Experience the magic of ORA before you arrive through our course and location videos, and find the perfect course for you.
Join students from over 135 nations at Oxford Royale Academy and enjoy a truly international learning experience this summer.
Hear why thousands of students join us each year on our summer schools in Oxford and other prestigious locations.
Small class sizes and high-calibre teachers are at the heart of life at the International Study Centre.
Our student blogs provide a daily insight into student life at the ISC, with photos and updates from all events.
Explore our beautiful Yarnton Manor campus virtually, taking a tour of the stunning buildings and grounds.
Thinking of studying with us? Hear what some of our previous students thought about their time at the ISC.
Here are just a few reasons why ORA is the best choice for a world-class summer experience.
At the heart of all ORA courses is our faculty of expert academics and teachers - learn more about them here.
We are delighted to have received several prestigious awards and accreditations.
ORA is delighted to stay as a guest at Merton College of the University of Oxford over the summer months.
Originally catering for just twenty fellows, Merton dates its foundation back to 1264 and is therefore a strong contender for the oldest College in the University (Balliol and St Edmund Hall have made the same claim over the years). The College’s Mob Quad and Library are respectively the oldest quadrangle and library in the University, built in three stages from 1288-1378, and the porter’s lodge still boasts a crenellated battlement dating back to the reign of Henry V.
Merton has a desirable city-centre location just off the High Street, although stepping into its peaceful gardens can make the hustle and bustle of everyday Oxford seem a million miles away. Oxford Royale Summer Schools students staying at Merton College are guaranteed easy access to Oxford’s many attractions and amenities, with key historical sites on their doorstep. The college has a reputation for academic excellence, and this is certainly reflected in the four Nobel prize winners it counts among its alumni: chemist Frederick Soddy (1921), modernist literary icon T.S. Eliot (1948), zoologist Nikolaas Tinbergen (1973) and physicist Sir Anthony Leggett (2003).
Students will be accommodated in standard undergraduate bedrooms. Not all rooms are en suite, although we will endeavour to cater to individual needs where possible.
|College Founded in:||1264|
|Bathroom Type:||En-Suite & Shared (single gender)|
|Student age group:||19-25|
In the college, students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford. Residential pastoral staff will be on hand to address student queries and assist them at any time of the day or night.
It is important to note that Oxford Royale Summer Schools is not a part of, or otherwise affiliated to, Merton College or the University of Oxford. Find out more about ORA and the University of Oxford.
Study in confidence with ORA's accredited, award-winning educational courses
Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.