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Step-by-step support

For the best free support with your Oxford application, follow the steps on this page.

1. Explore our digital prospectus

Designed to be explored alongside this site, our prospectus will give you a bite-sized and digestible first look at what Oxford offers its students.

2. Sign up to our Choosing Oxford newsletter

Choosing Oxford is our newsletter for prospective applicants.

After signing up, you will receive step-by-step support with applying, along with insights into student life. 

Sign up to Choosing Oxford

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3. Follow us on social media

Follow us on our social media channels to get the most up-to-date application information throughout the year, and hear from our students. 

4. Check out our calendar of outreach events 

Take a look at our calendar of events and programmes for opportunities to hear from staff and current students and to have your questions answered.

5. Come to an Open Day 

Open Days are one of the best ways to find out whether you might enjoy student life here and a perfect opportunity to ask questions.

6. Read our Guide for applicants

Our guide for applicants is essential reading for anyone serious about applying and includes lots of information about filling out UCAS forms, Oxford’s admissions tests and interview preparation.

7. View our Official Guide videos 

Take a look at our three video guides to find out more about about student life at Oxford, how to apply and ways to prepare for studying at Oxford. 

View our video guides

8. Check out our digital resource hub and subject resources for ideas on super-curricular study.

By this we mean, ways to enhance enjoyment of your chosen subject beyond the school curriculum.

This wider study will help you put in a strong application and may well give you some great content for your UCAS personal statement and help you prepare for an interview.

9. Have your questions answered via our FAQs or ask your own

Visit our FAQ pages.

10. Make sure your teachers have access to the information they need

If you are applying whilst still in education, we recommend asking the teacher supporting your application and writing your UCAS reference to sign up to About Oxford, our newsletter for teachers, so that they too are kept up to date with our admissions news.

Read previous editions of About Oxford