Oxford Said Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Letter Questions (Entering Fall 2016)


Oxford Said Deadlines 2015-2016

 Application Deadline Decision Notification
Stage 1 September 11, 2015 October 16, 2015
Stage 2 October 30, 2015 December 11, 2015
Stage 3 January 8, 2016 March 4, 2016
Stage 4 March 18, 2016 April 29, 2016
Stage 5 May 6, 2016 June 10, 2016
Stage 6 June 10, 2016 July 8, 2016


Mandatory essays:

  1. How do you fit with Oxford Saïd’s mission? (Maximum 500 words)
  2. Is there anything not covered in the application form which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you? (Maximum 250 words)

If you are applying under the 1+1 scheme you also need to submit the following essay:

  1.  Explain why you see this as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your careers and personal development aims (Maximum 250 words)

Re-applicants will need to complete the essays mentioned above and another essay on the topic:

  1. What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA? (Maximum 250 words)

When reviewing your essays the Admissions Committee will be looking for evidence of the following: Good communication skills, leadership potential, analytical skills, fit within the Oxford MBA community, among other characteristics.


Using the online application form you will need to submit two professional or academic references. Once referee details are input onto the form, your referee will receive an automatic email from the School with details on how to complete the online reference form.

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