Qualifications

Most applicants for undergraduate courses at Oxford apply with A-levels, but we accept a range of qualifications. See entrance requirements and international qualifications.

If you are predicted top grades at A-level (excluding General Studies), or equivalent, you may be able to make a competitive application to Oxford. However Oxford only has around 3,300 places each year so even excellent grades will not guarantee you an offer.

Offers for Oxford places are between A*A*A and AAA at A-level, depending on the course. (See course pages.)

See a list of Oxford courses with conditional offers including at least one A*.

A-level grades of students who applied in 2019 during the 2020 UCAS cycle.

2020

Applicants

Offers

Success Rate %

A*A*A* or above5165166632.3%
A*A*A314458018.4%
A*AA240631913.3%
AAA114411410.0%
Below AAA (inc. A*A*B etc)26101525.8%
Total14469283119.6%

The data above is based on the best three A-levels (excluding General Studies) completed by candidates during 2019 and 2020.

Applicants with A-level grades below AAA may have achieved other qualifications before 2019.

A-level grades of accepted students who applied in 2019 during the 2020 UCAS cycle.

2020Number%
A*A*A* or above163259.8%
A*A*A55920.5%
A*AA30811.3%
AAA1114.1%
Below AAA (inc. A*A*B etc)1174.3%
Total2727100.0%

The data above is based on the best three A-levels (excluding General Studies) completed by candidates during 2019 and 2020.

Applicants with A-level grades below AAA may have achieved other qualifications before 2019.

Qualification on which offers were made to students who applied in 2019 during the 2020 UCAS cycle.

Type of qualificationOffersFinal acceptances
A-level27512650
International Baccalaureate307280
A-level/Pre-U combination254248
US APTs or SATs143100
Singaporean SIPCAL5238
Romanian Diploma de Bacaleaureat4538
Pre-U4242
Scottish (Advanced Highers or Highers)3835
Polish Matura2929
German Abitur2119
French Baccalaureate (inc International Option)1915
Australian ATAR/UAI1713
Bulgarian Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie1311
Higher Education (Degree, Masters etc.)139
LMH Foundation Year1111
Hong Kong DSE1010
Dutch VWO66
Hungarian Matura/Erettsegi66
A-level Other Combination55
European Baccaleaureate55
Indian School Certificate54
Irish Leaving Certificate55
Italian Diploma55
Spanish Bachillerato and PAU55
Other qualification (<5 offers)1612

Final acceptances refer to applicants who have completed the admissions process with a firm acceptance of a confirmed offer with no further conditions outstanding and would be anticipated to enrol at the relevant point of entry.

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