Oxford Summer School

Summer Courses Inspired by the World-Famous Universities of Oxford
Round 1: 5th Jul - 18th Jul 2020
Round 2: 19th Jul - 1st Aug 2020
Round 3: 2nd Aug - 15th Aug 2020



The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, United Kingdom

It is currently ranked as the world's number one university,

according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Oxford University has educated many notable alumni,and many foreign heads of state

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
Round 1: 5th Jul. - 18th Jul. 2020 (14 Days)
Round 2: 19th Jul. - 1st Aug. 2020 (14 Days)
Round 3: 2nd Aug. - 15th Aug. 2020 (14 Days)

Summer Courses Inspired by the World-Famous Universities of Oxford 

The Oxford Summer School offers students aged 19-25 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 12 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 Royal Oxford official certificate and graduation report. As an Exclusive partner, ASDAN China will select outstanding students to attend the Oxford Summer School Program

√ 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

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Why Oxford Summer School

Study Options
Awards & Accreditations
Schools Represented


Live and study in a college of Oxford University

Immerse yourself in the beautiful lanes, imposing streets, and rich academic history of a city which has acted as a prestigious and tranquil centre of intellectual life and curiosity for centuries. Your home for the duration of your stay will be in one of our wonderful Oxford centres, where you will get the chance to experience what undergraduate life might be like at one of the best universities in the world

Be taught by inspirational academics

Participants will be taught by qualified, knowledgeable and well-trained members of the Oxford Summer Schools faculty, who are committed to passing on their passion for their discipline to their summer students. We encourage an open and intellectually inclusive classroom environment where each student feels confident enough to contribute their opinion, enabling all to learn from the experiences of their peers, make new friends, and absorb new knowledge

Discover all that the UK has to offer

Students on our summer schools enjoy the full extra-curricular timetable for which Oxford Summer School has become internationally famous, including dance workshops, tours of museums and key sites, themed parties and much more. You could be whisked away to glitzy attractions such as the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Oxford summer courses to suit all academic interests and goals

Our courses encompass a wide variety of engaging academic disciplines and subject options. Tomorrow’s young leaders may consider honing their understanding of the international political climate with our Global Leadership Programme.

Academic Content

Oxford Summer School has helped over 20,000 students from over 150 nations achieve their goals. Let us help you achieve yours.

Adult Courses for 2020

Developments in Global Engineering / Professional Development Skills / General English for the Modern World and Workplace / Global Business, Management and Finance / International Medical Research and Practice / International Law in the 21st Century / iOS App Programming and Web Development / Psychological and Behavioural Science / Politics and International Relations: a Global Perspective / Public Speaking for the Modern World and Workplace / Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving / International Medical Research and Practice (Level 2: Practitioner)

Tips: You can only choose one course during the whole Summer School

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Developments in Global Engineering
Across the world, engineering is a sector that is experiencing rapid change. Oxford Summer School's Developments in Global Engineering programme gives students a unique opportunity to analyse and discuss this change, and to prepare for a life and career at the centre of it.
Course description
This summer programme, available in the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, gives learners aged 19 and over the opportunity to develop the competencies required to build a career as a 21st century engineer, whilst also providing the unique chance to explore cutting edge material under the guidance of expert Oxford Summer School tutors.
Professional Development Skills

Build upon your personal impact and effectiveness by completing this unique umbrella course. With expert teachers and constructive peer interaction, students will effectively develop their 'soft skills' and their ability to progress their personal performance. Face-to-face learning is critical to do this, and our programme enables you to receive immediate feedback, coaching, and evaluation of your performance and behaviours.

Course description

This intensive course will challenge you to think creatively and advance your skill set in a diverse and supportive environment. The lessons will simultaneously incorporate cutting-edge theoretical models and the practical application of skills. The lessons will then introduce self-reflection by implementing a reflective practitioner and action learning framework. Through this combination, students will have the tools to make significant advances to their professional skill set.

General English for the Modern World and Workplace

This General English course will help students make rapid progress in improving their speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in English. As they do so, students will build on their vocabulary and gain important practice in communicating in English, surrounded by a supportive and interactive learning environment.

Throughout the course, students will also be able to improve their conversational English in both academic and corporate contexts. A combination of lessons and practical activities provide a rounded understanding of the language and ensures students will leave the course more confident in their English abilities.

Global Business, Management and Finance

Enhance critical business, management and financial knowledge through the exploration of cutting-edge theory and the application of relevant, powerful and recent case studies.

"We live in Financial Times" was the marketing campaign for one of the most respected business and financial daily newspapers in the world, the Financial Times. This provides a warning that we all need to be financially aware to be successful in the modern era, and this unique programme from Oxford Summer School provides a foundation for enhancing key business and finance knowledge. The course also prepares students for careers in business or entrepreneurship.

International Medical Research and Practice

Modern medical practice doesn't exist in isolation; it's kept up-to-date and moving forward by the important work of medical scientists. Oxford Royale offers students from around the world the unique opportunity to explore the realms of medical science whilst working in the labs and classrooms of one of the world's leading research institutions - the University of Oxford. Students will be taught about the anatomy and pathophysiology of disease within the body's cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems through lab-based dissections and case-based teaching.


International Law in the 21st Century

The course will focus on recent developments in the field of international law, and guide students through the central debates within the discipline. It begins with the philosophy of law, seeking to help students understand the origin of laws, and enter a legal mindset.. It then covers the main theories of international law, drawing from realism to liberal institutionalism and constructivism.

iOS App Programming and Web Development


How many times have you found yourself saying "There's an app for that"? Apps - and iOS apps have become so vital to our daily lives that it's difficult to imagine life without them. This makes them the most exciting areas in which to grow your knowledge and skills – and this course is the ideal way to get started. The iOS App Programming and Web Development course is a fascinating and highly relevant programme designed for gap year students, undergraduates, and others who wish to learn how to construct cutting-edge smartphone apps and websites.

Psychological and Behavioural Science

What makes you, 'you'? What governs the way you behave, and the way other people behave towards you? The answers aren't always as clear cut as you might think, and our Psychological and Behavioural Science course for 19+ year-old students will shed light on the complex workings of the human mind.

This course will introduce you to a range of theories and disciplines within Psychology - including Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Personality Types - and how they attempt to explain human behaviour. What you learn will help you to better understand the world around you, enabling you to interpret the behaviour of others – as well as getting your head around what motivates you.

Politics and International Relations: a Global Perspective

This course combines politics and international relations with the study of successful leadership. Through debate, written assignments and lectures, students will learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics.

Public Speaking for the Modern World and Workplace

During this course, students will become adept at planning speeches and use them to deliver compelling arguments. Students will analyse techniques used in famous speeches throughout history, including right up to the present day.

Course description

This course provides a supportive and welcoming environment in which to develop confidence, structure and eloquence when speaking in public. Individuals will become skilled at researching, delivering and defending a speech in front of a range of audience types. Throughout the course, practical development sessions will ensure that students have ample opportunity to test and refine their skills as they go, providing an effective and comprehensive skill set by the end of the programme.

Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving is an exciting interactive two-week course which provides the perfect framework for students to realise their personal goals and ambitions. Throughout the course, students will focus on microcycle Design Thinking by applying real-life challenges to the theory. Students will work through their challenges systematically and provide explanations at each of the following stages: understand the task; observe; define point of view; ideate; prototype; test; and reflect.


International Medical Research and Practice (Level 2: Practitioner)

International Medical Research and Practice (Level 2: Practitioner) is a two-week course designed for Junior Doctors. The course will cover cutting-edge material and explore exciting topics which may not have been studied in-depth before - such as current advances in medicine and biotechnology. With this knowledge in mind, you will gain confidence surrounding the thought processes that doctors go through to make diagnoses, to decide on a treatment plan, and to engage with the patient and their family. Interpersonal skills are important, and must be integrated with critical thinking and detailed medical knowledge to be an excellent doctor.


Awards & Accreditations

We are delighted to have received several of the most prestigious awards in the education sector and recognition by numerous accreditation bodies as a result of our exemplary standards of education, service and safety

British Youth Travel Awards
British Youth Travel Awards
RoSPA AWARDS 2019 & 2018
RoSPA AWARDS 2019 & 2018
British Accreditation Council Accredited
British Accreditation Council Accredited
The Institute of Export
The Institute of Export
British Educational Travel Association
British Educational Travel Association
Association of Language Travel Organisations
Association of Language Travel Organisations
British Safety Council
British Safety Council
City & Guilds Accredited
City & Guilds Accredited
Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2019
Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2019
Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Edinburgh
 British Council Accredited
British Council Accredited
Education Investor Awards 2016: Finalist
Education Investor Awards 2016: Finalist
British Youth Travel Awards - Finalist 2017
British Youth Travel Awards - Finalist 2017


Tips: Morning subjects take place in small study groups; afternoon workshops are comprised typically of larger groups suitable for interactive activities.

Date Morning Afternoon Evening
9:00-10:30 11:00-12:30 13:45-15:30 16:00-18:00 19:30-22:30
Sunday Arrivals Day Check in Welcome Refreshments/Talk/Icebreakers
Monday Morning Lecture Tour of Oxford Registration Introduction Talk
Tuesday Seminar Oxford Punting Essential university academic skills
Wednesday Seminar Essential university academic skills Essential university academic skills
Thursday Filed Trip Academic Skills
Friday Morning Lecture Group Tutorial Dinner/ Leisure Time
Saturday Leisure Time

Students time to themselves to spend as they choose

Event Dinner
Sunday Leisure Time

Students time to themselves to spend as they choose

Monday Morning Lecture Seminar / Academic Skills Dinner / Academic Skills
Tuesday Field Trip

Visit places of cultural and historical interest in the UK


Dinner / Academic Skills
Wednesday Morning Lecture Lecture from Guest Speakers Academic Skills
Thursday Seminar
Friday Group Tutorial Graduation Dinner / Party
Satursday Departures

*Schedule may vary according to the organizer.

Teaching Faculty

Oxford Summer School's tutors are of the highest calibre, many of whom have studied at top UK universities including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Our teachers have a keen interest in helping students develop fresh perspectives and realise their academic potential.

Name University Subjects
Hossein Oxford Accounting, Business Management
Kamil Oxford Public Relations and Marketing, Management, Business Communication
Paul Oxford Economics, Finance
Claire Oxford Fine Art, Photomedia, English
Eleanor Oxford English Language and Literature
Kathryn Oxford Theology, English Language and Literature
Arnold Oxford Law, Global Governance and Diplomacy
Louisa Oxford Politics, History
Anna Oxford Law
Jacqueline Oxford Law
Fredah Banda Oxford Computer Science

Name University Subjects
Ryan Oxford Politics Science
Anette Stimmer Oxford Politics Science
Andrew Oxford Geography
James Marsden Oxford Politics Science
Cephas Oxford Engineering Science
Charlotte Oxford Earth Sciences
Tulay Oxford Engineering Science
Vivian Oxford Medicine, Physiological Sciences
Duane Oxford Ocean Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Favour Oxford Computer Science
Fredah Oxford Computer Science


Student Report-A

Student Report-B

Certification of Completion

The Attainment Award

The Effort Award


*Please note that these are example enrichment activities, which may change from year to year and vary according to age group

Enrichment Activities

Excursions and Events

Live in Historic Oxford Colleges

Students will be accommodated in one of the following colleges during the program

University College (Oxford)

Founded in 1249, University College is among Oxford’s most historic Colleges and has claimed to be its oldest – other candidates include Queen’s, Merton, and Balliol. Its original buildings were on the site of what is now Brasenose College, but in 1332 the College moved to its iconic High Street location.

Merton College (Oxford)

Originally catering for just twenty fellows, Merton dates its foundation back to 1264 and is therefore a strong contender for the oldest College in the University. The College’s Mob Quad and Library are respectively the oldest quadrangle and library in the University, built in three stages from 1288-1378, and the porter’s lodge still boasts a crenellated battlement dating back to the reign of Henry V.

*Most of the participants will be accommodated in their own individual or twin bedrooms.



Project Time

  • Round 1: 5th Jul. - 18th Jul. 2020 (14 Days)
  • Round 2: 19th Jul. - 1st Aug. 2020 (14 Days)
  • Round 3: 2nd Aug. - 15th Aug. 2020 (14 Days)


  • A command of the English language equivalent to IELTS level 6.0 or TOEFL 80 directly recruit.
  • As the program is conducted entirely in English, a recommendation letter from your teacher to prove your English ¬proficiency.

-Priorities for Students who have gained an ASDAN CoPE/AoPE certificate.

-Priorities for Awarded students from ASDAN STEM programs.

Admission Quota:

  • In each class, there are no more than 4 Chinese Students.
  • There are a limited number of places for each course, places are assigned on a first come, first served basis.


It is important to be clear that the Oxford Summer School is not part of or otherwise affiliated to the University of Oxford. The head office is located in St Catherine's College. The University of Oxford does not have an official summer school and any summer programme cannot be converted into Oxford credits.

Registration and Payment Process(2020)

Step 1: Application and Selection (from December 2019 to April 2020)
  • Click the Sign up button to sign up, or send the application form to this email address: summerschool@seedasdan.org
Step 2: Qualification Evaluation (from December 2019 to April 2020)
  • Within five working days after the application is received, ASDAN staff will contact the student who signed up, evaluate the qualification or arrange a telephone interview.
Step 3: Confirmation (January to April 2020)
  • After passing the qualification evaluation, the student will sign the contract, pay and select the relevant courses.
Step 4: Visa (April, May, June 2020)
  • ASDAN China will make an appointment and arrange all other visa formalities.
Step 5: Preparation (July 2020)
  1. ASDAN China will provides online cross-cultural communication training.
  2. Provide instruction and academic materials for students to learn in advance. (Cambridge summer school)
  3. ASDAN China will provides student guidebook which will give student a detailed instruction about logistics preparation and studying abroad.
Step 6: Study Abroad (July, August 2020)
  • According to the agreed collection site, ASDAN China’s group leader will collect students to abroad and return to China.

Contact us

Beijing Office :
Miss Liu 13001017036
Shanghai Office :
Miss Liu 18321917128
Shenzhen Office :
Miss Qin 13632952698
Chengdu Office :
Miss Cheng 18628376953