Map Oxbridge Applications. 14 – 16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR

Each year, we meet with potential Oxbridge Applicants from overseas for our International Private Consultations over Skype.

International Private Consultations, costing £395, can be booked during the week or over the weekend and last approximately 90 minutes. All of these consultations are run by one of our Oxbridge-graduate admissions experts who have first-hand knowledge of up-to-date Cambridge and Oxford University international requirements.

The consultation will begin with a mock test based on the Cambridge or Oxford university entrance requirements for international students and a mock interview specific to the applicant’s chosen subject. These mocks will help us establish the candidate’s academic strengths and the areas they need to improve upon, as well as providing a baseline for us to work from when feeding back to the applicant. Feedback provided by our admission experts helps candidates create a bespoke strategy and ensures they have all the information they need for each stage of the application process.

International Private Consultations with Oxbridge Applications are booked over the phone (+44 207 499 2394) or by emailing info@oxbridgeapplications.com.


Structure of a Consultation

An International Private Consultation is divided into three key sections:

1

SUBJECT SPECIFIC
MOCK TEST AND INTERVIEW

The candidate’s subject knowledge, communication skills and potential to study their chosen subject at Oxbridge is assessed in a one-to-one interview environment using mock interview questions from previous years. Students have the opportunity to sit a shorter, half-hour version of their chosen Oxbridge university admissions pre-test which is used to indicate their current strengths and how their results relate to a score on the full admissions paper.

2

Parent
consultation

Once the mock interview is completed, the student is asked to leave the session so the Oxbridge-graduate admissions tutor can discuss their performance with their family. This also provides an opportunity for parents and guardians to raise questions about any stage of the application process.

3

Evaluation &
next steps

Together with the tutor, family and student, we will work on developing a strategy that is intended to mature the student’s skills for each stage of the application, preparing them for their Oxford or Cambridge interview as an international student.

Students from the age of 14 and up are welcome to book an International Private Consultation; however, for applicants under 17, there is no mock paper to sit. For international students between 14-17, sessions are shorter, running for 60 minutes and the cost is reduced to £295.

The mock papers and mock interviews that make up the International Private Consultation are subject-specific and tailored to the candidate’s chosen area of study. Each of our HAT, BMAT, MAT, ENGAA and other Oxbridge mock admission pre-tests are created by Oxbridge University-graduate tutors and can be purchased separately on our website. Mini mock admission tests that are relevant to the applicant are used as part of the International Private Consultation to indicate how the candidate would perform on a full-length admissions test, as well as highlighting what areas should be improved before the admissions test season in October.


Types of Consultation

description

Available: Year round

Includes: A mock-interview and full feedback with strategy session.

Duration: 60 mins


Booking Info

All bookings are taken over the phone with a consultant.

PRICE
£295

description

Available: Year round

Includes: Mini mock admissions test, a mock-interview and full feedback with strategy session.

Duration: 90 mins


Booking Info

All bookings are taken over the phone with a consultant.

PRICE
£395

description

Available: Year round

Includes: Two mini mock admissions tests, a mock-interview and full feedback with strategy session.

Duration: 120 mins


Booking Info

All bookings are taken over the phone with a consultant.

PRICE
£495

Following the consultation, candidates may be invited to join our most bespoke and comprehensive programme of support, the International Premier Service.

MEET OUR SENIOR CONSULTANTS

Alicia Luba
Consultancy Director

BA Oxon, MA Kings College, London

Alicia holds a first-class degree in English Literature from St Hilda’s College Oxford and also an MA in Shakespeare from Kings College, London. She has been consulting with students, schools and parents for Oxbridge Applications since 2013, specialising in the Arts and Humanities subjects. She regularly takes on her own Premier Service students as well as conducting the initial Private Consultations in the London office or around the globe. Alicia travels to meet clients and schools in the United Arab Emirates, Italy, China, Nigeria and most recently, Oman.


Alison Bissell
Head of Oxbridge Applications

BA Oxon

Alison read Mathematics and Philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford. She began working with Oxbridge Applications as a tutor and has maintained this role alongside her other work since 2012. As a consultant with Oxbridge Applications, Alison has conducted hundreds of mock interviews and consultations with students both in the UK and around the globe, travelling to schools in the Middle East and Far East. She has also worked in corporate roles within government, before rejoining us in September 2017.



What does a Private Consultation at Oxbridge Applications involve?

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Common Areas Covered in a Private Consultation

When a student decides that they want to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, they immediately encounter a range of questions.

A Private Consultation is an opportunity to get expert, detailed answers based on our 18 years of research to questions like these:

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Which university should I apply to? How should I choose between Oxford and Cambridge?
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How do I compare to others in my position? Am I as good as other students applying?
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Which specific degree would suit me? How would different course choices affect my chances of success?
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What’s the difference between the colleges? Do I stand a better chance at some rather than others?
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How can I prepare myself properly for the interviews? What will I be asked – and why?
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How can I prepare for the TSA, ELAT, HAT, PAT, LNAT, Cambridge Law Test, BMAT exam, or any of the other admissions tests they might throw my way?

Availability

Private Consultations take place throughout the year and are most appropriate for students over the age of 15. We strongly encourage parents or guardians to be involved as well. We find family involvement tends to have a substantial and positive impact on the application. Please give us a call on +44 (0) 20 7499 2394 to discuss availability and book an appointment.


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Private Consultation Testimonials

We thought the consultation was super-helpful for us and we've spoken to a number of friends already - it's totally worth it. I couldn't have found a better place to land. You have my full endorsement.

PARENT FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, 2018

We were both impressed with… the guidance [you were] able to offer. Your organisation is highly professional and personal; no wonder you lead the market.

PARENT FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, 2018

Thank you also for all your brilliant help, it made the whole process far less daunting.

PARENT FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, 2018

I thought it was a most impressive session which [my son] got a lot from. Very much worth every penny. Thank you.

PARENT FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, 2017

Many thanks for your time on Saturday and for the detailed feedback. All of us found the session highly informative and useful. You provided invaluable information and advice to [my daughter] which I know she has already started to take on board.

PARENT FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, 2016

Thank you for all this information, we are finding it very helpful indeed . . . the consultation and swift feedback has been invaluable in seeing where [my son] is currently at and what he needs to focus on improving. He has a lot to do but it is great now to have a clear vision of what they will be looking for.

PARENT FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, 2015

I am delighted to have met you: you are indeed an inspiration to the youngsters whom you mentor . . . my experience with Oxbridge Applications has always been very good, and I'm confident that the coming year will be exactly the same.

PARENT FOLLOWING A CONSULTATION, 2014

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