University of Oxford - Visiting Students

19 recent reviews
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

All Reviews

OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 19 Reviews
Cost of Living
Admin
Academics
Housing
Food
Social/Cultural
Overall Experience
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 learned about who I am, what I want to do with my life, and how I'm going to do it. Incredibly worthwhile. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Oxford: Oxford - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
It was generally worthwhile, although what I really enjoyed was having the time to travel rather than the program itself. The two six-week long breaks and the limited class time commitments meant I could go a lot of places. I went on Mediterranean cruises (go with a lot of friends if you do--it's more fun and cheaper, and it o... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Time At Oxford
i took some interesting classes and met some interesting people. overall, it was worthwhile. - Cornell University View Entire Review
Obviously, it is difficult for me to reduce it to a sound bite without sounding trite, but I did my best do envelop myself in an education tradition different, though not unfamiliar, from my own. This is very worthwhile and gives me access to different pools of knowledge and methodologies and frames of thinking. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
Past Review Papers And Pubs
I loved the opportunity to study as eclectic and as diverse literature as possible and it was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Wonderful
I was absolutely worth while! I learned a lot, improved my writing skills, and made fantastic friends from all over the world. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned so much about British and other foreign cultures, mostly from the friends that I made. I am a totally different person now, with so much worldly knowledge. It was absolutely worthwhile, and I would do it again in an instant. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I thought that I experienced an incredible amount of personal growth in addition to gaining a lot from the incredible academic experience. My experience at Oxford has only reinforced my love for learning and has made me set my sights so much higher in all areas of my life. - Wellesley College 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
Past Review Amazing Year
Yes, I made great friends and had a fulfilling academic experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I spent all of my time working one-on-one with my professors. It was great because it meant that I got to learn about exactly what interested me, as well as hone in on particular writing skills that I felt I lacked. The professors themselves were incredibly learned, interesting and, for the most part, kind. I'm not sure I cou... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
This was the best experience of my life. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Past Review What A Pity
I learned how differently my programs could be taught. UK programs encourage students to read a sea of documents. They give a very good survey of the current literature. But the paper or project topics are not as flexible as in the US. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
It was always a dream to study in Oxford. I got more exposure to graduate students, which helped me decide what I want to do after college. Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be a bit more flexible and take risks with my work because I had to-- I didn't know what the tutors wanted and even after they commented on one paper, it wasn't often very applicable to the next beyond a few general things (length etc.) so I just had to go off, read like crazy, come up with something and learn t... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Hell
I learned that I don't really like studying that much. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved studying abroad. It was a great experience and I would definetly do it again. - Trinity University View Entire Review

About

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. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Website
Take me there!

Statistics

Videos