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BAME applicants

This page refers to an event which took place in 2020. If you would like to learn about the Application Preparation Days coming up in August 2021, please fill in this pre-registration form and we will email you when applications open.


Are you: A black or minority ethnic student studying at a UK state school? Thinking of making an application to the University of Oxford this October? Full of questions about how to do the best you can on each aspect of the admissions process? We would like to help.

There are a number of different stages involved in making an application to study at the University Oxford. We know that help with preparing for each of these stages is not evenly distributed among the population, and we want to offer support to ensure that all candidates feel confident in making their applications – no matter what kind of school they are currently studying at.

This Application Preparation Day on Friday 28th August 2020 is a one-day digital event that walks through each stage of the application process, offering advice, support and chance to practice different aspects of the admissions tests and interviews. In order to be eligible for a place on this event, you must be studying (A Levels or equivalent subjects) at a UK state school, and planning to make your application this October. When applying for a place on the Application Preparation Day, you will be asked a number of questions that will help us to make sure that we are prioritising those who are the least likely to be receiving support similar to the kind we can offer in their schools and colleges, and who are currently under-represented in the University.

This event will be taking place online, so there is no need to travel to Oxford in order to attend. If you have any concerns or queries, please contact Claire Sims, Admissions & Access Officer at Worcester College, at

To apply for a place on the Application Preparation Day, click here. A full programme will be released in due course.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 31st July.