You can find lots of useful information about studying at Oxford, selection criteria for admission, the roles of faculties, departments and colleges in graduate study, the costs of study, methods of application, and scholarships and funding on the University’s Graduate Admissions webpages.

The University prefers to receive applications via its Online Application Form; before you complete your application, please make sure that you refer to the University's Application Guide.

Application deadlines

DPhil in International DevelopmentYesYes
DPhil in Migration StudiesNoYes**
MPhil in Development StudiesYesYes
MSc in Economics for DevelopmentNoYes
MSc in Global Governance & DiplomacyNoYes
MSc in Migration StudiesNoYes
MSc in Refugee & Forced Migration StudiesNoYes

The deadlines for 2024-25 entry applications are 12 noon (ie midday) UK time on:

  • 10 November 2023
  • **5 January 2024 - for the DPhil in Migration Studies only
  • 19 January 2024

Please see the Graduate Admissions webpages and Application Guide for full information on deadline dates to make sure you submit your application before the correct date for the particular course for which you are applying. Any changes to deadlines will be announced on the Graduate Admissions webpages.

Overseas applicants

We welcome applications from all over the world. Whether you are from the UK or overseas, the application procedure is the same. You can find specific information for overseas applicants on the main University webpages for international students.