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 usually 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 2020 during the 2021 UCAS cycle.

2021

Applicants

Offers

Success Rate %

A*A*A* or above6,7121,74125.9%
A*A*A2,96245515.4%
A*AA1,97920710.5%
AAA907738.0%
Below AAA (inc. A*A*B etc)2,299903.9%
Total14,8592,56617.3%

The data above is based on the best three A-levels (excluding General Studies) completed by candidates during 2020 and 2021.

Applicants with A-level grades below AAA may have achieved other qualifications before 2020.

A-level grades of accepted students who applied in 2020 during the 2021 UCAS cycle.

2021Number%
A*A*A* or above1,71569.2%
A*A*A44518.0%
A*AA1967.9%
AAA642.6%
Below AAA (inc. A*A*B etc)592.4%
Total2,479100.0%

The data above is based on the best three A-levels (excluding General Studies) completed by candidates during 2020 and 2021.

Applicants with A-level grades below AAA may have achieved other qualifications before 2020.

Qualification on which offers were made to students who applied in 2020 during the 2021 UCAS cycle.

Type of qualificationOffersFinal acceptances
A-level2,4842,398
International Baccalaureate258227
A-level/Pre-U combination201198
US APTs or SATs188119
Singaporean SIPCAL6049
Pre-U4646
Scottish (Advanced Highers or Highers)3838
Romanian Diploma de Bacaleaureat2010
Higher Education (Degree, Masters etc.)1614
French Baccalaureate (inc International Option)1312
Australian ATAR/UAI1212
Indian School Certificate1210
German Abitur107
Hong Kong DSE99
Irish Leaving Certificate98
Polish Matura86
A-level Other Combination76
Bulgarian Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie74
Italian Diploma76
Canadian School Diploma (eg OSSD)53
Other qualification (<5 offers)1918

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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