OSAP utilizes an online application portal which allows applicants to begin, access, and update their application at any time.

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Application Deadlines

OSAP operates on a rolling admissions basis, and so there is no strict application deadline. However, we advise applicants to complete their applications, and submit supporting documents, no later than three months prior to the start of their term. Prospective students should remember, though, that one crucial benefit of the OSAP program is our ability to accept students very close to the start of term – sometimes within 2-4 weeks. If you would like to enquire about the ability to apply for a term whose start date is near, please contact us at [email protected].

Application Procedure

Once the online application has been completed, and all supporting documents submitted (see this page for Associate Member status requirements, and this page for Registered Visiting Student status requirements), the OSAP Academic Office, in the case of Associate Members, and the Oxford college, in the case of Visiting Students, will contact the applicant with the application decision. Decisions for Associate Member applications are usually reached and communicated to the applicant within two weeks of application completion; decisions for Visiting Student applications are usually reached and communicated within four to six weeks.

Successful applicants will be posted a lengthy acceptance packet which will include important information about their term in Oxford, including arrival instructions, housing information, and tutorial information.

Application Questions

Should you have any questions about your application, either while completing it or after it has been submitted, please contact us at [email protected].

Covid-19 Update

OSAP is pleased to report that all OSAP programmes for the 2020-21 Academic Year (Michaelmas Term 2020, Hilary Term 2021, and Trinity Term 2021)  are scheduled to continue as normal, and online applications are open.

See this page for more on OSAP's Covid-19 advice and updates.