Oxford and Cambridge
Haverford allows students to attend these universities through yearlong Junior Year Abroad programs (JYA).
- All applicants must attend the mandatory Oxbridge Information Session in the fall.
- Complete the Intent to Study Abroad form.
Deadline: December 1 of your sophomore year for entrance to Oxford or Cambridge the September of your Junior year.
- You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7* and 3.7 minimum GPA in the subject you wish to study. Most colleges require higher GPAs in the intended area of study and students typically study only one subject.
Haverford has agreements with several partner colleges at both Oxford and Cambridge. Students must be nominated by Study Abroad's Oxbridge Faculty Nominating Committee.
- If you apply to a partner college and are accepted you are required to attend and will not be permitted to return to Haverford if you withdraw from the program before completion. No early departures for any reason, including internship opportunities.
- Students are responsible for all unrecoverable expenses.
- The application is a binding contract—you may only apply to one partner college.
The multi-step internal nomination process is designed to assist well-equipped students in completing the best possible application for JYA at Oxford or Cambridge. You will receive specific instructions about the internal nominating process at the Mandatory Oxbridge Information Session. If you do not attend the session you will not be considered for nomination.
All students must complete Haverford's internal application first.
Students may decide to apply directly to a non-partner college at Oxford or Cambridge. Qualified students should consider the advantages and disadvantages of each option. When applying to a partner or non-partner college, make sure the college accepts JYA students for your intended area of study. Many colleges are unable to accept visiting students for study in oversubscribed subjects. Colleges also restrict the number of JYA students who attend; sometimes a college will only accept a single JYA applicant from across the entire globe.