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    Oxbridge International Summer School

    Oxbridge International Summer School


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United Kingdom
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Other
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: College Application, Gifted, Humanities
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Oxbridge International Summer School is not only about academic studies – we want to make sure students combine their challenging academic work with a full social and cultural experience of student life in the UK.Tutorials are combined with supervised study and extra-curricular trips and activities to keep each day busy and exciting.

    The Oxbridge International Summer School is a friendly, academically focused summer school based in Oxford, UK.  Run and taught by Oxbridge graduates, OISS gives students the chance to sample their subject at undergraduate level and develop skills vital to future university/college applications, while experiencing student life in an historic city and making friends with young people from across the globe.

    The Oxbridge International Summer School offers an exciting academic summer programme, giving 15-18 year olds the opportunity to experience what it is like to study at a top university.

    Our programme has been carefully designed to provide students with an engaging summer, both academically and socially, and to prepare them for higher education. We offer a taste of university life at Oxford, from our rigorous academic program, to our diverse range of social activities and our accommodation, which is the same as that occupied by real Oxford University students. 


    Our teaching is based on the style of learning at Oxford and Cambridge. Students are taught in small groups, as well as having two one-to-one sessions with their tutor.Our tutors are: 

    • Academically outstanding Oxford and Cambridge Graduates and Postgraduates
    • Passionate about their specialisms and engaged in research at the cutting-edge of academia
    • Enthusiastic teachers and excellent communicators

    Academic Courses

    We offer a range of academic courses, which allow students to experience studying their subject at undergraduate level. Our courses are listed below, and please see our website for an up-to-date version:

    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • English<
    • History
    • Human & Animal Biology
    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Psychology

    Workshops & Seminars

    At the Oxbridge International Summer School, we aim to stretch our students holistically as well as academically. Our Skills Workshops and Seminars bring students together in larger groups to develop a variety of different academic skills and competencies, as well as broadening their academic horizons. 

    Seminar topics include:

    • Human Behaviour and Decision Making
    • Current Affairs
    • Business
    • Environmental Studies
    • Ethics & Philosophy
    • Life as a Junior Doctor


    An integral part of the OISS experience are the leisure and extracurricular activities students take part in. These include exciting excursions such as punting, tours round Oxbridge colleges and a trip to Blenheim palace, among other things.  

    Why choose us?

    1. Invaluable experience of undergraduate study

     2. Meet students from around the world and make life-long friends!

     3. The first step towards higher education in a global context

    *The Oxbridge International Summer School is formally accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short-course provider.


    • Wonderful experience for my daughter Ruby to be a board the first time by herself. She made friends and had a wonderful time.

      - Ruth, Mother of Ruby, (California, USA), Psychology - September 1, 2013
    • Thank you. Noah truly had an incredible experience, academically, socially, and culturally. We knew how powerful it was for him when we saw the tears in his eyes as we were pulling out of the train station. Well done! If we can be a reference, please let us know.

      - Jon, Father of Noah (Ohio, USA), Molecular Medicine - September 1, 2014
    • I’m thinking about applying to Oxbridge, so my mum and I looked around for summer schools that would give me a taste of what student life is like. The Oxford & Cambridge Summer School attracted me most because of the location and its academic credentials. I am so pleased that I booked, as it’s been such a fantastic experience – I’m sad it was only two weeks! I’ve made so many friends, met so many people from different parts of the world who were doing different courses, really enjoyed all the various evening activities – it was all just so much fun. The accommodation was really nice too, we all had our own single rooms but in the same building, meaning we were very close together. The two best bits, though, were firstly the staff, who were so friendly and helpful throughout, and secondly, and most importantly, the academic side. The course itself was fascinating and my tutor was very knowledgeable and interesting, and we also got to go to a lecture by some junior doctors and talk to them afterwards, which was so helpful for me, as I want to apply for medicine at university. Overall the work was very stimulating, but never stressful, and so the two weeks just went by far too quickly!

      - Cara (UK), Molecular Medicine - October 14, 2012
    • I miss you all so much and wish I could go again. Thanks for making it so wonderful!

      - Makenna (California, USA), Molecular Medicine - August 18, 2014
    • It was an amazing experience and I would definitely come again!

      - Ariana (Dubai, UAE) - November 4, 2013