University of Oxford2014 League Table Ranking 2
2014 Overall Score 990
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Pre-arrival and orientation
- The university provides a meet and greet service at Heathrow Airport at the start of the academic year and an orientation programme for new students.
- Pre-arrival information is available on the website and sent to students by their college.
- There is extensive support for visa advice and other important matters for international students from the university’s Student Information and Advisory Service.
- There is no need to look for accommodation before you arrive in Oxford. All colleges provide rooms for first-year students, and will make all of the arrangements for you.
- All colleges guarantee college accommodation for at least one further year, and some colleges can provide accommodation for all the years of your course.
- Catering is provided in the college dining rooms, which can be used by any student of that college, whether they are living in the college or elsewhere. Some college rooms also have access to self-catering facilities.
- Most college rooms have internet access.
- Rooms for first year students are usually allocated randomly, so international students will be spread evenly throughout the college.
- Oxford is a small city, and all accommodation is just a few minutes on foot or by bike from other parts of the university.
- Students in college accommodation are usually required to leave their rooms during the vacations. Colleges may be able to provide some storage facilities for you, or if you ask early enough and space is available, you may be able to stay during the vacation. Students who rent rooms privately usually have use of that room for the full 12 months of their contract.
- College accommodation will cost around £3,700 per year (2011–12). Private accommodation costs vary depending on the number of people you share with and the quality and location of the accommodation. We suggest budgeting around £6,600 per year (this includes approximately £1,000 for utility bills).
English language requirement
- GCSE: English language grade B.
- IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components.
- TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5.
- TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 100.
Scholarships and bursaries
- There are a limited number of undergraduate scholarships available to international students. Please visit the website for details about scholarships and bursaries at the University of Oxford, including eligibility and how to apply.
International Student Breakdown
Further information for international undergraduate degree students
Admissions Information Centre
- Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288000
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: www.admissions.ox.ac.uk
Why study at the University of Oxford
- Tutorial system – Oxford is one of the few universities in the world that bases its teaching on the tutorial system, which means more individual attention and teaching from your tutors, tailored to your learning needs.
- Tutorials are essentially very small group teaching; usually this will comprise of one, two or three students plus a tutor. These will take place at least once a week for an hour in each subject studied. Tutors are often world-leading experts in their field, so spending time with them is extremely valuable.
- Collegiate structure – colleges are sometimes described as being like halls of residence at other universities. They are like this but also SO much more besides. Colleges are a student’s home for much of their time at Oxford, and are the central focus of teaching: the tutorial. The relatively small number of students at each college allows for close and supportive personal attention to be given to the induction, academic development and welfare of individuals.
- The college system gives students the benefits of belonging to both a large, internationally renowned institution and also to a smaller, interdisciplinary, academic college community. Students also have access to their college’s facilities, such as extensive library and IT provision, and well as the resources of the wider University.
- Excellence – Oxford University is known internationally for academic excellence and for some of the world’s finest libraries and laboratories.
- Oxford does not have a campus overseas but there are more than 150 alumni groups in almost 80 countries; details on the website.
Student organisations for international students
- The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) runs an active campaign for International Students. They have a broad mandate to represent and act in the interests of the over 6,500 international students at the University of Oxford, who make up a third of the total student body, including 14 per cent of full-time undergraduates and 63 per cent of full-time graduate students.
- There are also over 70 university clubs and societies for different international and cultural groups.
Advice for International Students
- General Advice
- British University History, Culture & the Weather
- Applying to a British University
- Entry and Employment Regulations
- English Language Tests and Requirements
- Managing Your Money
- Student Jobs
- Student Accommodation
International Students in the UK
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