- Applications to Oxford University are done through the online portal: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/mathematics-random-systems?wssl=1
- Do not worry about listing the funding you are applying for. We will automatically consider CDT applicants for all the different types of CDT funding. We will also accept students with funding from other sources.
- Under 'College' select: "I have no College Preference"
- Your statement of purpose should be between 1-2 pages in length and written in English. It will be assessed for the following criteria:
- Your motivation for applying to the CDT.
- Your relevant experience and education.
- The specific areas that interest you.
Interviews and Selection
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place within 4-6 weeks of application closing dates, and shortlisted candidates will be informed at least a week before their interviews. The interviews can take place face-to-face, by telephone, or online.
Shortlisted candidates will have one 30 minute interview with Oxford staff and will involve technical questions. These questions will cover a range of relevant mathematical topics and candidates will need to work through these with the interviewers. There will also be questions about why the candidate wishes to join the CDT and an opportunity for candidates to ask questions. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interviews. There may be opportunities on interview days to meet with current Oxford Mathematics Students.
Do I need to contact potential supervisors before applying?
No, this is not necessary. CDT students choose their research project and supervisor by the end of their first term. If you do have a supervisor in mind you would like to work with you are welcome to contact them if you wish.
If my application is successful I will need accommodation in Oxford, how would I arrange this?
Oxford offers a wide range of accommodation options to graduate students, both privately and within the University, to suit a variety of needs and living arrangements. Many colleges are able to offer accommodation to their graduate students for all or part of their course, you can apply for this when you are offered a college place. The Graduate Accommodation Office lets and manages rooms, flats and houses in and around Oxford city centre, on sites owned by the University, to full-time graduate students. To find further information on graduate student properties, contact details for the team and how to apply for accommodation, visit the Graduate Accommodation Office website. You can apply to the Graduate office before your application receives a decision.
What is an Oxford college?
Every Oxford University student is associated with a college. The collegiate system is at the heart of the University's success, giving students and academics the benefits of belonging to both a large, internationally renowned institution and to a smaller, multidisciplinary, academic college community. Membership of an Oxford college, as well as a department, can add a whole new dimension to your experience of graduate study. More information on the college system can be found at: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/colleges