IFSA-Butler Oxford

The University of Oxford, founded in 1250, is actually a federation of individual colleges.  Through IFSA-Butler, highly qualified students may study at one of several Oxford Colleges.  The hallmark of the Ox-bridge model is the tutorial system.  In this system, students meet one-on-one with their tutor either once a week or every other week.  At the center of the tutorial is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned.  Successful visiting Oxford students work well independently and are able to thrive in an intense academic system.

Fields of study:

All disciplines

Eligibility:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7.  The application process is highly selective.  Interested students should contact OCS Assistant Director, Barbara Hoffman, early in their sophomore year for advising.

Semesters Offered:

Spring or Academic Year

Calendar:

Spring: January - June
Full Year: October - June

Credits:

Spring (Hilary and Trinity Terms) - 24 credits
Academic Year (Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity Terms) - 36 credits
Students take one major tutorial and one minor tutorial during each Oxford term.

Credit Conversion:

1 IFSA-Butler credit = 1 Whitman credit

Housing:

Students typically live "in college" in on-site dormitories provided by the college.

Meals:

The meal plan at Oxford varies depending on the college.  Some colleges offer visiting students self-catering kitchens, while others offer access to their dining halls.

Internships:

None

Deadline:

November of the student's sophomore year for full-year participation as a junior
December of student's sophomore year for spring participation in the junior year.

Scholarships:

IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA-Butler: The University of Oxford