Princeton Program: Oxford-Princeton Exchange in Biochemistry
As part of the Oxford-Princeton Partnership, selected juniors in the Molecular Biology Department and related departments have the opportunity to exchange places with an Oxford student for a semester and undertake a laboratory-based research project in an area of their choosing. Students can also arrange a tutorial in Genetics, Biochemistry, or another science subject to keep up with their departmental requirements.
Princeton students become members of an Oxford college and have full privileges as members of the college and as visiting students at the University. This exchange is the most integrated academic experience at Oxford that a short-term visiting student can have, and Princeton is pleased to have the opportunity to offer it to its students.
The University of Oxford, established in the 12th century, is composed of 38 independent, self-governing colleges and six Permanent Private Halls. Of the 38 colleges, 30 admit students for undergraduate degrees. Each of these colleges and halls selects its own students, houses them for at least the first year, provides their meals, common rooms, libraries, sports and social facilities, and assumes responsibility, primarily through the tutorial system, for their academic studies. The University provides the laboratories, the central lecture halls, the libraries and museums, prescribes courses and syllabi, and is in charge of University examinations and awarding degrees. The current undergraduate enrollment is around 11,000.
Oxford is a lively city with university buildings from many architectural periods scattered amidst commercial enterprises. With a population of 160,000, the city provides an array of cinemas, theaters, and concert halls as well as a variety of good, inexpensive restaurants. There are excellent transportation links with all parts of the United Kingdom and frequent and reasonably priced bus service to London.