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

photo (c) John Cairns


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

Book with confidence

Enjoy peace of mind during COVID-19 by booking with the only Oxford summer course provider with experience in running COVID-secure courses.

As a minimum standard, when signing up for a 2021 summer course with Oxford Summer Courses before 31 December 2020, you can expect:

- To take part in a course with the only provider with experience delivering a COVID-secure course in summer 2020
- Free cancellations up to 45 days before course start date
- Free rebooking/date changes up to 21 days before course start date
- Free cancellation & rebooking if you test positive for COVID-19 before your course start date
- COVID-19 Insurance included as standard
- Free COVID-19 testing for at-risk students
- COVID-secure Oxford & Cambridge University college campuses
- Professional deep cleaning of rooms prior to your arrival
- En-suite options available (single occupancy) for added peace of mind
- Extended accommodation for self-isolation should you develop symptoms during the course

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.

Read More

Coronavirus policy update

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 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.

Meet Melio

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.

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

Browse all courses

Sign up to the Newsletter

Want to know more? Enter your details below to download our full guide and sign up for our email newsletter.