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

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

Modern Languages

Oxford German Network’s German Classic Prize

Pupils who will be in their final year of full-time study at a UK secondary school in September 2019.11 September 2019, 12pmGerman Classic Prize

Oxford Scientist

Oxford Scientist Schools Writing Competition

All UK school students in Years 11-13 or equivalent18 October 2019Oxford Scientist Schools Writing Competition

More competitions will be published here throughout the year.