How to apply
From submitting your application, through to when you arrive at Brookes, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
There are various ways to apply to study with us as an international student. The application process will vary depending on the type of course you are applying for.
International pathways courses
For pre-sessional English, International Foundation Diplomas and Pre-Master’s courses, you should apply directly to the university.
You should apply directly for postgraduate research courses. You will need to contact the relevant postgraduate research tutor to discuss your proposal informally before you apply.
We strongly recommend that you apply through one of our approved agents in your country, for full application support and advice, including guidance throughout the CAS and visa process.
It’s important to be aware of key application deadlines. Important updates will also be communicated via email once you have submitted your application.
The deadline for international applications for January 2023 entry are:
- 7 October 2022 - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria
- 30 November 2022 - all other countries
See our January entry page for more information.
If you are applying to start in September 2023, you can usually apply until 30 June 2023. Some countries may have an earlier deadline - please apply as soon as possible to ensure your application will be considered.
Proof of your qualifications
We usually require full official academic transcripts and certificates, with officially translated copies if the originals are not in English.
Proof of your English language skills
If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. For further guidance on the qualifications we can accept, please see our English Language requirements.
A personal statement
Your personal statement is a chance to express why you have chosen the course, why you have chosen to study at Oxford Brookes and why you are a suitable candidate for the course. Your personal statement should be around 500 words in length.
An academic or professional reference letter
Reference letters should be from someone who knows you academically, such as your teacher. We may be able to accept a professional reference from a recent employer if you are unable to obtain an academic reference. The references should be on official headed paper, signed and dated.
The pages below are designed to guide you through the next stages of your application, help to answer common queries and highlight what to expect next.