St John's College Oxford
To apply you must complete a UCAS form.

On your UCAS form you can either select a college of preference or make an ‘open' application, where a college is selected for you. Have a look around this website to discover what St John's has to offer. If you have any queries please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Officer.

UCAS Form
Institution code name “OXF”
Institution code “033”
Campus code “S”

Application guidelines

We are happy to accept applications from students studying A Levels, the International Baccalaureate or any equivalent qualifications. Our standard offer ranges from AAA to A*A*A at A Level (please check exact A Level requirements for your subject) or 38-40 or higher (including the bonus points) in the IB, then you are in position to make a competitive application. If you are applying with non-UK qualifications please check the International Qualifications page on the Oxford University website.

For some subjects you will be asked to submit copies of written work and/or sit a test. Find out more about application requirements on the Courses page on the Oxford University website. 

Written work

Where possible we ask that the written work be marked by your teacher as part of your normal schoolwork. If you do not have anything suitable, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Officer to discuss alternatives. We would also ask the following:

  • Please check the Written work requirements for your subject on the Oxford University website.
  • Please remember to keep a copy for your reference.
  • We will ask for written work to be sent electronically. We will provide a dedicated email address in the email that will be sent to acknowledge your application.
  • Written work is to be sent in the form of a PDF file for each piece of work. Each piece must contain a coversheet. Please do not send individual pages as separate files. JPEG of JIFF images are not acceptable.

When we have received an application we will consider your GCSE and AS achievements (or their equivalent) and your predicted grades. However, we are interested in potential as well as achievement, so don't feel you must have perfect grades to make an application. If you have good grades and a strong personal statement and reference on your UCAS form and a good pre-interview test score (where appropriate), we may invite you for an interview in December. 

We are happy to receive international applications. Note that non-native speakers of English must meet the University's English language requirements. Find out about English language requirements on the Oxford University website.

Choral and organ scholarships

St John’s does not participate in either the choral or organ trials organised by the University. It makes awards of choral and organ scholarships from within the student body of the College. We welcome applications in Hilary term from existing undergraduates and graduates, who have had opportunities to experience and evaluate the level of commitment involved in Chapel choir activities. For further information, see the Grants, prizes and scholarships page.

Key dates for applicants

15 October 2017
UCAS Deadline for UK, European & other overseas applications

20 October 2017
Last day on which the LNAT test may be taken

23 October 2017
All acknowledgement emails sent

First week of November 2017
Other pre-interview tests to be sat in schools/colleges or approved centres 

3 November 2017
Fine Art portfolios must reach the Ruskin School by 6pm GMT

10 November 2017
Deadline for sample written work to arrive

3-13 December 2017
Interview period

8 January 2018
Admissions Office reopens after the holidays

10 January 2018
Decisions will be sent out by email at 1pm on 10 January.

Admissions Team

  • Dr Ellie Clewlow, Academic Dean
  • Sarah Jones, Undergraduate Admissions Officer
    Sarah is the contact for individual application enquiries, interviews and Open Days.
  • Katherine Fender, Access and Outreach Officer
    Katherine is the contact for school and college events, and group visits to Oxford.
  • Ruth MacDonald, Admissions and Outreach Assistant

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