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


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 this summer

Ages 9-12

Get a head start on your summer course in 2022 with Oxford Summer Courses Foundations

Oxford Summer Courses Foundations is a modular online course that aims to enhance your personal and professional development, it will equip you with the expertise needed to make the most out of your time with us this summer.
The programme offers insightful tips and practical training, as well as a range of wider reading to enrich your subject knowledge.
We offer full access to Oxford Summer Courses Foundations to everyone who signs up (and pay the deposit) for their summer course. Get started today and arrive on your course ready to delve into it.

What do students think?

So far I am finding the material interesting because, in my experience, it helps me to approach the in-person course with less fear and uncertainty. The materials show me what I am supposed to know before going so I feel less scared. It is good to start with the more general questions (the writing advice is very useful) and then, move on to the subject-specific information. I am looking forward to looking through the materials uploaded on the Foundation platform. – Nina, USA

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Summer schools for all ages

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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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 tutorials with expert scholars

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, 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.

Why choose Oxford Summer Courses?

Our courses combine unique world-leading universities and the smallest classes (ave. 4 students per class) so you’ll have the perfect environment for learning.

Our award-winning approach has earned us a reputation for superb student satisfaction: this is your chance to study alongside 97% of students who rate our courses as ‘fascinating,’ ‘friendly,’ and ‘inspiring’.

Gain access to our engaging, expert tutors, selected from the world’s leading universities for their ability to teach high-potential young minds, like yours. 91% of our summer school tutors study or teach at Oxford or Cambridge universities - they’ll combine their cutting-edge research with subject fundamentals to inspire you to start your academic adventure.

Select from 55 university-style subjects, where you'll join motivated students from around the world with similar interests, keeping your classes stimulating and fast-paced. You’ll experience authentic Oxford teaching, giving you an edge over your peers (91% of our summer school students rated their classes as boosting their subject knowledge).

With a tested COVID-safe approach (we had 100% student satisfaction for our August 2020 courses) - study safe with us in 2021.

Why not book your course today?

Oxford Summer Courses 2022

Applications for 2022 summer courses are now open. Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting the number of students we can welcome to our courses, limited spaces will be available.

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