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Oxford Royale 2024

Oxford Summer School

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Join us this summer at our award-winning Oxford Summer School and immerse yourself in the historic and academic atmosphere of one of the world’s most renowned universities. Step into one of the University of Oxford’s world-famous colleges and make it your home for the duration of your summer studies. With over 30 courses to choose from, Oxford Royale’s carefully crafted summer courses offer an unparalleled learning experience, and are taught by expert tutors and designed to challenge and inspire you.

But it’s not just about studying; it’s about the 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 the rich cultural and intellectual heritage of the University of Oxford. From the world-class museums and art galleries to the historic architecture and beautiful gardens, there’s so much to discover and experience.

Location Oxford
For Ages 13-18
Duration 2 weeks
Price £5995
Start Dates 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul
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Experience student life in Oxford

Our Oxford summer school offers an authentic taste of undergraduate life in Oxford. You will have the opportunity to explore the historic residential colleges of the University of Oxford, stay in student bedrooms set in centuries-old quadrangles, socialise in vibrant common rooms, and relax in glorious college gardens. Attend lectures in vaulted halls where students have dined for over eight centuries, and study in classrooms where 55 Nobel prize winners developed their key academic and life skills. Access state-of-the-art laboratories and lecture theatres where groundbreaking discoveries have been made. Experience life on campus at one of the world’s most renowned academic institutions.

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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!

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Unforgettable Guest Speakers

Our world-class guest speakers, from politicians to philosophers, will offer valuable insights and a deepened understanding of your subject. If you’re 16+, you’ll also be able to join the “Oxford Royale Great Debate” where you’ll debate with fascinating figures about some of the most relevant issues in society today.

Our Guest Speakers

David Olusoga

Historian, broadcaster and film-maker

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster, and filmmaker who has made TV series including Empire and the BAFTA winning show Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. His award -winning book Black & British: A Forgotten History was also made into a major BBC TV series.

Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022

Ranulph Fiennes

Explorer, author and poet

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is described as the world’s greatest living explorer. His most ambitious adventure was the Transglobe Expedition,travelling over 100,000 miles. He was the first to cross the Antarctic continent on foot, and was the oldest British person to climb Mount Everest.

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Shami Chakrabarti

Politician and activist

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti is a lawyer and a member of the British House of Lords who served as director of the human rights group Liberty, campaigning against “excessive” anti-terror legislation. A frequent public speaker, she has been described as “the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years”.

Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022

Eliza Manningham-Buller

Former Director General of MI5

Eliza Manningham-Buller is the former Director General of MI5, the British Intelligence Agency. During her career she dealt with the aftermath of 9/11 and the threat of terrorism, and later became Chair of the Welcome Trust, one of the world’s largest charitable organisations for medical research.

Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022

William Hague

Former Secretary of State

William Hague MP served as Leader of the Conservative Party, Leader of the House of Commons, and First Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He has also authored award winning biographies. Mr Hague studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was President of the Oxford Union.

Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022

Richard Dawkins

Evolutionary biologist and author

Professor Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist and internationally bestselling author. He studied zoology at Balliol College, Oxford, and returned as a Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995-2008. His books are internationally acclaimed, and he is one of the patrons of the Oxford University Scientific Society.

Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022

Jason Bradbury

British television presenter

Jason Bradbury is a British television presenter and children’s author, well-known for presenting the Channel 5 series The Gadget Show.. Some of his own DIY gadgets include the first ‘phone glove’, a vehicle Head-Up Display, and a hovercraft made from only a car wheel and an industrial sized fan.

Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022

Andrew Motion

English poet

Andrew Motion is an English poet, novelist, and biographer who held the title of Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009. During his laureateship Motion founded the Poetry Archive, an online resource of poems and recordings of poets reading their own works. His own work includes the Dylan Thomas Award winning collection Natural Causes.

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Find out more about our inspirational venues, award winning academic programmes, and the life changing impact our summer schools can have.

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Exciting Activities and Trips

Exciting activities and trips await during your unforgettable summer school experience. From fascinating museums and afternoons on a punt, to trips further afield, adventure is truly around every corner.

Walking Tour of Oxford

Discover the magic of Oxford on a walking tour around the historic city. Explore magnificent colleges that have been home to Nobel Prize winners, leading scientists and Academy Award winners, take in the serene parks and Botanic Gardens, or uncover hidden gems from coffee shops to rare book stores.

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Oxford Formal Dinner

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

Punting in Oxford

Feel like a real Oxford 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 Oxford’s stunning natural landscape as you punt along the Cherwell river.

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Explore London

Discover the UK’s most exciting city! From Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace to the Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery, there are endless ways to be entertained. With luxury shopping and hundreds of restaurants, London is a must-visit location. This trip is for our 16-18 year old students. 

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. This trip is for students of all ages. 

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Hear From Our Students

Hear from students just like you all about their experiences on our summer schools in these videos.

Student Testimonials

Reviews

We have a 4.8 rating based on 764 reviews on Reviews.io.
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Minquan

The twelve days I spent in Oxford Summer School were very happy, the teachers were very kind and professional, and the curriculum was very reasonable, which expanded my knowledge. All the courses mean a lot to me and I hope I can come back next summer.

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Nino

It was a great, fun and interesting experience at Oxford.

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Joya

I went two weeks to oxford and i made so many friends from all over the world learned about so many cultures, made the best memories and i also loved learning business and entrepreneurship!

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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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Wing

This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I would definitely recommend it. The friends I made were absolutely amazing, the counsellors and staff made genuine efforts to connect with me, and the coursework was taught engagingly and educationally. By the end of the 2 weeks, the community formed within the college felt like a family, and while I was sad to leave, I am so grateful to have attended. It was truly an unrivalled experience.

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Benjamin

Great experience , great food and I was never bored. And now I've got great memories along with my Busines and Innovation expertise:

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. 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 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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