FAQs


Admissions

If I want to study at Christ Church, how do I apply for graduate studies?

Please see our admissions pages for information on applying for graduate study.

~ Graduate Administrator

Admissions

Are there opportunities for graduates to earn money to help fund their studies whilst at Christ Church?

Regrettably, the opportunities for finding paid employment are very limited both in the University and Oxford in general. It is not normal in the UK for students to work their way through graduate school as in the USA, for example. Please see the guidelines from the University of Oxford for more information.

Please note that the College cannot accept the intention of finding a job as proof of adequate funding for a course.

~ Graduate Administrator

Alumni

Can alumni get married in the cathedral?

Permission to marry in the cathedral is normally given to members of the college within ten years of leaving. For more information, please contact The Chaplain, Clare Hayns.

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~ College Chaplain

Alumni

Can I bring family and friends to visit Christ Church?

Christ Church allows free access to Alumni Card-holders and a guest during opening hours. The preferred point of entry is Tom Gate. For larger groups, please contact the Development Office to enquire about arrangements.

~ Development Office

Conferences

Can I stay overnight in college?

Alumni are welcome to stay overnight at Christ Church when there is availability. To make an enquiry, please contact the Conference & Events Office conferenceoffice@chch.ox.ac.uk

Admissions

Do I have to take a pre-interview test for undergraduate admissions?

For many courses, you need to take a test or tests as part of your application. You will need to register separately for any tests, by a set date in October, and can normally sit them in your school or college, or at a centre near your home.

It is very important to make arrangements in good time, as your application may not be as competitive - or may not be considered at all - if you do not take any test or tests required for your course.

Please see the Univeristy admissions pages for more information about tests.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

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Do I need to submit written work with my UCAS application for undergraduate admissions?

Some subjects require written work and it will need to be emailed to admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk

Please see the Admissions pages for more information.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Admissions

Do you guarantee accommodation for all graduates?

Christ Church would like to be able to house all of its graduates for the duration of their course or research but, unfortunately, this is not possible as we only have enough accommodation for about half of our annual intake of new graduate students. Some graduates coming to Oxford for the first time are allocated a college room for their first year. In this case, each student has his or her own study bedroom and the use of a shared bathroom and a kitchen. Christ Church undergraduates staying on to do post graduate work are not usually offered a room for their first year of graduate work. Where possible, we try to put graduates who are new to Oxford on the main college site, but it might sometimes be necessary for such graduates to live in flats or houses approx 15 minutes walk from the main college site.

For futher information, please contact the Graduate Administrator, Ms Melanie Radburn.

~ Ms Melanie Radburn

Admissions

Do you have a paper undergraduate prospectus?

We do not publish a paper prospectus for undergraduates. We do, however, offer an online prospectus.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Admissions

Does Christ Church have married/partnered accommodation for graduates?

Christ Church has a limited number of flats for married/partnered graduates, situated in the city centre near the railway station (approx 15 minutes walk from the main college site).

~ The Academic Registrar

Admissions

Does Christ Church offer any scholarships to graduates?

Currently our only college scholarship for new graduates is the Myers Scholarship for Australian students reading Law. Please see the funding section of the University graduate website for further information.

~ Graduate Administrator

Admissions

Does Christ Church offer the undergraduate course I would like to study?

Please see the University's undergraduate admissions pages to see whether Christ Church offers your course.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Admissions

How can I check if Christ Church accepts graduate applications for my subject?

If you are interested in graduate study, please see the University website for graduate courses offered. Each course page will display a list of the accepting colleges.

~ The Academic Registrar

Alumni

How can I submit news to the Annual Report?

To make a submission to the Annual Report, contact Jackie Webber in the Tutor's Office jackie.webber@chch.ox.ac.uk

~ Mrs Jackie Webber

Current Students

How can the Christ Church Association help me with careers advice or seeking employment?

For those who know what they want to do or where, we will try to enlist the help of an experienced member. For careers advice, please contact Tony Hart (tony.hart@sbs.ox.ac.uk) with your CV and a covering letter he can forward on to alumni who may be able to help.

For undergraduates, the Christ Church Association Vacation Scheme complements official internships run by certain employment sectors as well as internships listed by the Oxford University Careers Service. This scheme identifies a limited number of informal vacation jobs or summer internships offered by Christ Church alumni. Please contact the JCR Careers Rep for more information.

Current Students

How do I confer my MA degree?

Please see our admissions pages for information on applying for undergraduate study.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Admissions

How do I apply for undergraduate study?

BA and BFA graduands are entitled to proceed in due course to the MA degree, which may be taken seven years following original matriculation (in or after the 21st term from matriculation). A £10.00 fee is payable.

Bookings for degree ceremonies may be made through the Administrative Assistant. Before booking, please bear in mind the following University Regulations:

● A candidate may be presented in person for only one degree at each ceremony. This will normally be the superior of the degrees for which he or she is eligible. A candidate may, however, take other degrees in absentia at the same ceremony when a degree is taken in person.
● Once a candidate's name has been entered he or she may not withdraw from the ceremony. If a candidate is unable to be present, the degree will be conferred in absentia.

Please email rebecca.varley@chch.ox.ac.uk for information on how to book a place.

~ Censors' Office Administrative Assistant (Undergraduate)

Alumni

How do I order a degree certificate or confirmation letter?

Degree certificates and confirmation letters are available from The Degree Conferrals Office.

~ Censors' Office Administrative Assistant (Undergraduate)

Alumni

How do I order an Alumni Card?

Please cisit the Oxford University Alumni pages to to request an Alumni Card. Alumni Card-holders are entitled to a range of discounts and benefits in Oxford.

Admissions

How will Christ Church make its decision about my application for graduate study?

When the College receives your dossier it will be passed on to the college tutor whose interests are closest to your own. The tutor will make a recommendation to the Tutor for Graduates and the Dean of Christ Church, who will make the final decision in the light of the overall competition for graduate places.

~ Graduate Administrator

Admissions

How will I hear about the outcome of my graduate application?

If Christ Church is able to offer you a place, you will hear from us directly. Our letter will explain what you need to do in order to confirm your place and you will also be told whether or not we can offer you a room in college. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified directly by the University.

~ Graduate Administrator

Admissions

How will I hear about the outcome of my undergraduate application?

Christ Church will notify you by email in January whether or not your application has been successful. Your UCAS track will also be updated.

Please see the University admissions pages for more information.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Admissions

What are the arrangements for food in college?

The college provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, during term time that you pay for. All meals are served in the hall at Christ Church on the main college site. Outside of term there are kitchens in staircases and houses which can be used to prepare meals.

~ The Academic Registrar

Admissions

What are the fees for undergraduate courses?

Please see the fees and funding section of the Univeristy website.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Admissions

What are the offer conditions for graduate entry to Christ Church?

Any academic conditions for entry are set by the University faculty admitting you and will also be required for entry to Christ Church. We do not add any further conditions of our own apart from confirmation of your funding.

~ Graduate Administrator

Admissions

What are the offer conditions for undergraduate entry to Christ Church?

Please see the University undergraduate website for the academic conditions for undergraduate entry, which will also be required for entry to Christ Church.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Alumni

What dining rights do alumni have?

Eligible members are those who matriculated at the House for a first degree more than seven years ago or who matriculated at the House for a second degree, diploma or certificate of the University [or as a Visiting Student] more than four years ago.

Old members may apply to dine at High Table on two days in each Term. There is no entitlement to bring a guest, however, this can occasionally be waived and a guest welcomed.

For further information and to book, please email the Steward's PA, Pamela Linnen or call 01865-286580.

Admissions

When are Christ Church Undergraduate Open Days?

Wednesday 29 June, Thursday 30 June and Friday16 September 2016.

We run Open Days for prospective applicants in June/July and September, coinciding with the University Open Days. These days are designed for students in the Lower Sixth/Year 12 who will be applying by 15 October 2016 to start in October 2017 (2018 deferred).The Tutor for Admissions, the Admissions Administrator, the Access and Outreach Officer, subject tutors and undergraduates will be available to answer your questions. The days will include talks on the admissions process, demonstrations of mock interviews, subject tutor sessions, and guided tours of the college. Please email admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk for booking information or follow this link: www.chch.ox.ac.uk

Christ Church also welcomes prospective applicants to look around the college any time during the year. Please email admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk to arrange your visit, or simply come to Tom Tower Gate on St. Aldates (OX1 1DP) and explain to the porter on duty that you are a prospective applicant.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Admissions

When are interviews for undergraduate places?

Interviews are held between 4 and 16 December 2016. Please see the University admissions pages for more information.

~ Admissions Administrator (Undergraduate)

Visiting and Learning

When Was The College Founded?

The college was founded in 1524 as Cardinal College, however after Henry VIII broke from Rome it was renamed Henry VIII college and then finally as Christ Church.

~ Library Enquiries

Admissions

Which sports does Christ Church offer?

Christ Church has excellent sporting facilities and offers a wide range of activities to graduates and undergraduates. For more information, please see our dedicated sports pages.

~ Censors' Office Administrative Assistant (Undergraduate)