The world’s oldest English-speaking university, founded in 1200

It’s easy to understand why a semester at the University of Oxford is a sought-after experience for many students—its academic status as one of the world’s elite universities paired with its illustrious history makes it a great program option if you thrive on the challenge of independent study. As an Arcadia student, you have full visiting student status and will be able to study the sciences, social sciences, or arts at one of six colleges: St. Anne’s, St. Catherine’s, St. Edmund Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, Mansfield College, or Hertford College. If you are a junior or senior level student and have an excellent academic background, this might be a good program for you.


I feel that my experience here at Oxford University gained an extra (and substantial) layer of meaning and purpose (not to mention fun) and has made this entire year that much more special. ”

Andrew Norkiewicz

Stonehill College Student, University of Oxford Hertford College

  • You’ll benefit from Oxford’s renowned tutorial system, in which you’ll meet one-one-one or in small groups with a subject tutor, which is great preparation for graduate-level wor­k!

  • Living in Oxford, you'll be surrounded by a bustling academic and social atmosphere defined by the colleges and quads of the university. The blend of ancient clock towers with clubs and music venues, church steeples with pubs and eateries, and cloistered gardens with impressive theaters makes Oxford the quintessential college town. The quaint villages of the Cotswolds are just a short distance away, and London is an hour by train.

  • If you want to apply, please note the early deadline: February 1 for the following Fall, Academic Year, and Spring Terms.

  • Once your application is reviewed, you will be accepted to the college that is most prepared to accommodate your desired area of study at the time of application—it’s best to remain flexible in your understanding of the Oxford system and be open to placement in any of the six colleges as we can’t guarantee a specific college placement.

  • Qualified students have the option to apply for Hertford College's  competitive four-week September Seminar in the Humanities  which takes place prior to the start of the fall term.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2014 9/30/2014 12/7/2014 12 $22,980 2/1/2014 More Info
Academic Year 2014 9/30/2014 6/20/2015 36 $50,700 2/1/2014 More Info
Spring 2015 1/6/2015 6/20/2015 24 $36,930 2/1/2014 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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