Princeton Program: Oxford-Princeton Exchange in Engineering
As part of the Oxford-Princeton Partnership, Princeton undergraduates in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have the opportunity to study for the academic year at Oxford. In return, Princeton accepts Oxford undergraduates to study engineering at Princeton for the year.
A select number of juniors in the MAE, ELE, and CEE departments are chosen annually for the prestigious year-long Oxford-Princeton Engineering Exchange. Successful applicants are placed in one of Oxford’s 38 colleges and enjoy the full privileges of an Oxford undergraduate student, or “JCR” member. Previous Princeton students have had fantastic experiences and been largely successful with strong examination marks, 4YP project prizes and summer internships both in the U.K. and U.S.
This 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.
With a population of 160,000, Oxford is a lively city with university buildings from many architectural periods scattered amidst commercial enterprises. 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.