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Oxford Summer School

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Academic Excellence

Engage with leading faculty members and fellow aspiring biologists who will challenge your intellect, expand your knowledge, and inspire your scientific curiosity.

Meet Oxbridge Tutors

Learn from renowned scientists who are at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries, and gain insight into the innovative methodologies and technologies that drive progress.

Hands-on Laboratory Experience

Conduct experiments, analyse data, and develop your scientific skills under the guidance of experienced researchers, providing you with a solid foundation for your future scientific endeavors.

Field Excursions

Study the intricate relationships between organisms, observe wildlife in their natural habitats, and gain a deeper understanding of the intricate web of life.

Key Topics

Biology Summer School Oxford

Introduction to Biological Principles
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin the study of biology. Explore topics such as cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, and ecology.
Cutting-edge Research and Discoveries
Learn about the latest advancements and breakthroughs in the field of biology. Discover how scientists are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and uncovering new insights into the complexities of life.
Hands-on Laboratory Experience
Participate in hands-on lab sessions to hone critical scientific abilities. Develop your skills in microscopy, DNA analysis, and data interpretation so that you can examine biological samples and carry out experiments.
Ecology and Environmental Science
Explore the intricate relationships between organisms and their environment. Study concepts such as biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics, and conservation biology, gaining an understanding of the delicate balance of life on Earth.
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Dive into the fascinating world of genetics and molecular biology. Explore the structure and function of DNA, genetic inheritance, gene expression, and the role of molecular biology in understanding diseases.
Networking Opportunities
Connect with scientists, industry professionals, and like-minded peers from around the world. Engage in networking events, scientific discussions, and interactive sessions, fostering meaningful connections that may lead to future collaborations and career opportunities.
Visit Central London and see Historic Landmarks
You will also visit London and see some of the historical wonders that this lovely city has to offer. The day will allow you to unwind and socialise with your classmates while also reflecting on your Oxford Summer School experience.

Our students love our Oxford Biology Summer School

Our students love our Oxford Biology Summer School

On average, 98% of our Summer School students would recommend our course to their friend - This is well above the industry average

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Live like an Oxford Biology Student on the Summer School

Work like an Oxford Biology StudentGain access to the wealth of resources Oxford University has to offer. Make use of research centres, libraries, and internet databases to perform literature studies and improve your comprehension of biological topics.
Reside like an Oxford StudentAll students will be allocated a college based on their date and subject. You can stay with a friend/sibling if you let us know in advance. All accommodation is single sex and wi-fi is available in all rooms.
Dine like an Oxford StudentYour child will have a traditional meal known as Formal Hall - Your child will dress up, dine by candlelight in the wonderful surroundings of Oxford's dining hall.
Certificate of CompletionGet a renowned Certificate of Completion upon programme completion, acknowledging your commitment, progress as a thinker, and accomplishments throughout the Biology Summer School.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the vibrant city that serves as the backdrop for our summer school. Experience the unique blend of history and modernity while engaging with the local community and discovering the architectural wonders it has to offer.

Research Opportunities

You will be able to work on research projects with knowledgeable mentors in our Oxford Biology Summer School. This resemble the experience of an Oxford biology student by entailing autonomous investigation, data analysis, and presentation of conclusions.

The Summer school was an amazing experience. I made so many friends and got to experience what it's like to study at Oxford! What I loved the most was how friendly everyone was and all the different activities I got to do! Would 100% recommend

Shuchi Chak Li

Hong Kong


What our programme includes

What you can expect from your Oxford Biology Summer School programme:
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Certificates Provided
Designed by Oxford academics
Open to ages 13-15, 16-17, 18-24
International and UK students
One-to-one personalised tutoring.


13 nights accommodation
Single-sex rooms
Breakfast & dinner provided
Individual bedrooms
Watch the recorded tutorials online.


40+ hours of academic teaching
Access to support materials post-course
Post-course evaluation from tutors
Designed on Oxford syllabus
One-to-one personalised tutoring.


Trip to London
Activities e.g. Punting, Croquet
Formal Dinners
Explore Oxford

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    Mona Offers from Oxford

    A bit about you

    My interest in studying biology has always been sparked by Oxford University’s renowned reputation and top-notch biology programmes. My objectives fully complement the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

    What was your favourite part about the biology summer school?

    My best part of the Biology Summer School was having exclusive access to the top-secret underground laboratory. I felt like I had wandered into a science fiction movie set! We got the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge scientific projects and watch groundbreaking experiments that pushed the boundaries of our understanding of biology.

    How did it help with your Oxbridge biology application?

    The summer school’s extensive curriculum included a wide range of biological sciences and offered in-depth instruction. I was able to do really well in my interviews and demonstrate that I understood the biological concepts.

    Anonymous reviewer.
    Elio offers from Oxford

    A bit about you

    Oxford has produced some of the most creative minds due to its rich biological legacy and culture. Being able to learn from renowned experts and be a part of an environment that values originality and critical thinking excites me.

    What was your favourite part about the biology summer school?

    The camaraderie among the attendees made the event much more enjoyable. We formed study groups and collaborated on research subjects, fostering a welcoming and helpful environment. The late-night discussions and debates were inspiring and fascinating from an intellectual standpoint.

    How did it help with your Oxbridge biology application?

    Participating in the Oxford Biology Summer School added legitimacy to my Oxbridge application. I thought it was fair to emphasise my participation in Oxbridge Mind’s summer programme as proof of my commitment to a biological career and my willingness to go above and beyond in my academic pursuits, given the school’s well-established reputation for academic prowess in biology.

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    2024 Summer School

    • 2 Week Biology Summer School
    • 13 Nights Accommodation
    • Certificates Provided
    • 1-1 Tutorials
    • Academic Workshops

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You might have some questions before booking your first lesson. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for in the FAQs, feel free to contact us!

    → What are the dates for the Biology Summer School in Oxford?
    We have various available dates through the summer holidays and are taking bookings for 2024 now. The Oxford Summer School will commence on Monday and finish on Friday, with students being able to take advantage of 6 nights of accommodation nearby from the Sunday evening. Contact us to find out more!
    → Who is eligible to enrol in the summer school Biology programme?
    We offer a summer school for different age ranges. Want a year 12 Biology summer school? Check out our 16-18 Oxford Summer School, tailored for students who are about to apply in the current year or will be applying the year after. If you are looking for a summer school for 14-16 year olds, please contact our advisors and we'll be happy to help.
    → How do I apply for the Biology Summer School?
    You can book directly through our website and pay online. Alternatively, you can speak directly to one of our advisors who will give you more information and you can book with them to secure your place!
    → Are there any hands-on or practical sessions included in the curriculum?
    Yes, the Oxford Biology Summer School may include hands-on or practical sessions as part of the curriculum. You will be engage in case studies or problem-solving activities that require you to apply your biological knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios. These practical exercises can enhance your critical thinking abilities and provide a deeper understanding of biological concepts.
    → Will I receive a certificate or academic credit upon completion of the programme?
    Upon completion of the summer school, all students will receive a certificate of attendance that they can use as part of their medical school application.
    → Is there an opportunity to interact with current Biology students or professionals during the programme?
    Absolutely! We've designed the summer school so that it allows you the opportunity to interact with a variety of professionals where you can ask questions about anything! You will also spend some time at the University of Oxford with current biology students and gain an understanding of what it's like to study Biology at Oxford.
    How will this programme benefit my future Biology studies or career?
    You will find that our Oxford summer school for biology will be beneficial at every step of your application journey! Your experiences will compound your desire to study biology, which van be shared in your personal statement. You will reflect on your experience during your interview and you will use the knowledge gained as soon as you start school!
    → Are international students eligible to apply? If so, are there any additional requirements?
    Absolutely! We can arrange airport transfers and accommodation if you are joining us from abroad. You will need to double-check with your government body as to whether you will require a visa to travel. If you are unsure or would like support in organising this, please contact our advisors and we would be happy to help!
    → What is the policy for refunds or cancellations if I can't attend after registering?
    When you register for our Biology summer school, you will be asked to pay a £500 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. We do understand that circumstances may arise which could mean you are unable to attend your chosen date. If this is the case, please contact our advisors who will be able to advise you as to whether you are able to amend your date. Please note however, due to the high demand in places, this may not be possible.

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