Applying to OxWaSP
Application deadlines for entry to OxWaSP in 2018-19 are Friday 17th November 2017, Friday 19th January 2018 and Friday 9th March 2018. Applications received by Friday 19th January 2018 are guaranteed consideration, whilst later applications before Friday 9th March 2018 will be considered on a case by case basis. Two rounds of interviews will be conducted in December 2017 and February 2018, the exact dates of which are to be announced.
The Ideal Student for OxWaSP
- You will normally have, or be expected to obtain, a First Class Honours degree or Masters degree in a subject that contains strong Mathematics training and have had significant exposure to Statistics or machine learning.
- You will already be planning to research in Statistics for high dimensional data analysis or for high dimensional modelling.
- You need further training in methodologies specific to the high-dimensional inference and associated programming; skills increasingly required to address the new data intensive complex environments faced by today’s statisticians.
- You are ambitious and want to work with renowned world experts in this field to become a future leader of statistical methodology and computation
How can I apply?
Your selection on to OxWaSP will be based on your academic excellence in mathematics together with either statistics or machine learning to date, the match of your stated interests with the training and supervision we provide, the letters of recommendation about your suitability for graduate research, and your performance at interview.
Should you make a successful application you will spend the first year at the University of Oxford before either continuing there or moving to the University of Warwick for the final three years. You should indicate your first choice university when submitting an application. Separate application forms should be used for the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford.
We strongly encourage joint applications to both institutes for those students with research interests aligned to supervisors at both Oxford and Warwick. When applying jointly we advise you to choose your first choice university based on the potential match of your research interests to those of the different supervisor pools offered by the two universities. Applying to both institutes will not adversely affect your chances of being offered a place at either.
Should you choose to apply, you need to include the following in your application:
- copies of your transcripts
- a personal statement detailing why you think you are suitable candidate for OxWaSP
- your CV
- contact details for two referees (Warwick) or three referees (Oxford)
Failure to include these documents is likely to lead to your application not being considered.
University of Warwick
To apply for one of the funded places at Warwick you will need to complete the University's online application form, selecting PhD Statistics: Oxford-Warwick Programme. Further guidance on how to apply to the University of Warwick can be found on the Graduate School website.
University of Oxford
Further guidance on how to apply to the University of Oxford can be found on its admissions page. If you decide to apply separately to both universities, please ensure you indicate on your application which of the two is your first choice university.
Note: Both universities seek to attract applicants of the highest quality and potential, regardless of background. The policy and procedure for admission of research students are informed by each university’s Equality Policy and its responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty.