For offer holders

Congratulations on your conditional Oxford offer! We are very excited to welcome you to St John’s College, and we have put together this webpage to support you as you prepare for your Oxford journey.

Your conditional offer and coronavirus

We recognise that the coronavirus has caused a lot of upheaval in your school and home life. The University of Oxford provides detailed advice for offer-holders on its website here; we recommend checking this page for answers to commonly asked questions.

Results Week 

If you have met your offer then all you need to do is sit back and await further communications from the College. Please note that you do not need to apply for accommodation as this will be arranged for you by the Domestic Office.

If there are problems with your results, please feel free to get in touch with Sarah Jones at:  or by telephone at 01865 277317 (lines will be open from 9am until 5pm on Tuesday 10th August and Wednesday 11th August).

Subject-specific guidance

Click on your subject(s) below to access resources prepared by our subject tutors, which will help you prepare to start your course at Oxford. You can also find the University’s recommended reading lists here.

If you have forgotten the password to your page, please email

Keep checking back over the next few months, as we will continually be adding more resources to these pages!

Study skills for incoming undergraduates

As an Oxford student, you have many great opportunities ahead, but studying here can also be very challenging. To help you prepare for this, we have put together some resources that will help you develop your study skills before you start at Oxford, no matter your subject.

Mentoring for offer holders

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new mentoring scheme for our offer holders!

Current offer holders can be put in touch with a Student Ambassador currently studying their subject, or who has similar interests or a similar background. We hope that this will give our offer holders a greater insight into what to expect once they arrive at St John’s, as well as being able to answer any questions they might have prior to joining us at St John’s in a few months’ time. 

If you are currently holding an offer for St John’s and would like to be put in touch with one of our Student Ambassadors so that you can ask questions about your subject, or the College in general, please send an email to our Admissions Officer Sarah Jones at

Virtual Tour of Oxford

This visually stunning interactive map created by the Chemistry department allows you to explore Oxford – both the city and the university – via 360 degree panoramic photographs. Take some time to get familiar with the city before arriving by clicking the link below.