Do I need a visa to travel to the UK?
If you are from the UK, European Union or the European Economic Area, you will not need a visa. For all other nationalities, please go to www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa/ to check your requirements. If you do require a visa, we can issue a Letter of Invitation for you to support your application as we are fully accredited by the British Accreditation Council.
Should I get travel and medical insurance?
Yes. You should take out travel and medical insurance. We recommend that you make sure your insurance also covers you in case you have to cancel your place on the summer school.
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
When should I arrive?
Arrival day: 2nd of August 2020
Students’ rooms will be available after 12:00 and students are welcome to arrive all day. We have a very simple registration process and all you need to do is locate the Oxford Investment Programme college office. If you know that you are arriving early in the morning or late in the evening, please let us know so that we can do our best to make sure that someone is there to meet you when you arrive.
Departure day: 15th of August 2020
Students must check out of their rooms by 10:00. If they are departing later in the day, there will be space to store their luggage in the college.
What’s the best way to get to Oxford?
The major London airports, Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton are all conveniently located for commute to Oxford. Oxford is only an hour away on the train and roughly an hour and a half to two hours by bus. Students may also consider flying to Birmingham, as it is only one hour from Oxford by train.
Alternatively, students can reach London St Pancras Station on the Eurostar. On arrival at London St Pancras, students can take the London Underground (or a taxi) to London Paddington Station, from where they can take a direct train to Oxford.
If you need advice on your travel plans please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
When are the application deadlines?
We do not have formal application deadlines but accept applications on a rolling basis.
However, we recommend that you apply early to secure your place at our summer school because the number of students that can attend OIP this year is limited.
Will there be an interview as part of the application process?
No, there will not be an interview.
Will I receive a graduation certificate?
Yes, students will be awarded a Graduation Certificate upon satisfactory completion of the programme. This will be presented at the graduation ceremony on the final day of the programme.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
Where will I be accommodated?
If you choose the residential package, you will have a room at St Edmund Hall, a college of the University of Oxford.
Will I have Internet access in my room?
Yes. Depending on your location the Internet may be wired (requiring an Ethernet cable) or delivered via Wi-Fi.
Will I have to share the room/facilities?
All students will have their own single bedrooms, with shared bathroom facilities.
Are there laundry facilities on my campus?
The College has laundry facilities. Members of our staff will be on hand to assist.
Can my special dietary requirements be accommodated?
We are able to cater for any dietary requirements students may have. You will be asked to fill in a form when you receive the Welcome Pack and you must email it back to us at least 30 days before the start of the programme so that we can cater for your requirements.
Which are my options if I want to complain about the programme?
You could appeal through the programme or through BAC itself.
It is important to note that the British Accreditation Council has a formal student complaints procedure for all their accredited colleges. Their complaints procedure is covered in their Accreditation Handbook and they will try to help you to resolve your dispute with the School. More information can be found here: http://www.the-bac.org/bac-complaints-procedure/
If you have other questions about the programme, please get in touch with us at