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

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 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 Partnership
American History American/Canadian Studies Anatomy/Physiology Ancient/Medieval History Anthropology Arabic Archaeology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering English English Literature Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film/Cinema Studies Finance French Genetics Geography Geology Geophysics German Greek (Modern and Classical) Health Studies Hebrew History History/Philosophy of Science Human Rights Immunology Indigenous Studies Industrial Relations International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Japanese Jewish Studies Latin Law/Legal Studies Linguistics Management Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Molecular and Cellular Biology Museum Studies Music Business Music Performance Music Studies Neuroscience Peace/Conflict Studies Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Photography Physics Poetry Political Science Population Studies Premedical Psychology Public Policy Religious Studies Russian Social Policy Sociology Spanish Statistics Theater/Drama Theology Translation Urban Studies Women and Gender Studies World History

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

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Andrew Williams

Senior Resident Director, Oxford and Wales Programs

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