Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions (2021 entry)

The information on this page is for candidates who have applied or been allocated to St Peter's for entry in 2021 (or deferred entry in 2022). 

Admissions to St Peter's is managed by the college's Academic Office. Academic Office staff will guide you through the entire admissions process from application to entry at St Peter's. 

If you have any questions about your application to St Peter's, including the interview process, please get in touch with us (admissions@spc.ox.ac.uk).

Some subjects require you to send in a sample of your written work. The deadline to submit written work to St Peter’s is 6pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020. Further guidance about written work, including whether your course requires written work, can be found here

Please scan your written work and upload it to the St Peter’s College Submission Portal along with the required covered sheet. All submissions must be sent as pdfs.

We will contact you towards the end of November to let you know whether or not you have been shortlisted for an interview.

The Interviews

This year, all admissions interviews will be held online via Microsoft Teams. 

Interviews form an important part of the selection process here in Oxford. The tutors may ask about your school studies and your interests, but you should also expect some searching questions about your subject. In some subjects you may be asked questions arising from your written work, or your reading; in other subjects, the tutors may pose a problem and ask how you would try to solve it, or base the interview on a piece of text you will be given to read. The tutors will not be trying to catch you out, but they will be seeking to find out how well your talents are suited to our courses. If you think that the questions are difficult, you can be reassured that the other candidates in your subject will be thinking much the same!

If you would like to find out more about the interviews, please read the Interviews section of the Oxford University website.

Interviews at Other Colleges

You might be called for interviews at other colleges. You will be notified of any additional interviews by email (with 24 hours' notice). It is imperative that you regularly check your emails during the interview period for your course so that you do not miss an interview.


If you encounter any difficulties during interviews, please don’t suffer in silence! We will have student helpers available (remotely) to help you. You can also contact the Academic Office via email (admissions@spc.ox.ac.uk) or by telephone (+44 (0)1865 614614/ +44(0)1865 278863).

Decision letters will be sent simultaneously to all candidates regardless of subject. You will receive an email on 12 January 2021 and decisions will also be released via UCAS on the same date. Please note, decisions cannot be discussed over the telephone.