How to apply
All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, either in person or by conference call/telephone.
Before you apply you should:
- Select your programme(s). You can find details of the options available by searching the Research Themes. For Direct entry D.Phil. (or M.Sc.) programmes you will need to identify a supervisor, as you need to name this supervisor on the application form. For some programmes it is necessary to name more than one supervisor. If you are unsure whether your chosen supervisor is available you may contact them directly before you apply. For Taught M.Sc. or Structured D.Phil. programmes it is not necessary to identify a supervisor. If you wish to apply to more than one programme a separate application is required for each one.
- Read the application guide and check your chosen programme web-site(s) for specific instructions.
- Consider funding. Although you will automatically be considered for all locally-awarded funding (if you applied before Friday 4th Januuary 2013) for some schemes (e.g. Felix Scholarships) is recommended that you tick the appropriate box on the online application form. You are also advised to apply separately for any external funding for which you are eligible.
- Consider College choice. Check the programme web-site(s) for specific advice on College choice.
- Gather supporting materials for your application including your CV, University transcripts, your research proposal and/or statement of purpose, the contact details of three referees, and English language test results, if needed (see below).
- Ask any questions you may have! You should contact the programme first for advice.
When to apply
- It is essential to check the programme websites for this information.
- For most programmes the application deadline was Friday 4th January, 2013 however you may contact the programme/supervisor to check if applications are still being accepted and/or check .
- In order to be eligible for consideration for funding it is essential that your application was submitted and complete no later than Friday 4 January 2013.
English language requirements
- If English is not your first language you will be required to pass a recognised English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS at a particular level and provide evidence. You should check the Guidance for International Students for details of required English levels.
- Full details of English language requirements can be found at the Guidance for International Students
- Exemptions to the English language requirement may be requested by applicants whose first language is not English but who are fluent and have studied at Schools and/or Universities where instruction and testing is in English. If you wish to apply for a waiver of the English test requirement, please upload a letter with your University application outlining the reasons why you should be exempted from the requirement. You must do this at the time of your application.
When you have identified your chosen supervisor and/or the programme(s) you wish to apply to AND read the application guide AND checked the programme web-site(s) for specific instructions, you can complete and submit your application