The Visiting Student Programme is open to select Chinese partner universities, administered and facilitated through Oxford Prospects Programmes. The Visiting Student Programme offers suitably qualified students the opportunity to come to Oxford as Registered Visiting Students of the University of Oxford and as members of one of  our partner colleges: Regent’s Park, Mansfield, Pembroke, Worcester, Blackfriars, St. Anne’s and St. Peter’s. Visiting Students study for the whole or part of one academic year, on the same courses taken by full-time undergraduate students and studying alongside them in tutorials and lectures.

Our aim is to give Visiting Students the chance to experience the unique opportunities provided by study at Oxford while earning credit from their home institutions. Visiting Students have access to all of Oxford University’s academic and social facilities, including the Bodleian Library, faculty (subject) libraries, the Oxford University Computing Services, and the wealth of lectures organised by the University throughout the academic year. Visiting Students automatically become life-time members of their host Oxford College.

The College is the focus of the student’s residential and social life, as well as providing the unique system  of small-group teaching called a “tutorial”. This pedagogical and pastoral approach provides exceptional individual support and guidance, enabling students to thrive academically, whilst offering countless opportunities to become involved with extra-curricular activities and a collegiate community.

The first cohort of Chinese students under this scheme were accepted in Michaelmas Term 2016. Since then, Oxford Prospects Programmes has overseen over 40 Registered Visiting Students, a number of whom have gone on to postgraduate study in the UK at Oxford and elsewhere, including our first alumna Rhodes Scholar.