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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 2017 during the 2018 UCAS cycle.

2018

Applicants

Offers

Success Rate %

A*A*A* or above

2647

1044

39.4%

A*A*A

2387

624

26.1%

A*AA

2400

471

19.6%

AAA

1265

177

14.0%

Below AAA (inc. A*A*B etc)

4243

364

8.6%

Total

12942

2680

20.7%

The data above is based on the best three A-levels (excluding General Studies) completed by candidates during 2017 and 2018.

Applicants with A-level grades below AAA may have achieved other qualifications before 2017.

A-level grades of accepted students who applied in 2017 during the 2018 UCAS cycle.

2018Number%
A*A*A* or above102144.1%
A*A*A60025.9%
A*AA43218.6%
AAA1436.2%
Below AAA (inc. A*A*B etc)1215.2%
Total2317100%

The data above is based on the best three A-levels (excluding General Studies) completed by candidates during 2017 and 2018.

Applicants with A-level grades below AAA may have achieved other qualifications before 2017.

Qualification on which offers were made to students who applied in 2017 during the 2018 UCAS cycle.

Type of qualificationOffersFinal acceptances
A-level26102239
International Baccalaureate320275
A-level/Pre-U combination265238
US APTs or SATs130101
Singaporean SIPCAL6551
Scottish (Advanced Highers or Highers)3736
Romanian Diploma de Bacaleaureat3634
Higher Education (Degree, Masters etc)3225
Pre-U3230
German Abitur2424
Polish Matura2019
French Baccalaureate (inc International Option)1614
Bulgarian Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie149
Italian Diploma1312
Australian ATAR/UAI127
Hungarian Matura/Erettsegi1010
Indian School Certificate109
LMH Foundation Year109
Irish Leaving Certificate99
European Baccalaureate88
Hong Kong DSE87
Dutch VWO66
Canadian School Diploma (eg OSSD)54
Other qualification (<5 offers)2220

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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