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US Tour

The University of Oxford undertakes a Spring and Fall Tour each year in locations around the United States.

In 2018, we will be undertaking a Spring trip (April) and a Fall trip (September/October - dates to be confirmed) to the US and Canada.

During the Spring 2018 tour, we will be visiting a number of schools along the east coast of the US, as well as working with schools in the Houston area. Confirmed dates and locations for open events are currently as follows (please note that details of and booking for these events will be available from mid-February):

Saturday 7th April and Sunday 8th April - Attendance at the University's Alumni Weekend in North America - San Francisco, California, USA
Friday 13th April (evening event) - British International School of Houston, Texas, USA (in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen)

We are likely to be visiting schools in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle from April 5th to April 9th, and details of events in these areas will be available on this webpage once these trips are confirmed.

Oxford University

Oxford University is world-renowned for outstanding teaching and research. As the oldest English-speaking university in the world, Oxford has long attracted and recruited the brightest students to its beautiful city. Alumni include President Bill Clinton, scientist Sir Stephen Hawking and author Philip Pullman.

We are a collegiate university, allowing students to be part of a close-knit academic and social community. International students from around 140 countries make up 17% of our undergraduate student body. One prestigious opportunity for students wishing to start a second undergraduate degree or Masters course is the Rhodes Scholarship. Each year, 32 US citizens become Rhodes Scholars and take degree courses at Oxford University.

We offer a focused set of around 250 degree programmes in traditional academic areas. Details of these can be found at in our undergraduate courses section. Course areas include arts, humanities, sciences and medicine.

Entrance to Oxford is exceedingly competitive and the academic entrance requirements for students studying in the US can be found in our international qualifications section.

Studying in the UK

Students wishing to do an undergraduate degree in the UK apply to study a specific degree (for example History and Politics); so from the outset of the programme they only study the subject(s) that they are passionate about. UK universities do not generally offer a core curriculum and there are no general education requirements, so humanities students do not have to do science courses and vice versa.

Studying in the UK is good value for money and there are opportunities to study subjects such as Law or Medicine at undergraduate level which is not possible in the United States. If you would like to find out more about studying in the UK please visit the UCAS website. (UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, which processes all applications for undergraduate study at UK universities.)

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