The Oxford Study Centre is multidisciplinary in purview and students of all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Typically, applicants have earned at least two years of undergraduate credits and maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
There have been warranted exceptions to these prerequisites. However, they require strong letters of recommendation, persuasive reasons for attending, and a successful application interview. They must be high school graduates, provide an academic transcript, and be at least 18 years of age at the time of participation.
While some factors are necessarily more important than others, seldom is any single criterion decisive. Important qualifications for admission are intellectual curiosity, demonstrated academic strength, and clear motivation. Applicants must be devout Christians and dedicated students.
Unlike many other study abroad programs, OSC is able to accommodate both undergraduate and graduate students, those currently enrolled and those not. Participants have ranged in age from 18 to 57 (though there is no upper limit).
For many students, a term in Oxford is the most challenging to date. Among our purposes is to ensure that students flourish rather than flounder. To that end, the elements of the application and interview are vital.