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Application requirements

Before you are ready to submit your application, please

• Ensure that your academic conditions meet our entry requirements;

• Make sure you provide all the necessary supporting documents in time;

• Ensure that you agree to the general terms and conditions required for summer school registration, especially in relation to payment and cancellation.


Application procedures and precautions

• Fill in the Application Form;

• Please ensure that your application form is complete and legible, and please complete your application  CLEARLY;

• Filling in an incomplete application form will be INVALID.


About the review of the application

After you have successfully submitted your application form via email to, we will send you an email from to inform you that we have received your application. We will also notify you when your application is reviewed by the Programme Officer.


Deadline for application submission

Prior to 20th May 2020, your application form will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Due to the limited capacity of our venues, the course director will pay special attention to the personal statement sections when selecting student assignments.

Our specific allocation is determined by the number of venues available, and any overdue applications will be decided 6 weeks before the programme.


Final decision

Within 14 days after the programme has received your application, we will notify you by email of the programme officer’s decision.

If you are accepted, you must respond in writing within 14 days, regardless of whether you choose to accept or decline our offer. For those who choose to accept, you must ensure that all course fees are paid in clear funds before the deadline.


Evaluation strategies

The level of activity and contribution of students in class discussions will be criteria for tutor’s ratings;

The final presentation by the individual student within their group will also greatly affect the tutor's grading.


Registration process

Students will formally enrol in the programme after accepting our offer letter.

The invoice will be sent to the student by e-mail and will be accompanied by complete payment instructions. Your registration process will then be complete.


Participants’ level requirements

Participants will perform the following activities

• Complete preparatory reading before the official start of the programme;

• Actively participate in all seminars, lectures and discussion group meetings;

• 10 hours of personal study related to course content, including: preparatory reading and data collection before seminars and discussion group meetings etc.


Notes on Immigration and Visas

If the system shows that you require a visa, you should apply for a short-term study visa , which allows students over the age of 18 to study either part-time or full-time for up to 6 months in the UK.


A European Economic Area or a Swiss national who enters the UK to attend the programme does not require a visa. Showing your EEA or Swiss passport upon arrival in the UK will ensure you have free access to the UK.

If you are not an EEA or Swiss national, whether you need a visa to enter the UK will depend on the passport you hold.

If you need a visa, you should apply for a short-term study visa valid for six months for students over the age of 18.

If the system shows that you do not need a visa, you will still need to show certain documents and proofs to confirm your short-term student status when you are at the border.

For students who are not members of the European Economic Area or Swiss nationals, we solemnly remind you that you should know if you need a visa before submitting your application. If you need a visa, please research in advance how long you’ll need to wait to obtain a visa for the country you are applying for. To ensure that you can apply for a visa by the deadline, you should submit your application as soon as possible.

For students from non-EEA countries, after you have paid the full cost, the Programme Administrator will provide you with a standard letter by post to confirm your registration information and detailed course.


Students with disabilities and mobility problems

Oxford International Study Abroad Programme is committed to treating all students equally and we warmly welcome applications from people with disabilities. We will provide facilities, institutional adjustments and assistance to meet their needs as far as possible within our available resources.

We recommend that students with mobility problems or audio-visual impairments consult with the programme administrator in advance of applying to the programme, since the college layouts may be less friendly to people with disabilities. If the applicant has severe day to day problems, such as accessing ground floor rooms, they should contact us in time.



This programme is an intensive study program open to students from all countries. All applicants should ensure that they are on top of their academic and linguistic preparations ahead of the course.


Academic requirements

Applicants fitting the following conditions will be given priority:

• High achievers - this may include graduate students who are currently studying, or individuals who have entered the workforce and are eager for guidance on the programme interdisciplinary courses;

• Undergraduate students who aim to get more guidance and inspiration in their respective academic fields.


Language ability requirement

Considering the need for students to actively participate in seminar discussions and writing assignments, there are four main areas of language requirements for applicants: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

For any applicants for whom English is not their first language, it will be necessary to present an original certificate proving their English proficiency in advance, or a certified copy dated no more than two years prior the date of issue and submit it on the first day of the programme.

However, undergraduate graduates who are taught in English and have successfully completed university courses, or non-native English speakers who have extensive business, political or other experience in an English-speaking locale, may not be required to verify their English ability in the same manner - various proofs of the above may be accepted. Please consult the Programme Administrator for more information on this.

For more information, please email or call our direct line +44(0)1865 512959. Our administrative staff will reply you as soon as possible.