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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website. EARLY APPLICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
Year 2020-2021 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website. EARLY APPLICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.7
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, Student's responsibility, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Emily Graber Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Art - Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Economics, English Language and Literature, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Italian, Jewish Studies, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:

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   Study Abroad in ENGLAND




 
University of Oxford

  
                                                                    

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About the Program
 Dive into your discipline with Oxford's tutorial system! You will be a Visiting Student at a specific college, and will focus your studies on your major and minor subjects. Most tutorials will be one-on-one or small group meetings between students and tutors, though some science subjects have lectures as well.

     Explore the Nine colleges within the University of Oxford system:

About Oxford

Oxford is a bustling, modern city anchored by an air of academic tradition, with a diverse population and an urban edge. Oxford offers incredible architecture, from medieval to modern, cultural events, museums, concert halls, river sports in addition to pubs, restaurants and nightlife. 

Program Benefits
 
  • Study at one of the world's most prestigious universities.
  • Oxford is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of major research universities in the United Kingdom (similar to the Ivy League)
  • Classic tutorial-based courses allow you to delve deeply into your subject area
  • The one-on-one teaching format means that your syllabus is flexible based on your interests

Tutorial System

The hallmark of the University of Oxford academics is the tutorial system. The tutorial is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Tutorials usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the tutorial is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the tutorial, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading. Tutorials are individually arranged, taking into account the subject to be studied and the tutor's area of expertise. They are similar to independent study courses, but Oxford students bear even more responsibility for conducting independent research and maintaining good academic progress. The University of Oxford organizes weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Lectures are not usually mandatory except for some science subjects, but tutors often recommend them as good supplements to tutorials and research.

Scholarships

IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

Take the Next Step!
 

Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278
1-800-858-0229
studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org



Oxford University

Oxford University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, founded in 1250 with some colleges’ histories stretching back even further. The tutorial system at Oxford is ideal for hard-working, independent students who are passionate about academics and who crave an intellectual challenge.

Member Colleges

Oxford University is a federation of individual colleges. Each college has its own tutors, administrators, grounds, residence halls, and traditions. Students apply to a college, rather than to Oxford University, and most Oxford students readily identify themselves as students at their particular college, rather than the University itself.

While each college monitors students’ academic progress and personal welfare, Oxford University conducts degree examinations, confers degrees, organizes lectures, and maintains museums, libraries, laboratories, and lecture halls. The faculties of the university are responsible for teaching and scholarship within their disciplines and provide tutors to students within their disciplines in the colleges.

Tutorial System

The hallmark of Oxford University academics is the tutorial system. The tutorial is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Tutorials usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the tutorial is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the tutorial, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading.

Tutorials are individually arranged, taking into account the subject to be studied and the tutor's area of expertise. They are similar to independent study courses, but Oxford students bear even more responsibility for conducting independent research and maintaining good academic progress.

Oxford University organizes weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Lectures are not usually mandatory except for some science subjects, but tutors often recommend them as good supplements to tutorials and research.

At Oxford you'll be expected to do much more work on your own and to think more independently than in most other teaching methods. Your tutor is there to guide your studies, rather than to feed you facts and information, and this provides the opportunity for intensive academic study under a unique and prestigious system.

Visiting Students

The IFSA-Butler program at Oxford University is a Visiting Student program, which means that students are considered full members of both the college that accepts them and Oxford University. Visiting Students have unrestricted access to all University facilities, including the renowned Bodleian Library, and with the exception of varsity sports, they may join any club, association, or sport offered at the University or collegiate level. Visiting Students live in housing owned and assigned by their college and eat meals in the college dining hall.