Study abroad at Oxford with IFSA
Oxford
, England

University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall Partnership

Program Overview

St. Edmund Hall claims to be the oldest educational establishment in Oxford—it was founded in 1236! You'll find that Teddy Hall, as it is affectionately known, has always had a history of independent thought. Join in that history as you present and defend your ideas with your tutor.

St. Edmund is a great option for economics, film, finance, political science, and psychology.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Fall: Dec. 15
Academic Year: Dec. 15
Spring: Dec. 15

Minimum GPA

3.70

Credit load

12 - 24

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Oxford St. Edmond Hall Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Because of the individualized nature of the tutorial system, colleges at Oxford do not have an online course catalog. However, St. Edmund Hall has a page with a list of possible tutorial subjects. All tutorials are subject to availability of tutors.

Students take one primary (major) and one secondary (minor) tutorial every term. Students are not permitted to receive extra credit by taking two primary tutorials in one term. Butler University will award students 8 U.S. semester credit hours for each primary tutorial and 4 U.S. semester credit hours for each secondary tutorial. No credit will be awarded for additional work undertaken even if the Oxford College approves it.

Butler University will issue 12 U.S. semester credit hours for the Michaelmas (fall) term, 24 U.S. semester credit hours for the Hilary/Trinity (spring) two-term program and 36 U.S. semester credit hours for the academic year at Oxford.

Science and math students may be required to attend University lectures or to take one or more short tutorials. Regardless of the number of tutorials or lectures required, science students will earn the same number of credits (12 U.S. semester credit hours per term) as other students.

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Your tutorial topics should be limited to no more than two subjects, and those subjects should be related. For instance, the tutors reviewing your application will look more favorably at a tutorial request form that has choices limited to politics and history departments. They would not be as impressed with a tutorial request form that lists choices in chemistry, economics and art history.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Application Deadline
The application deadline is Dec. 15 of the preceding year for Fall Term, Academic Year, and Spring Term for all University of Oxford programs.

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • Admission to Oxford colleges is highly competitive. Students typically study abroad at Oxford their junior year, having completed two (2) years of study at their home institution before the start of the Oxford term. Oxford colleges may consider an applicant with just one (1) year of completed study, but those students will be competing with students who have completed greater study in their specific subject area. A student with less than two years of completed study may be limited to first- and second-year classes.

Recommendation Letters
Your application to this program will require two (2) academic letters of recommendation on home institution letterhead.

Visa Requirement

  • Fall or Spring Term: Not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
  • Academic Year: A visa is required for all students.

TRANSCRIPT
Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

Activities

  • London Pandemics–Past and Present: This event will engage you with both an historic overview and a contemporary look at concepts of community health and global health, with a particular focus on London and the pandemic. You will attend a guest lecture at the IFSA London Flagship, followed by the John Snow Cholera Tour. This tour will take you to the nearby streets of Soho to visit important sites in the story of Dr. Snow and the cholera outbreak in 1854.
  • London Statue Walk: This walking tour includes stops at some of London’s most iconic statues as well as some of its most obscure, weaving in historical, cultural, literary, and political threads as it seeks to put the past into dialogue with the present.
  • Homelessness in London–A Dialogue: This event will explore the realities of homelessness in London from three perspectives. First, you will participate in a dialogue with guest speakers followed by a tour of Central London developed, curated, and delivered by vulnerably housed individuals through Unseen Tours.
Excursions
  • The Uncomfortable Walking Tour: This tour is dedicated to raising awareness about the “uncomfortable” aspects of history. Tours focus on a specific theme and ask questions aimed at provoking new ways of seeing Oxford’s city landscape and history. Students will engage with the politics of memory in the city whilst uncovering histories of empire, class divides and gender discrimination, highlighting how these legacies have left an enduring impact on our modern lives.
  • Visit to Oxford Castle & Prison: Explore the 1,000-year history of Oxford Castle & Prison. You will take a step back in time with costumed tour guides, bringing fascinating stories back to life. Engage with tales of Empress Matilda or the fate of Mary Blandy, one of the prisons’ most famous criminals. You can touch the stones where Oxford University is rumoured to have begun and stand in the birthplace of King Arthur.
  • The Pitt Rivers Museum Tour: Go behind the scenes at one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures around the world, past and present. Receive a private tour of the museum founded in 1884 by Lieutenant General Augustus Pitt Rivers, who donated approximately 22,000 items to be displayed. The collection has now grown to 500,000 items, many of which have been donated by travellers, scholars, and missionaries from across the world.
  • Cotswolds Villages and Blenheim Palace Day Trip: The Cotswolds are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The famous picturesque villages of mellow honey-colored stone, gentle hills, peaceful pastures, and winding rivers offer a contrasting backdrop to engage with stories about the bloody battles and violent skirmishes that took place during the English Civil War. Next up is a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Palace, home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
  • Oxford Regatta Course River Cruise: Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on a Thames River sightseeing cruise. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. You’ll learn more about the city’s rich history from a different perspective, while sharing the waters with punts, university boats, rowing eights, and cruisers. The river cruise offers a chance for sightings of native river wildlife along the banks too.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Some Included

Details

St. Edmund Hall students receive 50 dinners per term as part of the program fee. An additional will be loaded on your account toward the costs of lunches, and you can add cash to your lunch account throughout the year. Additionally, there are basic kitchens available in the accommodations.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Fall 2023

September 29, 2023

December 2, 2023

$28,995

Passed

Academic Year 2023-2024

September 29, 2023

June 15, 2024

$69,990

Passed

Spring 2024

Mid-Jan. 2024

June 15, 2024

$42,995 (estimated)

Passed

Fall 2024

Late Sept. 2024

Early Dec. 2024

$28,995 (estimated)

Dec. 15, 2023

Academic Year 2024-2025

Late Sept. 2024

Mid-June 2025

$69,990 (estimated)

Dec. 15, 2023

Spring 2025

Mid-Jan. 2025

Mid-June 2025

$42,995 (estimated)

Dec. 15, 2023

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

September 29, 2023

Term ends

December 2, 2023

Program costs

$28,995

Application deadline

Passed

Term

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term begins

September 29, 2023

Term ends

June 15, 2024

Program costs

$69,990

Application deadline

Passed

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Mid-Jan. 2024

Term ends

June 15, 2024

Program costs

$42,995 (estimated)

Application deadline

Passed

Term

Fall 2024

Term begins

Late Sept. 2024

Term ends

Early Dec. 2024

Program costs

$28,995 (estimated)

Application deadline

Dec. 15, 2023

Term

Academic Year 2024-2025

Term begins

Late Sept. 2024

Term ends

Mid-June 2025

Program costs

$69,990 (estimated)

Application deadline

Dec. 15, 2023

Term

Spring 2025

Term begins

Mid-Jan. 2025

Term ends

Mid-June 2025

Program costs

$42,995 (estimated)

Application deadline

Dec. 15, 2023

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Vineeta Chauhan

Vineeta Chauhan

Admissions Counselor

Vineeta Chauhan

Vineeta Chauhan

Prearrival Counselor

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