Academic competitions for schools and colleges | University of Oxford

Academic competitions for schools and colleges

Several colleges and departments of the University of Oxford run competitions which are open to students from schools and colleges.

Preparing an entry for one of these competitions is a valuable experience for academically motivated students so please do encourage your students to enter. There are also some exciting prizes to be won.

Competitions with up-coming deadlines:

College / Department

Competition

Target Group

Deadline for entries

Further details

Modern Languages

OGN Oxford German Olympiad

Pupils aged 9 and upwards15 March 2019, 12pmOGN Oxford German Olympiad

Modern Languages

Spanish Flash Fiction Competition

Everyone in Years 7-1331 March 2019, 12pmSpanish Flash Fiction Competition

Modern Languages

French Flash Fiction Competition

Everyone in Years 7-1331 March 2019, 12pmFrench Flash Fiction Competition

St Hilda's

Science Poetry Competition

Any student aged between 11 and 185 April 2019, midnightScience Poetry Competition

Hertford

Unsung Heroes of Science Video Competition

Anyone in the UK aged 16-18. You must enter in teams of two or three26 April 2019Unsung Heroes of Science

St Hugh's

The Mary Renault Classics Essay Prize

Any pupil who, at the closing date, has been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of not more than two years.26 July 2019, 5pmThe Mary Renault Prize

St Hugh's 

The Julia Wood History Essay Prize

Sixth Form pupils who have not been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of more than two years.26 July 2019, 5pmThe Julia Wood Prize

More competitions will be published here throughout the year.