Undergraduate Programme

Study abroad and be inspired

Live, learn and discover  Oxford

Flexible combination of  courses

Small class sizes


Key Facts: Undergraduate Programme

Age: 16+
Level: From advanced (CEF C1) to native speaker (CEF C2+)
Start dates: 10 January 2021, 6 September 2021 and 17 January 2022
Length: 14 weeks
Class: Maximum 12 students
Lessons (hours): 14  (12.8) are Monday and Friday
Lesson type: 4 academic subject courses in a group and 1 academic subject tutorial
Fees: From £11,265 for 2020-21 entry / From £11,378 for 2021-22 entry
Accommodation: College residence or homestay 
Term dates: Undergraduate Programme term dates 2020-21
Optional extras: Lunch available Monday to Friday – £46 per week
Additional academic one-to-one classes – £80 per lesson
Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30
Airport transfers from £120 – Depending on pick-up from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton or Stansted airport
Courier charge for visa support documents – approx £25

Why choose St Clare’s for your study abroad experience?

We have been running our Undergraduate Programme for over 40 years. Our study abroad experience is designed to enable undergraduates (or those on a gap year) to have a comprehensive study abroad experience while earning 15 to 18 units of transferable credit.

Every year we are joined by a range of nationalities who choose to study with us so they can gain a first-class education and an exceptional cultural experience. You will benefit from living in Oxford, one of the most famous and historic centres of learning in England, and be able to immerse yourself in our international community. Our college is home to 100 students from over 20 countries.

Undergraduate Programme

Our flexible study programme enables you to explore your academic requirements, and transfer credits across a wide range of disciplines.

  • Engage in a stimulating academic environment with small seminar classes of 3-12 students
  • Develop your academic knowledge in 1-to-1 tutorials with your tutor; receive the individual support your require
  • Study within international community so you can engage with a diverse mix of students
  • Active collaborative learning to develop critical thinking and independent thought
  • Explore Oxford and the rich resources and opportunities which our location provides
  • Benefit from a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities and excursions
  • Travel around the UK and in Europe with new friends

We understand that you want to stay on track with your major to meet your core study requirements, so we provide a flexible combination of courses. You can select up to 5 course options, each course carries 3 units of credit. Our classes are similar to the Oxbridge style of teaching. You can choose 4 seminar courses taught in small classes (maximum 12 students) and 1 tutorial class. Tutorials are offered to encourage you to develop independent study skills. They are included in your timetable every week to provide more dedicated study support as they consist of up to two students. Our tutorial option enables us to run a course just for you. We will work with you home university to create and run courses to meet your study requirements.

We offer a wide range of course options within the following disciplines:

Art History Business and Economics Communication Studies
Education English History
Interdisciplinary Language Courses Liberal Studies
Mathematics Philosophy Political Science
Psychology Sociology Theatre Arts
Theology & Religious Studies Visual Arts  

You will live and learn in one of the most inspiring academic cities in the world! Your study abroad programme will give you the opportunity to actively learn, fully engage and really experience Oxford. 

Contact us

Please fill in this form to submit an enquiry about our Undergraduate Programme.

You may also wish to get in touch to arrange a campus tour or find out what it is like to live and study in the city of Oxford.


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If you are attending one of our affiliate organisations or if you attend another US university, please visit the Study Abroad Office at your home institution to discuss your plans. If you are applying independently, please contact our advisors to discuss your plans and request an application pack. We have two application deadlines: the end of July (for the autumn semester), and mid-November (for the spring semester). If you are a late applicant contact us to discuss availability and eligibility.

Application for admission

Prospective students need to apply by downloading and completing this application form. The St Clare’s Liberal Arts application form consists of a number of sections:

  • Personal details
  • Educational details
  • Academic registration
  • Accommodation options
  • Deposit and balance of fees payment

Please make sure you complete the application form in full before returning it by mail or email. Please read our Terms & Conditions It is very important that you read carefully through all of the course choices detailed in the Courses Information section as well as the Tutorial options and Language Tutorials before completing the course registration section. Be sure to include your first choice for courses (4 Cores and 1 Tutorial/Language Tutorial); your alternative choices (at least 3 Cores and 1 Tutorial/language Tutorial); and if a course is an absolute requirement (e.g. for next semester graduation) please indicate this clearly. Before completing the accommodation options section of the application form, please consult the accommodation section of this site. Students applying for the Liberal Arts Programme at St Clare’s need to send the following with their application:

  • a full transcript of courses you have taken to date, with grades and grade-point averages
  • a written reference from a current or former professor / teacher who knows you well
  • a personal essay giving your reasons for wishing to study at St Clare’s and outlining what contribution you hope to make to the College
  • evidence of your level of English if you are a non-native speaker (eg. a copy of an English Language examination certificate such as TOEFL, Cambridge examinations, IELTS, etc.)
  • The Academic Statement signed by the appropriate authority (US students only)
  • Registration fee and enrolment deposit
  • Two recent photographs


Once your application form with all the necessary documents, fees and deposits have been received your application will be considered by the Director of Studies (Academic). All your course choices and supporting academic references will be checked. If you are offered a place on the programme you will receive an official Letter of Acceptance and a Study Certificate confirming your programme and the dates. You will also receive a comprehensive information pack giving details of orientation, arrival procedures, trips and excursions, campus facilities and city information. Please note: it is your responsibility to ensure that your current institution authorises appropriate credit transfer for the courses you have taken.

Gain more from your study experience

Study abroad means studying outside the traditional classroom, taking advantage of the academic and cultural resources of Oxford, London and beyond.

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