International Students

Oxford Brookes Business School is home to students from more than 150 countries. You will benefit from our outstanding academic reputation, teaching quality and the excellent personal and academic support that helps to encourage and ensure success in your future career.

Support when you need it

The university provides support on academic and welfare issues throughout your time at Oxford Brookes Business School. All students are allocated an Academic Advisor. In addition, the University International Student Advisory Team provides welfare support, visa advice and counselling, should you need it. International and EU students who join Oxford Brookes University are given priority for accommodation in student halls in the first year, as long as the application deadline is met.

Work while you are studying

If you want to earn money or gain more experience whilst you are in the UK, in addition to your work placement, and you are an international or EU student, you may work for a limited number of hours per week during semesters and during vacations, unless you have a stamp in your passport which prohibits you from working.

Working in the UK after graduation

Students who need a visa to study in the UK now have the opportunity to work in the UK after they finish their studies. The UK Council for International Student Affairs provides information about working in the UK after completing your degree.

Entry requirements

Oxford Brookes Business School has many years of experience in evaluating overseas qualifications against UK equivalents. Consideration is given to previous educational attainments and other relevant factors such as work experience and maturity. Undergraduate international students should have IELTS 6.0 overall, with a 6.0 in reading and a 6.0 in writing or equivalent. Please contact us to discuss your entry requirements on +44 (0)1865 48 30 40 or email

Visas and immigration

Find out everything you need to know about who needs a visa to study in the UK and how to apply for one.

International foundation courses and pre-sessional English

If you do not meet the academic or language requirements for a business degree, you can take an Oxford Brookes international foundation course. During the foundation year you can choose classes in business, economics, data analysis and much more. You will improve your university study skills so you are confident and prepared for your degree.

If you only need to raise your English level to meet the requirements of your degree you should take our pre-sessional English course. If you pass with satisfactory grades you will not need to retake a language test like IELTS to progress to your degree.

“There are lots of people from around the world, all learning together.”

Sheila Kogo BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management

Sheila Kogo