Reasons to Apply

Welcome to the Oxbridge International Summer School

You can see and hear for yourself what life on the Oxbridge International Summer School is like:




Oxford is a magical place to live and study...after graduating, I wanted to share the experience with as many other summer school students as possible


Our summer school welcomes 14 to 18-year-old students from around the world and we are now open for bookings for our 2019 summer school in Oxford.

It was developed 8 years ago by a group of graduates from Oxford University. Fast forward from our pilot programme in 2011, I believe we have developed the best academic summer school programme in Oxford.


We’ve kept our programme to just 50 places per course, and class sizes to just 6, meaning we can tailor the experience of each summer school group who joins us in Oxford. 


We recruit the best Oxford and Cambridge postgraduates as tutors on our summer school programme, and ask each to develop summer courses around their own research specialisms and interests. Our tutors enjoy teaching our motivated students so much this year that many are returning for our 2019 summer school.


We ask all of our students to apply to join, meaning we create an academic community of motivated, like-minded students on our summer courses who form life-long friendships


We pack our programme with over 20 different activities, and our small size means that we can add on new options based on the interests of our summer school students.


Independent body the BAC (British Accreditation Council) has awarded our programme full accreditation, and singled out our commitment to a high quality educational, academic experience, and our ability to respond flexibly to feedback from summer school students and parents.

All of this combines to create truly formative experiences for our alumni, many of whom are still close friends years after coming to Oxford. I can’t put it better than our alumni have themselves - read their experiences in their own words here.

We hope you’re inspired to apply to join us for summer 2019. I’m always more than happy to talk to prospective summer school students and parents - if you’d like to get in touch please do so today at 

I really hope to welcome you to magical Oxford this summer. Next you can meet the staff who are working to make 2019 summer school the best yet.

Zoe Tyndall and Rachael Griffiths, Director and Programme Director of the Oxbridge International Summer School
                                                  Zoe Tyndall MA (Oxon) and Rachael Griffiths BA MPhil (Oxon)