Why Choose An Oxford Summer School?
Oxford’s story is centuries old. Starting its tale as a medieval settlement named Oxenaforda (meaning a river crossing for oxen), Oxford is now world-renowned as the home of one of the leading academic institutions in the world. There’s much more to Oxford than meets than eye, and once you’ve meandered alongside the rippling rivers, marvelled at the age-old architecture and roamed through the eye-opening museum collections, you’ll find yourself enchanted by the City of Dreaming Spires.
blend of the old and new
Oxford is a modern city that keeps one foot in the past. The cobbled streets and skyscraping spires reveal the historical side of Oxford, whilst the bustling Westgate shopping centre and lively Cowley Road show a much more modern perspective of the city. For students who want to spend the summer exploring the traditional aspects of a British city combined with modern pastimes, Oxford is just the place.
Outstanding Historic Attractions
There is always something to do in Oxford, whether that be exploring one of the University Colleges, climbing the Carfax Tower or buying a book in the world-famous Blackwell’s Bookstore. It’s the perfect city for those with a thirst for exploration and discovery, especially as much of the city is walkable. Check out the links below for a landmark map and virtual tour of the city.
map of top sites
oxford virtual tour
This fantastic resource by the Oxford University Chemistry faculty allows students to explore the city of Oxford virtually.
Discover Oxford's Colleges
Colleges make up the University of Oxford
The year teaching began in Oxford
Follow in the footsteps of greatness
Oxford University has inspired many famous academics and notable figures since 1096, including 28 British Prime Ministers, 55 Nobel Prize winners and 120 Olympic Gold medal winners. Prepare to embrace the scholarly spirit that courses through the city’s veins and take inspiration from the many gifted individuals who have visited before you.
TOP OXFORD SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR 2023
Oxford Royale Academy
A premium provider of academic and EFL summer programmes in Oxford, Cambridge, London and other prestigious university settings.
Oxford Summer Courses
Summer course provider offering an authentic experience of life at world-famous universities.
A summer school promising students an experience of life in prestigious institutions, alongside the chance to meet like-minded people.
Offering courses in prestigious locations in the UK and USA, Bucksmore provides over 40 subjects for students to choose from.
Summer Boarding Courses
Taking place across three different Oxford campuses, SBC Oxford College gives students the chance to improve their English skills by studying one of the six subjects on offer.
An exceptional summer school in an inspirational setting that balances academia and fun, with a lot of added extras thrown in.
Oxbridge Academic Programs
A well-reputed Summer School that offers students the chance to live, dine and study in two of Oxford’s finest colleges, Corpus Christi and Pembroke.
LMH Summer Programmes
A historic and beautiful college of the University of Oxford with its own intellectually challenging summer school.
Department for Continuing Education
Oxford University’s official summer school for adults, run by the department for Continuing Education. Choose from a wide range of exciting, week-long courses and explore all that Oxford has to offer.
A well-established premium provider of summer courses for students aged 14-18 in the USA and, brand-new for 2023, Oxford in the UK – with a large selection of academic and enrichment courses to choose from.
Imperial College London
A specialist STEM summer school in a worldwide top 10 university, located in the heart of buzzing London.
An all-inclusive summer school offering a personalised experience, with two campuses in inspirational settings in Oxford and Stirling.
A collection of high-quality international language schools providing intensive language training for ambitious learners in small groups of 4 people maximum or individually.
Oxford Scholastica Academy
Accredited academy promising a range of academic courses designed to give students an insight into future careers.
King’s College London
An exceptional London university with a popular international summer school aimed at high achievers.
St Clares run a wide variety of programmes for both adults and juniors, harnessing over 60 years of experience with the historic city of Oxford.
The Oxford Institute
An Oxford-based summer school using tutorial-style teaching used at the University to deliver learning focused on the students’ interests.
A well-established summer school that offers fully-inclusive academic and cultural summer experiences in Cambridge.
Aimed at undergraduate students, the Summer Institute offers courses with a different academic focus each week.
Oxford Science Studies
A dedicated provider of exam revision courses, offering a range of revision summer programmes lasting 1, 2 or 3 weeks in St Edward’s School, Oxford.
St Andrews University
A summer school at a prestigious university that sits proudly alongside Oxford and Cambridge as one of the top three oldest UK universities.
Week-long English summer programmes on the campus of Oxford Brookes University, delivered by an experienced EFL provider
St Giles International
St Giles International is a group of English language schools with centres in the UK, USA, Canada and Brazil. St Giles Juniors Oxford is located at Oxford Brookes University, in the scenic outskirts of Oxford city centre
Kings Oxford is an established international school offering both English language courses and academic pre-university courses across two great campuses in Oxford.
John Locke Institute
A highly academic, selective summer school that offers Philosophy and related courses taught by experienced university academics