IFSA University of Oxford, St. Anne's College Partnership

Oxford, England

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: January 15
  • Year: January 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.7
Typical Credit Load:
12 - 24

About University of Oxford, St. Anne's College Partnership

Whether you're drawn to the sciences or the liberal arts, St. Anne's College provides a breadth of options for its students. One of the largest colleges in Oxford, St Anne's prides itself on its progressive reputation and ability to embrace the new, including their new Pre-Medical Program!

University of Oxford, St. Anne's College Partnership Benefits

  • Pre-med students can take part in a specialized pre-med program offered in the fall or academic year
  • Attend the first college at Oxford to be created especially for female students; today it's home to  nearly equal numbers of men and women
  • Enjoy amenities such as a workout gym, photography darkroom, game room and 24-hour computer lab plus shared fields and facilities for rugby, field hockey, cricket, soccer, squash, tennis and boating
  • Unique tutorial instruction allows students to work independently and develop their own academic ideas
  • Students receive individual guidance from their tutor and benefit from the tutor's expert knowledge

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College Partnership

Courses
Because of the individualized nature of the tutorial system, colleges at Oxford do not have an online course catalog. However, St. Anne's 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.

Spring two-term students can apply to study the following subjects: English, History, Classics, Music, Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Economics students should note that their options will be more limited.

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.

Special Curriculum Options
Pre-Med Option
St. Anne's College’s Pre-Medical Program is distinguished by its focus on biochemistry and emphasis on independent study. At its heart lies the philosophy that human diseases and clinical treatments can be fully understood only with a detailed knowledge of cellular molecular process. Biochemistry tutors from St. Anne’s College lead the program in collaboration with their colleagues from chemistry, physiology, pharmacology and experimental psychology. Courses are taught through a combination of tutorials and lectures given by experts from St. Anne’s College and the entire Oxford system. 


St. Anne's College Pre-Medical Program is highly competitive and a minimum GPA of 3.7 is required. Students will earn 12 U.S. semester credits for each of the three Oxford terms. The September pre-session courses will be worth 2 U.S. semester credits each for a total of 4 additional credits.

The program is available during the following terms:

  • Fall semester (September-December), designed to help participants maximize their time abroad in a shorter timeframe. The semester combines the Oxford Michaelmas Term with a required September pre-session.
  • Academic year (October-June), the traditional academic year at Oxford that combines all three Oxford terms: Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity.
  • Extended academic year (September-June). A more advanced course of study that includes all three terms at Oxford plus the September pre-session. This is a particularly popular option for students who plan to apply to MD-PhD programs.

The program encompasses five broad themes:

  • Structure and Function of Macromolecules
  • Bioenergetics and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology and Human Disease
Course Restrictions
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.
Faculty
The hallmark of the University of Oxford academics is the tutorial system. The tutorial is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Tutorials usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the tutorial is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the tutorial, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading. Tutorials are individually arranged, taking into account the subject to be studied and the tutor's area of expertise. They are similar to independent study courses, but Oxford students bear even more responsibility for conducting independent research and maintaining good academic progress. The University of Oxford organizes weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Lectures are not usually mandatory except for some science subjects, but tutors often recommend them as good supplements to tutorials and research. At Oxford you'll be expected to do much more work on your own and to think more independently than in most other teaching methods. Your tutor is there to guide your studies, rather than to feed you facts and information, and this provides the opportunity for intensive academic study under a unique and prestigious system.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College Partnership
American History Anatomy/Physiology Ancient/Medieval History Arabic Archaeology Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology Chemistry Chinese Classics Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Cultural Studies Earth Science Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering English English Literature Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Finance French Geography Greek (Modern and Classical) Health Studies Hebrew History History/Philosophy of Science Human Rights Immunology International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Japanese Jewish Studies Latin Law/Legal Studies Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Middle Eastern Studies Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Studies Neuroscience Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Physics Poetry Political Science Premedical Psychology Religious Studies Spanish

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
You will have access to basic cooking facilities (microwave, refrigerator, and stovetop) to prepare your own meals. There are no meal plan options at St. Anne's, but students have the option of eating in the dining hall on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Andrew Williams

Senior Resident Director, Oxford and Wales Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
Coming Spring 2019
Program End Date
Coming Spring 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
TBD
Housing
TBD
Insurance
Included
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$2,145
Books & Supplies
$260
Personal Expenses
$2,910
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,515

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
August 28, 2018
Program End Date
December 1, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$21,175
Housing
$2,800
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$23,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,300
Books & Supplies
$260
Personal Expenses
$1,315
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,075

Year

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 27, 2018 Early Start: August 28, 2018
Program End Date
June 26, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$42,050
Housing
$7,925
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$49,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students enrolled in the Early Start program will incur a supplemental fee of $2,000 for tuition and housing. St. Anne's College levies additional fees for study in numerous departments. Students enrolled in the following subjects will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $750 for Mathematics, approximately $1,675 for Economics, Experimental Pscyhology, Music, and Physiology, and approximately $5,375 for Biochemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Physics.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$3,445
Books & Supplies
$520
Personal Expenses
$4,225
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$9,390