The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies

Dates, Credits and Arrival

THE ACADEMIC year at the University of Oxford is made up of three terms:

      • Michaelmas (Oct – Dec)
      • Hilary             (Jan – Mar)
      • Trinity           (Apr- Jun)

The core teaching in Oxford takes place during these terms. For the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms students are required to complete additional academic work by their home university. These students will complete additional introductory group tutorials, selected from C S Lewis, Shakespeare, or British Politics.

 

The dates for the coming academic year 2022/23 are:

 

  Michaelmas Hilary Trinity
Arrival in Oxford: 08  Sept 2022 05 Jan 2023 N/A
Orientation: 09 Sep 2022 06 Jan 2023 N/A
Pre-term Travel: 27 Sep 2022 N/A N/A
Back in Oxford: 3 Oct 2022 N/A N/A
Start of Zero Week: 3 Oct 2022 09 Jan 2023 * 16 Apr 2023 *
       
Travel Break: 06 Dec 2022 24 Mar 2023 + 15 Jun 2023
Final Departure: 14 Dec 2022 04 Apr 2022 + 22 Jun 2023

 

Arrival Day.  Students may arrive in Oxford at any time between 0900 and 1500 on the arrival date indicated. It is advisable to arrive by 1200 if possible.  If there is a possibility of arriving after 1500, or if you are delayed on the arrival day, please email or phone the office for advice.  There is free wi-fi on the bus from the airport.

 

Students may participate for the extended Michaelmas Term, or the extended Hilary Term, or alternatively for the combined Hilary and Trinity Terms. It is not possible at present to apply for the full academic year (all three terms) continuously which would require Tier 4 licencing. OPUS is not Tier 4 listed.

It is possible for students to extend their participation for one OR two additional terms subject to satisfactory performance in their tutorials.

Students are required to prepare 12 essays every term, each essay earns one US semester credit. For the extended Michaelmas and extended Hilary Terms there is a further requirement to complete a seminar course (group tutorials) worth three US semester credits, for a total equivalent of 15 US credits each term.

ALL students attending for two consecutive terms are entitled to housing during the travel break.  Housing assignments may change for subsequent terms, however housing will always be provided.  There is no requirement for students to store their luggage or carry it while traveling!

 

* Students who are continuing from the previous term are permitted to be back in Oxford one week AFTER these dates for the Hilary Term and the Trinity Term respectively.

+ Students participating for the combined Hilary and Trinity Terms are exempt from group tutorials and may begin their travel break TEN DAYS earlier.  The final departure date indicated for Hilary Term refers to ONE term only students, two term Hilary & Trinity students will depart in June.

 

 

The Late Trinity (Summer) Term

It is possible to attend the six week Late Trinity Term from May to June and earn six credits in one subject. This is the period when the spring semester at many US universities is just ending but the academic year at Oxford University has several weeks further to run.

The relevant dates are:

Late Trinity 2023:  Arrival 12 May, Departure 22 June.

Increasingly popular in recent years as the most affordable option, Late Trinity provides the shortest experience of the tutorial method:  sometimes the only feasible option for some students, and frequently utilised by students submitting an Honours thesis.