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.
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 Scholastica 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.
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.
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.
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:
- Photonic systems (the science of light)
- Coding in HTML and CSS
- How to build your own website
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
Online Internships | 15-18 Year Olds
Computer Science & Engineering Internships
Supported by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll work in a team of interns from around the world. You’ll undertake your own research on a cutting-edge topic in Engineering and technology, and together with your Mentor you’ll co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal.
You’ll conclude the internship having gained impressive Engineering work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.
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 Scholastica 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.
Computer Science Summer School Testimonials
OSA was truly one of the most fascinating experiences ever! I met some of the most amazing people from all around the world and got to explore Oxford, while further shaping my decision for my higher education goals!
From the sign up process to receiving the Certificate and Letter of Recommendation, everything was flawless. The classes were informative and interesting. Everything was perfect!
My summer school at Oxford Scholastica definitely exceeded my expectations! My tutor was very inspirational and allowed me to gain further insight to my future career choice.
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 learn in small, dynamic classes just as you would if studying at top UK universities. You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best computer science summer school experience.
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.
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.