UCAS application
Students working in the Medical Centre.
(Image credit: Rob Judges Photography / Oxford University Images).

UCAS application

If you want to study at Oxford, you need to apply a year before the start date of your course by completing the online application form at www.ucas.com. Applications open in early September, and the deadline is 6pm UK time on 15 October every year.

You will need to provide information about yourself, including a personal statement where you talk about your interest in the subject you’re applying for. There is also a place where a teacher or advisor needs to give you a reference. This is all submitted through an online form – no additional references, transcripts, or certificates are required or accepted.

Most people apply to Oxford before they have finished their final year of school or college. If this is the case for you, then your referee will need to provide you with predicted grades – where they say what they expect you to achieve in your A-levels (or equivalent qualifications).

You may also need to register for a test or send in written work, depending on which course you are applying for.

There is no separate Oxford application form, unless you are applying for:

Accelerated Medicine

If you have a science degree and are applying for the four-year Accelerated Medicine course, you must complete a supplementary application form, in addition to the UCAS application, to be submitted by 15 October.

Choral and Organ Awards

If you want to apply for a choral or organ award, you must complete an additional online application form by 1 September.

Links for 2016/17 entry application forms will be published by early summer 2015.