IFSA-Butler: Oxford University

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Academic Program

The University of Oxford is a federation of individual colleges, each with its own tutors, administrators, grounds, residence halls and traditions. Students apply to a college, rather than to the University of Oxford. Scripps students have most commonly attended St. Anne's College or St. Edmund Hall.

  • Fields of study: The Oxford tutorial system is regarded as the greatest asset of an Oxford education. Tutorials are individually arranged based on the subject to be studied and the tutor's expertise. Students participate in primary and secondary weekly tutorials; emphasis is on individual research.
  • Eligibility: 11.1 cumulative GPA (highly competitive); strong academic preparation with at least 3 to 4 courses already completed in the area of study to be pursued.
  • Size of the student body: 11,000 undergraduates

Living Arrangements

Students live in the residence halls associated with each college. Scripps provides a stipend for meals.

Term Dates

  • Full Term: Late September to late June. Scripps requires students to participate for the full year. No petition is required.


  • Advising Tips: This program requires two faculty references.
  • Visa Information: Since the program is for more than six months, Immigration requirements are that students apply for a Tier 4 student visa. With this visa, students are also eligible to work, intern or volunteer for up to 20 hours per week.
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