Please click on some of our frequently asked questions to view more information about the Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute. If you require further information please contact us.


How do I apply to AnOx?

You will need to provide basic information on your background, submit a CV, statement of interest, short answer essay (2-3 paragraphs), and provide contact information for one reference. The application process is conducted entirely online. The application is currently closed.

To apply: Please click on the application link, create a new account using your email address, fill in the personal information, list the name and email addresses for one recommender, and upload a statement of interest (limited to 1-2 pages), short answer essay (2-3 paragraphs) and a CV via a word document or pdf.

Who should apply to the Institute

Participants at AnOx come from a wide range of backgrounds, and have in the past included regulators, lawyers, PhD and law students, media practitioners, and those working for civil society organizations. In an effort to encourage further scholarship and research on issues related to media law and policy, strategic communication, and media and democratization, this year’s Institute seeks, in particular, to identify talented young scholars (PhD candidates and early career academics) working on these themes. We encourage those with research interests in these areas to apply. At the same time, the program benefits from a diversity of participants, and applications are also welcome from those working as lawyers and those employed by NGOs, government bodies, and regulatory agencies.

Who should I have write my letter of recommendation?

Your recommendation should be written by individuals familiar with your work or your research who can comment on your academic, leadership, and/or research abilities.

When is the application deadline?

Applications for the 2016 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute are currently closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on application release dates and other opportunities.

What are the fees of the institute?

Tuition for the Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute is 1,500 USD (plus a $40.00 processing fee). The total cost for the Institute will depend on the type of accommodation selected. More information on housing is available below. Information about the payment process will be provided to accepted applicants.

Is funding available? How do I apply for funding?

Funding is limited. Applicants are encouraged to self-fund or find funding through alternative sources. A few full and partial tuition waivers are available for top applicants.

What accommodation is provided/available?

Housing at Jesus College, which includes breakfast, is available for all participants for a cost of 79 GBP +VAT (apx. 117.50 USD) per night (ensuite room with bathroom in room) for 13 nights (from Sunday, June 26th to Saturday, July 9th). Please note that we have reserved a fixed number of rooms, and rooms will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I provide my own housing?

If you would like to arrange your own accommodations, you may do so at your own expense. When submitting your application, please indicate whether you will be arranging your own accommodations. If you do not request housing at Jesus College, please note that the organizers cannot guarantee that housing will be available at a later date, should your arrangements fall through. We encourage all participants to communicate regularly with the organizers in order to ensure that any changes in accommodation needs can be met.

Can I bring my family?

We generally discourage participants from bringing family members to the institute, unless you are arranging your own accommodations.

What is housing like at Jesus College?

Accommodation in Oxford colleges is basic, yet clean and comfortable. All bedrooms are provided with bed linen, towels, toiletries and hospitality trays.

Can I attend for only part of the institute?

Applicants should be available and willing to participate for the entire duration of the Institute.

How will I be notified about acceptance?

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by email in the final week in April.

I need a visa to visit the UK. What is the visa process after acceptance?

Applicants who need visas will be provided with a letter of acceptance, and, if necessary, funding support for obtaining visas. Applicants in need of a visa are encouraged to begin the visa process as soon as they receive notification of acceptance, as there are frequently unseen delays in the visa application process. For more information, please visit the UK Border Agency.