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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    12-18 credits
    • Location

      Oxford, England
    • Semesters Offered

      Fall, Spring

      March 15 deadline for fall

      October 15 deadline for spring

      There will be a limited number of spots available for this program each year.

    How to Apply

    Interested in applying? Check out the next steps.

    BestSemester proudly offers several off-campus and study abroad programs around the world through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). The CCCU is a higher education association of 179 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world.

    The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO) is specifically designed for students seeking an academically rigorous and robust experience.

    What Will I Study?

    As official "Registered Visiting Students" of Oxford University, students study within Oxford’s acclaimed tutorial pedagogy to receive weekly, one-on-one instruction from a faculty comprised of widely-published authors, historians, former international ambassadors and other celebrated scholars.

    Students choose from hundreds of subjects within disciplines such as:

    • Classics
    • English language and literature
    • History
    • History of art
    • Modern languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian)
    • Musicology
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Theology

    Students also earn access to Oxford’s 119 libraries, featuring 11 million books and outstanding electronic resources. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an independent undergraduate research seminar and a British core course featuring frequent travel around the British Isles.

    SSO also offers 18 thematic or integrative concentrations including gender studies, film studies, philosophy of science, and more. If choosing to return for a second term, students write a substantial thesis on a topic of their choice. Applicants are generally honors students and must have at minimum a 3.7 GPA to be considered for the programme. SSO students may complete two semesters of the programme.

    Course Equivalencies

    View Scholars Semester in Oxford Course Equivalencies.

    Please note that there is no STEM information included in this sheet. For questions regarding STEM, make an appointment with your Study Abroad advisor.