Summer School at Yale

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Summer Courses at Yale for ages 13 to 18


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Live and study on campus at Yale University

Join Oxford Royale’s awarding winning summer school on campus at Yale University. This unique educational experience offers ambitious young learners the chance to sample university-style teaching from world-class faculty, try new career-focused subjects, and enjoy exclusive events and excursions. Whether you are looking to gain an edge in your university application, develop a passion for a new subject such as Medicine or Law, or simply want an unforgettable summer experience with international students from all over the world, our Summer School is a great choice.


Location Yale University
For Ages 13-18
Duration 2 weeks
Course Dates
  • 30th Jun to 13th Jul
  • 14th Jul to 27th Jul

Students at our Summer School in Yale will enjoy an unparalleled learning experience, designed to equip them with the skills needed for the world of university as well as future careers. Our two-week academic timetables consist of 40 hours of lessons in career-focused subjects, combining engaging workshops, seminars and group projects. All of this takes place in the profoundly academic environment of Yale University.

Our summer programmes on campus at Yale are designed by experts in their respective fields to give students the ultimate educational experience. We carefully build timetables, making sure that every moment comes together to empower our students as they embark on pursuing their chosen subjects at a higher level.

Our teachers – often lecturers and graduates from Yale University and other highly reputable institutions – inspire students to excel. Teachers cater to the individual needs of each student, and adapt their teaching style appropriately. 13-15-year-old students will be instructed in the key principles of their field, whilst 16-18-year-olds will be prepared for their university applications and guided in their career aspirations by learning more about the range of specialisms within their field.

Students will not just be taught in a traditional classroom setting, but will learn in a myriad of ways. This includes independent research, undertaking group projects with their international classmates, academic and practical workshops with experts in their field, and an immersive Challenge Day a unique opportunity to apply their skills to a real-world scenario.

Over the programme, we host many educational events in some of the amazing venues of Yale University. Every evening students will have the chance to take part in our Public Speaking and Debate Society to develop confidence and communications skills, all culminating in our debate grand final. 16-18 students also enjoy enriching seminars, such as our ‘Shaping Your Future’ series and the Headline Address discussing an important modern issue..

All students’ accommodation, lessons, meals, lectures, and events will take part in amazing venues on Yale’s beautiful campus. Programmes utilise the world-class facilities in Yale to ensure our students get the most from their studies. For example, last year our Law students had the opportunity to tour Yale’s world-class law faculty building.

We ensure that students who attend our Summer School in Yale not only develop crucial academic skills, but also have a summer to remember. Our programmes include exclusive cultural activities including events, exciting excursions, and social and sporting activities to ensure our students get the most out of their stay at Yale. Some examples include:

Students at our Yale Summer School will enjoy a thrilling excursion to New York City, one of the most impressive places in the world. Students will have the opportunity to see world famous landmarks such as Times Square and Central Park.

Not only will students have the chance to live and study on campus at Yale University, they will also have the opportunity to explore parts of the city of New Haven, including museums, galleries and shopping centres.

After busy weeks of learning, we make sure students can celebrate with fun parties in amazing campus venues. On each Friday of the programme, we host a party with a specific theme for each of our age groups, complete with activities, a DJ, or a silent disco.

As well as our educational timetable and exclusive events and excursions, we also have a thoroughly planned set of activities for our students to relax and make new friends through, such as our campus Talent Show and the Olympics in the Park.

As the programmes draw to a close, students are invited to attend an illustrious graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements, in which they will receive their certificates in an amazing Yale venue.

Student welfare is our number-one priority. We do everything within our power to make sure that their summer is a safe and happy one, and the Oxford Royale teams have been recognised nationally for this commitment.

We pride ourselves on the exceptional level of pastoral care we provide to our students, made possible by the expertise and experience of our staff. They are supported by our robust system of welfare policies and procedures that has been developed over two decades of providing successful summer programmes.

Oxford Royale has been twice awarded the prestigious RoSPA Bronze Award for our health and safety practices. RoSPA has been running for almost 100 years, making vital changes in legislation surrounding accident prevention. We are delighted by the continuing recognition of the extensive lengths we go to in ensuring all our students, teachers, and staff enjoy a safe time while they are with us.

The summer courses are run by an exceptional and experienced staff, led by our Programme Director. The Director is supported by a team of Counsellors who ensure that students are looked after culturally, and socially during their programme, as well as meeting any pastoral needs. Each campus has dedicated members of staff who are residential throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time, day or night.

Safety, happiness and inclusion are woven into the fabric of our summer programmes. One of the most important and enriching aspects of a summer programme with Oxford Royale is the opportunity for bright young people to interact, network and build new lifelong friendships with students from across the globe and from different cultures. There will always be counsellors on campus to reassure or advise, and our team has decades of experience in the international school sector.

Oxford Royale is the UK's leading international summer school and for nearly two decades, we’ve given students around the globe access to world-leading academic programmes and an unrivalled cultural experience. We’ve helped launch brilliant careers, provided the market’s widest range of courses, and created an authentic taste of university life.

Oxford Royale has welcomed more students than any other academic summer school provider. 99% of our alumni recommend us and we have more five-star reviews than the other providers combined. More parents trust Oxford Royale to help their children than any other provider, and have done for the last 20 years.

Unlike other summer programmes, our curriculum is developed by academic experts who draw from their wealth of teaching experience and subject expertise, crafting programmes that allow students to grasp the core concepts of their field of study, and enlighten them to the current issues and innovations shaping the future of their subject. Our students receive comprehensive educational materials designed by us, containing the key concepts they are learning in class, alongside useful resources to help them grow as an ambitious learner and reach their full potential.

On the ground, programmes are led by highly qualified campus teams, with courses headed by an expert Programme Director, selected for their vast experience in educational leadership roles. They ensure a consistent and exceptional educational experience, as well as protecting students’ welfare. Unlike other summer programmes, we have a dedicated student welfare team operating across our colleges with many years of experience in safeguarding.

Our Yale Summer School takes place on campus at one of the largest and most historic residential colleges of Yale University. Our students will have the chance to eat, sleep and study in the same rooms that inspired some of the most influential minds in history.

Our exemplary standards of education, service and safety have been recognised by numerous accreditation bodies, and we are honoured to have received some of the most prestigious awards in the education sector:

  • The Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Three Time Winner
  • British Youth Travel Awards: Best Educational Product – Five Time Winner
  • BETA: Best Customer Service – Gold Award 2019
  • RoSPA Awards – Bronze Award, 2019
  • The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence – Bronze 2019 & 2020
  • Education Investor Awards – 2017: Finalist

Over our 20-year history, Oxford Royale has hosted 30,000 alumni from over 175 different countries. Students on our Yale Summer School will be exposed to an international perspective on the subject they study, and will make friends with a global network of future leaders in their field.

What Can You Study in Yale?

Select Your Age Group

  • Explore Engineering & Technology

    13-15 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Explore Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    13-15 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Explore Medicine

    13 - 15 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Racing Extinction: Climate, Politics & Global Leadership

    16-18 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Architecture & Design

    16-18 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Philosophy, Literature and Modern History

    16-18 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease

    16-18 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Inventing the Future: Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    16-18 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Law & Trial Advocacy Academy

    16-18 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

  • Designing Tomorrow: Engineering & Technology

    16-18 years

    30th Jun - 13th Jul | 14th Jul - 27th Jul

Experience our Graduation in Yale

Experience Oxford Royale’s graduation on campus at Yale University for yourself, hearing from both students and faculty about their 2023 summer.

Experience student life on campus at Yale

Join Oxford Royale this summer on campus at Yale University, an institution dedicated to sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and training the next generation of world leaders. Immerse yourself in life at a world-renowned Ivy League campus, the alma mater of five former American Presidents, and steeped in 300 years of history.

Experience a taste of authentic undergraduate life as you sleep in student bedrooms, socialise in a college buttery, and explore the astounding Yale campus. Learn in the lecture theatres and classrooms where 20 Nobel laureates and 32 Pulitzer Prize-winners developed the key academic and life skills crucial for future success.

Yale summer school, experience life at Yale University, gate onto quad with lush green lawns.

Where will I stay?

You will live and study on campus at one of America’s oldest universities. An Ivy League University, ranked both the third Best National University in the United States and the third oldest higher education institution, Yale University is the perfect location for an Oxford Royale Summer School.

Hear From Our Students

Study on campus at Yale

Nestled in the heart of Connecticut, Yale University has produced an extensive list of world leading alumni, including American presidents, business founders and actors. Modern, cutting-edge facilities, coupled with Collegiate Gothic architecture, brings the third-oldest American university into the 21st century whilst preserving its prestigious heritage.

Oxford Royale is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not the official positions, statements of advice nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.

Experience life at an Ivy League University

This Oxford Royale summer school takes place at a residential college on the campus of Yale University, an institution dedicated to sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and training the next generation of world leaders. Experience a taste authentic undergraduate life as you sleep in student bedrooms, socialise in a college garden, and explore Yale’s astounding campus.

Exciting Activities and Trips

Visit New York

Visit New York and experience the excitement of this world-famous city. From landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, to cultural venues like the Museum of Modern Art, and unmissable tourist destinations from Central Park all the way to Broadway!

Watch our video A trip to New York

Yale summer school, Experience life at Yale University, join exciting activities and trips, students on a walking tour of the Yale campus and the New Haven area.

Walking Tour of New Haven

A guided tour of New Haven will help you feel like a local in this historic university city: as the first planned city in the whole of the US it is easy to navigate, and your guide gives you a chance to see the magnificent Gothic architecture and vibrant local scenery.

Yale summer school, experience life at Yale University, join exciting trips and activities, explore the Beinecke library and ancient manuscripts.

Manuscript Library

Experience history at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the literary archive of Yale University. One of the largest buildings dedicated to rare books, the library contains more than a million books– a book-lover’s dream!

Yale summer school, experience life at Yale University, join exciting activities and trips, visit interesting museums and galleries.

Museums & Galleries

Yale is a centre of culture with many fascinating museums and galleries to explore. The Knights of Columbus Museum, the New Haven Museum, and the New Haven Art Museum for a taste of Yale’s history.


This is the opportunity of a lifetime to explore New Haven, a historic university town, and New York, one of the most exciting cities on the planet! Join Oxford Royale for a chance to experience everything that this prestigious location has to offer.

Yale summer school, join exciting activities and trips, group of girls smiling at a formal graduation party.


Celebrate the end of your course in style at your Oxford Royale graduation. Have the chance to dress in your best clothes and receive a certificate that showcases all your hard work during the course, joined with the new friends you’ve made.

Watch our video Yale Graduation

“I chose to come to Oxford Royale because I wanted to have a first experience of the subject I wanted to do, and have a first insight into what it’s like to study at university. I love the classes and the teachers are great, and I have met some lifelong friends from all over the world.”

Laura, Italy

“I think Oxford Royale has been an absolutely invaluable experience, and it is perfectly exemplified in the slogan of the programme: travel to learn and learn to travel. Meeting new people and living independently has perfectly prepared me for what I will be doing in the years to come.”

Quinn, United States of America


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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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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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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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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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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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Oxford Royale was a great expreince. It was amazing to get to know people all over the globe and form life long relationships.

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.

All visitors are strongly encouraged to be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and / or the World Health Organisation before attending the Yale campus


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