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


Target Group

Deadline for entries

Further details

Christ Church

Tower Poetry Competition

Anyone aged 16-18 in education in the UK on the closing date2 March 2020Tower Poetry Competition

Medieval and Modern Languages

Oxford German Olympiad

Learners of German from aged 9-18. Pupils who would like to discover German from scratch.12 noon, Friday 13 March 2020Oxford German Olympiad

More competitions will be published here throughout the year.