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We've curated award-winning academic and language summer schools for young learners and adults.

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We've reviewed and selected summer school centres across the United Kingdom, Ireland, North America and Malta, delivering rewarding English language and academic programmes for young learners and providing a truly life-changing experience.

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Join hundreds of other summer school students learning under expert tutors in some of the world's best academic institutions. Pick from a wide programme of subjects and courses. Meet new people, make new friends and broaden your perspective.

Our reputation is for providing the best summer school experience, both in the lectures and in the social events programmes.

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Summer is the perfect time to enhance your education and improve your skills. Whether you're looking to study in England, America, or Australia, Summer Schools is here to help you find the best summer school course for you.

Our comparison site allows you to easily search and compare the top summer school programs in these countries, so you can find the perfect course and subject that aligns with your interests and goals.

No more endless searching - let Summer Schools guide you to your dream summer school experience.
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Pick from a wide range of programmes, subjects and courses.

Join hundreds of other Summer Schools students learning under expert tutors in some of the world's best academic institutions. Pick from a wide programme of subjects and courses. Meet new people, make new friends and broaden your perspective.

Our reputation is for providing the best advice on a summer school experience and award winning summer courses, both in the lectures and in the social events programmes.

Let us guide you to your dream summer school experience.

London Summer Schools

Your perfect opportunity to explore the world's most cosmopolitan city as you learn. A vibrant programme, built around your chosen subject, giving you access to expert teachers and their insights.

London Summer Schools

Your perfect opportunity to explore the world's most cosmopolitan city as you learn. A vibrant programme, built around your chosen subject, giving you access to expert teachers and their insights.

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Cambridge Summer Schools

Experience university life as a student in one of the UK's finest centres of learning. Summer school at Cambridge lets you explore subjects that stimulate your interests, in the company of like-minded students.

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Oxford Summer Schools

Enjoy the mix of academic programmes and culture in the historic surroundings of Oxford University. Reap the benefits of Oxford summer courses by joining a small group and learning from a teacher committed to the success of every person in their class.

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Stanford Summer Schools

Learn from the best at one of the world's top universities, Stanford. Immerse yourself in a vibrant and diverse community of students and teachers, as you explore a wide range of academic programmes in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Harvard Summer Schools

Experience the prestige and rigour of Harvard's academic programmes while enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Join a community of students from around the world, as you learn from some of the brightest minds in their fields.

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Sydney Summer Schools

Explore the beauty of Australia's largest city while learning from top teachers at one of its premier universities. Immerse yourself in a range of academic programmes, while enjoying the unique culture and natural wonders of Sydney and its surroundings.

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Your perfect opportunity to explore the world's most cosmopolitan city as you learn. A vibrant programme, built around your chosen subject, giving you access to expert teachers and their insights.
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Experience university life as a student in one of the UK's finest centres of learning. Summer school at Cambridge lets you explore subjects that stimulate your interests, in the company of like-minded students.
Enjoy the mix of academic programmes and culture in the historic surroundings of Oxford University. Reap the benefits of Oxford summer courses by joining a small group and learning from a teacher committed to the success of every person in their class.
Learn from the best at one of the world's top universities, Stanford. Immerse yourself in a vibrant and diverse community of students and teachers, as you explore a wide range of academic programmes in the heart of Silicon Valley.
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Experience the prestige and rigour of Harvard's academic programmes while enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Join a community of students from around the world, as you learn from some of the brightest minds in their fields.
Explore the beauty of Australia's largest city while learning from top teachers at one of its premier universities. Immerse yourself in a range of academic programmes, while enjoying the unique culture and natural wonders of Sydney and its surroundings.

The best teachers, the best methods

Generations of leaders in industry, politicians and academia have benefited from the tutorial teaching methods:

Classes are taught in a small groups, typically 4 students.

Subjects and courses are delivered in university format.

Tutors are experts and passionate about their subject.

An unforgettable summer school student experience

Whether you learn in London, Oxford, Cambridge or elsewhere, our programmes keep you busy with a range of learning and social activities alongside other students.

Enjoy trips, cultural events and social activities.

Mingle with students from other countries.

Memorable final night graduation ceremony and formal dinner.

Giving you the best start for your future success

Study at the finest universities in England, America, and Australia.

Join hundreds of other Summer Schools students learning under expert tutors in some of the world's best academic institutions. Pick from a wide array of subjects and summer courses. Meet new people, make new friends and broaden your perspective.

If you want to improve your English language, what better way than to spend a summer interacting and living with students in a summer school, learning from experienced teachers and developing your fluency in an immersive environment

English language summer schools take many forms, whether it's brushing up on your spoken English or preparing for the IELTS Exam we have a range of options for you.

Typical courses

  • English + Internship Internship
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation
  • IELTS Exam Preparation
  • Intensive General English
  • Combined course
  • Multi-distance course
  • Individual training
  • Business English

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A summer school gives you learning for life

You'll grow as a person, as you spend weeks exploring a subject in the company of keen-minded teachers and fellow students.

Take the opportunity to explore not just the city you're in, but the wider locale. Some of our most successful Summer Schools students don't limit their learning to their favourite subject. They visit historic and cultural sites and events.

Use the summer school experience to get more insight into yourself as a person, and into the world around you. Step outside the course, expand the range of your interests and imagine the possibilities for your future.

FAQs about Summer Schools

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Do I get a certificate by completing a summer course?

Yes. On completion, you may receive a certificate confirming that you completed the course programme. It will include the course title and dates, along with your name, and will be signed by the summer school leaders.

What is the minimum academic standard for your summer courses?

What's most important is a passion for your chosen subject and an enthusiasm to learn. The application process includes you writing a personal statement to demonstrate your commitment to the subject. A good command of English is recommended and for most summer courses, the summer school of your choice will assess this when you arrive. Tutors have experience supporting students of all abilities.

If you've got any questions or need further information about the application process, feel free to contact our friendly team.

Will these summer courses help me get a place at partner universities or give me credits with my school?

A summer school's teaching is designed to advance your learning. Because university entry requirements and school credits vary between institutions, we recommend you speak with your own school or university about this.

How do I prepare for attending my chosen course?

Before arriving at your chosen summer school, you may receive a welcome pack. This may include a programme outline and a piece of work or reading to be completed before you arrive. If this is difficult to understand, your tutor will help you when you get there.

My area of interest isn't covered by the courses on offer. Can you still help me?

Our summer programmes and courses are designed to help you enrich your knowledge and understanding, and we want to ensure you have tuition from an expert in the relevant department. It may not be possible to expand our curriculum to include your preferred area of interest, but whatever course you attend will help you develop valuable academic skills.

If you need help finding the perfect course for you, get in touch with our friendly team for free. We'll help you find the perfect summer school for a perfect summer experience!

How much of the UK will I see on cultural excursions?

Students, particularly those coming to the UK, will get to experience a range of trips and visits during their summer programme. These can include exploring historic cities such as London, Bath and Canterbury, visiting the stunning Blenheim Palace and the fascinating Harry Potter Studios. The programme we arrange will vary depending on the age group and dates of your course.

How long is a summer school?

It really depends on the summer school you choose to register with and the course.It typically lasts from one week to four weeks. For example, a creative writing course at Cambridge lasts up to 2 weeks.

What is a summer school like?

Think of a two week holiday, away from your parents, in a fascinating city with like-minded people. Your days will be filled with interesting teachings in a field you've chosen and taught by world-class teachers. Then at night, expect to explore the history and culture of the place.

This is a unique opportunity for you to get a feel of the international experience, to study and socialise with other students and make new friends.

If you'd like to ask more questions about the summer school experience, feel free to contact our team for free advice.

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