Visiting Student Programme - Introduction
As a Visiting Student at Blackfriars Hall, you will be able to follow accredited studies for one year in Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, English Literature and British History. You will enjoy access to the academic and wider social and recreational facilities of the University of Oxford, as well as what we offer you in the Hall.
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. You will receive either two tutorials a week or one tutorial and one class. As well as lectures at Blackfriars you will be able to attend an extremely wide range of lectures and seminars in the 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. We have a very experienced staff who are dedicated to making your transition to study in Oxford as successful as possible. You will be able to call in particular on the help of our Overseas Students Programme Liaison Manager who oversees your accommodation and welfare. Our Visiting Students are normally accommodated in nearby houses equipped for self-catering.
Many Visiting Students come from our US partner colleges, but we are enthusiastic to hear from suitably qualified students, undergraduate and postgraduate, from major universities globally who share an affinity with our ethos.
Students from our partner institutions receive credits equivalent to full-time study at their home university.
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.
Please note that you will have to satisfy the UK Border Agency's Language requirements before you are accepted as a student.
How to apply
If you are currently a member of the partner colleges listed above, you should apply through your Study Abroad office. For further information contact:
- The Assistant Hall Bursar & Academic Administrator, Ms Lucy Traves