Oxford College Summer School

Inspiring summer programmes at Oxford University colleges. Designed by top academics and enhanced by leading professionals; prepare for your future today.

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Business  |  Mathematics  |  Medicine  |  Law  |  International Relations  |  Politics & Economics

Discover Oxford College

The Oxford College Summer School gives students the unique opportunity to live and study at an Oxford University college. Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest minds as you explore your chosen subject through a series of lectures, tutorials, and industry workshops.

Experience Oxford

Outside of the classroom, students will have the opportunity to explore Oxford with their peers, visit university colleges, and take part in social events arranged by our staff. At the end of the course, all students enjoy a graduation ceremony at an iconic location.

Living and studying in Oxford is a truly inspiring experience. Known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford is steeped in history, with the university founded in 1096. The university has educated 28 British Prime Ministers, as well as innumerable scientists, actors, and entrepreneurs. By studying at the Oxford College Summer School you’ll get to walk in their footsteps, and find inspiration for your own inspiring journey.


Invaluable Industry Experience

Our programme uniquely combines academic insight with industry experience to best prepare you for your future career. Alongside the taught content, you will have the opportunity to engage with top industry professionals in a series of insightful and inspiring practical workshops, giving you the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in your chosen career. This dual approach enables you to develop the key skills and competencies required for success in study and employment.

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Academic Tuition

SBC’s College students have the unique experience of sampling university-level academic tuition in authentic Oxbridge settings. Our award-winning academic programmes have been expertly developed to deliver engaging and motivational programmes to our students, featuring: seminars that blend subject input with active discussion, lectures to absorb knowledge, practicals to enable students to collaboratively lead a project and take a hands-on approach to learning. Alongside these students will have the opportunity to take part in industry-specific workshops that will give students a unique insight into the life and career of their chosen field.

Industry Experience

Our immersive industry experiences give students the opportunity to get real-life exposure to what it is like to work in their chosen profession. You’ll gain invaluable insight from industry professionals who work in some of the fastest growing industries, as well as participating in inspiring and interactive workshops. These exclusive site visits will give you hands-on experience that will support and boost your CV!

  • Work alongside top professionals in your chosen industry
  • Visit inspiring professional locations
  • Boost your university application
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EtonX Module

Our courses are supplemented with access to online courses via EtonX. Students will work with their tutor to identify the most suitable programme to access that will aid their development in a specific subject area. All courses have been developed utilising the centuries of expertise that Eton College has in preparing students for top universities, leadership positions, and successful careers.

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Oxford College Social Programme

Outside of the classroom, we offer an exciting and diverse social programme, enabling students to explore the city of Oxford and spend quality time with their new friends from around the world. There are pre-arranged activities including sport, museum visits, and punting; as well as the opportunities for students to independently explore the city in small groups.

A wide range of evening events are also arranged for the students to maximise their experience. These events include formal college dining and a Graduation at the end of the course.

There are also two excursions during the course, with students having the opportunity to travel to London and Cambridge. In London, students will have the opportunity to explore some of the capital’s most famous landmarks as well as enjoying some free-time for shopping. In Cambridge, we’ll visit some of the city’s most famous colleges, and go punting on the River Cam.

For more information about the course structure download our sample timetable. Please note this timetable is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.


Oxford, known as ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, is world-famous for its university colleges and striking architecture. Throughout your summer school experience, you’ll live and study on-site at an Oxford University College, following in the footsteps of year-round Oxford University students.

Take a virtual tour of Wycliffe Hall College here and University College here.

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The experience has been amazing overall, and I’ve had the fantastic opportunity of becoming close to people really different from me in just two weeks. I have learnt a lot since my arrival, not only in the scholastic field.

Beatrice, Student, Italy

Student Support & Welfare

The safety and wellbeing of all students is our number one priority. Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Students are accommodated on-site in secure and comfortable boarding houses during their stay with us. Our friendly and caring staff team is available 24 hours per day to support students, which includes dedicated and experienced welfare staff, including College Mentors and Welfare Managers. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers, and contractors are expected to adhere.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in Safeguarding Under 18s, Premises and Facilities, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme. To read more about our Accreditations and Awards, please see here.

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