As a student in the Scholars' Semester in Oxford (SSO), you are an official member of Wycliffe Hall and a Registered Visiting Student of the University of Oxford (a privilege for very few visiting students). This is your access point to a 900-year history, world-recognized academic excellence and 119 libraries, with their 11 million books and outstanding electronic resources.

SSO is designed specifically for students seeking an academically robust program. In tutorials, students meet one-on-one with acclaimed Oxford scholars (often including widely-published authors, historians, former international ambassadors, and other celebrated scholars) to go head-to-head on subjects within the disciplines of history, literature, languages, philosophy, musicology, art, science, and more.

SSO is an intensive study experience. While all majors may apply, it requires a 3.7 GPA at minimum. Your Visiting Student status comes with extraordinary privileges such as: participating in Oxford’s athletic clubs, taking part in artistic organizations, and of course, an all-access pass to world-renowned libraries. It culminates in a program that many students find to be the perfect bridge from the undergraduate world to the world of graduate studies. 

SSO is organized by SCIO, Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford, which is the UK subsidiary of BestSemester and the CCCU.  It is a research centre based in Oxford working in close partnership with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford.  More info on SCIO's projects, staff, and activity can be found at