The College is open to visitors throughout the year. Prospective undergraduate applicants can also email us to request a guided tour with a member of staff, but this is subject to the availability of a member of staff and advance notice is required. To find out more about the college you can watch the virtual tour of Balliol below and you can find out more about studying at Balliol in our Meet the Tutors video, also below. See also our undergraduate admissions video.
University of Oxford Open Days
The next Oxford University Open Days will be held on 28 and 29 June and 15 September 2023. During the afternoon, our tutors will be providing talks or drop-in sessions for you to find out about different courses. You can see the timetable for the 2022 Balliol subject talks as an example. More information is available on the University website.
Open Days are the perfect opportunity for prospective undergraduate students to get a feel for Balliol and to meet our tutors and students. They are designed to give you information about the College and the wider University, helping you to make a choice of where to study and which course to choose.
At the Open Days Balliol undergraduates will be available to answer general questions about student life. The Undergraduate Tutor for Admissions will be available to answer general admissions questions. Subject tutors will be available for Q&A sessions.
You can find out more about the upcoming Open Days by signing up to the University Open Day Newsletter.
Prospective graduate students
All Open Day events, including subject talks, are focused on undergraduate admissions, not graduate study: there is no formal opportunity for prospective graduate students to meet tutors or discuss admissions. Whilst graduate students are welcome to attend to look around the College main site on Open Days, Holywell Manor (our graduate centre) will be closed. If you are a prospective graduate student there is comprehensive information on life at Balliol (including a virtual tour of Holywell Manor) available here and if you have any queries we recommend you contact the Graduate Administrator.