Most Popular Questions
When will I hear if I am invited to interview?
Due to the number of applications that have to be considered, it is not possible to let candidates know whether they have been shortlisted for interview until the end of November or beginning of December. You will receive a letter or email indicating whether or not you have been invited to an interview. All interviews take place in early to mid- December. You can see the interview timetable for all subjects here. Further guidance about interviews can be found on the interviews section of our website.
When will I receive my admissions test results?
Although tutors will use any test results to help inform their shortlisting decisions, candidates who sat the CAT, HAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT and PAT do not routinely receive their results. After all decisions have been made by mid-January, results can be requested as part of our feedback process.
What subjects should I take to A-level (or equivalent)?
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?
Our next University-wide Open Day will be in 2019 but you are welcome to make an independent visit. Other opportunities to attend events and find out more about studying at Oxford are listed in our events calendar.