Once you have started the online application and/or met our Admissions Officers and provided the information and documents requested in step one and two, it’s time to make your application.
There are two application routes to entry for study at Oxford Business College, these are:
A majority of our students in each intake will apply via route A (Academic Achievement), hence the term ‘standard’ entry.
However, the non-standard entry route accounts for large proportion of our student body overall and we give equal value and importance to both routes.
Our aim is to ensure that every prospective student that has the potential to succeed in higher education has the opportunity, regardless of background or previous academic performance.
When applying for our courses, in most cases, you will need to apply via UCAS, the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service. At the end of this document, you will find a Step by Step guide to applying through UCAS.
We are here to help – come in and see us, email
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To apply through the standard entry route (via academic achievement), you will need to meet the entry requirements listed below for your chosen course and provide all the information and supporting documents outlined in step one and two.
You can work out your UCAS points with the UCAS calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
If your qualifications are not from the UK we will use www.naric.org.uk to assess them for equivalency and will ask you to provide translations in English (in addition to the original copies).
Please check our course pages for entry requirements:
Foundation Year Degrees
Do you have questions about your qualifications or our entry requirements? Contact us by email email@example.com
If you do not have a traditional educational background or do not meet the required standard academic qualifications for entry via academic achievement, we may be able to consider your application on the grounds of your professional work experience.
You will usually be required to show that you have more than two years’ professional experience / continuous employment which is current and relevant to the course you wish to study when applying via the work experience route.
To be considered for entry via work experience the process is broadly the same as applying via the academic achievement route and you will need to follow each of the stages of our admission process (steps one to five) as outlined in this guide.
You will also need to provide the following documentation:
When applying via this route, it is essential that you can demonstrate to both our Admissions and Academic teams how your experience is relevant to the course you wish to study and how the course will in turn support your careers goals and aspirations. They will evaluate whether your experience gives you the same level of knowledge and skills as those apply via the standard route.
The documents and information that you provide will be used at every stage of the process, and in particular during your academic interview, to confirm that your experience is relevant to the course and that you will be able to cope with the demands of your chosen course. Therefore, you must submit the information listed above BEFORE you can be invited for academic interview.
Contact one of our Admissions Officers to get feedback on your experience and to ensure that you submit the strongest possible application.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them.
For some of our courses you will need to apply online using the UCAS “apply” system. For 2020 entry, the application fee is £20 for a single course choice and £25 for more than one choice. The College or our partner institutions do not receive any part of this fee.
To use the UCAS system you will need to register for a UCAS account. This will enable you to use UCAS to complete your application, check your progress and view offers from the College.
You can apply online via UCAS, as well as reading more about using the system, at: www.ucas.com
You can also watch UCAS’s “How to Apply”
As mentioned, at the end of this document, you will find a Step by Step guide to applying through UCAS, which includes information on writing your personal statement.
Personal Statements (All Applicants)Weather applying online via UCAS or on paper direct to the College, you will need to submit a personal statement. Many applicants find writing their personal statement the most difficult part of the application process. You should use all of the available guidance, such as the personal statement tips provided in our Applying Through UCAS guide or the “How to” videos produced by UCAS.
If you are unsure or have questions about applying via UCAS, contact our Admissions officers or email email@example.com