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The ESU has partnered with the University of Edinburgh through the Scottish Universities International Summer Schools program, also known as SUISS, to provide a variety of courses. These are intensive courses ideally suited for secondary school teachers. Study literature, creative writing, or theater - or all three!
Creative Writing (July 9 - August 4, 2018)
Theater & Performance (August 6-18)
Download the 2018 SUISS Brochure
Below is a list of all the courses offered by SUISS and the ESU. The dates of each program are listed below along with the cost in British Pounds. See more than one course that interests you? You can mix and match multiple courses, provided their dates do not conflict. The prices for combined courses are listed below as well.
|Text and Context Course Options (Modules)||Dates||Cost|
|Modernism||July 9 - 21||£1443|
|Scottish Literature||July 23 - August 4||£1443|
|Contemporary Literature||August 6 - 18||£1443|
|Two courses combined||Dates vary||£2778|
|Three courses combined||July 9 - August 18||£4190|
|Creative Writing Course Options||Dates||Cost|
|Creative Writing||July 9 - August 4||£2994|
|Creative Writing & Contemporary Literature||July 9 - August 18||£4230|
|Creative Writing & Theater and Performance||July 9 - August 18||£4559|
|Contemporary British and Irish Theater and Performance||Dates||Cost|
|Theater and Performance||August 6 - 18||£1808|
|Scottish Literature & Theater and Performance||July 23 - August 18||£3106|
|Modernism & Scottish Literature & Theater and Performance||July 9 - August 18||£4375|
Program cost includes accommodation in the Pollock Halls of Residence, University of Edinburgh, with breakfast and dinner at the Pollock Halls cafeteria. Housing with en-suite accommodation is available at an additional cost.
Program cost does not include travel, travel insurance, medical insurance, additional meals, or incidentals.
The ESU scholarship application period for 2018 has ended. Please check back this fall for information on 2019 scholarship opportunities. Each year, ESU Branches provide nearly 40 full or partial scholarships to teachers throughout the US.
SUISS offers their own scholarships which are completely independent from the ESU. Please read below for more information.
You may also explore further scholarship and grant resources in our fundraising guide.
SUISS offers a number of scholarships to applicants. These opportunities can be explored in greater detail on their website. There are four opportunities which are open to American applicants:
Please note that because these scholarships are offered by SUISS, staff in Edinburgh are best equipped to answer any and all questions. You can contact them through their website. SUISS is the authoritative source for any information related to their scholarships, not the ESU.
All students who successfully complete their course receive a certificate of attendance verifying the number of contact hours. Academic credit is optionally available for a modest fee.
This program is comprised of rigorous, graduate-level seminars. Students are strongly advised to read as many of the texts as possible before arriving in Edinburgh, as time will be limited once the program is underway. The lectures will be pitched high, and lecturers are advised that all students will be familiar with the texts at the time of lecture. To see the reading lists for the different courses, click on the course title: Text and Context, Creative Writing, Theatre & Performance.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Refund policy: Scholars will adhere to the SUISS refund and cancellation policies. ESU Branch Scholarship recipients will sign a contract with their Branch wherein they are required to repay the entire scholarship amount (concurrent with SUISS's refund and cancellation policies) if for any reason they must cancel their course of study or are unable to complete the course.