Studying at OxBridge As An International Student

studying at oxbridge university as an international student

Oxbridge is referring to both Oxford and Cambridge universities. Finding and securing admission to any of these universities is the equivalent of an elephant passing through the eye of a needle. They are two of the most adored and sought after prestigious universities in the world.

To apply to either university for admission, you will need to do so a year before the start of your school program. The competition to enter these two universities is fierce because the best from around the world fight against each other. Therefore, it is very clear, you will need to be at the top of your game to find a place in either of the reputable institutions of higher learning. To get a place, you will need to do well during the interview process.

The admission deadline for both universities are very strict and usually a few months to start your intended course of study for each academic year.

If you are going to consider either of these two universities, my best advice to you is this: contact us to get started with your applications as soon as possible. Preparing to enter either university calls for intensive subject preparation which may include; reading books, attending talks or conferences, online research, and much more.

Both universities have a fair admission policy which means all applicants are considered and decisions thoroughly and fairly made based on a combination of blocks that make up the application process. Like I said earlier, the competition is very fierce, and you will be competing with some of the best, refined and distilled brains from various countries in the world.

As there are various stages, there are also various deadlines to consider. Late applications will not be considered. To be considered, you will have completed your application including the academic reference and within the specified deadlines. This process applies to both UK, EU, and International students.

Some courses will require an entry test as part of the admission process, with 15th Oct being the application deadline, which in many cases is also the deadline for any tests to be taken. I am going to outline below the complete process, and it is very important you read and understand before making contact.

UCAS Application

UCAS applications are the same for all UK universities and institutions of higher learning. However, the submission deadline for Oxford University is on the 15th October. They simply have an earlier submission deadline than the others.

Perhaps, you already hold a degree from another university, your degree/certificates are not needed at this stage. You will be contacted to provide them at a later time or date provided you have been offered admission. We will only request them once you have been admitted.

Before your UCAS application is launched

Before you instruct us to engage with your UCAS application, there are a couple of things we would like you to consider post-application. In fact, there are three considerations here:

  1. You cannot apply to both Cambridge and Oxford Universities in the same academic year. So, choose the course you would like to study and bear in mind that you can only choose one subject or cause
  2. You can apply to Cambridge, 4 other universities or Oxford + 4 other universities and this is acceptable
  3. Understanding or knowing the full admission requirements for your specific chosen course of study is very important. This includes; grades and specific subjects accepted into the course.
  4. Speak to us about a specific college or university of interest or simply cast your application into an “open application”. With open applications, your admission is considered by a university or college with relatively fewer applications for the subject you intend to study.

UCAS applications require the following:

  1. Personal details and more importantly include your email address. This should be the email address you check constantly
  2. Educational background and qualifications achieved
  3. Personal Statement that tells the University why you want to study with them
  4. References – Your references are an important part of the admission process. Preferably, references are taken from past teachers/lecturers or advisers that may have known you for quite some time which means you need to consider the time such a person may take to get back to you. Allow them plenty of time to act as your reference while taking into consideration the deadline for your course.
  5. There is a UCAS fee to be paid to complete the admission process. Speak to us about this fee if you are an international student considering studying in the UK. We might be able to help you with the cost.

UCAS Admission Tests

For the majority of the courses on offer at Cambridge and Oxford universities, prospective students are required to take an entry test as part of the application process. However, this part of the recruitment drive does not pertain to UCAS and was never considered by UCAS.

Circumstances to consider

This section talks about disability and or personal circumstances you would like the university to know. This should be included in your personal statement or your teacher/adviser should be asked to include the information in your reference letter. You may also include other extenuating issues, there is always help for students with various health and or challenging conditions. The information is gathered solely to help you gain the most from your endeavours.



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