Hi all. I have never posted anything in PhysicsForums, but I am a long time follower. I was lucky enough to get admitted to both the MIT's graduate program in Physics and to the DPhil in Theoretical Physics at Oxford in the condensed matter theory group. I am unsure which programme to choose. I am planning to pursue a PhD in the hard condensed matter theory. For both programmes funding is not an issue. From MIT I received a fellowship, whereas for Oxford they have not specified yet the source of funding, but as far as I understand, if you get admitted they will fully fund you (I am an EU student). I familiarised myself with research in both groups and at this stage of my education I honestly do not like one more over another. Both programmes offer graduate classes, but from a quick check it looks like the Oxford one might be slightly more mathematically rigorous (you can take classes from their masters program in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics). (https://mmathphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/coursestructure.pdf , http://student.mit.edu/catalog/m8b.html). At the same time MIT offers cross-registration for courses at Harvard. The other difference between the US and UK is the length of the program - 5 vs 3 years. I wanted to ask if anyone had any experience or suggestions about any of the two programmes. Thank you for your help.