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Undergraduate admissions

Oxford University is world-famous for academic excellence. We pick the best and brightest students purely on their academic merit and passion for their chosen course. If that sounds like you, and you like to think for yourself, Oxford could be the right university for you.

Key Dates
Sutton Trust Teacher Summer School  5 - 6 July 2016
University open day15 September

Most Popular Questions

Have you just received your IB results?

If you have met all the conditions of your offer, congratulations! Your place is assured. If you have not met all the conditions of your offer (for example if you have not achieved the required grades) your college will make a final decision regarding your offer once all A-level results have been confirmed on 17 August 2017. Please contact your college if you require any further information (see college pages for contact details).

I have done much better than expected in my IB/other school exams; will you reconsider my application?

Please note that the University does not participate in UCAS Clearing, Extra or Adjustment. All undergraduate applications must be made by 15 October of the year before a course begins, and there are no further places available after this time. We routinely make more offers than there are places available, to ensure that all places are filled. Further information about places available at other institutions can be found on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com.

If you have achieved top grades at IB or other equivalent academic qualifications, you may wish to re-apply to Oxford University for entry next year by following our application guide. However, please remember that even excellent results will not guarantee you a place. If you are holding an offer from another university, you may wish to focus on your studies there.

When can I visit Oxford University?

Our next University-wide open day is on Friday 15 September, 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 a place for 2018?

UCAS Apply opens in early September and you can submit your application after that, but you can start work on your personal statement any time. The final deadline for submitting your UCAS application is 18:00, UK time, on Sunday 15 October. Don’t forget to register to take the relevant admissions test.

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