Making an Application

The admissions process to the University of Oxford is uniform across all colleges, with college tutors in each subject making judgements and decisions based on a commonly agreed set of subject-specific criteria.

The tutors at Christ Church admit students solely on the basis of their academic abilities and potential, assessing achievement in the light of individual circumstances. We invest a great deal of time and effort into the selection of our students, and each applicant to Christ Church can expect his or her application to be considered very carefully.

We seek to admit the students who are best suited to the courses we offer and the way in which we teach them. Our tutors have to make very fine distinctions amongst many, very well-qualified applicants, which means they take into account all the information available to them. Your academic record and personal statement are important to us, as is the reference written by your teachers. Alongside evidence of a high level of achievement in examinations, we expect our candidates to have read widely around their subjects of interest, outside their school or college curriculum. You may also be required to submit written work or sit a written test for some subjects.

Although many of our successful candidates pursue interests outside their academic studies, extracurricular activities unrelated to your subject do not form part of our selection criteria or selection process.

Specific details and requirements relating to the admissions process may change from time to time, so you are encouraged to check the University’s admissions web pages for the most up-to-date information: www.admissions.ox.ac.uk.