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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 professor sat New College, Christ Church, Trinity College and (Magdalen - Visiting Students Only). The 12 - 13 week program also includes five educational tours each semester. Students take two tutorials: a five-credit and an eight-credit tutorial during their time at Oxford.


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


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  • Junior or senior
  • 3.0 GPA or higher (3.6 for visiting students)



  • Courses 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. 
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.
  • There are significant additional fees for students who wish to apply for Visiting Student Status
  • Additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees.

Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


Oxford Study Abroad Programme Deadlines

Spring 2015 - November 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - May 10, 2015



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

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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