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: 2016-2017

FULL-LENGTH TERM(S) YEAR(S) START DATE END DATE
Michaelmas Term
Autumn
2016 27 September 2016 18 December 2016
Michaelmas and Hilary Terms
Autumn and Winter
2016-2017 27 September 2016 9 April 2017
Hilary Term
Winter
2017 12 January 2017 9 April 2017
Hilary and Trinity Terms
Winter and Spring
2017 12 January 2017 30 June 2017
Trinity Term
Spring
2017 11 April 2017 30 June 2017
Academic Year
Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity Terms
2016-2017 27 September 2016 30 June 2017

OSAP Academic Calendar: 2017-2018

FULL-LENGTH TERM(S) YEAR(S) START DATE END DATE
Michaelmas Term
Autumn
2017 26 September 2017 17 December 2017
Michaelmas and Hilary Terms
Autumn and Winter
2017-2018 26 September 2017 8 April 2018
Hilary Term
Winter
2018 11 January 2018 8 April 2018
Hilary and Trinity Terms
Winter and Spring
2018 11 January 2018 1 July 2018
Trinity Term
Spring
2018 10 April 2018 1 July 2018
Academic Year
Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity Terms
2017-2018 26 September 2017 1 July 2018

Tuition and Fees: 2017-2018

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.

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: 2017-2018
ONE TERM TWO TERMS ACADEMIC YEAR
$19,200 $38,400 $57,600
Visiting Student Fees: 2017-2018

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

ONE TERM TWO TERMS ACADEMIC YEAR
$22,900 $45,800 $68,700

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, to leave a week or two early, etc.).

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