The University of Oxford is comprised of 35 colleges and halls which admit, teach, and house undergraduates for the roughly 50 major degree programs offered by the University. Only a handful of colleges accept visiting non-degree students. Cornell Abroad works with:
Lady Margaret Hall
St. Anne's College
St. Catherine's College
St. Edmund Hall
St. Peter's College
The University of Oxford admits students for the Academic Year only. On the rare occasion, some colleges will consider an applicant to study with them for just the spring terms (Hilary and Trinity terms). However, priority is always given to applicants for the full academic year, and Cornell Abroad supports this. Students considering study in Oxford should be committed to a full year of study and appreciate the full "Oxford experience".
For specific information on each college, please visit that College's website on the University of Oxford website.
Students should apply via the general Oxford application first and after receiving official endorsement from Cornell Abroad, then the simple college-specific paperwork will be added. Alayne Prine will review all completed applications after Nov. 15 and will contact students regarding endorsement and next steps.
More info here: Oxford Cambridge info slides.pdf
Studying for the Spring Terms at Oxford
Any students who are considering study in Oxford for just the spring terms must be prepared to apply early, alongside the full year applicants (no exceptions), and be prepared to meet heightened eligibility requirements as a result of limited space and increased competition for admission. For example, to study at Oxford in Spring 2019, a student should meet with Alayne and apply in Fall 2017. Admission is not guaranteed. If Alayne finds that your application is not strong enough for admission for the spring, she may recommend alternative program options.
Note: Certain subjects, such as Economics, and any of the Sciences, do not work for the spring two terms.