IFSA University of Oxford 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 Partnership

Dive into your discipline with Oxford's tutorial system! You will be a Visiting Student at a specific college, and will focus your studies on your major and minor subjects. Most tutorials will be one-on-one or small group meetings between students and tutors, though some science subjects have lectures as well.

University of Oxford Partnership Benefits

  • Study at one of the world's most prestigious universities.
  • Oxford is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of major research universities in the United Kingdom (similar to the Ivy League)
  • 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

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 Partnership

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Oxford's Programs are pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Explore the nine colleges within the University of Oxford system:
Experiential Learning
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 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 Partnership
African Studies American History American/Canadian Studies Anatomy/Physiology Ancient History Anthropology Arabic Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Communication Science/Disorders Communications Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Earth Science Ecology Economics Education Studies Electrical/Electronic Engineering Engineering, General English Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film/Cinema Studies Finance Fine Arts Foreign Language, Other French Genetics Geography Geophysics German Graphic Design Greek (Modern and Classical) Health Administration/Management Health Studies Hebrew Historic Preservation and Conservation History Human Rights Human and Child Development Immunology Indigenous Studies Industrial Relations Industrial and Organizational Psychology Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Jewish Studies Latin Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Linguistics Literature Management Management Information Systems Marketing Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medicine, Pre-Medical Middle Eastern Studies Molecular and Cellular Biology Museum Studies Music Music Business Music Business/Technology Music Composition Music Performance Music Studies Neuroscience Nutrition/Food Science Organizational Leadership Organizational Management Peace/Conflict Studies Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Philosophy of Science Photography Physics Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy Poetry Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Psychology Religious Studies Rhetoric Russian Social Justice Social Policy Sociology Spanish Statistics Studio Art Theater/Drama Theology Translation Urban Studies Women and Gender Studies World History Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Please see each individual college at the University of Oxford for housing and meals details.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Resident Director

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Andrew Williams

Senior Resident Director, Cambridge, Oxford and Wales Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

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