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Oxford Royale 2024 London Summer School

Live and study on campus at London Summer School

The Oxford Royale London Summer School offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience life on campus at London’s top university, Imperial College London. Take a step toward your future and choose from one of our expertly designed programmes, learning from motivational teachers in an innovative environment, alongside a diverse mix of students from across the world. 

This is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals from all corners of the globe. Together, you will have the chance to live, dine, and explore the city, as you immerse yourself in London’s vibrant culture. From the world-class museums and art galleries to luxury shopping and quirky boutiques, there’s so much to discover and experience.

Location London
For Ages 16-18
Duration 2 weeks
Start Dates 1 Jul, 14 Jul, 28 Jul
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What can I study at our London Summer School?

London

2 Weeks

Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease

Starting Dates 1 July, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

London

2 weeks

Engineering & Technology

Starting Dates 1 July, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

London

2 weeks

Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Starting Dates 1 July, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

London

2 weeks

Architecture & Design

Starting Dates 1 July, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

London

2 weeks

Law & Politics Summer School

Starting Dates 1 July, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

Where will I stay in London?

Live and study on campus in the heart of London at Imperial College London, the best university in the city. Oxford Royale students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.

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Imperial College London Summer School Kensington campus

London's top university

Imperial College London is one of the world’s most respected and prestigious academic institutions, and our students get to live and study on its campus. As well as ranking consistently in the top ten universities worldwide, Imperial has already produced an impressive number of Nobel Laureates – no mean feat considering the university was officially founded as recently as 1907.

South Kensington campus for London Summer School

Live on campus in the heart of London

Imperial College London is situated in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Oxford Royale students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.

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Experience student life in London

Our Imperial College London campus is right in the heart of the UK’s capital: from Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to Hyde Park and Oxford Street, have the chance to explore all the iconic scenery the city has to offer. For a taste of culture, the Natural History Museum, the V&A, and even the Royal Albert Hall will be right on your doorstep. 

Discover London’s 2000 year history,  the stunning artwork and architecture– and don’t forget the limitless luxury shopping! The area is a vibrant haven of music venues, theatres, restaurants and parks – a city that is bursting with energy, there’s never a dull moment in London with Oxford Royale. 

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Exciting Activities and Trips

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London Walking Tour

Going on a walking tour of London is an exciting way to explore the city’s rich history and culture. From the towering skyscrapers of the financial district, to picturesque parks and gardens like Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, there’s always something new and exciting to discover on foot. You’ll never run out of things to see and learn in this vibrant city.

London summer school students visiting Buckingham palace

Marvel at Buckingham Palace

Get ready to experience the epitome of regal grandeur at Buckingham Palace! With its majestic gates, stunning architecture, and sprawling gardens, the Palace is a sight to behold. Marvel at the Changing of the Guard ceremony, pose alongside a ‘Beefeater’ (The King’s Guard), and catch a glimpse of the late Queen’s famous balcony.

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Graduation

Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at Imperial College London. 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

London summer school visit the houses of parliament

See the Houses of Parliament

Visiting the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben is an exciting adventure that transports you back in time. You’ll marvel at the stunning architecture and learn about the history and traditions of British democracy. Standing beneath the iconic Big Ben clocktower, you’ll feel the weight of history and the majesty of London’s political heart.

London summer school visit Royal Albert Hall

Visit Royal Albert Hall

Prepare to be awed by the magnificent Royal Albert Hall! This iconic events venue has hosted some of the world’s most iconic figures, from Jimi Hendrix, to Adele, to the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, Mohammad Ali. With its breathtaking architecture and state-of-the-art acoustics, the Royal Albert Hall is the ultimate destination in Kensington.

London Summer School Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe

Experience history through a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe, a replicated version of the Bard’s theatre, located right in the heart of London. For those who love literature, live performances, or those who just want to be transported back in time, this is the perfect venue to visit!

London Summer School Harrods

Go Luxury Shopping

Luxury shopping in London is a must-do experience for anyone who loves high-end fashion and extravagant shopping. Harrods is the ultimate destination: with its opulent interior and exclusive designer brands, it’s the perfect place to indulge in some retail therapy. From glamorous couture to the latest tech gadgets, Harrods has it all. 

London Summer School students at Notting Hill market

Explore London's Markets

Get ready to turn your Pinterest boards into reality with London’s wide variety of iconic markets. From Portobello Road, home to a lively market and the Notting Hill Book Shop, as seen in ‘Notting Hill’, to the quirky Camden Town, there’s endless possibilities for those looking to make a statement with their style. Uncover hidden gems and stand out from the crowd with your unique finds this summer.

London summer school explore the British museum

Museums and Galleries

London boasts a vibrant art and cultural scene, with 170 museums and over 800 art galleries. Explore the Natural History Museum and dive into 4.6 billion years of historical artefacts, experience new technological innovations at the Science Museum, or be amazed by the weird and wonderful art of the Tate Modern. With free admission to many institutions, there’s no excuse not to explore the city’s cultural offerings.

See our exclusive events Night at the Museum

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“I feel like I am having a taste of university at a young age. This is setting me up for the future. It will help me decide where I want to live in the future, and if I want to major in this course at university. Meeting new people has been my highlight so far. Building connections for the future is so important, and I think I am doing it right here.”

Gary, Lebanon

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“The Oxford Royale programme is very professional. That’s probably the word I would use to describe it the most. It is also so much fun, because it allows us to explore the city and experience what it is like to be an independent student in the UK. I feel like I have made friendships that I will pursue in the future and never forget. ”

Jenna, Canada

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Reviews

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

I went to different summer schools within the past few years but this one was the best. This summer school gave me a chance to experience college life at a young age, learn interesting courses from a well experienced staff and connect with people from all around the world.

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Cheinaz

It truly is an amazing experience, and for anyone hesitating to try the course- go for it! I myself am an introvert and was anxious to not make friends or fit in. I was wrong. Everyone was so kind and inclusive. It truly was one of the greatest experiences of my life. 10/10 recommend.

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Josefine

I had an amazing time and I can’t wait to come back next year.

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Karl

It was a spectacular experience and I learned a lot. I would recommend it to all my friends who loves an experience such as this, an experience where you will meet people from all over the world and learn a lot. It was a fun experience I will never forget

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Anonymous

One of the best experiences in my entire life. I had a great time I met new friends and I am still in contact with them I viewed London and other parts of England and most importantly I improved my English and my accent. Finally, it was really nice to meet people from all around the world and learning about their culture and the courses were super helpful and I became more open minded by attending them

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Anna

I’ve spent the best two weeks of my lofe at ORA. The friends I’ve made will stay in my life forever. The teachers and courses are also very interesting. Lots of love to everyone at ORA and considering to go there. Anna

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have decided which programme 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 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 fees 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 a top university
  • 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 are as follows:

  • B1 for EFL programmes
  • C1 or IELTS level 6.5 or higher for all academic programmes

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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