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Your offer and contract

The information provided below is for applicants whose course will start in the 2018-19 academic year.

Shortlisted candidates will be told whether or not their application has been successful on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

By the end of January successful candidates will also receive an official offer from UCAS outlining any conditions you need to satisfy and any actions you need to take, together with any associated deadlines.

Your UCAS offer

Your UCAS offer constitutes your formal offer of a place at the University of Oxford. It will set out any conditions you need to make to have your place confirmed and will ask whether you wish to accept the offer of a place made to you. See the UCAS website for further information on replying to your offers.

If you accept the offer as your “Firm Choice” you will enter into a contract with the University. You will need to read the offer together with the following three documents, which will be available to download from the Your contract with the University page:

  1. the University’s Terms & Conditions 2018/19. This explains how your contract with the University works and what it contains, including key terms and your responsibilities.
  2. the Course Information Sheet 2018/19. This includes key information about the content of and fees for your course, and living costs in Oxford.
  3. the University Student Handbook 2016/17: Applicant edition for entry 2018/19. This contains essential information including matters relating to Welfare, Safety and Security, the Oxford University Student Union, Sports, Clubs and Recreation, Academic Support, Residence, Intellectual Property, Examinations, Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures and the University’s Complaints Process.

You should read the Terms and Conditions, Course Information Sheet and University Student Handbook carefully before you accept your offer as they set out the content of the contract you will be entering into with the University of Oxford. If you have queries about your offer, you should contact your college directly.

Your college contract

You will enter into a separate contract with your college and your college will provide you with any necessary information regarding your college contract. If you have any questions about your college contract you should contact your college directly.

Confirmation of your place

If you satisfy all the conditions of your offer, your Oxford offer will show as unconditional on UCAS track. Your college will contact you with further details, including a form you will need to complete for your University Card and which will ask you to confirm your intention to enrol at the University. You will be asked to complete and return this form as soon as possible as a condition of your enrolment.

Once you have a confirmed place, consult the University's information on arriving as a new student available from the Oxford Students website to assist you in answering any questions you might have before you arrive and in your first few weeks in Oxford. Your department and college will also send you all the information you need regarding their services and timetable ready for your arrival in Oxford.

Please note that if you do not meet the conditions of your offer by the deadlines set by UCAS, you will not be able to enrol at the University.


The University will consider complaints about any aspect of the undergraduate admissions process that relates to an irregularity in the procedure under which the application has been considered. For detailed information, please consult our complaints procedure.

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