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What level of English do I need to apply for the course?

If you are an international student you will need to provide proof of your English Language proficiency at the higher level. 

Visit the University of Oxford's languages guidance page for more details.


Am I eligible for an English language test waiver?

You may be eligible for an English language test waiver based on your past education. To obtain this waiver, contact your University and ask them to provide a statement confirming you were taught in the English language. You can then upload the document to your application.


Please visit the University of Oxford's language guidance page for further details.


I do not have one year’s experience in a resource-limited context. Can I still apply? 

Yes, you are welcome to submit an application but note that candidates who meet these criteria will have an advantage over your application.


I do not have one consecutive year’s experience in a resource-limited context. Can I still apply?

Yes, indeed. The one-year requirement does not have to be consecutive. 


I can’t pay the application fee. Am I eligible for an application fee waiver?

You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this application fee waiver:

  1. Your country of ordinary residence is one of the eligible countries above.
  2. You are unable to apply to Oxford without an application fee waiver.
  3. You meet the entry requirements for the course, as published on the course page

You can request a waiver of the application fee if you are resident in a country listed as low-income by the World Bank .

This must be done within your online application form. You should select ‘Standard’ on the ‘Application type’ tab.


If you reside in one of the eligible countries:

  • Indicate country of residence on your application form 
  • You will then be asked additional questions relating to the waiver scheme
  • If your answers indicate that you are eligible for this waiver, you won't be directed to the payment screens when you submit your application

Visit the University of Oxford's application payment guide for more information.




At least one of the references must be an academic reference. You can provide professional references as well.




Visit the Graduate Admissions application guide on how to file in your application to Oxford.

If you need further assistance, please submit a question to the University of Oxford directly.




After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions office to make sure that it is ready for assessment. The Graduate Admissions Office will contact you if details or documents are missing.


Do not wait until the last minute to submit your application! Applications received after the deadline has passed will not be considered. You need to ensure you have time for troubleshooting if needed.


Ensure you submit your application on time, with all the necessary supporting documents, and that you have paid the application fee. 


For full details, please visit the graduate admissions website.