Interior of the Divinity School
Interior of the Divinity School
Credit: Whitaker Studio. This image comes from Oxford University Images

Welcome to the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford seeks to achieve and sustain excellence in teaching and research, and enrich the international community through the fruits of its research. 

We hope that our site on iTunes U helps to bring this activity to life, and that you enjoy viewing the wealth of material available on it. We will be keeping this site regularly updated with new audio and video podcasts so please do visit again.

To find out more about applying to the University, our opportunities for continuing education or our fundraising Campaign, please visit the links below.

Undergraduate Admissions

Visit our admissions pages to find out more about studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford. Read about the world-renowned tutorial system at the heart of learning here, and the wealth of resources available to students. Find out about the different courses available, the entrance requirements and how you can apply. There is specific information for international students and mature students, guidance for parents and teachers, and details about funding, including generous financial support.

Lifelong Learning

Join the thousands of people who participate each year in our range of face-to-face and online programmes for professional development and personal enrichment.

iTunes U and the Department's media webpage offer unique access to an increasing number of our presentations, programmes, research interests and guest lectures. You can listen and view online or download to a mobile device.

We are committed to extending the global reach of the University of Oxford, working with colleagues across the University. Global audiences engage with the University through the Department's rich diversity of web-based programmes, summer schools, short courses, evening and weekend classes, and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate-level programmes. Courses are taught flexibly, often with short periods of intensive study, thereby attracting students who might not otherwise be able to study full-time at Oxford.  To learn more visit our website: Department for Continuing Education 

The Campaign for the University of Oxford

In May 2008, the University of Oxford launched the biggest fundraising campaign in European history. It is a high profile international effort centred on Oxford’s overall academic priorities to transform the University for many generations to come, with three main goals:

  • To attract and support the very best students, irrespective of their financial situation.
  • To invest in academic posts and programmes, securing permanent posts and research funding to attract and retain the world’s finest academics.
  • To provide the buildings and infrastructure to support some of the world’s most advanced research centres and teaching facilities and to preserve the unique spirit of the Colleges and University of Oxford.

Visit the Campaign website


Oxford has an alumni body consisting of more than 170,000 individuals around the world, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe. Our alumni relations programme aims to foster alumni involvement with Oxford by encouraging intellectual and emotional ties between this community and their institution by providing a range of events, benefits and services from exclusive academic speaker events to professional development opportunities.

Visit the Alumni website

iTunes U

The University's site on iTunes U features free audio and video podcasts about all aspects of the University. These podcasts can be listened to or viewed online or downloaded to a mobile device such as an mp3 player. Highlights include lectures by, and interviews with, senior academics, and podcasts about how to apply to the University. New podcasts will be added regularly; so keep visiting!

Find out more about our iTunes U channel

Get involved

You don't have to be a student to get involved with the University of Oxford. Find out more about helping our research, visiting our beautiful buildings and world-famous museums, and attending some of our lectures and other events.

Find out how to get involved

News Office

Visit our news page to read about the latest discoveries, research and developments at Oxford University.