Canada Undergraduate Recruitment Tour | University of Oxford

Canada Undergraduate Recruitment Tour

The University of Oxford holds undergraduate study information sessions in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver each Spring.


This annual tour aims to provide information, advice and guidance to college counsellors, students and parents about opportunities to study undergraduate programmes at the University of Oxford.

*Please note that sessions on this tour only include information on undergraduate study at the University of Oxford. Canadian students interested in postgraduate programmes at Oxford should see our website for further information on applying to graduate school.*

In 2016, we ran open information sessions in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, each hosted by a local high school:

Tuesday 19 April 2016, Toronto, University of Toronto Schools, 19:00-20:30

Wednesday 20 April 2016, Montreal, Marianopolis College, 19:00-20:30

Saturday 23 April 2016, Vancouver, Collingwood School, 14:00-15:30

Each year sessions are intended for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students, their parents and college counsellors and are free to attend. The session covers applying to university in the UK and Oxford specifically, entrance requirements, and how to make a competitive application.

The sessions are delivered by Dr Eleanor Parker, Student Recruitment Officer with special responsibility for North America. Dr Parker has worked in Higher Education in the UK for a number of years, both as a student recruitment professional and as Lecturer in Italian at numerous Oxford colleges, including her current role at St Anne's College, University of Oxford.

Study in the UK

Students wishing to do an undergraduate degree in the UK apply to study a specific degree (for example, History and Politics); so from the outset of the programme they only study the subject(s) that they are passionate about. UK universities do not generally offer a core curriculum and there are no general education requirements, so humanities students do not have to do science courses and vice versa.

Studying in the UK is good value for money and there are opportunities to study subjects such as Law or Medicine at undergraduate level. If you would like to find out more about studying in the UK please visit the UCAS website. (UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, which processes all applications for undergraduate study at UK universities.)

The University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is world-renowned for outstanding teaching and research. As the oldest English-speaking university in the world, Oxford has long attracted and recruited the brightest students to its beautiful city. Alumni include Lester B. Pearson, scientist Sir Stephen Hawking and author Philip Pullman.

We are a collegiate university, allowing students to be part of a close-knit academic and social community. International students from around 140 countries make up 17% of our undergraduate student body. One prestigious opportunity for students wishing to start a second undergraduate degree or Masters course is the Rhodes Scholarship. Each year, 11 Canadian citizens become Rhodes Scholars and take degree courses at Oxford University.

We offer a focused set of around 250 degree programmes in traditional academic areas. Details of these can be found in our undergraduate courses section. Course areas include arts, humanities, sciences and medicine.

Entrance to Oxford is exceedingly competitive and the academic entrance requirements for students studying in Canada can be found in our international qualifications section.