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Tufts in Oxford

Oxford University, with 12,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate students, is now over 800 years old and consists of thirty-eight independent, self-contained, self-governed colleges and numerous other institutes and organizations. Tufts maintains an agreement with Pembroke College under which a select few qualified Tufts students may spend an academic year at Pembroke College, as fully integrated visiting students. Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and has a student body of 500. It is a friendly and informal college, emphasizing intellectual activity, but sports, drama, and music are also important. (Pembroke has its own boathouse and playing fields.) There are numerous clubs and societies organized by Pembroke students.

Director: Simon J. Steel, B.Sc., Physics & Astronomy, Sussex University; P.G.C.E., Physics Education, Oxford University; M.A., Physics, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Astrophysics, University College Dublin.

Students wishing to apply to Pembroke College must show college-level course work in the subject they wish to pursue at Oxford and meet the requirements listed here. Additionally, each applicant is required to have a 3.7 cumulative grade point average (on a scale of 4.0) after two semesters at Tufts. Pembroke will accept applications only from students who are prepared to study in one of the academic areas listed here.

Additional Application Procedures
Each Tufts student applicant (for the 2015-2016 academic year) is required to submit to the Office of Tufts Programs Abroad the following items by December 1, 2014:

  • A completed Oxford University Visiting Student application form, available at the Office of Tufts Programs Abroad.
  • Two letters of recommendation from full-time members of the Tufts faculty, submitted on department stationery to the Office of Tufts Programs Abroad. Both recommendations should be from the Tufts department corresponding to the subject the student wishes to study at Oxford University.
  • Two term papers or other pieces of work in the subject the student wishes to study at Oxford.
Tufts will select nominees to submit to Pembroke. Pembroke, in turn, will choose the candidates to study at Pembroke for the 2015-2016 academic year, depending on the availability of spaces in the various academic disciplines. This process may take two to three months.

Comprehensive Program Fee 2014-2015
$61,823 for the academic year includes:

  • Full tuition and fees at Pembroke College of Oxford University;
  • Full room and board (includes single room in residence halls) during academic terms only;
  • Use of Oxford University facilities: computers, e-mail, and library access;
  • Membership in Oxford Union (special student club and debating society);
  • Orientation provided by Pembroke College;
  • Opportunity to attend plays, concerts, operas, and group meals in London with Tufts-in-London students (subsidized tickets are provided);
  • Subsidized day and weekend trips as indicated here.
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