Application Guide | University of Oxford

Application Guide

This guide explains how to apply for graduate study at Oxford, including how to complete the application form and provide supporting documents.

1. Starting your application

This section covers when to apply, how to start an application, and how to complete the first two tabs of the application form.

2. Your details

This section covers how to complete the following two tabs of the application form:

3. References

This section of the Application Guide covers how to provide references as part of your application.  

4. Qualifications, languages and funding

This section covers how to complete the 'Qualifications', 'Languages' and 'Funding' tabs of the application form, and our requirements for English language proficiency:

5. Supporting documents

This section explains how to complete the 'Supporting Documents' tab of the application form, and the requirements for supporting documents.

6. Declaration and payment

This section explains how to complete the 'Declaration' tab of the application form and pay the application fee.

Important note on published information

This is a guide to making an application in 2019-20, and cannot be used to apply in later years. Guidance for applications in 2020-21 will be available from September 2020.

This Application Guide and the Graduate Admissions webpages are definitive, with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about Oxford’s admissions process and requirements. These may change and you should consider the version currently online to be the most accurate source of information at any given time.

External websites may give information about graduate courses and admissions to Oxford which can be incomplete and/or inaccurate. Department and college websites may also repeat information about how to apply. However, if there is any conflict, this Application Guide and the Graduate Admissions webpages should be considered definitive and accurate.