Open Days

The Faculty of Oriental Studies holds three Undergraduate Oxford Open Days and a Faculty Undergraduate Open Day each year. Open Days provide an excellent opportunity to visit the Faculty and meet tutors and students. The Faculty holds its main open day in May each year, and information sessions on the main University Open Days in July, alongside a further Open Day in September. Please see the table to the right for this year’s dates.

Please note that you must register and book a place to attend an Undergraduate Open Day. To do this please see the table to the right.

For travel directions and maps for Oxford, please click here. For details on park and ride for Oxford, please click here. Please note that there is no parking available at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and all visitors are encouraged to travel by public transport when visiting Oxford.

Last year’s Open Day Guide can be found online. Further information on the University-wide Open Days can be found here.

If you have any queries, please contact the Academic Administrator for Undergraduate Studies, on undergraduate.administrator@orinst.ox.ac.uk or 01865 278312.

Faculty Open Day update - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

As a result of developments with coronavirus (Covid-19), and in line with Government guidance on social distancing, outreach events are currently not taking place as planned. This includes our Faculty Open Day on the 11th June which will now run as a virtual open day. The day will comprise an afternoon of sessions including an introduction to the Faculty from our Faculty Chair, language taster classes, a session on admissions with our Director of Undergraduate Admissions and an opportunity to talk to current students. To attend, please sign up using this form, and we will send you invites for the sessions. For those interested in European and Middle Eastern Languages, don't miss the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages’ Open Day (click for more information and to register), which is on the 1st May.

At the moment, we are hoping that the remaining Open Days will take place in Oxford, but realise that this may not be possible if social distancing remains in place. We remain strongly committed to providing opportunities for you to discover what it is like to study at Oxford and we would like to encourage you to sign up for our newsletter. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay well and we hope to welcome you and your family on a visit to Oxford before too long. If you are holding an offer to begin studying here in the autumn, please see our guidance for offer holders.

Anyone thinking of applying to Oxford this October, should sign up for the latest news on developments in undergraduate admissions and outreach. Our admissions timeline will also give you a useful overview of the steps involved in making an application. Course choice is the most important decision you need to make when considering university so we suggest you start by exploring your course options. We wish you and your family well during these difficult times and look forward to welcoming you on a visit to Oxford soon.

The dates of our planned Open Day events in 2021 are listed below. This table will be updated as more information becomes available.

Date Notes
June 11th

Faculty Undergraduate Open Day (via MS Teams)

Teams sessions will take place in the afternoon and will include and introduction to the Faculty, details of the admissions process and different courses offered, language taster classes and an opportunity to speak with current Oriental Studies students.

Please sign up using this form.

NOTE: this Open Day has been postponed from the 1st May. Those interested in studying European and Middle Eastern Languages may also attend the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages’ Open Day, on 1st May. Click here for more information.

June 30th

Oxford Undergraduate Open Day

A programme for a previous Faculty of Oriental Studies Open Day is available here.

Booking will become available closer to the date.

July 1st

Oxford Undergraduate Open Day

A programme for a previous Faculty of Oriental Studies Open Day is available here.

Booking will become available closer to the date.

Sept 17th 

Oxford Undergraduate Open Day

A programme for a previous Faculty of Oriental Studies Open Day is available here.

Booking will become available closer to the date.