For the independent student interested in studying and living in one of the world's great centers of learning.
Read about Emily Holmes' (OPUS Fall 2015) experience here!
The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies (OPUS) program provides one or two semesters of supervised independent study in a personalized and flexible framework in one of the world's great centers of learning. The city of Oxford, which is 55 miles from London and has a population of 140,000, is truly a "college town."
Students study as a member of a long-established and full-time private program. Courses are taught in the tutorial system; students meet with their major tutor every week and a minor tutor bi-weekly. Tutorial essays are due at each meeting. The list of possible subjects of study is extensive and includes many types of classes found in the humanities and social science areas at Hendrix. Christmas and Spring vacations are long, sometimes up to five weeks, and students often have the opportunity for extensive travel in Europe and beyond.
Each Hendrix student selects one major tutorial (meets one hour weekly and worth two Hendrix course credits) and one minor tutorial (meets one hour every other week, worth one Hendrix course credit) for each 9-week term. Individual tutors provide personal instruction in virtually any course of study from the fields of humanities and social sciences. Fall semester students take an introductory course in British civilization plus the major and minor tutorials, for a total of 4 Hendrix course credits. Spring semester students receive 3 Hendrix course credits for each of the two terms for a total of 6 Hendrix course credits.
For more information about recommended tutorial topics, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
Language of Instruction
All tutorials are taught in English. It is also possible to select a foreign language as a major or minor tutorial.
Grades will appear on student’s transcript and do NOT figure into the cumulative GPA.
Program fees for 2013-2014:
Michaelmas Term: $14,170
Hilary Term: $11,190
Trinity Term: $11,190
Normally, all federal and state financial aid applies, but Hendrix scholarships do NOT apply. However, Hendrix offers a special scholarship opportunity to Oxford applicants. See the Financial Aid Office for details.
The British immigration and visa system is in a constant state of flux. Currently students do not need visas to study in England if for a period less than six months. However, this could change by next fall. The Office of International Programs will monitor the situation.
Students live in houses or flats with two to three other students. Each participant receives a weekly allowance for food.
The Hendrix Fall Semester equates to the Oxford Michaelmas Term (September – December). The Hendrix Spring Semester equates to the Hilary Term (January – March) plus the Trinity Term (April - June).
Hendrix students may attend Oxford for the fall semester or spring semester, but not both.
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