Oxford

 
Quick Facts

QUICK FACTS

 
 
HOST INSTITUTIONOxford Brookes University: Semester and Academic Year programs
ACADEMICSAccounting, Anthropology, Art History, Biosciences, Business, Chinese, Communications, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Equine Science, Exercise and Sports Science, Film, Fine Arts, French, Geography, German, History, Hospitality, International Relations, Japanese, Linguistics, Marketing, Mathematics, Media, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theater Arts.
HOUSINGOxford Brookes Halls of Residence. Each flat houses 4-8 students; bedrooms are single-occupancy. Internet is included. Meals are not included.
SAMPLE DAY EXCURSIONSStonehenge & Winchester, Wales
PROGRAM CALENDARSClick here!
The City

Located just 1 hour from London by bus or train, Oxford is one of the oldest and most beautiful university towns in the world. As soon as you step foot in Oxford, you’ll discover what has made it a favorite of students, scholars, writers, and tourists for close to a millennium. Its breathtaking Gothic architecture and large student population make this one of the most captivating cities in Europe, as well as one of the most intellectually charged. Since 1 in every 5 people in Oxford is a student, the town is very student-focused and offers an abundance of extra-curricular possibilities.

Oxford is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, Oxford University, which dates back to the 11th century. Fans of the Harry Potter series can relive scenes from the first 3 movies, which were partially filmed on Oxford University’s campus. The city also has quite a literary pedigree, with more published authors per square mile than anywhere in the world, and has been the home of such authors as Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien.Oxford is also home to the BMW Mini! Today, Oxford is a diverse and cosmopolitan city that has everything you could want – shops, theatres, museums, pubs, cinemas, and restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world.

Students will find Oxford to be incredibly convenient both in location and accessibility, since almost any part of the city can be reached by foot or bus. Oxford’s top-notch public bus system makes it easy for students explore their host city – If you live in Oxford Brookes Accommodation you will receive a free “Brookes Bus” pass.  In addition, Oxford’s train and bus stations will take you anywhere you want to go in Great Britain, for reasonable fares. There’s even 24-hour bus service to and from London, costing as little as £15 (approx. US$21) round trip, which means you can visit London anytime the mood strikes. You could hop on a bus on a Sunday night to catch a West End (Broadway) show in London and make it back in time for class on Monday morning. With London just an hour’s ride away, you can enjoy the best of two worlds – head off to London at a moment’s notice to experience the energy of one of the world’s biggest, cosmopolitan cities, and come home to Oxford’s intellectual oasis to live, grow, and learn.

Host Institution

HOST INSTITUTION

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University, located just a few minutes from Oxford city center, offers a true British university experience. ASA students will experience full integration with Oxford Brookes’ 17,805 students, and will have access to top-notch teaching and facilities, with Brookes recently becoming 1st in the UK for teaching and research.

Oxford Brookes is a leading modern university being the only UK university in the QS ranking of top 50 institutions under 50 years old. Additionally Oxford Brookes students have excellent employment prospects with 95% of Oxford Brookes students being in employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating.

The International Office and International Student Advice Team provide over 2,500 international students with support and guidance, to help you adjust to life on campus and take advantage of the countless facilities and opportunities that the university has to offer. Upon arrival, you will also be assigned your own personal academic advisor.

Oxford Brookes is proud to be the first university in the world to be award Fair Trade status, meaning everything bought and sold on campus carries the Fair Trade mark. As 100% of the electricity used on campus comes from renewable resources, Brookes is committed to being an environmentally sustainable and ethically responsible place to study.

As an Oxford Brookes student, you’ll have the opportunity to join the Students’ Union. This organization is run by students, for students, and is the center of campus life. The Students’ Union is also home to Brookes’ 100+ student societies (clubs). Some of these include: Classic Cars, Baking, Drama and Improv, Gaming, Journalism, LGBTQ+, Business, Quidditch, Tea, Wildlife, and much more. Oxford Brookes also has over 30 different sports clubs, including American Football.

The Brookes Bus

Transportation between campuses is a breeze, as the University has its own bus line called the Brookes Bus, which is free to our students living in the Halls of Residence. The Brookes Bus offers free service to all 3 campuses and free or discounted service to almost anywhere in Oxford. Your Brookes Bus pass has additional benefits as well, such as discounts on Oxford restaurants, attractions, tours, and theaters. You also get heavily discounted bus fare to Heathrow airport, Gatwick airport, and London city!

 
Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

Oxford Brookes University
- Semester/Academic Year

  • Requirements

    • Minimum GPA 2.80 (Students with GPA between 2.70-2.79 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

    • At least 18 years of age

    • Completed at least 2 semesters at a U.S. or Canadian college/university before applying

    • Official Transcript from your college or university. If you have attended more than one institution, you must submit an Official Transcript from each institution. Official Transcript from current institution must also show courses currently in progress.

    • One letter of recommendation from a professor or adviser at your college or university

    • Personal Statement/Letter of Motivation (1-2 pages) describing why you want to study abroad at Oxford Brookes University and what you hope to gain from the study abroad experience.

    • ASA Application. To start a new application or continue an existing application, click here.

    • Scan of your valid passport that does not expire sooner than 6 months after the day you plan to return home from abroad. A scan of your valid passport is required before you can be accepted into this program. Please submit your passport application by expedited service if you do not have a valid passport.

    • Application Deadlines, please click the Cost & Dates tab.

 
Housing

HOUSING

Students live on campus in one of the Oxford Brookes University halls of residence. Meals are not included. Flats are typically composed of 4-8 single occupancy bedrooms and are shared with other international students or degree-seeking students at Oxford Brookes University. In some cases, each bedroom has its own bathroom “pod,” and in other cases, bathrooms are shared. Each flat has a kitchen and common area shared by all flatmates, as well as Internet. Flats are usually coed. Internet is provided.

HOUSING FAQ

+ Can I room with a friend?

You may request to live with a friend by emailing ASA at hello@academicstudies.com. Roommate requests must be mutual, so be sure your friend requests you back. However, Oxford Brookes University is responsible for all hall allocations, so we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in the same flat or residence hall as your friend. You will meet your flatmates upon arrival; they could be from the U.S., the UK, or other countries.

+ When will I find out where I’ll be living?

ASA will notify you of your living arrangements via email approximately 1-2 weeks before the start of your program.

+ Will I have a roommate?

Rooms are single occupancy, but you will share a flat with 3-7 additional students. Flats may be coed.

+ Are meals included?

No, meals are not included, but your flat will have a kitchen, and grocery stores are within walking distance.

+ What should I bring with me?

A detailed list of what to bring (and what not to bring) will be included in your ASA pre-departure handbook, which will be emailed to you about a month before your program begins.

+ How far will I live from school?

You will live on campus at Oxford Brookes University. Most classroom buildings are within a 5-15 minute walk.

+ Is a Damage Deposit required?

No.

 

 
Excursions

excursions


2 day excursions are included in your ASA program fee. Destinations may vary by term. Past semesters have included trips to:

  • Stonehenge & Winchester (day excursion) – Stone circles, magic, and mysticism are all part of the story of Stonehenge, a 5,000-year-old World Heritage Site. Next, we’ll visit the beautiful and ancient city of Winchester, where you’ll learn how the Romans, Saxons, and Vikings shaped the city. Explore Winchester Castle, its Great Hall, and its famous round table, linked to the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

  • Wales (day excursion) – Explore the 800-year-old ruins of Tintern Abbey in the beautiful Welsh borders, as well as Cardiff, Europe’s newest capital. Here you’ll have plenty of time to see Cardiff Castle, the National Museum, and enjoy the culture and language of Britain’s most traditional country.

Course Offerings
Cost & Dates

COST & DATES

Billing Information and Refund Policy

Price Breakdowns / Estimated Costs of Attendance

Program Calendars

What’s Included?

Dates are subject to change without notice.

Application Deadline — The deadline by which you must complete the application process, including turning in all documentation to ASA (transcript, etc.)

Payment Deadline — The deadline by which you must submit full payment for your program fees or verification of financial aid.  A non-refundable Down Payment may be required in advance of the Payment Deadline to secure your space. Check the “Billing Information and Refund Policy” link above to find out if a Down Payment is required.

DATESPRICEAPPLICATION DEADLINEPAYMENT DEADLINEPROGRAM CODE
Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 14 - Depart Dec. 20$17,995April 15, ’19May 15, ’19OEF
Spring 2020 Mid. Jan. 2020 – Mid. May 2020 (TBA)$17,995Extended to Oct. 4, ’19Oct. 30, ’19OES
Fall 2020 Mid. Sept. 2020 - Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)$17,995April 15, ’20May 15, ’20OEF