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We connect the greatest minds, most enthusiastic students and fascinating subjects for a unique mix of academia and entertainment. You’ll make lasting friendships and broaden your horizons - our courses are an all-round, immersive experience that will stay with you for life.

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With so many academic subjects to choose from, where do you start? We recommend you study the subject that you're most passionate about, this could be something brand new or something you've studied at school. Either way, this is a chance to see it in a new light, taught by the very best.

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During the course, lessons in small classes (no more than 8) with experienced tutors will offer an in-depth insight into your subject. Our tutors are experts with years of study behind them which makes them perfectly placed to offer practical, real-world advice on future study in your chosen field.

Our teaching methods


With students from over 110 nationalities joining our courses every summer, you'll make friends with people from across the globe, Everyone who joins is motivated, ambitious and excited to begin their adventure in their chosen city, whether that's Oxford, Cambridge, London or across the pond at Stanford.

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During your course you’ll stay in university accommodation close to the city centre, in either single or twin room. You’ll enjoy breakfast at the college, lunch out, then for dinner we’ll head to the best local restaurants. Every Friday night we have a three-course college banquet – a chance to dress to impress and celebrate your academic achievements with new friends.

Where you'll stay


When you study in a city you get to explore it's history, learn it's stories and be part of it's future, so we want to show you around and make sure it feels like a home from home. When you're not in class you'll be discovering the best places, whether it's the incredible libraries, a game of football in a university park or the outdoor cinema, there's lots to discover.

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Follow your dreams

Oxford Summer Courses is all about giving you a taste of the university life. Our courses are carefully designed to immerse you in your chosen city, be that Oxford, Cambridge or London, so you’ll get to see incredible history and culture.

We also put on a host of activities, from punting down the river, playing football and ultimate frisbee, film nights and sports days. If you’re not working on academic projects or in class we’ll ensure that you’re kept busy having fun and our pastoral staff will ensure you’re safe and happy all while showing you some of the best spots in the city.

Our pastoral staff committed to letting you do your own thing, but are also here to help, with staff living on-site, where they can always be of assistance. We can arrange airport transfer to ensure you arrive stress-free, and we will give you a detailed timetable of your study so that you know what you’re doing and where you’re heading at all times.

To make sure you get to experience as much as possible, for three full days during each course we’ll head to surrounding areas of beauty and other further afield excursions including Blenheim Palace, Windsor Castle and the British Museum in London. Fill your mind with knowledge and your weekends with memories with our range of captivating activities. Work hard, play hard and enjoy the downtime between hitting the books.

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