Program application has been extended to March 15th, 2020!

Located outside of London in the United Kingdom, Oxford is the home of one of the most prestigious universities not only in the UK but in the world: the University of Oxford. The six-week Exeter Summer Programme at Exeter College in the University of Oxford is a unique opportunity to experience undergraduate life at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. 

Please note that since Northeastern is a partner to the Exeter @ Oxford Programme, your application admin fee is waived so please do not pay this when applying.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2020
  • Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Extension: March 15, 2020
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO Advisor
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their Academic Advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Official Transcript: We will only accept original transcripts sent by post, or emailed .pdf copies directly from your Registrar, or emailed scanned .pdf copies certified by your Study Abroad Office and sent from an institutional email address. Transcripts can be requested on myNortheastern
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: Your referee should be someone who is or has taught you as part of your degree. References can be sent by post or e-mailed directly from the referee using his/her institutional e-mail address. Referees should comment on your academic ability and on how you will benefit from and contribute to the Exeter Summer Programme. The Exeter Summer Programme postal address is: The Exeter Summer Programme, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP, UK The Exeter Summer Programme e-mail address is:
  • Sample of assessed work: The work should have been submitted and graded as part of your degree and should include instructor comments. We are looking for evidence of your ability to express your ideas in written English.
  • Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.3
  • GEO: GEO is responsible for nominating students each summer to Exeter. Students must submit a GEO application to be considered. Eligible candidates will be nominated to Exeter. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the program will close when capacity is reached, which may be prior to the application deadline.
  • Restricted to:

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.


Students enroll in 2 streams for 8 NU credits. Exeter College of Oxford offers six streams: Literature and Art & Cinema History; History and Anthropology/Sociology/Culture; International Relations and Economics; Law and Philosophy; Engineering and Medicine; and Science and Mathematics. Each stream consists of two complementary lecture courses. Students will be asked to select their two streams and each lecture course within the two streams as either “major” or “minor.” For example:

  • Stream Choice 1: “Law and Philosophy”
    • Major ‘Jurisprudence’
    • Minor ‘Political Philosophy’
  • Stream Choice 2: “International Relations and Economics”
    • Major ‘Development Economics’
    • Minor ‘International Relations between the two World Wars 1914-1945’
Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.


Northeastern Tuition:
  • Students will be charged 25% of Northeastern semester tuition for those who enroll in courses that are equivalent to .1 to 5.9 Northeastern credits. Students will be charged 50% of Northeastern semester tuition for those who enroll in courses that are equivalent to 6.0 to 8.9 Northeastern credits.  On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this range, then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website.

    Exeter College provides 3 x £1,000 tuition fee scholarships. To apply for one of these scholarships, you will need to be in receipt of an offer to participate in the Programme, complete a scholarship application form and e-mail it to before the deadline of 24th February, 2017. For more information visit the Exeter Summer Programme site.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!


Additional Resources


Oxford is an international city on an intimate scale, and despite the intellectual influence of the University, the city is modern, multi-cultural, and lively. Cafes, shops, and restaurants stand shoulder to shoulder with cobbled alleyways and the cloistered enigmatic world of the 39 Colleges and Halls.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about the United Kingdom here. Please review this information before applying.


Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: All students will live in Exeter’s newest campus at the Cohen Quadrangle. Cohen Quadrangle provides high-quality modern accommodation for 90 undergraduate students on a fully collegiate and communal site, incorporating Faculty teaching rooms, communal spaces designed to encourage formal and informal social and intellectual engagement, a cafe, kitchens for recreational cooking, a music practice room, and an auditorium. All bedrooms are single and en-suite and are outfitted with personal fridges. Linen and towels are provided, rooms are cleaned daily, and there are shared laundry facilities. Cohen Quadrangle has 24/7 staffed security and is fully Wi-Fi enabled.

Host University or Organization

The Summer Programme, based at Exeter College in the University of Oxford, offers an exceptional opportunity to experience undergraduate life at the fourth oldest Oxford University college, in one of the most distinguished university cities in the world.

Uniquely among Oxford University colleges, Exeter welcomes you to two campuses: Turl Street and the Cohen Quadrangle. Exeter has been at the ancient and historic Turl Street site since 1315 and continues to use the Dining Hall, Chapel, and other buildings that range in origin from the 15th to 20th centuries. To maintain its high international academic standing in the 21st century, Exeter has invested in a second campus, the Cohen Quadrangle. The Cohen Quadrangle provides high quality facilities, including Faculty teaching rooms, state-of-the-art lecture and seminar rooms, a music practice room, communal spaces designed for informal and formal social and intellectual interaction, an auditorium, and a special collections library and scholars’ study room to house the College’s rare books and manuscripts assembled over its 700-year history. The presence of Senior Faculty and Exeter’s most precious scholarly collections makes the Cohen Quadrangle integral to the life of the College.

All Summer Programme students will live and study in the Cohen Quadrangle, but you will also be warmly welcomed into Turl Street to spend time in its tranquil Fellows’ Garden, advance your research interests in the Victorian Gothic College Library, and take part in the ancient Oxford tradition of Formal Dining – 3-course, candle-lit dinners in the Exeter College Dining Hall with your fellow students and Faculty.