Oriental Studies is unique in its sole focus on introducing students to civilisations that are different from the Western ones upon which the curriculum in most British schools and colleges is based. The courses present both the major traditions and cultural trends of the regions studied and, in most cases, their modern developments. All courses include a combination of linguistic, literary, historic and cultural studies and there is a wide range of options in fields such as art and archaeology, history, literature, philosophy, religion and modern social studies. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugos.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Oxford is one of the most international universities in the world. Today, one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from over 140 countries. For more information visit ox.ac.uk/int.
Students are not expected to have studied an Oriental language before. A language to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or another equivalent can be helpful to students in completing this course, although this is not required for admission. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects. A range of other international qualifications is also acceptable for entry. Please see ox.ac.uk/intquals for further information.
Additional entry requirements
Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT)
The OLAT is a 30-minute paper-based test. It is for those applying for certain languages from scratch and is designed to assess ability to analyse how languages work, without knowledge of any particular language. The OLAT must be taken on a set date which can be found at ox.ac.uk/olat. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on 30 September. See ox.ac.uk/olat for further information.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5||Minimum 7.0 per component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||110||Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component|
For details on English Language Requirements, please visit the website url
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