International Festival of Public Health

Eligibility and how to apply

To apply for the Epidemiology International Summer School, please complete the Epi-ISS Application form 2 and email it to

Applications are considered in the order they are submitted.

The admission process

  • All correspondence will be via email so please check for responses regularly.
  • All offers will be made within 2 weeks of receipt of application.
  • Your place on the summer school is not confirmed until the course fees are paid in full. This is done via our online store using a credit or debit card. Alternatively payment can be made by bank transfer.
  • Upon receipt of full payment, we will issue an unconditional offer letter.
  • Further information about the course will be sent to successful students before the course starts.

Visa requirements

If you do need a visa, it will usually be a Short-Term Study Visa which allows you to visit the UK for less than six months and undertake some study while here. It is not the same as a Tier 4 (General) student visa which requires a CAS number. You will be sent an unconditional offer letter which you can use for your visa application.

If you have any queries about which visa you should apply for, please visit the Home Office website or email The University of Manchester's visa office.

To apply for the Epi-ISS, we expect the following:

  • You will be 18 or over on the first day of the course.
  • You will be a registered undergraduate student at a tertiary institutions such as a university or college. Mature students, postgraduates and recent graduates are also welcome to apply.

English Language

If English is your second language, you should fulfil one of the following English language requirements:

  • Study at an institution where you are taught in English.
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
  • TOEFL paper-based test minimum score of 583 with a minimum of 53 in all skills.
  • TOEFL internet-based test minimum score of 93 with minimum score of 20 in all skills.
  • TOEFL computer-based test minimum score of 213
  • English Language O-level/IGCSE/GCSE grade C.
  • International Baccalaureate Standard Level English, grade 4.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate grade B.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, grade C.
  • CET-4 (China) minimum score of 493.
  • CET-6 (China) minimum score of 400.
  • TEM-4 minimum score of 70.
  • TOEIC minimum combined score of 850 for Listening and Reading.

Get in touch...

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