Cambridge & Oxford Summer School Essay Competition 2021

Cambridge & Oxford Summer School Essay Competition


Are you a highly ambitious student interested in attending the Immerse Summer School in Oxford or Cambridge?

We offer a variety of summer programmes, from Architecture to Physics, and if you’re looking to showcase your academic skills then this is the essay competition for you! The Immerse Education Essay Competition offers applicants the opportunity to win a 100% scholarship to participate on an Immerse summer programme.

Details of the competition, the guidelines, the prizes and important competition dates for your diary are outlined below.

The next essay competition will be opening in March 2021, with prizes for summer 2022. To stay up to date, please sign up to receive updates using the form below.

What is the Immerse Education Essay Competition?

The Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to their chosen subject.

Who can apply?

Students of all nationalities who will be aged 13-18 during the summer of 2022.

What should I write about?

Our essay questions are pre-defined according to your age group and preferred subject. You are encouraged to tailor your essay response to reflect your interest in your chosen subject.

A full list of questions can be found here.

Key dates

Competition opens: 31st March 2021
Competition closes: 1st September 2021
Entrants informed of outcome: 1st October 2021
Summer Programme dates: July – August 2022

What are the prizes?

First place winners will be awarded a 100% scholarship to study their chosen subject with Immerse.

There will be 10 first place winners across the Immerse Education Competitions.

Runners up will be awarded partial scholarships of up to 70% to study their chosen subject with Immerse.

The number of runners up will be determined by the number of entries received, and the quality of the work submitted. In 2019 7% of entrants were awarded a scholarship.

Entrants will be informed of the outcome of their entry on or before 1st October 2021.

You should select the essay topic that matches the subject you wish to study with Immerse.

The participation fee includes:

– 13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford
– Breakfast and dinner in College Hall
– Accommodation in an individual bedroom
– 40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
– Carefully designed study and lecture materials
– Mentor programme and access to support material
– All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge colleges, punting, croquet
– Comprehensive insurance
– 2 coach excursions including a trip to Oxford
– Graduation Ceremony and Certificate
– Tutor written assessment

Travel to and from the programme is not included in the participation fee.

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