Oxford University Partner Colleges
- Location: Oxford, England
- Language of Instruction: English
- Minimum GPA: 3.7
- Class Eligibility: Juniors
To apply to these colleges, you must first go through a specific internal application process and be nominated by the Haverford Oxbridge Faculty Committee. The deadline for this internal application is November 5. (No exceptions for late applicants.) If recommended, you will then receive an application for your specific college.
Because we have specified agreements with these colleges, if you apply, and are accepted, you are required to attend. The application itself is a binding contract. See handout: How to Apply to Partner Oxford and Cambridge Colleges. Not 100% sure? Apply to any of the other colleges that
accept junior year abroad students.
Any student from the U.S. coming to the U.K. to study for 6 months or longer MUST get a U.K.
Visa before departure. Haverford students studying abroad in the UK must qualify for a Tier 4
General Student Visa under a Points Based System (PBS). Visas must be obtained through the
nearest British diplomatic post (Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate-General).
- Fees: Upon nomination, a non-refundable $500.00 deposit is required. Students pay regular tuition to Haverford College, which will then be responsible for paying the program directly.
One full year at Oxford = 8 credits at Haverford. Students who do not complete the year will
not receive credit. NO EXCEPTIONS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN STUDENTS
COMPRESS THEIR PRIMARY OR SECONDARY TUTORIAL TO LESS THAN 8 WEEKS OR 4
It is expected that most visiting students will spend the year studying a single subject,
although it may be possible to arrange tutelage in a combination of two subjects. Applicants wishing to study a ‘minor’ subject should make this clear at the time of application.
Mansfield College and St. Edmund’s Hall may permit students to study in more than one subject. Mansfield, however, will not accept students for math and sciences. Once the subjects to be studied by a Visiting Student have been agreed upon (normally, at the time a place is offered), it is
expected that changes will not be made unless there are exceptional circumstances. To
clarify, if you are accepted to study history, you cannot go and study philosophy unless you
indicated prior to acceptance that philosophy would be a minor subject.
Normally, students will take 1 1/2 tutorials per term. For some, though not all, colleges, this means that you take you meet every week for your primary tutorial and every other week for your
secondary tutorial. Thus, if a student has a major and a minor subject, they will generally take
a full tutorial in their major subject (i.e., they will read one paper) and take one half tutorial in
their minor subject. It must be noted that students can only apply for subjects in which they
have had prior experience in college. Please check if your subject is available for study the
year that you will be attending. Oxford students also attend lectures, most often given by
world-famous academics. Students may attend any lecture offered in the university, which
provides an informal, exciting opportunity to learn about disciplines outside your major
See Dean Mancini
Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.
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Room and board fees depend on the particular college. In some programs, students pay
Haverford Room fees and partial Board or just room fees. St. Peter’s has a comprehensive
package that includes tuition, room, and board. St. Edmund’s has partial board fee of 78
dinners. Mansfield and Pembroke charge only room fees; the student is responsible for
his/her own food.
Opportunities / Cultural Events
Students have access to the full range of sports, clubs, and activities open to regular students.