot International Summer School will be £600 for the whole week, which includes the provision of documentary materials, sandwich lunches, coffee/tea breaks, poetry readings, organised coach trips and entrance fees to Little Gidding and Burnt Norton. Please note that the £600 fee does not include accommodation (for which you must make your own arrangements/bookings), evening meals, travel around London, or any other expenses you might incur.

The Summer School welcomes partners and spouses to attend the opening night lecture as well as informal afternoon social events and gatherings throughout the week; they may pay a nominal fee to accompany the group to Little Gidding (£70) and Burnt Norton (£70). Attendees should contact the Institute Manager as soon as possible to arrange for payment.


At the end of the application form, you will be directed to a page where you can make your payment.

If you wish to pay by Realex (i.e. online), please select 'alternative address' on the payment form.

Payments by cheque

Cheques must be made payable to 'University of London'.  Cheques should be in GB Pounds (£) Sterling and are only acceptable if drawn on a UK bank account. Please enclose a cheque with your completed application form and send to the following address:

Summer Schools Administrator
Institute of English Studies
Senate House
Malet Street

Bursary Applications

The School is able to offer full or partial bursaries to deserving applicants who cannot afford to attend otherwise. Undergraduate, post-graduate and art practitioners are eligible to apply. Bursaries cover full or partial fees for the entirety of the School, up to the full fee of £600. We are unfortunately  unable to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of bursary recipients.

The online application form contains a section where we ask for details on why you feel you should be considered for a bursary. The bursary deadline is 1 May. You will receive notification from the Institute once bursary allocations have been made as to whether your application has been successful. 

Please note that, if you are applying for a bursary, you do not have to submit payment with your initial application. Payment can be made after the bursary results are announced.

If you are applying for a bursary, on the application form, please select that you wish to pay by cheque. This will prevent you from being asked for payment now. ​