- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.7 at the time of application (firm)
About the Program
Application Process: University of Oxford Memo 2019-2020
University of Oxford Information Session Power Point
The University of Oxford, established in the 12th century, is composed of 36 independent, self-contained, self-governing colleges and six Permanent Private halls which have been founded at different points throughout the past 800 years. Continually ranked as one of the top universities in the world, Georgetown sends students to the following colleges: Pembroke, St. Catherine's, Mansfield, St. Peter's, and St. Edmund Hall.
The University of Oxford is located in Oxford, England. Located in Oxfordshire about 60 miles northwest of London, the city successfully blends the medieval and the modern. Along with high tech industries and several publishing houses, Oxford is home to a large variety of shops, both large and small, as well as excellent bookstores. The city provides ample opportunity for sightseeing, visiting museums, and attending theater and musical performances.
- Full year: early October to late June
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: African Studies, Anthropology, Art/Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, English, Gender Studies, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology
Instruction at Oxford combines lectures, classes, and (in the sciences) laboratory work, with a systematic and intensive use of tutorials. A tutorial is a weekly meeting of one or two students with the tutor to whom they are assigned for their subject. At the weekly meeting with the tutor, students present the result of a week's work, usually an essay written on the basis of readings suggested by the tutor.
When choosing tutorials, you should look mainly at subjects normally taught in the first or second year.
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 2 tutorials per term, six for the year
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 40
You are required to live in program housing as housing at Oxford is guaranteed.
You will live in a single room in a residence hall operated by the specific college. These halls are normally either on the grounds of the college or a short walking distance away.
There is no meal plan at Oxford, but students mostly eat in the college dining hall on a pay as you go basis.
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website
Hoya Katherine Cienkus takes us through Oxford on @GUAbroad Snapchat.
Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog
Learn more about Hoya experiences in Oxford in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.
After spending a semester at Oxford, Katherine Cienkus updates us on her life abroad on @GUAbroad Snapchat.