IES Abroad Oxford Direct Enrollment – St. Catherine's College

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Our program offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in St. Catherine’s College, one of the 38 self-governing colleges that together make up the University of Oxford. In 2013, the University of Oxford ranked as the 4th best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.

Enjoy studying at one of the oldest universities in the world—teaching existed here in some form as early as 1096. Today, Oxford has a total student population of more than 21,000, with more than 140 nationalities represented in its student body, and is a renowned seat of learning and tradition. The student body at the University of Oxford is diverse, as well as its professors—about 40% of the University’s academic staff are citizens of countries other than the United Kingdom.


IES Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid

As far as we're concerned, financial limitations shouldn't prevent you from studying abroad with us. That's why we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and aid.

$500 - $5,000

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Yes, I recommend this program

Oxford, An Absolutely Wonderland

The course structure in Oxford is slightly different from that in the States. In Oxford, we have lectures and tutorials, two kinds of "courses". Lectures are literally open to all, whether you're a student or not. Undergrad lectures are usually 50 minutes long. They are not discussion-based. Professors talk and leave, at most leaving 10 minutes for questions.

Tutorials are one-on-one. At the beginning of each semester, the program director in Oxford, Naomi will talk to students individually and decide what each of them wants to do & with whom, and introduce the student to a professor for supervision.

I lived on campus like most of the visiting students did. My room is literally 2 minutes' walk away from everything, including the college library, dinning hall, gym, and even a college bar! (yes, it's legal for college students to drink in the UK.)

The nearest IES center is in London, so unfortunately I did not go to many events they organized for students. But IES sent faculty to Oxford every term to catch up with us. Whenever there was a attack or something in London, they would send send emails, messages, calls to confirm our safety. They are really doing a great job!

I highly recommend this program to you. I wish you would love Oxford as I do.

What would you improve about this program?
I hope there is also an IES center in Oxford, so that students could participate in more events organized by IES.
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