NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
This six-week long summer program at Exeter College offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the British culture while learning about a variety of topics at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Classes are small and emphasize a discussion-based learning experience.
Located in the heart of Oxford University, Exeter College has a 700-year history of offering a distinguished academic experience to a diverse cohort of students from across the world. Exeter College comprises of beautiful gardens, a historic chapel, Jacobean Dining Hall, libraries, and the Cohen Quadrangle. As participants of this program, students will be encouraged to utilize all these resources in order to support their communal living and their cross-disciplinary learning.
The Exeter College summer program offers a range of lectures and seminars in humanities, social sciences, maths, sciences, and engineering. As part of this program, students will select two courses out of the twelve offered programs. Students are encouraged to select at least one course outside their major subject in order to challenge themselves and to learn something new. In addition, students will participate in a series of evening lectures. Lecture courses are intense and academically challenging, taught by Oxford University's regular faculty. The courses will be taught in small group settings and will include discussion-based learning along with opportunities to work closely with faculty. Outside of courses, students will also take part in the distinguished tutorial system, which allows students to delve deeper into a subject area of choice.
Students will reside in the Exeter College's newest campus at Cohen Quadrangle. The dorms offer communal spaces, a cafe, kitchen, music practice room, auditorium, and more. All bedrooms are single and will include linen, towels, and more. The cost of the program also includes a full meal plan of 3 meals a day, from Monday to Friday. Students can learn more about the dorms by visiting the Accommodations and Meals webpage.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
As all the classes are taught and assessed in English, students are required to have a high proficiency in the English language. Students may be required to submit documentation showing their English language proficiency depending on their level. Visit here to learn more about what documentation is accepted by the Exeter College. Visas: Yes; American citizens will not need a visa if they stay in the Schengen area for under 90 days. Students from different countries may need a visa. Students who will need a visa (e.g. Chinese students) will be assisted with the visa application.
The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the Exeter College Summer program application.
A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship. Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The $350 UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.