World class university settings


Enjoy the true Oxford experience with our academic courses and cultural adventures. The best teaching, the best setting, the best summer school experience

Ages 13-15, 16-17, 18-24

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Follow in the footsteps of Darwin, Newton and 80 Nobel prize winners, study cutting edge social science and innovation and live in the heart of Cambridge

Ages 13-15, 16-17, 18-24


Experience the best of British boarding education and make friends from around the world at Wycombe Abbey or Cheltenham Ladies College this summer

Ages 9-12

Award-winning summer courses

The Queen's Award for Enterprise (2020)

We are very proud and honoured to have won an award for outstanding achievement in the International Trade category of this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (2020). The accolade has been awarded for our sustained growth and commercial success in international trade and our commitment to corporate social responsibility.

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Summer schools for all ages

Response to coronavirus / COVID-19

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we understand that students and parents may have some concerns or queries regarding student safety and course availability. Oxford Summer Courses is still open, running courses and operating as usual. Read more about our commitment to student safety, our COVID-19 deferral policy, and FAQs related to the emerging situation.

COVID-19 Policy

A wide choice of subjects

Choose from over 50 inspiring summer school subjects. It's the perfect chance to consolidate your learning, or try something totally new.

Online Learning with Melio

Online 1:1 Tutorials

We’re proud to introduce Melio, the new sister company to Oxford Summer Courses, offering online courses for 13-24 year olds. With personalised one-on-one learning with Oxford and Cambridge tutors, you’re guaranteed a truly exceptional learning experience. Wherever you are.

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Inspiring experiences

Summer school means so much more than study. From cultural events to sightseeing, you'll be making memories at every turn.

Beyond the books, there's a world of entertainment and culture to explore.

Once you're up-to-date with your city's rich past, head back to the present, where you can shop, dine and dance in contemporary restaurants, or enjoy a formal dinner in the college hall.

Whether you're staying in Oxford, Cambridge, London, Stanford or Wycombe Abbey, your surroundings will be beautiful, but remember you're well placed to explore further afield too. Blenheim Palace, Windsor Castle, and the city of Bath are recent day trips our summer school students have loved, as well as exploring the many museums and cultural sites located in each host city. Fill your mind with knowledge and your weekends with memories. Work hard, play hard and enjoy the balance of achieving your academic goals while enjoying a fun, fulfilling experience with new friends at your side.

Your brilliant future is ahead of you.

Make friends from around the world

photo (c) John Cairns

Each summer we welcome students from over 110 countries at our summer school. There’ll be plenty of time to socialise and make friends on our summer courses – and we’ll help you all stay in touch too.

Prepare for your future

photo (c) John Cairns

Summer courses are just the beginning. As well as unforgettable academic, social and cultural experiences, we're here to help prepare you for future courses and careers. Real skills for the real world.

Oxford Summer Courses 2021

Applications for 2021 summer courses will open soon. In the meantime, sign up to register your interest. We'll send you an email notifying you as soon as registration is open for Oxford Summer Courses in 2021 - so you won't miss the chance to sign up for your preferred dates and course subject.

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