Study Abroad in the 'City of Dreaming Spires'

Applications for Michaelmas Term 2018 (3rd September - 14th December) are: currently being accepted

For over 25 years, the Oxford Advanced Studies Programme (OASP) has allowed young people from all over the world the opportunity to design their own study-abroad course and enjoy a top-class educational experience living in the historic city of Oxford.

The programme is a tailored course for international students aged 16+ who would like to spend an enriching term in Oxford in preparation for their university careers. Most students on the programme have completed secondary education and are on a gap term or year before starting university.

The aims of the programme include:

  • developing self-reliance and growth by experiencing living abroad
  • developing interrelational skills with students, tutors and housemates
  • developing good study habits in preparation for university
  • developing academic potential
  • assisting progression to top universities worldwide
  • expanding cultural awareness through weekly activities
  • learning to excel academically while still enjoying a fun and active social life
  • developing critical thinking and writing skills

The programme achieves these aims by:

  • providing tutors experienced and proficient in the tutorial teaching method, with its emphasis on student involvement
  • providing seminars in very small groups (limited to 6 students)
  • providing weekly individual tuition to identify and improve weak areas
  • providing a weekly activity programme with a variety of cultural events
  • providing membership in the world famous Oxford Union while studying with us
  • providing support with a Senior Tutor who meets with students each week to ensure pastoral care and check on academic progression
  • providing a positive environment to develop friendships with students from all over the world

Visit the subjects available page to learn more about the wide variety of subjects offered.  We look forward to making your time with us in Oxford during your gap year a fantastic experience, contact us if we can answer any questions about the programme.

(2017-2018 OASP students visit the famous Bodleian Library in Oxford)