Accreditation

The Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP) is the trading name and a division of the Washington International Studies Council (WISC).

The Washington International Studies Council (WISC) holds accreditation from both the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the British Accreditation Council (BAC), as well as a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence from U.K. Visas and Immigration. Details for all of these can be found below.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

WISC has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10053322.

We have received the following judgements from QAA:

The review panel concludes that Washington International Studies Council (WISC) has made acceptable progress with continuing to monitor, review and enhance its higher education provision since the previous monitoring visit in June 2017.

This higher education provider has been awarded the QAA Review Graphic for meeting or exceeding UK expectations for quality and standards in its QAA review.

The British Accreditation Council (BAC)

WISC holds accreditation from the British Accreditation Council (BAC). For more details, including the accreditation report, visit the BAC website.

U.K. Visas and Immigration

WISC holds a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence from U.K. Visas and Immigration (licence number M4VR330V0).

"I did not realize how much work I would actually be doing, but the tutors were not only friendly and helpful but really made me enjoy my work. I learned to really think for myself and could explore my own interests."

"The JCR provided a warm welcome, socially, academically, and athletically, without any regard to associate member status."