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Summer Courses

Eton makes its facilities and expertise available to visiting students during the summer holidays. The College’s aim in some of its courses (most of which are residential) is to offer the Eton experience at rates which are subsidised, in whole or in part.

The Universities Summer School provides 120 Sixth Form boys and girls of high calibre from state schools in Britain with a teaching and tutorial programme designed to promote interest in university studies. A number of leading academics and educationalists visit Eton to provide talks and question and answer sessions during the Course and students are also given interview practice and help on how to write a UCAS statement. The courses are very popular and attract a high number of applicants each year.

The two Rowing Instructional Courses are open to boys and girls from any school in the UK or abroad. All participants spend five days learning to row or developing the skills they already possess. A significant number of bursary places are available for students who attend UK state schools. The Courses are based at Eton College’s Rowing Centre and venue of the 2012 Olympics, Dorney Lake, and students will be able to experience rowing up the River Thames to visit Eton’s own island, Queen’s Eyot.

The English Language and Cultural Course for Japanese gives 320 Japanese students an insight into the British way of life and heritage, combining English tuition with a range of out-of-class activities and cultural visits. 

The English Language and Cultural Course for Chinese gives 160 Chinese students an insight into the British way of life and heritage, combining English tuition with a range of out-of-class activities and cultural visits.