The Clarendon building, Sheldonian and History of Science museum at sunset
The Sheldonian Theatre
Credit: Hope Stockton / Graduate Photography Competition
Application Guide

Other supporting documents


Most courses do not require a CV (résumé), so you should only upload this where this is specified in the How to apply section of the relevant course page.  

Where a separate CV is required, it should be one or two pages in length and provide a summary of your recent achievements. It should provide details of your qualifications, any publications and any other experience relevant to your application. 

English language test score report/certificate

You are encouraged to provide English language test scores when you submit your application, but it is not compulsory.

If you have indicated on the 'Languages' tab of your application form that you intend to submit English language test results, a slot will become available on the 'Supporting Documents' tab for you to do so.

We accept test score documents in any of the following formats:

  • An official score report/certificate
  • A PDF version of your score report
  • A screenshot from the testing agency website, as long as your name, registration number and test scores are clearly visible.

The University checks IELTS and TOEFL results directly with test providers. For these tests, you can also nominate the University of Oxford as a test recipient when you sit your test.

If you provide Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE) results, you will be asked to supply your original test certificate if you are offered a place.

English language waiver evidence

If you are applying for an English language test waiver based on having completed a degree-level course taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of this if the institution was not in a majority English speaking country. If this is the case, a slot will become available on the 'Supporting Documents' tab for you to do so.

More information about language requirements and submitting test scores, can be found within this Application Guide.

Certificate of language proficiency

Some courses require evidence of proficiency in a language other than English, such as a Japanese language proficiency certificate. This should be uploaded to your application as a transcript.

GRE certificate

For a small number of courses, applicants are required or encouraged to submit GRE General Test scores. For other courses, they are not required.

If you have indicated on the 'Qualifications' tab of your application form that you are providing GRE scores with your application, you will see the 'GRE certificate' slot for uploading your GRE Test-taker Score Report. 

More information about providing GRE scores as part of your application can be found within this Application Guide.

Scholarship supporting statement

The 'Funding' tab of your application form may display one or more Oxford scholarships with an asterisk (*), which indicates that you must submit additional documentation in order to apply for them. Please first click on the link provided for each scholarship for more information and to check whether you are eligible. If you have ticked the box for a scholarship that requires additional documentation to be uploaded with your application, such as a supporting statement or questionnaire, you will see a slot for this on the 'Supporting Documents' tab.

More information about entering funding information in the application form  can be found within this Application Guide. You can find further guidance about funding on our Fees and funding pages.


A number of courses require applicants to submit a portfolio as part of an application. Some portfolio items, such as musical scores, can be uploaded to your application as written work in document format (PDF or .jpg).

Any music and video files (.mp3 or .mp4) should be submitted to Graduate Admissions via the document portal. It is not currently possible to upload these file types to the application form.

Instructions for how to send us your portfolio and what it should contain can be found on the relevant course page.

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