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Join Worcester College as a Registered Visiting Student to experience an educational tradition stretching back seven centuries. From the in-depth academic analysis of the Oxford tutorial, to the lively community that thrives in a collegiate setting, we offer the opportunity to live and study at the University of Oxford for up to one year. Undergraduate students currently studying in North America or China are welcome to apply for our programme.

If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. I cannot remember a time in my life when I was as happy as I have been here at Oxford, and for that I am immensely grateful. I know the relationships I have built will last a lifetime, and that when I leave Worcester in a few weeks I will always remember this wonderful place with a smile.
Claire Coleman, 2016
I loved the more autonomous approach to education…it helped me build up my confidence in my ideas and my writing. But my time in Worcester also taught me to be self-sufficient in a wider sense: to make a home anywhere, to occupy my alone-time to the fullest.
Kevin Newbury (1998), Opera Director

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Why Worcester?

Design your own tailored academic programme alongside our Programme Director. He’ll act as your advisor, arrange cultural events and be available throughout the year to help with all matters.

Teaching & Learning
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Our flexible start dates mean it’s possible to join us for just a semester or two. You can even choose to join our specialist September Seminar series to immerse yourself in the humanities and kick-start your time in Oxford.

September Seminar in the Humanities

All our Visiting Students live on-campus with other Worcester students and can get involved in all aspects of college life. All rooms are single-occupancy and include a private bathroom, shared kitchen, internet access and light housekeeping.

College Life

Discover life in the UK with our cultural programme. This could include formal dinners, visits to Oxford’s museums and punting on the Thames, as well as visiting Blenheim Palace, London’s theatres and museums, and plays in Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Formal meal in dining hall