Study Days at St John's offer high-achieving Year 12 students at non-selective state schools an opportunity to experience higher level study in their chosen subject.

Participants at our Study Days attend talks and workshops led by tutors, find out more about the course at Oxford and what tutors are looking for, and meet current St John's students. We offer both in-person events and virtual events. We often issue some preparatory reading in advance of our Study Days which will then form the basis of the seminars.

Our Study Days (both in-person and virtual) are often oversubscribed and selection is based on academic merit, using GCSE or National 5 performance. Participants must be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level or AAAAB/AAAAA in Scottish Highers (or equivalent). Where candidates from the Scottish system can offer Advanced Highers we would expect AA (for two subjects) or AAB (for three subjects). Places are generally limited to two per school/college, although larger establishments may be offered more places.

All Study Days are free of charge. 

In-person Study Days

In-person Study Days include a free lunch at St John’s. Pupils must make their own travel arrangements to and from Oxford. Please note that we are not able to provide parking facilities so pupils are encouraged to travel to Oxford by public transport.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to attend our event. If you are travelling to one of our Study Days in College we may be able to help with a contribution towards your travel expenses. The support available for travel will depend on the distance travelled, based on the shortest route between your home postcode and St John’s College.

Click here for information on our Travel Awards 

Virtual Study Days

If you are attending a virtual Study Day from your home working space we may be able to help by providing item(s) to support effective digital working. There are a range of digital support items available, and the item(s) you receive will depend on your personal requirements to work effectively from home.

Click here for information on our Digital Assistance Awards

Study Days 2021/22

More information regarding application for Study Days will be released at a later date.  

University-wide study days

Many other colleges and departments organise study days throughout the year. For a full-listing of events see Outreach Events.

Year 12 Study Days Gallery

" I enjoyed the day very much and would recommend others to try it! It was really fun meeting people who are as passionate about German as I am. I'm glad I had the chance to hear about what the Oxford students and professors/tutors had to say about their courses because it made the thought of studying there less daunting. " Year 12 participant on German Study Day in February 2016