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Who Studies at ORA?

Who Studies at ORA?

Every year we invite students from all over the world to join us for an ORA summer. In Summer 2019 alone, we welcomed students from over 150 nations!

We pride ourselves on the diversity of our student body, with more than 150 nations represented each year

Our ethos is rooted in our belief that education is about opening doors and enlarging possibilities. At ORA, there is no entry requirement other than our age eligibility criteria, and with a staggering array of more than 150 courses to choose from, you’re bound to find something for your interest and level.

Our extensive international body brings the world together. With our courses open to all students from all over the world, and with such a diverse array of nationalities represented each year as a result, our Summer School is an extraordinary opportunity to make friends with peers from all corners of the globe.

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The most diverse summer school in Oxford

Over the 15 years Oxford Royale Academy has been running world-class summer programmes, we have grown to have the biggest and most diverse student body of any summer school in Oxford.

We pride ourselves on the fact that so many students choose to join us from all over the world, and with more than 150 nations expected to be represented in summer 2021, our summer schools provide an incredible platform from which students can forge their own global network.

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Providing ambitious students with a head-start to success

All ORA students share the common goals of broadening their horizons and unlocking their full potential. Many of our students go on to achieve incredible things, both in education and in their career.

ORA students have gained a place at top universities including Oxford and Cambridge; they have gone on to take on leading roles in Fortune 500 companies; and they have entered competitive professions including Medicine, Law, Engineering and more. Where could your time with ORA lead you?

Learn more about our alumni successes.

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Courses for students from all backgrounds

Our scholarship and bursary programmes are designed to enable students from all backgrounds to study with ORA, ensuring that our opportunities are available to everyone. Through a challenging application process, we select outstanding students to join us for two weeks, either on a full scholarship or with a portion of their fees covered.

Please note scholarship applications for Summer 2021 are closed. 

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What our students say...

Ellie, Wales

Student at our Oxford Summer School, Broadening Horizons Programme

“Studying at Oxford was a dream come true. To live and study like a university student enabled me to gain a valuable insight into what attending a prestigious university would be like. The counsellors were extremely friendly and were always keen to join in with the activities. Their approachable manner meant that if anyone ever did have a problem, they always had someone to confide in.”

Read more of our student testimonials.

Parent feedback

Edward, father of Ethan, USA:

Student at our Oxford Summer School, Broadening Horizons

“Ethan spent 4 weeks at ORA between Yarnton Manor and St Catz. He really enjoyed the classes and learned a lot. More importantly, he now has friends that he is almost constant contact with from all over the world. They are planning a reunion somewhere in Spring!! What an experience for a 17 year old, I’d recommend it to any parent of a child who likes to learn and visit the world”

Read more of our parent testimonials.

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“I learnt a lot from my academic immersion at ORA, not just about the topics of my selected courses, but also how to organise and express my thoughts in the most effective way.”

- Livia, Italy

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“The Great Debate between Queen’s College and St Catherine’s was probably my favourite event due to the interesting topic that was discussed and the eager young minds who made it their mission to prove that their arguments were genuine and valuable.”

- Ema, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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“ORA summer school was about learning and working hard, but it meant so much more. The people you knew there were special; the friends we made were special.”

- Sofia, Cuba

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“Oxford Royale Academy creates a small family-like community that makes everyone feel welcome and cared for. All in all, my experience at ORA is something that I will always remember and be grateful for.”

- Wisam, Sudan

Courses for students of all ages

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