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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Applying to study at Oxford

Detailed guidance on how to make an application to study at Oxford can be found on the University’s Admissions webpage.

More specific information for international undergraduate applicants can be found here and information for international counsellors and teachers can be found here. You can also view detailed information about international qualifications here.

Information for international graduate applicants can be found here.

You can also find contact details for subject-specific admissions teams on the relevant pages for undergraduate courses and graduate courses.

Setting up a partnership with Oxford

The University of Oxford sets up very few partnerships at an institutional level. The agreements the University does sign are usually designed to achieve a specific outcome and follow many years of collaboration at an academic-to-academic level.

If you are interested in establishing a subject-specific partnership, please reach out to the relevant department directly. A list of our departments can be found here.

Visiting students/researchers

Undergraduates who would like to complete a study abroad period at Oxford can apply to come as a Visiting Student. Please see the undergraduate admissions website for more details.

Graduate students can apply for Recognised Student status, which is given to graduate research students who are registered with another university and have been admitted to undertake research for a minimum of one and maximum of three terms. Please see the graduate admissions website for more information.

The University welcomes applications from academics who are employed at a university overseas for visits of between one month and one year. If you would like to visit Oxford for less than a month, you also have the option of visiting Oxford’s libraries and attending research seminars as an independent researcher. Please see here for more information.

Scholarships available for international students

Please see the Fees & Funding webpages for detailed information on scholarships available for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Visiting school groups

Please contact the International Student Recruitment team for guidance.

Erasmus+/Turing Scheme

Information on Erasmus+ can be found here and information on the Turing Scheme can be found here.

Applying for a student visa

Please see the University’s Visa & Immigration guidance.

Setting up a student recruitment partnership with Oxford

We do not work with student recruitment agencies. All prospective students should apply to the University of Oxford in the same way, which is detailed on our Admissions webpages.

Undertaking a non-academic internship at Oxford

There is no central internship scheme for international students. If you are interested in undertaking an internship at Oxford, please contact the department you wish to host you directly.

Support for international staff

Support for staff is provided by your department and a range of central services. The Oxford University Welcome Service for international staff members and their families offers information and support to people who have moved to Oxford from abroad.

Contact us

If your question has not been addressed above, please contact [email protected]. Please be aware that we cannot provide guidance on applying to study at Oxford.