Applications & Fees

Applications for BADA's Midsummer in Oxford Program are audition-based. 

Fees In 2014 the fees were US$3,960 for tuition and US$2,990 for accommodation (including a single room in Magdalen College housing and breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays in Magdalen College). All fees are payable in American dollars.

BADA suggests that if you are offered a place on the program, you should then seriously consider the benefits of taking out a fee protection plan. While BADA considers requests for refunds for withdrawals on a case-by-case basis, in conjunction with its refund policy (made available at time of acceptance), it may be that any such refund would be by necessity limited. If for any reason you cannot start or complete the course, insurance would alleviate if not eliminate your financial loss.

Application Procedures The application process is comprised of an online submission and an audition. Online submissions can be made from January 1st, 2015 through the link at the bottom of this page.

The audition is comprised of a brief Shakespeare monologue (2 minutes or less), a contrasting contemporary monologue (also 2 minutes or less) and the cold reading of a Shakespeare sonnet. 

The applicant is expected to audition in person but in some cases auditions may be recorded. Applicants wishing to audition in person must choose a location on the application form and will be contacted in reference to scheduling an appointment.  A list of audition locations will be available in the News section of this website by the end of November. Applicants wishing to submit a recorded audition must indicate this preference on the application form and will be contacted with further instructions on recording and submissions.

Applications  Applications for the Midsummer in Oxford Program 2015  open on Janaury 1st,2015.

Applicants will be notified of their audition location and date as soon as possible after their application has been received.

Acceptance Terms Students will be notified within four weeks of their audition whether or not they have been accepted. On acceptance, in order to hold their place, applicants will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500, which is deductible from the fees payable.

Financial Assistance BADA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to attracting as broad a range of students as possible and so encourages students to apply for financial aid. Major scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional talent at their audition and require financial assistance. In addition to our highly competitive major scholarships, a number of smaller awards are available to those individuals not chosen for major funding. Unfortunately BADA is not in the position to assist in the retention of outside grant or loan assistance. To apply for an award from BADA's scholarship fund complete the relevant part of the application form.

For further information, please contact:

Jennifer Smith Rockwood, US Admissions Co-ordinator


Tel: 212 203 6956
Fax: 212 749 0120