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Application process

Applying for the in-person Summer School

Applications for the 2022 Summer School (in-person programme) close on 18 March 2022.

Please note, we are monitoring the situation with the global pandemic carefully. If the situation deteriorates we will revert to either a hybrid Summer School or an online Summer School for 2022 with a reduced fee. We hope to be able to make a decision about this at the time of the selection panel meeting in late March which will be communicated to you if your application is successful. However, we reserve the right to make further changes after this date if required.

Applications have three different fee levels:

  • Standard fee - £950
  • Birkbeck alumni - £825
  • Birkbeck staff and students, and students currently studying at any formal educational institution - £750
  • CTSS alumni - £750


As shown on the application form, we are able to offer three BIH bursaries to Birkbeck students and one bursary to an international student. 

In addition, the Open Society University Network have generously provided ten full bursaries (which also pay for the fee, travel and accommodation) for exceptional students from all OSUN-participation institutions (please see a full list of OSUN Member Institutions). Our funders especially welcome applications from the following Institutions: UniAndes, BCB, Bard, AUCA, AQB, Wits, AUBG, Brac, and CEU.

We are able to offer some fee waivers in specific circumstances.

How to apply

View and fill out the application form for the London Critical Theory Summer School.

Alongside details of current and previous education, we ask applicants to submit a 500-word personal statement. Applicants should give specific details about why they would like to study under this year's teaching cohort, and also detail their reasons for applying to the London Critical Theory Summer School at Birkbeck, University of London.

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible to apply, please with and we will try to help you.

Applying for the virtual Summer School

Applications for the 2022 LCTSS virtual programme close on 18 March 2022.

Please note, this programme will run whether or not the in-person programme needs to revert to either a hybrid or fully online model. The 2022 LCTSS virtual programme is intended as an educational experience for those of you not sure whether you are ready for the full in person course, if you have concerns about travel or are on a reduced budget.


All participants to the virtual programme pay a fee of £200.


Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Open Society Foundation, we are able to offer 20 bursaries for students from educational institutions who are part of the Open Society University Network to attend this version of the programme.

How to apply

Please fill in the online application form to apply to the virtual programme.