Oxford Summer Courses

Based in the famous university city of Oxford, our summer school runs courses for two age groups: 12-14 and 15-18.

Our Oxford summer courses give students from around the world the opportunity to explore a subject of interest in a small-class setting with tutorial-style teaching.

An Oxford Summer Courses student at the Oxford University library
Course Selector
Course Selector

Subjects offered

Oxford is a world-famous centre of academic excellence, and this tradition underpins our summer classes. Here are the courses we offer:

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

*The Oxford Scholastica Academy is accredited as a short course provider by the British Accreditation Council.

Summer courses for ages 12-14

Our “Discover” Oxford summer courses for students aged 12-14 are the perfect mix of theory and hands-on learning. They let you focus on a field you’re interested in, and inspire you to explore potential future options along the way.

Oxford business course students

BUSINESS COURSES

Discover Business

Want to know what life in the business world is really like? On this business summer course, you’ll learn basic economics, corporate law, leadership, management, and public speaking. You’ll also explore the roles of marketing and social media in modern business.

MEDICINE COURSES

Discover Medicine

If you’re interested in health care and helping people, this summer medicine course is for you. Alongside theory, you’ll look at X-rays, discuss real clinical cases, and learn about recent and future advances in medical techniques and research.

An Oxford medicine course lab
A computer chip from our Oxford technology course

STEM COURSES

Discover Technology

Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you love playing with computers? On this technology summer course, you’ll learn how websites are built using different coding languages, design a rocket using practical applications of maths and physics, and build your own hydraulics system.

Summer courses for ages 15-18

Our “Experience” Oxford summer courses for students aged 15-18 delve deep into a subject, with a focus on practical application balanced with real-world theory. This combination helps secondary school students try out some of the key aspects of the subject they want to explore (and possibly go on to pursue in university).

A student in our Oxford business summer course

ARTS COURSES

Experience Business & Enterprise

This course brings business, economics and management to life, to help you better understand what it’s like to pursue study in this field. You’ll explore different types of businesses, discover a range of economic models, learn about game theory and financial markets, and see how management theories enhance business.

COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES

Experience Computer Science & Coding

If you’re fascinated by computers and information technology, this computer science summer course is a great option. You’ll develop your knowledge of programming languages and put your skills to the test by designing a website. You’ll also learn about the development of computing throughout history and explore the future of Artificial Intelligence.

A student reviewing code in our Oxford computer science summer course
A student writing an essay in our creative writing summer course

LITERATURE COURSES

Experience Creative Writing

Where better than Oxford to hone your skills in creative writing? Get inspired by the city that was home to Tolkien, Lewis Carroll and Philip Pullman. In this course, you’ll explore different genres and plot-types, learn about the importance of dialogue, and practise different techniques to hone your skills and ensure writing becomes a part of your daily routine.

ARTS COURSES

Experience Debate & Public Speaking

Want to improve your public speaking and debate skills? This debating summer course will help you develop confidence, learn persuasive techniques, and practise the art of rebuttal — skills that are essential in many careers and day-to-day life. You’ll learn what made famous speeches so powerful and put your skills to the test in our international diplomacy challenge.

A young student presenting in our residential debate class
A student studying the structure of a bridge for our civil engineering course

ENGINEERING COURSES

Experience Engineering

If you love understanding how things work and exploring individual components of machines and structures, there’s a good chance you’re considering engineering as an area of study. On this engineering summer course, you’ll explore the differences between mechanical, civil and electrical engineering — and build your very own engine.

POLITICS COURSES

Experience International Relations, Politics & Leadership

This course helps students better understand the importance of relationships between nations and cultures. We’ll explore case-studies of international relations in action — and how it’s created significant change. You’ll also put your new-found diplomacy skills to the test in our United Nations challenge.
Seats at the Oxford Union for our International Relations summer course
A mock trial being held at our law oxford summer course

LAW COURSES

Experience Law

Are you considering a career as a lawyer? This summer law course will give you a strong understanding of the legal system and different types of law, including human rights, international, corporate, and criminal. You’ll put your new-found understanding into practice with a mock trial.

MEDICINE COURSES

Experience Medicine

Curious to explore the field of medicine and see what it’s like to be a doctor? This course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of different specialties and medical ethics. You’ll also get hands-on experience with both clinical tasks and doctor-patient communication skills.

A medical lab from our Oxford medicine summer course
The anatomy of a brain being studied at our psychology summer course

PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

Experience Psychology & Neuroscience

Fascinated by the human mind, thought and behaviour? If you’re thinking of studying psychology, this course will give you a great head start. You’ll learn how to define and measure personality, explore the connection between language and thought, and start to better understand social psychology and human interaction. You’ll also learn practical research skills.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are skills-based workshops you attend alongside your course of choice. Led by tutors with expertise on a specific topic, or by external speakers, these workshops are designed to bring out the best in students, present diverse perspectives, and help you truly achieve your potential.

A masterclass teacher and student

Oxford Summer Course Dates & Prices

Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
Two Weeks 30th June 2024 13th July 2024

£6,995

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Two Weeks 14th July 2024 27th July 2024

£6,995

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Two Weeks 28th July 2024 10th August 2024

£6,995

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Four Weeks 30th June 2024 27th July 2024

£13,690

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Four Weeks 14th July 2024 10th August 2024

£13,690

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Reviews & Testimonials

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

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Frequently Asked Questions about Oxford Summer Courses

What will make you a great Oxford summer courses student?

There are many qualities that make a student great. You should be passionate about learning and have a strong desire to learn more about your subject. You should also be committed, as the courses are 2 to 4 weeks long.

What are Oxford summer courses?

Our Oxford summer courses are a series of intensive academic courses that take place over the summer months. These courses cover a wide range of topics and are designed for students between the ages of 12 to 18 and various levels of experience.

Can I get a scholarship for Oxford summer courses?

We offer scholarships for students who have been nominated by a teacher at one of our Partner Schools, and who would otherwise be unable to attend.
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A scholarship entitles you to a place on our OxBright programme for free.

Learn more about our Oxford summer school scholarships.

Are Oxford summer courses worth it?

Absolutely! Our Oxford summer courses for teens are worth it because they give young students the opportunity to learn new skills and explore different subjects. They also provide high-quality education which is tailored to each student’s needs and interests, and give teenagers an opportunity to network with other bright-minded students.

Are your Oxford summer courses legitimate?

Yes! Oxford Scholastica Academy has been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), who have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care and overall standards as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. Upon successful completion of our programme students will also receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Are Oxford summer courses free?

Our Oxford summer courses aren’t free, but the price for our Oxford summer school includes all the equipment and material you’ll need for your course, as well as accommodation, academic content, all trips and activities, breakfasts and dinners.

Learn more about our Oxford summer school fees and prices.

Is it hard to get into Oxford summer courses?

Our summer courses are open to all UK and international students from ages 12 to 18 with a strong eagerness and desire to learn. When you apply, you’ll be asked to fill in our application form where you’ll be able to outline your motivation for wanting to join us in Oxford

Students who enrol in our courses (other than our English Language courses) need to be able to speak, understand and read English to an Intermediate/Upper Intermediate/Advanced English level. Contact us if you’d like to arrange a call to check whether you have the right level of English required.

Accredited Summer Courses in Oxford

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.

Our teaching philosophy

We believe that learning should be interactive and fun, and this belief fuels our approach to teaching. As a student on one of our Oxford summer courses you’ll:

Learn

Take part in our engaging courses and expert-led Masterclasses.

See

Meet inspirational Heroes and see what your future could look like.

Do

Apply what you’ve learned on the course in fun, hands-on challenges.

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