Location: Oxford, England
Program option: academic year

The University of Oxford, with 12,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students, is now over 800 years old and consists of thirty-eight independent, self-contained, self-governed colleges and numerous other institutes and organizations. Tufts maintains an agreement with Pembroke College, through which a select few qualified Tufts students may spend an academic year as fully-integrated visiting students. Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and has a student body of 500. It is a friendly and informal college which balances intellectual activity with sports, drama, and music (Pembroke has its own boathouse and playing fields). 

Program Staff

Director: Meredith Hyde, B.A., Yale University; M. Phil., Oxford University; D. Phil, Oxford University.

Assistant Director: Vicky Hill, B.A., University of Birmingham; M.A. Goldsmiths College, University of London.


Students at Oxford study a single subject or for a specific course, such as PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics). Applicants must demonstrate they have taken two semesters’ worth of college-level course work in the subject they wish to pursue and, as well as meeting Tufts’ general eligibility requirements, must have a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average after two semesters. Pembroke will accept applications only from students who are prepared to study in one of the academic subjects offered to visiting students (check under the 'FAQs').

Additional Application Procedures

You must make an appointment with the Assistant Director of Tufts Global Education to discuss the program and application process. If you meet the basic application requirements and the program seems suitable to your academic plan, you will be asked to interview with the Director for the program, Dr. Meredith Hyde, to receive approval to apply. If approved, you will be granted access to the application and must submit your completed application to Tufts Global Education by December 1, 2021 (for the 2022-2023 academic year). The following items are additionally required as part of the application submission:

  • A completed Pembroke College Visiting Student application form, provided by the Assistant Director of Tufts Global Education.
  • Two letters of recommendation from full-time members of the Tufts faculty. Both recommendations should be from the Tufts department corresponding to the subject you wish to study at Pembroke (or one from each department if pursuing a combined subject).
  • Two term papers, problem sets, or other relevant pieces of sample work in the subject you wish to study at Pembroke.

Tufts will select nominees to submit to Pembroke. Pembroke, in turn, will choose the candidates to study at Pembroke, depending on the availability of spaces in the various academic subjects. This process may take two to three months, so applicants should not expect a decision before late February or March.


$79,210 for the full year includes:

  • Orientation program.
  • Full tuition and fees at Pembroke College of University of Oxford.
  • Accommodation within Pembroke College for the duration of the program (October through June).
  • College 'flexiplan' meal plan.
  • Weekly cost-of-living stipend to cover additional meals (academic terms only).
  • Use of the University of Oxford facilities including computers, email, and library access.
  • Extracurricular activities.
  • A "Clubs & Societies" stipend to support membership in the Oxford Union or other fee-based student groups.
  • Opportunity to attend events in London with Tufts-in-London students (subsidized tickets are provided).
  • Please note that airfare and certain other travel costs (visas, etc.) are *not* included in the program fee- student is responsible for these charges.