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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
Registration deadline for the LNAT (for Law)5 October
Registration deadline for all other admissions tests15 October 
UCAS application deadline
15 October 
Date of admissions tests (except LNAT for Law)2 November

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 to which you applied (or wait until you are allocated a college if you made an open 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.

I made an open application, so which college is considering my application?

If you made an open application (in other words, you didn't specify a college on your UCAS form) then you will find out which college is considering your application during the week of 27 October 2017.

You will get an email from the University, and you will also be able to see the campus code on UCAS track.

How do I prepare for the admissions test(s)?

Please see our tests page and choose your subject to find links to sample papers and advice.

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.

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