Full-Length Terms: Dates & Fees

OSAP invites both Associate Members and Visiting Students to apply to study in Oxford for one or more of Oxford University’s three academic terms.

Typically students who wish to study in Oxford for an entire academic year, and who come from home universities which operate on the semester system, apply to study for the Michaelmas (Autumn) and Hilary (Winter) terms. An added advantage of studying for one or two terms is that most applicants, and all of those holding American passports, do not need to apply for a student visa in advance of arriving in the United Kingdom (see this page for more information on student visas).

Some students choose to take advantage of the entire Oxford academic year, and apply for all three terms: Michaelmas (Autumn, Hilary (Winter), and Trinity (Spring). Students wishing to study in Oxford for all three terms will need also to apply for a Tier 4 General Student Visa, at considerable time and expense (see this page for more information on student visas).

The terms and dates in Oxford for Associate Members and Visiting students who apply through OSAP are outlined below.

OSAP Academic Calendar: 2018-2019

Michaelmas Term
2018 25 September 2018 16 December 2018
Michaelmas and Hilary Terms
Autumn and Winter
2018-2019 25 September 2018 7 April 2019
Hilary Term
2019 10 January 2019 7 April 2019
Hilary and Trinity Terms
Winter and Spring
2019 10 January 2019 30 June 2019
Trinity Term
2019 9 April 2019 30 June 2019
Academic Year
Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity Terms
2018-2019 25 September 2018 30 June 2019

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for Associate Members and Visiting Students include the cost of tuition, Oxford college fees, Oxford library fees, double room housing for approximately 13 weeks a term (allowing some time for educational travel), 4-5 educational tours, and a medical plan. Please note: OSAP students are not eligible for European Union tuition discounts, or other discounts based upon their country of origin.

Additional expenses, which are not included in the tuition and fees payable to OSAP, include meals (students can expect to pay about $1,300 per term for their meals), any club fees, any sports team fees, and any books that might be purchased.

Associate Member Fees
2018-2019 $19,650 $39,300 $58,950
Visiting Student Fees

Visiting Student applicants should note that Because OSAP must pay higher college and University fees, the costs for Visiting Student status are substantially higher than the fees paid by Associate Members.

2018-2019 $23,900 $47,800 $71,700

Most of the students and campuses that work with OSAP are pleased with the benefits of Associate Member status and consider Visiting Student status to be a bonus but not essential. Visiting Student Status is however, an option for those highly qualified students who might be interested.

Average Use Policy

Because fees for both Visiting Students and Associate Members are set on an “average use” basis, there are no refunds for students who choose to enroll in fewer tutorials (or who choose not to take a certain tour, not to use a certain library, live in Oxford college housing (if available), leave a week or two early, etc.).

1098-T Tuition Statements

Due to Internal Revenue Service regulations and institutional eligibility requirements, OSAP is not able to provide 1098-T Tuition Statements for tuition paid.

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