Applying to Oxford

Application to an undergraduate course at the University of Oxford takes place between 1 September and 15 October each year, for places beginning the following autumn. To apply you must complete a UCAS form. You can find our full guide to applying to St John’s on the college’s website. The University also provides helpful guidance for the application process. There is detailed information available on the following topics:

If you’re looking for application advice from students who have been through the process themselves, you can find the Alternative Prospectus here–this is put together by current St John’s students for prospective students like you!

Candidates’ News

For all those applying to St John’s we have a dedicated page for news and updates which we hope you will find useful during the application process. So, if you are apply to us remember to check out Candidates’ News.

Choosing Oxford

Are you thinking of applying for undergraduate study at Oxford or supporting someone who is?

Choosing Oxford is the new newsletter from Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach. Sign up for all the latest information about applying to Oxford, news on undergraduate admissions, events and other opportunities from Oxford University.

Official Video Guides

Books & Guides

Below are listed the best-selling books from Amazon in the category ‘Oxford and Cambridge admissions tests’. Please note that these are not recommendations, merely a selection of what is available.

Passing Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Professor Povey’s Perplexing Problems

The Thinking Skills Assessment Guidebook

Complete Oxford PAT Guide Part I

Complete Oxford PAT Guide Part II