Which colleges accept Visiting Students?

The information below is indicative only and subject to change. If you have a specific query about coming to Oxford as a Visiting Student, please follow the advice given below about where to ask for further details.

This page was last updated in March 2023. We hope to share updated information on which colleges are accepting Visiting Students in 2024 soon. 


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Blackfriars Hall10Visiting students at Blackfriars Hall can study Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, English Literature, British History and Classics in Translation.We have links with several universities in the USA, and welcome enquiries from universities in all parts of the world.Please visit the Hall website for further information, Visiting students at Blackfriars, or email [email protected].
Corpus ChristiCorpus has a small number of places available for visiting students, as determined on a year by year basis. We accept applications for a full year of study, currently only from students at our linked universities.The subjects offered can vary from year to year, depending on undergraduate numbers and teaching provision. Please refer to the college website.We have links with Columbia and Barnard University, and also Keio University in Japan, but welcome applications from other institutions.

We require:

  • a completed application form
  • personal statement of reasons for wishing to study the proposed course
  • two academic references (preferably from academics at the home institution)
  • a sample of written work
  • and a transcript or record of education from the home institution.

Additionally, students who have not previously been tutored in English at university level are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Tel: +44 (0)1865 276693
Email: [email protected]

Corpus Christi College website


Exeter will admit up to 3 visiting students each year, to study for a full academic year.

Exeter accepts visiting students for a variety of subjects, and a list of those currently offered can be found on the college website.In addition to our Williams-Exeter visiting student programme, we offer a limited number of places to individual visiting students (typically DAAD or Junior Year Abroad) each year.

For further information, please visit the Exeter College website or direct enquiries to Dan Aldred, Admissions Officer.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 279668
HertfordHertford has up to 30 visiting students per term on one term, two term or full year programmes.Hertford accepts visiting students for a variety of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.We have a variety of links with universities in the USA and the Far East and we welcome links with universities in all parts of the world.For information on Hertford College's visiting student scheme please visit the Hertford College website.

Or contact either Dr Josephine Reynell, Director of the Visiting Student Programme, at [email protected] or our Visiting Student Administrator Emma Budd at [email protected].
Lady Margaret HallWe welcome applications from students wishing to study at Oxford from universities and colleges worldwide.  Up to 30 Visiting Students will be in residence at any one time.A list of the subjects we currently offer, and more detailed information can be found on the college website.We have established links with a number of universities, mainly in the USA, but welcome applications from academically competitive students from other institutions.  We work with the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) Butler University and The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University in the USA, the China-UK Development Council, and also accept direct applications. 

For further information please visit the Lady Margaret Hall website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Visiting Student Office.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 284260

Postal address: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, OX2 6QA

MagdalenMagdalen will admit up to the equivalent of ten visiting students each year, for the whole year or for one or two individual terms.  Applications should be made to OSAP and will be accepted up to eight weeks prior to the start of the intended period of residence in Oxford. The application should consist of a sample of written work in one of the subjects the applicant is intending to study at Magdalen or in their Major, two letters of recommendation and a completed application form. For further information please contact Magdalen's Tutor for Visiting Students: Dr Robert Jacobs.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 276063
Email: [email protected]

Magdalen College website

We normally admit 38-40 visiting students per year. Preference is given to full year students, but it is sometimes possible to study for two terms (Hilary and Trinity, the spring and summer terms).

Most subjects that the college offers are available to visiting students (view the full list.)We have established links with a number of universities but welcome applicants from other institutions.

If you are interested in learning more about our Visiting Student Programme, please visit our website. Please feel free to contact the Director if you have any pre-application questions: [email protected]

Address: Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1865 282920 (and ask to be connected to the College Office)

Mansfield College website

New College

Between 10-20 each year. 

 New College aspires to accept a number of visiting students each year from several partner universities, including the University of Notre Dame, Amherst College, and Tsinghua University. =

For further details: Please visit the New College website or email [email protected]

OrielA small number of places each year. We only consider applications for the full academic year (aside from exchange programme participants).Most subjects that the college offers (please visit the Oriel College website for the full list). Please check with the college to confirm that we are able to offer your subject in the year in which you plan to study with us. We are not able to offer places for Medicine.We admit students from Barnard College, the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University. We also consider applications from independent students recommended by their university.Students from our linked universities should consult with their International Study Office or equivalent for details of the application process. Please contact Dr Marie Daouda at [email protected] if you have any further questions.
PembrokeWe take up to 35 visiting students per year. We only take students for the full academic year. We normally admit students from the following US institutions: Barnard, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, George Washington, Haverford, Illinois Wesleyan, Tufts, Penn, and Vassar. We also accept students from the University of Hong Kong, and Chinese institutions in partnership with the Oxford Prospects and Global Development Centre. We will consider applications from other institutions on a case-by-case basis.For further information, please visit the Pembroke College website or email [email protected]
Regent's ParkRegent's Park College welcomes independent applications either for a complete academic year or for one or two terms.Regent's specialises in the Humanities and Social Sciences and offers a wide range of tutorial subjects within these disciplines. Please visit the College website for more information. 

We have established links with several universities in USA and China. We also accept applications via IFSA Butler.

If you would like to know more about our visiting student programme, including details of entry requirements and the application process, please visit the Regent's Park college website.

Please contact the Director if you have any pre-application questions at [email protected]

St Anne'sSt Anne's has a long running and well established visiting students programme admitting approximately 40 visiting students during the year. We offer places for the Oxford academic year,  an extended academic year, Fall Term (September and Michaelmas) and Spring Term (Hilary and Trinity).  Applications are accepted through the colleges, universities and study abroad providers listed on the St Anne's college website and directly from students. Preference will be given to those applying for the Oxford or extended academic year.We offer a wide range of subjects across humanities, social sciences and sciences. Visiting Students can also apply to study subjects jointly.  A list of subjects and courses can be found on the College website. Some courses, especially in the sciences, prefer academic year study.St Anne's has strong institutional links with many US and several non-US colleges and universities, as listed on the College website. We also work with the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) Butler University and The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University in the US. We welcome applications from Chinese institutions in partnership with the Oxford Prospects and Global Development Centre and the China-UK Development Council. We also welcome direct applications from students globally.Further details on the St Anne's College Visiting Students Programme are available on the St Anne's College website. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
St Catherine's

St Catherine's admits up to 50 visiting students per year for full year, Michaelmas term (the autumn term) or Hilary and Trinity terms (the spring and summer terms).

St Catherine's offers an extensive and diverse number of subjectsWe have links with many US universities and are pleased to extend our links throughout the world.Please contact [email protected] for an application form and details.

St Catherine's College website
St Edmund HallWe welcome applications from students wishing to visit Oxford from universities around the world. Preference is given to applicants for a full year, but applications for part of the year (either Michaelmas term - the autumn term - or Hilary and Trinity terms - the spring and summer terms) are welcome. Up to 35 visiting students will be in residence at any one time. We offer a wide range of subjects for visiting students to study. Please visit full details on our college website.

We have links with many universities in North America and elsewhere, and also accept students through Butler and Arcadia.

Further details on how to apply are available from the St Edmund Hall College website.

Tel: +44 (0)1865 279011
Email: [email protected]
St Hilda'sSt Hilda's has 12 places available for visiting students.Most subjects that the college offers (please visit the College website for the full list). We are not able to offer places for Medicine.

We welcome applications from Chinese institutions in partnership with the Oxford Prospects Centre. We are also open to independent applications from academically competitive students from around the globe.

For information on St Hilda’s College's visiting student programme please visit the College website.

 If you have any questions, please contact either Dr Ruth Percy, Director of the Visiting Student Programme, or Rebekah Unwin, the Visiting Student Administrator, at [email protected].

St Hugh'sSt Hugh's accepts applications for those wishing to study as undergraduate visiting students, usually for one academic year.Any subject offered by the college for standard undergraduate admissions (except Medicine and Fine Art). For more information, and an application form, please visit the college website.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 274910
Email: [email protected]

St Hugh's College website
St Peter'sSt Peter's College accepts 25 visiting students per year.Most subjects that the college offers for standard undergraduate admissions, with the exception of Law. We have links with several US universities, including Barnard, Brandeis, Brown, Columbia, Emory, Georgetown, MIT, UPenn, Wellesley and with universities in Asia including Hitotsubashi, Tsinghua and Waseda. We are open to applications from all reputable universities in the world.

For further information on the college, our Visiting Students programme and how to apply visit our website or contact us at:

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 278863
Email: [email protected]

St Peter's College website


We welcome applications from international students who will come to Oxford for the entire academic year. Up to 30 full-time places are available.

Visiting Students can usually study any of the subjects available to regular Oxford undergraduates with occasional exceptions. Students take two subjects per term, and have seven tutorials per subject. There are lectures to complement the tutorial experience. We also run a Core Programme designed to introduce students to cultural, historical and political aspects of Britain, and to broaden their intellectual experiences. This includes excursions, evening lectures and cultural events.

As one of the oldest and best established visiting student programmes at Oxford University, we have recently had students from:

  • Barnard College
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Eugene Lang College
  • The New School
  • Reed College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Wesleyan University.

We welcome students from other institutions to apply as well.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Wadham Visiting Student Programme then please visit our websites or contact us:

Tel.:+44 (0) 1865 277541

Email: [email protected]

WorcesterWorcester hosts about 25 visiting students in any given term.Classics, Philosophy, English, Modern Languages, History, Religion, Mathematics, Politics, Economics, Physics. For further details please visit the college website.Princeton University students and Wellesley College students may apply to Worcester directly; we welcome applications from students at all other American institutions through IFSA-Butler.For further information about the programme and how to apply please visit the Worcester College website.
Wycliffe HallWycliffe welcomes visiting students wishing to take undergraduate courses, usually for one or two terms, in Michaelmas and Hilary.Courses are offered in theology, philosophy, classics, English, history (including history of art and history of science), modern foreign languages, musicology, psychology, and a broad range of STEM subjects.

Wycliffe’s partner in international education is SCIO which helps to select students and run the thriving programme. Although most visiting students at Wycliffe come through the SCIO programme, other pathways may be possible.

For information on Wycliffe’s SCIO programme, visit the Wycliffe Hall website.

and/or email

[email protected].