UK Exchange: Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, England, Britain
Set in an historic student city, Oxford Brookes (OBU) is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with business and industry.
The Faculty of Business is one of the university’s four main faculties (colleges) and delivers outstanding teaching, research and enterprise to the community and beyond. University of Kentucky students participating in the exchange program will enroll in the Oxford Brookes’ Business School, a subdivision within the Faculty of Business. The Business School offers outstanding undergraduate coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing making it an excellent fit for students in the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Oxford is a student city like no other. Home to nearly 40,000 students from all over the world and from all kinds of backgrounds, students make up 26 percent of the city's working age population.
Oxford Brookes University is a great academic fit for ....
all business majors and minors but it also offers a number of approved Accounting courses.
This program is highly competitive so students should inquire early (a year or more in advance).
Students should have finished 60 hours or more with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be ready for upper division coursework.
- Live and learn alongside students from the United Kingdom and many other countries from around the world
- Fulfill requirements in your major, minor and electives
- Easy access by public transport to London and the rest of the United Kingdom. Oxford is around an hour away from London by bus or train
What courses can I take at OBU?
Find out which courses are available at OBU and how to select the courses which will work for you. Please note; at OBU courses are called modules.
This program is open to upper-division students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.
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Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the Exchange University application AFTER their UK application has been approved.
Students will earn transfer credit from Oxford Brookes University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Oxford Brookes University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Housing & Meals
Students live in halls of residence (dorms) operated by Oxford Brookes. For more information on the halls of residence click here. Students are responsible for all meals during the duration of the term abroad.
Oxford Brookes is based on three campuses in and around Oxford. Together, they offer a great campus environment complete with a full range of amenities including multiple gyms, libraries, student housing, and a wonderful student center.
Brookes buses link the campuses with the halls of residence, the city centre, Cowley and the railway station. Cycling is also a very popular way of getting around Oxford - a compact city with many miles of cycle lanes. Brookes provides over 2,500 bike racks on campus along with free Bike Doctor 'health checks' for staff and students.
The business school is located on the Wheatley campus which is approximately 15 minutes away from the main campus (Headington) by bus. However, students receive a free bus pass and live on the main campus which is centrally located and only 15 minutes from the center of Oxford.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.