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OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, ENGLAND - ADMISSION

Oxford, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1865Established Year
  14006Enrollment

Oxford Brookes University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vidushi Vidushi
Study Abroad Expert

In the case of international students, admissions at Oxford Brookes University are mostly invited for September and January sessions. Established in the year of 1865, it is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. The university has a total population of about 16,600 students out of which 16% students are international students. 

The university accepts applications on a non-discriminatory basis and gives an equal and fair chance of acceptance to every applicant. The university is known for its employability rate for students and graduates which is 95%.Oxford Brookes University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and programs and is amongst the world’s top universities for 13 subjects as per 2020 Global rankings, making it one of the most coveted universities in the UK.

  • The university accepts applications on a rolling basis, which means it does not actually have any deadlines for application.
  • Applicants can apply up to one year in advance which is highly recommended to provide ample time for documentation.
  • Deadlines for September session is June 30 for non EU International applicants
  • The applicants can submit their application at an online portal in two ways, viz., directly to the university or through UCAS.
  • Applicants who wish to avail scholarships are required to submit a separate application for the same, the deadlines of which can be different from admission applications.
  • In lieu of COVID-19 pandemic, the teaching sessions will be conducted online.
  • However, the application processing by the Admission team is carried on in spite of the situation to ensure that the admission process of prospective students is not affected.

Highlights

TypePublic university
Admission PortalOnline either directly or via UCAS
International students percentage16%
Deposit fee1,000 GBP (for postgraduate and pathway programs)
No deposit fee for undergraduate programs.
Mode of PaymentOnline payment
Mode of programFull-time; part-time
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake sessionsSeptember/January
Total no. of students16,000
Financial AidScholarships, fee loans and Bursaries
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@brookes.ac.uk

Application Deadlines

The university accepts applications on a rolling basis which means there are no exact deadlines for applicants. However, some programs may have a deadline hence if the applicants submit their applications after the preferred deadlines, they must contact the Admissions Team of the university to know whether their application can be considered. 

Term/sessionDeadline
September (EU applicants)January 15
September (International applicants)June 30
JanuaryDecember

International Student Admissions

If seeking admission in Oxford Brookes University, international students can submit their applications online directly or via UCAS. The university offers every applicant an equal chance to admission in it, provided they fulfill all the requirements according to the university's prescribed curriculum. 

Oxford Brookes University has some requirements specific to international applicants which must be met with in order to be considered for admission. 

Application Portal: Apply online directly to the university or via UCAS 

Application Fee: The university does not charge any application fee from its applicants.

Documents for International Applicants:

Requirements common to all courses are given below. Applicants may need some additional documents subject to the particular course they have chosen.

  • Academic requirements:
    • Grades equivalent to A levels 
    • International Baccalaureate or equivalent
  • A recognized foundation program or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency through IELTS scores
    • Other ways to demonstrate proficiency differ with country 
  • Personal statement as mentioned in the program
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Health Insurance
  • Evidence of financial support

Deposit Fee: The university charges a deposit fee once the applicants are granted admission in the university. However, there is no deposit charged from undergraduate students, whereas 1,000 GBP is charged from postgraduate and pathway courses.

English Language Requirements

International applicants are required to demonstrate their efficiency in English in order to be considered for admission at Oxford Brookes University. Minimum required scores of various acceptable exams are listed below:

Exam/TestMinimum Requirement
Overall IELTS6.0
IELTS reading and writing6.0
IELTS listening and speaking5.5

Indian applicants can prove their proficiency in English through following as well:

  • Undergraduate - 60% or more in English element of HSC
  • Postgraduate- 60% or more in English element of HSC with academic or professional use of English 

Visa Requirements for International Applicants

After the application letter is received, applicants are required to apply for a tier 4 visa to study in the UK. To assist applicants in VISA application and requirements, the university also undertakes various workshops for them.

Documents required:

  • Proof of enough financial support
  • Successful completion of previous study
  • Required scores in English language proficiency tests
  • A valid passport
  • Police registration certificate
  • Translated documents wherever required

After the submission of these documents, applicants can schedule an interview with the nearest UK Embassy and prepare for the interview accordingly to avoid any mistakes.

Undergraduate Admissions

The undergraduate curriculum of Oxford Brookes university offers over 181 courses. Business Management, Biological Sciences, Architecture, History, International Relations and Law are the most popular courses among international students. 

Application Portal: Apply online directly to the university or via UCAS 

Application Fee:13 GBP for single application through UCAS, 24 GBP for multiple courses or late application

Application requirements:

Applicants may need some additional documents subject to the particular course they have chosen. Common admission requirements for bachelor’s programs at Oxford Brookes University are:

  • Relevant high school diploma
    • A levels or equivalent
    • International Baccalaureate or equivalent
  • A recognized foundation program or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Health Insurance
  • Evidence of financial support

Postgraduate Admissions

The university offers around 128 courses under its postgraduate curriculum. For seeking admission into postgraduate courses of Oxford Brookes university, applicants are required to apply online directly to the university’s portal along with the submission of the documents required for a particular course chosen by the candidate. Popular courses among international students include Business Management, Architecture, Education, History, International Relations and Law. 

The document requirements for courses vary from course-to course but the requirement which is common to all the courses is that the applicant needs an honours degree, a postgraduate diploma or an equivalent qualification. For some courses this may need to be in the same subject (or related area).

Application Portal: Directly to the university for some of the courses, whereas for a few courses, applicants will need to apply differently.

Let us have a look at the requirements specific to some of the popular postgraduate courses at Oxford Brookes University:

CourseEducation, MAInternational Business Management, MAArchitecture, M. Arch.History, MAInternational Relations, MA
Honours degree or equivalentMay not be in related fieldIn related field with minimum 2.2 GPA or equivalentIn related field with minimum 2.2 GPA or equivalentIn related field with minimum 2.2 GPA or equivalentIn related field
Minimum IELTS scoreOverall 6.5 with 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening.Overall 6.5 with 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening.Overall 6.5 with 6.0 in all componentsOverall 6.5 with 6.0 in all componentsOverall 6.5 with 6.0 in all components
Professional background or experienceQTS (Qualified Teacher Status) or equivalentRequiredRequiredRecommendedNot required
ReferencesNot requiredTwo (Mandatory)Not requiredTwo (Recommended)Not required
Tuition fees for international full-time students as per 2020/2114,200 GBP15,400 GBP14,700 GBP14,200 GBP15,100 GBP
Distance learning optionAvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot available

FAQs

Ques. Can I apply directly to the university?

Ans. Yes, applicants can apply directly at the university’s online portal.

Ques. Does the university provide distance learning options?

Ans. The university provides distance learning options in some of the courses.

Ques. Can I still apply to the university after the deadline?

Ans. The university is not rigid about deadlines. It accepts admission on a rolling basis. However, there are some preferred deadlines for some programs. If an applicant submits an application after the deadline, they can always contact the university's admissions team via email at admissions@brookes.ac.uk or call at +44 (0)1865 483040 to know whether their application can be considered.

Ques. Does Oxford Brookes University provide accommodation facilities?

Ans. Yes, applicants are needed to submit an application for the same.

Ques. What is the ranking of Oxford Brookes university?

Ans. In both 2018 and 2019, QS World university Rankings named it the only UK university on its list of Top 50 universities under 50 years old in the world. It is among the top 400 universities in the world, ranked 363rd by the QS World university Rankings 2020.

In a nutshell, the admission process at Oxford Brookes university is quite smooth and easy. All of the courses’ applications are required to be submitted online which makes it more convenient for International students. Applicants can track the status of their applications online at the university’s portal. 

The university has a diverse campus representing over 140 countries. International applicants must comply with all the requirements in order to be considered for admissions. For any queries or concern related to international admissions, applicants can contact the undersigned:

Admissions office

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 483040

Fax: +44 (0) 1865 483983

admissions@brookes.ac.uk

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