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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


Target Group

Deadline for entries

Further details

Oxford German NetworkOxford German Olympiad 2021UK resident students aged 9-18, who do not need to be studying German. 12 noon, Thursday 11 March 2021Oxford German Olympiad 2021
English FacultyContagion Cabaret competitionAll GCSE and A-Level state school pupils5pm, Monday 19th April 2021Contagion Cabaret Competition
Hertford CollegeUnsung Heroes of ScienceAnyone aged 16-18.11.59pm (BST), Friday 30th April 2021Unsung Heroes of Science
Department of Computer Science and Faculty of PhilosophyUK 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 NovemberUK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

More competitions will be published here throughout the year.