How to apply?
In order to apply, please complete the online enquiry form on our website or send your request via email to our Admissions Secretary (email@example.com). Please also attach copies of any recent academic reports or exam results with translation in English (where applicable).
Your application will be reviewed, and further information may be requested where necessary.
After an assessment of your academic background, the College will interview you in Oxford or set up an online Zoom/Microsoft Teams interview, which will be with the Principal and/or member(s) of our Academic team.
We would recommend that if at all practical you visit the College for your interview to have a tour and meet a member of the Academic or Welfare teams.
When to apply?
Although, the main intake takes place in September and January, the personalised nature of the tutorial system at Cherwell College means that students may join the College and embark upon their studies at any point in the academic year, subject to availability of places. This is somewhat unique as the vast majority of UK schools have September start dates and only offer mid-term enrolment in exceptional circumstances.
For non-UK passport holders, please bear in mind that there may be an additional visa application process to go through, which may take anything between 3 months to a few weeks, depending on your individual situation, nationality and country of residence. Please check our International Admissions page for more information.
What are the admission criteria?
Each individual application is treated on its own merits. The College recognises that the student’s previous academic record may not be an accurate reflection of their true potential. Hence, if your educational journey has not been straightforward, you would be expected to ‘present your case’ and explain any gaps in education or where you have fallen short of the desired grades in previous examinations.
For international students, whose English is not their native language, there are minimum English language requirement depending on the length and type of programme they are applying. For detailed guidance, please check our International Admissions page.
For competitive programmes, the College may also require applicants to sit subject-specific academic evaluation.
We strongly support and believe in the unique development of each individual, and strive to ensure that all of our students achieve their fullest potential by providing a positive learning environment that encourages confidence, discipline and ability to think independently.
Although, the main intake for full-time academic programmes takes place in September and January, the personalised nature of the tutorial system at Cherwell College means that students may join the College and embark upon their studies at any point in the academic year, subject to availability of places.
The situation is slightly different for our short-term programmes such as Easter Revision and Summer Courses which run annually at specific times during the year.
This section provides you with more information on specific dates for some short-term courses, and main intake dates for full-time programmes.
Cherwell is one of the few remaining pre-university colleges in Oxford which continue to preserve the very best the British education system has to offer – the tutorial.Find out more
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Life as a Cherwellian
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Interested in attending?
If you are interested in applying to Cherwell College Oxford, you may do so by submitting an enquiry form through our website, specifying your full name, date of birth, contact email address, contact telephone number as well as provisional programme choice (e.g. A-Level, GCSE, etc.).
Our Admissions Secretary will contact you shortly after to advise further on the application process and entry requirements for your chosen programme of study.