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US and Canada

The University of Oxford is currently home to more than 200 full-degree undergraduates from North America. We seek to recruit the most academically gifted students from the region.

Our students receive an intensive education, including our distinctive tutorials, and are taught by academic leaders in their field. Colleges provide multidisciplinary communities within which students are supported and intellectually challenged, and have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and many different countries.

Our activity in your area

The Student Recruitment Team visit North America in Spring and Fall to provide information, advice and guidance to students, parents and counsellors wishing to find out more about studying at our institution. For more information, click on the links below. Our activity in the region centres around delivering dedicated information sessions and attending college fairs. When available, we may also be able to make individual appointments or Skype presentations.


During the Spring 2018 tour, we will be visiting a number of schools along the east coast of the US and Canada, as well as working with schools in the Houston area.

Confirmed dates and locations for open events are currently as follows:

Thursday 5th April (6.00pm) - Viewpoint School, Calabasas, California, USA - Information Session for Students, Guidance Counselors and Parents/Carers: Booking now open
Friday 6th April (4.00pm - 5.00pm) - San Francisco, California, USA (Foyer of Westin Hotel, 335 Powell Street) - drop-in session for offer-holders and potential applicants: Booking not necessary, but expressions of interest can be sent to
Saturday 7th April and Sunday 8th April
 - Attendance at the University's Alumni Weekend in North America - San Francisco, California, USA
Wednesday 11th April (1.30pm - 3.00pm) - St Michael's University School, British Columbia, Canada - Session for Guidance Counselors/Teachers only: Booking now open
Wednesday 11th April (6.30pm - 8.00pm) - St Michael's University School, British Columbia, Canada - Information Session for Students and Parents/Carers: Booking now open
Thursday 12th April (7.00pm - 9.00pm) - Collingwood School, British Columbia, Canada: Booking now open
Friday 13th April (6.00pm refreshments, 6.30pm talk) - British International School of Houston, Texas, USA (in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen): Booking now open

Additional sessions in schools/colleges (particularly in San Francisco) may be organised soon. Please check this page again in mid-March if this is something which is of interest.

While we strongly encourage students to attend a talk provided by us, it may be possible to arrange an individual appointment while we are in the local area. Please email to register your interest in such a meeting if you are unable to attend one of the scheduled presentations.


Details of our 2018 Fall trip will be available later this year. It is likely that the itinerary will include time in Toronto, Montréal, Boston, New York, Washington DC and Salt Lake City.

International Teachers and Guidance Counsellors Webinar

The Student Recruitment Team run webinars for teachers and guidance counsellors throughout the year. We do not currently have any webinars scheduled, however if you would like to be notified of any upcoming webinars or other international events please sign up to our international teacher and guidance counsellor mailing list here.

Previous webinars:

Our previous webinars are still available to watch via YouTube, see details below.

Preparing your students for interviews at Oxford 

This webinar includes practical information on the Oxford interview process as well as advice about how you can support your students in preparing for interviews. 

University of Oxford Open Days

The University of Oxford holds major on-campus visit days (Open Days) each year in the summer and in September. The University Open Days are a great way to find out more about the University, its colleges and departments.

For more information about our open days and to find out if you need to register for events please visit our Open Days webpages.

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with the Student Recruitment Team, please email

The best way to find out more is to attend one of our information sessions. If you aren't able to attend a session, we might be able to meet you individually whilst we are in your city. Have a look at our tour dates and contact us at to register your interest and we will see what we can do.

We are always happy to hear from counsellors, students or parents who want to find out more about studying with us. We look forward to seeing you on our travels.

If you would like to hear more about the University and our activities, please sign up to our International Teachers and Counsellors' mail list.

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