Oxford and Cambridge universities are two of the most prestigious universities in the world

As such, Oxbridge applications require careful preparation and forward thinking if you are to stand out from the competition. 

From the 2025 entry cycle, there will be a new format for the personal statement. This is still very much in the consultation stages, but it is likely that the free text approach will be replaced by a series of questions that students need to answer based around some key themes. In addition, admissions testing is also changing for 2025 entry.

For starters, you need to ensure that you choose the right course if you are considering Oxbridge, and choosing the right college is just as important. 

What’s more, once you have completed the initial application (a challenging process in of itself), many courses at Oxford and Cambridge now require candidates to sit rigorous admissions tests, sometimes subject specific and sometimes more general in nature. 

William Clarence Education is here to help 

Our team of Oxbridge entrance consultants – all Oxbridge graduates themselves – will work tirelessly with you to maximise your chances of a successful application

They have first-hand knowledge of the application processes and procedures, and of life in different colleges. They are ideally placed to advise you on these issues and debunk the myths you may have heard every step of the way. 

Your allocated tutor will also work with you on course and college selection, personal statements, wider reading and work experience advice, face to face interview and admissions test practice, as well as providing access to our academic tutors for any exam preparation. 

Your tutor will also be fully up to date with Oxbridge entrance exam requirements and will be assigned to you for the duration of your application process.

Explore our Oxbridge applications expertise in more detail 

At William Clarence, we are fortunate to be home to some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Oxbridge consultants in the UK, who have helped a multitude of prospective students achieve a place on their desired course over the years. Meet our team here.

Discover their expertise 

But don’t just take our word for it... 

Discover how our Oxbridge entrance consultant guided one student towards a successful application to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge in our case study. 

Ready to begin your journey to a successful Oxbridge application? 

Contact our Oxbridge entrance consultants at William Clarence today and they will arrange a time to discuss the range of options available with you.



Our specialist Oxbridge Applications team provide:

  • a full review of your academic qualifications 
  • a detailed discussion around Oxford and Cambridge suitability 
  • guidance and advice on reading lists and work experience 
  • an extensive course and college choice review 
  • admissions test support 
  • full personal statement support 
  • interview preparation  
  • Oxbridge mock interview sessions 
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