Academic Programmes at Oxford

Course selection

Students should select the Academic Course which they intend to study and then express an order of preference for its various Options (only one Option will be studied). Students will nearly always be allocated to their first choice Option but applications are made on the understanding that the need to ensure small tutorial groups may make acceptance of a second choice necessary.



Most of our partner universities assist in the selection, application and registration of students and also the transfer of funds to Oxford on their behalf. Your professor or university Study Abroad / International Office encouraging your application will advise you. You can apply directly online here by completing and returning the following forms to the contacts on the contact us page available here on our APPLY page


Fees, Application and Payments Schedule

Fees for the Summer School in 2018 are £4,995 (£ sterling) to include all meals and accommodation at Magdalen College, library registation, all tuition, organised excursions and field trips. The 4-Day Field Excursion (residential) is an integral part of the Environmental Studies and Medieval Studies Courses, and optional for English Literature students, so you will have to add £450 (£ sterling) to cover the cost of this course. Participants are normally expected to self-fund but are also encouraged to approach their home institutions for support. We may be to offer some competitive bursaries in worthy cases, with details available on request. Download information on the courses, individual fees, application and payment deadlines here.


Academic Credit & Transcripts

Successful completion of the 5-week Academic programme leads to the award of 6 to 8 credit hours, subject to regulations of the student’s home institution and the Course studied. Partner universities automatically receive transfer credit. Evaluation of student performance, based on Oxford criteria but with American grading systems in mind, is the responsibility of Course Tutors who will provide a written graded assessment. Two printed transcripts of a student’s performance are provided, one for their university registry and one for personal use.


© Dr Ken Addison, St.Peter's College, University of Oxford: for 2018 .