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  • Locations: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Liberty applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.9 Academic Field of Study: Creative Writing, History, Literature, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sciences
Student Classification: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Graduate, 6 - Post-Graduate Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Guest House Program Type: study abroad
LU Serve Program?: No
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Housing and Student Life | Program Costs | Scholarships and Grants | More Information 

Best Semester - Oxford Summer Programme

Oxford, England

Program Overview

Throughout the Oxford Summer Programme (OSP), you’ll journey to astonishing places. But with all that could ignite your intellectual imagination, nothing will compare to the vast collection of scholarly resources available to you. Welcome to the home of some of history’s greatest thinkers.

OSP fuels intellectual development at all levels of education. Engage in scholarship guided by Oxford’s primary method of pedagogies: the tutorial. Go one-on-one with your professor to defend your argument and support your positions, ready yourself for graduate school or just become a better thinker. When you’re not flexing your brain, keep it sharp with student outings and field trips. 

During OSP, even when you put the book down, your studies never really stop. You’re immersed in an attitude to life.  Here you’re invited to ask yourself the questions pivotal to your intellectual growth—questions that are a part of your day-to-day existence. With close fellowship among your peers, the rhythm of the Oxford Summer Programme is one that will beat in your heart for life.  

OSP is organized by SCIO, Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford, which is the UK subsidiary of BestSemester and the CCCU.  It is a research center based in Oxford working in close partnership with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford.  More info on SCIO's projects, staff, and activity can be found at
(reproduced from Best Semester, OSP website)


  • 2.9 minimum GPA
  • Sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, or post-graduate student


OSP fuels intellectual development at all levels of education: undergraduate, post-graduate, professorial, and beyond. Engage one-on-one with Oxford's acclaimed and widely-published faculty in scholarship guided by Oxford’s primary pedagogy: the tutorial. Allow Oxford University to change the way you read books, write sentences, and think; then travel the nation's diverse, historical landscapes with a sharp new mind and the guidance of your tutors.

For details on the available seminars and lectures, visit the Best Semester - OSP website.

Housing and Student Life

Students stay at The Vines, a modest mansion on the crest of Headington Hill, situated on 1.5 acres of garden with stunning views of Oxford's spires. Running parallel to the path of C.S. Lewis's former commute, The Vines is a 35-minute walk into Oxford city centre, a 10-minute cycle ride, or a 5-minute walk to the nearest bus stop (with busses passing by every 6–7 minutes). It has a large kitchen, laundry facilities, a well-appointed common room and bathrooms for every 2-3 rooms.

For more information about student life, visit the Best Semester - OSP website.

Program Costs


Scholarships and Grants


More Information 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.