Enrolments for 2024 are now open. Book your place before Oct 1st at 2023 prices!
Bring your design ideas to life at one of the richest artistic and architectural locations in the world. You’ll apply the core principles of architecture, including planning, design and spatial mapping, as you fast track your future to becoming a world-class architect. Apply your learning in the “City of the Future” design challenge, where you will collaborate on a design team and propose and present architectural solutions for the urban city of 2050
Immerse yourself into the University of Oxford’s buildings, colleges, art collections and museums, observing ‘case studies’ which illustrate the development of art and architecture in Europe between the Roman and Norman Conquests, to the architecture of the University in the 20th and 21st centuries. Produce a range of architectural drawings and build your professional portfolio as you practice technical drawing and model construction in both manual and digital formats.
|For Ages||16-18 years|
|Start Dates||30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul|
Applying beauty and functionality to city planning
Growing your enthusiasm for art and architecture
Becoming an architect or urban planner
Pursuing architecture or urban planning at university
Develop a broad understanding of engineering and construction concepts
Sharpen transferable skills like collaboration, creativity, communication and spatial design
Identify the importance of both aesthetics and functionality to architecture
Live amongst a thousand years of architectural design and artistic expression at the University of Oxford
Practise your project management skills and learn how to plan and lead design teams
Find perspective and inspiration from Gothic Spires to Towers of Glass, immersing yourself into the vibrant historic and modern architectural worlds of Oxford and London
Residential in the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford
Inspiring courses taught by experts
A truly international environment - over 170 nationalities
Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition and cultural programmes included
Graduation, report cards and certificate
Maximum of 15 students per class
20+ hours tuition / week
Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations
Start something truly amazing at our Oxford Summer School, on campus at the University of Oxford.
Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders, acclaimed authors, and more!
Dr Rehan Shah
Dr Rehan Shah is a Lecturer in Engineering Education at Queen Mary University of London. He has completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance at UCL with LSE, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at UCL.
Dr Amy Booth
Dr Amy Booth is a celebrated physician who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cape Town. Now working towards a PhD at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, she formerly worked with the World Health Organisation.
Dr Claire Keene
Dr Claire Keene is a public health clinician with a masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. She is an experienced clinical trial manager, recently managing a Médecins Sans Frontières project on HIV and tuberculosis.
Dr Abdulazeez Imam
Dr Imam, lecturer in Medicine, has over 14 years of clinical experience and a strong commitment to medical education. He completed a 6 year Paediatric programme in Nigeria and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Oxford. He also holds an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Leeds.
Dr Anisa Butt
Business & Entrepreneurship
A member of the Oxford Royale team for 3 years, Dr Anisa Butt is a lecturer in economics at King’s College London. Currently completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading, her focus is on gender and ethnic income inequality.
Dr Endrit Shabani
Law & Politics
A trained lawyer, Dr Endrit Shabani has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where he studied with a full Clarendon scholarship. He has consulted for multiple international organisations including UNICEF, UN Women and the EU, and has taught Politics internationally.
Bruce Windwood is one of Oxford Royale’s most senior tutors, having helped design and develop our filmmaking classes. He is a multi-award winning filmmaker, a commissioned writer for TV and audio, and also composes soundtracks for film, audio, and TV content.
Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through interactive and immersive lessons.
Hands-on classes designed to help students learn through practical application.
An interactive forum with an expert in the field, giving students valuable insights into related and new topics.
Successful and famous guest speakers offer students the chance to pose their most important questions.
Essential for honing students' reasoning abilities and public speaking skills.
Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through interactive and immersive lessons.
Dynamic lectures given by passionate teachers packed with facts and viewpoints to engage the audience.
An opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, different perspectives.
Working in pairs and small groups, students have plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate.
Our trips provide real examples of the course subject in action, and bring students' learning to life for them.
For a taste of the educational experience you will have at our Oxford summer school, take a look at the kinds of interactive debates and lectures our students participate in.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from world-renowned guest speakers discussing something you are passionate about.
Book a call with one of our advisors. We will call you at the time requested to answer any questions you have and to help you through the booking process.
What’s life like at the oldest university in the English speaking world? Your Oxford summer school is hosted in historic residential colleges where you will experience authentic undergraduate life.
Sleep in bedrooms set in centuries-old quadrangles, socialise in student common rooms and relax in breathtaking gardens.
Summer should be fun, right? Don’t worry, we get that – we never forget that you’re on holiday! We help you uncover Oxford’s secrets, from the best coffee shops to the dreamiest riverside parks, from Oxford’s very own castle to unmissable shops, galleries and museums.
You and your new friends will enjoy an amazing extracurricular timetable including dazzling graduation balls, excursions to explore Britain’s diverse history, and so much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
|Period Before Start Date||Total Refunded|
Cancellations made after the commencement date of the course will not receive any refund.
Our English language requirements are as follows:
Students who have studied at an English speaking school for two or more years are exempt from English requirements.
Yes, all students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course. In general, the graduation ceremony is for students only, but in certain cases, it might be possible for parents to attend on request. Due to limited seating and viewing facilities in the colleges, it is essential that parents contact the campus office well in advance to ascertain whether space is available.
All students will be well looked after, and security is carefully monitored on campus.
In order to leave campus students are required to sign out and sign themselves back in with a counsellor, and curfews are enforced on campus. Any issues that arise can be taken up with staff.
Students will also always be accompanied during lessons, trips, and excursions.
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.