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. It begins with the primary and secondary tutorials. Here, you and an accomplished Oxford scholar go head-to-head on a topic chosen from hundreds of subjects relating to history, literature, languages, philosophy or science. And when it’s all said, done, debated and graded, you'll return home with more questions than you brought with you.
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 www.scio-uk.org.