Oxford, England

Direct Enrollment - St. Catherine's College

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment
Length:
Academic Year, Fall, Spring

At a glance

Housing:

Residence Hall

Credits:

15 to 24 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English

Language Prerequisites:

None

Visa Required:

Maybe

About the Program

Our program offers you the opportunity to directly enroll in St. Catherine’s College, one of the 38 self-governing colleges that make up the prestigious University of Oxford.

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Be Part of a Legacy

Enjoy studying at one of the oldest universities in the world.

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Learn with Students from Around the World

140 nationalities represent Oxford's study body.

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Personalize Your Coursework

Select a highly personalized course of study.

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Work Closely with Your Professor

You will meet with a tutor on a regular basis.

Program Advisor

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Miranda Hale

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.955.2300 ✉️ study@iesabroad.org

About the Destination

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Why Oxford?

Imagine yourself sitting in class, listening to your professor lecturing about Shakespeare’s plays or Winston Churchill’s policies. But you’re not at your home university—you’re learning in England, where these famous figures lived. This is your chance to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world: the University of Oxford.

Learn More About Oxford

Get to Know Your New City

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Discover Blenheim Palace

Wander the gardens and state rooms.

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Picnic in Port Meadow

Unwind in this 70+ acre park along the River Thames.

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Take a Punt

Climb aboard and cruise down the River Cherwell with your friends.

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Lose Yourself in Museums

Explore the Museum of Natural History or the Ashmolean Museum.

Housing

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  • Accommodation Block
  • Residence Hall

Accommodation Block

Live on campus in either single or double rooms with shared facilities. If you select a double room, IES Abroad and St. Catherine's try to pair a St. Catherine's student as your roommate, wherever possible. All rooms have internet access. 

You have access to basic kitchen facilities, and the college has a dining hall on campus that provides meals throughout the week. When you arrive, you are issued a pay-as-you-go photo ID card, which is debited every time you take a meal and can be added to throughout the term. You are responsible for loading money onto your own card—meals are not included in the program cost. 

Like all Oxford colleges, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are cooked onsite and served in the dining hall at set times. Meals are available to all enrolled students, not just to residents living on campus. 

Academics