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.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 public health situation, St John’s College events are now suspended until further notice. We will provide updated details here if and when the situation changes, but for now it should be assumed that no events will be going ahead unless explicitly stated otherwise. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time, and if you have any questions, please get in touch using the options below.

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 often issue some preparatory reading in advance of our study days which will then form the basis of the seminars.

Our study days 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, and 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 visit St John’s to see for yourself what we are able to offer to our undergraduate students, so if it would be difficult for you to afford travel to Oxford, we may be able to help with a contribution towards your travel expenses. The support available will depend on the distance travelled, based on the shortest route between your home postcode and St John’s College; for more information on our Travel Awards click here.

Previous Study Days at St John's

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