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Oxford Royale 2024 Cambridge Summer School

Live and study on campus at our Cambridge Summer School

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 8 different programmes 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
Start Dates 30 Jun, 14 Jul
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What can you study at our Cambridge Summer School?

Cambridge

2 weeks

Inventing the Future: Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 16-18

Cambridge

2 weeks

Explore Medicine

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 13-15
Students working on robotics at our Cambridge Engineering Summer School

Cambridge

2 weeks

Engineering & Technology

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 16-18
A student presenting at our Cambridge Law & Politics Summer School

Cambridge

2 weeks

Law & Politics

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 16-18

Cambridge

2 weeks

Explore Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 13-15

Cambridge

2 weeks

Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 16-18

Cambridge

2 weeks

Architecture & Design

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 16-18
Student putting together a model car - Cambridge Engineering Summer School

Cambridge

2 weeks

Explore Engineering & Technology

Starting Dates 30th June & 14th July
Ages 13-15

Where will I stay?

Our Cambridge Summer School offers students the unique opportunity to live and study in two of the esteemed colleges of the University of Cambridge, immersing themselves in the rich cultural heritage of these beautiful campuses.

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Clare College campus of Cambridge Summer School

Clare College

Founded in 1326, Clare is the second oldest of Cambridge’s 31 colleges, and has two picturesque sites on either side of the River Cam.

St Catharine's College of Cambridge Summer School

St Catharine's College

A medieval college with a famous open courtyard, ‘Catz’ has produced many famous actors such as Sir Ian McKellen,

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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. 

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Cambridge Summer School: 4 students on a punt
Cambridge Summer School: a dining hall full of students

Exciting Activities and Trips

Cambridge summer school trip to London

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 walking tours

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 formal dinner group

Graduation

Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at the University of Cambridge. Dress up with your new friends, dine in a magnificent venue, and celebrate everything you have achieved on your programme. 

See our exclusive events Oxford Royale Graduation

Cambridge Summer School students punting

Punting

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.

The interior of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Museums and Galleries

Immerse yourself in the arts and sciences at Cambridge’s renowned museums. See the works of old masters at the Fitzwilliam Museum, explore the natural world at the University Museum of Zoology, and discover prehistory at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

See our exclusive events Night at the Museum

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“I think it was a great choice for me to come here this summer, it has given me so much insight into what I want to do in the future, and not only that it has been very fun and very informative, and I would love to come back. ”

Kareem, Jordan

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“Oxford Royale gave me an insight into a university course I was very interested in and helped me decide I wanted to do that for sure. Apart from the great academic programmes, the activities in Cambridge were extremely enjoyable and unforgettable. I really recommend Oxford Royale to everyone who wants to gain an insight into what university is like.”

Claudia, Spain

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Reviews

We have a 4.8 rating based on 769 reviews on Reviews.io.
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Ethan

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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Mila

It was one of the most fantastic experiences I have ever had! Thank you!

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Brenya

Oxford Royale helped me gain more knowledge in business. I made life long friendships with people from all over the world. It is an unforgettable experience. It will be forever my best 2 weeks of my life.

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Georgios

My experience at Oxford Royale Academy was undoubtedly unforgettable. Apart from the knowledge I gained, I got introduced to new cultures and made strong friendships with people from all around the world.

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Megan

i had easily, the best summer of my life. from the learning opportunities, to meeting friends for life, oxford royale was the best place to enjoy a holiday filled with memories and great fun. i would 10/10 recommend joining along all the adventures magical oxford royale has to offer!!

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Konstantinos

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process for booking a place on our our Cambridge Summer School is the same as booking a programme at any of our summer school locations.

Once you have decided which programme you would like to attend, 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 programme or programmes you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the enrolment fee.

We are happy to accept enrolment fee 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 enrolment fee 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 enrolment fee 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.

Please see our Prices and Dates site for details.

All programme fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation at the University of Cambridge
  • Meals in the dining hall of your college, every day of your programme (Meals provided are typically as follows: breakfast, lunch and dinner for ages 13-15; breakfast and dinner for ages 16-18)
  • 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 Oxford Royale notebook and branded clothing

If you wish to change your programme or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to programmes 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 programme start date.

Oxford Royale’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 the enrolment fee will be made under any circumstances once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
  • For cancellations before your programme start date, the remainder of the programme fees excluding the enrolment fee will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:
Period Before Start Date Total Refunded (excluding enrolment fee)
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%

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

For full information regarding cancellation and refund terms, please see our full terms and conditions, and please contact us if you have any questions.

Our English language requirements for all programmes on our Cambridge Summer School are C1 or IELTS level 6.5 or higher.

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 programme and combine a variety of subjects. This can be done by enrolling on two different programmes. For example, you may wish to have two weeks on the Film Academy and then two more weeks on Creative Writing.

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 programme 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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