Information for any students considering applying to Oxford University

Members of the Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach office, academic staff and current students from the University of Oxford will be visiting schools and colleges across Scotland in September 2017, to talk about the University, and to provide advice and encouragement to those considering an application.Please see details below of the activities happening.

Oxford Explained presentations

These sessions are mainly aimed at S5 and S6 students, but can also be helpful for younger years considering Oxford. We warmly encourage parents to attend too.

The Oxford Explained presentation covers all aspects of student life and the admissions process for Oxford, including course choice, the college system, tutorial teaching, admissions tests and interviews. We aim to leave students feeling much better informed about what applying to, and studying at, Oxford would involve, as well as to break down any misconceptions about Oxford that might deter students from making an application. The sessions will be delivered by Oxford Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach office staff supported by current students who will share their experiences.

  • Monday 4 September, Edinburgh: Venue tbc shortly
  • Monday 19 September, Glasgow: Venue tbc shortly
  • Thursday 28 September, Aberdeen: Venue tbc shortly

To register, please visit our Scotland Tour page at and fill in the form. We will contact you to confirm your booking, and also to send details of timings and the venue nearer to the date.

Interview Workshops

These sessions are suitable for S6 students who are planning on making an application to Oxford or Cambridge for 2018 (or deferred to 2019) entry and their teachers.

The Interview Workshop comprises a presentation focusing on what students should expect from and how to prepare for Oxford or Cambridge interviews, followed by an interactive session where students will have an opportunity to engage with a series of sample interview questions in groups. The sessions will be delivered by both Oxford and Cambridge staff, academic tutors from both universities as well as current students.

  • Thursday 31 August, Aberdeen: Harlaw Academy, 1.45pm-4.15pm
  • Friday 1 September,Glasgow: Shawlands Academy, 9.30am-12pm
  • Friday 1 September,Edinburgh: Balerno Community High School, 2.30pm-5pm

To book on to the interview workshops please go to: . Please note that booking closes at 8am on Thursday 17th August