IFSA University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall 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. Edmund Hall Partnership

St. Edmund Hall claims to be the oldest educational establishment in Oxford - it was founded in 1236! You'll find that Teddy Hall, as it is affectionately known, has always had a history of independent thought. Join in that history as you present and defend your ideas with your tutor.

University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall Partnership Benefits

  • Comprehensive STEM offerings in the classic Oxford context also include labs
  • Founded in the 13th century as an academic hall that housed students attending various colleges
  • St. Edmund students are well known throughout the University for taking their sports seriously
  • Enjoy an abundant selection of extracurricular activities, including the drama society and the Terry Jones Society, which organizes trips to nearby plays and concerts
  • Students receive individual guidance from their tutor and benefit from the tutor's expert knowledge
  • Unique tutorial instruction allows students to work independently and develop their own academic ideas

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. Edmund Hall Partnership

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

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
OXFORD TUTORIAL SYSTEM
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. Edmund Hall Partnership
American/Canadian Studies Ancient/Medieval History Art History Asian Studies Biochemistry Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Business Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Communications Cultural Studies Earth Science Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering English English Literature Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film/Cinema Studies Finance French Geology Geophysics German History International Studies/Affairs/Relations Law/Legal Studies Management Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Microbiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Philosophy Physics Poetry Political Science Psychology Russian Spanish Statistics Translation World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Some meals included
Details
St. Edmund Hall students receive 50 dinners per term as part of the program fee. An additional $25 will be loaded on your account toward the costs of lunches, and you can add cash to your lunch account throughout the year. Additionally, there are basic kitchens available in the accommodations.

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.

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 5, 2018
Program End Date
June 16, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$35,500
Housing
$4,275
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$39,775
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Oxford levies additional fees for study in numerous departments. These fees range from $450 to $3,225 for the spring terms. The St. Edmund Hall fee includes 50 dinners per term, plus £25 for lunch. Students may add cash to the lunch account throughout the terms.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$2,340
Books & Supplies
$260
Personal Expenses
$3,160
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,960

Fall 2018

Program Dates

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

Program Fees

Tuition
$19,575
Housing
$2,400
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$21,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
St. Edmund Hall levies additional fees for study in numerous departments. Students enrolled in the following subjects will incur a supplemental fee of $250 for Mathematics, $575 for Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Economics, Management Studies, and Pscyhology, and $1,800 for Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science, and Physics. 

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$975
Books & Supplies
$260
Personal Expenses
$1,080
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$3,515

Year

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 28, 2018
Program End Date
June 26, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$42,800
Housing
$7,175
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
St. Edmund Hall 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 Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Economics, Management Studies, and Pscyhology, and approximately $5,375 for Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science, and Physics.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$3,315
Books & Supplies
$520
Personal Expenses
$4,240
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$9,275