Several colleges and departments of the University of Oxford run competitions which are open to students from schools and colleges.
Preparing an entry for one of these competitions is a valuable experience for academically motivated students, so please do encourage your students to enter. There are also some exciting prizes to be won.
Competitions with up-coming deadlines:
College / Department
Deadline for entries
|Hertford College||Unsung Heroes of Science||Anyone aged 16-18.||11.59pm (UK time), Friday 30th April 2021||Unsung Heroes of Science|
|Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and Faculty of Classics||2021 Creative Writing Competition||Anyone aged 14-18 (or in Years 9-13, or equivalent)||6pm (UK time) on Thursday 27 May 2021||Creative Writing Competition 2021|
|Keble College||Theology & Religion Essay Competition||Any school student within two years of entering university (in the UK, Year 12 or 13, or equivalent)||Friday 4 June 2021||Theology & Religion Essay Competition|
|Oriel College||Lloyd Davies Philosophy Essay Prize||Students in Year 12 (or equivalent)||12 noon, Monday 21 June 2021||Lloyd Davies Philosophy Essay Prize|
|Oxford German Network||German Classic 2021||UK resident students aged 16-18, beginning their final year of full-time study at a secondary school in the UK in September 2021. Students must have a GCSE or equivalent in German.||12 noon, Wednesday 15 September 2021||German Classic 2021|
|Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Philosophy||UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge|
UK students in Years 2-13 (or equivalent)
|You must register your school by October. The Challenge will take place in November||UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge|
|Faculty of Classics||The David Raeburn Prize|
Any participant aged 11-18 (or Years 7-13 or equivalent)
|6pm, Thursday 2 December 2021||The David Raeburn Prize|
More competitions will be published here throughout the year.