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Academic competitions for schools and colleges

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

Further details

Hertford College

Unsung Heroes of Science

16-18 year olds from around the world, in teams of 1, 2 or 316 May 2022

Unsung Heroes of Science

Keble College

Theology Essay Competition

School students within two years of entering university10 June 2022

Theology Essay Competition

Institute of Physics

Quantum on the Clock

Students in the UK and Ireland, in their final two years of pre-university education8 July 2022

Quantum on the Clock

More competitions will be published here throughout the year.