Why Us?

The Oxford Institute offers exclusive Oxford experience through its summer school program. There are a number of factors that make us distinct:

Our strength lies in the holistic and personalised nature of the programme. Every day is balanced to include academic, extracurricular (debates, sports, arts, music), and social (sightseeing, entertainment, cultural evenings) activities. 

Students are also facilitated in using their daily unstructured time to explore and pursue activities that align with their interests. The programme is very intimate - limited to 50-80 students per batch - and therefore highly personalised. 

All courses are taught in tutorials - the unique Oxford teaching method of intensive daily sessions between 1-3 students per tutor. The subject and pace of tutorials are shaped by the interests and needs of the student. There are no fixed lesson plans and no topic is out of bounds. 

Each student is also assigned (in groups of 8-10) to a residential mentor, to help them transition to independent living and learning. Residential mentors also provide counselling on university admissions and other academic and career goals. 

Overall, we create the most supportive environment for students to explore and enhance their academic abilities and creative talents and freely pursue their passions.

Furthermore: 

Our founders are themselves Oxford graduates who have gone on to successful careers both in academia and in the industry.

Our students stay at the Oxford University campus and use all facilities that are normally exclusively available to Oxford University students including accommodation, dining halls, lecture rooms, sports and recreational facilities, parks and gardens etc. They are taught by the tutors, lecturers, professors and research affiliates associated with the University of Oxford.

Our courses are designed by the academics at Oxford University and we follow the same tutorial method of teaching that has made Oxford one of the best universities in the World.

Our programme emphasizes the development of soft skills such as networking, team working and leadership through a number of practical projects and activities such as debating at the world-renowned Oxford Union.

Our counsellors give expert advice to students on applying to Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Yale and other top universities for their undergraduate or postgraduate studies and what career paths would suit their intellectual abilities.

We encourage active participation in class discussions so that every student gets to make an individual contribution.

We train our students to develop their critical thinking skills and question established theories and concepts.

We empower our students by having them lead in individual and team assignments and presentations and instill confidence through debates and public speaking.

*We are a Not-for-Profit organisation and are accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as a short course provider in the UK.*