College/School Eligibility:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Architecture, Art and Planning
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Human Ecology
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • SC Johnson Business - Dyson
  • SC Johnson Business - Hotel

Class Year Eligibility:

  • Third Year (undergrad)

Open to:

  • Cornell Undergraduate Students

GPA Requirements:

Minimum GPA: 3.75

Program-specific Requirements

  • 3.75 minimum GPA requirement for Oxford (preferably higher to be successful) at the time of application; 3.9 or higher GPA recommended for spring only
  • Complete Cornell’s application for approval by the Office of Global Learning's deadline (see "Snapshot" section on program Overview page)
  • Must study coursework in one subject area, related to your major at Cornell
    • Exception: Oxford has some combined courses of study which allow applicants to apply to more than one subject if you have sufficient background and skill in both (e.g., you may wish to pursue PPE if you are a Gov/Econ double major).
    • Econ is never offered as a single subject. Students must have an additional subject (History, Politics, or Philosophy in which they have a strong background) - Only one space in Econ & Management (Finance) per year.
  • Strong background in major subject (at least 4-5 core major courses completed at Cornell)
    • Visiting students should have approximately the same academic background as a second-year degree student at Oxford in their major
    • For any course of study involving economics, students must have intermediate-level economics and ideally, university-level math classes
    • All classes in related fields should be B+ or higher
  • Serious applicants are interested in spending a full academic year abroad
    • Opportunities to study for one semester (spring terms) at Oxford are limited and even more competitive
    • Very limited course options in economics in the spring

General Requirements

  • be in good academic standing
  • be in good disciplinary standing
  • be able to study abroad and graduate on time
  • meet the requirements of the program for admission
  • meet college requirements for approval

College-specific Requirements

Colleges may also have specific requirements for study abroad (GPA, prior study at Cornell, ability to study abroad in your final semester, etc.).  Learn about your college's policies.

For example, your college may have a higher GPA requirement for approval than what is required by the program itself.  Most notably, students in Arts & Sciences must fulfill language requirements prior to studying abroad for a semester.