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Oxford is an international university, and aims to support prospective applicants all over the world, both through events and online interaction.

We have a dedicated International Recruitment team, who are always happy to hear from teachers, counsellors and applicants from across the world. 

Webinars & Q&As for your students

We offer a series of webinars for students to learn more about all aspects of applying to and studying at Oxford. Followed by a Q&A session, the webinars will be hosted by a member of the international team and where possible, a current international student. Webinar topics include:

  • A general introduction to the University of Oxford, including making an application
  • Applying and colleges: A closer look at both the application process and our colleges
  • Student life and courses: An opportunity for students to learn more about the wide range of courses at Oxford, how we teach and what it’s like to be an Oxford student

If you would like to book any of these, please complete the registration form and we will contact you. Please note that where possible we encourage you to partner with nearby schools for these sessions in order to allow as many students as possible to access this information.

Suggested reading and resources

We have put together a range of suggested reading and resources to share with your students as they prepare their applications. These are arranged by course and are intended to give students an idea of the kind of material they might engage with at Oxford. Our digital resource hub supports online learning and exploration. These resources can help parents and teachers feed the curiosity of growing minds and inspire them to think broadly. 

We publish many articles on Medium about the University's current research that can give students a sense of how our academic research impacts upon society.

Oxplore is an innovative digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom.

Students can also enjoy an insight into what it's like to study at Oxford by exploring our free podcasts and videos. These include public lectures covering a wide range of subjects, plus teaching resources, interviews with leading academics, and more. You can watch and listen on your computer, or download files via our podcasts page.


You can find answers to the questions most frequently asked by counsellors and teachers in our advice section.  Similarly, our guide for applicants also has comprehensive information about all stages of the Oxford admissions process. If you have a query that is not covered here or in our applying to Oxford pages, please contact us.

Monthly international counsellors and teachers Q&As

This is your opportunity to ask questions of our international team. Run on a monthly basis, there are two time-slots to choose from according to your time-zone. Where possible, a current international student will also attend to answer any student-focussed questions you may have.

Register for our Q&As.

Counsellors' workshop webinar

This is an opportunity for a group of international counsellors to take part in an interactive workshop to delve more deeply into specific aspects of the application and selection processes. If you are interested in this, we recommend that you discuss this with colleagues from other schools (we recommend a minimum of 15 counsellors) and contact us with preferred dates and subject matter. Some examples are: applying to competitive institutions in the UK, preparing your students for interviews, what we look for in teachers' academic references, and de-mystifying the Oxford application process. We are also open to alternative topic suggestions.


James Brown, International Student Recruitment Manager

James Brown 

James leads the team and is primarily responsible for undergraduate recruitment across Asia and the Middle East & Gulf regions. Prior to working at Oxford, James managed student recruitment across most regions of the world at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), where he also gained his Master’s degree, as well as held roles as a country researcher in the UK Civil Service and in educational NGO's and schools across the Americas, Asia and New Zealand.

Alice McCallum, International Student Recruitment Officer

Alice McCallum

Alice is responsible for undergraduate recruitment across the Americas, with a particular focus on North America. Alice studied both her BA (Hons) and Master’s degrees at Oxford, in New College and Worcester College respectively. This combined with her professional experience in Admissions and Outreach at St Hugh’s College, and then Exeter College, both in Oxford, means that Alice has an excellent understanding of the University as a whole. 

Tom Trower, International Student Recruitment Officer

Tom Trower

Tom is responsible for undergraduate recruitment in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Tom studied at Loughborough University before moving to Zambia after graduating to work for an NGO in the country’s Western Province. Before joining Oxford’s Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach department, Tom worked as an outreach officer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and then at City, University of London, meaning he brings a wealth of international and admissions experience to the team.  

If you would like to get in touch with any of the team, we would be delighted to hear from you at