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

Oxford, England


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


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:
Typical Credit Load:
12 - 24

About University of Oxford - St. Anne's College

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!

University of Oxford - St. Anne's College Benefits

  • Take an additional 4 U.S. semester credits in the fall term with the new Early Start option, which has a course on the Making and Unmaking of Modern Britain
  • Premedical students can take part in a specialized premedical 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 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

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Oxford St. Anne's 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. 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, 16 U.S. semester credit hours for Early Start 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
Early Start Program

The Making and Unmaking of Modern Britain: Britishness and the Construction of National Identity in the Twenty-First Centrury
 Arrive early and take an additional 4 credits in the fall term with this special early-start option.

To understand modern Britain, it is vital to know something of how British national identity has been formulated in an historical, political, social, and cultural sense. Is the story of Britain in the twenty-first century one of the making or unmaking of the nation? How have British institutions such as schools, the media, museums, and churches, helped or hindered the formation of a singular national identity? And to what extent have social constructions including class, race, gender, and sexuality, divided or united the British people? Drawing on the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, and art history, amongst others, this paper serves to introduce students to some of the main debates exercising Britons today, and in so doing, highlights the wealth of primary sources available to students for research and evaluation in this field.
Premedical Program
St. Anne's College’s offers a special program for pre-Medical students in the fall and academic year. More details are available here.
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.
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.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit 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
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
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 Team

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2021

Program Dates

Program Start Date
Mid-January 2021
Program End Date
Late June 2021

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Coming Soon
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Academic Year 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
Early Start: August 31, 2020 Regular Start: October 2, 2020
Program End Date
June 19, 2021

Program Fees

Early Start: $43,075 Regular Start: $43,220
Early Start: $10,700 Regular Start: $8,525
Total Program Fee
Early Start: $53,775 Regular Start: $51,745
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students receive a meal card credited with approximately $500. St. Anne's levies additional fees for study in numerous departments. Regular start students enrolled in the following subjects incur a supplemental fee of approximately $850 for Mathematics and Experimental Psychology; Economics and Music $1,625; Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Physics and Engineering $5,500. Early start students enrolled in Biochemistry incur a supplemental fee of approximately $6,630.

Estimated Costs

Early Start: $4,490 Regular Start: $4,080
Books & Supplies
Personal Expenses
Early Start: $3,560 Regular Start: $3,270
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
Early Start: $10,450 Regular Start: $9,750