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Applicant Self-Service Guide

Access and application status

Accessing your application

The University of Oxford’s Graduate Applicant Self Service tool allows you to manage your application once you have submitted it. The tool allows you to:

  • Identify whether your application is complete and find out what documents are still required
  • Upload any missing documents
  • Re-send notifications to your referees, edit their details or register new referees
  • Update your contact details
  • View your application documents
  • View the outcome of your application
  • Accept or decline offers
  • Access and download relevant documentation
  • Withdraw your application. 

You can access Graduate Applicant Self Service for submitted applications after you log in to the online application system:

Log in for self service

Viewing your submitted application

Once you reach the ‘My Applications’ screen, click on the ‘Self Service’ button next to the relevant application for access.

If your application has been processed, you can view a copy of the information originally submitted by you (ie before you made any changes in Self Service). To do this, click the ‘View Application PDF’ button. A PDF will be downloaded. You can print a copy of the PDF by clicking on File in the top left-hand corner of the document, then ‘Print’. If you want to view your supporting documents, please use the ‘Supporting Documents’ button.

Please note, if your application is not yet available, you will only be able to view a PDF of your application. 

Status of your application

You will be able to check whether your application is under review, incomplete or ready for assessment, as well as the status of your references.

To find out the current status of your application, scroll down the page to view the Status for your application(s). 

If your application becomes complete and ready for assessment, the final outcome of your application will be communicated to you via email and will also be shown in Self-Service.

If your application is incomplete at the final deadline for your course, or becomes complete after that final deadline, it will show as being incomplete. It is unlikely to be considered by the academic department; if they choose to do so, they will contact you for the missing materials.

How to withdraw your application

If you no longer wish your application to be considered or you will be unable to take up a place you have been offered, you can withdraw your application via Self-Service.

Click ‘Withdraw application’ and select one of the reasons offered. Once completed, you will receive an email to confirm that your application has been withdrawn. The relevant academic department and allocated college (if applicable) will be automatically notified of the withdrawal so you do not need to take any further action.

Please only withdraw your application if this is your final decision. It is not normally possible to make a second application to the same course for the same year.

It is not necessary to withdraw applications you have not submitted or notify us that you do not intend to submit. These will be deleted at the end of the following admissions cycle in accordance with our Postgraduate Applicant Privacy Policy.