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ORA’s Award-Winning Oxford Summer School

ORA’s Award-Winning Oxford Summer School

Apply now for 2021 summer schools in prestigious study destinations including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, St Andrews and Imperial College London.

Join Oxford’s largest, most popular summer school!

Often imitated but never replicated, Oxford Royale Academy’s signature summer schools offer a sample of authentic, world-leading university environments. Living and learning in residential colleges, taught by outstanding academics on our unique triple-accredited courses, you will make friends for life and join an empowering global community of 25,000 students from more than 150 nations.

Experience the world's leading universities

Born in Oxford but now with over 15 different residential colleges in seven outstanding study destinations across the UK and USA, Oxford Royale Academy offers students the chance to experience life and make real academic progress in some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

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Live, dine and study in top universities

Immerse yourself in the rich academic history of our summer centres and experience life as a student at some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions as you live, dine and study in these magical settings.

Naturally, all of our courses are designed with the academic nature of their environment firmly in mind.

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Summer courses for academic and career success

Whether preparing for exams, university or careers, a summer with Oxford Royale Academy is a chance to get ahead and fulfil your ambitions.

With outstanding tuition during lessons and a huge range of activities and excursions available outside the classroom, be prepared for a cultural adventure that will expose you to fresh perspectives and new opportunities.

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Benefit from elite tutoring from Oxford Royale's academic faculty, spanning 15 years of excellence

Our teaching faculty boasts an extraordinary range of talent that includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, neuroscientists, medical researchers, leading industry professionals in film and fashion, published authors, clinical psychologists and many more.

This unique and diverse faculty – assembled from all corners of the globe exclusively for our summer schools – means that Oxford Royale students only learn from the very best.

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Try something new, or boost your knowledge in your chosen field

Oxford Royale Academy’s summer courses enable students to pursue subjects beyond the material normally covered at school, or to try out something brand new.

Combining core lessons with practical skills workshops and tailored career advice, students can choose from over 150+ study options designed to help them succeed in their future goals.

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Be a part of Oxford's most international summer school, joining students from 150+ nations

Over the course of an Oxford Royale summer, students learn how to interact with peers and teachers from all corners of the globe, gaining fundamental social skills required to succeed in later life. Our students gain empathy and understanding through this international collaboration that would be unachievable in almost any other setting.

Students leave Oxford Royale Academy as more rounded leaders, team members, and individuals, ready for their future studies and careers.

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Experience unrivalled cultural opportunities outside of the classroom

A complete extracurricular programme is provided to allow our students to fully experience the location in which they are living, and to help them make friends with their peers from all over the world.

Excursions include city tours in students’ chosen city as well as further afield, visits to museums and art galleries, themed parties, formal dinners and visits to famous and historic sights of interest.

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Join our student community - over 25,000 students strong

Over the past 15 years we are proud to have taught more than 25,000 students on our summer programmes, helping each one achieve the next steps in their lifelong journey of learning. Our unrivalled alumni network is another reason why students choose Oxford Royale Academy each year, with our Alumni Hub ensuring students maintain contact with their peers for years to come.

Be inspired by the magic of Oxford Royale Academy

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I have gained more knowledge, and can therefore make more of an impact on the world. I think that my future goals have become clearer as I have explored options at ORA.

- Nia, Belize

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It gave me the opportunity to improve my confidence. I would recommend this course at Yale to anyone!

- Camila, Argentina

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“This summer school has taught me many things, including the basics of engineering, which will most definitely help me in my future – academically and professionally.”

- Yoosuf, Maldives

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“This is exactly what it means to be a part of a big international family. ORA is a place where everyone cares for you and everyone is ready to help you.”

- Serly, Armenia

“This was one of the best academic experiences in my life.”

- Dennis, Sierra Leone

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The counsellors were extremely friendly and were always keen to join in with the activities. Their approachable manner meant that if anyone ever did have a problem, they always had someone to confide in.

- Ellie, Wales

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