Choral award application form 2019/20 entry | University of Oxford

Choral award application form 2019/20 entry

Thank you for submitting your choral award application for 2019/20.

Please note that you will not receive an immediate automatic acknowledgement of receipt by email. We will email you within a few days of the deadline (at the latest), once we have processed all applications received on time. You should monitor your inbox and spam folders to ensure that you do not miss correspondence from us.

This page summarises the next steps of the choral award selection procedure. You may like to print this information or save the page web address for reference.

Completing your application


If you have not already done so, you must ensure that your reference has been sent to your first-choice college of preference. Your application will not be considered with just the application form alone.

Audition timetable

The auditions in Oxford take place on 17 - 19 September 2018. You will receive details of the timetable about 10 days beforehand, and should expect to stay in the college of your first preference. Precise details of additional meetings and auditions will be given to you in Oxford. For further details of what you will be asked to do at the auditions, please see the main choral awards page. Your chosen prepared piece should be of no more than five minutes’ duration.

Academic assessment and results

It is important to understand that your choral audition is only the first part of your application to study at Oxford, and that crucially you will be required to join the gathered field of candidates applying in October and potentially attending interview in December. For this reason, the University cannot confirm a choral award until the whole process has been completed. What happens immediately following the choral audition is that you will be informed by email that you fall into one of three categories: (1) you have been retained as a choral award candidate at your first-choice college; (2) you have been retained as a choral award candidate by a lower-choice college (which will be specified); or (3) you are no longer under active consideration as a choral award candidate.

If you receive either the first or second email, you should name the college which has retained you as a choral award candidate as your choice of college on your UCAS application.  You will have to take any written test(s) and submit any written work as required for your subject of choice.

The deadline for the UCAS application is 6pm on 15 October 2018.

If you are no longer being considered as a choral award candidate, you can of course still make an application through UCAS for an academic place at Oxford without the option of a choral award. This application will be treated entirely independently - any information you submitted as part of your choral award application will not be taken into account.

Further information

If you have any questions about the choral award application process, please contact us by email (

For full guidance on the undergraduate admissions process, please refer to our Applying to Oxford pages.  If you have questions about this process, you can submit a question at or call +44 (0)1865 288000.

More information about music at Oxford is available on the Music Faculty's website.