Regulations for Senior Student Status

  • 1. The following may be admitted to the status and privileges of a Senior Student, subject to the decision of the Education Committee of Council in any case of doubt or difficulty:

    • (1) persons who have obtained a degree at another university after having pursued a course of study extending over three years of full-time study, or its equivalent on a part-time basis;

    • (2) persons who, having been a student at a university in a European country, have successfully completed a course of study on a full-time, or equivalent part-time, basis deemed to be equivalent to that of an undergraduate degree qualification;

    • (3) persons who have obtained a degree at another university and have also been selected to come to Oxford by some body recognized for the purposes of this regulation by the University;

    • (4) persons who, though not eligible under paragraphs (1) or (2) or (3) above, have satisfied the Education Committee of Council that they are well-qualified to be admitted as Senior Students.

  • 2. The status and privileges of Senior Students shall be as follows:

    • (1) The term in which they are matriculated shall be reckoned, for the purposes of any provisions respecting the standing of members of the University, as the fourth term from their matriculation.

    • (2) They shall not be required to pass the First Public Examination as a condition for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or of Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Computer Science or Earth Sciences or Engineering or Mathematics or Mathematics and Computer Science or Computer Science and Philosophy or Mathematics and Philosophy or Mathematics and Physics (after transfer to that Honour School for their Part C examination from the Master of Mathematics in Mathematics, the Master of Physics in Physics, or the Master of Physics and Philosophy in Physics and Philosophy following their Part B examinations) or Physics or Physics and Philosophy, or the Preliminary Examination in Fine Art as a condition for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Art, as the case may be.

    • (3) They shall be entitled to supplicate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, or of Bachelor of Fine Art, or of Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Computer Science or Computer Science and Philosophy or Earth Sciences or Engineering or Mathematics or Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics and Philosophy or Mathematics and Physics (after transfer to that Honour School for their Part C examination from the Master of Mathematics in Mathematics, the Master of Physics in Physics, or the Master of Physics and Philosophy in Physics and Philosophy following their Part B examinations) or Physics or Physics and Philosophy, as the case may be, if they have kept statutory residence, as defined in the relevant regulations, for six terms in the case of courses of study lasting three years, or nine terms in the case of courses of study lasting four years, and have obtained a place, or have been declared to have deserved Honours under the Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations, in the Results List of an Honour School of the Second Public Examination or the Final Examination in Fine Art, or they are entitled under the relevant regulations to supplicate for one of those degrees as if they had obtained Honours in such an examination.

  • 3. Any persons who desire to become Senior Students under the provisions of these regulations shall send their applications, through an officer of a college, society, or Permanent Private Hall or another institution designated by Council by regulation as being permitted to present candidates for matriculation, to the Registrar and shall at the same time produce all necessary certificates and information in support of their applications.