Congratulations to all those who have received an offer to study at New College in the latest admissions round, this is fantastic achievement! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the College and hope you will make the most of your time here.
Over the next few months, we understand you may have a few questions about what happens next, how to arrange accommodation, and when you might receive more information. We’ve provided a brief overview to the most pressing questions below, but please do get in touch if you are still unsure about anything.
I’ve received confirmation of my offer via email, when will my offer letter arrive in the post?
Where possible, we try to save some trees, and so only send confirmation of your offer via email.
I’m unsure about the conditions of my offer, can I check these with anyone?
Yes! Please get in touch with the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org), we’re more than happy to explain the conditions of your offer.
I’ve been asked to obtain an English language qualification, how can I find out more?
In the first instance, please read the University’s guidance offered here. This will explain the different English language qualifications we accept. You will need to ensure you send this qualification to us no later than 31 July, so please ensure you are prepared. For qualifications like IELTS or TOEFL, test centres can be booked up quickly, so make sure you book your place as soon as possible. Your results must be released by our deadline, so do not book a test if the results will be released after 31 July.
I’ve been asked to provide certified copies of my achieved qualifications, how do I do this?
Students who have already/partially met the conditions of their offer will be asked to send certified copies of these qualifications to the Admissions Office by 01 March 2020. Our first preference is for certification to be sent in by your school via email to email@example.com, copying you (the offer holder) into the email. The scanned certificates should be certified copies of the originals, signed and dated by your school exam office or UCAS referee, with a school stamp. If this is not possible, to meet our verification requirements, please follow the UK Government’s guidance on how to certify a document here. Certified copies should then be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the post to:
We prefer not to receive original certificates where at all possible, as this carries the risk of your certificates being lost or damaged in the post. If you are having difficulties in certifying your qualifications in the required manner, please contact Suzie on email@example.com well in advance of the March deadline.
Is there any paperwork I need to complete?
Before you arrive we will ask you to complete a Financial Declaration Form and to sign our Student Contract. This lets us know how you plan to pay your tuition fees (e.g. student finance) and that you agree to the terms of being a New College student. This information is normally sent out over the summer before you arrive.
Since submitting my application, I’ve experienced extenuating circumstances which may affect my exam performance; how do I tell New College?
We want to know if anything has happened that may affect your performance in your final school exams, so we can ensure we have all of the relevant information before making final decisions. Your school should let us know at the earliest convenience and no later than 1 August 2020.
How do I apply for accommodation?
You do not need to apply for accommodation at New College. All first year students are housed in College and rooms are allocated during the summer before you arrive. You will find out which room you have been allocated when you arrive in October. For more information about accommodation, please see our accommodation section here.
I’m worried about the cost of studying at Oxford, where can I find out more about funding opportunities?
We will also contact you soon after you’ve received your offer to tell you more about fees and funding opportunities. It’s important to read this information carefully so you don’t miss out on any of the scholarships offered by the University. Find out more here.
New College also has various funds available to support our students, including hardship funds, travel and study grants, and academic prizes. And for those who enjoy a good deal - we’ve put our top tips together on how to save money and access students discounts during your time at university. Find out more here.
When will I find out more about Freshers’ Week?
For now, you can still read the information that was sent to last year’s incoming Freshers. However, please note this will be for guidance purposes only as things may have changed since this information was published last year.
We will send out more information about Freshers’ Week shortly after A level results have been published in August.
Where can I find out more about student life at New College?
We hope you make the most of your time at New College, either by joining one of our student-led societies, or by making the most of our central location to participate fully in University life. Find out more about the various interests of our current New College students here.
My course involves studying in the EU and I’m worried about the impact of Brexit.
Please read the University’s guidance concerning Brexit here.