Study Abroad at the University of Oxford

"My experiences at Oxford were the best of my college career. The friends, trips, and memories will be sorely missed. I can't thank Arcadia enough for allowing it to happen."

- Christian V. Jack, student at The Citadel who studied in Oxford with Arcadia.
  • Founded in the 10th century, the University of Oxford is the oldest English-speaking University in the world.

  • It is comprised of 39 distinctive, self-managing colleges.

  • Your studies will be driven by your intellectual interests and will require a significant amount of self-motivation and curiosity.


Oxford provides a singular academic experience for the competitive student. You will be able to study in the sciences, social sciences or arts at one of six colleges. Visit the links to find out more.

Each college has its own unique character which has been shaped by centuries of history and tradition. While the range of courses offered is broad, you will be expected to focus on a couple of subjects in depth.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a placement in any specific Oxford college. Your application will be reviewed and you will be accepted to the Oxford college that is most prepared to accommodate your desired area of study at the time of application.

We ask that you remain flexible in your understanding of the Oxford system and open to placement in any of the six colleges. Please direct any questions or concerns to Katharine Reinhart, Senior Program Manager, at

Each College offers its own library, teaching staff, housing accommodations and student societies, as well as social, and sport and recreation facilities. You will be fully integrated into the academic and social life of the College you attend, and will be housed in a single study-bedroom in a College-operated residence that includes shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

You’ll find that Oxford students pursue their social activities with the same, or perhaps, more diligence than they do their studies. For such a serious academic community, there’s a wonderful exuberance in the city of Oxford.


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Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall term: 12 credits.
  • Spring two terms: 24 credits.
  • Academic year: 36 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.7 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Please review these important notes for Oxford applicants.

You are required to submit a second academic reference. Both references should be within your intended area of study. Please download the R-Form, or you may have your reference send a letter on the letterhead of his/her institution.

In addition, please submit clean, unmarked copies of two graded academic writing samples in your major subject with your application.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall or Academic Year: February 1
  • Spring: February 1