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St Andrews Summer School

St Andrews Summer School

Discover Oxford Royale Academy's award-winning summer school on the campus of the prestigious University of St Andrews.

Respected world-wide for its teaching and research excellence, immerse yourself in St Andrews' rich history spanning 600 years and explore the picturesque town at your leisure.
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Live and learn in truly historic surroundings

The University of St Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland, and the third-oldest seat of higher education in the United Kingdom – after Oxford and Cambridge.

Officially founded in 1413 after a blessing from Pope Benedict XIII, teaching has taken place in the university and its host town of St Andrews for more than 600 years.

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Prepare for university at the premier academic summer school in Scotland

As with all Oxford Royale Academy programmes, the main goal is to ensure students succeed in their academic endeavours.

We are determined to help our students aged 16-18 on their educational journeys towards university and beyond, by providing them with unique experiences and the opportunity to study new subjects and open their minds to new ideas.

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Immersion in Edinburgh and the fascinating culture of Scotland

Our summer school in Scotland provides students with the chance to engage with the history, culture and environment of the country in a number of ways.

Students will have the opportunity to visit Edinburgh, and the University of Edinburgh, experiencing the sights of Scotland’s capital city, with possible destinations including Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Old Town.


Be taught by leading academics and industry professionals

The right teacher can be life-changing – they can spark a love of learning in a particular subject area that can come to define a person’s university life, and even their career.

We are committed to providing our students with access to the best possible teaching faculty. All Oxford Royale teachers are united in their passion for international education.

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Walk in the footsteps of some impressive St Andrews alumni

In its 600-year history, the University of St Andrews has educated some very distinguished alumni. The most notable of recent times are, of course, Prince William and his wife Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In addition to the royals, other notable alumni of St Andrews include Edward Jenner, the pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, and six-time Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

Subjects offered in St Andrews

Discover the perfect course for you

Spend your summer in St Andrews

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“Year after year the allure of ORA has pulled me back. I met many different people during my first two weeks in ORA, from different cultures and backgrounds.”

- Sara, Greece

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“My two weeks with ORA were full of learning and challenging myself, gaining new experiences and forming friendships with wonderful people from around the world. Definitely two weeks I will remember forever!”

- Joy, Lesotho

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“The two weeks I spent at ORA were a whirlwind of exciting activities, intense learning and unforgettable experiences!”

- Oshea, Sri Lanka

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“This is exactly what it means to be a part of a big international family. ORA is a place where everyone cares for you and everyone is ready to help you.”

- Serly, Armenia

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I have gained more knowledge, and can therefore make more of an impact on the world. I think that my future goals have become clearer as I have explored options at ORA.

- Nia, Belize

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