International Students

Oxford Brookes University Business School is home to students from more than 145 countries. They benefit from our outstanding academic reputation, teaching quality and the excellent personal and academic support that helps to encourage and ensure success in your future career.

Support when you need it

The University provides support on academic and welfare issues throughout your time at the Business School. All students are allocated a personal tutor on arrival. In addition, the University International Student Advisory Service provides welfare support, visa advice and counselling should you need it. Students who join Brookes are guaranteed accommodation in student halls in the first year, as long as you meet the application deadline. You will enjoy a support network to help you make the most of your time here and to build lifelong relationships and contacts.

Work while you are studying

If you want to earn money or gain more experience whilst you are in the UK, in addition to your work placement, and you are an international student from within the European Economic Area (EEA), you can work in the UK without any restrictions.

Non-EEA students may work up to 20 hours per week during semesters and full-time during vacations, unless you have a stamp in your passport which prohibits you from working. Further information is available on the British Government Visa Services website.

Working in the UK after graduation

The UK Border Agency now operates a points-based system when assessing applications to work in the UK from people outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). A specific category exists for post-study workers, which replaces the previous International Graduate Scheme (IGS).

Final Year Entry

Successful completion of recognised courses may count towards an Oxford Brookes University qualification. If we can make you an award of transferred credit for your previous study this will reduce the total number of modules you need to study with Oxford Brookes University to gain an Oxford Brookes degree. This could mean you joining the second or final year of a degree course, enabling you to complete a UK degree from Oxford Brookes University within a shorter time period. The institutions detailed below illustrate some of our established links. We also consider qualifications from other institutions. See further information on Final Year Entry.

Entry Requirements

Oxford Brookes University Business School has many years of experience in evaluating overseas qualifications against UK equivalents and we take great care to ensure that international applicants are fairly assessed, with full consideration given to previous educational attainments and other relevant factors such as work experience and maturity. Undergraduate international students should have IELTS 6.0 overall, with a 6.0 in reading and a 6.0 in writing or equivalent. Please contact us to discuss your entry requirements on +44 (0)1865 48 58 58 or email .

Visas and Immigration

If you are a national of a country which is not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland you will need to have permission to come to the UK as a student. Find out more about visas and immigration here.

Introductory Courses for International Students

Oxford Brookes University helps to prepare international students for studying in the UK by providing English language courses specifically for studying at undergraduate degree level. The courses are designed and taught by qualified academic staff, many of whom also teach on Oxford Brookes undergraduate programmes. They are specialists in English for Academic Purposes who have trained, taught and researched overseas. The English language courses are validated by Oxford Brookes University and accredited by the British Council.

To find out more about English language preparation, please visit


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Oxford Brookes University
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