Open days

Visiting Magdalen

Potential applicants and their families are very welcome to look around Magdalen on any day of the year. Simply tell the porter on duty that you are a prospective applicant and you will be admitted free of charge. Here is a link to our Alternative Prospectus. Please see our general visitor information, including opening hours.

Open Day

The Open Day is an opportunity for you to get a feel for the College, ask any questions you may have, and for you to meet our tutors and current undergraduate students. The Open Day is designed to help you to decide where you want to study and play no part whatsoever in our selection process.

There will be the opportunity to ask our students, admissions and outreach team and tutors questions on the day.

Oxford’s 2023 Open Days will be on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June, and Friday 16 September.  Detailed information can be found on the University website

Magdalen’s schedule of events during the Open Day will likely be as follows, though this is subject to change:

9:30-16:30- Open to Visitors with frequent tours running by student helpers

12:30-13:00- Life at Magdalen talk by student ambassadors (prospective students only)

13:15-14:15 – Admissions Talk and Q&A with admissions tutors from various subjects

14:45-15:30- Demonstration Interview with a student helper and admissions tutor

All of these events are drop-in and do not require booking beforehand.

Open Day Travel Expenses Reimbursement Scheme

If the cost of travelling to and from Oxford is a problem, then we may be able to reimburse some or all of the costs of travel. In order to be eligible, you must be a UK resident attending a UK state school or college and travelling by public transport. We are only able to reimburse travel costs for students and receipts must be provided for your travel.

To apply for this scheme, students must be:

If you meet the criteria, please complete the Open Days Travel Expenses Reimbursement request form.

If you are concerned about paying for travel but do not fit this criteria, please ensure you ask your school whether they have schemes or support for you before getting in touch with us.

This scheme will open two months before each Open Day in 2023.