Open Days

University of Oxford Open Days 2019: Wednesday 3rd July, Thursday 4th July and Friday 20th September

Open Day 2017 (photo: Rob Judges)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. 

The day includes: 

  • Tours of the College all day (10.00am-4.30pm)
  • Open Day 2015 (photo: Rob Judges)Talks by subject tutors about specific courses
  • Current students available to chat to you about their experiences of studying here 

In addition, all other colleges and departments will be open. An Open Day is an excellent opportunity to see the entire University and city. 

We invite you to join us at the next Open Day, and we look forward to meeting you. There is no need to book: just turn up on the day. Take a look at this video about Balliol, too, and see our undergraduate prospectus. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Open Day 2015 (photo: Rob Judges)Here is the timetable for the Open Day on Friday 14 September 2018

Oriental Studies: please note that the main part of open days for Oriental Studies takes place at the Oriental Institute or the China Centre/Centre for Jewish Studies. See the details here.


On Open Days the Balliol Buttery will be open, selling drinks and snacks. 

Disabled access

We regret that some parts of Balliol’s ancient site do not have disabled access. If you have specific access requirements and wish to attend one of the subject talks, please get in touch with us in advance for further advice.


We regret that we are not able to accommodate visitors at Balliol for Open Days.

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, Holywell Manor (our graduate centre) will be closed. If you are a prospective graduate student keen to hear more about Balliol, or to visit us, we recommend you contact the Graduate Admissions Officer, Dr Stacey McGowen, to arrange an appointment on a different date.