Important information for international students

Visa information

The University of Oxford provides detailed information on the type of visa you require and how to apply before you arrive in Oxford. All visa enquiries should be emailed to the University Visa and Immigration team on

Opening a bank account

Once you arrive in Oxford, you’re encouraged to open a UK bank account as soon as possible. This document contains useful information on how to open a bank account in Oxford, what documentation you will need, and what services the banks can provide for you.

Pre-sessional English course

The University of Oxford Language Centre offers an online pre-sessional English course. It is a six-week intensive programme that will provide students with the necessary academic writing and speaking skills for studying in English at Oxford.

Language Centre Information

Information about language courses for Oxford University students and staff’ can be found on the Oxford University Language Centre website.

Links to COVID-19 resources