Oxford, England: Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

If you want to go...

  1. Gather Program Information
  2. Application and Acceptance
  3. Pre-Departure Orientation
  4. Housing Concerns and Preparations
  5. Travel!

Oxford Extras

Explore the CMRS

Learn more at the Official CMRS Web site.

Program Brochure

Explore the City

Learn more about what the city of Oxford has to offer at the Official Oxford Visitor and Tourist Web site.

Explore Keble College

Learn more about the College and facilities that CMRS students have access to on the Official Keble College Website.


Stop by the Education Abroad Office in Lawrence Hall to pick up an informational packet on the Oxford program!

Students have the prestigious opportunity to study at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) in Oxford, England. The academic structure of the English University focuses primarily on individual student needs. Students receive one-on-one integrated course instruction from professors as a rule rather than an exception, allowing for a unique and effective learning experience.


Oxford, a city of almost 165,000 people, is located in South East England approximately 60 miles northwest of London. The city is filled with ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. Plus, the city center is small enough to cover on foot and only a few minutes walk from the main rail and coach stations.

Academic Program

CMRS is affiliated to Keble College, one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. CMRS students are also enrolled as Associate Students of Keble College and enjoy the use of the College's remarkable range of academic and social facilities, including library, music room, chapel, junior common room, dining room, sporting facilities and clubs.

Students take two tutorial courses, one seminar, and the Integral Course during the course of the semester, for a total of 16 semester credits. The Integral Course is designed for students to obtain from its lectures, colloquium and field trips a comprehensive overview of the Middle Ages, or Renaissance and Early-Modern period, a first-hand knowledge of seminal writers of each period, and a deeper understanding of the relationship between faith and learning.

Tutorial courses, which are worth 4 credits each, are the heart of the English University's educational system. Students receive one on one from British professors, which allow for the courses to be adapted to the student's individual needs.

This program is open to all majors.

Living Accommodations

The Centre offers two housing options: dormitories or university sponsored off-campus housing (alone or with other students).

Dorm rooms are similar to those at SCSU. All rooms are completely furnished. They are located in the heart of the city and just up the stairs from the tutorials and classroom.

Off-campus housing arrangements provide the option to live alone or with other students. Transportation to and from the Centre will be the responsibility of the student.

All housing arrangements are done through the Centre.


Participants of the Oxford program must have completed at least year at SCSU before participating. The most important criterion for admission to this program is your own desire to learn about the host culture both in and outside the classroom. Participants must be enrolled at St. Cloud State University with a 3.5 GPA. This program is limited to 5 students per term.  

This program is available to students from other universities.

Program Costs and Financial Aid

Students pay a comprehensive program fee. The program cost includes tuition, fees, room, instruction and administration. For students living off-campus, transportation to and from the Centre is not included in the program fee and is the responsibility of the student.

Personal expenses such as laundry, food, visas, airfare, extra travel and books are not included. Expenses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students who withdraw from the program after departure will receive no refund of program fees. Financial aid is available to students on this program. Financial Aid is applied to your program following the regular schedule for that semester as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The program fee is never prorated nor is any part refundable.

  • See the Education Abroad Office in Lawrence Hall G08 for current costs and fees.

Orientation and Calendar

Semester Application Deadline Academic Calendar
Fall February 15 September - December
Spring September 15 January - April




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