Oxford Royale 2024

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Oxford Royale 2024 Oxford Summer School

Live and study on campus in the colleges of the University of Oxford

Join us this summer at our award-winning Oxford Royale Summer School and immerse yourself in the historic and academic atmosphere of one of the world’s most renowned universities. Step into life on campus at one of the University of Oxford’s world-famous colleges and make it your home for the duration of your summer studies. With 14 programmes to choose from, Oxford Royale’s carefully crafted summer programmes offer an unparalleled learning experience, and are taught by expert tutors and designed to challenge and inspire you.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with ambitious young learners from all corners of the globe. Together, you will have the chance to live on campus in historic colleges, dine in breathtaking dining halls and explore this historic city. 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
Start Dates 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul
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What can I study at the Oxford Summer School?

Oxford

2 weeks

Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

Oxford

2 weeks

Engineering & Technology

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

Oxford

2 weeks

Law & Politics

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

Oxford

2 weeks

Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 16-18

Oxford

2 weeks

Film Academy: Oxford Through The Lens

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 13-18

Oxford

2 weeks

Explore Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 13-15

Oxford

2 weeks

Explore Engineering & Technology

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 13-15

Oxford

2 weeks

Explore Medicine

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 13-15

Oxford

2 weeks

Racing Extinction: Climate, Politics & Global Leadership

Starting Dates 30 June, 14 July & 28 July
Ages 13-18

Where will I stay in Oxford?

Oxford Royale boasts the biggest and best selection of college accommodation of any summer school provider in Oxford. All of our Oxford Royale Summer Schools offer students the opportunity to live and learn on campus in the colleges of the University of  Oxford, soaking in the rich historical legacy of these magnificent campuses.

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Authentic student experience

Experience a taste of life on campus in the colleges of the University of Oxford. Live and dine like a true student, gaining a taste of independence and undergraduate life.

Magical dining halls

Eat in some of the most spectacular dining halls in the city, relax in centuries old quadrangles and make new friends from across the globe while living on campus in Oxford.

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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 programme, and what to expect when you arrive.

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Experience student life in Oxford

Our Oxford Royale 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.

Exciting Activities and Trips

Natural History Museum

Immerse yourself in British history through visits to incredible venues like the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Affiliated with the University of Oxford, this magical museum is home to centuries of Natural History, including the Oxford Dodo, the only surviving remains of dodo tissue to exist anywhere in the world!

See our exclusive events Night at the Museum

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.

Visit the Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is one of the largest museums and art galleries in the UK. Home to fascinating examples of historic artefacts from across the globe, join Oxford Royale to discover examples of art and archaeology from across the globe.

See our exclusive events Ashmolean Musuem

Oxford Royale Graduation

Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at your residential college in Oxford. 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

Punting in Oxford

Feel like a real student in Oxford 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.

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. 

“It’s incredible. I have met people from Lebanon, from Brazil, from all over the world. It’s so cool because everyone speaks a different language but we come together to speak to each other, and we get to learn so much about other people’s culture and life.  I have never been to Oxford, but I really like it. It is such a historic city, but with all these young people together it is a very vivid city, it is very diverse. There are restaurants from every culture which is really cool.”

Kira, Austria

“I had been to Oxford before, but now I am truly experiencing it. Seeing all the different colleges and campuses is absolutely amazing, as well as the city itself. It is great to see such old architecture still being used today, and being able to actually study here is amazing. My favourite memory was just walking around and exploring the city with friends.  ”

Edoardo, Italy

“I love the city. With Oxford Royale, you live in one place for two weeks and become knowledgeable about the city, but you also become part of a small community with the people you are living with, as you see them every day and develop close bonds. I had never been punting before, but it was so much fun! Our counsellor did the actual punting, and we spent the whole time laughing – even when we bumped into the river banks!”

Yashvi, India

“Living in the dorms by myself gave me a sense of responsibility, and getting to know other people and has pushed me out of my comfort zone, and taught me a sense of cultural awareness. The programme has pushed me to think out of the box and experiment with things I haven’t learned before, learning from both my teachers and my peers!”

Rouza, United Arab Emirates

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Reviews

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

I had an absolutely incredible time doing Summer school with Oxford Royale Academy! I learnt new things about myself and the world around me, and would definitely recommend to others!

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Clara

I loved the Oxford Royal program, I met many people with bright personalities and unique minds, and I also learned a lot from the teachers, campus staff etc. You will enjoy it!

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Francesca

Oxford Royals Academy made my summer amazing! I learned many new things and I met people from all over the world that I know I can call true friends. I definitely recommend ORA to anyone who wants to make unforgettable memories!

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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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Jade

The oxford royale academy was definitely the highlight of my summer. I have not only learnt more about the course I have chosen, but I've also met a lot of new friends, friendly staff and helpful teachers from different cultures all in the same campus and had a lot of unforgettable memories.

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Nino

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

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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