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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Suggested GPA: 3.7
Maximum Capacity: 7 (academic year only) ICIP Required: No
Housing Options: Student Apartment Community Based Learning: No
Ability to work abroad: No Board: Partial Board
Program Exception Flag: None Program Sponsorship: Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: Yes Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:
As with all Holy Cross Study Abroad programs, admission to Oxford (Mansfield College or St Edmund Hall) is a two-step process. Students first apply to Holy Cross Study Abroad for permission to apply to Oxford.  The minimum requirements for step one (applying to Holy Cross for permission to apply to Oxford) are, at the time of your application, a cumulative GPA of 3.7 overall and a minimum 3.7 in your major(s).  All students who wish to study abroad at Oxford and who meet these minimum requirements are encouraged to apply, but it should be noted that admission to Oxford is highly competitive.  Other factors beyond the GPA minimums at the time of the application are, however, taken into consideration. Applicants are expected to achieve a 3.7 overall in their third semester as well.  Additionally, grades below a 3.7 ("B+" or "B" for example) in the third semester may have a negative impact on your application for permission to apply to Oxford.  Students whose third-semester performance at Holy Cross takes them out of the running for Oxford will be given the opportunity to apply to their second choice.  The decision of the Office of Study Abroad on whether to permit a student to apply to Oxford or not is final. 

St Edmund Hall, OxfordFront Quad, St Edmund Hall


Name: University of Oxford, St Edmund Hall (AKA “Teddy Hall”)
Location: Oxford, England
University size: 23,000 (St Edmund: 700)
University founded: c. 1096 (St Edmund: 1317)

Terms available: academic year only
Dates: early October to mid-June Start and end dates noted are tentative and subject to change.
Pre-university program: n/a
Maximum capacity:  7 Holy Cross students per academic year: This is a highly competitive program.  We are only able to send 10 students per academic year.  In the event that we receive more applications than available openings, we will select participants with the highest GPAs in their respective majors to attend Oxford-St Edmund Hall. It is advisable that students interested in Oxford-St Edmund Hall arrange to meet with Assistant Director Piper O'Sullivan ( to discuss alternative locations in the event that student interest in Oxford-St Edmund Hall exceeds capacity.
University website:
Study Abroad website:
Student life/campus activities:​

Visa fees:  Academic year students should plan to spend around $1000 on the UK student visa (the actual number fluctuates and depends on exchange rates with the British Pound)
Housing deposit: Refundable 300 GBP (approximately US $400)
Registration info: Three primary tutorials and three secondary tutorials are a full course load for the academic year (one each per term).
ICIP required: No
Other requirements: n/a
Courses previously taken by Holy Cross students:
On left-side menu, click on Courses Taken Abroad for Holy Cross Credit then select program.  Please be aware this list is meant to give you an idea of the types of courses available to you at St Edmund Hall based on what past students have taken. This is NOT a list of classes that are guaranteed to be available to you and you are not limited to the classes on this list. Class offerings change each semester and you can certainly register for classes that you do not see on this list.
Grade equivalency sheet: Available on the Holy Cross Registrar’s website:

*Note: In the UK, classes are called “modules” and majors are called “courses.”
A note on academics at Oxford: At Oxford, the essential instrument of teaching is the tutorial system rather than lectures, classroom discussions, or seminars. The tutorial requires a great deal of self-motivation on the part of the student as well as considerable independent organization and research skills. At the tutorial, the student submits a prepared paper on a topic agreed upon with the tutor; the student's paper, attendant readings, and research are the basis of a further discussion of the area under study. Students also regularly attend University lectures and have access to lectures found in the Lecture Lists. Certain classes and seminars may also be available by special permission and arrangement.
All information listed above is subject to change.

For more information, please contact:
Piper O'Sullivan, Assistant Director
Phone:  508-793-3053
Office:  Smith 218

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.