Summer School

Join our Oxford summer school to master your subject, gain clarity on your future and prepare for a changing world. Our Oxford summer courses are your chance to experience the historic city of Oxford and make more intelligent decisions about your future.

Picture of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford at sunset, visited during the Oxford Scholastica Summer School for teenagers.

Experience Excellence

Rooted in the city of Oxford’s spirit of academic excellence, the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s 2024 Oxford summer school is your chance to get the edge for your future this summer.

At our summer school you’ll learn from the best and brightest minds, build relationships with like-minded students to last a lifetime, and have the chance to benefit from the very best this remarkable city has to offer.

Our summer courses are for 12-18 year olds across a range of exciting subjects, including Medicine, Business and Technology.

Joining one of our award-winning Oxford summer courses is your chance to try out the university experience before you graduate from high school.

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Oxford Summer School Dates & Fees

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



Benefits of Attending a Summer School in Oxford

Improve Your Grades

Stimulate, stretch and challenge your academic skills – whatever your subject knowledge.

Learn from Expert Tutors

Learn from top tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.

Prepare for College and University

Designed to prepare students aged 12-18 for future academic and career success.

TASTE University Life

Hosted in the historic city of Oxford, experience what university-level study is like.

Top-Rated Programme by Students from Around the World

Each summer, students from over 85 different nationalities choose to experience our Oxford summer programme and study abroad:

out of 10 students said our Oxford summer programme was one of the most memorable summers of their life

out of 10 students said that their experience at our Oxford summer courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction

out of 10 parents said they would recommend our Oxford summer school to other parents

Accredited Oxford Summer Camp

We have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.

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Oxford Summer School Testimonials

Going to classes every morning was an exciting experience as we were all on edge as to what we would learn. From classroom discussions to exploring Oxford during free time, the whole Oxford summer camp experience was unforgettable. The friendships I made will last me a lifetime.

Douw Steenkamp

South Africa, Experience Business & Enterprise Academy

It just surpassed our expectations in every way – pre-attendance organisation, facilities, high level of the programme, challenging course, interesting and diverse attendees from all around the world, dedicated creative teachers, great balance of time working and time for personal endeavors and friend making, supportive staff, teamwork oriented, family-like atmosphere, caring and nurturing environment, academically and personally challenging, true college campus experience…in short, just exceeded all expectations.

Bill & Tanya Mateo

Russia, Parents of Paulina, Debate & Public Speaking Academy

I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered at their Oxford summer school. As both a former teacher of A Level economics and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university.

Jo Cruse

Tutor, and former A Level Economics teacher at leading UK school

Why choose Oxford Scholastica?

Every year, students from all over the world apply to the Oxford Scholastica Academy to get a taste of university life.

Founded by two Oxford graduates, we are a British education venture specialising in transformative summer schools based in Oxford. We are passionate about enabling students to master their subjects, gain clarity on their futures and prepare for a changing world.

Our Oxford summer courses combine the city of Oxford’s spirit of academic excellence with the opportunity for students to study and socialise in a university-style environment. Our expert teaching faculty offer our students first class tuition, while our extensive suite of courses makes it easy to find the right fit for every student. You’ll have access to the best people, the best programmes and the best opportunity to achieve future success on our Oxford summer camp.

We offer each student the very best academic, cultural and social experience of Oxford. However, we also understand that a summer away from home can be daunting for parents and students alike. That’s why all our students also have 24-hour support, security and care from our experienced residential staff.

Why choose our Oxford summer school?

The city of Oxford is a world famous centre of academic excellence. Oxford University is the oldest in the English-speaking world, while the town’s second university, Oxford Brookes, also holds an international reputation.

The city is the birthplace of famous leaders, entrepreneurs and cutting-edge scientists, and the inspiration behind Narnia, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. From literary greats to medical breakthroughs, Oxford is a place of history and discovery.

The city’s tradition of excellence underpins our summer school. Whether it’s academic prowess, cultural delights like punting on the river, or the rich history that appeals to you, Oxford is a city unlike any other.

Join one of our Oxford summer courses for high school students, and live it for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Oxford Summer School

Is an Oxford Summer School worth it?

Attending an Oxford Summer School offers students an immersive educational experience, expert tuition from leading tutors, and a chance to explore future career options. Programmes are tailored for young learners, aiming to provide clarity on their future direction and prepare them for success. Still not sure? Read our article on “Are Oxford summer courses worth it?”.

Who is eligible for a summer school in Oxford?

Our Oxford Scholastica Summer Schools are for students aged 12-18. Our programmes cater to a diverse range of young learners from countries around the world interested in exploring different academic fields. There are no geographical restrictions, making the programmes accessible to international students.

Can I apply for two courses?

Participants can apply for up to two consecutive summer schools at Oxford Scholastica. Students who join us for four weeks study two different subjects with us, and get to meet two cohorts of international students. Lots of our four week students also report feeling more at home in Oxford by the end of their stay with us.

How old do you have to be to go to an Oxford summer school?

Our Oxford summer school is designed for students aged 12 to 18, who have not yet started at university or college. This age range allows both younger and older high school students to participate in tailored courses that align with their educational level and interests.

How long is the summer school programme?

Our Oxford Scholastica Summer Programmes take place in two week blocks, with some students opting to study two different subjects and join us for four weeks. This flexibility allows students to choose a programme length that best fits their schedule, interests and learning objectives.

Where do the high school students who attend an Oxford summer school come from?

Our students come from the UK and all across the globe to join us on our Oxford summer camp. Last year, we had over 80 nationalities on the Oxford Scholastica Academy, ranging from Brazil to China, America to India, Holland to Malaysia – and more.

What accommodation options are available?

We provide accommodation in college rooms used by University of Oxford students during term time. Our accommodation blends historic charm with modern amenities, providing comfortable rooms and common spaces for socialising. Learn more about our summer student accommodation in Oxford.

Please note, Oxford Scholastica is separate from Oxford University, and it is important to understand that we have no formal connection with the University. You can read more about our relationship with the University here.

What do the programme fees include?

The programme fees include all:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and inner
  • Course materials
  • Activities and excursions
  • Support and supervision
  • Letter of Recommendation and Certificate


What is a typical day of our Oxford summer school like?
In the morning you’ll typically attend your classes and complete your independent study work. After lunch, you will normally have a mixture of either workshops, seminars, and activities, while the evening will usually involve fun social activities. For a more detailed outline, visit our Oxford summer courses’ schedule.
Will I get a certificate/accreditation at the end of the course?
All students who successfully complete the course will be given an Oxford Scholastica Academy Certificate at our Graduation Evening on the last night of their Oxford summer courses at the Saïd Business School. Family and friends are very welcome to attend this event.
Does Oxford University have an official summer school?

Oxford University doesn’t run summer schools for international students. The University runs a highly respected summer school for UK students from disadvantaged backgrounds, called UNIQ, but it’s not offered to international students.

Our summer courses at Oxford Scholastica give students around the world the opportunity to explore subjects of interest in small-class settings with university-style teaching. However, it’s important to know we have no formal connection with Oxford University. Read more about our relationship with Oxford University.

Who will my tutor be?
We dedicate an enormous amount of time to carefully selecting and training the very best tutors for each course. Our tutors are subject experts from world-class institutions, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and more. You can find examples of our Oxford summer programme’s previous tutors here.