Oxford is what you make it


As well as a world-class education, Oxford University offers such a huge range of opportunities that how you spend your student life here is pretty much up to you. There really is no typical Oxford student and no single experience at our University. Staff and students come from all kinds of backgrounds but what they do share is a love of learning. We believe this helps to make Oxford one of the most exciting learning environments anywhere. We hope you enjoy exploring our prospectus and that it helps you decide whether Oxford could be the place for you. 

I think the biggest myth is that every Oxford student fits a particular stereotype… the Oxford experience is truly what you make of it, and it is important to know that you can do whatever you want, and still be accepted for it.


I have met some amazing people at Oxford and my time here would not have been the same without them.


Go for it! If you’re from an ethnic, racial, religious minority or if you come from a low income household – don’t be intimidated.


Discover what learning is like at Oxford.

Find out about our personalised learning, inspiring courses and perfect study places as well as how to prepare for your future. Oxford offers expert teaching, world-changing research and amazing study resources - everything you'll need to learn.

Feel part of the world, part of our city and part of your college community.

As an Oxford student, you will be part of a global academic community. You will also have your own college offering you a welcoming and safe environment and a fun city on your doorstep.

Who says Oxford students don't have time for fun?

At Oxford, you'll have the chance to get involved in music, journalism, sport, campaigning, volunteering, film, theatre and much more.

Let us help you prepare to make the best application you can.

Oxford runs thousands of free events and programmes every year to help you find out more about student life here and to give plenty of advice and guidance about how to apply.

Did you know that around 1 in 4 UK undergraduate students here currently receives a bursary from the University?

Going to university is expensive, but Oxford is committed to ensuring that no one who is offered a place is unable to study here for financial reasons.

Sign up to our Choosing Oxford newsletter for all the latest information about applying to Oxford.

For further details on applying or on any aspect of student life at Oxford, please visit our undergraduate admissions website.

Our final Open Day of 2022 was on Friday 16 September. For further information about visiting Oxford, please visit our website

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Oxford city skyline including the Radcliffe Camera, University Church spire and All Souls College
Oxford city skyline
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