STUDY ABROAD IN OXFORD
The prestigious Oxford University has been the alma mater of renowned scholars globally. Established in 1096, Oxford has stood witness to world happenings and has adapted its curriculum to cater to every new generation of scholars.
The university houses students from over 140 countries, with 41% of its teachers citizens of other nations. It has over around 9,900 postgraduates and 12,000 undergraduates.
Students of Oxford are offered unique learning experiences to hone their skills. Undergraduates and graduates have regular one-on-one sessions with tutors and are counseled to excel. International students form about one-third of the student body.
Oxford has maintained high quality teaching and research methodologies, especially in medical, scientific and technological development. Its courses in pure sciences and humanities are equally interesting.
Engineering Science in Oxford is being taught since the 1880s by scholars of repute. Students are offered at least eight specializations to choose from. The university churns out 160 engineering graduates every year, with training in managerial, entrepreneurial and financial skills.
Fees (2014/15) in Pounds
|Course||Tuition Fees||College Fees|
|MSc Engineering Science (Res)||17,000||2,700|
|MSc (Biomedical Engineering)||19,500||2,700|
The six-year Clinical Medicine course at Oxford is divided into pre-clinical and clinical sections. The pre-clinical course, which lends a BA degree, spans over three years and provides theoretical knowledge of clinical medicine. The clinical level prepares students for competent medical practice with a BM, BCh degree.
Topping the 2013 Sunday Times University League Table is the Oxford course in Computer Science. Students with a flair for mathematics are trained in all aspects of computer science through problem-solving and program designing modules.
Another interesting course is that of Earth Sciences (Geology). Students are trained in unique skills that help them interpret geological phenomena and excel as geoscientists and oceanographers.
There are a wide range of Humanities courses to choose from, including Experimental Psychology, Philosophy, Theology, Politics, Literature, History and Arts.
The Economics and Management undergraduate course at Oxford is designed to provide students with knowledge about world economy. Students with this degree have landed plush jobs in the financial, banking, research and teaching industries.
Students opting to study Law at Oxford can choose from a three-year and four-year course. The latter gives students an opportunity to train in the third year at France, Italy, Spain or Germany to study the laws of that country, or at Netherlands to study International and European Law. Oxford's legal studies is unique in that students are taught through discussions in small groups.
Admissions for International Students
Applicants for undergraduate courses need to live on the research-intensive campus and can choose between one to three subjects for specialization. Applicants are shortlisted based on academic potential and need to submit:
Minimum high school scores for eligibility
- secondary school results
- personal statement
- academic reference
- appear for an admission test/submit written work if demanded by the course
- A-level and/or A*AA level scores
- IELTS score with 7/7 in each component
- Paper-based TOEFL score of 600 with at least 5.5 in Written English Test
- Minimum of Grade A in the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
- Minimum of Grade B in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- Grade B in English language GSCE or O-level
- Grade 5 in English Language (A or B) in the International Baccalaureate Standard Level
Essentially one or two year courses, Oxford's postgraduate degrees are a step towards scholarly opportunities. Those who opt for research intensive doctorate courses are conferred a D.Phil rather than a PhD.
Applicants need to submit:
Minimum graduate scores for eligibility
- three academic references
- transcripts of all previous education
- research proposal
- GRE scores and other written work as demanded by courses
- B+ on overall scoring
- GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
- GPA of 3.6 on a 4.3 scale
- GPA of 7.0 on a 9.0 scale
- GPA of 10.0 on a 12.0 scale
- TOEFL iBT score: 95/100
- IELTS: 6.5/7 per component
Fees and scholarships
Academic fee for international students is higher than those from EU. Students also need to take into account costs of their stay, visa and travel.
Oxford University offers several geographic scholarships to international students. For details, check the fund calculator.
A majority of Oxford graduates opt for professional occupations. About 14% take to teaching, while many step into research. Oxford offers a Career Service to its students, which is inclusive of counseling by experts and job placements.