International students

Magdalen College welcomes applications for its undergraduate degrees from students all over the world. Full details of the undergraduate courses offered at the University of Oxford, including entry requirements for students with international qualifications and information on how to apply, are provided in the University Undergraduate Prospectus. Please additionally refer to the University’s web page for International Applicants.

Candidates should be aware that admission to Oxford is extremely competitive and the courses are highly specialised. An excellent general standard of education and proficiency in all aspects of English are essential prerequisites for following any course at Oxford. Eligibility for a university in the candidate’s own country is a basic criterion.

Fees and Costs

All students reading for degree courses at Oxford must be members of a College and pay the university course fees. The British Government requires that international students (defined by ordinary residence rather than nationality) pay a higher rate of University course fees than students from the United Kingdom. For international students, please see the University website for fees and living costs information.

International candidates should give serious consideration to their funding before making an application. Scholarships for first degrees are rare, and the College is required to satisfy itself that there is adequate funding available before a student can take up their place.

The College maintains a Reach Oxford Scholarship for an academically qualified person from a developing country, who, for political or financial reasons, or because equivalent educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in his or her own country. This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results and who have been offered a place at Oxford. This scholarship may not be awarded at Magdalen every year. Details of the scholarship can be seen on the University’s Reach Oxford information page.