Oxford Brookes University

Rank 54
Location Oxford, England
Established 1865
International Students 18%
Famous Courses Architecture, Arts, Hospitality, Nursing
International Fees £13,410-15,100
Key Information
Location Oxford, England
Established 1865
Famous Courses Architecture, Arts, Hospitality, Nursing
International Fees £13,410-15,100


Oxford Brookes is a vibrant, modern university that has over 3,200 international students from more than 140 different countries. Oxford Brookes University has been named as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings – and is the only UK university to make the list.

Oxford Brookes offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed to stimulate and inspire. In addition, the University offers a guaranteed place on an Oxford Brookes University bachelor's degree if you pass an international foundation programme with the appropriate grades.

Oxford is a great place to be a student - rich in heritage yet focused on the present day with a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The University have a long standing reputation for employability, and are host to two national centres of excellence in teaching and learning.

Services for International Students

Oxford Brookes offers free English language support including academic writing and critical reading skills. At the beginning of term, there is an arrival weekend for international students, featuring campus and city tours. During term, the International Student Advisory Team can assist students with specific issues such as visas or employment laws alongside the standard personal support service.


  • 54th in Times Good University Guide 2022
  • 46th in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • 429th in the QS World University Rankings 2022

Oxford Brookes University ranks highly for both graduate employment and student satisfaction, and has topped the rankings for modern universities for 11 of the past 12 years in The Sunday Times University Guide. Two Queen's Anniversary Prizes (honouring outstanding achievement and excellence) have also been awarded to Oxford Brookes. The University also regularly performs well in the People and Planet Green league of greenest universities.

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 94% of research was ‘internationally recognised’, while 59% was judged to be of ‘world leading’ quality. Architecture, Business and Management, English Language, History, Engineering and Music all performed well in the exercise.


  • All international students are guaranteed accommodation
  • Students can continue to use university accommodation after completing their first year
  • The average accommodation fee ranges from £111.02 - £203.70 per week
  • Off campus, there is university-managed accommodation available as well as numerous private landlords

View all current accommodation options at Oxford Brookes here.


Oxford Brookes University is based on three campuses in and around Oxford, which can all be reached by public transport. A direct inter-site bus service operates all year round.

Oxford is situated in the south of England with excellent transport links to other regional centres. Trains run from London to Oxford every fifteen minutes and the journey time is around one hour. Oxford is a compact city renowned for the beauty of its university architecture. With the University of Oxford also in the city, Oxford has a large student population and a wide range of shops, cafes, bars and other facilities that cater to students’ needs.

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