A Coffee Enthusiast’s Application to Oxford for Physics

Applying to Oxford for Physics (Not my Dad’s) If you’re reading this, you just might possibly be considering the thought of maybe perhaps APPLYING FOR PHYSICS at Oxford. Do it. My dad (whose physics application advice is also on this website) and I are the only Malaysian physicists here and we’d love for you allContinue reading “A Coffee Enthusiast’s Application to Oxford for Physics”

Oxford Chemical Engineering Application

Background Hi, this is Christopher Lim Zi Kai from the land of agriculture, Kedah! I’m born in 1994 and am currently 20 years old now. After graduating from SMJK Sin Min with 9 A+, 2A in 2011, I was awarded a bursary offer to pursue Cambridge A-Levels in Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. My subject combinationContinue reading “Oxford Chemical Engineering Application”

My journey applying for Economics & Management at Oxford

Image Source I applied to read pure economics at Warwick, LSE, Bristol and UCL. However, as Oxford did not offer a pure economics course, I chose E&M instead. (UCAS only allows you to apply to a maximum of 5 universities). Moreover, E&M appealed to me as it combines my interest in the management of businessContinue reading “My journey applying for Economics & Management at Oxford”

Mechanical Engineering at Oxford

Image Source Intro Hello! I am Chow Foo You from Kampar, Perak. I completed my A-levels at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. With the aid of the JPA scholarship, I am pursuing Engineering Science at Magdalen College, University of Oxford this October. For your information, I chose a double Maths combination for my A-level course, andContinue reading “Mechanical Engineering at Oxford”

Why PPE at Oxford? How do I prepare for it?

Q: Why did you apply to read PPE? In your opinion, what are the main differences between PPE offered in Oxford and other universities? Will it be a disadvantage for me if i do not have any portfolio, volunteering experiences, as well as knowledge on philosophy and economics? A: In my opinion, Philosophy is a big partContinue reading “Why PPE at Oxford? How do I prepare for it?”

Oxford PPE Application Part 2: Interview & Tests

Read Part 1 of the story HERE In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that I am privileged: with a nurturing environment, a family that encourages independence & unpopular opinions, a mother who is an educator, and a father who talks like a politician, mixing sense and nonsense with a poker face. (I kid,Continue reading “Oxford PPE Application Part 2: Interview & Tests”

Oxford PPE Application Part 1: UCAS

I’m Weiling from Port Dickson. I did A-levels at Inti International University, Nilai, and hold a conditional offer from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, to read PPE. PPE stands for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. I think my teachers, especially, are quite dismissive when I tell them I’m going to study a subject that isn’t hard scienceContinue reading “Oxford PPE Application Part 1: UCAS”

My Journey to Oxford (Part 2)

  Read Part 1 of this story here. Interviews The Specific Details of my Interviews 1st Oxford Physics Skype Interview (Conducted by Physics tutors from University College, Oxford) I applied to University College (informally known as ‘Univ’) at the University of Oxford. And as part of Oxford Physics Department admission process, I was interviewed twice,Continue reading “My Journey to Oxford (Part 2)”

My Journey to Oxford (Part 1)

UCAS Personal Statement For my personal statement, I mainly wrote about my passion in Physics and what the aspects in physics that excite me are. I think the most important message for prospective applicants to include in their personal statements is to demonstrate their interest for the course they are applying to. Do take noteContinue reading “My Journey to Oxford (Part 1)”