Oxford, an exceptionally fantastic university welcomes some of the brightest minds from across the world to study at the university every year. There is no quota or target for the international students that mean an entirely open competition for each place. For the year 2018, Oxford admission tutors have considered over 22,000 applications for around 3,200 places.
For undergraduate study, there is a single round of admissions each year and the UCAS deadline is 15th October. Oxford makes all offers for UG study by the middle of January each year. The university does not offer early admission or early decision.
UCAS Application for Oxford
1. Choose your course: Your first and foremost crucial step will be choice of course that you desire to study at Oxford. While making this important decision, you have to bear in mind
- The admission criteria: Oxford requires its applicants to meet the specific qualification requirements of the course. Academic requirement is A-levels or equivalent international qualifications. When making UCAS application, you will need to submit evidence of English Language proficiency that is IELTS overall 7.5 with 7.0 in each element for all the courses except for mathematics and computing science. You will require IELTS overall 7.0 with 6.5 in each element for these subjects.
- Make sure how much the course will cost and how long are the terms
- Check the college: Oxford is made up of more than 30 colleges. Check which college offers the course you are interested in. You will apply for one course only that you will study in-depth and there are no major or minor subjects. The degrees are specialised.
2. Admission Test: For most courses, applicants are required to take an admission test that allows Oxford to compare students using a single benchmark. Hence confirm which test you need to take and register yourself with a test centre. Get your test candidate entry number from the test centre as the proof of entry. The tests are taken a few weeks after UCAS deadline 15th October.
3. Write your personal statement and organise your academic reference
4. Submit UCAS from early September. The final deadline is 15th October.
As part of the application, many courses demand written work demonstrating the analytical, reasoning, language and writing skill appropriate for your chosen degree course. After considering your application, the college will get in touch and instruct you how and when (maybe by the end of November) to submit your written work. Keep a copy for your reference.
Tutors review applications and shortlist candidates for interview to be held usually in early to mid-December. Tutor assesses your academic abilities and academic potential through interview.
Decision whether your application has been successful or not will be told through UCAS Track in early January. This will be followed by direct communication from the concerned college. Offer can be made by a particular college or may be open. It can be conditional or unconditional.
Your place is assured only if your application meets all the requirements. You will be able to see your confirmation on UCAS Track.
In case of open or conditional offer, you will require to follow and check UCAS Track and need to follow the process direct by UCAS.
Remember, the competition for each place at Oxford is intense. Even excellent results may not guarantee the place. The university does not participate in UCAS clearing, extra or adjustment.
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