For outstanding and highly motivated students, Goucher offers one fellowship subsidizing a full academic year of study or semester at the University of Oxford. Founded more than 900 years ago, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world. It comprises 39 colleges, many centered on the humanities but also including schools and research facilities in the natural and applied sciences. Almost a quarter of its more than 17,000 students come from overseas.
Students are selected through a competition open to students in their sophomore year with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. All applicants will be required to write an essay addressing how they believe their experience at Oxford will advance their education and academic interests, submit two letters of reference and attend an interview at Goucher.
After the student is awarded the opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University for the full academic year they must next apply to St. Anne's College and be accepted. OIS will provide details of the application deadlines and procedures.
Sophomores with a 3.7 GPA will be invited via e-mail to attend an information session during fall semester which will specify application deadlines. The competition will occur late in the fall semester. Students will be notified before the end of fall semester of their success.
Eligibility and Prerequisites
Students will participate in this year-long program in their junior year and must have declared their major prior to the final application. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher to apply.
Any awarded financial aid may be used as payment for semester programs sponsored by Goucher College; however; you are allowed to transport your Goucher institutional aid for only one semester, unless you participate in the Goucher Oxford University yearlong program. In addition, all students are eligible to apply for Goucher OIS scholarships and can apply during the program application process. For information on OIS and outside scholarships please visit the OIS scholarship/financial aid section.
To apply for an OIS scholarship please submit your application by the study abroad application deadline for this program through the following application: