England: Oxford University
Type of Program: Semester or Year Programs
Cost: See Program Costs page
For outstanding and highly motivated students, Goucher offers one to two scholarships subsidizing a full academic year of study at the University of Oxford through Arcadia University. 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.
The Mahoney and Caplan scholarships are granted through a competition open to students in their sophomore year with a grade point average of 3.6 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.
Sophomores with a 3.5 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 must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses. Students will participate in this year-long program in their junior year. Students must have a GPA of 3.60 or higher to apply.
Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines
Selected students must pay a $300 study abroad deposit by January 15, 2013 accompanied by the Goucher application. A second deposit of $200 will be due April 5, 2013
If you are interested in this program, please contact Carol Donhauser to discuss the application process.