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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 2004
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Stroud Court, Oxford Road, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +441865884350
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Azad University Oxford

AUO was founded in 2004 as part of Islamic Azad University's mission of international cooperation and the creation of a global community of educational and cultural exchange and is one of the first higher education initiatives in Europe by a large private university in Iran. The parent Islamic Azad University has over one million students and more than 30,000 members of staff. A number of its lecturers have been granted tuition scholarships to strengthen their qualifications by working for the PhD degree in AUO and its partner universities in the UK.

The institution offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, as well as short courses in the English language.

AUO is a part of the world's largest university in terms of students enrolled. AUO Oxford started operations in July 2004 as the first campus of Azad University in Europe. AUO is located in Farmoor, five miles west of the centre of Oxford.

AUO offers merit-based scholarships, and academic programmes at undergraduate, Masters, and pre-Masters, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels and short courses.

Academic Highlights

At AUO you study and learn with the experts in the field, those who come from world-renowned universities like Oxford University amongst others. It means that your learning and teaching will be up-to-date, and when delivered with state of the art teaching infrastructure, it will prepare you to face any challenges posed by your professional career ahead.

Life in University Oxford

Our Student Support Service (SSS) includes a full-time student welfare and accommodation officer, who assists students with their living, health, travelling and banking arrangements. Finding accommodation is usually the main thing on a student’s mind upon arrival in the UK and our accommodation officer has particular expertise in this area.

School Ranking

Azad University in Oxford is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities of the United Kingdom taking its rightful place among the top 5 educational institutions of the country.


If you are a language school and wish to send a small group of your students for an intensive course of academic or business English, you are requested to contact our marketing team to organise the course for your students. We will do this fairly quickly and in collaboration with you, so there is a lot you will benefit from too, such as sending your teachers to Oxford free of charge. So please contact us on [email protected]

If you are a company/organisation and wish to arrange an intensive course of English for special purposes such as business English for your employees, you can do so by contacting our marketing team on [email protected]  We will cover the cost of stay for your group leader. 

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