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Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University offers a world class student experience in a beautiful city with a rich cultural and educational history that goes back for centuries.

The university can trace its history back as far as 1865 with the foundation of the Oxford School of Art. Over the years the school merged and grew until 1992, when it became Oxford Brookes University, naming itself after John Henry Brookes, first Principal of the Schools of Technology, Art and Commerce.

Brookes is the only UK university in the QS ranking of the top 50 institutions under 50 years old 2019 and is in the top 20 universities in 10 subject areas according to the Complete University Guide 2019The Guardian League Tables has placed Oxford Brookes University in the UK’s Top 50 institutions for 2019 and an impressive 95% of Oxford Brookes students are in employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating as stated in the HESA Destination of Leavers Survey 2018.

The university's teaching is underpinned by excellent research, which enjoys an international reputation attracting high quality staff and students and helping to generate major funded projects. This reputation was confirmed by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 showing Oxford Brookes as 1st in the UK for teaching and research.

Courses at Oxford Brookes are designed to develop the practical, transferable skills you will need in your career. Many courses include work placements to develop the practical experience employers require. Oxford Brookes has well-established links with organizations and companies across a broad spectrum of relevant industries.

As well as an extensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, Oxford Brookes offers high quality academic and English language courses to prepare you for successful university study. These foundation, pre-Master’s and pre-sessional English pathway courses are developed and delivered by our own lecturers on campus.

Brookes is located in Oxford, a great place to be a student. It is a world-famous and historic city, renowned for its architecture, museums, rowing, punting and scenic riverside walks. The city is also bursting with restaurants, cafés, theaters, cinemas and shops, and has its own covered market that was established in 1774. With almost 40,000 students from all over the world, the city has a vibrant, youthful and cosmopolitan atmosphere. All this only 60 miles from London, one hour away by train.

FACILITIES

Oxford Brookes University has three main campuses in and around Oxford, each one with has its own library, student accommodation, and sports facilities. There are also plenty of places for you to relax and take a break in cafés and food outlets, where you can meet up with friends, have fun and socialise. All campuses are linked by the university’s own BrookesBus service connecting them with the city center and university halls of residence.

Oxford Brookes is currently investing £220 million over the next ten years in its campuses in order to provide excellent teaching and learning facilities that’ll meet the needs of a 21st century student.

Sports
Oxford Brookes is renowned for its sport and if you want to get involved there is plenty of choice and facilities to match:

  • Health and fitness suites
  • Climbing room and lead tower
  • A boathouse on the Thames for our elite rowers
  • Badminton, squash and tennis courts
  • Floodlit all-weather pitch, suitable for hockey and football
  • Outdoor pitches for  netball, lacrosse and cricket
  • 25-metre swimming pool
  • 9-hole golf course

Students’ Union
Run by students for students, the Students' Union is central to Oxford Brookes life. It is home to around 100 diverse clubs and societies, including various international ones, which are a great way for you to meet new people and discover new hobbies and interests.

Support Services
The university caters to each student’s needs with support services ranging from study advice, careers and employment centre, IT support, students’ union advice centre, disability service, mature students service, counselling and research training. There are specialist support services for international students including the International Student Advice Team to help students with issues such as visas, employment and finance before arrival and at any throughout their time at the university.

The medical centre on Headington campus is staffed by doctors and nurses who offer a confidential and comprehensive medical service. There is also a dental practice and osteopathy clinic.

Accommodation
The university provides excellent accommodation services for international students.

Accommodation options include single study bedrooms in halls of residence, many of which are en suite. These provide students with a safe and secure living environment and are a great way to meet new friends. International students are guaranteed a place in halls in their first year provided they meet the application deadlines.

If you would like to find out more about Oxford Brookes University, please contact one of our Advisors.

Student population: 17,805

Number of international students: 3,200

City population: 154,600

Closest airports: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City, Birmingham

Date of establishment: 1865

Areas of expertise: Hospitality, Publishing, Architecture, Law, Motorsport Engineering

Cost of Tuition per year: from £13,410 (2019/20)

Accommodation cost: from £111 per week on campus

Start your studies in January

Missed out on university study in September? Don't worry. Oxford Brookes University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in January.

If you need a foundation, pre-master's or pre-sessional English course to get you on your way to your chosen degree, you can start one of those at Oxford Brookes in January, too, and complete in time to start your main degree in September.

Contact us now to speed you though the application process.

Oxford Brookes climbs 21 places in the Good University Guide 2019

Oxford Brookes University has climbed 21 places in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 published on Sunday 23 September! The result makes Oxford Brookes the third most improved institution in the rankings overall.

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Across The Pond Scholarship Now Open

Across The Pond has partnered with seven of its partner universities to offer Across The Pond students ONLY the chance to win a scholarship.

This isn’t your typical scholarship application, however.

While we are interested in understanding your financial need, we are more interested in your excitement about studying in the UK. In other words, this is a fun application!

Show us why you deserve this scholarship in a way that uniquely reflects you as a student.  Share your enthusiasm and excitement for this coming adventure in a creative, entertaining way. 

Oxford Brookes Amongst "World's Elite"

The recent QS World University Rankings by Subject identified Oxford Brookes University as among the "world's elite" in 12 subject areas:

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The best thing about the course is where all the students come from. We literally come from all around the world and everybody has so many different experiences to share.

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Gabriella Gomes

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Rebecca Grassing

It was reassuring to know I could ask my advisor whenever I had a question about my school choices, my applications, or my VISA, and I would always get a prompt response.

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Pamela Rekhi

The people here are very friendly

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Niall Sloane

I landed myself a job at Deloitte Real Estate 6 months before I had even graduated.

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