Applicant FAQ

Are you an applicant?

How do I make an application?

For undergraduate courses starting in September you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS). More information about applying via UCAS.

If you are applying for taught master’s degrees, postgraduate diplomas and certificates and professional courses you will need to apply through UKPASS. Details on applying to UKPASS.

Please check individual course listings as processes may differ.

Direct applications to the university should be made if you are applying for:

  1. January entry onto a full-time course
  2. Part-time study
  3. Associate Study

What are the entrance requirements for my course?

Qualifications fulfilling entry requirements for undergraduate courses include:

  1. A recognised foundation programme
  2. A Levels, AS Levels or Vocational A Levels
  3. International Baccalaureate
  4. European Baccalaureate

If you have a high school diploma or school leaving certificate you may first need to complete a foundation degree.

Entry onto postgraduate courses requires the successful completion of an undergraduate degree of equivalent either in the UK or abroad.

For further details please check individual course listings or contact Oxford Brookes International.

What English language qualifications do I need? What if I do not have these qualifications?

If English is not your main language then you will also need to show that your English is at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

The table below shows the language requirements for each course subject.

Subject Language Requirements
Law, Psychology, Architecture, English Language and Communication, English, Accounting and Finance IELTS 6.5 (Including 6.0 in reading and writing), TOEFL 90ibt
School of Health and Social Care (Please note some courses are not open to International Applicants) IELTS 6.5-7.0, TOEFL 90-100ibt (Please check individual course details)
All other undergraduate courses IELTS 6.0 (Including 6.0 in reading and writing. TOEFL 80ibt
Final year on Business degrees IELTS 6.5 or above, TOEFL 90ibt

If you do not meet these requirements Oxford Brookes International offers a range of English language courses throughout the year.

Look at our other methods of entering into our degree courses by English Pathways that enable you to build up your English to degree level.

How much will my course cost? Will I be charged as a home or international student?

For fee paying purposes, international students are those who have permanent residency outside the EU. Students who are residents of the EU and have lived inside the European Union for at least three years on an ordinary basis (not on a student visa) are categorised as home students for fee paying purposes.

Different courses may cost different amounts. Please check individual course listings or see further information on fees.

How much are living costs likely to be?

Living costs may vary from student to student. The following link provides an example of living costs for students at Oxford Brookes. A budget calculator is also provided to help students work out their own living costs

Can I study part-time? Can I study at a distance?

See here for further information on studying Part-time or via Distance Learning. Please also check individual course listings for details.

What do current/former students say about the course?

Student profiles display testimonials from former and current undergraduate, postgraduate and international students about their courses, studying at the Westminster Institute of Education, the Harcourt Hill Campus and general life in Oxford.
Have a look at our student profiles.


General information and advice

International Student Advisory Service (ISAS)
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484681
Fax: +44 (0)1865 484656

See also our useful list of Contacts