One of the Most Popular Oxford Summer School Programs

High calibre teachers with a strong passion in helping students

Guest lectures from academic speakers

Full immersion into the Oxford college environment

Insight into one of the best education systems

29th Jul - 11th Aug 2018 (14 Days)


The Oxford Summer School programme offers students aged 16-18 the opportunity to live and study in colleges of the University of Oxford for two weeks. Most courses are taught by Oxford University teachers, offering more than 20 courses to choose from. The full course of instruction, accommodation and dining takes place in Oxford. The main idea of learning and entertainment for the international youth is to appreciate the essence of academics and British culture, and ultimately be awarded the Oxford Summer School official certificate and graduation report. As an Exclusive partner, ASDAN China will select outstanding students to attend the Oxford Summer School Program.

Oxford Royal Academy: New Perspectives

▪ Full immersion in the Oxford college environment
▪ The highest calibre and take serious interest in helping students realize their potential
52 nationalities in 2016, make new international friends
8 subject options to choose from
6 afternoon workshops
15maximum morning class size, no less than 3 students from 1 country
▪ Report cards and a certificate

University of Oxford

University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or simply Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom. It is currently ranked as the world's number one university, according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including 27 Nobel laureates, 27 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, and many foreign heads of state.



Awards & Accreditations


British Youth Travel Awards - Best Educational Product

Oxford Royale Academy has won the Best Educational Product accolade at the British Youth Travel Awards fve times in the last six years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015). The annual BYTAs, hosted by the British Educational Travel Association, reward successful organisations engaged in youth, student and educational travel to, from and within the UK.

British Accreditation Council Accredited

The British Accreditation Council provides the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, requiring a rigorous on-site inspection that covers all aspects of the student experience including health and safety, management, administration, welfare, teaching and learning. We are proud to display this badge of quality.

Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016

In April 2016, we were delighted to be honoured by Her Majesty Queen ElizabethII. We were awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for the second time - having received the accolade once before in 2012.The Queen's Award is in recognition of our growing student enrollments.

Academic Content

List A

Creative Writing / Economics & Management / Experimental Psychology / Human Biology / Mathematics / Modern History / Physics & Chemistry / Political Science & International Relations

List B

Creative Writing / Economics & Management / Experimental Psychology / Human Biology / Mathematics / Modern History / Physics & Chemistry / Political Science & International Relations

Tip: Please note that, where a subject appears in both List A and List B, it is not possible to choose the same subject from both lists.


Course Description

Creative Writing

By sharing their writing with others, giving and receiving constructive criticism, and analysing the work of famous writers, students will learn writing techniques and skills that go beyond what they are likely to have encountered at school.

Economics & Management

Designed as an introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of either subject, this course will give students a thorough understanding of economics and management from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Experimental Psychology

This course looks at some of the most intriguing questions of life, allowing students to discuss and debate a wide range of fascinating and controversial topics, from the ways in which humans develop to what makes a person different from other people.

Human Biology

This interactive and fun course is designed to be a complete introduction to the science behind human physiology, including insights into the work being done at the cutting edge of human biology, such as genetic engineering and cloning.


This course combines strengthening students’ existing mathematical skills with introducing them to new concepts such as those arising from the history of maths, in order to produce an enjoyable and stimulating course.

Modern History

This course spans the time period from the end of the Second World War right up to the present day, focusing on the events since the end of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this way, it enables students to see how history treats events that are still ongoing and how narratives of history are constructed.

Physics & Chemistry

Starting with an introduction to the basics of Physics and Chemistry, this course enables students to learn how the two subjects interact and how the topics they have studied in one subject can be applied to and made use of in the other.

Political Science & International Relations

Beginning with the basics of political science, then moving on to an introduction to international relations, this course presents students with an overview of the way these twin disciplines interact with one another in modern society.


Students select one afternoon Workshop to attend.

Acting & Performance Skills

In this workshop, students learn drama theory and take part in practical activities designed to develop their acting and performance skills, foster their creativity and increase their confidence on stage.

Business Challenge

This workshop challenges students to explore the world of business by means of designing an app, setting up a new business, getting funding, developing a unique product and pitching it to the rest of the class.

Essay Writing Skills

This workshop is designed to help the nascent writer to improve and widen their skills in Academic Writing in English. The young learners will learn new skills and widen their scope of writing.

Leadership & Teambuilding

Building on a foundation of theory of leadership and teambuilding, this course uses a series of roleplay scenarios that test and improve students’ leadership and teamwork skills, thereby increasing their confidence and self-belief.

Public Speaking & Debate

In this series of workshops students learn how to compose a speech, choose a debate topic, compose a strong argument, and respond to different speakers, skills that they then have the opportunity to test in debates on social and political issues.

Scenes of Oxford: Sketching & Photography

In these workshops, students learn about different aspects of scenic art, sketching, composition and photography in the beautiful setting of Oxford University and its exquisite architecture, which has proved an inspiration to many artists in the past.

Student Life

Coach Excursions

  • University of Oxford – Top University visit

  • Bodleian Library – Oldest Library of Europe

  • Ashmolean Museum - Art & Archeology

  • Christ Church – The magic world of Harry Potter

  • Broadway Musical - Phantom of the Opera

  • Hampton Court Palace - Explore Henry VIII

  • London – Experience Great Britain's capital

 Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Table Tennis Competition Board Games in the Marquee
  • Scavenger Hunt on campus / Ghost Tour
  • Salsa Dancing Workshop / Drumming Workshop
  • Stock Market Challenge
  • Shakespeare Night
  • Social Party
  • Inter-Campus Olympics


Live in Historic Oxford Colleges

St Peter’s College

St Peter’s is one of the University of Oxford’s youngest colleges. It was founded in 1929 as an independent hostel for students with the aim of providing low-cost education. In 1961, St Peter’s became a college of the University.

Cultural Exchange

A full cultural and recreational programme is included. Activities such as museum tours, punting on the river and summer sports are available to all ORA students. In the evenings, the programme offers students parties, quiz nights, talent contests and much more. Students will go on two coach excursions per session.
On these, they will explore places of historic and cultural interest, such as London, Warwick Castle, and Blenheim Palace.


Student Report 1

Student Report 2

Certificate of Completion

The Attainment Award

The Effort Award

Teaching Faculty

Please see more details:

Name University Subjects
Mary Scott Oxford Acting & Performance
Rey Conquer Oxford Acting & Performance
Rosa Teira Oxford Oxford’s Art & Architecture
Jack Doyle Oxford Acting & Performance
Matthew Reza Oxford Public Speaking & Debate
Jemma Jones Oxford Leadership & Teambuilding
Chris Lander Oxford Leadership & Teambuilding
Leonie Schultz Oxford Academic Writing
Chris Darko Oxford Business Challenge

Name University Subjects
David Bowe Oxford English Literature
Jemma Jones Oxford Archaeology & anthropology
Merilin Kiviorg Oxford Political Science & International Relations
Maryanne Frances Saunders Oxford Oxford’s Art & Architecture
Stella Shakerchi Oxford Creative Writing
Gabriel Raeburn Oxford Contemporary History
Chris Lander Oxford Leadership & Teambuilding
Udit Bhatia Oxford Political Science & International Relations
Sabrina Martin Oxford Economics & Management

Our Stories


When I first arrived at Oxford Royale Academy, I was feeling anxious about whether I would fit in or not. However, as soon as I arrived, I felt at ease, as the friendly staff guided me. I immediately made new friends and started to gain a lot of interest in the topics I was learning at ORA, as the teachers were experts in their fields. The campus was beautiful and comfortable, and I enjoyed every second I spent with my newly made friends in the lush gardens. Thank you so much, ORA, for giving me a home away from my own.

Ojas India

Oxford Royale Academy truly has provided me with the best experience of my life to date. From the educational benefits and the cultural experiences to the opportunity to meet some of the most interesting people from around the globe, every aspect of my life has been positively affected by the two short weeks I spent at Oxford. It was utterly incredible.

Kirstie UK

All I can say is thank you. Thank you, Oxford Royale Academy for giving me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and experience one of the best summer holidays of my life. I knew I was going to have a fantastic summer, and I had waited anxiously for over a year to attend the program. The actual experience, however, was far better than my fantasies. I learned so much in such a short time. I learned about the subjects I had chosen to study, I learned about the city of Oxford, but in particular, I learned about cultures from all over the world.

Nicole USA

The people, the organization and the education was phenomenal, I absolutely loved every part of my stay. The counselors were understanding and appreciative, not to mention my classmates were some of the nicest people I have met. There is plenty to do at Oxford Royale, the holistic experience encapsulates far more than simply school work, from parties to punting to birds of prey shows, I was never once bored.

Philip Australia

Time shuttles by unimaginably quickly for me in these two weeks. Oxford Royale Academy enables me not only to relieve my mood but also to learn about research skills. These two weeks will strongly remain in my memory. THANK YOU everyone one for bringing me an unforgettable, exciting, and relaxing experience. I will miss everyone who brought me joy and excitement. My confidence and independence grew on this course, and will help me get to my next destination. These two weeks are unforgettable, unimaginable, and monumental, because I have learnt about university life.

Andi Lee Nanshan Chinese International College




30th July - 12th August, 2017 (14 days)

Requirement (Students must meet at least one of the criteria)

A recommendation letter from your teacher is required to prove your English proficiency as the program is conducted entirely in English and a phone interview with international staff at ASDAN is required.

Admission Quota

20 Chinese Junior School Students(rolling registration)

Application Process (2017)

  • Application and Selection (March)
  • Sign up and Payment (March)
  • Visa (April and May)
  • Cross Culture Communication online training (April and May)
  • Academic Preparation (June)
  • Fly to London (July)
  • Back to China (August)