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Guidance for continuing Oxford graduates
If you are currently studying for a taught Master's course at Oxford and wish to apply to carry on to a research programme with no break in your study, you can apply for readmission via the Embark system. You will find a link to this system and the code you require in order to submit your application for readmission in the Academic and Assessment Information section of Student Self-Service.
If you have used Embark to submit an application in the past and log in using your previous account details, your personal information will be automatically populated into the readmission form. If you previously applied via the paper format, you will need to open a new account and enter your details manually.
You will only be able to use the readmission form if you are studying on an eligible course. Principally, eligible courses comprise any taught MSt, MSc or MPhil; or an MFA, BCL, MJur, BPhil or MTh. You may use the readmission form to apply to DPhil research courses offered by different departments. In addition, BCL and MJur students applying to the MPhil in Law or the DPhil in Law, as well as MPhil in Law and MSt in Legal Research students applying to the DPhil in Law, are also able to use the readmission form.
- You will require an authorisation code from Student Self-Service in order to submit a readmission form; this code is located at the bottom of the Academic and Assessment Information section once you have logged in to the system.
- You will not be charged an application fee for making an application using the readmission form.
- You may upload new documents and/or specify that you wish to re-use materials from a previous Master's application in order to provide the required set of supporting documents if the department running the programme you wish to apply for permits you to do so; please see the Supporting Materials for Readmission Candidates page for full details.
You may reapply to your current college or specify an alternative choice.
- If you wish to stay at your current college, you must indicate this college as your preferred college on the form. You should first check that they accept applications for the programme that you are applying for. If they do not normally accept applications for the programme, you should contact your college office to discuss whether an exception is possible. If your college indicates that they would be willing to consider your application under these circumstances, please contact Graduate Admissions for further assistance with completing the admissions process.
- If you specify an alternative preferred college and you are unsuccessful, your application will be treated in the same way as all other applications and the University cannot guarantee that the college accepting you will be your current college.
Information in the Application Guide specifically relevant to the readmission form is highlighted in yellow, although you will also require instructions present in the remainder of the document to successfully complete your application.
Saïd Business School students
If you are currently undertaking a programme of study other than a taught MSc at the Saïd Business School, or you wish to undertake doctoral research based in the Saïd Business School you are not eligible to use the readmission form. If you are a current taught MSc student at SBS, you may apply for DPhil programmes in Oxford other than at SBS using the readmissions form.
Applicants interested in studying at the Saïd Business School should contact them directly.
The Humanities division has a wide range of resources and information for graduate students considering an application for a research programme at Oxford, available from the Humanities website.
Fee liability for continuing Oxford graduates
Current graduates who plan to continue their study at Oxford should be aware that if they reach their standard period of fee liability during the course of their research at Oxford, continuation fees may apply. Full details are available from the Fees and Funding website.