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How to apply for Oxford University?

Hello everyone, I'm thinking about applying to Oxford University, but I have no idea where to start. What's the entire process like for an international student? Any advice or resources would be super helpful!

7 months ago

Hello! Applying to Oxford University as an international student can be an exciting experience. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the application process:

1. Choose your course and college: Start by selecting a course you want to study at Oxford from their list of undergraduate degree programs. You can also choose a specific college to attend or submit an open application, in which case the University will assign you to a college.

2. Check entry requirements: Carefully review the entry requirements for your chosen course, including subject-specific requirements and English language proficiency. International students often need to take a TOEFL or IELTS test for English proficiency. Make sure you meet all requirements before you proceed with the application.

3. Register for and take required tests: Some courses require admissions tests like the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT), or others. Register for any required tests and be sure to take them before your Oxford application's deadline. Keep in mind that tests are generally taken in the year prior to starting at the University.

4. Complete the UCAS application: Oxford, like most UK universities, uses the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for undergraduate applications. You'll need to create an account, complete the application form, and include your personal statement. Remember that the deadline for applying to Oxford is usually October 15th in the year before you plan to attend.

5. Obtain academic references: Request a reference from a teacher or guidance counselor familiar with your academic abilities. The reference should be submitted as part of your UCAS application.

6. Submit written work: Some courses require you to submit written work along with your application. Be sure to check the specific requirements for your chosen course and follow the instructions provided.

7. Interview: If your application is shortlisted, you'll be invited to attend an interview, either in person or via video call, depending on your location. Interviews usually take place in December, and you'll be notified of the outcome by mid-January.

8. Receive an offer: If you're successful in the interview stage, you may receive a conditional or unconditional offer from Oxford. Conditional offers are contingent on you meeting certain requirements, such as achieving specific grades in your final exams. Unconditional offers are made to students who have already met all necessary requirements.

9. Confirm your place: If you accept an offer from Oxford, ensure you meet any conditions outlined in your offer letter and provide the necessary documentation to secure your place.

Throughout the process, refer to Oxford University's official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information, as well as additional resources and guidance.

Best of luck with your application to Oxford!

7 months ago

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