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 application deadline
15 October 
Interview period (see specific information)3 to 15 December
Decisions for shortlisted candidates10 January 2018
Next University Open Days27, 28 June 2018

Most Popular Questions

Is it too late to apply?

Unfortunately it is now too late to make an application to Oxford for undergraduate courses starting in 2018.

The closing date for applications to courses starting in 2018 was 15 October 2017, and we cannot accept late applications.

The deadline for applying to most other UK universities is 15 January - please see the UCAS website for details: www.ucas.com.

I made a mistake on my UCAS form, what should I do?

To make changes to your UCAS form you need to contact the admissions office of the college considering your application.

You can only change factual information in your academic record: corrected or additional exam grades or test scores, or changes of exam board. You can’t change your personal statement or reference, or send any additional statements or references; and please don’t send any transcripts or certificates.

However, colleges are very understanding when personal circumstances change, and are happy for you to inform them. You can find contact details for your college’s admissions office at www.ox.ac.uk/ugcolls.

When are the interviews?

The interviews take place in December - for more information check the interview timetable, which is organised by course. Please keep these dates free. General advice about the interviews, including sample questions, is available on our interview page.

When will I hear if I have an interview?

If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an email or letter in late November or early December inviting you to an interview . You should hear at least a week before the published start-date of interviews in your subject. This can feel very late, but it takes time for tutors to carefully review each application, and for the tests and written work to be marked.

There is specific guidance for international students about attending interviews.

What happens if I am not invited to interview?

Unfortunately if you are not invited for an interview this means that your application has not been successful.

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