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.

Application options

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.


Apply directly to the university or through UCAS (using the institution code OXFD O66).


Apply directly to the university.

Certain courses (such as the Graduate Diploma in Law and some Education courses) have different application routes. Please check the individual course pages for information about your chosen course.

International pathways courses

For pre-sessional English, International Foundation Diplomas and Pre-Master’s courses, you should apply directly to the university.

Research degrees

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.

Apply through an agent

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.

Key application deadlines

It’s important to be aware of key application deadlines. Important updates will also be communicated via email once you have submitted your application.

September 2023 entry

Due to high demand, the application deadline for September 2023 entry to the following healthcare courses will be 25 January 2023:

  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • MA Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • MSc Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
  • MSc Nursing (Mental Health)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

The application deadline for September 2023 entry to the following business courses will be 8 February 2023:

  • MSc Management & Business Analytics
  • MSc International Business Management
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc International Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Management
  • MSc International Business & Marketing Management

Applications for all other courses must be submitted by:

30 April 2023 - for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Syria

31 May 2023 - for all other countries

What supporting documents will I need?

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.