Oxford Summer Programme (OSP) Costs and Dates


Summer 2022

Rolling admissions

Application available until (or spots are filled)

May 1

OSP begins on arrival

June 17

OSP concludes

July 18

Costs and Fees

How does billing work for OSP participation?

The Oxford Summer Programme (OSP) is an extension campus of each member institution of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU); each school grants the academic credit for programme participation.

The CCCU invoices campuses for the cost of participation in OSP and in turn campuses bill their students following the campus’ established policies and procedures. (For example, some schools charge the exact fees of the off-campus program, other schools charge the campus tuition price, while others charge full on-campus fees plus an additional off-campus study fee. And there’s every variation in between!)

Since each school determines their own policies regarding off-campus study costs and the applicability of institutional scholarships and other aid, you should confirm your school’s policies with the Off-Campus Study Coordinator on your campus. As summer billing often differs from semester billing, it’s possible your home campus will require that CCCU GlobalEd bill you directly. In direct-bill situations, please refer to our General Policies for payment deadlines.


How much do I pay?


Typically, the only expenses OSP participants pay directly to the CCCU are the application fee ($50) and the non-refundable confirmation fee ($500, deducted from the total housing fee at invoicing).

Programme Fees:
About six weeks before each semester begins, the CCCU sends participation invoices to each home campus. For Summer 2020-21, that bill will feature the below SSO semester costs.

OSP Programme Fees

Instructional fees




Total OSP fees


Confirmation deposit


Balance of OSP fees


Keep in mind the total program costs billed to you through your school may differ, depending on your campus’s policies.

Note: Schools or individuals who pay with a credit card will also be charged a credit card service fee.

What’s included?

Expenses covered by OSP fees:

  • Tuition for recommended 6 hours of credit
  • Room and partial meals
  • All necessary expenses for official field trips

Expenses students are expected to cover:

  • Travel between home and Oxford
  • Books
  • Personal medical expenses, if incurred
  • Local transportation, if not class-related
  • Personal discretionary expenditures
  • Partial meals
  • Cost of passport, if you don’t already have one

International Travel

Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from Oxford. Student housing check-in time is between 9am and 5pm on arrival day; departure is before 11am on checkout day. Student accommodations are closed outside of official program dates/times. Travel information from London’s major airports to SSO housing is provided in a pre-departure packet.

Refund and withdrawal policy

Students who are accepted into a summer term program, have confirmed their participation with the non-refundable deposit, and who withdraw prior to departure are responsible for paying 25% of the summer program instructional fees, full housing fees, plus any additional unrecoverable program expenses (if they exceed the deposit amount).

A partial refund of instructional fees will be made if students withdraw or are dismissed from a summer program after the program begins. Within the first week of the program, 50% of instructional fees will be refunded; during the second week, 25% of instructional fees will be refunded; and no instructional fees will be refunded after the second week of the program. Room fees will not be refunded after the program begins. Any additional unrecoverable expenses will also be the responsibility of the student. Refunds are calculated from the date a written statement of withdrawal is received by the Vice President for Educational Programs or the date of dismissal.

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