2023 University Offers

Updated 22nd June 2023


We proudly announce that our students have received over 540 offers from top universities worldwide. This year has been another outstanding year for OIC, with 126 offers received from G5 universities, including 11 offers from Oxbridge, with the subjects including:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Medical Sciences
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedical Technology Ventures
  • Cancer Biomedicine
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computing
  • Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)
  • Computing (Management and Finance)
  • Computing (Software Engineering)
  • Data Science
  • Design Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Economics and Economic History
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Engineering and Architectural Design
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Geography with Economics
  • Human Sciences
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Law
  • Management
  • Management Science
  • Mathematical Computation
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Biosciences
  • Medical Innovation and Enterprise
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition and Medical Sciences
  • Pharmacy with Integrated Pre-registration Training
  • Physics
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics, Economics and Finance



The college provided plenty of valuable courses to improve our personal statement and prepare for our admission tests and interviews. Also, all my teachers helped me better understand and taught me a lot of interesting expansions of the content both in and beyond A-Level. I wish to express my grateful appreciation for all my teachers and the admission team!

Jenny, 2023 Oxbridge offer holder, Mathematics at University of Oxford




We are also delighted to announce that four of our students have received offers for Medicine from the University of Cambridge. This is the second consecutive year we have achieved this remarkable feat, demonstrating OIC’s commitment to academic excellence and achievement.



I really appreciated the extensive feedback from the mentors, who are current medical students, as well as teachers, which helped me refine my personal statement over time. The school also arranged many interview preparation sessions with the mentors, both online and in-person. My mentors helped me prepare for both MMI style and Oxbridge style panel interviews, and I felt confident throughout all my interviews.

Arthur, 2023 Oxbridge offer holder, Medicine at University of Cambridge




We want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all our students who have received offers from prestigious universities worldwide. We are proud of their hard work, dedication, and commitment to their studies.

We are confident that our students will continue to excel academically and professionally, and we are excited to see what their future holds. OIC is committed to providing our students with the resources, guidance, and support they need to achieve their full potential and reach their dreams.



From our UCAS applications to admissions tests to interviews, OIC has provided all-rounded support every step of the way, giving me the confidence to apply to competitive universities such as Oxford. For an intellectually demanding subject such as physics, I am grateful that my teachers at OIC always teach beyond the syllabus, providing me with an academically stimulating environment.

Sharon, 2023 Oxbridge offer holder, Physics at University of Oxford



Furthermore, we are pleased to share that two students outside of OIC who participated in OIC Academy’s Premium Consultancy and University Preparation Programme have received offers from Oxbridge. This achievement speaks to the success of our program in preparing external students for the competitive university application process.



From one-of-a-kind interview preparation classes to incredible subject-specific and personalised assistance, my journey with OIC Academy was truly a unique experience. Yasmin’s deep understanding of the admissions process was very insightful, and I was supported every step of the way. Over the past 6 months, I have grown both as a student and as a person. A massive and heartfelt thank you to Yasmin, Gavin, Lucy, and all of OIC Academy for their pivotal guidance – which culminated in me being invited to read Psychology at Cambridge!

Justine, 2023 Oxbridge offer holder, Psychological & Behavioural Sciences at University of Cambridge

2022 Northeastern University London Essay Competition Awards

Essay writing is one of the academic competitions OIC encourages students to participate in to build their Supercurricular portfolios.

Isaac won First Place in the Creative Writing sector at the 2022 Northeastern University London Essay Competition. This year’s topic was ‘What role can fiction serve when the nature of ‘fact’ is continually called into question?’ Read his winning essay here.

Some of our Year 13 students were selected as finalists (top 10% amongst 6,000 entries across the Globe) in the Competition, and they are:




Year 13 Biology Field Trip before Autumn Term 2022

Right before the Autumn term started, 66 of our Year 13 Biologists went on a 3-day Biology Field Trip at FSC Juniper Hall with their Biology teachers – Su, Rob and Wendy, Physics teacher – Gavin and Maths teacher – Richard.

✍ Reports by Erfan and Juliana


Overall, the biology trip to Juniper Hall was a valuable experience and a much-welcome change from traditional classroom learning. The range of sites we visited was interesting, with engaging teachers and many opportunities to ask questions. A particular standout was the river site, where we put class learning into action with kick-sampling, which I found to be the most interesting due to the multitude of invertebrates living in the river. I would recommend all students to take part in the trip, especially for the exposure to UK woodlands which many of us were unfamiliar with before.


Thank you for an excellent and successful Biology Field Trip this year! I have learnt a lot and gained unforgettable memories from these three days.

I really enjoyed throughout the trip, courtesy of the great planning for each day. The tutors (I was in Laura’s group) are knowledgeable and friendly, and taught me greatly about ecology and sampling. From day 1, studying the effects of coppicing and forming our own hypotheses gave us great background knowledge before we hiked up to the mountain. Although the walk was tiring, we were awarded with great scenery along the way, and given clear instructions to collect our data. It was enlightening to then learn about the ruins of a tower we saw at the bottom of the hill as we crowded around it, listening to Daniel’s engaging tales. Not only had I deepened my knowledge about Biology, but I also learned more about Dorking and its history.

Being one with nature is another highlight of our experience–days 2 and 3 are most exciting, as we tread up trails to Mickleham Downs and a freshwater stream. For the former, we immersed ourselves into the “forest” with seeds clinging eagerly to our clothing; in the river, we were nearly knee-deep in the churning waters. While taking great joy in setting up quadrants and doing kick sampling, we also had a hands-on experience in sampling, something we had only learnt from our textbooks and could only fathom in real life. This consolidated our knowledge, but more importantly, stretched what we knew to whole new levels–I could never imagine the difficulty of setting a level quadrant on bushes of bramble, nor the strength needed to deliver equal kicks to the riverbed. These factors are commonly overlooked when learning from a 2D textbook.

Moreover, many thanks to the catering team for their delicious meals after every exhausting day, which energised us and welcomed us back into Juniper Hall with warm smiles. I can still taste the brownie ice cream dessert from my memories!

Last but not least, thank you to the wonderful housecleaning team for their behind-the-scenes efforts in providing us with clean sheets and a tidy room.

It has been a joy to go on the Biology trip, and it has no wonder been one of the highlights of my summer. Leaving with my newfound knowledge and amazing memories, I wish everyone all the best!



ISA Awards 2022 Finalist for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development

OIC has once again been shortlisted as a finalist for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development of this year’s ISA Award for our continuously impressive work in the college!



Moment of Reflection|Pay Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A special assembly for everyone at OIC to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was held yesterday. Our Chief Education Officer, Yasmin Sarwar, and Managing Director & Principal, Kim Terrar, shared things they take away from the greatest-ever monarch. Being relevant to people in time and being a role model for women are the two things they both talked about. One of our tutors, Vijay Chhaya, advised our students to look no further than the Queen of providing lifelong services and caring for people at the highest level. Some students also paid tribute by sharing pictures and words.

At the end of the assembly, Yasmin urged students to join the National Moment of Reflection on Sunday 18th September at 8pm and “to take this period of reflection and join in with the country to mourn a great loss to the world.”

There is a condolence book at the Threeways House Teaching Site for everyone at OIC to sign. And the book will then be sent to Buckingham Palace.



Celebrating 2022 A-Levels results

Students at Oxford International College (OIC), part of the global Nord Anglia Education family of schools, are celebrating after receiving their A-Levels results today.

OIC students, once again, achieved incredible results in this year’s A-Levels exams.

Of all our results, 92.47% were A*-A, and 99.56% were A*-B grades.

Twenty-eight students were awarded straight A*s:
• 3 achieved six straight A*s;
• 15 achieved five straight A*s;
• 7 achieved four straight A*s; and
• 3 achieved three straight A*s

On top of this, 75.9% of this year’s leavers at OIC were awarded at least three A grades or higher.

We are proud of their achievements, in particular, their grades were purely awarded on the basis of linear, standardised, public exams without including any Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) from last year.

Yasmin Sarwar, Chief Education Officer at Oxford International College, said:
As we’ve read in the media, this year’s university admissions round has been “the hardest in living memory”, and our students have therefore had to compete at an unprecedented level caused by the pandemic’s domino effect. With the reintroduction of exams this summer which, for most students, is their first-ever public exam, these students have met these challenges with a positive mindset and inner strength, and have not only produced stellar A-Level results, but phenomenal university destinations as well. I’m genuinely proud of every Oxford International College (OIC) student for beating the odds against them. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the College for their dedication and hard work in helping our students through these hurdles in both their academic and personal journeys. These are outstanding results, and we’re proud of the OIC community.

Jenny, from Hong Kong, is celebrating with five straight A*s and will be going on to the University of Cambridge to read Medicine. She said:
Studying here at OIC has enabled me to realise my long-held aspiration of studying Medicine at Cambridge as an international student.
OIC has a really good personal statement support, which was provided by teachers, as well as external tutors who are studying at medical schools right now and which they really did guide me through my own personal statement writing process, as well as giving a lot of advice in terms of how I could improve.

Mountain, also from Hong Kong, celebrates with four straight A*s, securing his place at the University of Oxford to read Mathematics. Mountain said:
I came to OIC hoping to develop my interests and abilities, and I have grown a lot as a person in the short time I’ve been here. Living with brilliant and supportive peers has encouraged me to strive for excellence in academic competitions and my A-Level studies, which were guided by suggestions from my insightful and helpful teachers.


2022 University Offers



2022 University Offers

Updated 5 July 2022


This year, we helped our students receive 406 offers from 66 universities to study 96 subjects. These offers are primarily competitive courses at the top-ranked universities across the world, including:

  • Cornell University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • National University of Ireland, Galway


Interview Preparation has prepared me for the specific format of the Cambridge interview, while also equipping me with the knowledge that extends beyond the syllabus.

Alexandra, 2022 Oxbridge offer holder, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge


By now, we have received 12 offers from Oxbridge and 75 offers from the G5 universities, with the subjects including:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Medical Sciences
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computing
  • Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)
  • Economics
  • Economics and Economic History
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geography with Economics
  • Infection and Immunity
  • International Social and Public Policy and Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematical Computation
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Biosciences
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nutrition and Medical Sciences
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics BSc
  • Physics
  • Physics with Theoretical Physics
  • Politics and Philosophy
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and Language Sciences
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Veterinary Medicine


We are delighted to highlight that OIC received 4 offers for Medicine at the University of Cambridge this year, which is approximately 40% of the total offers made available to international students.*


2022 University Admission Report


I am also grateful for the immense care and effort put into polishing both my university and scholarship applications, which has evidently paid off. My time here has been irreplaceable to my growth and success.

Mountain, 2022 Oxbridge offer holder, Mathematics at Queen's College, University of Oxford

Studying here at OIC has enabled me to realise my long-held aspiration of studying medicine at Cambridge as an international student.

Jenny, 2022 Oxbridge offer holder, Medicine at Jesus College, University of Cambridge (with Prince Philip Scholarship)

Interviewing a healthcare practitioner

Last year was still relatively complex for students to gain job experience in medicine. Therefore, we encouraged our students who aim to study Healthcare and Biological Science to interview healthcare practitioners in preparation for their university applications. Evelyn, who is going to progress to Year 13, interviewed an experienced orthodontist.

Read the article



Polydemia, from Peers to Peers

Founded by five sixth form students in 2019, Polydemia is a student-initiated charity aimed at providing quality revision guidance for underprivileged students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are six departments which work together to ensure the day-to-day operation within the charity, specifically Service, the Video Creators, Academics, Promotion, IT and Fundraising. Offering such a wide scope of positions, our volunteers have a range of opportunities to contribute and showcase their different talents.

“When I was a tutor, I helped four GCSE students – two in biology and two in chemistry. I had one-to-one lessons with my students once every week.” – Beatrice, quoted from our newly-released promotion video detailing the behind-the-scenes of Polydemia.


We offer volunteering opportunities to A-level students who achieved top GCSE grades and want to encourage academic excellence by helping others in their learning. Polydemia has a rigorous training process and quality assurance policy that ensures that all our tutors are not only knowledgeable but also engaging and passionate teachers. All tutors undergo regular evaluations to ensure that their teaching skills are up to standards. Feedback is provided regularly to them in order to promote continuous improvement and provide the best revision help we can.


At the start of this academic year, around 100 of our volunteers participated in our first Orientation Camp, where we organised lots of team building activities and ice-breaking challenges such as Mafia and Black Magic. During the induction, we introduced the roles and responsibilities of each department. This helped volunteers decide on which positions to take on depending on their passions and strengths. Having spent an enjoyable day together, existing and new volunteers had chances to bond with each other to establish good communication in professional but friendly and supportive working relationships. The Board of Directors oversaw the event by sorting out logistics (e.g., organising the schedule, recruiting volunteers) and testing the feasibility of each game prior to the Ocamp.



To raise funds to cover the charity’s operational costs, the Fundraising Department organises charity bake sales at the College. This year, we successfully ran the tiramisu sale, the Valentine’s Day cupcake sale and the maid café themed pancake and waffle sale.

In our previous fundraising, we received positive responses from our audience and raised over £100 of revenue. Apart from raising money and extending our influence, our fundraising team better recognised the importance of event planning and teamwork.



Polydemia expanded from a small organisation to over a hundred volunteers in two years. Having provided over seven hundred tutoring hours and the production of more than a hundred revision videos, all available on our YouTube and Instagram, we are proud to see the difference we have made to the community.



Throughout the years, Polydemia has made many adaptations to improve the quality of our services as the number of volunteers and students has grown. A distinct leadership structure with divided departmental roles maximises productivity and efficiency, with each of our six departments being led by a member of the Board of Directors and all supervised by the Chair. Weekly meetings are held in each department to discuss new developments, implement new ideas and respond to feedback. The service management team has expanded greatly in response to the surge in volunteering applications and continues to perform robust quality checks in lessons to secure the confidence of our students in the educational services we provide. The video creators’ sector has made plans to diversify the style of revision videos we design by producing longer videos that walk viewers through exam-style questions, a style optimal for explaining complex concepts in greater depth.

As a popular charity among students in OIC, Polydemia provides volunteers with valuable experience to develop and reinforce a plethora of skills such as leadership, time management and communication. These skills will help our volunteers in their future endeavours at university and beyond and are an invaluable opportunity to start doing charity work early. By supplementing A-level courses with this valuable commitment, our volunteers’ student lives are enriched with a strong extra-curricular element, allowing them to become more well-rounded individuals. If you are interested in volunteering with us, we would be delighted to invite you to apply next year!

To learn more about Polydemia, please visit our website and our socials.

✍  Article by Gabriella, Stephanie and Michelle, Polydemia’s Committee Members
📄 Edited by Terence, Polydemia’s Committee Member





We are delighted to present to you a new visual identity for Oxford International College.

Since it was established in 2002, OIC has grown from a small, Oxford-based tutorial college to a global player in university admissions. We catapulted ourselves to prominence in 2019 when we secured our place as the UK’s No. 1 A-Level college – an accolade we still hold today – and our bespoke, three-pillared curriculum continues to enable our students to progress to some of the world’s top universities, breaking our own OxBridge admissions records year after year.

Joining the Nord Anglia Education family of schools has opened doors to a new, global network of opportunities for our students, which perfectly complements the innovation and quality in our teaching.

The strength and ambition of OIC reaches far beyond our academic Oxford location; our new visual identity represents our ability to stand on our own merit and is a celebration of the continued success of each and every one of our students, as well as the college itself. We are a beacon for education and we continue to set the standard for an exceptional learning experience; from our roots in Oxford to the world beyond.

We are PROUD to be OIC.



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