Study Abroad

University of Oxford

Oxford, England

University of Oxford

Amherst College has a special direct enrollment option for students with New College, University of Oxford.  Students must have a 3.7 to be considered; please see Study Abroad at New College for more information and how to apply. 

Students may apply to study another college at Oxford directly, too, or through either program provider Arcadia or IFSA-Butler.  While there is some overlap in the colleges these providers affiliate with at Oxford, some colleges have unique partnerships with individual providers.  Please check their websites accordingly.  Students may study for the full year or for the two spring terms.  Please note that the fall term is too short to receive a full semester's worth of Amherst credit. (Be mindful when you search for programs at Oxford that there are other program providers that do not offer full visiting student status at Oxford colleges and that in general, these are not approved and have to be petitioned.)

Students will have a primary and secondary tutorial, they need not be in the same subject but please note that tutorial options depend on availability of faculty in each college. Not every subject is available at every college. Please see the Oxford or program provider website for details.

Additionally, St. Catherine's College at Oxford University is particularly interested in hosting qualified Amherst students for the full year (preferred) or two spring terms.  Students apply directly through St. Catz and become full members of the college. 

Please refer to the handout below for more information on how you can study abroad to Oxford (and Cambridge University).

Language(s) of instruction available: English only
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilization, Black Studies, Classics, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, French, History, Law, Jurisp and Social Thought, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Terms of study: Trimester
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations:
Program type: University-based program
Housing: Dorm with local students
"It helped me become a more independent researcher and thinker who is comfortable working in unstructured environments. I was able to drive my own coursework and concentration areas, while being guided by an expert in the field. The British system emphasizes depth over breadth and I was constantly surrounded by peers who were extraordinarily passionate and knowledgable about their specific subjects."
-Yue Xu '16

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