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Royal Holloway - University of London


The Royal Holloway campus, dominated by the gothic grandeur of the Founder’s Building, is set in 135 acres of parkland and situated 25 miles (40km) from central London. It was founded in 1879 initially as a women-only college. At our Royal Holloway summer school, students get the chance to experience life at one of the UK’s top universities.
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Key Facts


10 – 17 years


15 contact hours per week


Groups & individuals


University campus




1,000 max beds per week


  • Study in the world famous Founder’s building
  • Five full-day excursions
  • Sunset boat disco on The River Thames
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About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (programme can be adjusted to lower English levels)
  • Maximum class size: 20*
  • Five full-day excursions including London, Brighton & Oxford
  • State-of-the-art facilities for sports and social activities
  • Full Group Leader Programme included- Download here

*in exceptional circumstances, this maximum may be exceeded



  • Trinity GESE exam**
  • Employability for the 21st Century syllabus: Available for students aged 14+ with minimum English level B1
  • Academic Skills for Higher Education syllabus: Available for students with minimum English level B1. Minimum of 12 students


**Subject to demand and minimum student numbers required


Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requests must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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2024 Dates


Turn 0

24 June – 01 July 2024


Turn 1

01 July – 15 July 2024


Turn 2

15 July – 29 July 2024


Turn 3

29 July – 12 August 2024

Royal Holloway, University of London


Sports: Sports include badminton, basketball and table tennis. The sports hall is used as part of the activity programme and must be supervised by an Activity Leader. Fully equipped gym for Groups Leaders for a small fee.

Other: A stunning picture gallery and historic chapel are housed within the world-famous Founder’s building. Social spaces are available within the Students Union such as Tommy’s Bar.


  • Modern en-suite rooms
  • Kitchens/social spaces in every block, furnished to a high standard
  • Wi-Fi Internet access in all rooms
  • The accommodation blocks are located very conveniently for access to the canteen
  • Accommodation is typically configured in flats of six to eight bedrooms sharing a kitchen space


Rail: Egham Station (20 mins walk), Direct to Waterloo (40 mins), Direct to Richmond (20 mins)
Bus: Bus stop opposite the entrance, Bus 71 direct to Windsor, Bus 441 direct to Staines

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Royal Holloway

Queen's Building, Egham TW20 0EQ, UK

Central London

Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DR, UK

Egham Train Station

Egham, Egham TW20 9NT, UK


118 Church St, Brighton BN1 1AU, UK


100 Market St, Oxford OX1 3DY, UK

London Heathrow Airport

Condor Way, Longford, Hounslow TW6, UK

London Gatwick

North Terminal, Departures Rd, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, UK

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, UK

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Placement Test and Lesson 1Walk into Egham with orientationWelcome Disco
Day 3Lesson 2Onsite ActivitiesOnsite Activities
Day 4Lesson 3Full day excursion to London with entrance to British MuseumSunset Boat Disco on the River Thames
Day 5Lesson 4Lesson 5Karaoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 6Full day excursion to London with visit to Kensington MuseumsVisit to Hyde Park and shopping on Oxford StreetOnsite Activities
Day 7Full day excursion to Oxford by coachWalking tour of the city centre and entrance to an Oxford CollegeDisco
Day 8Lesson 6Lesson 7International Evening
Day 9Full day excursion to London with Politics and Royalty walking tourEntrance to National Gallery and shopping in central LondonBritish Quiz Night
Day 10Onsite ActivitiesLesson 8Onsite Activities
Day 11Onsite ActivitiesLesson 9Talent and Fashion Show
Day 12Visit Egham OR Virginia Water OR Magna Carta RunnymedeLesson 10Onsite Activities
Day 13Full day excursion to Brighton by coachWalking tour and entrance to Brighton i360Farewell Party
Day 14Optional ExcursionOptional ExcursionOnsite Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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