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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Residential Oxford Summer School

Summer courses for ages 12-14

If you’re aged 12-14, our Discover Oxford summer 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 with a real understanding about your course – as well as new friends from all around the world.

Summer courses for ages 15-18

If you’re aged 15-18, our Experience Oxford summer 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 classes 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

 Business

 Medicine

 Technology

Ages 15-18

 Business & Enterprise

 Computer Science & Coding

 Creative Writing

 Debate & Public Speaking

 Engineering

 
International Relations, Politics & Leadership

 Law

 Medicine

 Psychology & Neuroscience

Oxford Scholastica 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 learn more about your chosen subject than ever before.

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

Invest In Your Future

Whether it’s test-driving a subject you want to study at university or exploring a new area of interest, our online summer school programmes and in-person Oxford summer courses are designed to give you more direction on your future and inspire you to keep exploring.

High school students attending an online Oxford Summer School class
Students exploring Oxford campus

Experience 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 who are at the cutting edge of research in their fields.

Our world-class tutors form a key part of the tight-knit network of staff, inspirational heroes and masterclass leaders who will support you during your time in Oxford 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

Nationalities and flags of international Oxford Summer School students

Benefits of Attending our Oxford Summer School

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The Best Oxford Summer School Courses

Designed to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – whatever your subject knowledge.

A medical summer school tutor

The Best People

Taught by tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.

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Your Future Success

Tailored specifically for students aged 12-18 to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future.
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Experience University Learning

Live on the Oxford University campus or experience university style learning on our online programmes.

Our Oxford Summer Courses

Our accredited summer schools in Oxford and online combine authentic university teaching methodology with practical Challenges, and Masterclasses in key life skills like public speaking, plus inspiring cultural adventures. 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 summer programme, you will:

A student seminar

LEARN

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

SEE

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

DO

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 a greater certainty over their future academic and career choices

Oxford Scholastica Academy Verified Student Reviews

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Excellent 

It was a great way for me to learn more about the field that I am passionate about. The medical course was so informational 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 🙂

Excellent 

Just loved the 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.

Excellent 

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!!

Accredited Oxford Summer Camp

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 and invited to 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.

 

Headshot of Maria, an Oxford Scholastica Academy student

Maria,
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

Ravi,
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

Lina,
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 be given 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. Parents or relatives are very welcome to attend this.

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 throughout the year.

Learn more about our Summer School and Online Course dates.

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

The morning will typically involve your classes. After lunch, you will normally have a mixture of either Masterclasses or cultural experiences, while the evening will usually involve fun social activities. For a more detailed outline, visit our Oxford summer courses page.

Your accommodation is on the Oxford University campus, which is just a short 10 minute walk to class. You will have your own private room with a bathroom. You can see photos and read more about our Oxford summer accommodation.

How long are the Oxford summer school and online courses?

Our residential programme takes place over two or four weeks in the city of Oxford. Our online programmes vary in length, with one or two week online courses and month-long online internships.

How do I get a scholarship for your Oxford Summer School?

We are keen that as many students as possible can attend Oxford Scholastica, no matter their financial circumstances, as part of our commitment to provide 10,000 hours of support for our scholars over the next three years.

Find out more about our Oxford Summer School scholarship.

How much does Oxford Summer School cost?

Our Oxford Summer School fees depend on what programme you book with us. Learn more about how much is Oxford Summer School.

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 look for students who are passionate about their chosen subject and would like to learn more about the topic. This naturally leads to students engaging in classes, asking questions and giving their all in each session. Students don’t need any pre-required knowledge or experience in the subject to join us.

How are you keeping students safe from COVID-19 (residential programme)?

Having successfully run summer schools during the pandemic, we have significant experience operating COVID-secure programmes designed to keep students safe. We welcomed our largest ever Oxford summer school cohort in 2023 with zero COVID cases.

You can read more about our COVID-secure operation and flexible booking options.

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 to learn more about the course you wish to study (there is space for you to write a personal statement on our registration form). 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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