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A warm welcome to the Oxbridge International Summer School!

OISS was founded seven years ago, to enable students – from around the world – to experience life at a top univeristy.  

People often ask what makes us different from the many other summer schools in Oxford and around the world.

Our answer is our core founding values, which are that the summer school should be personal, challenging and do more good than simply for our students:


We have a small intake of students (around 50 per session) meaning the team (myself, Sijana, Henna, Rosemary and the rest of the team) get to know our students (and their parents) really well. This means we have a fantastic community of past and present students, and we can accommodate everyone’s areas of interest.


We aim to be the most academically formative summer school in Oxford. We use Oxford and Cambridge educated tutors to give our students a taste of the rigorous academic programmes at top universities, and aim to supplement these with inspiring workshops that provide students with useful skills, and make OISS stand out as a beacon of academic excellence.

Doing good

We not only aim to be the best for our students, but to do good for the wider world too. This is why the Oxbridge International Summer School is a social enterprise. All of the profit we make goes to good causes, helping us to recruit engaged tutors and staff with a passion for education. We also run a bursary programme through organisations with which we having existing links.

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Meet Our Team

Zoe Tyndall (Director) Oxbridge International Summer School
Zoe Tyndall
Sijana Mamos
Head of Academic Affairs
Henna Shah
Student and Parent Liaison
Rosemary Graves
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Meet Our Academic Tutors

All our tutors are Oxford or Cambridge educated and have experience of the tutorial system. See below for information about some of our past tutors, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Why Choose OISS?

Get a True Oxbridge-Inspired Experience

Study one of our fascinating and challenging courses, designed by us to reflect the famous Oxford and Cambridge ‘tutorial system’. With our combination of 1-to-1 and small group tutorials, our courses are tailored to your needs, helping you develop your personal passions and analytical skills.

Stay in university accommodation (single, en-suite rooms) where real Oxford students live during the year.

Unlike other summer schools, all of our tutors are Oxford and Cambridge graduates and top graduates, with many conducting research at the cutting edge of their field. This means they are perfectly placed to make your experience of Oxford life as realistic and academically exciting as possible.

A Global Network

Every year we are joined by students from across the globe, reflecting the truly international experience of studying at a top university and encouraging our students to debate key issues with those from a range of perspectives.

Not only is our academic experience a global one, but our social experience is too. As you explore the historic city of Oxford and participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, you’ll get to know everyone at the Summer School, and make friends for life.

Our global focus prepares our alumni for the next stage in their education - with the range of destinations reflecting the diversity of our student body. Our students have gone on to study at internationally respected institutions such as Stanford, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Cambridge, St. Andrew’s and Bristol.

Taste of the Undergraduate Life

Our unique programme combines 1-to-1 and small group tutorials, interactive workshops and inspiring activities and trips, giving you a taster of life as an Oxbridge undergraduate.

Attend daily classes and experience challenging and stimulating one-to-one tutorials inspired by the method of teaching at Oxford and Cambridge, delivered by tutors who have experienced Oxbridge firsthand.

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to make brilliant future university applications, such as debating, lateral thinking and creative writing at our workshops and seminars.

Meet students from around the world, make life-long friends!

Take the next step towards higher education

Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime! Remember to take a look at our amazing courses, activities and much, much more!