- Fall: January 15
- Spring: January 15
- Year: January 15
About University of Oxford - Hertford College
Centrally located Hertford College is one of Oxford's oldest colleges, but it has not let its history hold it back from embracing the modern. One of the first colleges to go co-educational in 1974, Hertford continues to welcome a diverse student body.
University of Oxford - Hertford College Benefits
- Study at one of the world's most prestigious universities
- Classic tutorial-based courses allow you to delve deeply into your subject area. The one-on-one teaching format means that your syllabus is flexible based on your interests
- Join a non-auditioning and very welcoming student choir that performs regular performances and weekly lunch time concerts
- Participate in a diverse range of social activities, including dances, jazz and cocktails, quizzes, movie nights and more
- Facilities for most major sports in or near the college, including a boathouse for student use
- Fall students can arrive early for the September Seminar, which awards an additional 4 U.S. semester credit hours
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The IFSA Difference
Academics at University of Oxford, Hertford College Partnership
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Oxford Hertford College Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
View Hertford College's list of available subjects on their Visiting Students page.
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.
Fall term students who participate in the early start option (September Seminar) will earn an additional 4 U.S. semester credits. The September Seminar option is not available to spring or academic year students.
Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
IFSA students studying at Hertford College for the fall term arrive early (September 1) for a September Seminar in humanities. This month-long option helps students better understand the Oxford system in advance of the Michaelmas (fall) term, and it also awards an additional 4 U.S. semester credit hours for the fall. Participants live in Hertford housing during the September Seminar and throughout the remainder of the fall term. Academic Year students can also apply for this program, though placement will be confirmed when students are accepted.
Coursework in the seminar will be interdisciplinary within the humanities and include Oxford faculty from classics, English literature and modern languages. Students will attend a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on-Avon, as well as excursions to review primary source materials at various Oxford locations. Assessment will include a final research essay related to the topics taught in the seminar.
Fall students will earn a total of 16 U.S. semester credit hours for the fall.
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The IFSA Team
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