The Playfair Library Reception at SUISS
The Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS) was founded as a non-profit organisation by Professor David Daiches in 1947 in the spirit of the Edinburgh International Festival. The School brings together students and academics who, irrespective of their national, religious, or cultural difference, share a love of literature.
Each summer, we run courses in British and Irish literature and culture from 1900 to the Present, as well as a Creative Writing programme.
We welcome undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers and lecturers from all over the world: in 2012, our students came from 32 different countries.
The School presents a wonderful opportunity to visit Scotland and combines excellent educational facilities with the incomparable surroundings of Scotland's capital city.
SUISS runs for a total of six weeks. Students may choose to come for the full programme, or attend either the first, the second, or the third two-week term, or a combination of the modules for a continuous programme of study throughout the six weeks.
Download the 2013 brochure here.
The Programme currently offers four self-contained courses:
We present a comprehensive interdisciplinary course of study of British, Scottish and Irish Twentieth-Century Literature, which investigates the countries' cultural production against the background of the enormous social and political change of the twentieth century. Guest speakers of established scholarly reputation give daily lectures on major authors and critical developments.
2. Scottish Literature
3. Contemporary Literature
4. Creative Writing
Our Creative Writing course
is one of the most exciting and diverse courses available in Britain. Our students
work and interact with some of the leading talents in the vibrant culture of contemporary British and Irish literature. It is
run in co-operation with the Edinburgh
International Book Festival.
PLEASE note that the application deadline for ALL SUISS 2013 courses has been extended to Friday 24 May!
Our Partner Universities
Although SUISS is based at the University of Edinburgh, it pools the resources of some of Britain's most prestigious universities.
SUISS represents the following universities in Scotland:
SUISS students 2010
|© The Directors, SUISS 2006-2010. Photos of the City courtesy of the University of Edinburgh|