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Visiting Students

The Visiting Students Programme at St Peter’s has been running for more than 30 years and is one of the most successful programmes of its kind at Oxford University. Visiting students participate actively and successfully in both the academic and social life of the College, and many return to do their graduate work at St Peter’s and at Oxford.

What's it like at St Peter's?

Hear from our students and academics to learn more about life as a student at St Peter's College.

St Peter's College through the eyes of a Visiting Student

Get a glimpse of life at St Peter's College through the eyes of a Visiting Student.

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Life at St Peter's

College Life

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Visiting Students

How to Apply

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The Oxford experience is truly unique, and I hope that many visiting students in the future will squeeze every bit of possible pleasure out of it.

Rio Mitani (Visiting Student in Philosophy and Politics)

Meet the Tutor for Visiting Students

Our Visiting Students Programme is an exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant, prestigious yet intimate and friendly community that is committed to academic excellence, both in research and teaching. St Peter's is an inspiring place to be: you will find a diverse group of individuals, united by a shared love of knowledge and respect for creativity.

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The tutorial system (unique to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) offers you the opportunity to learn in a pair, a group of three, or as an individual, through discussions with tutors who are experts in their field. This will allow you to discuss the issues that interest you most.

As a registered visiting student, you will be a full member of the College. You will have the same rights and obligations as other students at the College, and you will have access to most of the University's facilities. These include the libraries (Oxford libraries constitute one of the richest collections in the world), computing facilities, and more.

Oxford also offers rich and exciting extra-curricular and social opportunities. Both at the College and University levels there are numerous societies and activities that will welcome you. Whether your interests are mainstream or 'niche', you will be able to develop your existing interests and start something completely new.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to your application.

Dr Timothy Clack
Tutor for Visiting Students

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