Is this Program Right for You?
Study at one of the most renowned academic institutions in the world - Oxford University! Lady Margaret Hall is one of the renowned University Halls that make up the University of Oxford (there are six Halls and thirty-nine Colleges in total).
Like the other Colleges and Halls of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall selects its own students and is responsible for their academic studies. Founded in 1878 to pioneer education for women in Victorian England, Lady Margaret Hall has for many years now been a college for women and men in which high academic achievement, pride in traditions, tolerance, equality, friendliness and lack of stuffiness are hallmark characteristics. Lady Margaret Hall provides students an unparalleled academic environment committed to intensive undergraduate study in a range of subject matter in a beautiful setting. AU Abroad is thrilled to offer this special study abroad opportunity to select AU students.
The number of places to study abroad at Lady Margaret Hall is limited, and admission is highly competitive.
- A GPA of at least 3.75 is required to participate in this program.
- Students should have already taken 2-3 college level courses in the subject they propose to study at Lady Margaret Hall by the time of application.
Study abroad at Oxford is for a full year only; semester-length study abroad is not possible. Lady Margaret Hall offers study in various areas of the humanities and sciences, including Classics, Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Study at Oxford is different from any other university. Students choose one or two related subjects to study over the year, which they pursue with a tutor. All subjects follow a core curriculum while also allowing plenty of scope for students to follow their own areas of interest. There are no examinations; students write weekly essays (equivalent to 5-10 page papers) for their tutorials, and will receive cumulative grades at the end of the year. The objective of study at Oxford is to teach students how to think logically, laterally, and independently.
Tutorials generally meet once a week per subject, and students meet in small groups with their assigned tutor. Lectures on a wide variety of subjects are offered by the University, and tutors will recommend to students which lectures they should be attending in addition to their tutorial work.
AU students wishing to study at Oxford will thus need to be able to take all their coursework for the year in a limited number of related subject areas. Before applying, students should discuss in detail with their Academic Advisor what AU course content they need to cover during their year at Oxford, to ensure that tutorials at Lady Margaret Hall will be arranged to fulfill the students' needs.
Life in Oxford
Oxford, England is a beautiful, small city in the English countryside, not far from London. It was made famous for its role as an ancient place of learning. Honey-gold historic buildings, a riverside setting and gardens provide a tranquil balance to a beautiful city centre which is lively all the year round. Oxford is easily accessible from London by daily buses and train.
Students at Lady Margaret Hall enjoy a stimulating social life. All undergraduates at Lady Margaret Hall belong to the Junior Common Room (JCR), which is a thriving student community. The JCR organizes a number of social events throughout the year which are open to students across the University. There are also a variety of other activities, clubs and sports which students can get involved in.
Housing and Meals
Partner students are responsible for making housing and meal arrangements independently. Typically, students are provided with rooms right on the main college site.
Lady Margaret Hall offers good food in their Dining Hall at reasonable prices. Lunch and dinner are available in the College Hall on a self-service system, although once a week a formal dinner is provided for members of the College and their guests. There are also many small shared kitchen areas which permit a limited degree of self-catering.
The Oxford program is available for Full Year only.
- Academic Year: October - June