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Oxford Study Abroad Programme

Academically-strong students spend a semester at Oxford University participating in one-on-one tutorials with Oxford professorsat New College, Christ Church, Trinity College and (Magdalen - Visiting Students Only). The 12 - 13 week program also includes 5 educational tours each semester. Click here to explore courses that may be offered through the Oxford Study Abroad Programme. Students take two tutiorial: a 5 credit and an 8 credit tutorial during their time at Oxford.


Program Advisor
Dr. John Harles, Boyer 460, Ext. 6580


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Students must have completed two full years of college and have at least a 3.0 GPA (3.6 for visiting students) to qualify for the program. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.


The 13 credits earned may meet general education or major requirements. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.

Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program.  Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.

Costs: 2014-2015

Messiah tuition, room, plus $1,200 off-campus study fee.

For affiliate students: Fee covers tuition, housing, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Meals are not included.  There are significant additional fees for students who wish to apply for Visiting Student Status.  Note: addtional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees.  


Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.

Messiah Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


Begin the application process here!




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For additional information about the Oxford Study Abroad Programme and England, check out:

Oxford Study Abroad Programme

British Council Pre-departure Guide

English Heritage

European Union: A Guide for Americans

University of Oxford

World Fact Book: United Kingdom

UK Visa Information

UK Visa Timeline


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