Application deadline: April 15TH
Oxbridge Summer Scholars is committed to bringing world-class education from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to students around the world. The Humanities, Social Impact & Business Leadership stream combines the study of disciplines such as human, social and political sciences, with a commitment to making a positive difference in the world.
Humanities, Social Impact & Business Leadership combines human, political and social sciences with a commitment to making a positive impact in the world. It provides opportunities for students to discuss and create innovative and sustainable solutions to complex social and environmental problems, while also building profitable and successful businesses.
HSIBL will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the important principles behind the intersection of humanities and social impact, and the skills and knowledge required for effective leadership in these fields. Students will also learn how to create, grow, and sustain social impact ventures that address important social and environmental challenges, and how to make a tangible difference in the world through the meaningful application of the humanities and management.
In this stream, you will:
Develop Business Skills: Management of ventures that create positive social impact requires a strong set of business skills, including strategic thinking, marketing, finance, and operations. By studying HSIL, students will gain a solid foundation in these skills, which can be applied to any industry.
Create Positive Change: By studying leadership in fields that are focused on creating positive change in the world, students can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make a meaningful impact in society.
Foster Innovation: Social impact requires individuals to think creatively and find new solutions to problems. By studying leadership in the humanities field, students will understand how to foster innovation and create new opportunities for growth and change.
Promote Social Responsibility: By engaging with diverse courses and seminar topics, students can learn the ways the study of humanities and social sciences promotes social responsibility and ethical decision-making, and apply these strategies to their future careers.
The program is a full residential experience, and we offer accommodation in Oxbridge residential colleges. For 2023, the following colleges will host admitted Oxbridge Summer Scholars students:
University of Cambridge: Magdalene College
University of Oxford: Trinity College
In August 2023, program is only taking place at the University of Cambridge. You can only attend ONE stream in August 2023. If you would like to experience another stream or campus, please apply again for December 2023 program at the University of Oxford.
The HSIL stream targets students interested in the applications of humanities, social and political sciences, and business management to leadership and meaningful social impact.
HSIL will be best suited for students interested in the following undergraduate courses at the University of Cambridge: Classics, Economics, English, HSPS, History, Geography, Law, Land Economy, Linguistics, Management Studies (Part II), Medieval and Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.
HSIL also covers some ideas from the following courses: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Natural Sciences, and Theology & Religion.
Room types and facilities will be dependent on your allocated residential college, but students can be expected to have their own single room. If you require any special personal accommodations, please reach out to us at [email protected] after you have paid the full program fee. Laundry facilities and internet access are available but may require extra payment. Campus staff will be available 24 hours a day.
Move-in day for our August 2023 program is August 7th. Please arrange to arrive at your designated residential college between 10am-12pm on the day to allow ample time to move in.
If you live close to the University of Cambridge, you are welcome to drive a private vehicle or use local public transport. Otherwise, shuttles and buses will be available at Heathrow Airport (London) to transport students to the University of Cambridge. More details will be sent to admitted students closer to the program start date.
Move-out day for our August 2023 program is August 18th. Buses will be available to take students to Heathrow Airport (London). Students who live close to Cambridge can take a private vehicle or use local public transport.
Age - be at least 16 years old by August 7th, 2023.
English Language Requirement - having a strong understanding of the English language is important for success at Oxbridge Summer Scholars. That’s why we want to make sure you can demonstrate English proficiency before you attend one of our programs. You can demonstrate proficiency by meeting any of the following criteria:
Attend a high school where English is the official language of instruction
Score 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Score 80 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination - Internet-based test (iBT) or iBT Home Edition
Score 115 or higher on the Duolingo English Test (DET)
Score B/6 or higher in (i)GCSE English Language or English Literature
Score B or higher in A-Level English Language or English Literature
Score 6 or 7 on the IB Standard Level examination in English (Language A only)
Score 5, 6, or 7 on the IB Higher Level examination in English (Language A only)
Score 4 or 5 on the AP examination in English Language and Composition, or English Literature and Composition
All students should submit the following materials for review:
Academic transcript from your latest high school
One 250-400 word essay response
Contact details for a parent or guardian
Optional 60-90 second video introduction
English fluency test scores (if applicable)
Financial aid documents (if applicable)
August 2023 application dates:
Priority application: 11:59 pm GMT, April 15th, 2023
Regular application: 11:59 pm GMT, May 31st, 2023
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You will receive an email notification when your admissions decision is available.
Tuition covers tuition, housing, and meals, but travel between your home and Oxford or Cambridge is not covered. The program fee includes:
All lectures, seminars, and other academic activities
Evening team-based activities
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the college’s dining hall or cafeteria
Certificate of Completion
Tuition can be paid by Debit or Credit Card payment, or international Internet Banking via Flywire for foreign currencies (currencies other than the British Pound).
There is a £1,000 non-refundable deposit for all programs.
Full payment of the course fee (unless financial aid is applied for and offered) is required at least 90 days before the start of the program.
Oxbridge Summer Scholars offers financial aid for all students with demonstrated financial needs. Families experiencing financial difficulties are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Any documents you submit will be kept confidential.
Oxbridge Summer Scholars is proud to be one of the only summer schools in the United Kingdom that provide need-based financial aid to both domestic and international students.
To apply for financial aid, please email your parent/guardian’s most recent tax return, employment status (payslip or letter from employer), and a one-page Statement of Need (SoN) explaining your financial need and challenging circumstances to [email protected] by our application deadlines.
Students applying for need-based financial aid MUST apply for financial aid at the same time as they apply for a place in the program, as there are no later opportunities after admissions decisions are released to request financial aid.
Application deadline: April 15TH