Undergraduate admissions and outreach | University of Oxford

Are you applying for entry in 2020?  If so, don't forget to register for  the admissions test for your course. You must submit your UCAS form and register for any test before 6pm on 15 October.

Most Popular Questions 

How and when do I register for an admissions test?

You sit admissions tests in a registered test centre, which can be your own school or you can sit the test in an open test centre. Registration for candidates opens on 1 September. You are strongly advised to begin making arrangements as soon as possible.

For further details, including the registration deadline, please visit our tests page

I need extra time or access arrangements for my admissions test(s). How do I do this?

You must provide your test centre with details of any access arrangements you require, along with the evidence to support your request. Requests for modified question papers must be submitted by your centre as soon as possible

What do I do if I can't find a test centre?

If you can't find an open test centre on the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT) website here, you should contact CAAT for further advice as soon as possible, as they administer the tests on our behalf. 

I have a clash with my admissions test. What should I do?

The admissions test is a crucial part of the process and it's highly unlikely that you will be shortlisted without it. If you have another exam or test scheduled, you should let your test centre know as soon as possible so that they can request a Timetable Variation on your behalf. 

If you will be abroad at the time of the test, you may be able to sit the test in a test centre abroad. If you can't find as open test centre on the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT)  website here, you should contact CAAT as soon as possible for further advice. 

Can I visit Oxford University?

We have another University-wide open day on 20 September. If you cannot attend then and wish to come over the summer, you are welcome to make an independent visit. Other opportunities to attend events and find out more about studying at Oxford are listed in our events calendar. 

Do I have to book for the September open day?

There is a lot happening on our open day. Most events run on a drop-in basis but some colleges and departments run events that you need to book in advance. You can read about open days and also check our advice on planning your day.

What subjects should I take to A-level (or equivalent) and what grades do I need?

The exact subject requirements vary depending on the course you want to apply for. As a guide, you will need to achieve between AAA and A*A*A at A-level or an equivalent level qualification. Read our course pages to find out the specific requirements for each. Any specific subject requirements are listed on our individual course pages and in this summary table of entrance requirements. 

Are my GCSEs good enough for Oxford?

GCSEs will be taken into account when we consider your application but they are just one aspect that we look at. Tutors will also consider your achieved or predicted grades at A-level (or other equivalent qualifications), your personal statement, academic reference, and any written work or written tests required for your course. If your application is shortlisted, your performance at interview will also be taken in to account. Further information about how we consider GCSEs in context is available on our UK qualifications page.