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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 03/01/2024 04/01/2024 09/04/2024 12/13/2024
Winter 2025 09/01/2024 09/15/2024 01/07/2025 04/09/2025
Fall 2025 03/01/2025 04/01/2025 TBA TBA
Winter 2026 09/01/2025 10/01/2025 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Provider
Field of Study: Business, Economics, English Language, English Linguistics, English/Literature, Gender Studies, General Education Requirement, Geography, History, Individualized Studies, International Affairs, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies
Program Description:

University of Oxford (OPUS Program)

Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Winter, and Summer
15 in Fall/Winter
Must be an EMU degree-seeking student in junior standing or above with 3.5 GPA. Interested students should make an advising appointment during their sophomore year. 
Advising:  To Schedule an Appointment

The Oxford Experience
The University of Oxford is one of the most distinguished educational institutions in the world. With on-campus advisers and on-site staff in Oxford, EMU ensures a unique and challenging academic experience. The colleges with which OPUS is associated with are:

Tutorial Method
All students are under the tutelage of an Academic Adviser who holds an academic post at Oxford University, and they are taught by Oxford tutors in the same way and to the same standard as matriculated Oxford undergraduates.

The tutorial system which is at the heart of Oxford (and Cambridge) University’s educational process entails 20-25 hours of extensive, highly critical reading and research towards the submission of a paper for analysis and discussion. The student will then meet his or her tutor usually alone, or with one other student, and be examined on the work submitted. This intensive, one-on-one, Socratic approach is both challenging and highly profitable and permits a level of depth and insight incapable of being achieved by other methods of teaching.  It is difficult to describe the experience of an Oxford tutorial (or Cambridge supervision).  It is both highly intense yet relaxed and informal. The process has to be experienced to be understood. However an idea can be gleaned from the following video,

Students on the Programme are required to do a Primary Tutorial, which requires the submission of 7 papers, and a Secondary Tutorial, which requires the submission of 5 papers, earning them a total of 12 credits each term. At the end of the term the student’s tutors send in detailed reports on the progress made and award an over-all grade using the performance of matriculated Oxford undergraduates as a benchmark. Students take as part of their course load one of the following introductory group tutorials, selected from C S Lewis, Shakespeare, or British Politics (for the additional 3 credits).

Oxford’s self-designed tutorial method allows for the accommodation of almost any subject except for laboratory studies. Areas of study easiest to accommodate, but not limited to Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, International Relations, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sciences not needing lab work. Students will be required to design their program of study as part of the application process.

A list of Tutorial Subjects (Courses) can be found here.

Tutorial Approval: Prior to acceptance, students will be required to consultant with their academic department advisor on the area of study.

Housing and Meals
All accommodations are single-occupancy furnished bedrooms with shared kitchen, lounge, printer, and bathrooms. Internet access is available through the Oxford colleges at no extra cost. Students may also elect to set up high speed internet access from their house at nominal cost. A periodic cleaning service is included. Up to five students share these houses or flats and are integrated with British Oxford students when possible. Meals are self-catered. As associate members of the Oxford college, students are entitled to dine in college and pay for each meal individually without the overhead of a meal plan.

Application and Advising Notes
This program requires a dual application process in which both EMU and OPUS must approve students to participate. Students are required to attend an advising session as part of the application process.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and EMU scholarships can be applied to the tuition and fees for this program. Additional scholarships available for EMU students that wish to study abroad can be found through the
Office of Financial Aid and on our homepage.