Oxford Computer Science Summer School

Get ahead in your future. Join our Oxford Computer Science Summer School on the Oxford University campus, or online, to experience what studying computer science is like.

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Get excited about computer science

Spend two weeks of your summer immersing yourself in the world of computer science on the prestigious Oxford University campus – a global centre of technology innovation.

Learn from world-class coding tutors

Rooted in Oxford’s spirit of academic excellence, the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s Computer Science Summer School programmes will enable you to truly immerse yourself in your subject.

Be inspired

We’ll introduce you to people who’ve built successful careers working in computer science-related fields, and they’ll answer your questions about what it’s really like to work in this constantly changing sector. Studying alongside ambitious students from around the world, you’ll also take on fun challenges, such as coding your own website.

Get the Oxford experience

You’ll gain unique insights into what studying your favourite subject at university is like – giving you the edge in your future. And you’ll achieve all of this while enjoying everything that the magical city of Oxford has to offer.

Browse our Summer Computer Science Courses

Our residential summer Computer Science courses are two weeks long and are held on the world famous Oxford University campus. Whether you’ve studied aspects of the subject before, or are totally new to it, our Computer Science Summer School offers a perfect course to suit your needs.

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In Oxford | 12-14 Year Olds

Discover Technology

Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you love playing with computers? On this Oxford 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.

In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds

Experience Computer Science & Coding

If you’re fascinated by computers and information technology, this Oxford computer science summer programme 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.

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Browse our Online Computer Science Courses

Drawing on the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s years of experience of running world-class summer schools, our online Computer Science courses combine Oxford’s spirit of excellence with the very best in future-focused learning.

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Live Online | 12-14 Year Olds

Technology

On this exciting course, you’ll be introduced to some of the most important concepts in Engineering and Computer Science — and you’ll learn how to build your own website! With your tutor and classmates, you’ll also explore how the practical applications of Maths and Physics work in the real world.

On this course, you’ll explore:

  • Electronics
  • Photonic systems (the science of light)
  • Coding in HTML and CSS
  • How to build your own website
Live Online | 15-18 Year Olds

Computer Science & Coding

Interested in learning to code? Python is widely regarded as an excellent first language to learn. This course will help you develop a functional level of ability in programming in Python, supported by independent coding projects. To further your knowledge, you’ll look more deeply at technical and practical topics in Computer Science.

On this course, you’ll cover:

  • Programming in Python
  • Building a website
  • The history and future of computing
  • The applications and potential of Artificial Intelligence
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Students from up to 85 different nationalities chose to experience our computer science courses last year:

9 out of 10 said our computer science summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life

9 out of 10 said that our high school summer computer science courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction

94% of students said they had a greater certainty over their future academic and career choices

Why choose one of our Oxford Computer Science summer school programmes?

The Best Courses

We’ve designed our high school summer computer science courses to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – regardless of your existing subject knowledge.

The Best People

Your computer science course will be taught by tutors that are current or former students and faculty of world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Your Future Success

Our computer science summer school is designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future personally, academically and professionally.

Get the Oxford Experience

You’ll be taught computer science on the prestigious Oxford University campus, where many world-famous figures in the fields of technology and computing began their own career journeys.

Testimonials

Student testimonials

This summer school has truly been a valuable and memorable experience for me. Not only did I broaden my knowledge on Technology but I’ve also developed my self-management and communication.

Radhiyya

Discover Technology Academy, 2019
Student testimonials

My two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were two of the best weeks of my life. It was an amazing experience and I made some great friends that I know I will stay in touch with for a very long time.

Abdul Rahman

Experience Medicine Academy, 2019
Student testimonials

My son, Alexander, truly enjoyed his experience. He was academically and intellectually challenged while also making friends from around the world. We highly recommend this summer program.

Richard

Parent, Oxford Scholastica Academy
Student testimonials

Those two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what Law is really all about through this programme. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the classes very interactive!

Ravi

Experience Law Academy, 2017
Student testimonials

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 summer school. Overall, the summer school was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Lina

Experience Law Academy, 2019
Student testimonials

I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation, or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

Salma

Online Law course, 2021
Student testimonials

I attended the Oxford Scholastica Academy in 2018. And I can genuinely say it was the best summer of my life. Not only were we exposed to different subjects and courses but also so many different cultures and people. I hope I can go back!

Prutha

Discover Business Academy, 2018
Student testimonials

Two of my children have now attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life with a purpose and confidence that is so essential. One of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to have sent them to the Oxford Scholastica Academy. 

Mubasher

Parent, Oxford Scholastica Academy
Student testimonials

The friendships I made will last me a lifetime. Oxford Scholastica taught me many life lessons that I will keep with me until I die. 

Douw

Experience Business & Enterprise Academy, 2017
Student testimonials

I’ve never done anything like this; Oxford Scholastica has exceeded my expectations and I am glad to have made valuable memories with it, which I will cherish forever!

Mariam

Experience Business & Enterprise Academy, 2018
Student testimonials

Oxford Scholastica has had a profound impact on my skills as a debater and student and is an experience I’d recommend to anyone looking for an educational, engaging summer adventure.

Sophie

Experience Debate & Public Speaking Academy, 2018
Student 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.

Maria

Parent, Oxford Scholastica Academy, 2020

What You’ll Get From Our Computer Science Courses

Whether you’re interested in exploring more about your subject, are keen to pursue a computer science-related course at university, or see yourself as a future programmer or tech expert, this summer school is for you. We’ll enable you to:

  • Learn about a variety of computer science concepts, with practical challenges and classroom-based debate to get you engaging in the subject
  • Experience life as a computer science student, with top quality teaching from our predominantly Oxbridge-educated computer science tutors
  • Be introduced to people who’ve built successful careers in computer science-related fields, and ask them all your questions about what it’s really like to study and work in computer science
  • Be challenged to try hands-on projects that put your new knowledge to the test, such as coding your own website
  • Be guided through your options for studying computer science at university, through our fully accredited computer science course
  • Discover your career options should you choose to pursue work in a computer science-related field
  • When you’ve completed your computer science summer course, graduate in a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
  • Enjoy a summer spent with people who are just as enthusiastic about computer science as you are
  • Build your own international network of like-minded students and join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni

Get an Authentic University Experience

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

You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes just as you would be at Oxford or Cambridge University. You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best computer science summer school experience.

University-style independence

You’ll have the opportunity to study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and take part in legendary activities such as punting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and make friends with ambitious students like you from all over the world.

Real-world skills

You’ll leave equipped with key skills for the future – like public speaking, how to prepare for your future career and how to bounce back from failure – thanks to our Masterclass programme.

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