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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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
I am a better student and person for having gone to Oxford. I plan to go back for graduate school. It solidified my love for academia and broadened my cultural horizons. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
yes. - Barnard College View Entire Review
YES. This was an absolutely amazing experience from the friends I made, the professors/tutors I learned from, and the places I saw. One of the best experiences of my life, and I sincerely hope to return to the UK sometime soon in the future. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really learned how to be a self-motivated, independent learner and my time management skills got a lot better. I think this will really help me in my future studies. I loved the city of Oxford, which is beautiful, and the libraries, which are incredible resources that you won't find anywhere else, and the tutorial system. I... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It may sound cliched, but I know I've grown so much as a student and person from my study abroad experience. I now know I have the self-discipline, independence, and open mind that are necessary for new academic and personal experiences. I also met so many incredible people who are not only intelligent, but also friendly and fun... - Barnard College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Oxford: Oxford - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
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
YES! It was amazing! - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Uk Study Abroad
I learned a lot academically, but socially and culturally did not find it to be very fulfilling. - Barnard College View Entire Review
I had an amazing time at Oxford. I have never been so happy academically, intellectually, or socially. It was one of the best experiences of my life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely. It sounds sentimental, but this was, without doubt, the best year of my life. I hope to live in the United Kingdom (and/or Ireland) again at some point in the future, either for work or for grad school. I feel that I have a good understanding of the United Kingdom, England in particular, and a much greater understand... - Barnard 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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