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Guide to Get Admission at Oxford, A Legendary Institute!

Oxford is without a doubt one of the best educational institute that has been rendering its service for centuries. But why do I call Oxford “Legendary”, there are many other universities that are even ranked higher like Cambridge. Of all the best ranked institutes, Oxford has its own place among scholars and students. Its name doesn’t need a RANK to define its value. Oxford is above that. Today, Cambridge may be ranked higher than Oxford but did you know Cambridge itself was founded Oxford alumni. If I am to praise Oxford, I would just say, “Oxford is Oxford”. It also has one of the most beautiful university campus in the world. Don’t believe me? Here see Most Beautiful University Campuses Around the World

It is a Collegiate research institute located in the city also named Oxford in England.  Oxford is an Educational Institute established in 1096 AD and gained rapid fame from 1167 AD. Oxford has always been on top of all Educational Institute all over the world. They have almost every educational course or field of study possible and have a very long list of it. Their real purpose is to spread quality education as much as they can. Click the picture to enlarge.


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Successful Alumni of Oxford

University of Oxford has educated many of the iconic figures over the centuries. It alumni always prove themselves better and stronger than the others. Even at present Oxford graduates can be found at most successful positions in every field whether it is business, military, politics or science. 58 Nobel prizes have awarded to people to studied or taught at Oxford. Following are just some of the most notable Oxford alumni.

·         Five Prime Ministers of Pakistan

                           1.  Liaquat Ali Khan,

                           2.  Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

                           3.  Sir Feroz Khan Noon

                           4.  Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

                           5.  Benazir Bhutto

·         Twenty Seven British Prime Ministers,

·         Two Prime Ministers of India,

·         Two Prime Ministers of Canada

·         One Prime Minister of Ceylon

·         One Prime Minister of Thailand

·         President of the United States, Bill Clinton

·         Over Thirty international leaders,

·         Twelve Lord Chancellors

·         Nine Lord Chief Justices

·         Twenty Two Law Lords

·         Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

·         Eleven winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry,

·         Five winners of the Nobel Prize in physics and

·         Sixteen winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine

·         Albert Einstein

·         Stephen Hawking


SEE ALSO: Why Cambridge University Has Always Been World Elite Educational Institute

Colleges in Oxford

Oxford’s colleges and halls are educational communities, where students meet their student fellows from all around the world and fulfill their academic duties. Oxford University has 43 multidisciplinary colleges and halls. Eight of these colleges are specified just for Graduate students.


1.     All Souls

2.    Balliol College

3.    Blackfriars

4.    Brasenose College

5.    Campion Hall (GS)

6.    Christ Church

7.    Corpus Christi College

8.    Exeter College

9.    Green Templeton College (GS)

10.  Harris Manchester College

11.  Jesus College

12.  Keble College

13.  Kellogg College (GS)

14.  Lady Margaret Hall

15.  Linacre College (GS)

16.  Lincoln College

17.  New College

18.  Nuffield College (GS)

19.  Magdalen College

20. Mansfield College

21.  Merton College

22. Oriel College

23. Pembroke College

24. The Queen's College

25. Regent's Park College

26. Somerville College

27. St Anne's College

28. St Antony's College (GS)

29. St Benet's Hall

30. St Catherine's College

31.  St Cross College (GS)

32. St Edmund Hall

33. St Hilda's College

34. St Hugh's College

35. St John's College

36. St Peter's College

37. Trinity College

38. University College

39. Wadham College

40. Wolfson College (GS)

41.  Worcester College

42. St Stephen's House

43. Wycliffe Hall

Cost of Studying at Oxford

Being a legendary and iconic institute, Oxford is not very easy to get into. First of all because their merit and competition is very tough and then their Fees is also not very economical. Following is a table that shows study cost at Oxford which I got from their official website. This table doesn’t include the fees of Clinical Medicine and its fees will be a lot higher. They can give admission to only 14 overseas students in medical because of government-imposed quota.


Fee status

Annual tuition fee payable by student

Annual college fee payable by student


Between £15,755 and £23,190*





Financial Aid at Oxford

There are many Scholarship schemes available at Oxford. Each scheme provides a number of scholarships for certain courses to students who meet eligibility criteria. They make sure that no deserving and intelligent student is left out. But it is not easy to afford an overseas higher education especially in world’s top university. So, for the sake of deserving and academically-highly able students, they offer more than a 1000 full time scholarships every year. Here see complete Guide to Oxford Scholarship.

How to Get Admission at Oxford

If you wish to get admission at Oxford, you will have to go through 5 steps that are following. By the way, final deadline for all applicants is Sunday 15 October 2017, who wish to study in 2018.

1 -   Test:

To study most of courses at Oxford, you will have register to take part in Test as part of your application. Depending on your course, this includes tests like CAT, MAT, PAT etc.

2 -   UCAS Application:

For all application to UK universities, students have to apply through UCAS. When you will be registering online on UCAS, there you will select the university and programs and you will know what test to take. Here see How to Apply for Admission in UK Universities through UCAS.

3 -   Written Work:

You will also need to send some written work along with your application that you send from UCAS. You will send written work that demonstrates your analytical, reasoning, language and writing skills, as appropriate for your chosen degree course in no more than 2000 words.

4 -   Interviews:

If you are shortlisted then you will be summoned for interviews. You can see Most Important Tips to Pass a University Interview, it will help.

5 -   Decision:

Whether your application has been accepted or rejected after the interview, you will be told on January 10, 2018, if you apply this year in 2017.


Application Guide by Oxford University




Usama Ahmed Awan

The Editor of, Usama is a BZU studied Software Engineer, now  a Teacher, Article Writer, Educational Counselor and Journalist. He has been  writing to assist students selecting the right career path.


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