The best preparation for the IB Diploma Programme

Since 1993, many thousands of students have chosen to spend their summer in the inspiring grounds of St Antony's College, Oxford. Our students benefit from an academic programme that brings them up to the level required for the IBDP and that improves their chances of fulfilling their potential. The programme also offers a range of exciting social and cultural experiences. Participants leave feeling fully prepared for the year ahead, with a long list of new friends, and fun memories of a summer well spent. 

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Everything was excellent! It was a great time, I've got new experiences, new friends and new knowledge.

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It was great making new friends, learning about their culture, and feeling ready for the IB at the end.

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97% of OSC students feel more prepared to start their IB Diploma


Experience life as an Oxford University Student


Study with students from over 50 countries





The programme at a glance

Our Pre IBDP Summer School is designed by experienced IB academics who take great care in creating a programme that will prepare students for the challenges of the IB Diploma Programme. Every year, we improve the experience by adjusting the programme to reflect wider developments in the IBDP and educational best practice. Students can be assured that the preparation they receive with OSC is of the highest quality. 



24th June - 4th August 2018


St Antony's College, Oxford


£1650 per week (Residential)

  • 12 hours teaching in each of two subjects from highly experienced IB teachers
  • Private single bedroom including study space on campus
  • 24 hour pastoral care
  • Full social programme
  • Breakfast every day, lunch 6 days a week, dinner on registration day
  • Optional daily excursions at the weekend


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Parents' Welcome Event

We would like to invite all parents to our Welcome Session over traditional Afternoon Tea. The session will be a chance for you to learn more about the OSC ethos, how your child will benefit from an OSC experience, and how we will support them through this process. The session will begin at 16:00 on Sunday registration and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Parents, siblings and guardians are also welcome to join us for the evening meal from 19:00 – 20:00; there will be an additional charge of £20.00 per person. 

You can add this to the application after the place on the course has been confirmed.