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Undergraduate admissions

Do you love to question and have an appetite for knowledge? Do you consistently achieve top grades in your class? Are you looking for an exceptional education in an environment which values individuals for who they are? Oxford might be the place for you.

Most Popular Questions

What subjects should I take to A-level (or equivalent)?

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.

What grades do I need to make a competitive application to Oxford?

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.

When can I visit Oxford University?

We run University-wide Open Days and many departments also run subject-specific open days. Other events are listed in our events calendar. If you cannot attend any of these events you may wish to make an independent visit.

When can I apply for 2019 entry?

UCAS applications for entry here in 2019 are now open and can be submitted from early September.  See Applying to Oxford for comprehensive information and advice on how to put in a competitive application.

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