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  • Locations: Oxford, England UK
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
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The six-week Summer Programme at Exeter College, Oxford is a unique opportunity to experience undergraduate life at the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Our aim is to challenge and inspire you through engagement with Oxford’s world-class reputation for academic excellence, to deliver an authentic experience of undergraduate collegiate life and to invite you to share in Exeter’s distinguished 700 year history with a talented and diverse cohort of students from around the world.


The Exeter Summer Programme models itself on Oxford undergraduate teaching. Through lectures, seminars and tutorials, you will undertake 80hrs of research-focused tuition. The tutorial system, one of the key strengths of an Oxford undergraduate education, brings students together with Faculty in individual tutorials and small seminars. Such teaching ensures students get direct, expert guidance as they undertake in-depth study in a chosen area of research.
The range of lectures and seminars offered in the arts and humanities, social science, maths, science, and engineering reflects the array of academic expertise in Oxford and has been designed to allow you to work both towards your home University degree requirements and to try something new.

Student Life

Uniquely among Oxford University colleges, Exeter welcomes you to two campuses: Turl Street and the Cohen Quadrangle. Exeter has been at the ancient and historic Turl Street site since 1315 and continues to use the Dining Hall, Chapel and other buildings that range in origin from the C15th to C20th. To maintain its high international academic standing in the C21st, Exeter has invested in a second campus, the Cohen Quadrangle. The Cohen Quadrangle provides high quality facilities, including Faculty teaching rooms, state-of-the-art lecture and seminar rooms, a music practice room, communal spaces designed for informal and formal social and intellectual interaction, an auditorium, a special collections library and scholars’ study room to house the College’s rare books and manuscripts assembled over its 700-year history. The presence of Senior Faculty and Exeter’s most precious scholarly collections makes the Cohen Quadrangle integral to the life of the College.


The City of Oxford blends medieval charm with the buzz of a modern city. Although Oxford has given its name to a world-famous dictionary and a less well known marmalade, it is best known for the University of Oxford. Over the past 800-years it has produced an eminent list of Nobel Prize winners, scientists, philosophers, authors, archbishops, explorers and politicians: walk in the footsteps of Professor Stephen Hawking, Edwin Hubble, Prime Minister Theresa May, Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Harper Lee, Sir V.S. Naipaul, and Seamus Heaney to name a few.

Oxford is an international city on an intimate scale and despite the intellectual influence of the University, the city is modern, multi-cultural and lively. Cafés, shops and restaurants stand shoulder to shoulder with cobbled alleyways and the cloistered, enigmatic world of the 39 Colleges and Halls.