The OXCAMP residential summer school is an important part of the OXCAMP mentorship scheme. It is a collaborative effort between OXCAMP and some colleges in Cambridge and Oxford aimed at providing opportunity for our talented students to live and study in such a unique environment. It is a four week intensive programme which aims to inspire and motivate the students to work hard and be competitive for admission and scholarships to Cambridge, Oxford and other top universities where they would be able to develop their talents and become leaders in their chosen fields. The summer school is also designed to help participating students to develop their skills, get to know each other and build networks that would useful for their future. During the four week period, students will be taught by our highly accomplished teachers in various subjects such as medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, philosophy, international politics, law, psychology, forensics and creative writing.  There will also be talks by invited guests and leading academics, as well as visits to departments, libraries and historical sites and towns in the UK.   

Programme Details

***Interact with leading scholars and students ***Guest speakers from various departments ***Live and dine in university facility alongside current students ***Orientation on Cambridge assessment course ***Talk on Cambridge application process ***Network with Cambridge undergraduates ***Build lifetime friendships ***Tours of Oxford and London

Who Qualifies?

The OXCAMP summer school is open to high school students between ages 15-17 years and of African origin. Applicants may be invited for face-to-face or telephone interview. 


Students will be resident in college accommodation during the entire period of the summer school. These are spacious rooms in secured facility in college, with shared bathrooms and kitchen. There will be adult supervisors on each block to take of the students and ensure that they observe college and programme rules. The students will have access to the college dining facilities with breakfast and supper served. They will also have access to common rooms and the laundry facilities in college. Internet access would be restricted to the common room and on dedicated laptops.

Photos from Previous Camps