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International qualifications

In order to take up the offer of a place to study here, all applicants must meet the qualification requirements of their course. Many students who apply to Oxford are taking A-levels but we also accept a whole range of other equivalent UK and international qualifications. If you are an international student wanting to apply to Oxford, you need to have achieved - or be expected to achieve - one of the qualifications listed below. There are also specific subject requirements for some courses, particularly in the sciences, so please check the requirements for your course.

We have recently reviewed our US offer requirements (see under USA below). 

What to do if your qualification is not listed

If your qualification is not listed as being accepted, then you will need to undertake further study if you wish to apply. You can take any of the qualifications which are listed as acceptable on this page as well as our accepted UK qualifications

If you cannot see your country on this list then this means the school-leaving qualifications from your country do not currently meet Oxford’s admissions requirements. We continuously review the qualifications we accept so please contact us and we will be able to advise you on the process. You should be aware that this process can take up to a year.

Mature students' qualifications, second degrees, transfers and recognition of prior learning/assessment

Mature students’ qualifications

We are aware that students, particularly mature students, may hold qualifications which are no longer available or where grading systems have changed. These qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis by the college considering your application.

Applying as a graduate for a second undergraduate degree

Please refer to our Second Undergraduate Degree webpage. You may be able to apply for Senior Status which would mean you can start directly in the second year of the degree.

Applying to transfer whilst on an undergraduate course at another university

Oxford University does not accept transfer students. If you wish to follow an undergraduate course here, then you would need to start the course from the beginning. However, this option is not available if you want to study Medicine

Applying to start the first year of an Oxford undergraduate course whilst at another university

If you are currently studying at a university (either in the UK or internationally) and are thinking of applying to Oxford to start the first year of an undergraduate course, please note that normally we will only consider such applications in exceptional circumstances. You should also make very clear in your application why you do not wish to continue on your current course.  

If you do decide to apply whilst at another university and you do not have Level 3 qualifications (A-Level or equivalent) at the grades required for the standard offer for the course you are interested in applying for, you will need to demonstrate how your subsequent study has prepared you for studying at Oxford, including any evidence of your performance on your current course, as well as a reference from your current tutor or equivalent. 

Please note that it is obligatory to declare on your UCAS form whether you are currently studying at another higher education institution, and that failure to do so could incur penalties. 

 

International cross-border qualifications

International Baccalaureate

A total score of 38, 39 or 40 points (depending on the course) including core points, with 6s and 7s in subjects taken at the Higher level. Please see the individual course pages for details.

IB Maths 

IB students can choose from:

  • Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL)
  • Applications and Interpretation (SL or HL)

All Oxford courses that state that they require Mathematics will accept both courses at HL, apart from Chemistry, which will require applicants to have taken either of the courses at Higher Level, or the Analysis and Approaches course at SL, depending on what other subjects they are taking. Please see the Chemistry course page for further information.

If courses state that they recommend Mathematics, either course will be acceptable.

IB Career-related Programme

The University does not accept the IB Career-related Programme. 

European Baccalaureate

An average of 85% or above, with scores of between 8 and 9 in subjects specified at A-level or equivalent. See your course page or our admission requirements table for further information about specified subjects.

International A-levels

International A-levels (offered by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Pearson Edexcel and Oxford AQA) are recognised as equivalent to UK GCE A-levels on a grade-for-grade basis.

MOOCs

The University does not accept MOOCs as qualifications on which to base an application, as the majority of MOOCs are not accredited. However, MOOCs can be used as part of a candidate’s wider learning and discussed in their personal statement, if relevant to the proposed course of study.

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Afghanistan

Not acceptedBaccalauria / Baccalaureate Certificate

Albania

Not acceptedCertificate of Maturity / Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Algeria

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Angola

Not acceptedHabilitação Literárias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Anguilla

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I 

Antigua and Barbuda

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I

Argentina

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Armenia

Not accepted Himnakan Yndhanur Krtutyan Attestat (Certificate of Basic Education)

Australia   

Accepted

A position between 98.5 and 99.5 (depending on the course) of a maximum 99.95 in the Australia Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) and successful completion of one of the following qualifications:

  • ACT Year 12 Certificate
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
Accepted

Senior Certificate from Queensland with an overall position (OP) in band 1.

Not acceptedSteiner School qualifications
Not acceptedAustralian TAFE Certificate IV

Austria

AcceptedReifeprüfungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis with scores of 1 (sehr gut) in the majority of subjects taken.

Azerbaijan

Not acceptedSecondary school leaving certificate
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Bahamas

Not acceptedBahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)

Bahrain

Not acceptedTawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 

Bangladesh

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Barbados

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I

Belgium

AcceptedAbschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts or Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van secundair onderwijs. Where grades are available, we would expect at least 8/10 (if used), 17/20 (Flemish-speaking community ), 80% (German- and French-speaking communities) or Grande distinction (French-speaking community).

Belarus

Not acceptedDiploma of Specialised Secondary Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)

Belize

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I

Bermuda

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I

Bolivia

Not acceptedDiploma de Bachiller Científico-Humanístico (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

AcceptedMatura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an average overall score of 5, including 5 in any subject required by the course you are applying for

Botswana

Not acceptedBotswana General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination

Brazil

Not acceptedCertificado de Ensino Medio
Not acceptedUniversity entrance examination (Vestibular, ENEM, PAS)

Brunei

AcceptedBrunei-Cambridge A-level with grades of AAA

Bulgaria

AcceptedDiploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie with overall scores of 5.75. Subject specific scores up to 6 may also be required

Burundi

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications
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Cameroon

AcceptedCameroon GCE A-level with grades of AAA

Canada

We understand that many Canadian students may take the International Baccalaureate, or tests (SATs and APs) from the American education system alongside their Canadian qualifications. Any of these qualifications may be sufficient to make a competitive application to Oxford, but please note that candidates do need to state all their qualifications (test scores) when they complete their UCAS application.

Where subject choices are available, candidates are encouraged to select subjects related to the proposed degree of study at Oxford. 

AcceptedAll Canadian Provincial Secondary School qualifications, with the following grades:
AlbertaGeneral High School Diploma with five Grade 12 (Level 30) courses, with a final average of 85%.
British Columbia

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses, each passed at 85%.

Manitoba

High School Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 (Level 300) courses within four subject areas, each passed at 85%.

New Brunswick

High School Graduation Diploma with five grade 12 courses, each passed at 85%.

Newfoundland and Labrador

High School Graduation Diploma with five University Preparatory Grade 12 Courses, each passed at 85%.

Northwest Territories

General High School Diploma with five Grade 12 courses, each passed at 85%.

Nova Scotia

High School Completion Certificate with five Level 4 and 5 Courses, each passed at 85%.

Nunavut

Grade 12 Diploma, with five Grade 12 courses, with a final average of 85%.

Ontario

Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 courses, to include no more than two 4M courses, each passed at 85%. Students are encouraged to choose U course options in the subjects relevant to the degree of study.

Prince Edward Island

High School Graduation Diploma with five acceptable Grade 12 courses, each passed at 85%.

Québec

The Collège d'Enseignement Général et Professionnel Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales (CEGEP DEC) with a final average of 85%.

Saskatchewan

Completion Grade 12 Standing / Division IV Standing with five acceptable Grade 12 courses, each passed at 85%.

Yukon

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with five Grade 12 courses, each passed at grade A.

Caribbean

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I

Cayman Islands

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I

Chile

Not acceptedLicencia de Educación Media

China

Not acceptedSenior High School Diploma
Not accepted'GaoKao' Chinese University Entrance Examination

Colombia

Not acceptedBachillerato
Not acceptedDiploma de Bachillér 

Congo

Not acceptedBaccalauréat

Costa Rica

Not acceptedBachillerato

Croatia

Accepted

For courses requiring A*AA and above:
Matura with the Maturalna Svjedodzba (matriculation certificate), with an average overall score of 5, including 5 in at least four subjects, including any subject required by the course you are applying for.

For courses requiring AAA:
Matura with the Maturalna Svjedodzba (matriculation certificate), with an average overall score of 5, including 5 in at least three subjects, including any subject required by the course you are applying for.

All courses should be taken at Advanced Level.

Cyprus

AcceptedApolytirion with an average of 19 out of 20 points and A*A* to AA at A-level, depending on the course

Czech Republic

AcceptedMaturitni Zkouška / Maturita with scores of 1 (výborný) in the majority of subjects taken
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Denmark

AcceptedDanish Studentereksamen (STX, HHX or HTX) or HF with an overall average score of 11 (using the new 7 step grade scale). Scores of 12 may be required in relevant Level A subjects.

Dominican Republic

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Dubai

Not acceptedTawjihiyah (General and Religious or Vocational)
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Ecuador

Not acceptedBachillerato

Egypt

Not acceptedThanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate)

Estonia

AcceptedGümnaasiumi Iõputunnistus, including the Riigieksam with an overall average score of 90%, with scores of 5 in 5 relevant individual subjects

Ethiopia

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications
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Faroe Islands

AcceptedStudentsprógv with an overall average score of 11 (using the new 7 step grade scale). Scores of 12 may be required in relevant Level A subjects.

Fiji

Not acceptedFiji School Leaving Certificate

Finland

Accepted

Successful completion of the Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamensbetyg with at least four subjects.

No individual subject score should be below eximia cum laude approbatur (excellent) and at least two subjects are at laudatur (outstanding), including any subjects required by the course you are applying for. 

Students are required to achieve the grades required to attain their qualification in a single sitting, unless there is a compelling reason why this is not possible.

France

Accepted

For courses requiring A*A*A:
Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of at least 16.5. Students taking the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat should achieve an overall score of at least 15. In both cases, any subjects required by the course you are applying for should be chosen as specialised subjects, achieved with at least 15 if a Grade A is required, and at least 16 if Grade A* is required.

For courses requiring A*AA:
Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of at least 16. Students taking the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat should achieve an overall score of at least 14. In both cases, any subjects required by the course you are applying for should be chosen as specialised subjects, achieved with at least 15 if a Grade A is required, and at least 16 if Grade A* is required.

For courses requiring AAA:
Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of at least 15. Students taking the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat should achieve an overall score of at least 14. In both cases, any subjects required by the course you are applying for should be chosen as specialised subjects, achieved with at least 15 if a Grade A is required.

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Gambia

Not acceptedWest African Senior School Certificate Examination

Georgia

Not acceptedSashualo Skolis Atestati

Germany

Accepted

Abitur, with the following grades:

For courses requiring A*A*A:

  • Abitur with an overall grade of 1.1.
  • Any subjects which are essential or recommended at A-level should be studied at Leistungskurse, if available (not applicable to candidates with qualifications from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg).
  • For A* equivalent, a grade of 14 is required; for grade A equivalent, 13 is required. 

 For courses requiring A*AA:

  • Abitur with an overall grade of 1.2.
  • Any subjects which are essential or recommended at A-level should be studied at Leistungskurse, if available (not applicable to candidates with qualifications from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg).
  • For A* equivalent, a grade of 14 is required; for grade A equivalent, 13 is required.                                                               

For courses requiring AAA:

  • Abitur with an overall grade of 1.3.
  • Any subjects which are essential or recommended at A-level should be studied at Leistungskurse, if available (not applicable to candidates with qualifications from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), and achieved with at least a mark of 13.  

Ghana

Not acceptedWest African Senior School Certificate Examination
Not acceptedGhana HND

Greece

Accepted

For courses requiring A*A*A:

  • Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio with an overall grade of 19 or above, plus Panhellenic exams with at least three subjects at 19 or above; these must include any subjects required by the course you are applying to.

Plus

  • Two A-Levels with grades at A*A*
  • Applicants for science courses should have taken the science stream for their Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio and Panhellenic examinations, and any required subjects should also have been taken at A-Level. 

 For courses requiring A*AA:

  • Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio with an overall grade of 19 or above, plus Panhellenic exams with at least three subjects at 18 or above; these must include any subjects required by the course you are applying to.

Plus

  • Two A-Levels with grades at A*A
  • Applicants for science courses should have taken the science stream for their Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio and Panhellenic examinations, and any required subjects should also have been taken at A-Level.                                                        

For courses requiring AAA:

  • Apolytirion Geniko Lykeio with an overall grade of 18 or above, plus Panhellenic exams with at least three subjects at 18 or above; these must include any subjects required by the course you are applying to.

Plus

  • Two A-Levels with grades at AA, which must include any subjects required by the course you are applying to. 

Guatemala

Not acceptedBachillerato
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Honduras

Not acceptedBachillerato

Hong Kong   

Accepted

HKDSE with grade 5s in three elective subjects, taken from either Category A or Category C. Students taking one of the Mathematics extension papers (Calculus and Statistics or Algebra and Calculus) may count the extension paper as one of their electives. However, applicants for Mathematics are required to achieve 5* in the compulsory paper, 5 in one of the extended papers, and 5 in another subject

AcceptedAssociate degrees from Hong Kong, with a result of 3.8 or better

Hungary

Accepted

Erettsegi/Matura.

You need to take five subjects and achieve a score of five in at least four subjects. Where there is a required subject for the degree course you would be expected to take the Higher (emelt szintu) examination in this subject.

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Iceland

AcceptedStúdentspróf (from Gymnasium) with an average of 8.5 overall, and 9 in any subject or subjects required by your chosen course. 

India

Accepted

Year XII qualification, studied with either the CBSE (All-India SSC) or CISCE (ISC) boards, with the following grades:

For courses requiring A*A*A:

For the CBSE board, we are aware that students will not know their grades at the point when they are applying. As an indication, therefore, we will be looking for marks of 91 or above for A1 and 81 to 90 for A2.

• For CBSE board: Grades A1 A1 A1 A1 A2, with grade A1 in any subjects relevant to the course applied for.
• For CISCE board: Overall grade of at least 90%, with 95% or above in four subjects (including any relevant to the course applied for) and 85% or above in the fifth subject. 

For courses requiring A*AA:

For the CBSE board, we are aware that students will not know their grades at the point when they are applying. As an indication, therefore, we will be looking for marks of 91 or above for A1 and 81 to 90 for A2.

• For CBSE board: Grades A1 A1 A1 A2 A2, with grade A1 in any subjects relevant to the course applied for. 
• For CISCE board: Overall grade of 90% or more, with grades of at least 95% or above in three subjects (including any relevant to the course applied for) and 85% or above in the other two subjects.

For courses requiring AAA:

For the CBSE board, we are aware that students will not know their grades at the point when they are applying. As an indication, therefore, we will be looking for marks of 91 or above for A1 and 81 to 90 for A2.

• For CBSE board: Grades A1 A1 A2 A2 A2, with grade A1 in any subjects relevant to the course applied for.
• For CISCE board: Overall grade of 90% or more, with grades of at least 95% or above in two subjects (including any relevant to the course applied for) and 85% or above in the other three subjects. 

Not acceptedState board examinations

Indonesia

Not acceptedIjazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas / Madrasah Aliyah (MSA/MA)

Iran

Not acceptedHigh School Diploma

Iraq

Not acceptedIraqi Certificate of Preparatory Education / Sixth Form Baccalauréat

Ireland

Accepted

Irish Leaving Certificate:

  • For courses with an A-level entrance requirement of AAA: H2H2H2H2H2H2 at Higher level.
  • For courses with an A-level entrance requirement of A*AA: H1H1H2H2H2H2 at Higher level.
  • For courses with an A-level entrance requirement of A*A*A: H1H1H1H1H2H2 at Higher level.

Israel

AcceptedBagrut with 90%, with at least three subjects at level 5

Italy

AcceptedDiploma Di Esame Di Stato with an overall score of 95% and may also require particular grades in specific subjects
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Jamaica

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I

Japan

Not acceptedKotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Jordan

Not acceptedTawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
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Kazakhstan

Not acceptedAttestat/Svidetel' stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)

Kenya

Not acceptedKenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Kosovo

AcceptedMaturski ispit / Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi (Secondary School Leaving Diploma) with an overall score of 5.

Kuwait

Not acceptedShahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate)

Kyrgyzstan

Not acceptedCertificate of Completed Secondary Education
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Latvia

Not acceptedAtestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību

Lebanon

Not acceptedBaccalauréat General

Lesotho

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Libya

Not acceptedLibyan Secondary Education Certificate

Liechtenstein

AcceptedMatura, with scores of 6 in the majority of subjects

Lithuania

AcceptedBrandos Atestatas with an overall average of 9, with scores of 9 in the majority of 6 subjects taken, at least 3 of which must be assessed by state-level examinations from a Gymnasium or Secondary School.

Luxembourg

AcceptedA pass in the Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires with an overall score of 50 out of 60.
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Macedonia

AcceptedMaturski ispit / Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi (Secondary School Leaving Diploma) with an overall score of 5

Malawi

Not acceptedMalawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) 

Malaysia

Accepted

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) with AAA

Not acceptedSijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education) 
Not acceptedUnified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Maldives

AcceptedUCLES A-levels with AAA

Malta

AcceptedAdvanced Matriculation with A grades in the A-level subjects taken

Mauritius

AcceptedCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate with AAA

Mexico

Not acceptedBachillerato General

Moldova

Not acceptedDiplomă de Bacalaureat

Monaco

Accepted

For courses requiring A*A*A:
Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of at least 16.5. Students taking the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat should achieve an overall score of at least 15. In both cases, any subjects required by the course you are applying for should be chosen as specialised subjects, achieved with at least 15 if a Grade A is required, and at least 16 if Grade A* is required.

For courses requiring A*AA:
Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of at least 16. Students taking the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat should achieve an overall score of at least 14. In both cases, any subjects required by the course you are applying for should be chosen as specialised subjects, achieved with at least 15 if a Grade A is required, and at least 16 if Grade A* is required.

For courses requiring AAA:
Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of at least 15. Students taking the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat should achieve an overall score of at least 14. In both cases, any subjects required by the course you are applying for should be chosen as specialised subjects, achieved with at least 15 if a Grade A is required.

Montenegro

AcceptedMaturski ispit / Diploma o završenoj srednjoj školi (Secondary School Leaving Diploma) with an overall score of 5.

Mongolia

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Morocco 

Not acceptedMoroccan Baccalauréat

Mozambique

Not acceptedCertificado de Habilitações Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Myanmar

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications
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Namibia

AcceptedCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate with grades of AAA.

Nepal

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

The Netherlands

Accepted

For courses requiring A*A*A:

Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with an overall grade of 8.0 or more (judicum cum laude), with a grade 9 in at least one subject, and a grade 8 or above in all of the specialised subjects (both compulsory and optional) for your subject stream.

  • Applicants for all courses should ensure that they have taken any individual subjects required or recommended by their course.
  • Applicants for the following science courses should have taken the Science and Technology stream: Chemistry, Engineering Science, Mathematics and Joint Schools.

For courses requiring A*AA:

Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with an overall grade of 8 or more (judicum cum laude), with a grade 8 or above in all of the specialised subjects (both compulsory and optional) for your subject stream.

  • Applicants for all courses should ensure that they have taken any individual subjects required or recommended by their course.
  • Applicants for the following science courses should have taken the Science and Technology stream: Computer Science, Materials Science, Physics.
  • Applicants for Biology should take the Science and Health stream.
  • For all other science courses, candidates should take either the Science and Technology or Science and Health stream.

For courses requiring AAA:

Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with an overall grade of 8 or more (judicum cum laude), including grade 8 in any subjects required by the course you are applying to.

New Zealand

AcceptedUniversity Entrance Certificate with National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) at Level 3 endorsed with Excellence. 
Considered on a case by case basisNew Zealand Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE). You are encouraged to include a link to your qualification in your application and outline how it has prepared you for study at Oxford.

Nigeria

Not acceptedWest African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
Not acceptedSenior School Certificate Education (SSCE)

Norway

Accepted

Vitnemål fra den Videregående opplæring with the following grades:

For courses requiring A*A*A at A-Level:

Average of 5.2 for Common Core subjects (excluding PE), including 6.0 in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Common Core subjects)
plus
6.0 in two Specialised Programme subjects
Students should ensure they have taken the Natural Sciences and Mathematics specialised programme.

For courses requiring A*AA at A-Level:

Average of 5.2 for Common Core subjects (excluding PE), including 6.0 in at least one subject. This should be Mathematics (Common Core) if that subject is required for the course you are applying for
plus
5.0 and 6.0 in two Specialised Programme subjects
Students applying for courses in the MPLS division should ensure they have taken the Natural Sciences and Mathematics specialised programme.

For courses requiring AAA:

Average of 5.0 for Common Core subjects (excluding PE)
plus
5.0 in two Specialised Programme subjects
It is recommended that students take the Languages, Social Sciences and Economics specialised programme.

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Oman

Not acceptedThanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
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Pakistan

Not acceptedHigher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSC)

Palestine

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Papua New Guinea

Not acceptedHigher School Certificate from Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Peru

Not acceptedCertificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa

Philippines

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Poland

AcceptedPolish Matura with an overall average of 80% and:
i) For courses requiring AAA at A-level, three relevant subjects at extended level with scores in the eighth stanine or higher;
ii) For courses requiring A*AA at A-level, three relevant subjects at extended level, with scores in the ninth stanine in one subject, and in the eighth stanine or above in the other two subjects;
iii) For courses requiring A*A*A at A-level, three relevant subjects at extended level, with scores in the ninth stanine in two subjects, and in the eight stanine or higher in the third.

Portugal

AcceptedDiploma de Ensino Secundário/Certificado with a score of 18 out of 20
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Qatar

Not acceptedThanawaya Aa'ma Qatari (Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate)
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Romania

AcceptedDiploma De Bacalaureat with an overall grade of 9 and:
i) For courses requiring AAA at A-level, two relevant subjects (specified by the course) at grade 9;
ii) For courses requiring A*AA at A-level, one relevant subject (specified by the course) at grade 9.5;
iii) For courses requiring A*A*A at A-level, two relevant subjects (specified by the course) at grade 9.5 and a further subject at grade 9.

Russian Federation

Not acceptedAttestat o Srednam Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)

Rwanda

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications
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Saudi Arabia

Not acceptedTawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate/GSEC)

Senegal

Not acceptedBaccalauréat Technique

Serbia

AcceptedMatura/Secondary School Leaving Diploma, with a score of 5 in the majority of subjects

Sierra Leone

Not acceptedSchool leaving qualifications

Singapore

AcceptedSingapore A-levels with three A grades at H2
Accepted NUS High Diploma

Slovakia

AcceptedSlovakian Maturitńa Skúška/Maturita with v'yborn'y (excellent) in the majority of subjects.

Slovenia

AcceptedMatura with scores of 5 in the majority of subjects.

South Africa

Not acceptedSouth African Senior Certificate (with Matriculation endorsement) and IEB curriculum

South Korea

Not acceptedIlbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma)

Spain

Accepted

Título de Bachiller, with the following grades:

For courses requiring A*A*A:

  • Overall attainment of 9.0, including 10,10,9 in at least three subjects, including any subjects required for the course you are applying for.
  • Applicants for science courses should have taken the sciences stream, and ensure that they have taken any individual subjects required by their course.

For courses requiring A*AA:

  • Overall attainment of 9.0, including 10,9,9 in at least two subjects, including any subjects required for the course you are applying for.
  • Applicants for science courses should have taken the sciences stream, and ensure that they have taken any individual subjects required by their course.

For courses requiring AAA:

  • Overall attainment of 9.0, including 9.0 in at least two subjects, including any subjects required for the course you are applying for.

Sri Lanka

AcceptedSri Lanka Advanced Level with AAA

Sudan

Not acceptedSudan School Certificate (SSC)

Sweden

Accepted

Gymnasieexamen / Högskoleförberedande examen (Higher education preparatory diploma), with the following grades:

For courses requiring A*A*A at A-Level:

2500 points with overall average score of 19.25 or above on either the Natural Science or Technology Programme, with grade A (20.00) in the following:

  • Gymnasiegemensamma ämnen: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Programgemensamma ämnen: Mathematics 4, plus at least two of the following:
    • Chemistry 2 (compulsory if applying for Chemistry)
    • Physics 3 (compulsory if applying for Engineering),
    • Biology 2

 

For courses requiring A*AA at A-Level:

2500 points with overall average score of 19.00 or above on a Programme related to your choice of course at Oxford, with Grade A (20.00) in the following:

  • Gymnasiegemensamma ämnen: Mathematics
  • Programgemensamma ämnen: Mathematics 4, plus at least two of the following if applying for a science course:
    • Biology 2 (compulsory if applying for Biology)
    • Chemistry 2 (compulsory if applying for Biochemistry and Medicine)
    • Physics 3 (compulsory if applying for Materials Science)
  • If applying for Earth Sciences, you should achieve Grade A in either Chemistry 2 or Physics 3
  • If applying for Economics and Management you should achieve Grade A in Mathematics 4 plus two other courses at the highest level available in your study programme

For courses requiring AAA:

2500 points with overall score of 18.00 or above on a Programme related to your choice of course at Oxford, with Grade A (20.00) in the following:

  • Three or more gymnasiegemensamma ämnen (related to the course you are applying to, and in the highest available level)
  • Two programgemensamma ämnen either from the study programme you are taking or as an optional subject, at the highest level available, including any subjects required by the course you are applying to. 

 

Not acceptedQualifications awarded by the Folk High Schools (Folkhögskolor)

Switzerland 

Accepted

One of the following federally-recognised Matura certificates:

  • Schweizerische Eidgenössenschaft
  • Confédération Suisse
  • Confederazione Svizzera (Swiss Confederation)
  • Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
  • Certificat de maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confederation
  • Attestato di maturità cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione 

With the following grades, depending on the course applied for:

For courses requiring A*A*A:

  • Overall average of 5.3, with grade 5.25 in both specialised and complementary subjects, which should be subjects required by, or related to, the course you are applying for (please see the requirements tab on your course page).

For courses requiring A*AA:

  • Overall average of 5.2, with grade 5 or above in both specialised and complementary subjects, which should be subjects required by, or related to, the course you are applying for (please see the requirements tab on your course page).                                                                  

For courses requiring AAA:

  • Overall average of 5.1, with grade 5 in both specialised and complementary subjects, which should be subjects required by, or related to, the course you are applying for (please see the requirements tab on your course page).                                                       

Syria

Not acceptedAl Shahada Al Thanawiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
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Taiwan

Not acceptedSenior High School Leaving Certificate 
Not acceptedSenior High School Diploma

Tanzania

AcceptedCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with three A grades
AcceptedEast African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) with three A grades

Thailand

Not acceptedMathayom Suksa 6 (M6)

Trinidad and Tobago

AcceptedCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with three subjects at the two-unit level, all at grade I 

Tunisia

AcceptedBaccalauréat with 16 out of 20.

Turkey

Not acceptedAll school leaving certificates including  Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) and Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma)
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UAE

Not acceptedTawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate/GSEC)

Uganda

AcceptedUganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with AAA

Ukraine

Not acceptedAtestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu

Uruguay

Not acceptedTitulo de Bachillerato Diversificado

USA   

Accepted for 2021 applications

2021 is the last year SAT Subject Tests will be accepted.

For candidates applying in 2021 with discontinued SAT subject tests we will accept:

  • three or more SAT subject tests (with a score of 700 or better in each) in appropriate subjects for your course, provided you also achieve our published requirements in the ACT or SAT.
  • a mixture of SAT subject tests and APs (taken as well as the ACT or SAT) will also be accepted, provided they are in different subjects.   

Candidates will still need to meet the revised scores needed for the tiered offers (see below), in common with everyone else applying in October 2021.

Accepted

For courses requiring A*A*A:

Either Four APs at grade 5 (including any subjects required for the course you are applying to)

OR

Three APs at grade 5 (including any subjects required for the course you are applying to) plus

plus a score of 33 or above in the ACT or 1480 or above (out of 1600) in the SAT. We do not require the optional essay for either the ACT or the SAT.

Please note that Calculus AB and Calculus BC cannot be counted as two separate subjects for the purposes of meeting your offer, whether taken as separate tests or by receiving the AB sub-score when taking Calculus BC. Similarly, candidates taking either AP Physics C course cannot count AP Physics 1 as a separate subject for the purposes of meeting an offer.

For courses requiring A*AA:

Either Four APs at grade 5 (including any subjects required for the course you are applying to)

OR

Three APs at grade 5 (including any subjects required for the course you are applying to) plus a score of 32 or above in the ACT or 1470 or above (out of 1600) in the SAT. We do not require the optional essay for either the ACT or the SAT.

Please note that Calculus AB and Calculus BC cannot be counted as two separate subjects for the purposes of meeting your offer, whether taken as separate tests or by receiving the AB sub-score when taking Calculus BC. Similarly, candidates taking either AP Physics C course cannot count AP Physics 1 as a separate subject for the purposes of meeting an offer.

For courses requiring AAA:

Either Four APs at grade 5 (including any subjects required for the course you are applying to)

OR

Three APs at grade 5 (including any subjects required for the course you are applying to) plus

plus a score of 31 or above in the ACT or 1460 or above (out of 1600) in the SAT. We do not require the optional essay for either the ACT or the SAT.

Please note that Calculus AB and Calculus BC cannot be counted as two separate subjects for the purposes of meeting your offer, whether taken as separate tests or by receiving the AB sub-score when taking Calculus BC. Similarly, candidates taking either AP Physics C course cannot count AP Physics 1 as a separate subject for the purposes of meeting an offer.

Superscoring

Please note that to meet the requirements of an offer to the University, your SAT Total Score for the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing, and SAT Math sections must be from the same session; we will not consider scores from multiple sessions ('superscoring').  This also applies to scores for the ACT, so we will only consider the ‘Highest Full Battery’ score, and not the ACT Superscore.

Candidates are asked to enter all their scores for any tests taken when they complete their UCAS application, showing the relevant dates for each. This gives tutors a complete picture of a candidate's academic record, rather than just the ‘superscore’ of best results for the different sections of any test taken on multiple occasions.

Candidates are also asked to include any pending test scores on the UCAS application: that is, details of any test they intend to take up until the end of Senior Year. Again, this is to give tutors a complete picture of the candidates’ academic record, including studies which are still in progress.

Associate degrees

We do not accept associate degrees.

 

 

Uzbekistan

Not acceptedAttestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
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Venezuela

Not acceptedTitulo de Bachiller

Vietnam

Not acceptedTot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) 
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Yemen

Not acceptedAl Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)
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Zambia

Not acceptedZambia School Certificate

Zimbabwe

AcceptedCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with three A grades
AcceptedEast African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) with three A grades
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