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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book my place on the programme?

To book your place on the Lincoln College Summer Academy Programme, please complete our online application form here (Link).  Once we have received your application, you will be sent an email to confirm your booking, with details about how to pay the course fees and the date this payment is due.

If you have any questions about the application form, then please contact us (Link) and one of our advisors will be happy to help.

What are the English Language requirements?

The Lincoln College Summer Academy Programme is a unique course. This is because it is run by Oxford University academics and is based on a truly stimulating academic programme. For students to be able to make the most of the course, they will be required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this English language requirement, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be able to advise you.

Can I organise my own accommodation?

Part of the Lincoln College experience is the opportunity to live, dine and study like an Oxford student. This is why all students on the programme must stay onsite at Lincoln College.

Can I study more than one course?

There are 9 courses on offer for 2024 and students can choose one to study for the full two weeks. 

If students are equally interested and qualified to take two different courses, you are welcome to join us for the whole month. You will choose one subject to study for the first two weeks of the programme and a different subject to study for the final two weeks of the programme.

For example, a student may decide to study history for session 1 of the programme and history of art for session 2.

Will I have to take exams?

There will be no official exams on this course. Students will be assessed based on essays, assignments and projects marked by the course tutor. 

What kind of feedback will I receive?

Students will receive personalised feedback from their tutors both as verbal feedback during tutorial or seminar discussions and written feedback on any work they hand in. The nature of this feedback will depend on the course students are studying.

At the end of the programme, students will receive a certificate of attainment provided they have carried out the work to the best of their ability and actively participated in lessons and certifying the level they achieved.

Will I receive credit points?

The Lincoln College Summer Academy Programme is equivalent to 10 hours of credits in both the US and ECTS system. Your current university may choose to accept these credits towards your current degree. To be sure, please ask your university to get in touch with us and our Programme Director will be able to speak to the appropriate person at your university.

Will I be awarded with a certificate?

Yes, all students will receive either a certificate of attainment or a certificate of attendance at a specially organised graduation ceremony. This certificate will prove that you have carried out work of a challenging academic nature and may even be used towards credit at your current university (see above question on credits).

Will my tutor be able to provide me with a reference?

Yes, your tutor will be able to provide you with an academic reference should you require this for any future applications. If this is something you think you may need, it would be a good idea to discuss with your tutor during the programme.