Japan Office


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the senior officers of the University and how do you translate their titles into Japanese?

    Chancellor 名誉総長 – The Chancellor, who is usually an eminent public figure elected for life, serves as the titular head of the University, presiding over all major ceremonies. The current Chancellor is the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

    The Vice-Chancellor 総長 – The Vice-Chancellor holds office for seven years and is the senior officer of the University. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Louise Richardson.

    Pro-Vice-Chancellors 副総長 – Six Pro-Vice-Chancellors have specific responsibility for Development and External Affairs; Education; Gardens, Libraries and Museums; Personnel and Equality; Planning and Resources; and Research and Innovation. There are also up to ten Pro-Vice-Chancellors without portfolio who undertake a range of duties on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.

    The University of Oxford is made up of 38 independent and self-governing colleges which are related to the University in a federal system. The head of each college (学長)is called Master, President, Principal, Provost, Warden, Dean or Rector depending on the college.

  • When was the University of Oxford founded?

    The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096, and developed rapidly from 1167.

  • How do I apply to Oxford?

    Please refer to the Graduate Admissions or Undergraduate Admissions sections of the University’s website. These provide full information on courses offered and the application process. At the University of Oxford Japan Office we do not provide consultations to prospective students and you should refer to the Admissions office in Oxford.
    Once a year in Japan we organise a generic presentation on Graduate Studies at Oxford.
    Please check our website for details.

  • Are scholarships available?

    Please refer to the Fees, funding and scholarships search engine to find out more about scholarships offered at Oxford.

  • I work for a university and we would like to make a link with Oxford. What should we do?

    The International Strategy team has produced a pamphlet about opportunities for collaborating with Oxford. You can download it here

  • I work for the media and we would like to film in Oxford. What should I do?

    It depends on where in Oxford you would like to film. Please see the following two links for further information: