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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2021 10/15/2020 10/15/2020 01/07/2021 04/07/2021
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Please note we are associate members of Oxford, receiving a discount to tuition to the Oxford program. Tuition, room, and board is charged through Oxford and NOT through UMass Boston. You must pay directly to Oxford for this program. See for information about the program and fees.
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Apartment (shared)
Areas of Study: Archaeology, Architecture, Art/Fine Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Geography, History, Law, Math/Statistics, Music, Other Language & Literature, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology/Anthropology, Women's/Gender Studies Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 3 Program Type: Partner-led
Program Description:

UMass Boston   Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP)

Oxford Bridge       Oxford University 

OSAP has made it possible for students of academic distinction, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher after two years of university, to study in Oxford for one to three terms. OSAP works with New College, Trinity College, Magdalen and Christ Church. All four of these colleges rank in the top 25% of the Academic League Tables of Oxford University.

Most tutors are highly qualified and experienced; all are tutors who normally teach Oxford University degree candidates.

Watch this video with UMB student Valerie Vargas, who studied abroad at the University of Oxford:¿

Students can choose from a list of recommended courses, and take courses from their home campus by submitting course descriptions and syllabi in advance. The essence of the Oxford educational system is the one-on-one tutorial where students study individually with an Oxford University faculty member.
Students complete 14 tutorials (3 courses totaling 12 credits) during 12-13 weeks of study. Tutors may also recommend a traditional classroom experience to complement the tutorial. For more information, go to the OSAP Student Handbook. For suggested tutorials: OSAP Suggested Tutorials.docx 
Please scroll down to "Course Transfers Reference Table" to see how courses from OSAP transferred to UMB. 

Students may study in tutorial courses at frequent intervals in the summer from mid May to the end of September. Students who enroll in mid May will have the benefit of all extra-curricular activities during the last 4 to 5 weeks of the Trinity (Spring) Term.

Three semesters (terms) are offered:
1. Hilary Term: January—April
2. Trinity Term: April—July
3. Michaelmas Term: September—November

In order to participate students must have:
-a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
-junior or higher standing for undergraduates (at least 60 credits)
-the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines

Graduate study is also available

See Budget sheet

-shared appartments

US citizens who are studying in the United Kingdom for less than 6 months and do not plan to seek work of any kind (including paid or unpaid work, interning, or volunteering), can enter the UK on the Short Term Student Route (previously known as a "Student Visitor") with the appropriate documentation. The stamp received in the student's passport upon arrival counts as a visa. For more information, check the NAFSA website. If you're not sure if you need a visa, check the U.K. consulate website.

Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information:

Course Transfers Reference Table:
Course Title Credits abroad Course Transfer # Course Transfer Title Credits Transferred to UMB
Managerial Accounting 4 AF 211 Managerial Accounting 4
Biological Anthropology 4 ANTH   4
Environmental Anthropology 4 ANTH   4
Human Evolution 4 ANTH   4
Anthropology 4 ANTH 9000   4
Neurophysiology 4 BIO 9000   4
Biochemistry 4 BIOCHM 383 Biochemistry I 4
19th Century English Novel I 5 ENGL 365 The British Novel and the 19th Century 4
Shakespeare 5 ENGL 382 Shakespeare 4
Jane Austen 5 ENGL 396   4
English Literature 1640-1740 5 ENGL 403 18th Century Literature 4
Old and Middle English Poetry 4 ENGL 9000   4
Old and Middle English Poetry II 4 ENGL 9000   4
Professional Writing for Business 4 ENGL 9000   4
British History Pre-1330 4 HIST 305   4
History of the Arab Nations 4 HIST 365 The Middle East, 1798- 1914 4
Intro to Calculus 4 MATH 140 Calculus I 4
Bus environment & Public Safety 4 MGT 330 Managerial Behavior 4
International Marketing 4 MKT 430 International Marketing 4
Managerial Statistics 4 MSIS 111L Managerial Statistics 4
Borders 4 POLSCI 220 International Relations 4
Sociology I 4 SOCIO 9000   4
Sociology II 4 SOCIO 9000   4
American and British Literature 4     4
Politics and Media 4     4

Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms).
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office.