The process of applying to Oxford as an undergraduate is standarised across the University. Colleges work together to ensure that all applications are assessed fairly to comparable standards.
When applying through UCAS, you can choose to specify a particular college or make an ‘open application’ where you are randomly assigned a college. In either case, your application is made to the University and we will work closely with staff and Admissions Tutors from across the collegiate institution to give all candidates equal attention.
If you apply to Hertford, or are assigned to us after making an open application, we will value your application and consider it fairly. We’re a friendly and welcoming place and, if you’re shortlisted for interview, you will get the chance to discuss your academic interests and ambitions in an environment that will be respectful as well as intellectually challenging. If there is anything more we can do so that you feel comfortable and perform to the best of your abilities during the process, please do let us know.
The most up-to-date information and advice about applying to Oxford can be found on the University’s online Guide for Applicants.
Applying with a disability
At Hertford, we’re committed to equality of opportunity and strive to help all students achieve their full academic potential, whether or not they have a disability. If you’re a potential applicant with a disability, we would encourage you to disclose it so that we can do our best to support your needs. Our in-house Welfare & Wellbeing Team and our Admissions Office are always available if you’d like to discuss any specific questions or issues.
You can find out more about about disability support and accessibility on our ‘Help is on hand’ pages.