4 August 2020 UPDATE:

OSAP is keeping abreast of the Covid-19 situation in the UK in a robust way, and is regularly passing updates to our students and partner programmes.

UK Travel Advice

The UK Government’s policy is to follow the advice of the Chief Scientific Advisor and the Chief Medical Officer of England; accordingly, the UK has not banned flights or restricted travel to or from any country.

At present, if you are a resident or visitor travelling to England, you will be required to complete an online locator form to supply contact details, travel details and the UK address of where you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Note: Visitors from some countries are exempt from this 2-week quarantine requirement, but nonetheless they must provide their journey and contact details in advance. See this page for a list of those countries currently exempted.

Please contact OSAP at [email protected] for assistance with this locator form, which must be completed prior to departing your home country. The UK Government will review this quarantine every three weeks, but it is important to note that we expect it to end well in advance of the Michaelmas Term.

If you are an OSAP student affected by a travel ban, you will be able to stay in OSAP accommodation for as long as necessary (although you should check in with your home university regularly and follow their advice at all times).

All OSAP terms are scheduled to continue according to the details listed below:

Trinity Term 2020

All students enrolled for the Trinity Term have been contacted by OSAP with details regarding their Oxford accommodation (which is guaranteed), online tutorials and other flexible options. Should you have further queries, please contact [email protected].

Summer Terms 2020

OSAP offers flexible Summer Terms beginning in July, August, or September, whereby students can apply to study for 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 weeks (see this page for more details). Students accepted for an earlier summer term may defer to a later summer term at no additional cost, and without the need to reapply. Oxford accommodation will be provided for all Summer Term students who study in Oxford.

For those interested in experiencing the Oxford tutorial system remotely, OSAP is pleased to offer a range of online one-to-one tutorials with Oxford tutors, which are particularly well-suited to those students wishing to study a humanities subject. For more information on online tutorials, please contact [email protected].

Academic Year 2020-21: Michaelmas Term 2020, Hilary Term 2021, and Trinity Term 2021

The University of Oxford recently announced its intention “to be open to students at all levels for the 2020/21 academic year” and it looks “forward to welcoming new and returning students from the start of Michaelmas term.”

Accordingly, all OSAP programmes for the 2020-21 Academic Year (Michaelmas Term 2020, Hilary Term 2021, and Trinity Term 2021)  are scheduled to continue as normal, and online applications are open.

University of Oxford Guidance

The University of Oxford and its constituent colleges intend to be open to all students for the 2020-21 Academic Year.

Similarly, the Bodleian Library has announced its intention to reopen in July 2020, well in advance of the Michaelmas Term.

Please consult this website and this website, maintained and updated regularly by the University of Oxford, for useful coronavirus advice for University colleges, students, and staff.

Public Health England Guidance

Public Health England and the UK Government have published these guidelines for anyone in any setting, chief among which is covering one’s mouth when sneezing or coughing, disinfecting surfaces, and frequent and thorough hand-washing.

Further Questions?

Should you have further questions, please contact [email protected].

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"The academic program was excellent. The OSAP administration was great. OSAP events were well planned, and it appears that OSAP gives us more privileges, access, etc. to the University than other programs."

"I was taught by two Professors [holders of Chairs, usually only one don in the University in each subject], both of whom were Fellows of the British Academy. My academic program could not have been better."