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Program Description:

Hertford College is one of 45 constituent colleges and halls of Oxford University and is known for its “progressive yet friendly” atmosphere and high academic standards. Hertford College is located at the heart of the medieval university opposite the Bodleian Library. The William & Mary partnership with Hertford College offers qualified students the extraordinary possibility to study in one-on-one tutorials with faculty of one of the world's greatest universities. In addition, visiting students are considered full members of Hertford College, enjoy the same university privileges as degree-seeking students, and are encouraged to join any of the academic or social organizations that interest them. Visiting students are automatically members of the Junior Common Room, which organizes social activities, runs a wide range of sports clubs, and provides general support for the well-being of its members.

Students studying at Oxford for the Hilary and Trinity terms (January-late June) will engage in two primary tutorials with meetings once a week, and two secondary tutorials with meetings every other week.The William & Mary faculty liaison will work with students accepted to Hertford College and with the Visiting Students tutor at Hertford to select suitable topics for their tutorials and identify the faculty with whom to pair them. Tutorials are available in African Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Development, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, European Studies, Geography, Global Studies, History, Human Science, International Relations, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music History, Philosophy, Government, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

Hilary + Trinity term students earn 20 credits during their semester at Oxford. Credits will appear as transfer credit on students’ William & Mary transcripts and will not be included in their GPA. Transfer credits must be pre- or post-approved.

Visiting students live "in college" at Hertford in single room accommodations.

The W&M faculty advisor for the Hertford College (University of Oxford) sponsored semester program is Professor Talbot Taylor.

For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.

Host Institution:
Hertford College, University of Oxford

Hilary & Trinity: January—Late June

Application Deadlines:
December 1st of the preceding academic year (If December 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications are due on the following Monday.)

Sophomore status requires approval of W&M advisor (email for more information)
Junior status while abroad 
3.4 GPA and strong writing skills

Language Requirement:

Course Information:
Students will earn 20 credits and may enroll in the full university curriculum with the exception of business and laboratory science courses. 

Academic Credits:
Credits will appear as transfer credits on students’ William & Mary transcripts and will not be included in GPA calculations. Transfer credits must be pre- or post-approved.

Program Fees:
Will not exceed $34,450 for Spring 2017; fees have not yet been set for Spring 2018.

Fees are paid to W&M and subject to change. An application fee of $75 applies. Fees include tuition, room, one meal every day Monday—Saturday, and study abroad insurance.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams.