Oxford summer schools for academics and professionals

In-depth, intensive learning with Oxford University

Online and face-to-face summer courses for personal or professional advancement

Spend one or more weeks studying your subject in small interactive seminar groups, led by specialist tutors. Attend lectures by leading scholars and distinguished speakers. Get to know the world's most famous university city, its galleries and gardens. If this sounds appealing, then our academic and professional summer programmes are for you.

Programmes are subject-specific, allowing for learning in depth. You'll be joined by a range of students from around the world: senior undergraduate students, graduates, teachers in schools and colleges, interested generalists looking to progress their learning, and working professionals. 

Upcoming summer schools

Oxford Teachers' Academy Online Courses (online)
28 Jun - 23 Jul 2021
Applications now closed

International Politics Summer School (online)
30 Jul - 6 Aug 2021
Applications now closed

Returning in summer 2022

The summer schools below will return in 2022. 

Certification

All summer school participants who satisfactorily complete a programme will be awarded an attendance certificate.

Accommodation

Oxford's historic colleges

The face-to-face academic and professional summer schools are based at some of Oxford's oldest and most beautiful colleges including Christ Church, Exeter College, New College, St Antony's College and Worcester College. You'll experience life as an Oxford student: dining in hall, and drawing inspiration from college gardens and grounds. Details of accommodation can be found on each individual course page.

The programmes are residential; however, some do offer non-residential options. 

Fees

Information on fees and payment details can be found on each individual course page.

Application

The application process varies for each programme. Details of how to apply are outlined on each course page.


Upcoming courses

Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 02 Aug 2020 – 15 Aug 2020
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 28 Jun 2021 – 23 Jul 2021
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 28 Jun 2021 – 23 Jul 2021
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 28 Jun 2021 – 23 Jul 2021
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 28 Jun 2021 – 23 Jul 2021