3.60 - 3.90 GPA depending upon college applying to; 2 graded writing samples per subject.
Please note that the deadline for this program is considerably earlier than for other programs (January 15th, most years). See IFSA Butler's website for details on how to select a "College" at Oxford, and what you should expect in terms of application. This is a competitive program.
The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905 and is considered one of the best universities in the UK. Sheffield is located in north England, in South Yorkshire, and is close to Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, and the Peak District. Sheffield offers over 400 programs over 42 academic departments. These are organized under 7 faculties or colleges: Architectural Studies, Arts, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Pure Science and Social Sciences. For the most up-to-date information on classes available to study abroad students, visit the Sheffield website.
Sheffield is a city with character, blending elegant Victorian architecture with modern activities. The area is bursting with culture and entertainment, including theatres, museums, galleries, pubs & clubs, music and world-class sports facilities. Sheffield was named the first “National City of Sport” and has Europe’s biggest artificial ski-slope resort. Most all of these attractions are within walking distance of each other, making it a great destination for students. Sheffield is proud of its 150 woodlands and 50 public parks. One of the most spectacular areas of natural beauty in the UK is just minutes away by bus or train. The Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles of unspoiled countryside. It is a great place to hike, rock climb or just enjoy the scenery.
Classes with Host-Country and International Students
Sophomore standing; GPA of 3.00 or above (some departments at Sheffield require higher than 3.00 GPA)
The spectacular mountains of the Lake District form a beautiful backdrop for the University of Lancaster. The main location of the University is just on the southern outskirts of the city of Lancaster, and about three miles from the city center. A short walk eastward from the campus leads to open countryside and the rolling greens of England's backyard. The campus is set on 250 acres of landscaped area and on a clear day the outlook extends north to the Lakeland fells and west across Morecambe Bay. The historic city of Lancaster is just ten minutes by bus from the university. It is a friendly, bustling city which has all the amenities of a large city without having lost its charm and character. Lancaster is a modern city of about 50,000 people with a theatre, concerts, literary festivals, international restaurants, 54 pubs, and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The university is very much a part of the city of Lancaster.
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Minimum 2.75 GPA. 3.0 GPA in science is preferred.
Lancaster sits on the edge of England's beautiful Lake District. This progressive city offers a history dating from the Romans. Be sure to visit John the Gaunt's medieval castle, which gives the city's skyline its unique character.
Lancaster may have a quaint look, but that doesn’t mean a lack of things to do. The famous Duke's Playhouse includes a repertory theatre and a classic and current film cinema, and the city hosts jazz concerts and an annual literary festival. You'll find an enormous variety of restaurants in Lancaster and no fewer than fifty-two pubs!
London is one of the most cosmopolitan, hip cities in the world. Thousands of world cultures mingle with British tradition in this metropolis, creating an air of excitement and sophistication in all areas of the city. London is the cultural capital of the United Kingdom and offers endless attractions, art, theatre, music, and, of course, plenty of British politics and history.
London also is home to numerous universities. Like many large cities, the universities are scattered throughout different neighborhoods, each with its own atmosphere and attractions.
King's College and the University of Westminster are in the center of London on the Strand. Queen Mary, University of London is in the up-and-coming East End. Once best known for being the hunting ground of Jack the Ripper, today the East End is undergoing a revitalization and has developed a hip, diverse culture.