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Most Popular Questions 

When are the interviews?

The interviews take place in December. You can see the interview timetable, organised by course. Please keep these dates free. We provide advice about the interviews, including sample questions.

When will I hear if I am invited to interview?

Due to the number of applications that have to be considered, it is not possible to let candidates know whether they have been shortlisted for interview until the end of November or beginning of December. You will receive a letter or email indicating whether or not you have been invited to an interview. All interviews take place in early to mid- December. You can see the interview timetable for all subjects here. Further guidance about interviews can be found on the interviews section of our website.

When will I hear about my Admissions Test results? 

Further information about how to access BMAT, TSA, ELAT and LNAT results can be found on Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing’s website or on the test webpage

Although tutors will use any test results to help inform their shortlisting decisions, candidates who sat the CAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT, HAT and MAT do not routinely receive their results. After all decisions have been made in mid-January, results can be requested as part of our feedback process.

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.

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.