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Oxford Scholars Program at Oxford University : Malaysian Group

The Oxford Scholars Program in Oxford, UK, offers a short exchange opportunity for Malaysians, providing intensive workshops, seminars, and cultural experiences at the prestigious University of Oxford.

Program Overview

Organized by the International Kingdom Thailand in partnership with the prestigious Language Center at Oxford University, the program aims to provide participants with comprehensive skills in both written and spoken communication, with a specific emphasis on academic research and presentation. The program emphasizes on the development of effective communication skills necessary for successful academic engagement.


By completing this program, participants will develop strong communication skills essential for academic success, enabling them to engage confidently in written and spoken communication within the academic community. This program serves as a valuable opportunity for participants, equipping them with the necessary skills to thrive in their academic endeavors.



About International Kingdom

International Kingdom (based in Thailand) is an international institution that has cooperated with various language institutions and leaders in ASEAN and European countries. We aim to shape youths into great leaders and helping them learn languages which is important for networking purposes in the future. We support both Thai and international youths to grow through thoughts, and beliefs toward oneself and the world around them. To do so, International Kingdom provides exchange programs abroad as a platform to gain knowledge and experience different cultures. Embracing these unfamiliar situations and stepping out of one’s comfort zone helps to learn how to adapt to diverse situations.



About Oxford University Language Center

Oxford University Language Centre is an integral part of the prestigious Oxford University, which is widely regarded as one of the best universities in the world. Dedicated to supporting students' language learning and communication skills across various academic disciplines, it offers a range of language programs and courses designed to enhance students' proficiency in written and spoken communication, with a particular focus on academic contexts. These programs aim to equip students with the necessary language skills to excel in their studies and effectively engage with the academic community.


As for Oxford University itself, it holds a distinguished reputation for academic excellence and has consistently ranked among the top universities globally. Established over nine centuries ago, it has a rich history and a tradition of fostering groundbreaking research, innovation, and intellectual rigor. Oxford University is renowned for its world-class faculty, exceptional facilities, and extensive resources, providing students with a stimulating and supportive environment for learning and personal growth.


The university's commitment to excellence is reflected in its rigorous academic programs, which span a wide range of disciplines. It offers a diverse array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, attracting students from around the world who seek a transformative educational experience. The university's emphasis on critical thinking, independent research, and intellectual curiosity has contributed to its esteemed status and recognition as one of the leading institutions in the global academic landscape.


In summary, the Oxford University Language Center plays a vital role in supporting students' language development within the larger context of Oxford University, an institution widely regarded as one of the best universities globally due to its rich history, academic achievements, and commitment to fostering a world-class learning environment.


Tuition Fees at the University of Oxford in General

The tuition fees at the University of Oxford start from £23,105. However, the fees may vary for each subject and course. 


World University Rankings

The University of Oxford is recognized as one of the best universities in the world and is a member of the prestigious group of six leading universities in the United Kingdom. Currently, it is ranked 2nd in the world according to THE World University Rankings, 10th according to ARWU, and 6th according to QS World Rankings. 


The University of Oxford is also ranked 1st in the United Kingdom for research quality. About 48% of the university's research is evaluated as 4* (world-leading), while 39% is evaluated as 3* (internationally excellent). Additionally, there are 12 research disciplines that are ranked 1st globally in terms of the number of leading research outputs. 


Other rankings include:

•       Ranked 1st by The Times University Guide 2023.

•       Ranked 2nd by The Guardian University Guide 2023.

•       Ranked 1st by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

•       Ranked 4th by QS World University Rankings 2023.

•       Ranked 7th by The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021.



Criteria of Applicants 

1.    Age 18-55 years old 

2.    Understands English 

3.    Currently studying/residing in Malaysia

4.    Has a healthy body and positive attitude  5. Responsible, flexible, and ready to learn 

6.    No criminal history. 

7.    Willing to cooperate and obey British etiquette / law



Number of Participants

Maximum of 30 participants only from Malaysia will be selected.


Program Duration

Virtual preparatory phases      : October-December 2023

In-person program                  : 3-16 April 2024




Oxford Cowley Hotel


1.    Prime Location

Oxford Cowley is ideally situated near the university and offers easy access to the academic facilities where the program will take place. You will have the convenience of being just a stone's throw away from daily learning activities.


2.    Comfort and Facilities

Oxford Cowley boasts comfortable and well-equipped rooms to ensure a pleasant stay. Each room is thoughtfully designed to provide a cozy and welcoming environment for you to relax and recharge after your academic engagements.


3.    Vibrant Community

The vibrant atmosphere at Oxford Cowley provides an excellent opportunity for you to connect with fellow participants from diverse backgrounds. Engaging with students from different cultures and academic disciplines will enrich your overall experience and foster meaningful connections.


4.    Excellent Staff Support

The dedicated staff at Oxford Cowley are committed to ensuring your stay is enjoyable and hassle-free. They are available to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have throughout the program.


5.    Delightful Breakfast Options

Starting the day with a nutritious and delicious breakfast is essential for overall wellbeing and academic performance. At Oxford Cowley, the breakfast menu is carefully curated, offering a wide range of options to cater to various dietary preferences. From freshly baked pastries to hearty English breakfast classics, you can indulge in a satisfying meal to energize your mornings and fuel your day of learning.

Things to Experience and Learn

1.    Learn how to prepare yourself for scholarship examinations to pursue further studies at renowned international universities of global repute. This includes techniques for essay writing, interview preparation, and other relevant aspects.

2.    Study English for Academic Purposes at the world's best university and learn from global experts.

3.    Experience life at Oxford University while gaining insights into the application process and pursuing undergraduate to doctoral degrees.

4.    Self-development by adjusting attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs toward oneself and the world around them. 

5.    Gain experience studying at a reputable foreign institution.

6.    Experience new perspectives and create a weapon of thought.

7.    Network at an international level and expand horizons. 

8.    After completing the program, participants will receive an official certificate from Oxford University Language center. 



Program Structure

Phase 1: Scholarship Opportunities at Various Levels

Every Saturday and Sunday, from 20:00 to 22:00 (Malaysia time) throughout October and November 2023, via online sessions on Google Meet.


Learn about preparing for scholarship applications, assessing personal development, creating profiles that stand out, techniques for seeking scholarships for further studies at different levels, statement of purpose (SOP) writing, interviews, and other relevant aspects of applying for scholarships.


Phase 2: Document Preparation and Visa Application 

December 2023.


Visa applications is only necessary for participants who require it. China passport holders require a visa to enter the UK whereas Malaysian passport holders do not.


Phase 3: Oxford Academic English Skills for Research Course 

3-16 April 2024, in-person program at Oxford University.


Attend an academic English language course at the Language Centre, University of Oxford in England. Additionally, attend classes on techniques for university admissions preparation, including expert guidance on entrance examinations for studying at the University of Oxford. 


The table provides an overview of the key information for the collaboration between International Kingdom and the Oxford University Language Centre on the Oxford Academic English Skills for Research course

Program Fees

Expenses for participating in the program include:

1.    Program enrollment fee: RM4,650

2.    Program participation fee in the UK: RM28,800


The above expenses (for selected participants) cover:

1.    Round-trip airfare from KL to London

2.    Pre-departure orientation

3.    Tuition fee at the Language Centre, University of Oxford

4.    Accommodation at Oxford Cowley Hotel

5.    Bus pass for transportation within Oxford

6.    Breakfast

7.    Visa fees

8.    Travel insurance

9.    Invitation letter from the Language Centre, University of Oxford, to join the program

10.  Official certificate from the Language Centre, University of Oxford, upon completion of the program



Applications and Selections

  • Fill out the application form completely.

  • Attach a personal resume or CV to the application form.

  • Write an essay on the given topic and include it with the application form.


Essay guidelines

  • Essay Topic: "The Power of Literature: How Reading Shapes Our Understanding of the World" 

  • Write in English and attach it to the application form.

  • Use Microsoft Word.

  • The essay should be more than 300 words but not exceed 600 words.

  • Use Times New Roman font, size 14.

  • Save the essay as a PDF file to be attached with the application form only.


Click link to fill out the application form:

Important Dates

Application Period : July 16 - August 31 2023

Essay Results Announcement : September 3, 2023

Online Interviews : September 8-9, 2023

Interview Results Announcement : September 12, 2023

Confirmation of Acceptance : September 12-18, 2023


Only applicants who pass the essay-based selection round will be selected for interviews. All results will be announced via the applicant’s email.


Non-selected applicants

For non-selected participants who still wish to participate in the program, you may

1.    Contact us via email at to request the application form.

2.    Pay the participation fee for the self-sponsored slots, which amounts to RM46,650. Take note that non-selected participants will be responsible for their own visa and airfare expenses.

3.    There are limited slots the self-sponsored participants. The International Kingdom Team will contact all selected participants directly for further steps.

For further inquiries, you may contact us at:

Facebook Page : International Kingdom

Instagram : @international.kingdom or @international.kingdom_malaysia

Line Official : @353weggj

E-mail :

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