Oxford 2021-2022 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF Applicants


Samuel L

I applied for Mjur in the hope of studying International law specifically. Got the rejection on Mar. 26 nevertheless. 

Should I write back to thank the admission team? I feel bad about the rejection, but it has been a fun journey for me. Anyone has this experience before? Is it recommended to write back, as they are probably still busy right now? 

P.S: I'll apply for a different uni with IL programme, so I don't have the plan to reapply next years. And I wish you all a successful application!

[Edited by Samuel L on Mar 27, 2021]

I applied for Mjur in the hope of studying International law specifically. Got the rejection on Mar. 26 nevertheless.&nbsp;<br><br>Should I write back to thank the admission team? I feel bad about the rejection, but it has been a fun journey for me. Anyone has this experience before? Is it recommended to write back, as they are probably still busy right now?&nbsp;<br><br>P.S: I'll apply for a different uni with IL programme, so I don't have the plan to reapply next years. And I wish you all a successful application!
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Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme? 


Hey! I applied but was „put up for reevaluation“. Havent heard anything since. Have you been accepted? ☺️

[quote]Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hey! I applied but was „put up for reevaluation“. Havent heard anything since. Have you been accepted? ☺️
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Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme? 


I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted?

[quote]Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted?
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Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme? 


I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted?


Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own?

[quote][quote]Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted? [/quote]<br><br>Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own?
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Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme? 


I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted?


Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own?


no worries! I was quite surprised myself. I applied to the Jan deadline (the course has on in late Jan and one in early March), so I was supposed to gear something like last week. On March 14th, I randomly looked at the self service portal and saw that the status changed from „Ready for assessment in January“ to „Ready for assessement in March“. I actually thought the portal wouldnt change at all, so I contacted grad admissions. Got an e-mail and an official decision letter from the admission coordinator for the course indicating that „they are not able to make a decision at this moment as they would like to compare my application against those applicants who applied in March“. That‘s also why the portal changed. So they kind of deffered me (which I didnt know was possible lol)

[quote][quote][quote]Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted? [/quote]<br><br>Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own? [/quote]<br><br>no worries! I was quite surprised myself. I applied to the Jan deadline (the course has on in late Jan and one in early March), so I was supposed to gear something like last week. On March 14th, I randomly looked at the self service portal and saw that the status changed from „Ready for assessment in January“ to „Ready for assessement in March“. I actually thought the portal wouldnt change at all, so I contacted grad admissions. Got an e-mail and an official decision letter from the admission coordinator for the course indicating that „they are not able to make a decision at this moment as they would like to compare my application against those applicants who applied in March“. That‘s also why the portal changed. So they kind of deffered me (which I didnt know was possible lol)
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I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted?


Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own?


no worries! I was quite surprised myself. I applied to the Jan deadline (the course has on in late Jan and one in early March), so I was supposed to gear something like last week. On March 14th, I randomly looked at the self service portal and saw that the status changed from „Ready for assessment in January“ to „Ready for assessement in March“. I actually thought the portal wouldnt change at all, so I contacted grad admissions. Got an e-mail and an official decision letter from the admission coordinator for the course indicating that „they are not able to make a decision at this moment as they would like to compare my application against those applicants who applied in March“. That‘s also why the portal changed. So they kind of deffered me (which I didnt know was possible lol)


oh I see, I think that’s good news! Good luck :)

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted? [/quote]<br><br>Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own? [/quote]<br><br>no worries! I was quite surprised myself. I applied to the Jan deadline (the course has on in late Jan and one in early March), so I was supposed to gear something like last week. On March 14th, I randomly looked at the self service portal and saw that the status changed from „Ready for assessment in January“ to „Ready for assessement in March“. I actually thought the portal wouldnt change at all, so I contacted grad admissions. Got an e-mail and an official decision letter from the admission coordinator for the course indicating that „they are not able to make a decision at this moment as they would like to compare my application against those applicants who applied in March“. That‘s also why the portal changed. So they kind of deffered me (which I didnt know was possible lol) [/quote]<br><br>oh I see, I think that’s good news! Good luck :)
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Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own?


no worries! I was quite surprised myself. I applied to the Jan deadline (the course has on in late Jan and one in early March), so I was supposed to gear something like last week. On March 14th, I randomly looked at the self service portal and saw that the status changed from „Ready for assessment in January“ to „Ready for assessement in March“. I actually thought the portal wouldnt change at all, so I contacted grad admissions. Got an e-mail and an official decision letter from the admission coordinator for the course indicating that „they are not able to make a decision at this moment as they would like to compare my application against those applicants who applied in March“. That‘s also why the portal changed. So they kind of deffered me (which I didnt know was possible lol)


oh I see, I think that’s good news! Good luck :)

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hey! Was anyone accepted to the MSc Taxation programme?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I was put up for reevaluation! Were you accepted? [/quote]<br><br>Sorry if it is an obvious question but what is reevaluation? Did you ask them to do so or did they start to reevaluate your Application on their own? [/quote]<br><br>no worries! I was quite surprised myself. I applied to the Jan deadline (the course has on in late Jan and one in early March), so I was supposed to gear something like last week. On March 14th, I randomly looked at the self service portal and saw that the status changed from „Ready for assessment in January“ to „Ready for assessement in March“. I actually thought the portal wouldnt change at all, so I contacted grad admissions. Got an e-mail and an official decision letter from the admission coordinator for the course indicating that „they are not able to make a decision at this moment as they would like to compare my application against those applicants who applied in March“. That‘s also why the portal changed. So they kind of deffered me (which I didnt know was possible lol) [/quote]<br><br>oh I see, I think that’s good news! Good luck :) [/quote]
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Hello everyone, 
First of all, good luck to all those who are still waiting for answers, or did not get the answer they wanted, it's only to better bounce back! And congratulations to those who have positive answers. 
I wanted to know if there were any forums/sites/other where there was more detailed information on the content, functioning etc. of the MJur and MLF (other than the university website)? 
Thank you very much! 

Hello everyone,&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>First of all, good luck to all those who are still waiting for answers, or did not get the answer they wanted, it's only to better bounce back!&nbsp;</div><div>And congratulations to those who have positive answers.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>I wanted to know if there were any forums/sites/other where there was more detailed information on the content, functioning etc. of the MJur and MLF (other than the university website)?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Thank you very much!&nbsp;</div>
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MM2021

https://llm-guide.com/board/uk-ireland/cambridge-mcl-or-oxford-mlf-237847 

For those who hold an offer for the MLF: There will most likely be no finance stream anymore... I'm so fed up, can't describe. 
Let's move this discussion to the other thread to don't annoy the people, who don't care about the MLF. 
Didn't think the uni would manage to get me even more mad after the week-long wait for the MJur rejection.

[Edited by MM2021 on Mar 28, 2021]

https://llm-guide.com/board/uk-ireland/cambridge-mcl-or-oxford-mlf-237847&nbsp;<br><br>For those who hold an offer for the MLF: There will most likely be no finance stream anymore... I'm so fed up, can't describe.&nbsp;<br>Let's move this discussion to the other thread to don't annoy the people, who don't care about the MLF.&nbsp;<br>Didn't think the uni would manage to get me even more mad after the week-long wait for the MJur rejection.
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To those rejected this year, 

Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again!


Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc?



I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D 




Why isn't the CV important?

[quote][quote][quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]<br><br>Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc? [/quote]<br><br><br>I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Why isn't the CV important?<br><br>
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miki3999



Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc?



I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D 




Why isn't the CV important?



Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.

[quote][quote][quote][quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]<br><br>Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc? [/quote]<br><br><br>I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Why isn't the CV important?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.<br><br>
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I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D 




Why isn't the CV important?



Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.



Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year?

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]<br><br>Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc? [/quote]<br><br><br>I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Why isn't the CV important?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year?
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miki3999



Why isn't the CV important?



Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.



Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year?


Hi, generally, the highest the grade the better and most candidates do indeed have excellent academic records, however, if you meet the minimum criteria, feel free to apply by all means. I wouldn't worry too much about first year grades. If your academic transcript shows progression (2:1 in the first two years but 1st in your last year, for instance) that's more than enough (also try to back this up with references, i.e. someone from your uni who knows how you've improved etc; this surely helps.) Myself, I think I had a 2:2 (and one D) in first year but in the end it didn't matter much :)

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]<br><br>Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc? [/quote]<br><br><br>I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Why isn't the CV important?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year? [/quote]<br><br>Hi, generally, the highest the grade the better and most candidates do indeed have excellent academic records, however, if you meet the minimum criteria, feel free to apply by all means. I wouldn't worry too much about first year grades. If your academic transcript shows progression (2:1 in the first two years but 1st in your last year, for instance) that's more than enough (also try to back this up with references, i.e. someone from your uni who knows how you've improved etc; this surely helps.) Myself, I think I had a 2:2 (and one D) in first year but in the end it didn't matter much :)
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Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.



Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year?


Hi, generally, the highest the grade the better and most candidates do indeed have excellent academic records, however, if you meet the minimum criteria, feel free to apply by all means. I wouldn't worry too much about first year grades. If your academic transcript shows progression (2:1 in the first two years but 1st in your last year, for instance) that's more than enough (also try to back this up with references, i.e. someone from your uni who knows how you've improved etc; this surely helps.) Myself, I think I had a 2:2 (and one D) in first year but in the end it didn't matter much :)


That's very interesting! Thanks a million for letting me know. On behalf of everyone on this thread thank you for your info hahahah you're doing mighty. Oxford should be paying you! 

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]<br><br>Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc? [/quote]<br><br><br>I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Why isn't the CV important?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year? [/quote]<br><br>Hi, generally, the highest the grade the better and most candidates do indeed have excellent academic records, however, if you meet the minimum criteria, feel free to apply by all means. I wouldn't worry too much about first year grades. If your academic transcript shows progression (2:1 in the first two years but 1st in your last year, for instance) that's more than enough (also try to back this up with references, i.e. someone from your uni who knows how you've improved etc; this surely helps.) Myself, I think I had a 2:2 (and one D) in first year but in the end it didn't matter much :) [/quote]<br><br>That's very interesting! Thanks a million for letting me know. On behalf of everyone on this thread thank you for your info hahahah you're doing mighty. Oxford should be paying you!&nbsp;
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miki3999



Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year?


Hi, generally, the highest the grade the better and most candidates do indeed have excellent academic records, however, if you meet the minimum criteria, feel free to apply by all means. I wouldn't worry too much about first year grades. If your academic transcript shows progression (2:1 in the first two years but 1st in your last year, for instance) that's more than enough (also try to back this up with references, i.e. someone from your uni who knows how you've improved etc; this surely helps.) Myself, I think I had a 2:2 (and one D) in first year but in the end it didn't matter much :)


That's very interesting! Thanks a million for letting me know. On behalf of everyone on this thread thank you for your info hahahah you're doing mighty. Oxford should be paying you! 


Haha I was just an applicant myself not so long ago :D

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]<br><br>Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc? [/quote]<br><br><br>I just realised at some point that my first app was not that good. Then, I revised my entire application, i.e. I wrote a new essay, wrote new personal statements, changed some referees to those who knew my work better, updated my CV (not too important tbh) and did an LLM degree in the meantime :D&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Why isn't the CV important?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Because, from my experience, Oxford's admissions are purely based on academic merit and they dont really care much about the CV. It surely helps them to assess what type of candidates tends to apply for the relevant programmes and what those candidates tend to do during their careers. However, there is no chance that someone with an outstanding CV but with a bad piece of academic work and avarage academic record will get an offer. Conversely, the opposite is possible. All in all, a well-written academic CV surely helps, but it is probably the least relevant criterion.<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Oh right! Thanks a million for that. Also, do you know (generally of course) it much more than a first class honours is required? Would most successful applicants have a high first, i.e 74%+. Also, to what extent does your grade in your initial years of your degree matter? Would one be poorly positioned with a 2:1 in first year? [/quote]<br><br>Hi, generally, the highest the grade the better and most candidates do indeed have excellent academic records, however, if you meet the minimum criteria, feel free to apply by all means. I wouldn't worry too much about first year grades. If your academic transcript shows progression (2:1 in the first two years but 1st in your last year, for instance) that's more than enough (also try to back this up with references, i.e. someone from your uni who knows how you've improved etc; this surely helps.) Myself, I think I had a 2:2 (and one D) in first year but in the end it didn't matter much :) [/quote]<br><br>That's very interesting! Thanks a million for letting me know. On behalf of everyone on this thread thank you for your info hahahah you're doing mighty. Oxford should be paying you!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Haha I was just an applicant myself not so long ago :D
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Hi! Has anyone heard about clarendon scholarships? Are some scholarships informed with college offers?

Hi! Has anyone heard about clarendon scholarships? Are some scholarships informed with college offers?
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Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well! I was wondering if you knew how the offer/rejection of colleges in Oxford is done? And if the scholarship allocation is done at the same time or so? Thank you very much!

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well!&nbsp;<div>I was wondering if you knew how the offer/rejection of colleges in Oxford is done? And if the scholarship allocation is done at the same time or so?&nbsp;</div><div>Thank you very much!</div>
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miki3999

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well! I was wondering if you knew how the offer/rejection of colleges in Oxford is done? And if the scholarship allocation is done at the same time or so? Thank you very much!



Usually people get to their preferred colleges, as the selection is not as rigorous as for UGs. In RE scholarships, I have no idea because I was rejected for all of them and the rejections came around June last year.

[quote]Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well!&nbsp;<div>I was wondering if you knew how the offer/rejection of colleges in Oxford is done? And if the scholarship allocation is done at the same time or so?&nbsp;</div><div>Thank you very much!</div> [/quote]<br><br><br>Usually people get to their preferred colleges, as the selection is not as rigorous as for UGs. In RE scholarships, I have no idea because I was rejected for all of them and the rejections came around June last year.
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sa15

Hello everyone,
Has anyone decided for sure that they will not pursue the MLF programme? And if so, is it because of COVID or you have simply chosen a different LLM?

Hello everyone,<br>Has anyone decided for sure that they will not pursue the MLF programme? And if so, is it because of COVID or you have simply chosen a different LLM?
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llmhopeful...

Has anyone heard about the Financial Aid award yet? 

Or anyone else waiting to hear? 

Has anyone heard about the Financial Aid award yet?&nbsp;<br><br>Or anyone else waiting to hear?&nbsp;
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