Summer School Frequently Asked Questions

Methods and Tools for Macroeconomists

This is an intensive course, which comprises lectures and hands-on, practical sessions. No established knowledge in computing is required since the course will cover the basics. However, familiarity with a scripting language such as Matlab, R, or Python would be an advantage. Participants are recommended to bring their own laptop equipped with Matlab and Julia.


Quantitative Methods

This course is aimed at those currently completing their undergraduate degree, and interested in Economics masters or MPhil programmes. The course will be taught at an appropriate level for final year undergraduates in a related field. 


Oxford Economics Summer School

The courses that are part of the summer school are taught at graduate level Economics; the course material is aimed at those completing a PhD at other institutions. We expect you to have some understanding of the topics before attending the course. For some courses, a basic level of coding will also be useful.

Although we expect you to have a good level of understanding, we will allow anyone over the age of 18 to register. If you attend the course without a good level of understanding of the topics, you may find you are not able to participate fully during sessions. Suggested further reading will be provided to confirmed participants before the start of the summer school. 

Participants must be over the age of 18 when registering for the summer school. Any registrations for attendees under 18 years of age will be notified and refunded.

You can register for a place on the course by completing this registration form. Once this has been completed, you will receive a link to pay the course fees straight away.

We require both your registration form and payment in order to confirm your place on the course. Once we have received both registration and payment, we will send a confirmation email and letter with further details about the course. A link to pay for accommodation will also be in this email.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any funding or discounts for the summer school this year. We recommend contacting your home institution for any opportunities they may have or external funding suppliers.

If your institution is paying on your behalf, please contact us at once you have completed your registration form for the Summer School. Institutions are required to pay via online stores on behalf of course participants.

Once paid, online stores will provide a confirmation of payment and receipt. We are not able to change any information on these documents, so please ensure any details needed on the receipt are entered into online stores when paying.

Once you have paid via online stores, you will receive confirmation of payment via email, and a receipt of payment. Please ensure you enter any details needed for reimbursement when completing your payment.

Once you have registered and paid for the summer school, you will be sent a confirmation letter from us. In this letter, there will be a link to pay for accommodation at a nearby college or hotel depending on the summer school you have applied for.

Accommodation will be private rooms with an en-suite bathroom, and breakfast is included after each night's stay (no breakfast included for Methods and Tools for Macroeconomists).

Summer School participants are also welcome to arrange their own accommodation if preferred. Please note there is no parking available at any of the accommodation.

Yes, participants are welcome to book additional nights of accommodation if staying at a college. 

To book additional nights, please email for the booking link (this is different to the link sent in confirmation letters) and let us know which nights you would like to book. These are bookable at additional cost set by the college.

The Department of Economics in Manor Road Building is located on Manor Road (OX1 3UQ). 

Arriving by Train: The train station is located around a 25-minute walk from Manor Road, or a 10-minute taxi ride. Taxis can be found directly outside the stations main entrance.

Arriving by Taxi: please direct the taxi to Manor Rd, Oxford OX1 3UQ.

Arriving by Oxford Tube: If you take the Oxford Tube or Airline busses, the closest stop is Queen’s Lane. This is around a 10-minute walk from Manor Road.

Use this interactive University map to see where the Department is located.

Yes, each day of the course will finish by 5.30pm and you are then free to explore the city. Some courses will include dinner and evening speakers as well.  We also offer evening events at different locations in Oxford, which we hope will give you the full Oxford experience! If you would like to arrange any other activities, please let us know and we would be happy to help you with this.

All participants will be issued with a PDF certificate, that will have their name, course, and the dates of completion on it. Unfortunately, we do not offer any credits for the summer school.

Methods and Tools for Macroeconomists

This course will be delivered online however, practical sessions will not be taught to online participants. Materials will be provided to complete in your own time. Lectures will be live streamed ad not recorded. 


Quantitative Economics and Maths

This course is only available in person. 


Oxford Economics Summer School

Yes, we will be live streaming all of our courses via Zoom. We do not record the summer school, so participants must be able to join at the scheduled times. In order to give online participants an interactive participation, our hybrid system allows online and in-person participants to chat with each other and the tutors. Watching recordings means participants would not get the full experience.

Online fees are the same as the in-person fees.

If you need to cancel your place, please refer to the cancellation section of the terms and conditions page on our website. Please email us at to cancel your place

Lunches will be provided every day, as well as coffee, tea, and snacks throughout the day.