We want to make applying for this programme as comfortable as possible, please choose one of the two following options to get your application process started:

  1. Apply Online: Fill out an online application form.
  2. Apply Offline: Download, print, and fill out an offline application form. When complete, you can return it to us via email:

An email confirmation will be sent to you once we receive and review your application. When you receive the confirmation email, your spot in the programme is secured. Additional information will be sent to you at a later time.

This programme is designed for high school students between 14-19 years old who are looking at studying a particular subject at university as well as gaining knowledge about the university application process.

CBL International study abroad programmes are addressing students worldwide. The programme welcomes delegates from all over the world, and we have hosted participants from more than 100 nationalities, including North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, India, Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. You will experience a truly international summer.

No previous knowledge on your subject choice is required. It is possible that the contents of the different modules and lectures appear very wide ranging, but the lectures are designed to engage the participant who has no prior knowledge of topics covered. Taking account of the diversity of students’ disciplinary backgrounds, this program is designed to be informative for all attending delegates.

All programmes are held in English, therefore we expect all delegates to have a good level of English which allows them to interact with fellow delegates, as well as faculty members, and CBL International team members. In case you are not a native speaker, our courses offer an excellent opportunity for you to fully immerse yourself in an English-speaking environment.

Besides the stimulating lectures you’ll receive from well qualified teachers and tutors, participants are kept fully engaged with a variety of extra-curricular activities, excursions to famous places and historical landmarks, and guest speakers organised by SIO. It’ll be one of the most memorable summers you’ll ever have, we promise.

Summer In Oxford is a certified programme. On completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate signed by the programme director from WorldStrides|CBL International. As CBL International is a WorldStrides organization, individuals who have submitted assessments will receive a WorldStrides academic transcript detailing the assessments taken and the results. Participating in a 2-week session of SIO provides a delegate with 1 high school credit. College credit may also be available through University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Arrival & Departures

Depending on the type of passport you hold, you may need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom. In general, holders of passports of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and European Union member countries do not need a visa for traveling to the United Kingdom. Learn more about visa requirements on the GOV.UK website.

Oxford is about 60 miles (90 kms) northwest of London and has excellent road and national rail links. Regular coach services connect Oxford with the capital and also with Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.

From London and Birmingham Airports

London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham International airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates a direct frequent service twenty-four hours a day (tel: +44 (0)1865 785400).

London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours (tel: +44 (0)8705 747777).

A number of companies, including Oxicars, CCB Cars, and Findlay’s, offer pre-bookable airport transfers.

By Train

A direct service operates between Oxford and London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes), and between Oxford and Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry. Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the South via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By Coach

Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). The Oxford Express service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 785410). The Oxford Tube service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd’s Bush, and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 772250). For information on coaches to other major cities and airports contact National Express (tel: +44 (0)8705 808080). Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre.

Sunday is the normal day of arrival. Our staff members will welcome you and go over the check-in procedures together with you. The general check-in time is 2:00 PM. In case you arrive later than 6:00 PM, please inform us about your detailed travel arrangements. More information about arrival dates and times will clearly expressed in our “10-days-to-go” email.

Once the majority of delegates have arrived on the programme and checked in to their accommodation, the programme director and members of the SIO team will host some meet and greet activities for delegates to get to know one another.

The Summer In Oxford programme will generally end on a Saturday. All participants are invited to the “Farewell Dinner” where certificates will be awarded on the day before, Friday. Please check-out of the programme and dormitory rooms before 10 AM on the day of departure.


The tuition fee for SIO includes accommodation in a twin room in Oxford college dormitories. This is where university students of these colleges stay during the academic year. Bathroom facilities are shared, and delegates are accommodated based on their age and gender. Internet connection is normally available in all rooms. For those delegates who would like more privacy, the option of a single room with shared bathroom facilities is available. Please note that ensuite single rooms are not available. Please be aware that dormitory rooms come in different size, shape, and style. In the case you are not satisfied with your room, there are no exchanges or refunds.

Delegates are accommodated on a full board basis meaning that all meals are included. Unfortunately, cooking is not allowed inside the dormitory rooms and college kitchens however supermarkets and convenience stores are located in the vicinity to purchase any additional snacks. Laundry facilities are available for use in every college campus. Charges may apply.

CBL International study abroad programmes are addressing students worldwide. The programme welcomes delegates from all over the world, and we have hosted participants from more than 100 nationalities, including North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, India, Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. You will experience a truly international summer.

Payments & Cancellation

All programmes require a non-refundable 300 GBP deposit to reserve your programme of choice. You can either make a full payment when you make the booking, or pay the initial deposit amount after your application is received by us and the remaining balance at a later date.

All remaining balances must be paid at least 3 months prior to the start of a programme. If you are booking a programme within 3 months before the start date, a full payment is required at the initial booking.

*Please note that the 300 GBP deposit is not refundable under any circumstances.

You can choose between the following payment options:

  1. Paypal
  2. Credit Card
  3. Bank Transfer
  4. Payment Plan (conditions apply)

Precise payment instructions will be given you in the invoice statement.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Lectures & seminars including materials & hand-outs
  • Workshops on the university application process and transferable skills
  • Certificate of attendance and achievement
  • Academic transcript (issued by Worldstrides)
  • 1 high school credit
  • Accommodation in a double room in a college of University of Oxford (UK)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the College Dining Hall
  • Internet connection (subject to availability)
  • Three excursions per 2-week session to various British cities
  • Leisure activities
  • Academic evening talks
  • Welcome reception
  • Formal farewell dinner in traditional college dining hall
  • Internet Connection

You can cancel your participation with SIO at anytime, please be aware of the cancellation policy and cancellation terms below:

Cancellation Date Refund Amount
3 months prior to start date 50% of paid tuition excluding the registration fee
2 months prior to start date 25% of paid tuition excluding the registration fee
1 month prior to start date (or after the commencement of the programme) 0% of paid tuition

The 300 GBP registration fee is not refundable.

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