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ORA and the University of Oxford

Oxford Royale Academy's programmes are independently run and are not endorsed by the University of Oxford.

Additional Information

  • Oxford Royale Academy is accredited by the British Council (for the teaching of English) and by the British Accreditation Council.
  • Oxford Programs Limited, which operates Oxford Royale Academy, contracts with the University of Oxford for the use of their facilities, which means that students use the University lecture halls, dorms, dining halls, seminar rooms, sports facilities, common rooms, gardens and IT facilities.
  • ORA staff, many of whom are currently tutoring and/or studying at the University of Oxford, number almost 300 during the summer.
  • Our guest speakers often hold a lecturing or tutoring position at the University of Oxford.
  • Our counsellors (who support students during their free time) will often be studying for their undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford.
  • Many of our students will make a formal application to the University of Oxford after taking their programme with ORA.
  • ORA was founded and is run by alumni of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London.
  • If students wish to apply for an undergraduate or graduate degree course at any UK university, they will be able to ask one of our staff members to talk through the various options with them and to advise on the application procedure. Our staff will also be able to take students to the University of Oxford Admissions Office to collect the University’s brochures and application materials. Other universities may also be visited, depending on the student’s course selection.
  • Our head office is located in St Catherine’s College. This is just for logistical reasons, for the administration, staff recruitment and general supply of summer programmes and does not mean that Oxford Programs Limited and ORA are part of or otherwise affiliated with or operate under the aegis of the University of Oxford.
  • For the University of Oxford website, please go to For the Oxford Brookes University website please go to