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University of Oxford

4.7 out of 5 (113 reviews) Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system.

Short Courses

Humanities (45)
Business & Management (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Education & Training (2)



As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.


  • Over 50 undergraduate and postgraduate Oxford qualifications: certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, Master's and Doctoral degrees, offered part-time, in the arts, social sciences, diplomatic studies, human rights law, health care and biomedical sciences.
  • Over 90 courses across a range of disciplines.
  • 200 courses per year, ranging from day schools to short refresher courses to full degree programmes. Subjects include health sciences, public policy, diplomatic studies, nanotechnology, electronics, historic conservation, environmental sciences, public administration, higher education leadership and more.
  • Accredited and non-accredited courses of between one and three weeks' duration, with over 120 to choose from.


Our core strategies set out how we propose to build upon Oxford’s existing strengths and share the knowledge we create with the wider world. They are also informed, as relevant, by our new overarching priorities. Each strategy is expressed as a series of commitments.

We believe that deciding what to research is a matter for the individual researcher or research group.

This belief reflects the value we accord to the principle of academic freedom, enabling the pursuit of academic enquiry subject to the norms and standards of scholarly undertaking, without interference or penalty.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

The Student Information and Advisory Service is responsible for providing advice about issues affecting international students, including orientation, immigration questions, and assisting students who need to extend their visas.

The service also provides support for the University's broader international activities, and provides information on funds and opportunities for Oxford students wishing to study abroad.

The Student Information and Advisory Service is part of the Student Administration section of the University and is located at the Examination Schools on the High Street.

Library services

Oxford meets the needs of its students, academics and the international research community with a wide range of library services provided by more than 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK.

Student Life

Campus life

Oxford is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You'll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. Plus, the city centre is small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the main rail and coach stations.

Sports facilities

Oxford University Sport on Iffley Road offers facilities and services to both students and members from the local community.

We are the central site for University sport and on site we have:

  • Rosenblatt Indoor Swimming Pool : 25m – eight lane
  • Gym
  • Powerlifting Gym
  • Sports Hall
  • Dojo
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Athletic Track
  • Rowing Tank
  • Floodlit Water-based Hockey Pitch
  • Grass Football Pitch
  • Indoor Cricket School and Shooting Range
  • Squash Courts
  • Badminton Courts
  • Tennis Courts (4 hard and 6 grass)
  • Swimming Lessons, Fitness Classes and Personal Training
  • Café
  • Meeting Room Hire
  • Free car park for members

Oxford, England, United Kingdom