Why choose Oxford Summer Courses?

Oxford Summer Courses was established by a network of Oxford alumni determined to share the magic of the university and the city with the wider world.

We run 2 and 4 week academic and English Language courses for students aged 10 to 24. Although Oxford Summer Courses isn’t part of the university, and we have since expended beyond Oxford, the Oxford experience is at the core of everything we do. It shapes what, where, and how we teach. We’ve brought the Oxford Experience to students beyond Oxford, with programmes in Cambridge, London, India, High Wycombe, and Stanford. We’ve also established University Guidance Tours, tours of English universities designed to help international students make an informed and competitive university application.

Whether you’re already at university, preparing to apply, still at school, or hoping to learn a new skill, there’s every reason to spend your summer with us.

Summer Course Experience

1. AN AUTHENTIC OXFORD EXPERIENCE

Your course will blend world-class teaching from Oxford academics and the best of English culture.

We are a group of expert tutors, alumni and locals who teach, study, and live in Cambridge, Oxford, London, and High Wycombe for decades. We’ve been using our intimate knowledge of these cities to successfully run summer courses since 2010. Spend your summer with us in England and you’ll:

  • Be taught by a knowledgeable academic that is an expert in their field in small group seminars. If you’re 16 years of age or older, you’ll also receive weekly tutorials (one or two students to each tutor.
  • Live in one of the university’s colleges situated in the heart of Cambridge, London, or Oxford. In High Wycombe, you’ll live in a prestigious boarding school.
  • Enjoy a lively programme of English cultural activities including trips to Windsor Castle, punting on the river Thames and animated debate nights

2. WORLD CLASS TEACHING

You’ll develop a personal relationship with an exceptional teacher.

Our tutors are highly experienced teachers and motivated academics; you’ll be learning from leaders in their field. Study with us and you’ll:

  • Receive world-class tuition – our tutors will guide you to think more deeply about your subject, stretch your knowledge and challenge your arguments
  • Learn to structure your thought and arguments in English whatever your starting language level, using highly interactive teaching methods
  • Study in classes of around 6 students to maximise the improvement in subject knowledge in the shortest time possible
  • If you are aged 16-24 and are attending our courses in Oxford or Cambridge, you’ll receive 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 tuition from an Oxford or Cambridge academic.
  • During our courses in London, you’ll receive experienced guidance from industry experts through project-based learning
Summer Course Experience

4. LASTING FRIENDSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You’ll be part of a diverse group of students from over 60 different countries.

Our courses have a friendly and collegiate atmosphere as all activities and meals are taken together in small, highly international groups of students of similar ages. If you’re part of our group this summer you’ll:

  • Relax, socialise and play sport with people from around the world
  • Eat meals each night with your peers and feast on a sumptuous college banquet each Friday
  • See why our courses receive consistently excellent feedback with many students returning year after year

5. QUALITY ASSURANCE FROM THE BRITISH ACCREDITATION COUNCIL

We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council – this means they have assessed and approved our courses, teaching and safety procedures. Their accreditation is a mark of excellence in the industry and one we are immensely proud of. It also allows us to help you travel here if you are over 18 as you will be eligible to apply for a student visitor visa for a short course of study.

BAC accreditation

6. A WIDE CHOICE OF DATES

Select your Age Range

Course start date
Courses – 09-10s 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, in class sizes of 15 or less
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunch
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 11-12s 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, in class sizes of 15 or less
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunch
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 13-15s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars (8 students or less) and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and All Meals, every day, including evening meals at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 16-17s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, including those at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 18-24s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, including those at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

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10 to 12

10-12 years

2 and 4 week courses for those aged between 10 and 12. View more
13 to 15

13-15 years

2 and 4 week courses for those aged between 13 and 15. View more
16 to 17

16-17 years

2 and 4 week courses for those aged between 16 and 17. View more
18 to 24

18-24 years

2 and 4 week courses for those aged between 18 and 24. View more
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