Undergraduate admissions | University of Oxford

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

I have done much better than expected in my exams; can I apply or re-apply for entry this year?

We have no places available through UCAS Extra, Clearing, or Adjustment.

If you have achieved top grades at A-level, IB or other equivalent academic qualifications, you may wish to apply or 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.

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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