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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
Teachers' conferences21 June - 5 July 2016
University open days29 and 30 June 2016
University open day16 September 2016
UCAS application deadline15 October 2016

Most Popular Questions

Do I need to book to attend an Oxford open day?

The main University-wide open days for undergraduates will be held on Wednesday 29 June, Thursday 30 June and Friday 16 September. You do not need to book to attend on these days, though certain specific events may require booking. There are also other open days on other dates which may also require booking. For more information, and to sign up to receive updates by email, please see www.ox.ac.uk/opendays.

What A-level subjects should I choose?

Please see our course pages for specific requirements for your course, or refer to this summary table. Providing any subject requirements have been met, any other subjects at A-level (or equivalent) are acceptable for admissions purposes, with the exception of General Studies (and both General Studies and Critical Thinking for students applying to study Medicine or Biomedical Sciences).

We generally recommend that students take those subjects which they enjoy the most, and where they are most likely to achieve top grades. However, since all courses at Oxford University are highly academic, and require a great deal of independent study, you may wish to consider which subjects will best prepare you for studying here.

Do I need to take a test to apply to Oxford?

For most undergraduate courses at Oxford students are required to sit an admissions test as part of their application. For further details, sample papers and information on how to register, please see www.ox.ac.uk/tests.

What grades do I need to get in to Oxford?

Please see the requirements tab on our course pages, or refer to our information on international qualifications. Please note that it is too late to apply for entry to courses starting in 2016.

How will the proposed A-level reforms affect my application?

Where candidates are no longer able to take AS-levels the University's admissions process will continue to allow effective assessment of applications, including those from candidates taking linear A-levels. Read our FAQs on A-level reforms


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