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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
    Academic Year
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Academic Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll Housing Options: Dormitory
College: College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business Language of Instruction: English
Program Director: David Younger Special Opportunities: No
Click here for a definition of this term Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval Click here for a definition of this term Program Required References: Two Academic References
Program Information:



Located some 60 miles northwest of London, Oxford is a thriving medieval town that houses the oldest university in the English speaking world.  Instruction at Oxford dates back to the 11th century. Oxford's 30 colleges are self-governing units, each of which offers a full curriculum. Notre Dame students study at either New College or Oriel College. New College dates back to 1379 while Oriel College originated in 1326.

Program Dates*
Academic Year: Early October through mid-June

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.

Academic Program
The Oxford Program provides 8-10 Notre Dame students the opportunity to spend one year studying at Oxford where they participate in Oxford’s renowned tutorial system at either New College or Oriel College. The Oxford tutorial system allows students to work one-on-one or in very small groups with Oxford tutors pursuing their academic interests in great depth. The tutorial system provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to do advanced work in their major fields.

Although New College and Oriel determine which academic fields can be accommodated in any given year, students can be placed in most science and humanities subject areas. Past Oxford Program students have studied philosophy, english, history, political science, economics, math, physics, chemistry. biochemistry, and electrical and mechanical engineering.

Students must commit to the entire academic year. During this time, they live in private rooms in either college and take meals in the college-dining hall.


Oxford Courses

Site Calendar
The provisional dates of these for 2017–2018 academic year are:
  • Michaelmas Term, October 7, 2017- December 1, 2017
  • Hilary Term, January 14, 2018–March 10, 2018
  • Trinity Term, April 22, 2018–June 16, 2018
Notre Dame students arrive in advance of the official opening date of Michaelmas Term in order to settle in and participate in "Fresher's Week" before beginning their studies.

Oxford Calendar

  • Application to the program is by invitation only.
  • The program is open to students from the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering, Science and Business
  • Students in the College of Business must have a second major in another college to apply.
  • Candidates need to have an overall minimum GPA of 3.8.
  • Oxford designates the disciplines in which they will accept students in any given year.
  • Normally, no more than 2 students will be chosen in a single discipline.
  • A selection Committee invites the best qualified applicants to continue on to interview.
  • The finalists are presented to New College and Oriel for approval and, in the case of Oriel, this approval involves sending the students' ND application to Oriel for review.
Housing and Meals
  • Students live in single rooms in their respective colleges.
  • Meals may be eaten in the college dining hall or, in the case of Oriel, there are kitchens where students may also cook.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.
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This program is currently not accepting applications.