Three students walking in front of Biochemistry building
Three students walking


This year we have decided to go paperless and not to print a prospectus but instead to create a digital and dynamic online version. Designed to be explored alongside this site, our prospectus website will give you a bite-sized and digestible first look at what Oxford offers its students. If you are trying to decide if you might enjoy undergraduate study here, then here are a few suggestions:

You can read previous editions of our Choosing Oxford newsletter online:

Don’t forget also to look at our calendar of online events and programmes for opportunities to hear from staff and current students and to have your questions answered.

The admissions process for 2022 is expected to run to the usual timeline with any changes due to COVID-19 highlighted in our applicant guide. For information about studying, researching, working and living in Oxford in the 2020-21 academic year, please see the University’s COVID-19 RESPONSE website.

Please be aware that print publications are only accurate at the time of publication.  You can find the most up-to date information about our application process in our Applying to Oxford section, as well as information on each of the courses we offer, and their individual requirements on our course pages

Your guide to Oxford interviews

Interviews guide front cover

For courses starting in October 2022, all admissions interviews will be online. The advice in the interview guide is still valid for online interviews.

You can download an accessible PDF of our Guide to Oxford Interviews below. This summary of our interview process explains what to expect and the part interviews play in the selection procedure. You may also like to see sample questions and videos of mock interviews on our interviews page.

PDF iconYour Guide to Oxford Interviews


A families' guide: supporting an Oxford applicant

You can download an accessible PDF of our Families' Guide below. It provides information about Oxford for anyone who is encouraging a student to make an application to the University, and who will be supporting them through the application process and beyond.

PDF iconA Families' Guide: supporting an Oxford applicant

You can also download our guide for families in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi or Urdu

An American student's guide to undergraduate study at Oxford

Guide for US students 2017

This guide provides information about studying an undergraduate degree at Oxford as a US student.

PDF iconAn American student's guide to undergraduate study at Oxford

PDF iconAn American student's guide to undergraduate study at Oxford (high contrast)