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 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.

Student in the library learning at the Oxford Scholastica Academy Summer School
Course Selector
Course Selector

Book by 31st Dec 2023 to take advantage of our Early Bird Fees (save £500 for 2 week bookings or £1,000 for 4 week bookings)

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




Ages 15-18

 Business & Enterprise

 Computer Science & Coding

 Creative Writing

 Debate & Public Speaking


International Relations, Politics & Leadership



 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.

Students learning together in Oxford at the Oxford Scholastica Academy for the Discover Business Academy

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.

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.

Students learning together at the Oxford Scholastica Academy Discover Medicine Academy
Closeup of a computer motherboard at the Oxford Scholastica Academy Discover Technology Academy

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).

Tutor teaching students at the Oxford Scholastica Academy for the Experience Business & Enterprise Academy


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.


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.

Close up of a coding screen, with a hand pointing at a line of code at the Oxford Scholastica Academy for the Experience Computer Science & Coding Academy
Hand writing in a journal at the Oxford Scholastica Academy for the Experience Creative Writing Academy


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.


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.

Student speaking on the microphone at the Oxford Scholastica Academy for the Experience Debate & Public Speaking Academy
Picture of a bridge on a cloudy, rainy day at the Oxford Scholastica Academy Summer School


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.


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 the Experience International Relations, Politics & Leadership Academy
Gavel at the Oxford Scholastica summer school for the Experience Law Academy


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.


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.

Medical lab worker injecting fluid into a test cup at the Oxford Scholastica Academy
Neon outline of a person and a brain at the Experience Psychology & Neuroscience Academy


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 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.

Masterclass leader teaching a student at the Masterclass from Oxford Scholastica Academy Summer School

Oxford Summer Course Dates & Prices

**Book before the end of December 2023 to benefit from our our early bird fees.**

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



Two Weeks 14th July 2024 27th July 2024



Two Weeks 28th July 2024 10th August 2024



Four Weeks 30th June 2024 27th July 2024



Four Weeks 14th July 2024 10th August 2024




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.
A scholarship entitles you to a place on our OxBright programme for free.

Learn more about our 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.

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:


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


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


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

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