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Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford


Lady Margaret Hall (‘LMH’) is a college at the University of Oxford. The founders named the College in honor of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII and a renowned patron of scholarship and learning. The first nine students were admitted in 1879. The College grew, opened its doors to men, and is now a community of over 600 students and 45 Fellows. LMH is one of 39 constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, one of the highest-ranked universities in the world, and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

History and Archives

In 1878 LMH was founded and changed Oxford University for ever. It opened up Oxford to women for the first time. They were pioneers and broke boundaries, going on to lead remarkable lives, such as founding Save The Children and becoming the first female President of the British Medical Association.


LMH Summer Programmes are designed for students who want to gain and develop knowledge in their chosen subject area. Unless specifically stated in the course outline, there are no formal prerequisites or restrictions regarding which subject(s) you are currently studying at university, but please note that LMH Summer Programmes are intensive courses of study aimed at undergraduates who have completed one or two years of their degree, or entry level postgraduate students.

We will consider each applicant’s academic ability and expect successful applicants to have a minimum grade point average equivalent to 2:1 level on the British grading scale. For example, this would mean at least a 3.2 GPA on the 4.0 grading scale in the United States, and 80% in China.

To participate fully in the programme all students will need to have proficiency in English.

English language requirements for students who are not native English speakers:

  • Overall TOEFL score of 85;
  • or IELTS score of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each component);
  • or Duolingo English Test score of 115 (no less than 105 in each band);
  • or CET-4 at 550 or CET-6 at 520.

If the language of instruction in your home institution is English you do not need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.


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