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On campus at The University of Cambridge

Our Cambridge Summer School is an exceptional opportunity for students who are looking to experience the vibrant academic atmosphere of one of the world’s most prestigious universities: the University of Cambridge. Students aged 13-18 can choose from 13 different courses that span various subjects, each providing an inspiring learning experience that will help students to develop their intellectual curiosity. 

Connect with like-minded individuals from all corners of the globe and make lasting friendships. Together, you will have the chance to live and dine like a Cambridge student, and immerse yourself in Cambridge’s rich heritage.

Location Cambridge
For Ages 13-18
Duration 2 weeks
Price £5995
Start Dates 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul
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An authentic taste of university life

Get a taste of authentic undergraduate life at your Cambridge Summer School. Hosted in historic residential colleges at the University of Cambridge, you’ll have the opportunity to experience what it is really like to be a Cambridge student. Sleep in student bedrooms set in centuries-old quadrangles, relax and socialise in vibrant common rooms, and explore the beautiful and tranquil Botanic Gardens. 

Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through workshops, debates, interactive lectures and educational trips. Hear from remarkable guest speakers and study in classrooms where 121 Nobel prize winners took their first academic steps. It’s the ideal place to expand your own understanding, discover new interests and develop key skills crucial for future success. 

Cambridge Summer School: Two girls on campus
Cambridge Summer School King's College
Cambridge Summer School: three girls on balcony
Cambridge Summer School formal dinner
Cambridge Summer School punts

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Schedule a call with our admissions experts who can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the booking process, including details on our summer school campuses, how to select the right course, and what to expect when you arrive.

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The Oxford Royale Difference

Oxford Royale is the UK’s leading elite academic summer school. Here is what makes us different:

  • International classes
  • Inspirational venues
  • Career focused courses
  • Unique learning model
  • Exclusive events and fascinating trips

We have changed the lives of over 30,000 students since 2004. Now it’s your turn!

Cambridge Summer School Oxford Royale Difference

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Exciting Activities and Trips

Cambridge is bursting with fascinating museums, must-see attractions and beautiful gardens. You’ll have opportunities to explore the historic city on our immersive trips and activities, and venture further out into the UK to have a taste of the culture. From the bustling stalls of Market Square, to the splendour of the university’s colleges, there are new experiences around every corner.

Walking Tour of Cambridge

Experience the magic of Cambridge on a walking tour of the city. Wander through historic colleges with stunning architecture, see the pub where the discovery of DNA was announced, or uncover hidden gems from coffee shops to art galleries. 

Cambridge Summer School walking tours

Cambridge Formal Dinner

Experience an authentic University of Cambridge Formal Dinner: dress up in your best clothes, sit down for a delicious three course meal and experience the atmosphere in one of Cambridge’s many beautiful and historic dining halls.

Cambridge summer school formal dinner group


Feel like a real Cambridge student and try your hand at punting, a type of rowing that uses a metal pole to push the boat forward! Relax in the sun and view some of Cambridge’s spectacular colleges as you punt along the River Cam.

Cambridge summer school punting excursion

Explore London

Discover the UK’s most exciting city! A short journey from Cambridge, explore the many wonders that London has to offer: from Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace to the Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery, there are endless ways to be entertained. Enjoy luxury shopping, or vibrant markets in Camden, and choose from hundreds of restaurants. London is a unmissable location filled with new opportunities.

Cambridge summer school trip to London

Medieval Castles

Immerse yourself in British history through visits to incredible medieval locations, including Warwick Castle and Windsor Castle. Find out what life was like for the kings and queens of the past…

Cambridge summer school group trip to Medieval castles

Hear From Our Students

Hear from students at our Cambridge Summer School and other locations as they discuss the experience of studying on campus in the UK on one of our expert summer courses.

Students Testimonials


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It was very nice and the experience at Cambridge was amazing! I made a lot of new friends and made a lot of memorable memories. I also really enjoyed all the activities such as punting and then the party. I hope to do this again.

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After going to Clare College in Cambridge as an ORA Exploring Engineering and Technology student, I must admit that I was impressed. The councillors and deans were friendly, yet professional, and of course always helpful. The course itself was outstanding. Our teacher was great and the lessons were educational and exciting. During the 2 week period, we had a lot of freedom and were allowed to visit the town (after our lessons) in small groups after the first few days (as long as we signed out and were back at the college by 6 PM. The optional and compulsory activities organised by the camp were fun and they allowed the students to make new friends. Our safety was clearly the staffs number one priority and they always checked up on us to make sure that we were ok. The food was not the best, but we were allowed to buy food from the town and bring it to our dorms to snack on. It was overall a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in going to an educational summer camp!

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I’m Paula Garcia Charques, I’m sixteen and I’m from Spain, Barcelona. It has been a pleasure to spend 2 of my summers in a Oxfor Royale Academy summer course, at Clare College (Cambridge), in 2018 and 2019. Both years I took the New Perspective (13-15 years old) course, even though I had chosen different subjects each year. Everything was so amazing and better than I expected. So great that I have lived the experience twice. Although I was far from home it felt like I was in it. Getting to know other students from other countries was incredible and becoming friends with some of them even better. Also the teachers were very kind and attentive, paying attention to every student and making sure everyone was following the class with no problem. Of course the installations and staff in there were also impressively good. As a conclusion I can just thank ORA for the unique opportunity, and hoping to come soon another summer. ThankYou.

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The activities were amazing and everything was organised perfectly. I really liked the fact I could combine having fun, being independant and also improve my knowledge. I made new friends and I met people from all over the world. My favourite activity although I liked all of them was the masterclass and the punting. I feel very lucky I had the chance to go to the campus and I will never forget this experience which I wish everybody could have.

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My name is Serly. I am from Armenia. Armenia is a small country, but it is home to a global nation. As for my ORA experience, I am afraid I cannot find appropriate words to describe my incredible experience in Cambridge Clare College, which was my dream to be accommodated in one of the world known university college. I had the opportunity to take the New Perspective course, which included three academic up-to-date subjects of my interest. They definitely helped me to discover my unknown power, gifts and arose curiosity in different fields. We had amazing teachers who did not only teach us but guide us through the way. Besides the academic excellence that I was prone to there, I had the privilege to enjoy super diverse environment, which was unbelievable. We learnt how to respect others ideas and experience that nice feeling to be sitting next to a person with different background, different nationality and different skin color. Literally, it is the best experience I have ever had so far. ORA made me feel fulfilled, accomplished, safe, motivated. All in all, if you want to have lots of WOW and eye opening moments, give a try and join ORA!

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A once in a lifetime, quintessentially English (right down to the cream tea), experience this summer at Caire College in beautiful Cambridge. The timetable was very well structured and there was always a choice of interesting activities to participate in. Genuine attention to detail and to pupils' individual needs and personalities where possible, was a huge plus. Very professional and motivated staff who have a genuine understanding and interest in teenagers. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, and where you would like to study, you can book online using our secure booking system. You will need the details of the student and of the person paying the bill, the name of the course or courses you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the relevant deposit.

We are happy to accept deposit payments via a number of other, non-card payment methods (including domestic and international bank transfer), thanks to our partnership with education payment specialists, Flywire. If you would prefer to pay your deposit payment by bank transfer or another method, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to assist you.

Once your application has been submitted, your deposit payment has been received by us and your booking processed by our system or our team, you will be sent an email confirming your place. You will also receive a login to the Oxford Royale Portal, which you will use to provide us with important additional information about you as your time with us approaches.

A Welcome Pack is available to download from the Oxford Royale Portal.

If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a member of our award-winning Customer Service team, please feel free to contact us.

All enrolments require a deposit payment to secure the booking. For Summer 2023, deposit payments are structured as follows:

  • Summer Schools for ages 13-15, 16-18 and 19+ (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Yale University and UC Berkeley) – £995 GBP for each 2-week session

You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date.

The balance clearance is required no later than 90 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 90 days before the start date, the course fees must be covered in full. We appreciate that, with the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, people may require additional flexibility to these terms, and we are doing our best to accommodate that – please contact us if you have concerns regarding making the balance payment in line with the 90-day deadline.

Enrolments received via our online application form will require a debit or credit card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer or another method, we are happy to facilitate this. Please contact our Admissions team to arrange this.

Balance payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to the Oxford Royale Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (Minimum taught hours per week: 20 for ages 13-18, 15 for ages 19+)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation at a top university
  • Meals in the dining hall of your college, every day of your programme (Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner for ages 13-15; breakfast and dinner for ages 16-18 and 19+)
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions (kindly note that excursions can be to local attractions or to sites further afield)
  • Welcome and graduation events
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the course start date.

Oxford Royale Academy’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be made on the following terms:

  • No refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
  • For cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees excluding the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:
Period Before Start Date Total Refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%

Cancellations made after the commencement date of the course will not receive any refund.

Our English language requirements are as follows:

  • B1 for EFL courses
  • B2 or IELTS level 5.5 – 6.5 for IELTS Preparation
  • C1 or IELTS level 6.5 or higher for all academic courses

Students who have studied at an English speaking school for two or more years are exempt from English requirements.

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. This can be done by enrolling on two different programmes.

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one course please do not hesitate to contact us.

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at breakfast roll-call; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

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