responsive image

Oxford Brookes University

About Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University is a public university located in Oxford, England. It commenced as an Oxford School of Art in 1865 and became a university in 1992. It is Oxford's second university, along with Oxford University.

It is one of the leading modern universities in the UK, with an international reputation for teaching excellence, exciting student life and strong ties with local, national and international business and industry.

Brookes has approximately 18,000 students, including 3,200 international students from more than 140 countries.

Oxford Brookes University was named one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings in 2018 and 2019 – and is the only university in the United Kingdom to make the list.

Also among the world elite in 13 subjects (QS, 2020), Oxford Brookes enjoys an international reputation for excellence in teaching and innovation.

Oxford Brookes is known for the standard of teaching provided by its faculty. 94% of Oxford Brookes research is internationally recognized (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Graduate outcomes for Oxford Brookes University show that 97% of graduates are working or studying six months after leaving university.

 Oxford Brookes University Campus

Brookes is spread across four campuses, with three primary sites located in and around Oxford and the fourth campus located in Swindon. (Harcourt Hill, Headington, Wheatley, Swindon)

Location Specialities

  • Oxford is a compact city famous for the beauty of its university architecture. With Oxford University also in the city, Oxford has a large student population and a wide range of shops, cafes, bars and other facilities that cater to students' needs.
  • The University is located in the south of England with excellent transport links to other regional centers.

 Oxford Brookes University Accommodation

  • All international students are guaranteed a place to stay. Students can stay in university accommodation for the duration of their studies if they wish to do so.
  • University halls are a safe, supportive environment with 24/7 support available through on site hall lobby wardens.


Named the number one university in the UK for research (Times Higher Education 2019)

Oxford Brookes University Ranking

  • 64th in Times Higher Education Guide 2020
  • 33rd in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 376th in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • 51st by The Complete University Guide 2020, 

 Teaching Quality

Teaching at Oxford Brookes has an outstanding reputation, with 11 faculty members being awarded the National Teaching Fellows, the most prestigious award in higher education in the United Kingdom.

Also the reputation for teaching has been recognized by the Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Academic Divisions

  • Oxford Brookes Business School,
  • Health and Life Sciences, 
  • Humanities and Social Sciences, 
  • Technology, Design and Environment.


  • It was named one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2020-and is the only UK university to make the list.
  • Located in Oxford, one of the most vibrant cities in the United Kingdom.
  • Oxford Brookes University has a world-leading research facility.
  • Outstanding reputation in teaching with 11 faculty members was awarded to the National Teaching Fellows, the most prestigious award in higher education in the United Kingdom also has high student satisfaction with the quality of teaching.
  • Most of the courses have options for studying abroad.

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • Oxford is located just over 50 miles from London and 60 miles from Birmingham, and has excellent road, rail and express connections.
  • Trains run every 15 minutes from London to Oxford, and the journey time is about one hour.

Oxford Brookes University Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Medicine and HealthCare (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 16200
Engineering (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 14280 - GBP 15200
Science (2 Courses) 3 year GBP 14000 - GBP 15200
Arts (3 Courses) 3 year GBP 14300 - GBP 14500
Law (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 14300
Media Films (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 14300
Hospitality & Tourism (4 Courses) 12 Month - 4 Year GBP 13360 - GBP 14590
Management (9 Courses) 12 Month - 3 Year GBP 13360 - GBP 15900

Oxford Brookes University Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS
Hospitality & Tourism IELTS
Management IELTS
Media Films IELTS
Medicine and HealthCare IELTS
Science IELTS

Oxford Brookes University International Student Admissions

If seeking admission in Oxford Brookes University, international students can submit their applications online directly or via UCAS. The university offers every applicant an equal chance to admission in it, provided they fulfill all the requirements according to the university's prescribed curriculum. 

Oxford Brookes University has some requirements specific to international applicants which must be met with in order to be considered for admission. 

Application Portal: Apply online directly to the university or via UCAS 

Application Fee: The university does not charge any application fee from its applicants.

Documents for International Applicants:

Requirements common to all courses are given below. Applicants may need some additional documents subject to the particular course they have chosen.

  • Academic requirements:
    • Grades equivalent to A levels (All India Secondary School Examination A1-C1; Grade X: 60-100%)
    • International Baccalaureate or equivalent
  • A recognized foundation program or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency through IELTS scores
    • Other ways to demonstrate proficiency differ with country 
  • Personal statement as mentioned in the program
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Health Insurance
  • Evidence of financial support

Deposit Fee: The university charges a deposit fee once the applicants are granted admission in the university. However, there is no deposit charged from undergraduate students, whereas 1,000 GBP is charged from postgraduate and pathway courses.

English Language Requirements

International applicants are required to demonstrate their efficiency in English in order to be considered for admission at Oxford Brookes University. Minimum required scores of various acceptable exams are listed below:

Exam/Test Minimum Requirement
Overall IELTS 6.0
IELTS reading and writing 6.0
IELTS listening and speaking 5.5

Oxford Brookes University Financial Aids

  • Financial aid open to international students include grants, scholarships, student jobs, and graduate fellowships
  • Few examples of scholarships exclusive to international students include:
Scholarship/ award Details
Oxford Brookes University Gaza Scholarship This scholarship normally covers fully-funded and covers international fees, accommodation and most living expenses for international students. It is available for international graduate students.
Chevening Scholarship Chevening Scholarship is funded by the UK Government to award international postgraduate students to develop global leaders. The amount covers full Scholarship which includes flights, accommodation, and course fees
Family Discount for Concurrent Study If two or more members of immediate family are studying and paying fees at Oxford Brookes at the same time, we will deduct 10% from your tuition fees for each family member. It is applicable to all family members including siblings and spouse.
School of Arts MA Music Scholarship (all pathways) The students enrolled in a full-time MA Music course are eligible. The amount is 1000 GBP and is awarded annually.

Oxford Brookes University Highlights

Type of Institute Public
Location Headington, Oxford.
Programs offered Undergraduate and graduate
Mode of application Online
Housing facilities Available
Financial Aid Scholarships, loans and grants
Application fee 20-25 GBP

Oxford Brookes University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

The table below mentions the cost of living in the UK while studying at the Oxford Brookes. The cost is tabulated on 35-week to 52-week basis. Usually, postgraduate courses are 52 weeks long.

Item Amount (GBP)
Tuition (annual) 13,900-20,000
Accommodation 4900-7280
Books and supplies 350-520
Food 2,275-3,224
Transportation 350-520
Internet 175-260
Household goods 350-520
Miscellaneous (haircuts, gifts, emergency) 1,050-1,560
Total 23,350-33,884

Oxford Brookes University Application Process

Application portal

  • Undergraduate: UCAS or Oxford Brookes online portal
  • Graduate: Brookes direct application

Application fee: Undergraduate: 20-25 GBPGraduate: NA

Supporting documents:

  • Academic transcripts.
  • English language proficiency test scores.
  • Scores of exams to study in the UK. (GMAT,GRE)
  • CV or resume.
  • Two references.
  • Work experience and interview (if applicable)

English Proficiency Tests Scores

IELTS is the main test accepted at the university for Tier 4 student visa applicants.

Program IELTS minimum score
International Foundation Diploma (Extended pathway) 4.5 overall with 4.5 in all sections
International Foundation Diploma 5.0 overall with 5.0 in all sections
International Foundation Business and Technology,
International Foundation Arts, Humanities and Law
5.5 overall with 5.5 in all sections
Built Environment Foundation,
Computing Foundation,
Engineering Foundation
Overall of 6.0 with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking
Law, Architecture, Interior Architecture, English Literature
(including combined honors), English Literature and Creative Writing
Overall of 6.5 with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking
Nutrition BSc (Hons) Overall of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in every section
Health and Social Care programs Overall of 6.5 or 7.0 with 6.5 or 7.0 in all sections (Specific details can be found on program page)
All other undergraduate programs Overall of 6.0 with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking
Pre-Master's courses (including Two-Year Master's) Overall of 5.5 with 5.5 in all sections
All masters courses Overall of 6.0-7.0 with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking (Specific details can be found on program page)

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Oxford Brookes University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,900


£ 16,650

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 4,500

Campus accommodation

£ 4,750

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.