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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
UCAS applications open for entry in 20186 September
Registration deadline for the LNAT (for Law)5 October
Registration deadline for all other admissions tests15 October 
UCAS application deadline
15 October 

Most Popular Questions

Does Oxford accept A-levels taken in my native language?

Some students choose their native language, or a language they have spoken on a daily basis for other reasons (e.g. while living abroad) as a subject in their A-levels. Oxford accepts those A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) towards meeting our entrance and subject requirements.

When selecting students, tutors need to be sure that they will cope with the workload at Oxford. Broadly speaking, studying three A-levels (or equivalent) is considered a workload comparable to that of one year of degree study here. Therefore, it will help your application if you can clearly demonstrate your ability to manage this quantity of work to the high standard expected.

As well as tutorials and lectures, students are required to do a great deal of personal studying, reading and preparing essays or problem sheets. When choosing A-level subjects, we would encourage students to consider that Oxford's methods of teaching and learning are strongly academic. Students may therefore wish to consider which A-levels would best prepare them for this style of learning and demonstrate their academic ability.

Are my GCSE results good enough?

Higher grades at GCSE can help to make your application more competitive, and successful applicants typically have a high proportion of A and A* grades (7, 8 and 9). However, we do look at GCSE grades in context, alongside all the other information in your application. For more information please see our entrance requirements.

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.

How do I register for admissions tests for 2018 entry?

Please check our tests page for information on how to register.

Does it matter which subjects I study before applying

Many of our courses have specific subject requirements. These are listed on our individual course pages and in this summary table of subject requirements.


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