Note: Applications should be received no later than 1st March for the following academic year.
Undergraduate Visiting Students
Our Programme has been in existence for over 25 years, welcoming undergraduates from a number of overseas universities.
As a visiting student at Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford, you will be able to follow accredited studies for one year in
- English Literature
- Classics (in translation)
- British History.
We also offer classes in Latin, New Testament Greek, and Hebrew.
You will enjoy access to the academic and wider social and recreational facilities of the University of Oxford, as well as those we offer within Blackfriars.
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 Senior Tutor. 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 visiting students are normally accommodated in nearby houses equipped for self-catering, but eat many of their meals at another nearby Hall of the University. More information.
How to apply
Our application form is found at the back of our Brochure, downloadable here. Please ensure that your home institution, normally through the Study Abroad Office, has completed the relevant part of the application form and arranged to provide official documents.
Undergraduate applicants should be able to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.7 of its equivalent.
Blackfriars is proud to partner with many reputable institutions to deliver a programme for Visiting Students, including:
- Dominican University
- Fairfield University
- Providence College
- Saint Mary’s College
- Saint Louis University
- University of San Francisco
- Villanova University
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 Dr Clare Broome Saunders, 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.
Graduate Visiting Students
There are no taught graduate courses available to Graduate Visiting Students, but you can follow the curriculum of an undergraduate.