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.
Institution code name “OXF”
Institution code “033”
Campus code “S”
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), AAAAB/AAAAA in Scottish Highers (if Advanced Highers are offered then AA for two subjects and AAB for three) 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.
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.
- Please send your written work to firstname.lastname@example.org
When we have received an application we will consider your GCSE and National 5 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
30 September 2022
Deadline for registration for admissions test. Other rules apply for LNAT (see link)
15 October 2022
UCAS Deadline for UK, European & other overseas applications
15 October 2022
Last day on which the LNAT test may be taken
25 October 2022
Acknowledgement e-mails for all subjects other than Law, BMS and Medicine were sent today.
For a list of test dates and further information about tests, please see:
10 November 2022
Deadline for sample written work to arrive
Interview period. Interviews will take place remotely this year and will take place in early and mid-December. Please check the University website for updates.
Decisions will be sent out by email on 10 January
- Sarah Jones, Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Sarah is the contact for individual application enquiries, interviews and Open Days.
- Access and Outreach Office
Contact us for school and college events, and group visits to Oxford.
You can find more information on these pages of the University website: