Stanford Summer Courses (14-17)

(The next intake for this course will be summer 2022. Please contact us directly to register your interest, or learn more about our online courses.)

Oxford Summer Courses is the only partnering organisation with Stanford in Europe

Innovative workshops, including Design Thinking, Robotics and Cryptology

Field trips in the San Francisco Bay area, from the Golden Gate Bridge to baseball games

Make new friends with students from 80+ countries

Register your interest now for summer 2022

Enjoy world-class teaching and college life in California

Young people from around the world come to study during summer courses in Stanford. Now it’s your turn. Stanford University is one of the world's leading universities with an international reputation for excellence in teaching, innovation and research. Stanford has been educating inspirational world figures since 1885. So where better to enjoy the real American college experience, immerse yourself in a challenging subject, and meet like-minded people?

Learn from expert tutors

Stanford University is a globally renowned centre for innovation and research, and every class on your Stanford summer course is taught by experts in their field. So whatever subject you’re studying you’ll be learning from the best. It’s nothing like school either. Instead you’ll take part in a mixture of subject sessions and workshops taught as college-style seminars led by world-class Stanford tutors. Just like a real American college student. So whether you chose to study Robotics, AI, Neuroscience, Design Thinking, Creative Writing, Genetics or any of the other fascinating topics Stanford excels in, you and your classmates will enjoy the finest academic experience.

The excitement of US college life

What’s life like at a top American college? Find out for yourself at this globally renowned university when you take part in the Stanford summer programme. You’ll stay in dorms on the Stanford University college campus. So you’ll be right in the heart of this vibrant educational institution. And close to some of the world’s most exciting companies. Together with your fellow students, you’ll have the chance to explore Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, including day trips to locations such as the Golden Gate Bridge, California Science Museum, Pier 39 or a Giants baseball game. Prepare for an all-American adventure.

Make friends from around the world

You’ll spend a lot of time working closely with like-minded students in class – and have lots of fun with them when you’re not studying. So you could find yourself making friends with people from over 80 countries around the world. And if you need any help or support our highly experienced counsellors and mentors are here for you to talk to anytime. We’re Stanford's only partners in Europe for this programme, and invite only the best and brightest students from every European country. Who knows who you could meet?


You'll stay in Stanford dorm rooms used by students during term time, giving you a true glimpse into the American college experience. Trained residential staff live in residence and will serve as counsellors and mentors, providing a supportive environment while you live abroad.

Study with us another way in 2022

Unfortunately, Oxford Summer Courses will not be running this course in Stanford in Summer 2021. But there are plenty of other ways to study with us. In addition to our socially distanced in-person courses in Oxford, Cambridge, and London, we are running online learning through our sister company, Melio, throughout the year. Learn 1:1 with our experts tutors, or join an international cohort with our online Academic Programmes.

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