Dates And Deadlines
Instructions for completing Oxford Program applications and paying registration fees for the summer 2024 program are given on the application link. All fees are paid at Fl Tech Student Accounting. Payment deadlines are in the "Dates and Deadlines" section.
Spaces are limited and only for eligible students, so apply early. 5 spaces will be held until October 10 for Honors College/Panther Distinguished Scholar students. Typically the program is full by early- mid October.
A mandatory meeting for all participants is held in January or February.
Summer Course Registration: Bring signed forms including course name and number (no CRN#) to the orientation meeting in January/February.
All participants should apply for a passport no later than February 1, 2024.
Students in need of UK visas must apply between April 7 and April 24 for their UK visa. See Visa section.
Program Payment Dates:
Program fees are due on the following dates:
- $500 - Prior to December 1 (or earlier depending on space available (2023 was full as of Oct 31) non-refundable Oxford application fee. The fee is only refunded if you are no longer in good academic/disciplinary standing as of Jan 2024.
- January 16: $2500 for Oxford (PAY $2350 if you met the Early Bird deadline by applying EARLY)
- January 30: $600 Ireland optional trip deposit (Optional).
- March 15: Optional Ireland trip balance due (approximate balance $650).
- May 2: Tuition and program balance (can come from financial aid)**. Pay the balance of your Paws account as you usually pay Fl Tech tuition & fees. Payment plans are not an option.
ALL Payments should be made at the Student Accounts window on the first floor of L3Harris Commons. Credit card, check, cash, and money order are accepted. All checks must be made payable to "Florida Tech." Write your name, "Oxford" and last 4 of your student ID# in the check memo section. Email email@example.com to confirm payments after they are made or for pay by phone details.
All Oxford Program fees are due on the dates listed on the Oxford program website. Payment plans are NOT an option for students enrolled in this study abroad program due to the nature of paying vendors/expenses.
All program fees are non-refundable. Fees for missed group housing, meals, trips, etc. are non-refundable/ non-exchangeable. For example, college housing is included from June 29-Aug 10th morning. If you arrive later or depart sooner, there are no refunds. If you miss a group meal or field trip, you will forfeit that meal/event or any portion thereof.
Oxford info packet forms and PASSPORT photo pages due no later than March 1.
Students book flights to the UK individually. There is no group flight option or requirement. You must arrive in Oxford on Saturday, June 29. Fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick. Birmingham is also an option. It is advised that you book tickets directly with airlines and not third parties or travel agents. Read all cancellation/refund details before booking. Florida Tech is not responsible for flight refunds or fees. Direct flights to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham International ranged between $1200 and $2000 for summer 2023.
VISAS for non-US citizens:
Non-U.S. citizens should begin obtaining UK tourist visas during spring semester. Obtaining visas is the full responsibility of the non- US student. A letter will be provided by the office to assist in this effort upon the student's request. Letters are only provided for travel related to the program (UK tourist visa and Schengen visa). Letters will not be provided for personal travel outside of program organized travel.
The final deadline for requesting letters is March 13 and students must provide proof of UK visa application submittal by April 2 to remain registered for the program. UK requirements & application
Non-US passport holders may also need Schengen visas for trips to Italy, France, etc. These letters and itineraries must also be requested by March 13. Information on Schengen visas for France. You will have to go to the French consulate in Miami.
Students who apply for UK visas after April 15 may not obtain visas for the program and all fees remain non-refundable. The university does not supply visa assistance in addition to letters, itineraries, and insurance brochure. Students can hire a visa agency to assist with visas if they wish. The UK Border Agency website lists registered visa assistance agencies on their website.
It is advised that you do not buy your plane tickets prior to obtaining your UK visa.
Republic of IRELAND Visa guidance for non-US and non-EU passport holders (check to see if you need a visa, and apply if required): Irish Naturalisation and Emigration site
2024 Working Itinerary
|June 28||Depart the US for London|
|June 29||Arrive London – Bus to Oxford – Check in at Jesus/Exeter College- light dinner in Jesus hall.|
|Orientation to Jesus College and Oxford.|
|Itinerary will be emailed to Oxford 2024 group|
|Aug 8||Exams. Closing Dinner. Official Program Ends.|
|Aug 9||Free day (You may fly home today/depart Oxford if you wish)|
|Aug 10||Departure. Must vacate rooms by 10am.|
|Aug 10||Arrive US|
*Breakfast in Hall June 30-July 11, 2024.
*This preliminary itinerary is subject to changes. Each participant will receive an Oxford Program Information Packet via email and can view the full, detailed itinerary by clicking the link above. The detailed itinerary is updated as changes occur.
ATTENDANCE: Classes are mandatory and only 1 unexcused absence per class is permitted before your grade drops. Excused absences are only those with a doctor’s note and proof of a doctor’s visit. Plan your personal travels accordingly.