Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation (Details Narrative)

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Stock-Based Compensation (Details Narrative)
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Dec. 14, 2016
Integer
shares
Nov. 11, 2016
$ / shares
shares
Mar. 31, 2016
$ / shares
shares
Mar. 31, 2017
$ / shares
shares
Apr. 30, 2017
USD ($)
$ / shares
shares
Apr. 30, 2016
USD ($)
$ / shares
shares
Apr. 30, 2017
USD ($)
$ / shares
shares
Apr. 30, 2016
USD ($)
$ / shares
shares
Jul. 31, 2016
shares
Options granted to purchase shares   2,479,671              
Stock option exchange description   Stock options with an exercise price greater than or equal to $3.00, and held by employees, directors, and consultants in continuous service through the termination of the Exchange Offer, were eligible for exchange in the Exchange Offer. An exchange rate of 2 for 1 applied to options priced from $3.00 to $9.99, and an exchange rate of 3 for 1 applied to options priced at $10 or greater. Each new stock option was granted pursuant to OncoSec’s 2011 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated, on the date the Exchange Offer closed and was priced at the market price on that date.              
Weighted-average grant date fair value | $ / shares         $ 1.08 $ 1.44 $ 1.13 $ 6.20  
Shares issued, price per share | $ / shares     $ 2.02            
Common shares outstanding         21,168,194   21,168,194   18,036,263
Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Common shares outstanding         1,115,000   1,115,000    
Prior Period [Member]                  
Restricted stock units forfeited | $         $ 90,000        
Research And Development Expense [Member]                  
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         200,000 $ 300,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 800,000  
Research And Development Expense [Member] | Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         100,000 28,000 400,000 100,000  
General And Administrative Expense [Member]                  
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         400,000 $ 1,300,000 2,200,000 $ 3,800,000  
General And Administrative Expense [Member] | Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         100,000   $ 300,000    
Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares           637,000   2,689,250  
Term of stock options               10 years  
Vesting period               3 years  
Exercise price per share, low end of the range | $ / shares               $ 1.64  
Exercise price per share, high end of the range | $ / shares               $ 6.21  
2015 ESPP [Member]                  
Purchase price of incentive stock options as a percentage of its fair value             85.00%    
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         9,000   $ 27,000    
Stock issued during period, shares, employee stock purchase plans             500,000    
Discount from market price, offering date             15.00%    
Risk-free interest rate             0.40%    
Forfeiture percentage             0.00%    
Volatility rate             96.91%    
Expected term of volatility             6 months    
Dividend rate             0.00%    
Employee stock purchase program description             The ESPP is considered a Type B plan. The fair value of the awards were calculated at the beginning of the offering period as the sum of:    
2015 ESPP [Member] | General And Administrative Expense [Member]                  
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         5,000   $ 14,000    
2015 ESPP [Member] | Research and Development [Member]                  
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         $ 4,000   $ 13,000    
ESPP [Member]                  
Number of shares available for issuance         463,580   463,580    
Exchange Offer [Member]                  
Number of eligible participants | Integer 29                
29 Eligible Participants [Member]                  
New options 1,070,536                
Shares purchased 2,214,500                
Exchange Rate of 2 for 1 Applied [Member]                  
Exercise price per share, low end of the range | $ / shares   $ 3.00              
Exercise price per share, high end of the range | $ / shares   9.99              
Exchange Rate of 3 for 1 Applied [Member]                  
Exercise price per share, low end of the range | $ / shares   10              
First Offering Period [Member] | 2015 ESPP [Member] | July 31, 2016 [Member]                  
Shares purchased             17,789    
Second Offering Period [Member] | 2015 ESPP [Member] | January 31, 2017 [Member]                  
Shares purchased             18,631    
Employee, Director and Consultants [Member]                  
Stock options exercise price | $ / shares   $ 3.00              
Employee, Director and Consultants [Member] | Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Vesting period     3 years            
Employee, Director and Consultants [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares         1,238,500   2,749,536    
Employee [Member] | Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Share based compensation shares issued     555,000            
Employee [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares         813,500   1,585,037    
Term of stock options             10 years    
Vesting period             3 years    
Exercise price per share, low end of the range | $ / shares             $ 1.29    
Exercise price per share, high end of the range | $ / shares             $ 1.78    
Consultants [Member] | Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Share based compensation shares issued     25,000            
Consultants [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares         365,000 10,000 839,083 78,000  
Term of stock options             3 years    
Vesting period             10 years    
Exercise price per share, low end of the range | $ / shares             $ 1.29 $ 2.02  
Exercise price per share, high end of the range | $ / shares             $ 2.00 $ 5.76  
Consultants [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member] | Minimum [Member]                  
Term of stock options               3 years  
Consultants [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member] | Maximum [Member]                  
Term of stock options               10 years  
Non Employee Directors [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares         60,000   325,416    
Term of stock options             10 years    
Vesting period             1 year    
Exercise price per share, low end of the range | $ / shares             $ 1.29    
Exercise price per share, high end of the range | $ / shares             $ 1.34    
Employees [Member] | Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Share based compensation shares issued       525,000          
Shares issued, price per share | $ / shares       $ 1.34          
Employees [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares           589,500   1,955,750  
Employees and Non-Employee Directors [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares           37,500   655,500  
Term of stock options               10 years  
Vesting period               1 year  
Exercise price per share, low end of the range | $ / shares               $ 2.02  
Exercise price per share, high end of the range | $ / shares               $ 5.16  
Employees Outside [Member] | Plan 2011 [Member]                  
Options granted to purchase shares           0   270,000  
Term of stock options               10 years  
Vesting period               3 years  
Exercise price per share, high end of the range | $ / shares               $ 1.71  
Employees, Directors and Consultants [Member]                  
Stock-based compensation expense recognized | $         $ 600,000 $ 1,600,000 $ 3,100,000 $ 4,600,000  
Director [Member] | Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member]                  
Share based compensation shares issued     100,000