The application period for this program has passed.
Each fall, winter, and spring a maximum of four students can attend Keble College of Oxford University through this exchange program. The program will primarily serve government and economics majors. All government and economics tutorials will be approved in advance by the departments and some will count towards the major.
The application process for this program is competitive, every year 4 students are selected to participate for the fall, winter, and spring terms (a total of 12 students). Students first apply through the Guarini Institute by the February 1st application deadline. After February 1st, faculty from the Department of Government and Department of Economics will review applications and make acceptance decisions. Students will be notified of their acceptance decisions on March 1st.
Successful applicants who are accepted and commit to the program will receive a nomination from the Guarini Institute. Applying for an exchange program involves two steps: if you receive a nomination from the Guarini Institute you will also need to complete the host institution's application and/or enrollment process, which is administered and reviewed by the host institution. The host institution makes the final acceptance decision. The Guarini Institute and the Rockefeller Center will provide further instructions on this second step to students after they are accepted and commit to a program.
Participants on this exchange enroll as full time students and choose two courses they are qualified for at Keble. Students choose from a selection of pre-approved courses. Students can transfer back courses to count toward their Dartmouth diploma.
Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5.
Credits earned on Exchange Programs are included in the maximum of four transfer credits allowed toward the degree. Information regarding procedures for approval of transfer credit from exchange programs is available from the Registrar's Office. Grades received in courses transferred from other institutions are not recorded on the Dartmouth transcript or included in the Dartmouth cumulative average.
It is the student's responsibility to seek and obtain departmental approval for the transferability of each course, for distributive and world culture attributes, and for possible major and/or minor credit, if appropriate.
Note: Approved exchange credit applications are due in the Registrar's Office at the beginning of the sixth week of the term prior to the exchange term. Check the ORC calendar for specific deadline dates.
This program requires one recommendation to be submitted as part of the application.
Check out the Rockefeller Center website for more information on the Keble Exchange.
Dartmouth students will have the opportunity to live in Oxford dorms and during the program to have complete access to libraries, sports, facilities, and lectures. Students will have access to the Keble College dining hall, and students can also make use of the cafes and restaraunts on and near Keble's campus.
"Keble College (at Oxford) is an amazing exchange. People at Dartmouth like to prevent the ‘old traditions from failing,’ but at Oxford, the traditions are three-fold older. Being part of an academic community and living in buildings that are older than America is a very special opportunity. The learning system is all one on one, therefore you must be prepared to constantly debate your professors, and you are accountable for every word you write. There is no cooler opportunity at Dartmouth to immerse yourself in the birthplace of academics."
Budget Sheet for Keble College / Oxford University (Fall, Winter, and Spring)
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.
All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs more than a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding for programs that span the entire term.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.