You do not need to provide evidence of English language proficiency if you meet one of the following criteria:
A. Your first language is English and you have always been a resident and citizen of a majority English-speaking country recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI); or
B. You are a current Oxford student applying for readmission.
C. You have completed a minimum of three years full time higher education in English in a UKVI country, completing your course within approximately two years of the start date of the DPhil. We will consider any degrees which finished in May 2020 or later for our 2022 intake.
If you do not meet one of the criteria above, you will have to provide evidence that you meet the English language requirement for the DPhil.
Please see the central University application guide for full details of this requirement – please note that the School requires the higher level scores outlined. Where possible you should submit an English language proficiency test by the application deadline; if you have not yet taken a test or received your results your application will still be considered as long as all other required documents have been submitted. Any offer of a place will require you to submit English language test results at the required level by 31 May 2022. Please note that the Blavatnik School has a higher waiver standard than the central university and waivers are granted at the discretion of the department. If you wish to apply for a waiver you can submit this request either with your application or after you receive an offer.