of applicants to Oxford from the UK and Europe are invited for interview,
but for some courses the proportion may be lower. For most courses,
applicants from outside Europe are not required to come for interview,
although some may choose to come to Oxford if their college agrees.
International applicants for Medicine must, if invited, be interviewed
in Oxford. We also have teams of interviewers who visit China, Hong
Kong, Malaysia, North America and Singapore in October and November
in order to interview candidates from these areas.
take place in the first half of December, and most applicants
are in Oxford for two or three days. The interview timetable is
published in advance in our prospectus. We try to ensure that
applicants are not kept for any longer than necessary, but we
need this time to allow for further interviews. This is your chance
to find out what living in an Oxford college is like. Current
undergraduates will be available to help you find your way around
and to tell you about Oxford and your college.
of the interviews is to assess your abilities and, most importantly,
your potential. Please remember though, that the interview is
only one aspect of your application that tutors will be taking
into account. Most candidates will have good results and predicted
grades, and school and college reports differ less than you might
imagine. The interview provides an opportunity to assess your
potential beyond your written record."
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