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Dos and Don'ts on the interview day

For interviews held in your chosen college you will obviously have double checked the room location at least 1 hour beforehand. What else will you have done meanwhile? You are expected to be waiting outside the interview room while the precedent interv...

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Scholarships for Hong Kong students studying in Oxford/Cambridge

Many students from Hong Kong may want to study overseas but are deterred from doing so by the high cost of tuition fees. There are many avenues through which funding is available however. This article attempts to list some of the scholarships, bursarie...

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How to choose Oxbridge colleges

Older colleges definitely have rooms that may need refurnishing. Extreme cases include, not being warm enough in the winter due to not tightly sealed enough windows and the floor not being tilted as a 5th floor room. For modern colleges like St Catheri...

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Oxbridge college scholarships/financial aid

Many colleges in Oxford and Cambridge offer their own scholarships. Each will differ in value of the scholarship, conditions attached, eligibility criteria and selection process. Different colleges also award different numbers of scholarships so it is ...

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Know about the Oxbridge interviews

I can say that general questions 'Why do you want to study at Oxford?' or 'Why do you want to study Chemistry?' are often not asked. Ok there might be some exceptions but I can say that on most cases, there will not be such questions. We go straight in...

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Oxford student life (Part I)

I have to admit we celebrate the end of finals really well such that almost everyone comes out of the exam hall happy regardless of how they feel the exams went. For those who've finished their finals paper, they come out from a different gate to every...

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Pooling system

Applicants will be graded by the two colleges they were interviewed in. These assessment grades are sent to the department and ranked in the order of performance. In fact, because of this, the top performance applicants can be additionally notified aft...

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Oxford Mathematics vs Mathematics & Statistics

In the first year at Oxford, the Mathematics & Statistics course is identical to the Mathematics course. This means that you will have 5 exams at the end of the year. The first will be on algebra, the second on analysis, then probability and statistics...

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Accepted to Oxford University Part II

The second interview's atmosphere was very different, 3 interviewers in a small low ceiling and very dim room. But they all greeted me with a smile:) Now if the first interview was quite straight forward, I think of this as because my second interview ...

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