While many other summer programmes closed during the pandemic, we were one of the only summer schools in the UK to run in both 2020 and 2021 (as well as 2022). With the impact of COVID-19 reduced after a widespread UK vaccination programme, we successfully completed our largest ever COVID-secure summer school in 2023.
COVID has now been downgraded by governments as a risk, but we have kept this page in case parents have any questions.
We have received the “Good to Go” accreditation (Visit England’s industry standard), confirming that we adhere to government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to keep students safe and well – you can view our certificate here.
This page contains the latest information, including:
- The fact that Oxford Scholastica is open for bookings
- Information about Oxford Scholastica Online, our virtual summer school option
One of the reasons students choose to come to Oxford is that the city is famous for its academia and research. Oxford is a centre for medical research, led by pioneering medical companies and university researchers. For example, Oxford played a vital role in the development of penicillin in the 1940s. We are proud the city of Oxford has been at the centre of COVID-19 research, with researchers successfully developing a vaccine.
Many students who attend Oxford Scholastica are inspired to work in fields of research to help push our understanding of medicine, science and innovation further. It’s through this work that countries and citizens are better protected against illness than ever before.
(Updated 17th August 2023)
We recently completed our largest ever summer school in 2023, with hundreds of students joining us in Oxford from around the world and no COVID-19 cases.
After the successful and widespread vaccination programme in the UK, the COVID risks have been significantly reduced. We were happy to be able to offer a full programme, with no changes to the summer school required.
For our 2024 programme, we estimate we are likely to be fully booked in early 2024 (we were fully booked by the spring for our 2023 programme, with 2,500 students on our waiting list).
Is the Oxford Scholastica Academy open?
Yes – we have received lots of bookings for summer 2024 and are looking forward to welcoming a record number of students.
Can I take an online course instead?
Yes, you can – we run a virtual summer school, Oxford Scholastica Online, which you can read more about here.
Will I share a bedroom?
If you have any questions about COVID-19, or any other issue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we would be delighted to help.