A step-by-step guide
- Making applications
- Fees, deposit and scholarships
- Visas and Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
A step-by-step guide
We offer a range of scholarships and financial support to help our international students with the costs of studying at Oxford Brookes.
You can apply for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees directly through your agent portal, which is free to use and helps you keep track of your applications.
When submitting a student’s application, please check whether the course has a Sandwich option (an industry placement or a year abroad). Please select the correct Sandwich option on the application. If you need to request any changes to the Sandwich option after a student has received their offer letter, please submit the Course Change Request form as early as possible to avoid CAS issue delays.
If you have any queries about using the agent portal, please contact your regional Global Recruitment Officer. If you need a student application to be tagged to you, please send your request to your regional Recruitment Officer, quoting the application ID.
Applications can also be made through UCAS for undergraduate courses starting in September.
Please remember to upload any supporting documents directly to the application.
These documents are the ones we must see to be able to make a quick decision on your application. Including these will ensure a faster decision and avoid missed emails!
If you have these documents when you apply please include them, but if not, you can send these to us later to meet the offer conditions:
A personal statement should outline why your student wants to study their chosen course in the UK and how it might help their future plans. It should be written in their own words. Here are some resources to help your students make an impact in their personal statement.
If you would like more guidance, please do ask your Global Recruitment contact for help - we are happy to run workshops for your students on how to write a personal statement.
For visa purposes, certified English translations are required for all academic documents. Please include these at the point of application.
Find out more below about tuition fees, deposit requirements and scholarships available to international students.
You can also visit our fees and funding pages for more information.
At Oxford Brookes we’re always trying to find ways to help students with costs. Visit our living costs page for planning and budgeting tips for students.
Tuition fees for international students are set annually and individual course costs vary. You can find the most up-to-date fee information for each course on our course pages.
Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
All international students will need to pay a deposit of between £3,000 and £8,000 to secure their place at Oxford Brookes.
The quickest way to pay the deposit is by card. In order to do this you will need to log in to your Agent Portal, select the student whose deposit you wish to pay and follow the instructions. If you are unable to pay by card, you can pay by bank transfer using our online payment system. The student’s 8 digit applicant ID and date of birth will be needed to sign into the payment system. A variety of payment options will be offered. You can select bank transfer or any of the options that are most suitable for you. Please check your student’s offer letter for the deposit amount that needs to be paid.
Please note: if you have applied through UCAS for your students, you can pay by card via our online payment portal.
You can also find out more on our pay your deposit page
We also offer a range of scholarships to help our international students with the costs of studying at Oxford Brookes. You can find out more on our Global Scholarships page.
Alongside this, at Brookes Sport we award up to 20 Sports Scholarships to Oxford Brookes students each year who show outstanding talent and success in their chosen sport.
We guarantee that all full-time first-year international students will be offered accommodation as long as they apply by the deadline and meet the academic criteria for their offer.
Find out more about how to apply for accommodation below.
Accommodation is only allocated periodically, not on a first-come, first-served basis.
Only unconditional offer holders will be allocated accommodation
You will receive an email from us when you have been allocated a room. You can accept or decline the offer on the accommodation portal.
Once you have been assigned a room in a Hall of Residence, you will be required to sign a formal contract digitally. As soon as you sign your contract, you are entering into a legally binding financial agreement, so you should be aware of these terms and agree to them before signing. Find out more about these terms.
A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, known as a CAS, is needed to apply for a student visa. A CAS can only be issued after an applicant’s offer is unconditional and no more than 3 months before the start date of their course.
Find out more about the CAS process below.
Upload your evidence and financial documents
Check that your details on CAS Shield are correct
Check CAS details to make sure it's accurate. If it isn't, as the student to send a correction message via their CAS Shield account..
See information, guidance and visa workshops at student visa application.
The International Student Advice Team (ISAT) is available to help with immigration and welfare-related issues.
Due to high demand, applications for the following courses are now closed for January 2024 entry:
24 November 2023 - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Syria
8 December 2023 - all other countries
22 January 2024 - induction events start
29 January 2024 - teaching starts
Oxford Brookes contributes towards the cost of visa renewal for international students progressing from a pathway course onto a degree at Oxford Brookes. Further information is available on the scholarship and financial support webpage within the relevant course level.
Conditional offer holder support: Results/qualifications need to be uploaded to the portal or sent via email directly to email@example.com. In order for applications to be processed faster, your email subject lines must include the student name and ID of an applicant.
Unconditional Firm offer holder support: All queries related to the VIF/CAS process must be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your students wish to request a deferral or course change, please submit the relevant request form which can be found on our website. Following submission of the request form, our admissions team will action the request as soon as possible. Please note, there is no need to speak to our admissions team directly to request a deferral or course change, and contacting them will not speed up the process. Please submit the form and await their response. This useful video explains the deferral and course change process further.