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About: The oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the second-oldest surviving university in the world, Oxford University has a long standing relationship with India. A popular university amongst Indians, its course are ranked among the best in the world.The university is a federation: it comprises over 40 self-governing colleges and halls, along with a central administration headed by the Vice-Chancellor. The academic departments are located centrally and independent within this structure Departments provide facilities for teaching and research, determine the syllabi and guidelines for the teaching of students, perform research, and deliver lectures and seminars.

Institute: University of Oxford


1. Undergraduate Programmes in

  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Archaeology and
  • Ancient History
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics and Management
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature
  • Fine Art
  • Geography
  • History (Ancient and Modern)
  • History of Art
  • Human Sciences
  • Law
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages and
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Oriental and Middle Eastern
  • Studies
  • Politics, Philosophy and
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Psychology (Experimental

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Academic: Year XII qualification, studied with either the CBSE or ISC examination boards, with an achievement of 90% in each of the five subjects studied. Science subjects may also require that candidates take the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance examinations as a pre-condition for entry.

English Requirements:
All non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components)
  • TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 110 with component scores of at least: Listening 22, Reading 24, Speaking 25, and Writing 24.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): grade A
  • Cambridge Certificate for Proficiency in English (CPE): grade B
  • English Language GCSE, IGCSE or O-level: grade B
  • International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): score of 5 in English
  • European Baccalaureate: score of 70% in English.

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How to apply:
Complete a UCAS application at www.ucas.com
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Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

2. Postgraduate programmes: Click here for a comprehensive course guide

A first or strong upper-second class undergraduate degree, usually equivalent to a US GPA of 3.5 to 3.8

Scholarships: Click here for a list of the scholarships available with details

How to apply:
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The application deadlines for postgraduate study at Oxford in 2013/14 are:

November 16, 2012
January 4, 2013 Medical Sciences, Politics and Philosophy only
January 18, 2013
March 8, 2013

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