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100% scholarship award for Cambridge, Oxford, Sydney & London Summer School Essay Competition.

Deadline: 31st August 2022


What is the Immerse Education Essay Competition?

The Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to their chosen subject. 10 winners will receive a 100% scholarship, with runner-up prizes also awarded.

Essay competition timeline

  • 16 March 2022
    Competition opens
  • 31 August 2022
    Competition closes
  • 1st October 2022
    Results announced
  • July-August 2023
    Programme dates

Who can apply?

Students of all nationalities who will be aged 13-18 during the summer of 2023.

List of Essay Topics


1st place

10 winners will receive a 100% scholarship

Check out previous essay competition winners.

100% scholarship

Runners Up

Runners Up will be awarded partial scholarships of up to 70% to study their chosen subject with Immerse. The number of runners up will be determined by the number of entries received, and the quality of the work submitted.
Usually around 7% of entrants receive scholarship funding to attend an Immerse programme.

Which programmes can the
scholarship be redeemed against?

Reviews and Winners

Read about the experience of past winners


Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

"Immerse was very fun as well as useful. You were able to experience what it would be like if you studied here for university. The most beneficial part of the course was being able to see what International Relations is like, and it helped me decide what I want to study in the future."


Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

"I loved the little conversations we had when a question about the topic turned into explanations of the ethical, personal and economic issues that surround medicine. Overall, I found my lessons very beneficial. I know so much more about medicine and its different subsets, but also about what a career in medicine really looks like."


Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

“Throughout the academic sessions I gained lots of valuable knowledge and helped form foundations for my A-level studies. I also received many slideshows and resources used by my tutor so that I could review them in my own time and reinforce the content. Overall, I strongly believe that the academic sessions were the most beneficial aspect of the programme."


Immerse alumni, and scholarship winner

| Verified Student

"I enrolled because I wanted to expand my knowledge of physics and meet other people with the same interests as myself. Both of which I was successful in doing! My favourite aspect of the programme was the small class sizes - this helped both the tutor and students with learning and understanding the subject."

Hear from a previous 100% winner

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Refer your friends for the opportunity to win a 50% scholarship on an Immerse programme. Simply sign up for the referral programme and use the unique referral link that is generated for you to share the essay competition with your family and friends!

The person who shares their unique link with the most people will be awarded a 50% scholarship. The winner will be announced on 1st October 2023.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is our competition open to? Our Essay Competition is open for students interested in all subjects, from Architecture to Medicine. Are you...? Are you a budding architect looking for the best architecture summer school? Perhaps you're looking to hone your programming skills on our computer science summer program? Maybe you're a motivated economist looking to enhance your knowledge on our economics summer school in Cambridge? Or perhaps, spending 2 weeks living in colleges of Cambridge University, meeting international friends, and learning from expert tutors, sounds like an inspirational experience? With 20 subjects to choose from, take your chance to win a 100% academic scholarship to our Cambridge Summer School.

No, there is no entry fee and you do not need to have already enrolled in our programmes to take part in the essay competition.

The deadline for essay entries is 31st August.

You can enter one entry only. If you submit entries for several subjects, the first entry received will be the only entry assessed.

Your entry must consist of a single PDF document, double-spaced and written in Times New Roman, font size 11. Your file must be anonymous Further information about our submission requirements can be found here.

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The Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to their chosen subject.

Also includes:
  • A Full List of Essay Questions
  • Essay Specification
  • Top Tips For Writing an Academics Essay
  • Referencing Guidance
  • 2022 Essay Competition Terms & Conditions
  • Plagiarism Guidance