Oxford International Study Centre is a private tutorial college and language school in the centre of Oxford, with a reputation for excellence in delivering a range of language, academic, and corporate training programmes at all academic levels.

OISC is located on St Aldates, in the very centre of Oxford, between Christ Church and the Town Hall. The Study Centre occupies a beautiful and prestigious building which is over four hundred years old, and retains its beamed ceilings and many other original features. It houses 12 classrooms, as well as office space, common rooms, and private study areas. In fact, it’s the lovely red building you can see in the beautiful watercolour painting of St Aldates below, by our friend, local artist Katherine Shock.

In summer Oxford International Study Centre also teaches many older students in a College of the University.

OISC has a grade one inspection report (“exceeds expectations” ) of the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which is an approved educational oversight body authorised by the UKVI. OISC is also an accredited member of COBIS (the Council for British International Schools), a member of the European Council of International Schools, the European Association for International Education and of the Swiss Group of International Schools. The Principal is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants and of the Society of Educational Consultants. For more information about our accreditations and memberships, click here.

We offer programmes for students of all ages, both adult and junior. Full information on our programmes is available in our prospectus, which you can find below:

News and Latest Programmes…

Full-Time Academic Programmes


Click for information about our full-time academic programmes, including GCSE, A-Level, and Foundation, for start in September 2023.

Year-Round English

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We offer English Language programmes for juniors and adults, at a range of levels, throughout the year. Click here for more information, to test your current level of English, and to view course outlines.

Summer Programmes 2023

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We are so excited to be welcoming hundreds of students to Oxford between June and September, to join our lively, international summer programmes. Click to find out more, and to make your reservation now!

Oxford International Study Centre provides high quality year-round and short programmes which offer:

  • Flexibility: many of the programmes are tailor made to best meet the requirements of the individual student or client company;
  • Excellent contacts with the University, enabling students and clients to be taught in the Colleges of the University in the vacations. Fully residential courses in the University are offered in summer and , subject to status, arrangements can be made for visiting academics to become members of the University libraries;
  • High calibre tutors and visiting speakers from academe or business;
  • A range of over twenty subject specialisms, enabling, for example, a student to combine academic English with a University preparation programme;
  • Strong links with a large number of British and European Schools, enabling younger students to prepare for entry to some of the best Boarding Schools;
  • Good links with Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities, and provision of individual educational counselling for students who wish to apply to a British University;
  • A high level of pastoral care for students, including personal tutors and regular reports.
  • Well-established links with Companies in the Oxford and London areas, enabling company clients to combine their Oxford programme with meeting new business contacts.


⇒Download our latest prospectus here⇐

What people say
about us

Jeanette was extraordinary! Her ability to take control of the class yet not be overbearing made every class enjoyable and an absolute pleasure - my favourite class of the day.

- Leonora, summer course student, Morocco

The tutors were really fun and friendly, and made Chemistry exciting and interesting! I have learnt a lot.

- Hollie, Easter revision course student, UK