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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Michael Romero Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: UMA only
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Classics, Economics, English, Finance, History, International Relations, Latin, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Microbiology, Natural Resources Conservation, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: Oxford University
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.5
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: US and Host Country Students
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Program Description:

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the second-oldest surviving university in the world. The UGA at Oxford program was founded nearly twenty years ago. Students take seminars and tutorials at Franklin College and will have associate membership in Keble College, which allows them to dine in college with Oxford students, have access to the College libraries, common rooms and pubs, and to participate in the College's social, cultural, and sporting societies and events.


Oxford_Birdsye_ViewThe City of Oxford is located in central southern England, about an hour by bus and rail from London. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings.


Students will earn between twelve and fifteen semester hours in a wide variety of disciplines. During the first four weeks, classes will be taught by both UGA and Oxford faculty, using an intensive seminar format. During the remaining eight weeks, classes will be taught by Oxford faculty using the tutorial format, an intensive system of individualized or small-group instruction traditional at Oxford. The small groups are a maximum of three students per group, but more often than not, these will be individual meetings. Students do a great deal of reading on their own and produce several papers over the course of the term. The system demands a great deal of responsibility from the student, which is why a GPA of 3.5 or better is required; 3.8 is recommended.

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Students will be housed at the University of Georgia 's Center in North Oxford . The large, elegantly-furbished rooms hold two to four students and most have private bathrooms.