Oxford Summer School 2024

Our transformational courses for 12 to 18 year olds combine university-style teaching with academic challenges, Masterclasses, and cultural adventures.

Whether you attend our Oxford summer school or choose our online courses, you’ll gain the knowledge and inspiration to take charge of your future.

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Choose Your Programme

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Residential Oxford Summer School

Summer courses for ages 12-14

If you’re aged 12-14, our “Discover” courses are the perfect way to explore a subject which interests you.

Whether you’re new to the subject, or already passionate about it, you’ll come away from our Oxford summer courses with a real understanding about your course and new friends from all around the world.

Summer courses for ages 15-18

If you’re aged 15-18, our “Experience” courses will give you the edge to help you to succeed, find your purpose and make a difference in the world.

Led by our inspirational tutors, our Oxford summer courses combine real-world theory with hands-on practical experience. You’ll leave with the knowledge, skills and network to enable you to thrive in the future.

Ages 12-14




Ages 15-18

 Business & Enterprise

 Computer Science & Coding

 Creative Writing

 Debate & Public Speaking


International Relations, Politics & Leadership



 Psychology & Neuroscience

Online Summer School

Online courses for ages 12-18

Our online courses enable you to get the Oxford Scholastica experience from anywhere in the world.

We offer online courses in a range of subjects for 12-14 and 15-18 year olds, inspiring you to expand your knowledge and get the edge for your future.

Explore Online Courses for Teens

Online internships for ages 15-18

Our online Internships give you a unique opportunity to gain real-life work experience in your chosen subject.

Expand your CV, network with fellow interns from around the world and stand out from the crowd when you apply to university.

Explore Online Internships for Students

Why choose the Oxford Scholastica Academy?

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Get The Edge

Go beyond the books and experience what studying a course and pursuing a career will really be like.

Small class sizes and expert tutors help you gain an in-depth understanding of your chosen subject.

You’ll get the perfect mix of theory and practice — and a fresh perspective on your education when you return to school.

Invest In Your Future

Whether it’s learning more about a subject you want to study at university or exploring a brand new area of interest, our academic programmes will give you the tools you need to make an informed decision about your future.

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Experience the city of Oxford

Oxford is the perfect place to embark on a journey of learning and self-discovery.

Experience the rich history and culture of the city during our Oxford summer school, or get a taste of university-style teaching by taking an online course.

Learn From The Best Tutors

Oxford Scholastica tutors are highly qualified subject experts from Oxford, Cambridge, and other leading academic institutions, who are at the cutting edge of research in their fields.

Our world-class tutors will support, challenge and inspire you during your time with us and beyond.

Get to know a small selection of them below.

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Portrait of Tuscany Parkin, Oxford Summer School law tutor

Tuscany Parkin

BA LLB (Rhodes), BCL (Oxon)

Tuscany graduated with the BCL Masters of Law from the University of Oxford, specialising in Jurisprudence, Competition Law and Comparative Contract Law. She is currently reading for the MPhil in Legal Philosophy (particularly the philosophy of contract law). Previously, she obtained her BA in English Literature and LLB Law with Honours from Rhodes University. She has extensive tutoring experience, and enjoys working with young people to discover their own areas of legal interest.

Portrait of Ben White, Oxford Summer School engineering and STEM tutor

Benjamin White

MChem (Hons)

Ben is currently completing his DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, having studied for his integrated Masters in Chemistry at the University of Bath. Ben researches the use of nanotechnology in cancer treatment, in order to improve chemotherapy. Ben has many years of tutoring experience, covering all STEM subjects. He has also served as a peer mentor and tutor for undergraduate students at the University of Bath and St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.

Portrait of Oonagh Stewart, Oxford Summer School medical science tutor

Oonagh Ekereoboghene Stewart

BA (Oxon)

Oonagh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford. Her specialist interests include understanding the genetic basis of sleep regulation; last year she conducted research at the Oxford Sleep and Circadian Institute and has since written a dissertation on her findings, presenting at a conference in Oxford. She is a keen tutor with a lot of experience, and enjoys sharing her passion for clinical medicine.

Join 4,500+ Students From 85+ Countries

The students who attend Oxford Scholastica are bright, motivated, and want to make the world a better place.

More than 85 nationalities make up our student body, so you’ll get to make friends with people from all over the world, learn more about their cultures and perspectives — and share yours.

Meet Our Students

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Benefits of Attending our Oxford Summer School

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Inspirational Courses

Our courses are designed to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – whatever your subject knowledge.

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Outstanding Tutors

Learn from world-class tutors from universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.

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Like-Minded Peers

Study alongside bright, curious, ambitious students from around the world and broaden your horizons.
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Live and study independently, experiencing a taste of undergraduate life.

Our Oxford Summer Courses

Our award-winning summer schools – in Oxford and online – combine subject theory with practice, as well as skills-based Masterclasses.

You’ll leave with clarity about your future, mastery of your subject and a global community of friends.

We have honed our proprietary teaching methodology to give you the best experience. During your Oxford Scholastica summer programme, you will:

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You’ll take part in small, dynamic seminars led by our brilliant tutors who are subject experts from world-class institutions

Young students with their tutor


You’ll meet our Heroes, who have built a successful career related to your course. Discover what steps they took to realise their potential, and how you can too

A summer student learning practical medical skills


You’ll be able to put theory into practice through our hands-on approach to learning, and our intensive cross-subject Challenges

A Top-Rated Academic Experience

91% of students who attended our programme had one of the most memorable experiences of their life
98% of parents would recommend us to a friend
94% of students said they had greater certainty over their future academic and career choices

Oxford Scholastica Academy Verified Student Reviews

4.9 Average
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4.9  Average    678  Reviews


It was a great way for me to learn more about the field that I am passionate about. The medical course was so informative and one of the best experiences. I got to evaluate a real patient and I met many like-minded individuals from around the world! I would definitely recommend Oxford Scholastica 🙂


Just loved life at Oxford Scholastica, the tutors were excellent and excelled in their fields, the activities we participated in were some I was learning for the first time and the friends I made from all around the world were some of the kindest people I met. I’m still in touch with all of them even though it’s been two years now. The memories I made there were definitely worth a lifetime. Still look back and feel nostalgic at times.


I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I went to their debate course over a year ago and just completed a law course today! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation. or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!!

Our Award-Winning Oxford Summer Programme

King's Award
British Accreditation Council Oxford summer school

The Oxford Scholastica Academy was proud to win the King’s Award for Enterprise in 2023, being recognised by His Majesty The King for outstanding achievement at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

We are accredited as a short course provider by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

Please note, we are separate from Oxford University, and it is important to understand that we have no formal connection with the university, St Peter’s College, Corpus Christi College or other university facilities. Read more about our relationship with Oxford University.

Testimonials from Our Alumni

For the second year in a row my daughter had an unforgettable summer break in the magical setting of Oxford! A fascinating course with an untold amount of fun things to do. Oxford Scholastica has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences my daughter has ever had.


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Parent of Sofy, Italy, Psychology

Those two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what my subject is really all about through this programme. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the programme very interactive!


Headshot of Ravi, an Oxford summer school student

Indonesia, Technology

The Law course was challenging but extremely rewarding, as it assured me that it was the path I wanted to choose at university. The Oxford Scholastica community also leaves you with an excellent support network even after the programme. Overall, it was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.


Headshot of Lina, an Oxford Scholastica student

Finland, Law

Ready to get a head start on your future?

Oxford Summer School FAQs

Will I get a certificate/accreditation at the end of the course?

All students who successfully complete the course will receive an Oxford Scholastica Academy certificate at our Graduation Ceremony. You will also receive a Letter of Recommendation from your Tutor.

If you are attending one of our online programmes, your Graduation will take place online after the course finishes.

If you are joining us for our residential programme in Oxford, our Graduation takes place on the final evening at the Saïd Business School or at one of our partner colleges. Parents or relatives are very welcome to attend.

When do the summer school and online courses take place?

Our residential summer school takes place during July and August each year, while our online programmes take place in the summer.

Learn more about our Summer School and Online Course dates.

What is a typical day on your residential Oxford summer school like?

A typical day starts with breakfast in the accommodation building, after which you’ll go to class (just a short 10-minute walk away), and then have some study time to work on projects set for you by your tutor. At 1pm, you’ll have some free time for lunch, and in the afternoons you’ll attend a skills-based Masterclass or take part in a cultural experience such as punting (a traditional Oxford boating activity!). After dinner, there will be an organised social activity – such as a sports night, a quiz or a trip to the theatre – and some time to relax before bed. The schedule is quite action-packed!

Watch our short Day in the Life video here, or read more on our Oxford summer course schedule page.

How long does the Oxford Scholastica summer school last?

Our residential programme takes place over two weeks in the city of Oxford, and some students choose to join us for four weeks, taking two separate courses.

Our online programmes vary in length, with one or two week online courses and month-long online internships.

How much does the Oxford Scholastica summer school cost?

Our Oxford Summer School fees depend on the programme you book with us. Learn more on our summer school fees page.

Are you officially connected to Oxford University?

No. Whilst we use Oxford University facilities, and a number of our tutors teach or study at the university, it’s important to understand that we have no formal connection with the University of Oxford. Read more about our relationship with Oxford University.

Do I need any experience in my subject?

We assess each student’s Personal Statement to determine if they would be a good fit for our programme. We look for students who are engaged, curious and enthusiastic and who have a genuine interest in the subject that they would like to pursue, but no prior experience in the subject is necessary.

What are your Oxford Summer School entry requirements?

We have three entry requirements:

  • You must be aged between 12-18 years old at the beginning of your summer school session
  • You must be motivated and enthusiastic to learn more about your chosen subject (the application form includes a personal statement section about your reasons for applying). We find that for students who are self-motivated and eager to make the most of the opportunity, the summer school can be a truly transformative experience
  • You must be able to speak, read and understand English well. Though we require no formal testing, our minimum English level is Common European Framework Level C1 which equates to IELTS 6.5. If you’d like to arrange a call to check whether you have the right level of English please feel free to contact us


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