If English is not your first language you will need to meet the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For some courses a higher level of English may be required; please check individual course details.
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications including A-levels, baccalaureates, HNDs, HNCs, NVQs and, in some cases, prior work experience or training. International students are recommended to apply for Bachelor courses after completion an International Foundation course.
The normal entry requirement for a master’s course is an honours degree, a postgraduate diploma or an equivalent professional qualification. This should usually be in the same discipline (or a related subject) as your intended postgraduate degree. Applications are also welcomed from those with other qualifications or with experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. A Pre-Master's course will help you meet the entry requirements for postgraduate courses.
For information on entry requirements for specific courses, please enquire the University directly using the form on the right.
University's dedicated international admissions team will help you through the application process. Please contact for more information how the University can support you in your country.
Applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), which is the UK's online undergraduate admissions system. Specific course entries will also indicate whether you should apply directly instead of through UCAS. Applications for the next academic year can be made from mid-September.
A number of our courses have additional January start dates. If you want to start an undergraduate course in January you must contact the University instead of through UCAS. For a January start you will need to apply by 20 December.
You should apply through UKPASS for postgraduate courses. While most postgraduate courses are open to applications all through the year, some courses have application deadlines, so please check the details of the course you are interested in. It is recommended that applications are submitted as early as possible as courses tend to fill up quickly.
Before you apply, you will need to contact the relevant postgraduate research tutor to discuss your proposal informally. This will ensure that the necessary facilities and supervisors are available for your research degree.
Applications for research degrees may be submitted at any time during the academic year.
The campuses are filled with bars, cafes, and food outlets so there are plenty of places for you to meet up with friends, have fun and socialise.
We even organise regular cultural events, like theatre visits and traditional dance evenings, to help you experience life in the UK. Our events are a great way of meeting other students from across the University.
Getting you from A to B quickly and cheaply, the Brookes Bus service links all three campuses with the halls of residence, Oxford city centre and local supermarkets. Free Brookes bus passes are available to students.