The English-Speaking Union

TLab: Travel and Learn Abroad

University of Oxford


COURSES

Immerse yourself in the life of the Oxford University through these rigorous, graduate-level courses. In your spare time, explore the historic surroundings of the university and city. Study in small interactive seminar groups, led by specialist Oxford tutors, and conduct research with your own Bodleian Library card. Join fellow scholars for walking tours, after-dinner discussions, and weekend excursions to sites of literary and/or historical interest. You will live as a student of Exeter or St. Antony's College, becoming a member of the Oxford summer community. There are many options how to spend your summer at Oxford. Click to read descriptions of each course:

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PROGRAM COST

Program cost: $4,150

Program cost includes tuition, access to libraries and IT facilities, accommodation, and meals (except lunch on Saturdays and Sundays). 

Program cost does not include travel, travel insurance, medical insurance, additional meals, or any other incidentals.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTACT HOURS

English Literature, History, Politics & Society, Creative Writing, and International Politics courses each constitutes a minimum of 45 contact hours. Please reference specific course pages for breakdown of hours.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Oxford upon submission of course work.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This program is comprised of rigorous, graduate-level seminars. Participants must complete all preparatory readings, attend all seminars, and spend considerable time in the library (with your own Bodleian Library card!) to complete the required reading and research including a final paper of 2,000-3,000 words. There is also preparatory reading that must be completed prior to program start.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Deadline: April 14, 2019.

Application Instructions:

  1. Download and complete the specialized application for your desired program.

2. Compile the remaining application materials:

  • One letter of recommendation
  • Your official academic transcript/s
  • Proof of overseas health insurance (photo or scan of card)
  • One-page personal statement, detailing your academic reasons for wishing to attend the summer school. This should include what you hope to get out of the course, and what you are likely to contribute to the intellectual life of the summer school. This may include details of related courses you have previously taken, or the relevance of the summer school to your present course of study or professional development. It is essential that you clearly state your reasons for wishing to enroll in specific seminars.
  • One passport-style photo

3.  Complete the TLab Application - Oxford University Multi-WeekAll applications must be submitted digitally via this application.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Refund Policy: Scholars will adhere to the Oxford refund and cancellation policies.  ESU Branch Scholarship recipients will sign a contract with their Branch wherein they are required to repay the entire scholarship amount (concurrent with Oxford's refund and cancellation policies) if for any reason they must cancel their course of study or are unable to complete the course.

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