|HOST INSTITUTION||Semester and Academic Year programs: Oxford Brookes University|
|ACADEMICS||Accounting, 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.|
|HOUSING||Students live on campus in the Oxford Brookes Halls of Residence. Each flat houses 4-8 students; bedrooms are single-occupancy. Internet is included. Meals are not included.|
|SAMPLE DAY EXCURSIONS||Stonehenge & Winchester, Wales|
|PROGRAM CALENDARS||Click here!|
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.
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!
Oxford Brookes University
- Semester/Academic Year
Eligibility: Minimum GPA requirement for students attending a 4-year institution is 2.80; minimum GPA requirement for students attending a community college is 3.0. Must be at least 18 years of age and have completed at least 2 semesters at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying.
Required Documents for students with 2.80 or above: ⇒ Online Application. ⇒ $150 payment. ⇒ Official Transcript. 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. ⇒ Credits and Release Form (Section 1 completed by you; Section 2 completed by your home institution’s Study Abroad Office/International Programs Office). ⇒ One letter of recommendation. ⇒ 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. ⇒ Photocopy of your valid passport; must not expire sooner than 6 months after your program end date.**
Additional requirements for students between 2.70-2.79: ⇒ 2 letters of recommendation. ⇒ GPA Essay. GPA Essay should be 1-2 pages in length and explain: 1) Why your GPA is below the requirement; 2) Your personal and academic reasons for wanting to study abroad at the host institution; 3) How you will benefit academically and personally from the study abroad program. Applicants between 2.70-2.79 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with an ASA representative before applying, as your chances of acceptance will depend on how far below the requirement your GPA is.
**Passport: A photocopy of your valid passport is required before you can be accepted to this program. A valid passport is one that does not expire sooner than 6 months after your program end date. Please submit your passport application 8 weeks before the Application Deadline, as passports take up to 8 weeks to process by regular service. We strongly recommend using expedited service to apply for your passport, as this takes just 2-3 weeks.
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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.
+ Can I room with a friend?
You may request to live with a friend by emailing ASA at email@example.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?
2 day excursions are included in your ASA program fee. Destinations may vary by term. Past semesters have included trips to:
Stonehenge & Winchester (day trip) – 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 trip) – 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.
COST & DATES
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 for your program to find out if a Down Payment is required.
Please do not book a flight until you are accepted to an ASA program and receive written confirmation of your program’s arrival and departure dates.
|DATES||PRICE||APPLICATION DEADLINE||PAYMENT DEADLINE||PROGRAM CODE|
|Spring 2019 Arrive Jan. 19 – Depart May 19||$17,995||Oct. 1, ’18||Oct. 30, ’18||OES|
|Fall 2019 Arrive Mid. Sept. – Depart Mid. Dec. (TBA)||$17,995||April 15, ’19||May 15, ’19||OEF|
|Spring 2020 Arrive Mid. Jan. – Depart Mid. May (TBA)||$17,995||Oct. 1, ’19||Oct. 30, ’19||OES|