As a result of developments with coronavirus (Covid-19), and in line with Government guidance on social distancing, outreach events are not taking place as planned. This includes our University-wide Open Days which will now run as virtual open days. Our next virtual open day will be on 18 September and if you are interested in attending, we recommend that you register in advance. We remain strongly committed to providing opportunities for you to discover what it is like to study at Oxford and would also like to encourage you to sign up for our newsletter for prospective applicants. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay well and we hope to welcome you and your family on a visit to Oxford before too long. If you are holding an offer to begin studying here in the autumn, please see our guidance for offer holders.
Most Popular Questions
Where can I find the latest advice about coronavirus?
The most up-to-date information from the university can be found here.
What subjects should I take to A-level (or equivalent) and what grades do I need?
The exact subject requirements vary depending on the course you want to apply for. As a guide, you will need to achieve between AAA and A*A*A at A-level or an equivalent level qualification. Read our course pages to find out the specific requirements for each. Any specific subject requirements are listed on our individual course pages and in this summary table of entrance requirements.
Are my GCSEs good enough for Oxford?
GCSEs will be taken into account when we consider your application but they are just one aspect that we look at. Tutors will also consider your achieved or predicted grades at A-level (or other equivalent qualifications), your personal statement, academic reference, and any written work or written tests required for your course. If your application is shortlisted, your performance at interview will also be taken in to account. Further information about how we consider GCSEs in context is available on our UK qualifications page.
Am I eligible for a bursary?
If you are a UK or EU student from a lower-income household, beginning your course in 2020, you may be eligible to receive an annual non-repayable Oxford Bursary (up to £3,700) to help with living costs. The amount of bursary you get will depend on your household income. Further information can be found on the bursaries page of our website.