Established in 1988, the prestigious Oxford Gap Year is a unique study and cultural immersion program set in the historic university city of Oxford, UK. It is ideal for those students who recognise the advantage of a travel experience combined with refining their academic skills before starting college.
Students are given the opportunity to experience the more intimate method of instruction and study favored by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; they are able to pursue their academic interests through meeting in small seminar groups, supported by one-on-one tutorials. They are able to explore their academic interests in a stimulating environment, with close tutor support and without a set curriculum.
Students may enrol at any time and for a course of any length; typically they join for one or two terms or a full academic year, although courses of a specifically-requested duration can be arranged, given the flexibility of the tutorial method. Students may opt for an integrated combination of subjects on a choice of themes or pathways - Global, Literature, Crime, Science and Media, with an additional choice of two courses from our extensive list of courses. Or, students can choose five bespoke subjects from the list to suit their own, individual needs.
As part of the experience, a wide range of extracurricular activities is available, ranging from cultural immersion and visits, music, theatre and sport. Social events take place regularly each term, enabling students to meet and develop friendships.
Those who wish to practise and develop skills in chosen sports are encouraged to do so. We help facilitate a maintenance of their involvement in sports and athletic interests, as requested.
Cost and Session Information
Dates & Tuition 2020-2021
Michaelmas Term: 6 September - 19 December 2020
Spring Term: 10 January - 8 May 2021
The Registration Fee is £100. Course Fees are £11,265 per semester, including course materials and travel insurance. There is a refundable fees deposit of £500.
College accommodation costs are in the range £3,690 to £5,835 for a self-catering room and half-board homestay costs are from £3,690 to £4,875.