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Program Information


Oxford, United Kingdom


Academic Year, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement


Areas of Focus

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM


Direct Enrollment


The University of Oxford offers a distinctive form of undergraduate education, unique in the world to Oxford and Cambridge. Oxford has 39 residential colleges and 6 permanent private halls, some of which will admit study abroad students for a full academic year or for the two spring terms (trimesters). These small communities of typically 30-70 academics and 300-500 students from across disciplines are the focus for academic and social life.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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Students apply to a college, rather than to the University of Oxford. Each college has its own application process and eligibility requirements. Given the highly independent nature of the tutorial system, Oxford requires visiting students to be juniors at the time of their enrollment. Admission to Oxford is rolling and available spaces normally fill well before the stated deadlines. Students applying for either the full year or two spring terms are advised to apply in January or February of their sophomore year.


Oxford operates on a trimester system. You can attend for the full year or for the equivalent of Yale's spring semester. If you choose to go for a spring semester only, you will be completing two trimesters at Oxford (two/thirds of their academic year). You are not allowed to participate in the program for a single trimester.


If you complete two trimesters at Oxford (the equivalent of Yale's spring semester) you will be eligible to earn 5 general Yale credits. If you complete the full year program, you will be eligible to earn 9 general Yale credits.

Direct enrollment vs. study abroad provider

You can choose to either apply directly through the university for admission, or apply through one of the following study abroad providers: IFSA or Arcadia Global Studies.

Applying through a study abroad provider still allows you to directly enroll at the university, but with an additional level of services and support. Because of these additional services, it often costs more to study abroad through a provider than to apply directly through the university. We encourage you to research both options before making a decision. If you have any questions, contact a study abroad adviser.