University of Oxford - Visiting Students

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If you are a student from overseas (in most cases countries outside the EU) and wish to spend up to one year in Oxford on a course related to a degree in your own country, you can apply to a college for a place as a Visiting Student. As a Visiting... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
Based on 23 Reviews
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As mentioned above, I gained incredible friends and traveling experiences. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained and enhanced many skills. The tutorial system teaches you how to better manage your time as there is only one or two contact hours per week. I also enhanced by communication skills through engaging in one-on-one discussions with tutors where I advocated for my ideas. I also had the opportunity to grow and discover a new... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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In addition to a lot about my course, I also learned a lot about myself and my adaptability in a new place. Learned about British customs and a lot of Oxford history. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot academically/writing in a new system, and was able to experience a new culture outside the US. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not only did I learn under a different teaching style, I also got to experience cultures different by interacting with locals. Travelling around Europe was also extremely convenient, and traveling became part of the highlights of my abroad experience as well. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
- I took 300-level courses in economics, and learned about many aspects of economic issues - I improved my skills in making friends and connecting to others - I learned that I wanted to pursue an advanced degree after college - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I learned a bit about the UK and, through that, a bit about myself and the US. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 20, 2022 Relaxing Year
I got to learn to balance work and private life. It was worthwhile because Oxford was a different kind of 'bubble' than I've experienced at my home institution. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 08, 2022 A Year At Oxford
It was worth it, the academic challenge was good and I also get to experience British culture - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 01, 2022 Best Year Ever
Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes. I can't begin to articulate how it has helped my gain so much perspective on my academic, professional, and spiritual life. My year abroad has given me so much and more. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 25, 2021 An Great Time In Oxford!
I learned how to work in a different academic system. I gained a skillset in a different form of learning. I got to go out of my comfort zone, meet new people and make a new set of friends! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. Academically, I learned how to digest 40+academic papers per week and write about two 2000-word papers per week as well. It seems hard at first, but by the end I had the process down to about a few hours each week. I also learned how to be more independent and how to adapt to new surroundings and to make t... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I achieved a work-life balance which had so far been elusive at my U.S. university :) I was learning so, so much, yet I was not constantly stressed. I met so many lovely, lovely people whom I know I will keep in touch with. I learned so much! The tutorial system and the greater specialization that exists at Oxford (arguabl... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My junior year abroad has been the most exhilarating and growing experience. Extending my stay at Oxford for the full year was the best decision I made. I tried out boxing, blind wine tasting, rowing, went to a million balls and formals. I learned about friendship and how to cook and to be independent. I traveled during the brea... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 11, 2023 Wellesley Takes Oxford
I learned how to be an independent and more critical student. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 24, 2023 Best Year Of My Life!
I gained amazing friends and relationships, I learned to go outside of my comfort zone and gained confidence in doing so, and was inspired to do a masters program abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes! Academically I grew so much by being able to focus on my subject and participate in the tutorials. I improved as a writer and learned to produce a lot more work each week. Socially I made a lot of local friends and immersed myself in the culture. I learned a lot about Britain and its history, especially through the traditio... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Super worthwhile; learned a lot about making new friends since I haven't done that in a while, and learned a lot about my academic study/learning style as the program was different from American schools. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 30, 2022 Pleasant
Different ways of learning and living. Overall worth it - University of Oxford View Entire Review
I learned how to create a good work-life balance and made the most amazing friends! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 01, 2022 Life Changing
I learned how to live independently and overcome obstacles that come with it. I grew to understand myself more by living in a different culture, no matter how similar it looks on the surface. It was academically challenging and I felt lost at times, however I relied on my new friends and was always able to push through it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
New academic writing style - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 25, 2021 It Was What It Was
I think it was worth while. I became more independent about my own learning and exploring. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that I love literature and want to continue studying it, and I became a much better writer & academic - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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If you are a student from overseas (in most cases countries outside the EU) and wish to spend up to one year in Oxford on a course related to a degree in your own country, you can apply to a college for a place as a Visiting Student. As a Visiting Student you become a member of an Oxford college, and it is the college that will arrange for your tuition. Oxford does not award a degree or any other qualification for one year of study as a Visiting Student, but colleges are willing to provide a record of achievement, for example for credit purposes. 


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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
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