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Embark on a unique academic journey with Oxford Summer Courses in the historic city of Cambridge. Our exceptional Cambridge summer courses offer a platform for critical thinking, independent learning, and stimulating debate within a diverse global community. Experience academic and social independence while residing within a prestigious Cambridge University college.

Tailored for learners aged 13-24, our Cambridge summer courses cover a wide range of subjects including Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Law, Medicine, Technology, Engineering, and Creative Writing. Each Cambridge summer school spans two weeks, providing a comprehensive educational experience.

For those seeking an extended stay, learners aged 13-24 can opt for back-to-back Cambridge summer courses. Alternatively, students aged 13-17 can explore both Cambridge and Oxford through our four-week enhanced programme. Nestled within renowned Cambridge Colleges such as Fitzwilliam College, Sidney Sussex College, Somerville College, and Corpus Christi College, our Cambridge summer school promises a journey of discovery and independence. Apply now for an unforgettable Cambridge summer school experience with Oxford Summer Courses!

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Typical outings

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Westminster, London

Visiting Westminster in London is a must-see for anyone interested in the city's rich history and iconic landmarks. This historic district is located in the heart of London and boasts several of the city's most famous attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

British Museum

The British Museum, located in the heart of London, is one of the world's most renowned museums, housing a vast and diverse collection of over 8 million historical artefacts from all corners of the globe. Founded in 1753, the museum covers over 2 million years of human history, from ancient civilisations to modern times.


Visiting Canterbury is a journey back in time to the heart of medieval England. The charming city boasts a rich history and stunning architecture, including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, which has been a place of worship for over 1,400 years. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the world of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and even try on clothing from the era for a truly authentic experience.


Greenwich is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, science, or exploration. The Royal Observatory offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of space, time, and navigation, while the Cutty Sark provides a unique opportunity to step aboard a historic tea clipper from the 19th century. At the National Maritime Museum, visitors can uncover stories about how the modern world was shaped by centuries of seafaring exploration.

Warwick Castle

Visiting Warwick Castle is an opportunity to explore the rich history of this magnificent medieval fortress. It dates back to the 11th century and has played a significant role in English history. Students can explore the castle's impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, as well as witness jousting tournaments, falconry displays, and other live shows.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle and fortress that has served as a royal palace, prison, and even a zoo over the centuries. Visitors can explore its impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, including the iconic White Tower, the Crown Jewels, and the medieval palace. They can also learn about the infamous prisoners who were held in the tower over the centuries, including Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.


Visiting Portsmouth offers an opportunity to explore the rich maritime history of the UK. The city has played a significant role in the country's naval history, and students can learn about this at the historic dockyard, which is home to several iconic ships. They can also explore the Mary Rose Museum, which houses the remains of Henry VIII's flagship, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The Cambridge Summer Courses experience

For the 13-15 age group, the Cambridge Summer Courses Experience is a dynamic blend of academic exploration, curriculum enrichment, and social and cultural engagement. In the academic realm, students engage in two lessons per day with their Cambridge summer school tutors, ensuring an interactive learning experience with a maximum class size of 8 students. Additionally, directed study sessions provide dedicated time to work on homework with on-course staff available for general assistance.

Moving to the 16-17 age group, academic pursuits deepen with seminars, tutorials, and independent study sessions. Goal-setting and reflection sessions remain integral, offering a personalised approach to academic and personal growth. College visits provide valuable insights into higher education options, enriching the overall Cambridge summer school experience.

For the 18-24 age group, independent study becomes a key component, allowing students to explore topics beyond seminars and develop their own ideas. Industry insights discussions and future pathways sessions offer valuable career guidance. Evening socials, diverse activities, and college visits contribute to a well-rounded Cambridge summer school experience, ensuring a holistic approach to personal and academic growth.


Stay in the City of Cambridge

Staying in the City of Cambridge offers a rich array of experiences for the 13-15 age group. City tours and orientations by our Cambridge summer school staff provide a thorough introduction to the city, while planned activities, excursions, and group exploration allow students to immerse themselves in the local culture. Formal dinners and Bop events create a unique atmosphere for socialising.

In the 16-17 age group, the experience is enhanced with evening socials and diverse activities, fostering opportunities for socialising and personal growth. Excursions become full-day trips, enabling students to explore the city and its surroundings more thoroughly. Free time is incorporated, providing flexibility to organise activities with new friends.

For the 18-24 age group, a focus on evening socials, college visits, and industry insights discussions offers a mature and comprehensive Cambridge summer school experience. Free time allows for self-directed exploration and activities with peers. The formal dinners and graduation ceremony mark the culmination of the Cambridge summer school experience, providing a sense of accomplishment and celebration.

When you apply to participate in a Cambridge summer school with Oxford Summer Courses, your accommodation assignment will be based on your chosen room type and age group. Each venue, including Fitzwilliam College, Sidney Sussex College and Corpus Christi College, offers distinctive features. Please note that you won't have the option to select your preferred Cambridge college; it will be assigned based on room availability and your age group.

For our 13-15 Cambridge age group, full-board accommodations include breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided by the college, with packed lunches on excursion days and potential unique dining experiences. The 16-17 and 18-24 Cambridge age groups have half-board arrangements, offering breakfast and dinner, with dinner featuring a mix of college and local restaurant meals. Lunch is not provided, but on-course staff will offer suggestions for individual purchase.



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Blythe, Hong Kong

"The best thing about Oxford Summer Courses is the kind teachers and the friendship I've built with the students here. During the summer school, I have also adapted to being surrounded by different people from many parts of the world and have learned a lot from the courses."

Katrina, USA

"I would love to do this course again in the future. Oxford Summer Courses is a place where you can make friends that live all over the globe. And a chance to explore Oxford, London, and enjoy all sorts of extracurricular activities."

Alexandra, Greece

"The course at Oxford Summer Courses gave me an insight into how to make arguments in support of or against certain positions, which is useful in Law. The tutor assisted me in how to structure these arguments during my summer school."

Krisha, India

"We were taught about business: what is it? how can we set up our own businesses? How can we successfully one day become leading entrepreneurs? Our classes were very engaging and informative. We did lots of case studies which helped us understand better."

Summer, New Zealand

"I like my course, business and entrepreneurship, because I can learn many things there and the teacher can be more focused in teaching me since there are only six students."

Mitko, Macedonia

"The teaching is done so well here. I really like that my tutor broke down complicated issues into smaller subjects that we then discussed in-depth."

Alejandro, Spain

"I loved having people from different cultural backgrounds in my Oxford Summer Courses summer school course—they brought experiences to the conversation that I had never encountered before."

Muhammad, Pakistan

"My tutor, Daniel Kaute, was not only witty and engaging, but also took the time to make sure we are applying our own skills to the work we are doing."

Aryaman, India

"Chemistry has always been my favourite subject, and my tutor at Oxford Summer Courses summer school made me love it even more. Mr. Rami E Kremesti is one of the most experienced people I have ever met. He shared insights about chemistry that one cannot find in any books."

Erin, Canada

"The course at Oxford Summer Courses made me realise that chemistry is all around me and there is much more than just the classroom."

Loobdhak, Bahrain

"After finishing the course, I feel as if I have not only learnt more on this topic but also understood how important it is in our everyday life. We explored different parts of computer science such as Hardware, Software engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Game designing etc."

Maxim, Russia

"Even though I consider myself an advanced student in this field, I still had something new to learn and feel as if there’s plenty more that I could do."

Bree, Canada

"The Creative Writing Course helped me properly analyse famous writers’ works in order to fully understand them while letting me create my own short stories and poems."

Irene, Panama

"Oxford Summer Courses has been such a unique and fulfilling experience with the help of the counsellors and mentors."

Adnaan, Mauritius

"The best lesson I have had so far was at Oxford Summer Courses when we studied Game Theory during the summer school, and when we did presentations in class about shops or platforms that we had to imagine ourselves."

Dev, United Kingdom

"My mentor at Oxford Summer Courses, Mr. Christian Holm, has been an absolute pleasure. I always look forward to his lessons, not only for my passion for economics but also because I feel Mr. Holm has been great at dissecting complicated and large ideas, making them simpler and easier to digest. The summer school experience with Mr. Holm as my mentor at Oxford Summer Courses has been invaluable in enhancing my understanding of economics."

Joshua, South Africa

"Inside the classroom we have learnt a great deal about a wide variety of topics such as game theory, evaluation, supply and demand, inflation and interest rates, allocation of resources which all fall under macroeconomic as well as microeconomics."

Siobhan, South Africa

"I wanted to learn about different engineering concepts as my university does not allow for exploration of other types of engineering. I wanted to gain knowledge about other engineering disciplines and their application in sustainable systems."

Audrey, Australia

"Choosing to take part in Oxford Summer Courses exciting, fun-filled summer school trip has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."

Chloe, USA

"The material at Oxford Summer Courses was fascinating, and the summer school process taught me how to prioritise work; whereas at school I have about two weeks to write each essay, here at the summer school it’s just two days."

Liberty, United Kingdom

"As I was studying English literature this was especially exciting to me, learning about authors that studied here was an experience I have never had before."

Camille, Denmark

"During the two weeks at Oxford Summer Courses, we covered various aspects of psychology and learned a lot by discussing our ideas, debating, and reading. I also improved my writing skills by working on an essay and a poster under the supervision of a careful and attentive tutor."

Diana, Russia

"Thank you for these unbelievable 4 weeks at Oxford Summer Courses, thank you for the coolest field trips, thank you for great dinners at amazing restaurants (food is important!), thank you for ice skating in July, wonderful workshops, and the best tutors and counsellors ever. The summer school experience at Oxford Summer Courses has been truly unforgettable."

Rolan, The Philippines

"So if you're a parent or kid who's worried about being alone. Don't worry and as Ed Sheeran sang, "trust me and give it a chance." Because Oxford Summer Courses will surely take care of you well and make those few weeks the best moments of your life."

Valentina, Italy

"I attended the English Literature course and have fully adored every single moment. My teacher has been such an inspiration to me, he has helped me expand my horizons and explore complex ideas and feelings through the use of words."

Alex, USA

"Oxford Summer Courses has exceeded my expectations and has been a great way for me to meet people from all over the world while experiencing all that the city of Oxford has to offer in my summer school."

Valerie, Canada

"My course was really in-depth and engaging. I found that having a smaller class size helped me participate more and I got more one on one time with my tutor, making it easier to ask questions."

Ea Oline, Denmark

"After the first seminar at Oxford Summer Courses, I could practically feel my mind expanding. The tutorials at the summer school gave me useful feedback to improve my writing, but also provided me with the opportunity to ensure that I had understood the topics we worked with in the seminars."

Gargi, India

"While studying International Relations at Oxford Summer Courses, I learned about different countries and how they relate to each other in the summer school."

Anika, Australia

"My time at Oxford Summer Courses summer school has been nothing short of extraordinary. I have honestly had one of the best experiences of my life here at Oxford Summer Courses."

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