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
Additionally, each applicant is required to have a
3.7 cumulative grade point average (on a scale of 4.0)
after two semesters. 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 2014-2015 academic year) is
required to submit to the Office of Tufts Programs
Abroad the following items by December 2, 2013:
Tufts will select nominees to submit to Pembroke.
Pembroke, in turn, will choose the candidates to study
at Pembroke for the 2014-2015 academic year, depending
on the availability of spaces in the various academic
disciplines. This process may take two to three months.
- A completed Oxford University Visiting Student
application form, available at the Office of Tufts
- 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.
Program Fee 2013-2014
$59,732 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.