University of Oxford

About one-third of the students of the University of Oxford comprises of the international students who come from more than 138 countries throughout the world to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university has associations with the National Institutes of Health, The European Universities Association and the COIMBRA Group of Universities.

Name of the Institution University of Oxford
Type of Institution Public
Location Wellington Square,


Tel: +44 (0)1865 270059, +44 (0)1865 288000, +44 (0)1865 270360

Fax: +44 (0)1865 270049


Ownership Government
Courses Offered Undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, certificates, PG certificates and PG diplomas in

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Computer Science


  • Arts and Humanities
  • Human Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Archeology
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Oriental Studies
  • Experimental Psychology


Admission Procedure The applications for admission to the courses can be sent through the official website of the university.
Campus Placements The university has an active placement cell.
  • Hill Foundation Scholarship
  • Reach Oxford Scholarship
  • Oxford Australia Fund
  • Noon Educational Foundation Oxford Scholarship
  • Raffy Manoukian Scholarship


Fee Structure For undergraduate courses:

£ 6,600 – £ 27,550

For postgraduate courses:

£ 6,600 – £ 29,400

For PG diploma courses:

£ 6,600 – £ 17,500

For PG certificate courses:

£ 6,600 – £ 15,550

For Certificate courses:

£ 9,275 – £ 15,150

Eligibility Criteria For gaining admission to the undergraduate as well as the postgraduate courses, international students who do not belong to a country that has English as its native language will have to prove their competence in the language by appearing for examinations such as TOEFL and IELTS. For undergraduate courses, the candidates have to appear for their 10+2 examinations. But this alone would not be sufficient; the candidates will have to pursue at least a year of Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university before they can apply. Even taking A-Levels will make the candidate eligible for application. For postgraduate degrees, the candidates need to be graduates in the relevant field.
Established in the Year There is not much information available regarding the date of foundation of the University of Oxford but it is roughly estimated that the institution existed in the year 1096.
Facts & Figures
  • The Oxford University has 38 colleges that offer residential facilities.
  • Total number of students: 21,000.
  • Total number of postgraduate students: 9,327.
  • Total number of undergraduate students: 11,723.
  • The university spends more than £ 2.8 million for the purposes of outreach activities.
  • Seven professors of the Oxford University were selected for the Fellowship of the British Academy.
  • The institute was ranked as the top university of Britain by the Times Good University Guide in the year 2011.
  • Eight professors of the university were selected for the Fellowship of the Royal Society in the year 2011.
  • The university was ranked fourth in the world according to the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings.
  • Ranked amongst the world’s ten best universities according to the Shanghai Jiaotong University’s annual tables.


Events Seminars, international career fairs and public lectures.
Famous alumni Stephen Hawking (physicist), C.S. Lewis (author), Matthew Arnold (poet), Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet), Vikram Seth (author), Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister of India), Hugh Grant (actor), Erasmus (scholar), Sir Walter Raleigh (explorer), Sir Christopher Wren (architect), and John Locke (philosopher).
Distance Learning The University of Oxford also offers 73 online and distance learning courses. Some of the courses are as follows:

  • Online introduction to Electronics
  • Ecological Survey Techniques
  • English Poetry of the First World War
  • Archeology of the Bible Lands
  • Critical Reading
  • Fiction By Victorian Women
  • New Economic Powers
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Writing Fiction
  • The Wider Context of Nanotechnology