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Application Procedure for Students

Completing your Application Form

Online applications are preferred. If you need to complete a paper application please contact University of Oxford Graduate Admissions explaining the exceptional circumstances that mean it is necessary for you to use this method of application.

Students are strongly advised to contact their prospective supervisor before applying to discuss their interest in the group’s research. Please be aware that some supervisors receive a large number of enquiries from prospective students, so please allow time for a response. Supervisor contact details can be found on their profile pages.

There is a section in the application form called Research Proposal. Here you should write, in no more than 1000 words, a personal statement detailing your relevant background, as well as your interests and motivations in pursuing graduate study.

On the application form you will be asked to provide a 'Proposed field and title of research project'. Please enter the title of the project for which you wish to apply. In the 'Advertised reference code', applicants to:

  • DPhil in Oncology should quote the project code indicated in the project summary.
  • DPhil in Radiation Oncology (1+3) should quote the project code indicated in the project summary.
  • MSc in Radiation Biology (taught) should quote TM_YL1.
  • MSc by Research in Oncology should quote RM_CA1.

Applicants will also be required to supply a CV and official academic transcripts to support their application. You must also supply the details of three appropriate referees, and make sure we receive the references before the closing date for applications, as the information provided by your nominated referees is also essential to support your application.

Choosing a college

There are 43 Oxford colleges and halls offering graduate courses. You can express a preference for one of them when you make your application, or ask us to find a college for you, as many of our applicants do.

Application fee

There is an application fee of £75 which is non-refundable and is payable whether your application is ultimately successful or not. Your application cannot be processed unless we receive payment in full at the same time. For online applications using credit cards, VISA/MasterCard only are accepted. Please see FAQ for further information.

General information on preparing, submitting, and following your application through the admission process

Further information to guide you through the admission process can be found on the University of Oxford Admissions site. The Application Guide includes information for current Oxford graduate students applying for another eligible graduate course.

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