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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)
  • Young learners’ syllabus available for students aged 10-11
  • Maximum class size: 18
  • 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



  • Trinity GESE exam*
  • World of Work (ASL) syllabus: Available for students aged 14+ with minimum English level B1


*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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2023 Dates


Turn 1

19 June – 03 July


Turn 2

03 July – 17 July


Turn 3

17 July – 31 July


Turn 4

31 July – 14 August

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

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

Location guide

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Placement Test and Lesson 1Walk into Egham with orientation and Instagram ChallengeOn-site Activities
Day 3Lesson 2On-site ActivitiesOn-site Activities
Day 4Full day excursion to OxfordWalking tour of the city centre and entrance to an Oxford CollegeWelcome Disco
Day 5Lesson 3Full day excursion to London with entrance to British MuseumPortsmouth: HMS Victory and walking tourSunset Boat Disco on the River Thames
Day 6On-site ActivitiesLesson 4On-site Activities
Day 7Lesson 5Lesson 6Themed Disco
Day 8Full day excursion to London with visit to Kensington MuseumsVisit to Hyde Park and shopping on Oxford StreetInternational Evening
Day 9Lesson 7Lesson 8On-site Activities
Day 10Full day excursion to Brighton with entrance to Sea Life centreOR Full day excursion to Portsmouth with entrance to HMS VictoryKaraoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 11Full day excursion to London with Politics and Royalty walking tourEntrance to National Gallery and shopping in central LondonOn-site Activities
Day 12On-site ActivitiesLesson 9Talent Show
Day 13Walk to Virginia Water for nature trailLesson 10Farewell Disco
Day 14Optional ExcursionOptional ExcursionOn-site Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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