Students considering study abroad at Oxford must make an appointment to meet with Carolyn Covalt in order to proceed with their application. The deadlines as well as many other logistics related to Oxford are unique, which is why this is REQUIRED.
OXFORD APPLICATION DEADLINES: The application deadline for Oxford is either late January or the first week of February (for the following fall, spring or academic year) and is inflexible. For example, for the spring 2019 semester, you must apply by January/ February of 2018. Late applications are not considered by Oxford.
Please note that the Duke Study Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.
Through a special arrangement with Pembroke and St. Peter's Colleges of the University of Oxford, Duke undergraduates may spend their junior year enrolled as Visiting Students at Oxford. As regular Oxford undergraduates, students attending this program study intensively with individual tutors in one or two subjects of particular interest to them. The students are full members of their Oxford colleges, and are housed in College accommodations.
Duke sophomores interested in applying to this program are invited to file an application in the Global Education Office for Undergraduates, Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, 2nd Floor, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd. via the on-line application by clicking "Apply Now". All students applying to Oxford Direct must make an appointment to see a GEO advisor.
Students will be billed directly by both Pembroke and St. Peter's College Oxford. Fees paid to Pembroke College will cover tuition and housing during the three terms (housing during the vacation periods will be available at a small extra charge of no more than £5 per day). Fees paid to St. Peter's College will include tuition and room during the three terms, and housing during the vacations. Students attending either college will be responsible for the Duke study abroad fee.
Selection for this program is highly competitive and all final decisions are at the discretion of the University of Oxford. The Global Education Office screens potential applicants to ensure that those who apply have at least an average of 3.5 in both their overall record and in the subject they wish to study at Oxford, and are generally well-qualified in this chosen subject. Students must also have taken at least two courses at Duke in their chosen subject and must submit a sample of written work in that subject (students in the sciences may submit a copy of a recent examination). The application also requires a 300-400 word statement describing your reasons for wanting to study a particular subject at Oxford and your qualifications to do so. Two confidential letters of recommendation from Duke professors and a copy of your transcript are required to complete the application. After preliminary screening, the applications are sent to Oxford where the final admissions decisions are made.
Important Note: Duke cannot guarantee acceptance at Oxford for the students it endorses, although every possible effort will be made. Admission to Oxford as a Visiting Student is highly competitive and depends in part on the availability of tutors; certain fields are oversubscribed, and the availability of tutors may vary from year to year.
St. Peter's College
is one of the younger colleges of the University of Oxford. It is heir to all the traditions of Oxford but combines these with its own modern, friendly and accessible style. It is situated in the heart of the city, close to all libraries, museums, laboratories and lecture rooms.
St. Peter's College occupies the site of two of the University's oldest Inns or medieval hostels, Bishop Trellick's, later New Inn Hall, and Rose Hall, both of which were founded in the thirteenth century. But its history really began in 1929 when St. Peter's Hall was founded by Francis James Chavasse, Bishop of Liverpool, who was concerned at the rising cost of education in the older universities in Britain, and projected St. Peter's as a College where promising students, who might otherwise be deterred by the costs of College life elsewhere, could obtain an Oxford education. The commitment to make Oxford accessible to any student of ability, irrespective of means, remains a feature of St. Peter's today.
In 1961 the University approved a statute giving St. Peter's Hall full collegiate status. With the granting of its Royal Charter in the same year, it took the name St. Peter's College.
For more, go to: http://www.spc.ox.ac.uk.