Reapplying to Oxford (2023) whilst at a University

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Unfortunately rejected from PPE this year post-interview; awaiting feedback, but am pretty sure my TSA score is where I fell short, really unfortunate since my centre had an array of technical issues on the day. I am pretty set on reapplying granted I am awarded strong enough grades after my A-Level Exams.

However, I am most likely to reapply whilst enrolled at university to mitigate the risk of a year out of education (just don't think it will do me well, personally). Does anyone have any experience doing this? Found some pretty old threads, but wondered if more recently anyone has had any issues with Oxford/particular colleges etc. or just would be able to provide some broader insight.
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I think Oxford does not accept application when you are in university
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I think Oxford does not accept application when you are in university
I've emailed a few colleges, and it is possible as long as there are "strong reasons for moving university after the first year" - aside from that, there are threads on here/others online who have written about going through the aforementioned process.
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Which A-Level subjects have you chosen? There are TSA tests on the website from 2008 to 2020, so practice them!

A Post A-Level application is usually stronger, as you already have met the offer and only the interviews matter as well as the TSA!!!

What about Cambridge University? Economics

Or even Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT or Amherst as they give full funding to International applicants as well as Americans!!!
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I think Oxford does not accept application when you are in university
What if the university study is outside UK?
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What if the university study is outside U
If you really want Oxbridge, you might need to leave your current university to reapply. Though Oxford may still interview you if you have a university, it is highly unlikely they would accept you in the end, as long as there are already more qualified students from current academic year than places.
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Which A-Level subjects have you chosen? There are TSA tests on the website from 2008 to 2020, so practice them!

A Post A-Level application is usually stronger, as you already have met the offer and only the interviews matter as well as the TSA!!!

What about Cambridge University? Economics

Or even Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT or Amherst as they give full funding to International applicants as well as Americans!!!
Cambridge are even less keen on applications if you are already at university.

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....k-universities
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(Original post by Cloumo)
I think Oxford does not accept application when you are in university
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I've emailed a few colleges, and it is possible as long as there are "strong reasons for moving university after the first year" - aside from that, there are threads on here/others online who have written about going through the aforementioned process.
Pretty sure Oxford does accept applications while you’re studying elsewhere whereas Cambridge does not.
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Cambridge are even less keen on applications if you are already at university.

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....k-universities
Because of The Tripos system, and it is very intense with the workload too.
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Pretty sure Oxford does accept applications while you’re studying elsewhere whereas Cambridge does not.
It's mentioned on Cambridge website that "The Cambridge Colleges will not normally consider applications to Cambridge from students enrolled on degree courses at other UK universities". So in this case, it will tend to accept those studying at Uni outside the UK. Is that right?
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It's mentioned on Cambridge website that "The Cambridge Colleges will not normally consider applications to Cambridge from students enrolled on degree courses at other UK universities". So in this case, it will tend to accept those studying at Uni outside the UK. Is that right?
Email some colleges and see.Oxford would have less of a problem with it in general.
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Can I apply for an undergraduate degree course if I am already studying at another UK university?
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Cambridge no Oxford probably. Email colleges and ask.
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Cambridge no Oxford probably. Email colleges and ask.
lol just to be clear I was sharing official Oxford link in the post to help the OP and others
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Decided its best to just commit, taking a productive year out and re-applying to my five choices again for 2023 entry.
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Decided its best to just commit, taking a productive year out and re-applying to my five choices again for 2023 entry.
Please do not do any withdrawing until after A level results. Plan ahead by all means but have 2 plans as results are never a given. Unless you want a gap year anyway. But still wait until August to do anything about offers.
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Please do not do any withdrawing until after A level results. Plan ahead by all means but have 2 plans as results are never a given. Unless you want a gap year anyway. But still wait until August to do anything about offers.
Definitely won't be withdrawing until offer day - thank you for the advice
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Unfortunately rejected from PPE this year post-interview; awaiting feedback, but am pretty sure my TSA score is where I fell short, really unfortunate since my centre had an array of technical issues on the day. I am pretty set on reapplying granted I am awarded strong enough grades after my A-Level Exams.

However, I am most likely to reapply whilst enrolled at university to mitigate the risk of a year out of education (just don't think it will do me well, personally). Does anyone have any experience doing this? Found some pretty old threads, but wondered if more recently anyone has had any issues with Oxford/particular colleges etc. or just would be able to provide some broader insight.
TSA related Oxford video
https://youtu.be/tl45qEDXOXw
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official video: TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) Tips and Tricks
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Decided its best to just commit, taking a productive year out and re-applying to my five choices again for 2023 entry.
Good luck! That's what I'm also doing, so you'll have to update me on how it goes!
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