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Oxford Royale Academy's award-winning Oxford Summer School on the campus of the University of Oxford. ORA provides exceptional academic and cultural experiences for students aged 8 to 19+.
Secure your place for 2020 online today and join students from more than 150 countries next summer.Ages 13-15 / 16-18 / 19+ June - August 2020
Join us in summer 2020 in Oxford on our award-winning Oxford Summer School, which provides students from all over the world with the chance to live, study and dine in colleges of the University of Oxford. Throughout the duration of their course, students will have the opportunity to be taught by ORA’s experienced and passionate faculty, and will enjoy learning in the environment of one of the best universities in the world - Oxford. Summer courses are available in a variety of arts and STEM subject areas, including Medicine, Architecture, Law and Computer Science. Spaces for each course are strictly limited – read on to find out how studying a summer programme in Oxford with Oxford Royale Academy could benefit you.
Browse our range of 2020 courses and find your perfect programme for 2020.
Oxford Summer School
Live, study and dine in one of the colleges of the University of Oxford.Read more
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Our most popular cultural and academic summer course for 16s-18s.Read more
Our most flexible and popular cultural and academic programme for 13-15s.Read more
Introduction to Law
An Oxford summer course in Law for students aged 13-15. Also in Cambridge.Read more
Law School Preparation
Prepare for Law School with a course taught by expert Law tutors.Read more
Introduction to Medicine
An introductory Medicine course residential in the University of Oxford.Read more
Medical School Preparation
A summer course for ambitious students looking to prepare for Medical School.Read more
Hone your leadership and Speaking skills while studying in colleges of Oxford.Read more
Business & Enterprise
Study the theory and practice of Economics and Business Management.Read more
Intro to Engineering
An Oxford summer course designed to provide a head start in Engineering.Read more
The course prepares ambitious students for the study of Engineering at university.Read more
This course teaches the skills required to produce, direct and edit your own film.Read more
Oxford Summer English
An immersive English language programme for ages 16-18.Read more
Camila was selected to study at Yale on our first US programme in 2018.Read more
Read how Tehreem's Scholarship for ORA helped fulfil her dreams.Read more
Read how Georgios' time at ORA helped him choose his university.Read more
Read how Sara has returned year on year to multiple locations.Read more
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Summer School Centres
Our courses are located in some of the world's most historic cities.Read more
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Oxford Summer School Colleges
A stunning, centrally-located college dating back to 1264, Merton College is well known to be home to the very best Oxford students. With beautiful grounds located just by the river and Christ Church meadows, it provides a peaceful, intimate setting for living, studying and dining - though with the High Street of Oxford only a short walk away, it is also the perfect base from which to enjoy Oxford's many shops, restaurants and historic sites.
Founded in 1249 and located on the famous High Street, University College claims to be Oxford's oldest college. It is certainly one of its grandest, with stunning, ancient buildings located in the beating heart of the city. ORA students staying in University College accommodation will live, dine and study in the College’s historic buildings, with Oxford's restaurants, cafés, shops and more just a short walk away.
A stunning college dating back to 1341 and located in the heart of historic Oxford, ORA students will walk in the footsteps of Queen’s many impressive and notable alumni, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. It is undoubtedly one of Oxford's most picturesque colleges, featuring some of Oxford's finest buildings and gardens, and its central location right by Oxford High Street makes it a superb venue for ORA summer students wanting to explore all that Oxford has to offer.
Ancient, prestigious and with a most impressive array of alumni, Balliol College provides an exceptional location for ORA's summer programmes. With its stunning gardens, gorgeous old buildings (dating back to the 13th century) and modern facilities, ORA students will experience the life of a Balliol College undergraduate, with the city centre of Oxford right on their doorstep.
A modern college in exceptionally attractive surroundings, the College is set on the River Cherwell and is well known for its elegant gardens. Students will live, dine and study in this gorgeous College, enjoying the peace and tranquility provided by the College's own spacious grounds while also being located just a short walk away from the city centre of Oxford and all its attractions.
Modern and centrally located, St Peter's College provides an intimate and friendly atmosphere within which to live and study. Its bright quadrangles and elegant buildings, located right in the heart of the city with all of Oxford's sites on its doorstep, make it an extremely popular College for ORA students. Students will live in single and twin rooms within the College itself - in standard Oxford undergraduate accommodation - and will dine and study on the College site too.
ORA’s own beautiful Jacobean Manor House, featuring expansive gardens, gorgeous old buildings (dating back to the 17th century), and modern facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Students will have the chance to live, dine and study in this tranquil setting, with the city centre of Oxford a mere 15 minutes away.
The very modern annexe of a very ancient college: Balliol College. Jowett Walk features some of the most modern facilities in all of Oxford University, ensuring students will have a safe and comfortable stay. Its own extensive playing fields provide a superb space for leisure activities, and the city centre of Oxford is right on the site's doorstep.
Modern, beautiful and in stunning surroundings by the river, St. Catherine's College provides a superb venue for ORA summer students. With first-class facilities combined with extensive grounds - located just a short walk away from the centre of Oxford - ORA students will enjoy the lifestyle of St. Catherine's undergraduates.
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Immerse yourself in the beautiful lanes, imposing streets, and rich academic history of a city which has acted as a prestigious and tranquil centre of intellectual life and curiosity for centuries. Your home for the duration of your stay will be in one of our wonderful Oxford centres, where you will get the chance to experience what undergraduate life might be like at one of the best universities in the world. The colleges’ picturesque locations comprise a major part of their charm, as do their varied and impressive architecture; some are modern and imposing, others storied and historical.
Be taught by inspirational academics
Participants will be taught by qualified, knowledgeable and well-trained members of the Oxford Royale Summer Schools faculty, who are committed to passing on their passion for their discipline to their summer students. We encourage an open and intellectually inclusive classroom environment where each student feels confident enough to contribute their opinion, enabling all to learn from the experiences of their peers, make new friends, and absorb the knowledge their teacher has to offer.
Discover all that the UK has to offer.
Although the primary focus of all Oxford Royale programmes is cultivating academic value and progress, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Students attending our programmes enjoy the full extra-curricular timetable for which Oxford Royale has become internationally famous, including dance workshops, tours of Oxford and its museums, themed parties, excursions to sites of interest around the UK and much more. From your campus in Oxford you could be whisked away to glitzy attractions such as the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
Oxford summer courses to suit all academic interests and goals.
Our courses encompass a wide variety of engaging academic disciplines and subject options. Tomorrow’s young leaders may consider honing their understanding of the international political climate with our Global Leadership Programme, whilst those intending to become a doctor would undoubtedly benefit from our Oxford medical summer school – Medical School Preparation. There is even the opportunity to prepare for your IELTS examination amongst the inspirational surroundings of one of the world’s leading academic centres. You can see a full list of our summer courses in Oxford by clicking the link.
The original Oxford Royale experience!
Oxford Royale Academy has provided award-winning courses in Oxford for over a decade, and Oxford is at the heart of everything we do; however, we are also thrilled to operate in Cambridge, London and St Andrews in the UK, along with Yale in the US. Students are more than welcome to extend their summer booking across all of our sites, potentially enjoying a full six-week immersion in British academic culture by enrolling for a session in each campus. Whether you stay in one, two, or all three of our locations, you are guaranteed the same world-class Oxford Royale Academy experience
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.