Note to Spring 2021 Applicants:
Because we had to cancel the fall 2020 program due to the pandemic, and given the uncertainties about UK guidelines around sharing accommodations that might be in place in the spring assuming COVID-19 cases are still active, we are unable to confirm space availability in the spring program. Therefore, at this point we are considering the program full. You are welcome to apply for a space on the spring 2021 waitlist, or you can apply for fall 2021.


Application decisions are made by the Academic Committee at Middlebury-CMRS, which consists of the program’s faculty in the UK.

Decisions are made on the basis of academic merit, including preparedness to study in a new academic environment. This is assessed by each applicant’s materials, including the admissions statement, GPA, full transcript, and two faculty recommendations. The Academic Committee may on occasion ask for additional faculty recommendations.

The minimum GPA requirement for applicants is 3.5.  Exceptions may be made in some special circumstances for applicants with a lower GPA, taking into account the other elements in the process, detailed above.  

Students may apply for one or two semesters. These semesters need not be contiguous, and need not be in the same academic year. We do not accept applications for three or more semesters. Students admitted to the program for one semester may apply for a second semester while in Oxford, although should be aware that this may have immigration/visa implications.

Please reach out to us during the application process if you have any questions about courses.