Oxford Scholastica and Oxford University

Oxford Scholastica is separate from Oxford University, and it is important to understand that we have no formal connection with the university.

Oxford University does not run summer schools for international students. The University runs a highly respected summer school for UK students from disadvantaged backgrounds, called Uniq, but it does not offer summer courses for international students.

Summer school alumni
Bridge of Sighs

Oxford Scholastica hires Oxford University facilities over the summer, including our campuses (St Thomas’, St George’s and Lampl) which belong to St Peter’s and Corpus Christi Colleges, and facilities such as the Oxford Union and the Blavatnik School of Government.

We hold our Graduation Ceremony each year at Oxford’s business school, the Saïd Business School, on the final evening of the summer school (to which parents are warmly invited), and use a variety of other facilities.

We also have a number of tutors and staff who teach or study at the university, and they come and work for us each summer in their holidays.

However, Oxford Scholastica is not formally connected with or endorsed by the university, and it’s important to understand that we don’t offer university preparation courses.

Instead, we’re on a mission to inspire young people to discover what their futures could hold:

  • The courses they could study
  • The careers they could have
  • The citizens they could be

We do this by running summer programmes which inspire students to have:

  • Greater awareness of the range of future academic and career possibilities that exist
  • Greater certainty over the future direction they want to pursue
  • The most memorable summer of their lives