The July 2019 Open Days team

Applying here: Open Days for prospective applicants

“Visiting the college transformed it… into a friendly space where I could really picture myself living and studying. Everybody was so welcoming and informative. It made all the difference!”

Open Days give you an opportunity to get a feel for the College, ask any questions you may have, and to meet our tutors and current undergraduate students. Our Open Days coincide with the University Open Days - in 2021 these are due to take place on Wednesday 30 June & Thursday 1 July, and Friday 17 September - however as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, these Open Days may again take place virtually.

We are strongly committed to making sure prospective applicants have plenty of alternative online opportunities to discover Oxford and all that it has to offer. The University of Oxford created a portal website, which offers lots of advice and signpost content about degrees, departments/faculties, colleges and central services. You also have an opportunity to put your questions directly to students and to academic tutors.

If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to sign up for the latest news from undergraduate admissions and outreach. These regular newsletters for prospective applicants offer not just important updates, but insights into student life, as well as detailed advice and guidance on the steps to making a strong application.

Our 2020 Virtual Open Days were held on Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 July, and Friday 18 September.

We look forward to seeing anyone interested in applying to Merton for undergraduate study, and welcome visits by prospective students individually (and their families/guests), or by school groups.

“The atmosphere was amazing. It was so lively and everyone was so friendly.”
Courses offered at Merton College
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