How to Apply

Kellogg welcomes applications from postgraduate students for a variety of study programmes.

As a graduate student at Kellogg, you will join a diverse community drawn from over 90 different countries. You will benefit from Oxford’s world-class graduate training and have opportunities to network with like-minded professionals in your field. Whether you want to join the next generation of academic researchers and teachers or build on your successful career, Kellogg provides the right environment for you.

Application to Kellogg College is made by naming it as your chosen college on the University’s application form.  Further information on the Application process is available on the University’s website. Once you have been accepted by a Department or Faculty, your application will be sent to your choice of college (or one selected on your behalf if you indicated ‘no college preference’).

If the College is not able to accept you, your application will be passed on to another college that has places available.

You can view our selection criteria for admission below.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the college, or for any other queries, please do get in touch with a member of the Academic Office on +44 (0)1865 612000 or email We are very happy to help.

For further course and academic information, please consult the online Graduate Prospectus.

Graduate Admissions Selection Criteria for Kellogg College

  • Applicants must first have been accepted by a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford before the college may consider them.
  • Applications are considered for any of the courses in which the College offers admission. Please refer to the information on individual courses in the Graduate Prospectus for details of accepting colleges.
  • Kellogg is particularly keen to welcome and support part-time students, alongside substantial numbers of full-time students each year. Preference will normally be given to applicants whose area of study overlaps with the academic interests of the College’s Fellows.
  • Applications are usually considered by the Tutor for Admissions and the Senior Tutor.
  • The College aims to admit a certain number of graduate students each year spread across the range of subjects in which it accepts graduate students, and this will determine the number of offers which can be made to applicants. Where there are more applicants than offers which can be made, the relative academic merit and potential of the applicants may be taken into account. It may not be possible to make offers to applicants whose applications are received late in the admissions round, when places are full.
  • The possession of competitively-won funding may be taken into account as an indicator of the applicant’s academic merit and potential.
  • The final decision of whether to offer a place in the light of the overall competition for graduate places and the spread of those places across subject areas is usually taken by the Tutor for Admissions and the Senior Tutor.
  • In addition to any condition(s) set by the Department or Faculty, an offer made by college is also conditional upon completing a Financial Declaration process
  • Preference may be given to current or past students of the College who meet the selection criteria outlined.