Support for International Students and Staff
Here you can find out about services that support international students and staff, and meet some of our current international students and staff.
For information on what is distinctive about studying at Oxford University, for information on the admissions process and how to apply to Oxford please visit the Admissions website: Oxford Admissions
For information available specifically for international undergraduate applicants, please go here: International Admissions
Country-specific information for international graduate applicants can be found here: International Graduate Admissions
Student Information and Advisory Service: International Students
The Student Information and Advisory Service is responsible for providing advice about issues affecting international students, including orientation, immigration questions, and assisting students who need to extend their visas.
The service also provides support for the University's broader international activities, and provides information on funds and opportunities for Oxford students wishing to study abroad.
The Student Information and Advisory Service is part of the Student Administration section of the University and is located at the Examination Schools on the High Street. Student Information Service
College Support Services
Colleges also provide academic and other support
services to international students. Students should check with their
colleges for information about what support is available.
Oxford University Student Union (OUSU)
The Student Union represents all students at Oxford and provides support and services for home and international students alike. For further information please click here: OUSU
Oxford Language Centre
The Oxford Language Centre provides resources and services for members of the University who make use of foreign languages for their study, research or personal interest. It also offers English courses such as academic writing and English for social and academic purposes for international students and staff. More information can be found here: Language Centre
Support for staff is provided by your department and a range of central services. The Staff Gateway brings together information for those working at the University, and you may find the Welcome to Oxford pages particularly useful. If you want to find out more about working for the university the Staff Handbook will tell you about terms and conditions and the benefits of working for the University.
newcomers to the UK, the following website will give you tips of how to
prepare for a move to the UK, and will explain what practical tasks
need to be undertaken before and after your arrival. Information for international staff moving to UK universities, and you might also find this video helpful: International Staff: welcome to the UK.
There are a wide range of support services for our research staff , both to assist them in carrying out world-class research, and in their own professional development.
Research Services provide professional support to the University's researchers. They can provide advice on international sources of funding, review applications for international research funding and support negotiation of research-related contracts.
The University has been awarded the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award in recognition of the support it provides for researchers in their career and professional development. Once you start work welcome events will help you orientate yourself, and training and careers advice are available to help you get the most out of your time at Oxford - see the support for researchers pages for further information.
Solicitors in Legal Services provide legal advice to the University. They support academic staff on a range of issues, from drafting memoranda of understanding for international collaborations to providing advice on the right legal structures for overseas projects. For more information click here: Legal Services
The International Strategy Office can provide advice to academics seeking to initiate formal collaborations with other institutions. More information about the office and contact details can be found here: International Strategy