Private tour

Oxford: University Tour for Prospective Students

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Oxford: University Tour for Prospective Students

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 183.62 per group up to 2

Take a guided tour of Oxford University, led by an alumni guide. Gain insider insight on what it's like to live on campus and some tips on how to succeed in the application process.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Get insider tips on applying to Oxford
  • Visit a range of Oxford colleges with your guide
  • Learn about the university's history and hear stories from the colleges
  • Enjoy an advice Q & A session both online and in person after the tour
Full description
Learn insider tips about applying for Oxford, and take a private tour of the university with your local guide. Discover in detail what student life is like at Oxford. Learn the historical events and stories of the city's colleges. Get the inside track on applying, including tips and insights from your alumni guide. Be sure to ask in advance if you are interested in a particular college so that arrangements can be made to visit as part of the tour. Your tour will also include a Q and A session on the application process, both online and in person.
  • 1.5 to 2 hour walking tour
  • Q & A session of up to 1 hour with your guide
  • Entry to 2 or more colleges within the city center
  • Entry to the Bodleian library
  • Entry to Christ Church College
  • Entry to colleges located outside of city center

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street • The guide will be wearing a red <iloveoxford> lanyard

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Requests to visit specific colleges can be made during the booking process
  • Please indicate the subject you wish to read when booking the tour
  • Which colleges will be visited will vary depending on opening times and date of tour
  • Visits to Christ Church College are not possible due to visitor restrictions
  • Visits to colleges outside the city center are not possible
  • Due to CoVid-19 restrictions, many colleges are temporarily closed to visitors
  • Tours do not run during the following graduation dates:
  • 2022 graduation: March 5 +12. May 7, 14, 21. June 4. July 16, 26, 29, 30. Aug 5 + 6. Sep 10, 23, 24. Nov 4, 5, 12
  • 2023 graduation dates include Feb 23, March 4, May 6, 13 and 20th
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So impressed with this prospective student tour! Our guide, Peter, was FABULOUS! He took us everywhere, took extra time with us to answer any and all questions, made it so fun with little stops for treats and photo ops, and offered to help with the application process when the time comes. He really went above and beyond! He was able to get us access to more colleges on our daughter’s list than we initially thought we would be able to see. Highly recommend this tour for potential students or just for a smaller group setting! Worth every penny!!

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May 12, 2022

Peter was a fantastic guide that was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond what he had expected and made a significant difference in our visit to Oxford as my son considers his application to Oxford University. This private tour has clarify doubts that he had regarding the different colleges, the application process and university life in genera and has really helped him in his decision process. Peter also provided very valuable tips on how to increase the chances of being accepted to Oxford University. A tour not to be missed if your are a prospective student!

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October 27, 2021

We booked this tour as there are currently no in-person tours of Oxford university. As we aren't applying until 2022 we wanted to get an overview of the city, the colleges, an idea of the differences between colleges (and the collegiate system) plus any top tips on applications. Peter, an Oxonian, was very knowledgeable and discussed the application and interview process and showed us around Exeter, Balliol and the Divinity School (there were very few open due to COVID). Peter had researched the subjects that we were thinking of taking and had statistics and advice on preparation for interviews in these subjects. If we had been applying this year, he would have helped us more specifically with personal statements and tried to get us in to specific colleges. There was a lot to take in, but it has set us up to better understand the virtual open days and the application process next year.

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August 29, 2021

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