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  • How quickly do you respond to enquiries?
    We aim to get back to you within 24 hours of receiving your enquiry (working hours, Monday to Friday). 
  • How long does the admissions process take?
    From the moment you get in touch with us to the offer of a place, we aim to process your application as fast as possible and our decision can be with you in as little as 2 weeks. Each student’s application journey is different, however, so please get in touch with our friendly team to find out more. 
  • Can I transfer to OIC from another school? 
    Yes, of course. Many students join us from other schools. They do so for a variety of reasons, whether it’s looking for a greater academic challenge, increased independence, or a more modern educational approach.  
  • How old do I have to be to transfer to the college? 
    Most of our students are aged between 16 and 19, but GCSE students can enrol from the age of 15. 
  • Is the college open to all nationalities?  
    Oxford International College is home to a diverse student community from more than 40 countries. We embrace our internationalism, learning, supporting, and flourishing together as global citizens.
  • Do your students wear a uniform? 
    The college is a relaxed environment, and our students don’t wear a uniform. However, we do have a dress code. You’ll receive details about this in your pre-arrival pack.
  • Do you offer boarding? 

    Yes, boarding is an integral part of college life. Living in one of our four city-centre houses – which are just a short walk from our teaching buildings – our young people enjoy a genuine higher education-style experience. Students also receive 24/7 care and expert guidance from our experienced team of house parents. 

    Find out more about boarding with us.

  • Which universities do your students go to?

    Thanks to our comprehensive Strategic Global Pathways programme, our students receive offers from the world’s top-ranked universities.

    For the last two years, one in three applicants earned places to study medicine at either Oxford or Cambridge. What’s more, since 2019, more than half of our students have gone on to study at one of the UK’s prestigious G5 universities. Recent OIC graduates have been accepted by the University of Hong Kong, London School of Economics, and University of Toronto, among many others. 

  • How do you support student health and wellbeing?
    Student health, happiness, and wellbeing are our priority. We know how important it is to help our young people settle into college life, both socially and academically. And that’s why, from their first day, we build a team around each student. This includes our dedicated pastoral department, boarding house parents, a mentor, and a progress tutor. We also employ a full-time nurse and a professional counsellor. Together, they look after every aspect of our learners’ growth and development. 
  • Boarding: What meals will I eat? 
    From Monday to Friday, our boarders enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which they eat together in the college’s dining halls. We offer brunch on Sundays, which gives our young people time to relax in the morning. Our menus change regularly and always include a variety of options. We cater to all dietary requirements, too.
  • Boarding: Will I have my own room? 
    It depends! Most of our accommodation is single occupancy, either in single bedrooms or small studios. We do, however, offer some ensuite twin rooms.
  • Boarding: Can I stay in my accommodation during the holidays?
    Our boarding fees cover your accommodation during term-time, enrichment week, and the Easter holidays. All our houses are closed during the winter (Christmas) and summer holidays. You can leave your belongings in your room or flat over Christmas, but you must move everything out – if necessary, into storage – over the summer. 
  • Boarding: Is there a curfew?
    At all our houses, check-in time is 10pm. You must be onsite by this time.
  • Boarding: Can my family visit?
    Yes, of course. If your family plans to visit, they should get in touch with our boarding staff in advance. On the day, they’ll need to report to our house parents or wardens, and follow our signing in and out procedure.