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Visiting Student Programme

Study Abroad at Blackfriars Oxford

Applications should be received no later than 1st March 2018.

Undergraduate Visiting Students

As a visiting student at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford you will be able to follow accredited studies for one year in Theology, PhilosophyPsychologyEnglish LiteratureClassics (in translation), and British History. You will enjoy access to the academic and wider social and recreational facilities of the University of Oxford, as well as those we offer in the Hall.

We also offer classes in Latin, New Testament Greek, and Hebrew.

Your teaching will be provided primarily through weekly tutorials, usually on a one-to-one basis, where you discuss with the tutor an essay you have prepared. The normal expectation is that visiting students receive two tutorials a week. Variations from this pattern must be sought from the Director of Studies for Visiting Students at Blackfriars. As well as lectures at Blackfriars you will be able to attend an extremely wide range of lectures and seminars in the University.

Students from our partner institutions receive credits equivalent to full-time study at their home university.

You will be able to read not only in our own specialist library, but also in the Bodleian Library, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious academic libraries. You will be able to borrow books from the Theology Faculty library and the other faculty libraries relevant to your courses. Our Programme has been in existence for over 25 years.

Graduate Visiting Students

There are no taught graduate courses available to Graduate Visiting Students, but you can follow the curriculum of an undergraduate.

Our visiting students are normally accommodated in nearby houses equipped for self-catering, but eat many of their meals at a nearby Hall of the University.

Many Visiting Students come from our US partner colleges, but we are keen to hear from suitably qualified students, undergraduate and postgraduate, from major universities globally who share an affinity with our ethos.

Undergraduate applicants should be able to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.7 or its equivalent, and must obtain permission from their home university to spend a year abroad at Blackfriars.

How to apply

If you are currently a member of one of our partner colleges:

please apply through your Study Abroad office.

Disabled Students

We welcome enquiries from disabled students. The nature of our old buildings inevitably makes access difficult to some areas, We have various contingency plans which can be brought into effect and we regard problems as challenges to be overcome. Please contact the Academic Administrator, Ms. Lucy Traves, and let us know what your needs are: in most cases we can, and will meet them.

English Language Requirements

All teaching at Oxford University is carried out in English (with the exception of some language-specific teaching) and tutors must be satisfied that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start.  You can find details here.


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