Oxford Brookes University

Explore the historic city of Oxford with the famous Bodleian Library, one of Europe’s oldest and Britain’s second biggest library, or go punting along the River Thames on a sunny day.

Wander the Oxford Covered Market and enjoy the aromas of fresh bread, coffee and cakes of this 1774 established market or visit Oxford Castle, the city’s oldest building dates back to the 11th century and offers an incredible view from the Saxon St George’s Tower.  Oxford Brookes University ranks among the top 2% higher education institutions in the world (QS 2015) and offers great learning opportunities in a diverse and future-thinking environment.

Key information


Oxford, UK




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status



20-21 applications

First come, first considered for remaining spaces!

Fall/Full year until March 15, 2020

Winter until October 1, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

21-22 applications

Opens Nov. 1, 2020

Student experience

Oxford Brookes - Student experience video

Program details

Areas of Study:

Animation, anthropology, architecture, art history, biomedical science, biology, business, communications, computer science, drama, ecology, economics, engineering (mechanical), English, environmental science, film studies, fine art, game design, geography, history, international relations, math, music, nutrition, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, sport & exercise science, statistics, urban studies (planning).

Languages: French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish.

More information on programs and courses can be found in the modular handbook.

Closed Programs: Exchange students are encouraged not to take "Honours" modules. Access to Business courses is also not guaranteed. Spaces in Architecture and Social Work are limited.

Course Information:

Courses at Brookes are called "modules". Students take 4 modules per semester. One UCalgary half course equivalent = 12 UK credits (or 6 ECTS credits). Module descriptions can be found online, however, students should read through the course information for exchange students prior to choosing their modules.

The academic year is divided into two semesters. Semester 1 runs from late September to late December. Semester 2 runs from late January to late May.

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.

    Oxford Brookes has a cost of living estimate online. 

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? 
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

Exchange students can choose to live in on-campus halls of residence or they can choose to arrange their own off-campus housing.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency. For more information about Brookes' requirements click here

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

Oxford Brookes offers support services for students with disabilities

The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country and Oxford Brookes promotes Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on their campus.

Oxford Brookes has a sustainability approach called Net Positive Impact.

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: Tara Jorgensen.

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.