Application Process

You will apply to the University centrally via an online application form. The University provides lots of information about how to apply on the Graduate Admissions website.

Overview

On the University's application form you can state a preferred college or can say that you have no college preference. If you would like Wolfson to consider your application first then you would select Wolfson as your preferred college. 

Applications to Wolfson are considered for any of the courses in which the College offers admission. You can find out which colleges will accept applications for your chosen course, by visiting the relevant course page.

What happens next?

Your application will first be considered by the relevant Faculty or Department, and if they offer you a place, your application will then be considered by a College. The College aims to admit a certain number of graduate students each year spread across the range of subjects in which it accepts graduate students, and this will determine the number of offers which can be made to applicants. Where there are more applicants than offers which can be made, the relative academic merit and potential of the applicants may be taken into account.

Preference may be given to applicants whose area of study overlaps with the academic interests of the College’s academic staff and to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria outlined below. The possession of competitively won funding may also be taken into account as an indicator of the applicant’s academic merit and potential.

The final decision on whether to offer a place in the light of the overall competition for graduate places and the spread of those places across subject areas is usually taken by the Senior Tutor. It may not be possible to make offers to applicants whose applications are received late in the admissions round, when places are full.

Please note that any offer of a place will be subject to satisfactory completion of the Financial Declaration form, which explains the various costs (tuition fees, college fees and living expenses) associated with your course. Please consult the Graduate Admissions guidance on this topic for more details. 

College Offer

You will hear from Wolfson directly by email if we are able to offer you a place. We will send you an offer letter explaining what you need to do in order to confirm your place, as well as a Financial Declaration outlining any financial conditions that you will need to meet. You will also receive information about College accommodation.

If you meet all offer conditions set by the Department and College, you will be required to complete and sign a copy of the College student contract as a condition of enrolment when you arrive in Oxford. A sample copy, which may be subject to change, may be found below.

Key Documents
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18 - 18
Jan Jan
Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize
Thursday 18 January -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

The third Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize for Oxford postgraduate students, organised by Wolfson College in conjunction with the English Faculty will be awarded at an event in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium at 5.30pm on 18 January. The theme set for this year's poems is 'Stealing', and the winner will receive £1,000. The judges are Oxford's Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage and the poet Professor Bernard O'Donoghue.

Parties and Dinners
18 - 18
Jan Jan
Guest Night
Thursday 18 January -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart, no gowns. Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.

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18 - 18
Jan Jan
LGBTQ Movie Night - The Handmaiden (2016)
Thursday 18 January -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

There will be a film screening at 7:30pm in the Auditorium, and then a reception with refreshments and snacks in the Florey room afterwards to discuss the film.