Guide for applicants | University of Oxford

Guide for applicants

To make sure we consider all applicants thoroughly and fairly, there are several stages to our admissions process. Each one is outlined below. It is important you understand your role in each of these stages and are aware of the deadlines. The admissions timeline provides an overview of the process.

Our UCAS application deadline is 15 October and earlier than most other universities. This is also the date by which you will need to have your test candidate entry number if your course requires you to sit an admissions test as part of the selection process. Check the admission requirements for your course before applying.

The admissions process for 2021 entry is expected to run to the usual timeline as outlined in the information in this section. If you are concerned about the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on your studies and/or application to study at the University, please visit our dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage which has all the latest updates and advice for prospective applicants.