University of Oxford - Visiting Students

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For more information about the Visiting Students program at University of Oxford visit their website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/international-students/events/visiting-students

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 4.2
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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 learned so much about life in England and the differences between our educational system. I absolutely loved my time at Mansfield College. Loved how I was able to grow with my friends there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Better understanding of what I want out of my education, how to advocate for myself - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence and maturity. Time away from Wellesley forced me to start over with no safety blanket. This made me into a stronger woman, academically, socially, etc. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Met new people coming from a different culture, helped open my mind to new perspectives. The essay writing greatly helped my writing skills. Traveling through Europe allowed me to explore. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Oxford - Visiting Students
I learned how to manage my time in order to read a couple of books, make an outline, and write an essay within a week, and how to navigate the library systems and their individual opening hours in order to maximize my time. I also quickly learned that I needed to deliberately make time for friends and reach out to them, in order... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Oxford - Visiting Students
January 03, 2018 Work Hard, Play Harder
I improved my critical thinking and writing skills by writing 2 essays each week and discussing my argument with a tutor. I learned about other cultures and countries. I learned that food is as much a nourishment activity as a social one. I realized the joy of learning from reading books—in print. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I experienced a educational experience that will be difficult to match (even when I study for my Phd) and a vast array of incredible memories with local and visiting students. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I got exposure to a different style of education, had the opportunity to learn at one of the world's most prestigious universities, and took classes I enjoyed and found interesting. I also was able to travel a good deal, since Oxford learning is so self-directed. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was fully worthwhile, I appreciated the focus on my course and the social atmosphere. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Going to Oxford was incredibly worthwhile. I would even go so far as to say it was the best five months of my life. The tutorials were rigorous and engaging, and the one-on-one teaching/learning style was exactly what I craved. The social aspects were far from lacking; I became friends with many local students and American study... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a faith in myself and a newfound passion for my subject. I liked having more time to myself to work on my subject, as well as more time to spend with friends. This was completely worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really enjoyed the academic program--I learned a lot and became more independent - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was able to take graduate level courses and learned a lot. There weren't a lot of academic resources available since the tutorial system encourages self-teaching and there are fewer resources online for grad level courses. However, it was nice to be able to take classes covering content not typically covered in undergrad cours... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about critical thinking and how to interact directly with professors. I also learned how to read and write more efficiently and process my thoughts more completely. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Oxford raised my academic abilities in many different ways, and made me realize more about what area of study I wanted to continue in. I would definitely recommend Oxford to anyone looking to challenge themselves further in academia (if this isn't their goal I would not recommend) because each course required many readings (at l... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 04, 2019 So Many Essays
I did learn a lot about British culture during this program. And having Oxford on your resume certainly doesn't hurt. I'm glad I went just to have had the experience of studying in a different country, even though I didn't love it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
In my year away, I became a stronger analytical thinker and critical writer. I gained a lot of confidence in my writing skills as well. Beyond the academic, I definitely became a lot more independent as a person and comfortable being in situations I'm unfamiliar with. Though I didn't end up bonding with many local students, I ne... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 17, 2018 Academic
I've learned to interact more with my tutors and to manage my work better. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the importance of the humanities, community living, and the balance of work and leisure. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The education system taught me self motivation in a way that only Oxford could. It's almost the complete opposite of American uni's and definitely something worth trying. You learn alot about yourself as you go through the program - Wellesley College View Entire Review
April 04, 2017 Academic Heaven
Was pushed intellectually in one-to-one tutoring sessions. Was able to travel cheaply through Europe during breaks. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think that I benefited tremendously from the social atmosphere of my college and Oxford in general. It was great to just strike up conversation with other students about whatever. Also the academics were very challenging, and that definitely made me a strong student. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review It Was Great!
I became a much better student and writer, much more confident and better at talking to strangers and making friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Good
Yes. - 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
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  • Fall
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Instruction Language(s):
  • English
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