If you can't come and visit us in person, why try our DIY visit?

Even if you’re not able to visit St John’s in-person, or attend one of our virtual outreach sessions, you can still access much of our support independently. The Access & Admissions team have created a set of videos introducing student life at the university and offering guidance on the application process and admissions tests. This is aimed at current Year 12 and 13 students.

We’ve broken this DIY visit into five simple stages. 

Stage 1: Oxford Explained

This talk focuses on introducing pupils to the University of Oxford, the courses and societies it has to offer and the application process. It includes information on financial support available at the university, the practicalities of picking a course and a college, and illustrates practical ways in which pupils can engage with their subjects outside the classroom.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be some changes to the undergraduate admissions tests timeline in the Autumn of 2022. You can check the University of Oxford admissions tests information here, for up to date information. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions about these dates, please email access@sjc.ox.ac.uk, and we will be happy to help.

The Updated Admissions Tests Timeline, 2022

Registration opens (LNAT only): 1st August 2022

Registration opens (for all tests apart from the LNAT): 1st September 2022

Deadline for test registration (LNAT only): 15th September 2022

Deadline for test registration: (for all tests apart from the LNAT): 30th September 2022

Deadline to submit UCAS form: 6pm on October 15th 2022 (please note, this is a Saturday)

Test date (LNAT): There are multiple dates for the LNAT – this can be taken between 1st September and 15th October 2022

Test date (BMAT): Tuesday 18th October 2022 – please note, the University of Oxford will not accept BMAT results from any sitting other than the October one

Test date (all other tests): Wednesday 2nd November

Oxford Admissions Tests 2022

Please find a list of the Oxford Admissions Tests, and links to these pages, below:

Stage 2: How to apply

This video offers a simple step-by-step guide to Oxford admissions and completing your UCAS application. Watch to find helpful tips to ensure your application runs smoothly, including the key dates for admissions tests and the deadline for submitting your UCAS application. 

Stage 2a: Admissions Test – why and how?

Why does Oxford use admissions tests? When do I have to register by and when do I take the test? You can find all the answers in this video that deals with test requirements, how to register, how to prepare and much more. There’s also a section on what to do if you encounter any problems.

Stage 2b: Key Dates

If you are applying to either Oxford or Cambridge Universities, the deadline for submitting your UCAS application form is 6pm on the 15th October.

The last date for registration for admissions tests is 15th October (except LNAT).

This year (2021) the admission tests (except LNAT) will be held on either the 3rd or 4th November.

If your subject requires you to submit written work this must be sent by the 10th November.

Invitations to interview are normally sent out between late November and early December. Interviews (2021) will be held online from 6th to 20th December.

Offers are normally sent out in mid-January.

Stage 3: Chat to current students

Questions for a current St John’s student? If you’re in Y12 or 13 you can use our Ambassador Platform to ask any questions you might have about life at Oxford! You can also chat to our Access Officer, our Admissions Officer, or just view answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Follow the link below to access our secure chat platform.

https://sjcinspire.com/the-ambassador-platform/

Stage 4: Explore St John’s

There are two ways you can explore our facilities here at St John’s.

Click here to explore an interactive map of the College.

You can also explore our quads, old library and chapel here

Stage 5: Explore Further

Digital Prospectus

Browse the University of Oxford’s first digital prospectus.

Inspire Digital

Our online resource platform for secondary school pupils. Inspire Digital is an interactive resource, with new material, hints and solutions to the questions posted on a regular basis.

St John’s College Super-curricular Resources

Students are welcome to browse our extensive range of super-curricular resources and programmes.

Oxplore

Oxplore is an engaging digital resource from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’, it aims to challenge those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and reflect the kind of critical thinking students undertake at university.

Springboard Videos

Discover your new favourite topic with our Springboard videos, bringing you cutting-edge research from Oxford’s graduate students on topics from climate change and colonialism to microbiomes and mathematical logic. These videos are intended for school pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13. Each offers an introduction to a new topic, plus lots of activities and further resources to explore.

Virtual Tour of Oxford

An excellent resource created by the Chemistry department where students who are unable to visit Oxford can get familiar with the ins and outs of the city and colleges.

More outreach events

See how else Oxford can support can support your application by looking at the Oxford Outreach Calendar. 

Contacts

For further information, or if you have any specific questions about St John’s College, admissions or welfare and disability support the college offers please use the contacts listed below:

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