The Oxbridge Pathways programme is a two-week summer school, designed to prepare students for an undergraduate application to either Oxford or Cambridge. The programme has been jointly developed by Oxbridge Applications and Summer Boarding Courses

During the two-week residential programme, students will work with Oxbridge-graduate tutors to advance their ability to communicate confidently in their chosen subject. The course enables students to hone the skills that Oxbridge admissions tutors look for in strong applicants, so that they may best present themselves in their written application and at interview.

The course content we provide for the Oxbridge Pathways Programme is informed by the Oxbridge admissions research we conduct yearly, as well as the knowledge and experiences of our Oxbridge-graduate tutors and consultants.

Book your place

Online bookings for the Oxbridge Pathways course is now open. If you would like more information or would like to discuss a booking, please contact one of our consultants on +44 (0)207 499 2394 or by email:

Dates: Monday 3rd July – Monday 17th July 2017
Arrival: Monday 3rd July
Departure: Monday 17th July
Accommodation: Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Price: £5000

To book your place, please call us directly on +44 (0)207 499 2394

What’s on the oxbridge pathways programme?

 Interview and application preparation

Students will experience preparation for the Oxford and Cambridge written applications and spoken interviews 

 Meet Oxbridge-graduate tutors

All academic content is developed and taught by Oxbridge graduates, all of whom are qualified to British Council standards

 Oxbridge-style tutorials

Inspiring tutorials focusing on difficult interview questions, as well as how to approach unseen interview material and admissions tests 

Experience Oxbridge college life

Students will stay in Wycliffe Hall, whilst classes will take place at another Oxford college, enabling students to experience living and studying in two Oxbridge colleges

Expert course development

Course content is developed by us, using research from our global consultancy and admissions expertise

Admissions test support

Preparation for your Oxbridge admissions test with our test experts, including access to mock papers

Set yourself apart

Oxbridge Pathways is a unique opportunity for you to set yourself apart from other candidates applying to Oxford and Cambridge



Wycliffe Hall

54 Banbury Rd



Public transport


Wycliffe Hall is closest to Oxford rail station. From London, the quickest route is to take the Great Western Railway from London Paddington or London Marylebone to Oxford. The college is a short 10 min taxi journey from the station, but we also provide a shuttle bus to take students from the station to the venue. Alternatively, the 14 and 14A bus services run from Oxford Station to Wycliffe Hall, taking approximately 10 mins.


From central London, the quickest route is the M40 to Oxford.



WHY ATTEND OUR OXBRIDGE Pathways programme?



Academic content will mirror what students can expect when studying at Oxford and Cambridge, taught by Oxbridge-graduate tutors
Students will be taught how to maximise their chances of making successful applications to top UK universities, including support for admissions tests, personal statement writing and interviews
The programme will take place across two prestigious University of Oxford colleges, and students will enjoy breaks from study by visiting renown landmarks and cultural sites in Oxford and London

About Summer Boarding Courses

Summer Boarding Courses is a British Council Accredited provider of premium English Language and Academic Study Holidays.


In 2014 and 2015 Summer Boarding Courses welcomed students from over 100 countries, making us one of the most diverse summer educators in the UK.

Academic courses

Each course has been specifically designed by academic experts to develop students’ abilities in their chosen field, from General English through to Business and International Relations.


Accredited by the British Council, we excel in the care of young learners.


Every year, 55% of Summer Boarding Courses students have either been on one of their courses before or come to them through recommendations from their friends and families.


All lessons, activities, and excursions take place in English, and are led by native English level staff.


All students are accommodated in the Summer Schools or Summer Colleges, supervised at all times by their professionally qualified and trained staff.