Please note: we do not currently have a scholarship programme for international students

Our scholarship programme is for local Oxford students. If you are a non-Oxford resident, such as a student from another part of the UK or another country, check here for a list of international scholarship opportunities. Good luck!

Scholarships for Oxford Students - Applications for 2020 Not Yet Open

Are you a pupil at a local Oxford, Wheatley or Kidlington state school? Our Scholarship Programme provides full non-residential scholarships. Find out more below. Deadline: we will be announcing the 2020 deadline shortly

Are you eligible?

  • Are you a pupil at school in Oxford, Wheatley or Kidlington at one of the following schools?
Cheney SchoolCherwell School
Matthew Arnold SchoolOxford Academy
Oxford Spires AcademySt Gregory the Great
Wheatley Park SchoolGosford Hill School
  • Are you between 15-18 years old?
  • Are you motivated to want to explore a subject and discover a career this summer?

If so, read on for more information!

Explore a Subject and a Career this Summer!

Do you want to take your studies to a higher level while experiencing the most memorable summer of your life? At the Oxford Scholastica Academy, we want to inspire you to think about the opportunities that life could hold for you. We offer a summer programme for pupils from the UK and around the world. At OSA, we invite you to explore a subject and discover a career, preparing you for your future. You will experience a higher level academic environment, with like-minded students in a close-knit international community, and make friends for life.

We offer a number of scholarships for aspiring students from local Oxford secondary schools to join us this summer. You will:

  • Explore your chosen subject with our inspirational tutors, helping you to decide if you would like to study this further
  • Discover related careers through meeting our Heroes (young professionals who have studied your subject) and experiencing our practical Challenge (where you’ll build an app (Computer Science/Enterprise Academies), diagnose real patients (Young Doctors), experience a mock trial (Young Lawyers) etc.)
  • Develop your skills through our Masterclasses (in areas such as debating, resilience, social impact etc)
  • Meet like-minded people and make friends from around the world, getting to know people from 30+ different countries
  • Build your confidence and develop your independent thinking

What does a day at the summer school look like?

You will come to our premises near the Oxford Castle Quarter to check in with your Head of House and meet your fellow students in the morning for breakfast*. After breakfast, you will have classes in small groups as well as a private study session, where you’ll get on with assignments set by your tutors. This will be followed by a lunch break which you can spend with your friends. After lunch, there will be workshops to put your learning into practice. In the evening, we will eat together as a group. Following that, there will be cultural or fun evening activities such as quiz nights, treasure hunts, attending plays or an ice cream tasting. A typical day ends around 10pm. We also have trips to Blenheim Palace and Windsor Castle. *You can have breakfast at home if you want to, of course, or you can opt for the two breakfasts option and have a second breakfast at OSA!

Which courses does OSA offer?


Debate & Public Speaking


Creative Writing

Business & Enterprise


Computer Science & Coding

Psychology & Neuroscience

International Relations, Politics & Leadership



Oxford English Summer Course

Law Preparation

Medicine Preparation

Engineering Preparation

Business & Management Preparation

What does the scholarship include?

The scholarship covers all expenses you would have during the summer school, including:

  • All course fees
  • All meals (including lunch)
  • All excursions
  • Travel costs from and to your home each day
In other words, you won’t have to pay anything to attend Oxford Scholastica, and we’ll cover any travel or lunch costs you incur. Accommodation is not included, so you will be one of our “non-residential” students.


How can I apply for the scholarship?


You can apply for the scholarship by filling in the application form below. As part of the application process, you will be asked to write a personal statement, and to submit the name of a teacher who could write a reference in support of your application. Please do ask your teacher if they would write such a reference and explain what the programme is about so that they can support you as best as possible.
Please also ask your parent or legal guardian to fill in the consent form at the end of the form.


If you have any questions, please contact Susanna.


The 2020 application form and deadline will be announced soon.

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