This page contains information for candidates who have submitted applications to read for undergraduate degrees at the University of Oxford, and whose applications are currently under consideration by University College. If you have any queries, please contact the College’s Undergraduate Admissions and Access Manager, Eleanor Chamings-Manley +44 (0)1865 276677; email@example.com
All University College applicants should read the Important Information given on this page carefully. A printable (pdf) copy of much of this information is also available for download below.
Candidates are reminded of the declaration they made on their UCAS application that the information is true, complete and accurate and no information has been omitted.
• 15 October 2021: All candidates for Law must have taken the LNAT on or before this date.
• 3 November 2021: The following pre-interview tests administered by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing take place: BMAT, CAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT and the Philosophy Test.
• 4 November 2021: The remaining pre-interview tests administered by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing take place: HAT, ELAT, PAT and TSA
• 10 November 2021: All written work to be submitted by this date.
• Late November/Early December 2021: Shortlisting decisions. Each candidate will receive an email, confirming whether or not they have been shortlisted for an interview.
• 6–17 December 2021: The majority of interviews to take place remotely using video conferencing technology. Please remember to check the provisional interview timetable for your subject, along with important notes here.
• 11 January 2022: Final decisions to be sent to all interviewed candidates by email
Many subjects require you to sit a written test as part of your application. Applicants who are required to sit a test should already have registered for the appropriate test. Information about the tests, and a full list of which subjects require a test, can be found on the University’s website here.
The admissions tests are designed to test your aptitude for a particular subject. This means that there is no specific revision that you need to do in preparation for the test. We do, however, recommend that you try out some of the specimen papers which are available via the University website.
A number of subjects also require you to submit written work as part of your application. You can check whether or not you are required to submit written work by visiting the University website at ox.ac.uk/writwork
If you are required to submit written work, please ensure that you complete a Written Work Cover Sheet – available here – for each piece of written work. Some parts of the cover sheet will need to be completed by your school teacher.
Scanned copies of your written work should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the required cover sheet/s, in PDF format.
If you are unable to scan and email your work, you can post it to “The Admissions Office, University College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BH, United Kingdom”. Please ensure that you use adequate postage; it may also be advisable to use registered post. The deadline for the submission of written work is 10 November – this is the date by which it is to arrive. Please bear in mind that mailed-in written work cannot be returned.
Candidates with Disabilities
If you have a disability that you have not already disclosed on your UCAS application, please let us know. Whether you have disclosed your disability on UCAS or not, please let us know if there are any adjustments or support that would help you, so that we can make any appropriate, reasonable arrangements for you in good time, if you are invited to interview.
Mentioning your disability or Specific Learning Difference will not affect your application, as admissions decisions are made solely on the grounds of academic merit. Information provided may be shared with colleagues in the college (and University more widely) who would be involved with making any required arrangements. Please refer to ox.ac.uk/swd for further information on sources of support for students with disabilities.
All interviews during the 2021 admissions round will take place online using video conferencing technology.
Information about Oxford interviews is available from ox.ac.uk/interviews (opens in new window.)
A provisional timetable for remote interviews in December, along with some important notes, is available on the university website.
If you are shortlisted for an interview we will send you a formal invitation for an online interview. These are expected to take place in December, and can either take place from your home or in your school or college (if you are applying from a school). It is very important that you inform the College if your contact details change.
Please note that due to the differing volume of applications each college receives, some shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews by a college other than Univ.
The majority of remote interview will be scheduled for 6–17 December 2021. Please note, candidates applying from overseas, particularly in time-zones further away from the UK, may be asked to attend interviews outside of the timeframes given in this timetable.
What you can do to prepare
Whilst you are waiting to hear if you have been shortlisted for interview there are a few things that you can do to prepare:
• Try out some of the specimen papers for the admissions test (if applicable)
• Read the selection criteria for the subject that you have applied for – see here
• Read the Oxford Interviews Guide: available here
• Have a look on the departmental website for your subject and see if there is a list of suggested reading
• Review relevant school work and make sure that you are on top of your subject, and related subjects
• Keep checking your emails (remember to check your junk mail too)
Candidates should be aware that interviews may take place on any day of the week, including the weekend. If you are unable to attend interviews on a particular day for religious reasons, please let us know as soon as possible.
We will write to the referees of all candidates at the end of the admissions process in January; this will contain general information on the admissions cycle, and you may be interested to discuss it with your referee. It will not contain specific feedback on your individual application. Requests for individual feedback will be dealt with according to the University’s policy, set out here.
If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact the Univ admissions team at email@example.com or call 01865 276677.
Please feel free to download the pdf document covering much of the information given on this page here. Please consider the environment when deciding whether or not to print out this information.