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Oxford Brookes University


Address International Centre, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford OX3 OBP
Tel. No. +44(0) 1865 483874
Fax No. +44(0) 1865 384377
E-mail address
Courses Foundation pathway
These will prepare you for undergraduate degrees in subjects such as business, computing, humanities, hospitality and tourism, law, politics, social sciences or education. You will gain knowledge of the subjects and improve your academic English and study skills.
• International Foundation Diploma
• Foundation Diploma in Liberal Arts

Pre-Masters pathway
These prepare you for postgraduate study. You have the opportunity to specialise in a subject of your choice through from the range of subjects offered at Oxford Brookes. You will also improve your study skills and use of academic English.
• Pre-Masters Diploma
• Pre-Masters Certificate

Academic English pathway
These improve your English language skills for university study at a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level
• Certificate in English Language Studies
• English for University Studies (Levels 1-4)

International Summer School
This range of course will improve your English for academic or everyday purposes
• University Pre-Sessional
• IELTS Preparation
• General English

Our courses are taught by highly qualified academic staff. They are specialists in English for Academic Purposes, who have many years of teaching experience in the UK and overseas. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English.
Length of courses * Foundation: 2 semesters
* Pre-Masters: 1 or 2 semesters
* Academic English: 10 weeks
* Summer School: 3 to 12 weeks
Date of commencement - Foundation: September, January, June
- Pre-Masters: September, January, June
- Academic English: September, January and April
- Summer School: June, July, August
Class size Maximum 16 in language classes.
Type of Programme Full time
Top recruiters of graduates Students progress onto undergraduate or postgraduate courses at Oxford Brookes or other UK universities. Oxford Brookes has a strong record for graduate employment.
Student accommodation The university has seven halls of residence each with a team of hall wardens and assistants to help you settle in and deal with any problems that may arise. As an international student you will be given priority in university accommodation during your first year of study provided you meet the application deadline.
Private rented accommodation is also available throughout Oxford.
Tuition Fees (2009/10) International Foundation Diploma: £7950
Foundation Diploma in Liberal Arts: £7950
Pre-Masters Diploma: £7950
Pre-Masters Certificate: £3975
English for University Studies (Levels 1-4): £2650
Certificate in English Language Studies: £2650
Summer School: £750 to £3000
Student grants / Financial assistance Scholarships are offered of up to 50% of the tuition fees. There are four scholarships for our foundation programmes and two for our Pre-Master’s Diploma available in each academic year. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive essay.
Admission requirements Certificate in English Language Studies:
• High School Certificate or equivalent
• IELTS 4.0/ TOEFL 450pbt 45ibt or equivalent in placement test

English for University Studies (Levels 1-4):
• High School Certificate or equivalent
• From IELTS 4.5/ TOEFL 477 pbt 53ibt to IELTS 6.0/TOEFL TOEFL 550pbt 79-80ibt or equivalent in placement test

International Foundation Diploma:
• High School Certificate or equivalent
• Minimum of IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in all skills)/TOEFL 500pbt 61ibt or equivalent

Foundation Diploma in Liberal Arts:
• High School Certificate or equivalent
• Native or near-native speaker or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in all skills))/TOEFL 575pbt 90-91ibt or equivalent

Pre-Masters Diploma:
• Honours degree or equivalent
• IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum in reading and writing) /TOEFL 550pbt 79-80ibt, or equivalent

Pre-Masters Certificate:
• Honours degree or equivalent
• IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in reading and 6.0 in writing) /TOEFL 523pbt 69-70ibt or equivalent

Summer School:
• From IELTS 3.0 / TOEFL 400 pbt 32 ibt – IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 575 pbt 90 ibt or equivalent
Student profile Oxford Brookes students come from over 100 different countries around the world.
Students are over 18 years of age
Contact for Enquiries International Centre Reception


Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes has a strong international reputation. Over 4000 of our 19,000 students come from overseas giving the university a truly multi-cultural feel. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate course in a range of subject areas including:

• Arts and humanities
• Biological, Molecular and Environmental Sciences
• Built Environment
• Business and management
• Computing; engineering and technology
• Education and Human Development
• Health and Social Care
• Social sciences, Law and Politics
• Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

Study facilities are excellent. All students have access to the University libraries and free access to the internet, email facilities and hundreds of networked computers.

There are shops, bars, places to eat, banking facilities and places for worship on every campus. There is also a medical centre and dental surgery on the main campus. The purpose built, modern, fully equipped sports centre is one of the best of any university in Britain. You receive quality support from the International Student Advisory Service and the Students Union is here to entertain, help and represent you.

About Oxford

Oxford Brookes is located in the beautiful city of Oxford. One of the world’s great student cities, Oxford is a great place to study as it is big enough to offer something for people of all interests, yet small enough to feel welcoming and accessible.

Oxford is famous for its architecture, museums, rowing, punting and scenic riverside walks. The city is also bursting with restaurants, cafés, theatres, cinemas and shops, and has a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere,

Fast and frequent coaches link Oxford to London and its major airports making it an easy place to get to. It is also ideal for exploring the rest of Britain.

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