Exeter College in the University of Oxford Exeter College Summer Programme

About the Program

At the oldest English-speaking university in the world, the 6-week Exeter College Summer Programme (ECSP) in the University of Oxford offers 12 interdisciplinary lecture courses arranged in 6 streams. Students get access to the University of Oxford’s world-famous libraries and classes known for their academic excellence.  In addition to exploring Oxford and its traditions through extra-curricular activity programs, students participate in a day-trip to London. 

Individual Research Tutorial

As part of the ECSP, students have the option to conduct independent, self-directed research on a topic of their choice through the Individual Research Tutorial (IRT) Program, working one-on-one with an Oxford academic. Academic areas most suitable for the IRT are the Humanities (Literature, History, Languages, Art History, Classics) and Social Sciences (Politics, Economics, Law, Anthropology, Geography, and International Relations). Students admitted to ECSP submit a separate application and proposal, and the Academic Director pairs the student with a suitable tutor. Please note that extra fees apply, and research is for personal interest only, not for transfer credit at UBC.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

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Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Cumulative GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0 (~80%) and at least 18 years of age. Please refer to the partner's website for any additional requirements.

Please note that this program has limited enrolment and will be assessed competitively. If selecting this program, please also include a second choice on your Go Global summer application.

Course Credits

Students select 2 of the 12 academic streams made up of 2 courses each. Completion of the program will result in the equivalent of approximately 15 ECTS credits.

Note that Exeter College offers students the option for an individual research project, which is not eligible for academic credit at UBC.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities, research or internships. Please speak to an academic advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that previous students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years using our Course Search Tool. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while on your Go Global experience. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. The tool is for reference only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. This partner also offers additional scholarship opportunities for applicants. Please refer to the partner institution's website for more information.

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.


If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

In-person and Virtual Drop-in advising hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times listed above.

Program Dates

Late June to early August

  • United Kingdom
Area(s) of study
  • Arts
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Math
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Science
  • Sociology
Tuition payable to
Partner institution
Application Deadline