Admissions 2023-24

Welcome to our admissions page for those applying to the University of Oxford this year. This page is for candidates who have applied or have been allocated to Pembroke College for 2024 entry, or for deferred entry for 2025.

We're here to support you at all staged of this process, and below you will find a number of useful resources and information that will help guide you through.

Key Dates

10th November 2023 - Deadline for sending written work to Pembroke. 

Late November-early December Shortlisting decisions sent out by email, subject by subject. We will send out invitations to interview at least a week before your interview is scheduled to take place. Please check the subject interview timetable for more information on when this might be. 

4th December 2023 - Online Interview period begins

15th December 2023 - Online Interviews period ends

9th January 2024 - Decisions are sent to candidates

Submitting Written Work - deadline 10th November 2023

Many of our courses require applicants to send in a sample of their written work as part of their application. The deadline for submitting written work is 10 November.

It is your responsibility to check if the course you've applied for requires you to send written work in. Please check the University's website page here if you are unsure.

What should I send?

The work you send in must be original and ideally have been produced during the course of your school or college work, marked by a teacher and not re-written or corrected in any way.

Please make sure to include details about the circumstances under which your work was produced on the cover sheet provided. Tell us under what conditions you wrote the essay, with what help, and in what timeframe. Tutors will take that information into account.   

If you are a mature applicant you can decide (but it is not necessary) to produce a new piece of work, as you may want to give a clearer reflection of your current abilities. Again, we understand that this means it may not be possible to have it marked. Please use the space on the form to describe the circumstances in which the work was produced. 

It may be typed or handwritten – as long as it is legible – and photocopies are acceptable. We would expect each piece of written work to be no more than 2,000 words. 

You will need to complete a written work cover sheet for each piece of work that you submit.