Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and remains an internationally-renowned centre of learning. Today, Oxford is a vibrant modern city with stunning medieval architecture. The university continues to attract the brightest students and most eminent academics from across the world.

Oxford  “ dreaming spires “, cobbled streets and world-famous university provides a fantastic backdrop to this Oxford summer programme. As of 2018, 27 UK Prime Ministers have atended Oxford. International leaders from at least 30 other countries have also studied at Oxford, making it the ideal summer location for ambitious students.

Oxford International College is one of the top-performing colleges in the UK, offering A-Level and one-year GCSE courses. Located in the centre of Oxford, it is a bustling and exciting site to explore. Students will get to experience life as an Oxford University student throughout their stay, they will have their tuition in Threeways which offers state of the art classrooms and laboratories . Students will attend additional lectures in university lecture halls and auditoriums, and graduating with a formal hall at one of our multiple University reception venues.


At a glance:


  • At OXFORD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE in OXFORD ( 1h15 drive from Heathrow airport )
  • Age range: 16 – 18 # Advanced/Native language Level: C1
  • 2 Sessions | 2024: ( 1 ) 2 July – 16 July ( 2 ) 16 July – 30 July
  • Accommodation is in Student Castle.: single en-suite high-spec bedrooms , with Premium social spaces and Gym.. A short 10-minute walk from Threeways
  • Full-board accommodation ( packed lunch on excursion days ). All meals in Threeways teaching site.
  • Linen provided / towels not provided
  • Laundry is free and available on-site: students must load and empty laundry machines themselves ( with staff guidance ), though laundry detergent will be provided.
  • Electronic fob Access to buildings. Porters Lodge manned 24/7
  • Key deposit: £20
  • Wi-Fi available throughout campus


  • 23 tuition hours per week
  • Class size: average 8 ( máximum 10 students )
  • University level subject tuition. Subjects delivered by expert tutors
  • 2 full-day excursions each week
  • Personalised report card & Certificate



This course is an intensive academic and pre-university course for high-achieving students with a global perspective. The programme provides subject-specific tuition at a first-year undergraduate level that prepares students for an elite university experience. Our dynamic team of tutors, many of whom are Oxbridge alumni, will guide students through engaging lessons that utilize a variety of hands-on and interactive pedagogical methods to explore challenging topics in an interactive way. Students will also learn from guest speakers and university mentors whilst developing key academic and professional skills that will support their future studies and the university admissions process.

This programme prepares students to Excel in their chosen subjects with the highly competitive higher education environment.

Students choose one university-level subjects per 2 weeks, taught at a first-year undergraduate level.



The main objectives of this programme are to:

  • Live and learn like a university undergraduate at one of the top universities in the UK
  • Receive academically relevant and challenging subject tuition from expert tutors
  • Develop key skills for success in future education and careers via workshops and masterclasses
  • Greater clarity for students wanting to apply to top UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge



  • Students with an advanced or native level of English
  • Students who want to study at a UK university and gain an insight into undergraduate life
  • Motivated students with a keen interest in their chosen subject
  • Students who want to support their applications into the top UK universities

Lesson Styles


Teaching on the Advanced Studies Programme mirrors Oxbridge university learning in many ways, including small group tutorials. Classes have no more than one teacher to eight students, creating a personalised learning atmosphere. Small group tutorials are a key educational strategy that reflects the active, student-centered learning model. This method encourages active exploration and autonomous learning whilst facilitating peer collaboration and team building.



A hallmark of the Advanced Studies Programme is the University Masterclasses which provide students with clear and targeted pre-university advice and preparation. Students learn from experienced tutors, including many of whom are Oxbridge graduates, and gain key university preparation advice. Masterclasses range from pre-university advice, such as workshops on admissions essays to admissions interview advice, to post-admissions guidance, such as building university- level study skills and time management. Students receive individualized advice and emerge from each Masterclass with more confidence and knowledge of how they can succeed in their future academic goals.



Debate Societies are an integral part of Oxbridge life. The debate sessions will give students the chance to explore and discuss a range of topics they are passionate about, outside of the subjects they are studying. They encourage students to develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills whilst debating a provoking topic tied to current affairs. Tutors guide students to construct solid arguments and prepare for counterarguments whilst supporting students to write powerful opening and closing statements. Students also build teamwork, leadership, and communication skills during this activity.



Each week, students listen to a guest lecture by a renowned scholar who shares their expertise and insight. These lectures are tailored to students’ interests and academic levels. Lecture topics often include sharing cutting-edge research, a discussion of current events, or exploring the future of one area of academic study. Students are encouraged to actively engage with the guest lecturer during the Q&A session, and often have opportunities to network with the speaker and received personalised advice.



Students will get to experience life as an Oxford University student throughout their stay, whether they are attending guest lectures from inspiring speakers in aspirational lecture halls and auditoriums, or graduating in a formal hall at one of our multiple University reception venues, to waking up in their modern and well-appointed room at Student Castle (the premium venue for Oxford students ). The Advanced University Preparation programme provides an immersive and broad Oxford University experience


Available courses:

  • Business & Management Studies
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Global Finance & Economics
  • History of Innovation & Original Thought
  • International Relations & Global Governance
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Pre- Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology



Entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership – three skills that are essential within the business world. The academic study of business and management opens a plethora of doors to develop cutting-edge strategies and global competencies. Many students who study this subject go on to start their own ventures, manage businesses, or consult in a variety of professional fields. In addition to academic knowledge, soft skills like leadership, teamwork, and goal setting are essential to excel in this challenging yet fruitful field.

Our course offers a unique approach to Business & Management studies by incorporating a global perspective into lessons and case studies. This course draws upon historical examples of business to build a stronger understanding
of 21st century business practice, including trade, commerce, currencies, and emerging markets. Lessons will also encourage the development of soft skills and provide hands-on exercises to build leadership, management, teamwork, empathy, and innovation. Students will also explore strategies for growth in the face of unique challenges, all while building foundational academic knowledge and hands-on experience through case-studies and practical learning.



The Computer Science & Information Technology course introduces key concepts in the field of computer science and data science. This course provides students with an opportunity to explore beyond the basics of programming and coding to develop strong theoretical knowledge in computer science. In addition to programming, students
will explore the use of computers and their interactions
with humans, including articial intelligence and data organisation. Lessons will encourage students to develop both a procedural and object-orientated approach to problem solving. Students will develop strong analytical skills whilst exploring the foundations of computer science and its practical applications.



Delivered at first year undergraduate level, the Global Finance & Economics course introduces essential frameworks of economics in a global context. The course introduces economics through the application of economic theory in the modern world, emphasizing recent trends and developments and putting them in a historical perspective. Lessons will include theoretical analysis and study into core aspects of micro and macroeconomics in addition to theoretical study of economic theory, including studying works from Smith, Marx, Keynes, Friedman, and others. This course takes
a global perspective on economics, including analyzing international economic policy and case studies of specific countries and their use of Universal Basic Incomes, austerity policies, and tax policies.



In this introductory course on the History of Innovation and Original Thought, students will delve into the fascinating world of art and architecture to explore the profound impact of creative thinking on human civilization. Throughout the course, students will examine the evolution of artistic representation and architectural solutions, unravel the stories behind the origins of iconic masterpieces, and analyse the cultural, social, technological and other influences that drove innovation in these fields. From ancient civilizations to the modern world, students will gain an understanding of how artistic and architectural expression has shaped and reflected the societies in which they emerged. Additionally, the course will touch upon the impact of articial intelligence (AI) on creativity, exploring how AI technologies are being used to enhance artistic processes and push the boundaries of innovation
in contemporary art and architecture. Students will begin
to develop a critical eye for aesthetics, expand their artistic vocabulary, and gain insights into the exciting intersection between AI and creativity.



Delivered at first-year undergraduate level, our International Relations & Global Governance course introduces contemporary issues in politics, international relations, and political theory. Students will explore the historical development and contemporary manifestations of politics on a global scale, including analyzing international relations and diplomacy through the lenses of cultural exchange and economic trade. We will explore the idea of ‘globalization’ and its role as a political tool of expansion and suppression. Lastly, this course will develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills in multiple case studies through questioning the power of the people, human rights, and sovereignty.



Our Mathematics course introduces university-level mathematics in a variety of theoretical and applied modelling. The course covers essential foundations of the advanced study of mathematics, physics and analysis of data via topics such as algebra and calculus, as well as probability and statistics. Students will explore real- life phenomena through logical reason and learn how to analyse problems, propose hypotheses, and test solutions. Students will gain key transferable skills which will support further studies in engineering, physics, computer science, and more.



Our Physics course allows students to dive deeper into the relationship between the physical laws of the universe and
how they apply across different scales of space and me. Lessons will introduce various fields of physics and explore theoretical and practical theories. Students will learn about real- life physics research and existing limits of human knowledge through interactive classes that encourage creativity and innovation. Through lessons, essays, and group projects, students will develop strong problem-solving skills and critical reasoning and deductive reasoning skills, in addition to building communication and teamworking skills. This challenging yet rewarding course is ideal for students with a strong background in mathematics and physics, as well as those who are interested in exploring this field.



This interdisciplinary course provides key foundational knowledge to help understand our past, present, and future from a variety of perspectives. Students will develop foundational knowledge in moral, philosophical, political, and economic theory, including drawing on key texts from influencial thinkers in ancient and contemporary history. The course challenges students’ moral philosophy whilst building strong analytical and critical thinking skills, making it an excellent choice for students who are engaged in contemporary world affairs whilst wishing to develop strong foundations in philosophy and economic theory.



Delivered at first year undergraduate level, our Law course introduces law from a theory-based perspective, including jurisprudence, legal institutions, and the limits of legal recourse. Students will explore domestic and international
law, including reflecting on recent international events from different legal perspectives. This course will build foundational knowledge in criminal law, international law, humanitarian law, and other areas whilst building key skills such as negotiating and litigating. Students will have opportunities to apply their legal knowledge in practical and moot trial exercises with a global perspective, understanding how law is interpreted differently from historical and cultural contexts.



Medicine is a challenging yet rewarding area of study that can lead to a variety of successful career paths. The study of medicine is incredibly broad and incorporates a variety of theoretical and practical fields of knowledge. Medical research, including biopharmacology, toxicology, chemistry, and other fields, often uses cuttng edge techniques that can challenge our understanding of biology and human nature. From the discovery of penicillin to the first human organ transplant, medicine is largely responsible for the significant increase in life expectancy and improvement in the quality of life over the past century. Medicine will continue to be one of the foremost fields of innovation and research in the 21st century and beyond.

This course combines pre-clinical and clinical learning to provide students with a broad range of experiences and knowledge in this diverse field of study. The course aims to provide a more in-depth understanding of the underlying scientific knowledge that forms the basis of medical sciences, in addition to introducing concepts of patient care, clinical research, and biomedical sciences. Students will apply their knowledge in unique research and project work opportunities that reflect the challenging and evidence-based nature of medicine in a global context.



Psychology is a dynamic scientific discipline that integrates epistemological beliefs with systematic ontological analysis. Psychology, or the study of the behaviour of living things, has a broad scope that can be applied to many aspects of our understanding of behaviour, society, and biology. Psychological research can range from assessing how the human brain records memory to understanding the role of childhood development on adult behaviour. A degree in Psychology is a gateway to a variety of careers, including clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, social worker, marketing analyst, business consultancy, media and advertising executives, and more.

During this two-week intensive course, students will explore a variety of academic disciplines related to psychology whilst building foundational knowledge of psychology and contemporary psychological research. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the history of psychology and psychological research and learn how they can apply their knowledge in a range of contexts. Students will also be able to interpret and provide their personal evaluation to psychological theories, including treatments, therapies, ethics, and more. This course is designed for students interested in understanding of the mind, trauma, childhood development, social behaviour, and social influence, among other topics.


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