Why Study Here?

  • 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 two or three students plus a tutor 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.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

  • Please visit our website for details.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £22,430 £20,488
Mixed £23,415 £19,213
Laboratory £29,650 £25,448
Clinical £33,938 £33,938

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • There is a limited number of undergraduate scholarships available to international students.
  •  Please visit our website for details about scholarships and bursaries at the University of Oxford, including eligibility and how to apply.

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • The university provides 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.

Accommodation for International Students

  • 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.
  • Your living costs will vary significantly dependent on your lifestyle. These are estimated to be between £970 and £1,433 a month in 2016–17. For further information about the costs of studying at Oxford, and the various sources of funding available, please visit our website.

Organisations for International Students

  • The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) runs a campaign for international students. They have a broad mandate to represent and act in the interests of the over 8,000 international students at the University of Oxford, who make up over a third of the total student body, including 17% of full-time undergraduates and 55% of full-time graduate students.
  • There are also over 70 university clubs and societies for different international and cultural groups.

Overseas Campus

  • Oxford does not have a campus overseas but there are more than 200 alumni groups in more than 90 countries; details on our website.