Programmes Overview

The CBL International Summer Institute at Oriel College Oxford offer programmes for college students as well as graduates and professionals to spend an unforgettable summer studying abroad in Oxford, UK.You’ll have the opportunity to live in university dorms, relax in the picturesque quads, and enjoy meals offered in the spectacular dining halls. The Summer Institute offers a wide variety of topics and courses to choose from where all lectures are given by qualified lecturers, tutors, or university professors at Oriel College, University of Oxford (UK).

2018 Sessions Dates
Summer Session 1: 1 July – 14 July 2018 (session full)
Summer Session 2: 15 July – 28 July 2018 (session full)
Summer Session 3: 29 July – 11 August 2018 (session full)
Summer Session 4: 12 August – 25 August 2018 (session full)
Summer Session 5: 26 August – 8 September 2018

For 2018, we’re offering 5 summer sessions starting on 2 July and ending on 9 September, 2018. Each summer session lasts for two weeks, during which time students will partake in intensive lectures based on the course topic chosen. In addition to lectures, we’ve balanced our programmes with many social events, visits to successful businesses and institutions, as well as excursions to famous places and historical landmarks. The Summer Institute is a fun, eventful programme where we hope participants will not only learn, but also meet life-long friends from around the world while getting a clear understanding of the British culture.

Course Selection

We offer the following university courses:

Company Visits

On top of receiving world-class lectures, you’ll have the chance to travel to London to visit renowned business and law institutions, corporations, and banks to interaction with enterprise representative, lawyers, and managers. We are always adding new locations to our programmes, therefore, the actual company or institution you visit will be decided closer to the programme start date. Here we list some of the companies, institutions, and organisations we have been visiting in the past with our delegates:

– Thomson Reuters
– Allen & Overy LLP
– United Nations International Maritime Organisation
– The Royal Courts of Justice
– Loncoln’s Inn
– London School of Economics and Political Science
– Fountain Court Chambers
– UBS Bank
– Westlaw
– Middle Temple Inn
– Bank of England
– International Sugar Association

Excursions & Activities

In addition to the already packed timetables, we’ve included many leisure activities for you to participate in. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel to various famous attractions and historical landmarks of the United Kingdom via guided coach tours. The actual location will depend on the summer session you attend as well as the amount of time you spend with the Summer Institute. Learn more about:

Receive College Credits

Not only will you receive one of the most memorable experiences in your life, every week of the Summer Institute is equivalent to 2-3 ECTS or 1-1.5 US credits. For example, for attending a 4-week session, you could receive 8-12 ECTS or 4-6 US credits from your college or university. Because regulations and policies are different for every university, please check with your study abroad or international studies department for credit availability and procedures.


Our university courses include single room accommodation with shared bathrooms within the University of Oxford (UK) or University of Cambridge (UK) dormitories. All the rooms are within walking distance of the teaching rooms and dining halls.

Breakfast is included with all university course programmes. If you would like lunch and dinner provided for you, there is an additional charge of 420 GBP per summer session (2 weeks).

Learn more about Accommodation.

Application Process

Applying for a Summer Institute Programme is simple.

You can either fill out our online application form or download and complete the PDF application form.

If you have additional questions, contact our Academic Advisors at or call them at +44 (0) 1865 236 580. They will gladly guide you through your various options and assist with your booking.

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