Information for teachers

All Oxford colleges have signed up to a Common Framework on Admissions which means each course at every college has the same application criteria and process.

To help provide students with the right kind of support we encourage teachers to sign up to our comprehensive e-guide which helpfully includes information about all aspects of the application process and how you can support your students through each stage. An application timeline is available to help you keep track of key dates. Guidlines for administering Oxford tests are also available for schools and teachers. 

Deadlines and Submissions

Our UCAS application deadline is 15 October and earlier than other universities. This is also the date by which students will need to have their test candidate entry number if the course requires them to sit an admissions test. Admissions tests are not required for every subject, so it is important to check this before 15 October. Some courses will also require written work; this must be submitted to the college processing your application before the deadline. Please check the subject area’s requirements for more information.

You can find out more about the Oxford admissions process on the University of Oxford website or by contacting our Outreach Officer.

Supporting your Students

Because the university recognises the key role that teachers and career advisers play in encouraging students to consider their options and make informed decisions, we also run regional teacher conferences. During these conferences we welcome the chance to talk with teachers and advisers about supporting your students through all aspects of considering, and applying to, Oxford. Sign up to attend the next conference in your region.

We understand that attending conferences is not always possible and as such have produced a series of videos to help both students and teachers navigate the Oxford Application system. There is a variety of other online resources aimed at students and teachers. You can find links and support here.

Our Outreach Officer is also available for school visits and can offer in person advice and information to teachers who have a role in guiding students to make applications to Oxford and other universities. Please make contact to book a talk with your teachers.