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University of Oxford

  • Public University, Estd 1096
  • Oxford, England
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University Highlights

  • The oldest university in the English-speaking world.
  • One of the four oldest universities in the world.
  • The history of learning in Oxford dates back to the year 1096.
  • 39 colleges and 6 private halls in total
  • 24,000 students including 11,955 undergraduates and 12,010 postgraduates per year.
  • More than 350,000 alumni worldwide.
  • Offers more than 250 postgraduate courses.
  • Around 10,900 international students make up 45% of the total student body.
  • Offers 86 direct scholarship programs.
  • The Clarendon program offers 130 fully-funded scholarships
  • The largest university press in the world is Oxford University Press.
  • Ranked first for producing leading research works in the UK by Scimago Institutions Rankings 2021

University at a Glance

  • International
  • Male/Female
  • UG/PG Course
  • Faculty/Student
  • No. of
  • Yearly Hostel &
    Meals Expense
    £11.2K - 14.3K


The University of Oxford has been a pioneer of learning since the 12th century/ early 13th century. The exact year of foundation is unknown. But the city of Oxford has been familiar with teaching since 1096. The institution became a university in 1231. It consists of 39 colleges within Oxford, England. This university hosts 24,000 students per year. Almost 11,000 belong to countries overseas. The school’s motto in Latin, “Dominus illuminatio mea” translates to “The Lord is my Light.”

The school offers its international students 6 private halls with rooms and flats. The colleges house all their undergraduate students. Graduate students at some colleges may also find accommodation. Private houses and flats are also available in the area for students to rent. Oxford University Student Union (Oxford SU) also guides students on this matter.

This institution continues to produce many brilliant scholars and alumni called “Oxonians”. 28 Prime Ministers of the UK, 55 Nobel Prize winners, 30 world leaders, and 120 Olympic medal winners are on the list.

International students representing 138 countries make up one-third of the total student body. Oxford puts importance on English language skills for admission. The university website lists separate information on this.

The institution assists many research works in various fields of humanities and medicine. The largest university press in the world is the Oxford University Press. The university also consists of museums and great halls. It includes the oldest music performance hall in Europe, “The Holywell Music Room”. In the entire world, only Oxford has more published authors per square mile. The history of this institution makes it one of the most desired universities in the world.


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On campus accommodation :
  1. Undergraduate students are guaranteed to have college accommodation in the 6 private halls of this university.
  2. Even though graduate students tend to have no housing facilities, The Graduate Accommodation Office helps the full-time graduates to manage rooms, flats, and houses in and around Oxford.
  3. The UK Government requires private landlords to conduct an immigration check before agreeing to a tenancy. This has to be done within 28 days of the agreement. But, if a student is overseas, this duty can be executed after their arrival.
  4. Meanwhile, all university- or college- managed accommodation is free from this obligation.
  5. The housing system of the permanent private halls are decided based on admissions into different colleges. These are subject to change. ​

Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    +44 (0)1865 611530

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