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 4.3
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Past Review Good
Yes. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to interact with international students and more about the British culture. I loved my experience there and I feel like that I was able to get a lot out of my experience there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Rigorous coursework, great people, good food. It was enjoyable and a semester was a good amount of time for me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Oxford had a very different environment compared to Wellesley, which made me thought that I've changed completely as a person. I use to not enjoy reading that much, but that completely changed while I was at oxford because of the learning environment. It was also my first time in Europe and I tried to travel to other cities and ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
How to be academically independent- a skill I'll use my senior year and in future studies Exploring Europe was also a valuable experience. I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and sharing our stories, and learning to just live for a little bit. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Challenging
Loved the academic intensity. Didn't always feel really integrated - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Exciting
I learned to be adventurous and approach new situations with confidence. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I pushed myself academically, harder than Wellesley ever could have done. Socially I didn't have to do much, because work took up all my time. I was quite lonely for a while, but once I found my people I had a couple of wonderful months. It would not have been worth it to me to go for less than the whole year, and I advise al... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learnt how to study by myself. Got used to the Oxford teaching style. Worth the experience for it trained me to be more independent in learning. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Foreign
My writing improved. - Sarah Lawrence College View Entire Review
yes - Sarah Lawrence College View Entire Review
My independent learning/research skills improved with practices, and I traveled to many European countries and British cities when I had chances. I was not stressed with exams, and I had greater freedom with time that even I picked up playing piano again. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review A Wonderful Year
I feel that at Oxford I honed my academic skills. I can now absorb and process information and produce work with an efficiency I never thought possible. Additionally I had an amazing social and cultural experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really enjoyed the academic program--I learned a lot and became more independent - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review I Like Oxford
Different culture experiences. Definitely worth it. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Oxford has the very unique tutorial system. This I thought was a fantastic way of learning, as not only did it teach me an immense amount about the subject, but it also taught me a lot about myself and how I learn. This is something that I will certainly take with me into my senior year, and I think will be immensely important a... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Great Adventure
Have to take the initiative to interact with the local students in order to get fully integrated into the culture community and it is very worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I experienced a very different learning style, where students are expected to be independent learners. I was challenged by it, but it also helped me hone my essay-writing skills. I think my semester was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Oxford is a great place to go for biochemistry. You get much more depth in each subject than you generally get from Wellesley - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I can write essays more efficiently and am better at organising my own work time. I know more about the ways I learn best, and how far I can (and can't push myself). It was a difficult year in many ways, but ultimately a very rewarding one. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
Learned an immense amount about English literature and gained a deep appreciation for scholarly researach. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a greater sense of independence and improved my academic writing and research skills. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot of math, but it was not worthwhile because I did not have time to engage with the local culture or take advantage of being abroad. I only had time for math. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Lots of social integration and academic rigor - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I can't spell out what I gained and learned from this experience. I feel speechless when I think about what my year at Oxford did for me as a student and as a young woman. I know that I haven't gained a full understanding of what that year did for me. But I do know that I have never felt happier, more curious, more intellectu... - 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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  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
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