Applications for ESUPC 2024 are now open for Year 12 students from UK state schools.

Deadline for application is Monday 18 March 2024.

For 2024, Eton College will be running the Eton Summer University Preparation Courses (ESUPC), as a non-residential cohort of modular subject-based courses. During ESUPC students do not stay overnight, but travel to and from Eton College each day.

State schools are welcome to reregister their interest by emailing [email protected]. If schools are within a commutable distance of Eton, application information will be sent to the point of contact to share with their Year 12 students.

The subject programmes are enriching, intellectual, exciting and full of opportunities to gain new skills and exchange ideas together with like-minded young people.

The courses are not about improving A Level grades, but are designed to provide a lively and challenging period of study. You choose a subject you would like to engage with further; we provide dynamic teaching and, more importantly, the company of like-minded students from all over the country with whom to work and socialise.

As well as subject specific lessons, students will also attend a variety of University Application Assistance seminars (pictured above). These will cover a range of topics such as personal statement writing, undergraduate student Q&A, student finance, student housing, student services, mental health and applying for Oxbridge. 

Key Information

Date:                      The courses will run for 3-5 days between, Monday 1 July – Friday 12 July 2024

Times:                   08:30 – 16:00 daily

Attendees:             Maximum class capacity of 14 students, with over 20 classes running simultaneously

Catering:               A light breakfast, morning snack and lunch will be provided

Teaching:              The majority of the teachers on the course teach at Eton College

Course Subjects (Provisional)


Biology with Chemistry



Computer Science







History of Art




Theology and Philosophy

Courses offered will range between three and five days in length.

Daily Timetable

  • 08:30 – 09:10 Students will be asked to arrive at Eton, where a continental breakfast will be offered
  • 09:15 Specialist Teaching Session One
  • 10:45 Break (refreshments will be provided)
  • 11:15 Specialist Teaching Session Two
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 13:30 Variety of University Application Assistance seminars, students can choose which session they attend
  • 14:30 Specialist Teaching Session Three
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Students sign out and leave site

Further Information

Application information will be sent to interested schools, which are within a commutable distance from Eton. Schools can then nominate Year 12 students to apply. Eton College aims to provide ESUPC for students who would not otherwise be able to attend a course or summer school such as this. Nominated students should be those who might profit from the independence and aspiration implicit in undertaking such a course.

Contact: [email protected]

Please note that these courses are not designed for students wishing only to improve their A Level grades; they aim to be an intellectual stimulus giving a taste of university work.

Under-subscribed courses may be withdrawn.