Learn more about Pakistani students who have attended Oxford Scholastica, and why Pakistani families choose Oxford Scholastica for their children.
The Best Courses
The Best People
Your Future Success
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Would you like to follow in the footsteps of some of Pakistan’s biggest thinkers? The first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation, Benazir Bhutto, studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall. She was also the first Asian woman to act as President of the world-renowned debating society, the Oxford Union, in whose chambers the final of the Oxford Scholastica Academy (OSA)’s Debating Masterclass is held.
Other former presidents of Pakistan who studied in the city include Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, ex-international cricketer Imran Khan, Liaquat Ali Khan and Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari.
Why Oxford Scholastica?
Out of the countless different nationalities represented at Oxford Scholastica every year, we always receive a strong contingent of students from Pakistan. We’d love to add you to our ever-growing global family of Oxford Scholastica alumni.
We’re very accustomed to catering for the specific concerns and needs of Pakistani families, and we’re sure you’ll feel at home here in this inspirational city.
Read on to find out why Pakistani families choose the Oxford Scholastica Academy.
The Best Courses
Studying against the backdrop of a city world-famous for its intellectual rigour and academic integrity, you’ll have the chance to push yourself further than ever before as you take on our Oxford summer courses.
Whether you’re in ninth grade, working towards your matriculation certificate, or preparing for university at an intermediate college, Oxford Scholastica’s courses will build on your existing knowledge and give you the experience and skills you need to prepare successful college applications for your chosen courses.
The Best People
Oxford Scholastica is inspirational for a lot of reasons, and one of them is the people you’ll meet. Your tutors will be from some of the world’s best educational institutions, Oxford and Cambridge included, and they’ll push you to think and work in new ways.
The staff at Oxford Scholastica are world-quality, but the students here are also pretty extraordinary (read on to hear from two of them!). Just like at university, our cohorts hail from every corner of the globe, and each and every student is hard-working, curious, and passionate about their subject. The product of this is a group of inspiring, diverse young people, who form, by the end of the two weeks, what most of our graduates describe as a ‘family.’ You’ll make friends for life at Oxford Scholastica.
Your Future Success
Are you thinking of studying in the UK? Not only do we provide students with the chance to delve into their subjects in breadth and depth, and to discover their academic interests, but we also offer a taste of the UK university system. The summer school is full of opportunities to ask questions, to listen and to start making plans of your own.
Most of the staff at Oxford Scholastica, your Activities Co-ordinators and the Heads of House who’ll make your experience both as fun and safe as possible, are UK-based university students or recent graduates, who jump at the chance to chat about their studies and how they got to where they are now. For a formalised look at the process on a more detailed level, we run Masterclasses about applying to UK universities, covering the UCAS system, grades, funding and personal statements. You’ll always be given the chance to ask questions at the end about your own particular pathway.
Meet Us In Pakistan
Contact our Pakistan Country Head, Beenish, for more information and to discuss any concerns you have. Beenish has sent her daughter Lailamah to Oxford Scholastica for the past two summers, and has stayed with us in Oxford to experience the summer school. She is based in Karachi and is our point of contact for all Pakistani families considering the Oxford Scholastica Academy for their children. She is available on email or Whatsapp (+92 321 8120112) at any time.
Hear from Pakistani parents and students about their experiences
- A spike in her confidence
- A great improvement in public speaking
- Her approach to situations became more mature
- She had become independent, and her decision-making was enhanced
- Her ability to manage situations had improved.
Get in touch with our Pakistan Country Head, Beenish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What grade levels is Oxford Scholastica suitable for?
Oxford Scholastica has courses suitable for students from Grade 6 to Grade 13 (12-18 years old).
My child is Muslim. Can you accommodate that?
Yes, we can. We welcome students from many different faiths every year, and are very accustomed to welcoming Muslim students. We can facilitate visits to a local Mosque if required. Local to the area is the Central Oxford Masjid, the Central Oxford Mosque Society, the Madina Masjid and the Islamic Cultural Centre, and other places to pray include the Bangladesh Islamic Education Centre and Mosque. We’ll also be sure to accommodate any requirements regarding personal prayer.
As a richly diverse city, Oxford has is home to plenty of Halal grocery stores, and every restaurant we visit on the summer school will have Halal or vegetarian options. Please contact Beenish if you have further specific concerns.
Do you separate boys and girls in your accommodation?
Yes, we do. Boys and girls are housed in separate corridors, on different floors, or are separated by residential staff in our accommodation. We do not allow boys to go in girls’ rooms, and vice versa. We also have members of staff who are always available to help with any concerns.
Will there be many other Pakistani students there?
We welcome Pakistani students to Oxford every year, but it’s just one of the 80+ nationalities that make up our very diverse student body. So while you won’t be alone, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to make friends from around the world!
Can I speak to a representative of Oxford Scholastica in Urdu?
Yes, you can. Our Pakistan Country Head, Beenish, will be happy to chat to you in Urdu about any questions or concerns you have about choosing the Oxford Scholastica Academy. Drop her an email here, or contact her on Whatsapp (+92 321 8120112).
Meet Students from Around the World
This past summer, students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our summer school:
out of 10 students said our courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
out of 10 students said that our courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
out of 10 parents said they would recommend our courses to other parents
Inspected and Accredited
Our Discover Business courses have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.