All applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission to a research programme:
- A fully completed application form
- Three academic references
- Transcript(s) of previous higher education
- Statement of research interests/research proposal
- The application fee
Applicants may also be required to supply additional materials with their application, depending on the requirements of the course, as specified in the Course Guide.
The applicant is responsible for providing these materials in sufficient time to meet the published deadlines for applications. Applicants must include in their applications details of all periods of study at university level, and all qualifications attempted whilst at university.
Applicants must ensure that any information or statement provided on the application form is true, accurate, current and complete, and any supporting material is entirely their own original work, except where clearly stated otherwise.
Exceptions to the requirement to supply all of items 1-6 above may be made where students who are already on the register of graduate students, and holding the status of student for another degree, apply to read for a research degree (or exceptionally apply to transfer from their current status to PRS status). Details of the application process for these students are set out in full on the Graduate Admissions website. In all cases the UAB, before making an offer of a place, must ensure that the student meets the required academic standard for admission as a research student.
Applicants for full-time study who, if admitted, would be concurrently registered at another institution are not eligible for admission to Oxford. Exceptions may only be made where such registration is part of a formal collaborative arrangement between the University and the other Institution. Such arrangements must have the approval of the division and Education Committee.