If you are offered a place on the UNIQ Spring or Summer school, you will come to Oxford for five days, stay in a college, attend an academic programme during the day and take part in social activities in the evenings. You’ll get first-hand experience of life at university, meet like-minded people and gain deeper understanding of a subject that interests you.

Academic Programme

During UNIQ you will be taught by Oxford academics, attend lectures and labs, and use departmental facilities – just like a real undergraduate! In addition to lectures you might be asked to prepare some independent work for a tutorial at the end of the week where you will go through the topic in detail, either individually with a tutor or in a small group.

The UNIQ academic programmes are demanding, but they are also fun and you’ll get to look at your favourite subject in new and engaging ways. Your UNIQ course will give you an insight into what studying at degree level, and at Oxford, is really like.

We run courses on over 30 subjects, so there’s plenty to choose from and almost certainly something to suit your interests. Have a look at the courses page for more information

Admissions advice

We understand that aiming high and applying to top universities like Oxford can seem a little daunting. Throughout your time with us you will meet undergraduate student ambassadors, and university staff members who can offer guidance and answer any questions you might have. There will also be a range of dedicated sessions throughout the week providing information on every aspect of the application process.

Social Programme

It’s not all hard work! Outside of your academic timetable there will be free time or opportunities to take part in a range of social activities. In the past there have been stand-up comedy evenings, sports and games in the park, college tours, city-wide scavenger hunts and epic parties.

For more information on the the selection criteria for UNIQ and to make an application click here.