Summer Schools in Oxford
Description of Summer Schools in Oxford
- Location: Oxford, England,
- Language of instruction: English,
- Type of training: mixed.
Summer Schools in Oxford are English language schools that offer high-quality programs for teenagers from 13 to 18 years old. This is a unique opportunity for international students to experience the experience of living and studying in the colleges of the oldest university in the United Kingdom – the University of Oxford. By choosing one of the proposed summer programs, students will not only follow in the footsteps of famous scientists, but also gain an unprecedented understanding of their chosen specialty, meet like-minded people from all over the world.
The courses are developed by experienced teachers who are passionate about their work and communication with young pupils, have experience in teaching students at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. The advanced academic material is tailored to the interests and abilities of each student, so the programs are suitable for anyone who would like to reach their potential. On average, there are only 7 students in each class, so teachers can provide a sufficient amount of individual attention both in and after academic classes.
Programs and prices, tuition fees in Summer Schools in Oxford
Accommodation, meals, prices
Students are accommodated on the campus of one of the colleges, occupying single bedrooms. Bathrooms, living rooms and self-study rooms are shared. Boys and girls live in different parts of the building.
Residents of the boarding house are provided with three meals a day, breakfasts and dinners are served daily in the College Hall.
Activities Summer Schools in Oxford
In their free time, students are offered a rich and varied program of activities that will help them get the most out of their stay in Oxford. Activities include boating on the Kam River, zorb football, and a detective-themed night, "College Murder."
Within the framework of each academic course, there are two large-scale excursions: a full-day walk around Oxford and its sights, an additional day excursion to London with a tour of world-famous museums, galleries, squares and a shopping trip. Those students who prefer not to visit London are invited to an afternoon tea party in Oxford.
All activities both on and off campus are conducted under the guidance of mentors, whose main task is the safety and comfortable pastime of young pupils.
A weekly event on campus is a meal in the Ceremonial Hall. This event is a great opportunity to dress up and dine by candlelight in the magical atmosphere of the dining room of one of the colleges. During each program, three such formal dinners are planned, one of which will be held at the University of Cambridge on the day of the excursion.
- Small classes of up to 10 people,
- Accreditation by the British Council (BAC),
- Qualified teachers of Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard universities,
- A varied program of events,
- The cost of the course already includes all the necessary services.
Facilities and equipment at Summer Schools in Oxford
The training will take place on one of the three campuses of Oxford Colleges:
- Lady Margaret Hall
Founded in 1879, this learning area was the first in Oxford to admit women to study. The college is located north of the city center, in a cozy and quiet location next to the university parks.
- Brasenose College
Opened in 1509, this grounds boast one of the most enviable places in Oxford – the campus is located next to the famous Radcliffe Chamber and within walking distance of the city centre. Notable alumni include world leaders David Cameron (British Prime Minister) and Malcolm Turnbull (Australian Prime Minister).
- St Edmund Hall
Founded around 1236, the campus is considered "the oldest academic society for the education of students in any country in the world." The college, which is part of the University of Oxford, has an excellent location to explore the center of Oxford and its attractions.
All educational areas have modern infrastructure: bright classrooms with interactive whiteboards, computer rooms, recreation and self-study areas, a large dining room and a bookstore. In the courtyard of the buildings, students can take a walk, have picnics or relax, chatting with classmates.
Admission dates and extra charges
The cost of each program includes:
- 13 nights accommodation in one of the three colleges of Oxford University,
- Breakfast and dinner at the College Hall,
- 40 hours of academic lessons from teachers from Oxford and Cambridge universities,
- Carefully designed teaching and lecture materials,
- Mentoring program, support materials,
- All excursions and entertainment on them, including a gala dinner at Oxford colleges,
- Comprehensive insurance,
- Two bus tours, including a trip to London,
- Certificate of completion of the program,
- Detailed assessment written by the teacher,
- Souvenirs: notebook and pen,
- Free premium membership "Education" in UniPrepare.
A change fee of £95 may apply.
Additional expenses include: pocket money for entertainment not included in the program, airport transfers.
You can get a place in one of the summer courses by going through several stages:
- Filling out an online form with personal data, providing documents,
- Full or partial payment in the form of a deposit - 995 £,
- Confirmation from the admissions committee about the availability of a free place in the selected course,
- Arrival at campus.
Upon completion of training, each graduate receives a certificate that contains information about the completed training materials, the number of academic hours, and the progress of the language level. The certificate can both complement the personal portfolio of a future university student, and help with admission - to prove the level of English proficiency without entrance examinations.
Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol
To enroll in summer programs, applicants must have:
- Suitable age for the chosen course: 13-15 or 16-18 years old,
- Personal documents: passport, health insurance, visa or residence permit in the UK,
- The level of knowledge of the English language is not lower than B2, since it is this level that will allow students to perfectly understand the educational material.
Scholarships Summer Schools in Oxford
The institution offers scholarships in the amount of 100% discount on tuition. It can be obtained in two ways: apply for financial assistance or participate in an essay competition. The literary competition rewards both winners and successful participants with full and partial payments, and financial assistance is allocated only to those who meet the criteria of need.
Institution on the map
Residence permits, citizenship and other services
- Guardianship services during the studies
- Student supervision
Review about Summer Schools in Oxford
Recommendations on when to apply
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
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- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.