Oxford Summer Courses

Based in the famous city of Oxford, we offer enrichment 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 university-style teaching.

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

The city of Oxford is a world-famous centre of academic and career excellence, and this tradition underpins our summer courses. Here are the programmes 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” summer experiences 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.

Stock market


Discover Business

Want to know what life in the business world is really like? On this business summer programme, you’ll learn about economics, entrepreneurship, 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 healthcare and helping people, this summer medicine course is for you. Alongside theory, you’ll look at X-rays, discuss real clinical cases, and learn what it takes to be a doctor.

Oxygen mask on dummy
Close up photograph of a computer circuit board


Discover Technology

Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you enjoy playing with computers? On this technology summer programme, 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” courses offer students aged 15-18 the opportunity to expand their knowledge of a subject, with a mixture of theory and practice. Our Oxford summer courses will give you a taste of what studying your subject at university is really like, so that you can make an informed decision about your academic future and next steps.

City skyscrapers


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 for you. 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 photograph of a coding screen
Close up photograph of a student writing in a notebook


Experience Creative Writing

Where better than the city of Oxford to hone your skills in creative writing and English literature? 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.


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.

Photograph of a student speaking as part of a Debate summer course
Golden Gate Bridge


Experience Engineering

If you enjoy 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 summer course, you’ll learn about different types of engineering, including mechanical, civil and electrical engineering, and you'll explore the scientific principles that underpin them.


Experience International Relations, Politics & Leadership

On this course, you'll learn about politics on a global scale, exploring the web of alliances, self-interest and obligations that govern the world order. We’ll analyse case studies of international relations in action, and the careers of significant world leaders. You’ll also put your new-found diplomacy skills to the test in our United Nations challenge.
United Nations building
Close up photograph of a gavel


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 law. You’ll put the theory into practice with a mock trial.


Experience Medicine

Are you interested in studying medicine and becoming a doctor? On this course, you'll get a deeper understanding of different medical specialities, from surgery to psychiatry, as well as practical doctor-patient communication skills. You'll meet with real patients and prepare for your future as a doctor.
Picture of a brain


Experience Psychology & Neuroscience

Are you fascinated by the human mind, emotions 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 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 inform and inspire, while giving you the skills you need for success in any field.

Oxford Scholastica Academy Masterclass

Oxford Summer Courses Dates & Prices

Length Start Date End Date Price From 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



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

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

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

Finland, Law

Why parents love 

Oxford Scholastica

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Frequently Asked Questions about our

Oxford Summer Courses

What makes a great Oxford Scholastica student?
At Oxford Scholastica, we’re always keen to welcome students who are engaged, curious and enthusiastic and who have a genuine interest in the subject that they would like to pursue. No prior experience in the subject is necessary.

If you’re excited about the idea of learning more about your chosen subject, ready to immerse yourself at a summer in Oxford and make the most of the opportunity, then you’ll be a great Oxford Scholastica student.

Who are your Oxford summer courses open to?

Our Oxford summer programmes 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 at Oxford Scholastica.

You’ll need to be able to speak, understand and read English well in order to join us. Contact us if you’d like to arrange a call to check whether you have the right level of English required.

How much do your Oxford summer courses cost?

Our academic programmes 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, excursions and activities, breakfasts and dinners.

Learn more about our Oxford summer school fees and prices.

Award Winning Summer Courses in Oxford

King's Award
British Accreditation Council Oxford summer school

The Oxford Scholastica Academy was proud to win the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise in 2023, being recognised by His Majesty The King for outstanding achievement at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

We are also 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, St Anne’s 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 programmes in Oxford you’ll:


Take part in our engaging academic experiences and expert-led Masterclasses.


Meet inspirational Heroes and see what your future career or educational path could look like.


Apply what you learn in fun, hands-on challenges and interactive workshops.

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